It's hard to believe that you could change the world, but it's true! We'll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet and show how you're never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas, and much more.
101 Small Ways to Change the World is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.
Ideas for Caring for Others include: Talk to a new kid in class; Start an after-school club; Donate clothes and food. Ideas for Caring for the Planet include: Say "no" to plastic; Buy local food and drink; Plant a tree. Ideas for Caring for Yourself include: Love yourself and stand tall; Disconnect and get outside; Spend more time with family.
Gr 4-6--While there are no real surprises here--all the usual ways of helping others, helping the planet, and helping ourselves--every change is to the point, well highlighted and practical. The book is divided into three sections: "Caring for Others," "Caring for the Planet," and "Caring for Yourself." Subtopics include helping friends, pets, and contributing to the community. The section on the planet highlights recycling, reducing, reusing, and how to get involved. Taking care of yourself includes kindness, self-confidence, and healthy habits. The key to this book is not unusual ideas or concepts but simple, realistic actions as well as why each change is important. Andrus avoids making the text preachy or didactic. There are many opportunities for social and emotional learning embedded within these topics. This title is particularly kid friendly, with lots of drawings and illustrations, checklists mounted on "clipboards," and "Post-It notes" to encourage young readers to browse and recognize simple actions and activities that require few materials and not much time. A special focus is placed on lowering consumption and thereby lessening pollution. VERDICT Purchase for larger collections.--Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York CityCopyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.