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"Treemendous: Diary of a Not Yet Mighty Oak" by Bridget Heos

Age: 3-7 years

Told in the diary entries of an acorn, this picture book follows a young acorn and its long life as an oak tree, from being buried by a squirrel to towering over other trees. “Treemendous: Diary of a Not Yet Mighty Oak” (Crown) teaches the basic science of the forest through humor and playful illustrations. The story of the mighty oak reflects the landscape of Missouri and its neighbors.

A storyteller since childhood, Bridget Heos was inspired by the children in her life to become a writer of nonfiction and picture books for young readers. She lives in Kansas City.

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