101 Small Ways to Change the World (Lonely Planet Kids)

by Lonely Planet Kids (Author)

101 Small Ways to Change the World (Lonely Planet Kids)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

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. 

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School Library Journal

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 City

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lonely Planet Kids
Emma Carlson Berne writes juvenile, middle grade and YA fiction and non-fiction for both educational and trade publishers. She has worked on projects with Disney/Lucasfilm Press, American Girl Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Sterling Publishing, Capstone, Rosen, and Alloy Entertainment, among others. Emma lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is the writer-in-residence for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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Guided Reading Level
Lonely Planet
Publication date
October 20, 2018
Lonely Planet Kids
BISAC categories
JNF037020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
JNF053000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | General
JNF065000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Recycling & Green Living
Library of Congress categories
Conduct of life
Environmental protection
Self-actualization (Psychology) in children

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