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Katherine Applegate
Fewer & Friends, 2017
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Children

From Goodreads:
Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood.

You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

Wishtree is such a sweet story. It shows kids that they can make a difference in the world. Also, it captures what the spirit of a neighborhood should be and how we should treat other people. It’s full of good lessons, and I think that even reluctant readers will enjoy it.