On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk about Our Impact on the Environment

Jillian Roberts (Author) Jane Heinrichs (Illustrator)
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This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children 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. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
10.2 X 0.5 X 8.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, professor and parent. 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 HuffPost and Global News. Her bestselling Just Enough series of children's books was released in 2015 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. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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.
Bob McDonald is the author of An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space. He has been the host of CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks since 1992, is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network, and science correspondent for CBC TV's The National. Bob lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


"A useful resource to spark conversations...Encourages collaboration and innovation. Highly Recommended."--CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Accessible and inspiring, this is a worthwhile introduction to an essential topic."--School Library Journal
"The Q-and-A format works to bring in different topics...Accessible and informative."--Kirkus Reviews
"To young people who are trying to help the world, she covers a lot of ground and does it well."--Kiss the Book blog
"The text is informative and manages to treat weighty issues seriously without being too scary."--Booklist
"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