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The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference (Self-Help for Kids Series) Paperback – January 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0915793822 ISBN-10: 0915793822

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Editorial Reviews

Review

A gold mine for kids who want to make a difference.” —NEA Today



Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library


Endorsed by Youth Service America


“It was a delight to read a book that exemplified its message both in the content and in the book publishing practices.”—The Green Mama



“An outstanding choice.” —School Library Journal



 “Indispensable for students and their teachers. The quality and breadth of service ideas are remarkable.” —The Children’s Book Council



 “A good, not-too-preachy idea book for kids with a social conscience.”—USA Today



Notable Children's Trade Books—The Children's Book Council

About the Author

Barbara A. Lewis is a national award—winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering 10 national awards, including two President's Environmental Youth Awards, the Arbor Day Award, the Renew America Award, and Pledge and a Promise Environmental Award. They have also been recognized in the Congressional Record three times.

Barbara has been featured in/on many national newspapers, magazines, and news programs, including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, and CNN. She has also written many articles and short stories for national magazines. Her books for Free Spirit Publishing—What Do You Stand For? A Kid's Guide to Building Character, The Kid's Guide to Social Action, Kids with Courage, and The Kid's Guide to Service Projects—have won Parenting's Reading Magic Award and been named "Best of the Best for Children" by the American Library Association, among other honors.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Self-Help for Kids Series
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915793822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915793822
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,146,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Barbara A. Lewis is a national award-winning author and educator who teaches kids how to think and solve real problems. Her students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, initiated the cleanup of hazardous waste, improved sidewalks, planted thousands of trees, and fought crime. They instigated and pushed through several state laws and an amendment to a national law, garnering 10 national awards, including two President's Environmental Youth Awards, the Arbor Day Award, the Renew America Award, and Pledge and a Promise Environmental Award. They have also been recognized in the Congressional Record three times.

Barbara has been featured in/on many national newspapers, magazines, and news programs, including Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, CBS This Morning, CBS World News, and CNN. She has also written many articles and short stories for national magazines. Her books for Free Spirit Publishing--"What Do You Stand For? For Kids," "What Do You Stand For? For Teens," "The Kid's Guide to Social Action," "Kids with Courage," "The Kid's Guide to Service Projects," "The Teen Guide to Global Action," and "The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids"--have won Parenting's Reading Magic Award and been named "Best of the Best for Children" by the American Library Association, among other honors.

Barbara has lived in Indiana, New Jersey, Switzerland, Belgium, Utah, and Poland. She and her husband, Larry, currently reside in Park City, Utah. They have four children, five perfect grandchildren, and a forest of shy deer, a bold moose, busy squirrels, and feathered friends.


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We need more books like this one.
Heather from Miami
The project ideas seem to relate well to the interest of kids and many can be done by the kids themselves.
johncyn70
This is a quick and easy to read book, equally valuable for parents, teachers and kids.
Rebecca Henderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent resource for anyone working with youth and young adults, especially those in the non-profit field. The book provides ideas, helpful hints, and most importantly empowers youth to help their community.

All of the ideas are well thought out. Many of the activities can be altered, simplified, or enhanced depending on your goals.

There are very helpful hints on how to create press releases, flyers, public service announcements, etc. This is a helpful guide for youth and a great resource for adults.

I recommend this book to anyone who works with youth and young adults that are committed to helping others.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By johncyn70 on November 16, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book was very helpful to me as I explained to my daughter about being a good person of service. The project ideas seem to relate well to the interest of kids and many can be done by the kids themselves. Other projects will require adult help.
I think this book is very good. As we read through the book, my daughter had many questions, as well as suggestions and modifications for certain projects. It was very thought provoking and inspiring.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Henderson on October 24, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a quick and easy to read book, equally valuable for parents, teachers and kids. It's absolutely filled with fantastic ideas, some of which can be implemented almost immediatly, while some will take a bit longer. Great resource for teaching responsibility and community service!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather from Miami on July 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for both parents and kids and even teachers.

There are lots of ideas for everyone and the nice thing about it is that this book is easy to read and understand.

We need more books like this one.

Hats off to the author.
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