An encouraging and comprehensive illustrated nonfiction guide introducing children to the important topic of climate change with clear facts and positive solutions.“This clear introduction to the whats and whys of environmental degradation balances sad facts with examples of what can and is being done. A solid pick…for its positive approach and breadth.” —Kirkus Review
Filled with engaging big ideas that will inspire children to think about their role in keeping our world healthy, Our World Out of Balance details how humans have thrown the planet off-balance and ways we can work together to be part of the solution and create a healthier world.
Featuring brave scientists, young activists, and many groups working collectively to protect our future, Our World Out of Balance will leave readers feeling empowered and inspired.
Perfect for homeschooling and virtual and blended learning, each chapter pairs brightly colored illustrations with easily graspable scientific facts and statistics. The easy-to-follow “Before” and “After” segments help children understand complex topics like:
-Plastics and increased waste
The backmatter lists various citizen science initiatives that kids can take part in to help make a difference. Informational text includes a table of contents, diagrams, index, glossary, and select bibliography. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.
“This clear introduction to the what’s and why's of environmental degradation balances sad facts with examples of what can and is being done. A solid pick . . . for its positive approach and breadth.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This impressive introduction to climate change will stimulate budding ecologists.” —Publishers Weekly
“A great starting place to understand climate change and its effects.” —Booklist
“...An excellent reference book for helping children better understand specific aspects of climate change.” —National Center for Science Education
“Our World Out of Balance is a wonderful introduction...Unlike so many other books about climate change, it does not traffic in fear. Instead, it presents the facts and shows what young people can do to help build a cleaner, safer and more equitable future for the planet.” —Simon Donner, Professor, Climate Scientist, University of British Columbia
“Many of us are overwhelmed by climate change and not too sure of exactly what is happening to our Earth and why. Andrea Minglio and Laura Fanelli have given us a beautiful book that explains how many Earth systems work — from farms to coral reefs. These are pages readers of every age will want to linger over, marveling at the illustrations and savoring highly understandable explanations of what to do for nature and how. Our World out of Balance above all celebrates the amazing gift of life on Earth and will inspire actions to save it.” — Mary Ellen Hannibal, Stanford Media Fellow and author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction