On Our Nature Walk Read-Along

  • Illustrated By: Jane Heinrichs
    Read by: Kirstie Hudson
    Foreword by: Bob McDonald
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: The World Around Us
  • Themes:environment, pollution, green living, nature, sustainability
  • Available:03/03/2020
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:AD970L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:P
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A gentle introduction to the important topic of the environment.

Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

“The Q-and-A format works to bring in different topics...Accessible and informative.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“The text is informative and manages to treat weighty issues seriously without being too scary.”
– Booklist
“A useful resource to spark conversations...Encourages collaboration and innovation. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Provides readers with a broad perspective of our natural world and how we relate to it daily…Added illustrations are drawn in a realistic style that engages the reader.”
– School Library Connection
“To young people who are trying to help the world, she covers a lot of ground and does it well.”
– Kiss the Book blog
“Accessible and inspiring, this is a worthwhile introduction to an essential topic.”
– School Library Journal

“Clearly written text, photographs, drawings, and fact boxes all provide information for young readers… questions posed in the text not only provide discussion points but also suggest possibilities for activities and projects.”

– Canadian Teacher Magazine