The Copper Tree

The Books

The Copper Tree Class is a series of books following the lives of a small group of children and the lives of those around them. The creators, Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley, have addressed critical topics and themes that affect small children, such as bereavement, and interwoven those strands into accessible and charming picturebooks.

The Copper Tree

When Olivia's teacher, Miss Evans, dies, the children at her school are encouraged to think of everything that reminds them of her.

The book is written with touching sensitivity and sprinkled with light hearted moments. ‘The Copper Tree’ is about love and legacy and will help children understand that while sadness is an inevitable part of grief, death is not necessarily the end... for what is left behind can be everlasting.

Book cover of The Copper Tree by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

Christmas Surprise

The elderly residents at Pine Tree Lodge are missing Bonnie, a retired guide dog, who is recovering at the vets. But when the Copper Tree Class are asked to go and cheer them up for Christmas they discover a wealth of surprises awaits them too.

Book cover of Christmas Surprise - by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

Help A Hamster

We all had a big surprise when Henry, our class hamster, had four babies.  Alfie Tate was adopted when he was little so he became the hamster monitor because  Henry was finding it difficult to care for them.  Find out how we all helped Alfie to find new homes for the baby hamsters and what happened to the smallest, Alfonzo.

Help A Hamster, a book by Hilary Robinson with illustrations by Mandy Stanley

Blue Barn Farm

The children visit an urban farm to dig up vegetables which they then donate to foodbanks - and Alfie Tate sets about to solve the mystery of the 'blackberry burglar'!

Tom's Sunflower

The children of the Copper Tree Class, together with travelling children, Skye and Amber, rally round to cheer up Hana when they find out her parents have split up.

Displacement, blame and self worth are fundamental issues contained within a story which, above all, helps readers understand a child's rights to be heard.

Tom's Sunflower, by Hilary Robinson with illustrations by Mandy Stanley