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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Aug 2020
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

tagged: safety, values & virtues

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around them. The topics covered include poverty, homelessness, media awareness, tragedy, prejudice, bullying, internet safety, body image and environmentalism.

This ebook bundle includes the entire World Around Us series:
On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty
On the News: Our First Talk About Tragedy
On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice
On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety
Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies
On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment

"A cheery and buoyant introduction to timely and imperative topics for young readers." —School Library Journal
“The text is informative and manages to treat weighty issues seriously without being too scary.” —Booklist

“The Q-and-A format works to bring in different topics...Accessible and informative.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Authors

Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, professor and parent. She earned her PhD at age twenty-six, became one of the youngest associate professors at the University of Victoria at thirty-two and shortly after became the associate dean of the Faculty of Education. During this time Dr. Roberts built one of Victoria, British Columbia's most successful child-psychology practices. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts has had her work published in the New York Times and the Toronto Sun, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Global News, and has been interviewed by The Tyee and the CBC. Her bestselling Just Enough series of children's books was released in 2016 to international acclaim. In early 2017 Dr. Roberts co-founded FamilySparks to offer families a supportive, resource-rich community to help them navigate our increasingly complicated world.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. She starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. Jane lives in the UK with her family.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
6 to 8
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8

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