The World Is Waiting For You by Barbara Kerley
  

The World Is Waiting For You

Written by Barbara Kerley
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Synopsis

The World Is Waiting For You by Barbara Kerley

What do you want to be when you grow up? is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility-so simple and so profound. Jumping in puddles can inspire scuba diving. Dirty hands can lead to dinosaur bones! Backyard star-gazing inspires future astronauts. Perfectly selected photos make the connections compelling and the future real for kids, then rich back matter brings the message home with inspirational quotes from the real-life adventurers pictured in the images. Grown-ups won't be able to resist sharing this inspirational message with kids, and kids won't be able to resist the invitation to let their imaginations run wild. A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world's wonders and glories. -Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW

Reviews

Named 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the Children's Book CouncilAn NPR Best Books of 2013 Selection A stirring invitation to leap, dive, soar, plunge and thrill to the natural world's wonders and glories. -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW Kerley pairs lean prose with exquisite photographs (many from National Geographic's archives) in this exuberant celebration of the boundless possibilities life holds for children. -Publisher's Weekly, STARRED REVIEW This gorgeous, inspirational title urges readers forward. --Library Journal Each photograph is striking, and the text is simple and inviting. --Library Media Connection, Highly Recommended Barbara Kerley presents the natural world to children in this beautifully orchestrated book, which marries really good advice...with vividly realized photography. -Maria Alpert, children's librarian, via NPR The World is Waiting for You is a beautiful book to spark your little explorer's curiosity and imagination. Kids will love the awesome photography and get excited about life's big adventures. -WeeSpring

About the Author

BARBARA KERLEY is the author of National Geographic's A Cool Drink of Water, which received a starred review from School Library Journal and was named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the NSTA/CBC, and You and Me Together, which was named an ALA Notable Book. Her third book for National Geographic, A Little Peace, was called powerful by School Library Journal and stunningly beautiful, by the Boston Globe. It was named to the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book List and a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2008. She has written Walt Whitman: Words for America, One World, One Day, What to Do About Alice?, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. The author lives in McKinleyville, California.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Barbara Kerley
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Publisher

National Geographic Kids

Publication date

12th March 2013

ISBN

9781426311147


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