If you were asked to tell someone on the other side of the world about yourself, where would you start? Perhaps you'd mention your favorite hobbies, the pranks you play on your family, or what you want to be when you grow up. Would you include a selfie or a family photo? A cute snap of your puppy or that awesome shot of you playing your favorite sport? In this fascinating and fun collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what's unique about their lives - from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favorite sports and food. These personal portraits also reveal the many things children have in common, no matter where they're from. Discover what it's like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.
About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids-an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet-published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travelers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
Esther lives in Uganda and "want to be a pilot." In Barbados, Arjun attends "a special school for children with autism, like me." Yousef, a Syrian living in a Jordanian refugee camp, describes planting mint for tea. These are just a few of the children aged seven to 12 "on six continents and more than 70 countries" in Lonely Planet Kids's offering, created in partnership with War Child UK, a nonprofit supporting children in conflict zones. In scrapbooklike spreads, children describe their family, home, likes, and dislikes, mentioning different facets of their experience--including autism and using a wheelchair--and describing a variety of family structures. Though LGBTQ representation is a notable omission, the book largely succeeds in its mission to show "how much children have in common." Ages 6-8. (Sept.)Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.
K-Gr 3-The 84 children featured in this book show us how different and similar we all really are. Each child shares their favorite foods, sports, animals, and what it's like to grow up where they live. The book includes a forward, a page on how to use the book, a quiz, and an index. The index is also separated by country. Each child's page includes a map, flags, a globe to show their location, three words that they think describe themselves, and fast facts to help explain words, places or concepts that might not be familiar. VERDICT It might seem like a paper version of social media at first glance, but this book is incredibly fascinating to look through. Recommended for libraries where fast fact books like Guinness Book of World Records are highly popular.-Kristin Joy Anderson, Lewis University, Romeoville, ILCopyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.