Non-Fiction Review of Hello From 2030 by Jan Paul Schutten

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Hello From 2030 by Jan Paul Schutten

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
 
Grade Level: 3 – 7
 
Hardcover: 224 pages
 
Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words (October 7, 2014)

Series: None

Genre: Non-fiction/future

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Will the future be what we think, or will our predictions be laughably
wrong? Get a glimpse of what’s coming—and how we know—in this firsthand
look at futurology, the science of predicting the future.

What
will the future look like? From “living” homes to computers as thin as
paper to cars that drive themselves, you’ll get a peek at what’s coming
just around the corner in Hello from 2030.

In the year
2030, issues we’re just now starting to address will be a very big deal.
Like: What will 8 billion people eat? How can humans produce less
trash? Which cool technologies will be used to figure all this out?

Packed
with real-world relevance and brain-stretching scenarios, this book
empowers the problem solvers of tomorrow to start taking action today.

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About the Author:

Jan Paul Schutten has been writing children’s nonfiction books since
2003. A native of The Netherlands, his books are popular and critically
acclaimed; he has won several awards including the Gouden Griffel
(Golden Stylus) for his book Children of Amsterdam.  

My Thoughts:

This is a fascinating look at technology, our earth, and the way things
might be in the year 2030. The predictions in this book are based off of
inventions that are already in the works and ideas that have been
batted around for decades.

Each chapter looks at a different aspect of life, such as living
conditions, the environment, and technology (robots!). It analyses what life was like in the past, what it’s like now, and what it could be in the
future. The book isn’t terribly long and the writing is accessible to
kids. There are fun photos and illustrations on almost every page.

I really liked the predictions, the concerns, and the hopes for our
future that this book presented. Kids that like speculating about the
future or that like technology will love this book.

Content: clean

Source: The publisher loaned me a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 STARS

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