In the spirit of Earth Day, new books about our relationship with nature for kids and adults.
The End of the Wild (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) by Nicole Helget is a thoughtful novel for middle-grade readers about the impact of fracking on one young girl's family.
The Songs of Trees: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors (Viking) by David George Haskell is a scientist's fascinating look at the complex biological networks that trees — and humanity — share.
Touch the Earth (Sky Pony Press) by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis, illustrated by Smiljana Coh, is a children's picture book about an airplane flight that reveals the interconnections of the planet we share.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor