★  “Lyrical and sweet… A beautiful tale that celebrates friendship, lovely words, and glorious nature.” School Library Journal starred review

POETREE by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds

Illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani

Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Young Readers

Available now!

(Exciting, right?) POETREE is on bookshelves everywhere. Why not order a copy today?

A Spring 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Selection

Signed and personalized copies are available from my local independent bookseller and favorite place, Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee…. 

Or you could order a copy from your own local independent bookstore through IndieBound…

There’s also Barnes & Noble…

As well as Amazon…

You could even mark it as “Want to Read” or leave a review on Goodreads.


A girl writes a poem to a tree, but is surprised when the tree writes back in this wondrous and warm picture book about friendship, nature, and the power of poetry.

The snow has melted, the buttercups are blooming, and Sylvia celebrates winter’s end by writing a poem. She ties her poem to a birch tree, hoping that it doesn’t count as littering if it makes the world more beautiful. But when she returns, a new poem is waiting for her. Could the tree really be writing back? Sylvia decides to test her theory, and so begins a heartwarming poetic correspondence…as well as an unexpected new friendship.

Lyrical and sweetly satisfying, Poetree is about finding beauty in the world around you, and new friends in unlikely places.