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Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Maine author Maryann Cocca-Leffler in support of her new picture book, The Belonging Tree, published by Christy Ottaviano Books/ Henry Holt.

To recieve a copy of The Belonging Tree signed by the author and the illustrator, place your order with Print: A Bookstore. In the order comments during check-out, please include who you would like the book signed to. For any questions, reach out to or (207) 536-4778. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the interest of the safety of authors and staff, signatures and personalizations for books may be done on bookplates. If you would prefer a signed book and do not mind a delay before it is shipped, please let us know in the comments on your order. Thank you for your understanding! 

The Belonging Tree is a thoughtful picture book about respect, inclusion, and acceptance in a woodland community of animals from writer Maryann Cocca-Leffler and illustrator Kristine A. Lombardi. 

Life was ordinary in the big oak tree on Forest Lane. Squirrels lived in every part of the tree, and the Gray squirrel family inhabited the knot in the middle. But the neighborhood starts to change as the big oak tree welcomes families of chipmunks, beavers, and birds. And with each new arrival, the Grays become increasingly unhappy. Can't everything remain just as it was? 

It will take an unexpected moment of heroism from a thoughtful inhabitant to finally open hearts and bind together this diverse animal community. 

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the creator of many acclaimed books for young readers, including  JanineGrowing SeasonSame Way Ben and Bravery Soup. She lives in Maine with her family. 

Kristine A. Lombardi is the creator of Lovey Bunny, Mr. Biddles and The Grumpy Pets, which was an ILA Children's Choice Selection. Kristine lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey. 

The Belonging Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250305138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 18th, 2020