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

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

"The World Around Us" series

by Dr. Jillian Roberts
  • from-british-columbia
  • inquiry
  • nonfiction
  • science

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the timely 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 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 that 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.


Dr. Jillian Roberts, author

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 the most successful child-psychology practices in Victoria, British Columbia. 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 and has been interviewed by The Tyee and the CBC. 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.

Jane Heinrichs , illustrator

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.

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Orca Book Publishers

email: rights@orcabook.com

website: http://www.orcabook.com/

rights available: World

Additional Information

age range: 6 - 9

number of pages: 32

publication date: 03/03/2020

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: complete manuscript

Additional Materials: Book Excerpt