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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 child psychologist, author, professor at the University of Victoria and mother of three children. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts is a regular contributor to HuffPost, Global News and CBC. She is the author of two bestselling and award-winning series of children’s books: the Just Enough series explains topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3–6, while the World Around Us series introduces kids ages 5–8 to issues like poverty and online safety. Calm is Dr. Roberts’s debut board book. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. Her art can be seen in the World Around Us nonfiction series and the Princess Angelica series in the Orca Echoes line of early chapter books. 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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