Tu B'Shevat Resources

The 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, known as Tu b'Shevatis the New Year for Trees.  

We humans can also celebrate along with the trees. After all, the Torah says, "Man is a tree of the field." We are nurtured by deep roots, as far back as Abraham and Sarah; we reach upwards to the heavens while standing firmly on the ground; and when we do all this right, we produce fruits that benefit the world—namely our good deeds.

Suggested Reading

Title Author                                   
Pre-School, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades   
Happy birthday, Tree!:  a Tu B'shevat story Rosenberg, Madelyn
It's Tu B'Shevat Zolkower, Edie Stoltz
Netta and Her Plant Gellman, Ellie B.
Sammy Spider's first Tu B'Shevat Rouss, Sylvia A.
Thank You, Trees!   Karwoski, Gail Langer
Clap and Count!  Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year  Jules, Jacqueline
Dear Tree Saroff, Phyllis
The Littlest Tree Rouss, Sylvia
Margaret & H.A. Rey's Curious George Plants a Tree Perez, Monica
The Never-Ending Greeness Waldman, Neil
Pearl Plants a Tree Zalben, Jane Breskin
The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree Gibbons, Gail
A Tree Full of Mitzvos Rosenbeld, Dina Herman
A Tree is a Plant Bulla, Clyde Robert
A Tree is Nice Udry, Janice May
The Tree of Here Potok, Chaim
   
Aleph and Bet Classes
Grandpa and me on Tu B'Shevat Gold-Vukson, Marji
A Seder for Tu B'Shevat Appelman, Harlene Winnick
Solomon and the Trees Biers-Ariel, Matt
Are Trees Alive? Miller, Debbie S.
From Seed to Plant Gibbons, Gail
The Great Kapok Tree:  a tale of the Amazon rain forest  Cherry, Lynne
Thank You, God!: A Jewish Child's Book of Prayers Groner, Judyth
Our Tree named Steve Zweibel, Alan
Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too) return! Kimmelman, Leslie
The Tale of the Tall Tree in the Forest on the Hill Esther Adler
   
Gimel, Daled, and Hay Classes
Behold the Trees Alexander, Sue
Listen to the Trees:  Jews and the earth Illustrated by Roy Doty
   
Adult Books
Celebrating the Jewish Year:  The winter holidays; Hanukkah, Tu B'shevat, Purim Steinberg, Paul
The Jewish Holiday Home Companion Mandelkern, Nicolas D.
A Person is Like a Tree:  A sourcebook for Tu B'Shevat Buxbaum, Yitzhak
Trees, Earth, and Torah:  A Tu B'Shevat anthology Edited by Ari Elon
   
DVDs  
Grandpa's Trees Steklov, Telma
Shalom Sesame:  Grover Plants a Tree  

 

 

 

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