Children's books

Balloon Trees (Let’s celebrate with free books!)


Balloons do come from trees…rubber trees! Have you ever wondered how balloons are made? This rhyming story follows the wide variety of steps involved in the balloon process, starting with the tapping of the rubber trees, to the ship that carries the liquid rubber to the factory, to the manufacturing process… all so you can have balloons at your birthday party.

Did I just say birthday party? What a coincidence, it just so happens that Balloon Trees is having it’s 5th birthday today and to celebrate, I’m giving away two copies to one lucky winner (one each in English and Spanish).  Just leave a comment below and the winner will be randomly selected from the comments on April 15, 2018. U.S. entries only please.

Contest update 4/16/18:  Congratulations to contest winner M.Ripin who will be receiving two copies of Balloon Trees!   


What People are Saying About Balloon Trees

“Beautiful, fun, and informative – A complete success!” -Library School Journal

“Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals.”  -Kirkus

“This book is highly recommended as a teaching aid and for the home and school libraries.” -CLC Reviews

“A small bird acts as a silent guide, inviting the reader to follow its path through the process of balloon production.” -Science Books and Film

A Look Inside the Book

BalloonTrees AD tapping spread

BalloonTrees swirl spread

BalloonTrees AD dip

Watch the Book Trailer


Activity Guides to Further the Picture Book Fun!

For Creative Minds Activities

Book Quiz

Math Quiz

Reading Quiz

Themed Crafts


Add Balloon Trees to Your Playlist



Barnes & Noble

Balloon Trees
by Danna Smith
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein
Published by Arbordale 2013

Ages 4-8
ISBN 978-1-60718-6120 English
ISBN 978-1-60718-7073 Spanish
ASIN: B00CJ0UPZY (E-book)



6 thoughts on “Balloon Trees (Let’s celebrate with free books!)

  1. Loving your blog posts! Always a good idea for story time and crafts. Will be getting your books for our children’s room.


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