Balloon Trees (English and Spanish)

Balloon Tre

Balloon Trees
by Danna Smith
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
Arbordale Publishing
Ages 4-8
ISBN 978-1-60718-6120 English
ISBN 978-1-60718-7073 Spanish (listen to an audio excerpt in Spanish)

eBooks available here in: English, Spanish, Indonesian, and Japanese.

Balloons really do come from trees — rubber trees!

Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. You’ll be surprised to discover what a balloon started out as and how it becomes the bright, air-filled decoration that you enjoy today. Florida Authors & Publishers Association – Presidents Book Award Gold Winner.

Includes 4 pages of learning activities in the back of the book plus online quizzes (see teachers guides).  Aligned to standards by CORE, NGSS, State and Grade. 

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“For the inquisitive child, Author Danna Smith has hit on a curiosity quenching literary treat.”


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This amazing 40 page activity guide is chock full of learning fun. From math cards, color pages, vocabulary games, compare and contrast, comprehension and writing prompts, to making your own rubber! And don’t miss the four pages of Creative Mind Activities at the back of the book!

Awards and Honors

  • Florida Authors & Publishers Association – Presidents Book Award Gold Winner
  • Finalist in the Florida Reading Associations Book Award
  • Selected in the Alaska Association of School Librarians Battle of the Books
  • 2014 New Books for Missouri Students Selection

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