Pay It Forward Kids

Pay It Forward Kids

Small Acts, Big Changes

Book - 2013
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Meet ordinary kids who have done extraordinary things. They have set out to Pay It Forward - with astonishing results. The ripple effect of their deeds has inspired others to join their causes. These kids have raised both money and awareness proving you're never too young to make a difference.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013
ISBN: 9781554553013
Branch Call Number: J 303.4840922 Run
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. map


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loljilydoe Apr 22, 2015

It was a great book with many inspiring stories. The many photos and different fonts made this quick read all the more interesting. Its such a positive book and really promotes positive behaviour all around you! Very inspiring and postitve

Justin_Nitsuj Apr 21, 2015

Pay It Forward was a good book. With many pictures and easy to read with many definitions to help you this book is very easy to understand. Unfortunately, to me this book doesn't stand out to the other books, and generally I do not prefer this book over the other non-fic hard copies. Nonetheless this is a good read otherwise.

katylikeskats Apr 20, 2015

This was truly amazing. As I read this book it really made me want to get out there and help the world, and this book made me feel like that was possible! I thought it was wonderful to show children (some of which are younger than me, and all of them of which started DEFINITELY younger than me!) around my age doing awesome things for the world. This book shows that you don't need to even have anything to help people, and even the smallest deed can have a "ripple effect" I love the positivity through this book, and how reading it makes you feel good that there are people out there doing things like this. I definitely think that all these children should win awards, many of them who did, but I really hope they are recognized for what they've truly done to help our society. And, to anyone who has ever done anything small or big in their community to pay it forward, thank you for doing this, everyone!

MickyT_13 Apr 11, 2015

this book was very inspiring. there were kids that were younger than me that made a huge change to the world. It showed that anyone can make a change if they put their mind to it. It was for the things that we dont think of as special that could change the lives of someone else, and it was the people in this book that realized and decided to act on it.

ejaza Apr 11, 2015

Love this book. Shows us that you don't have to be a adult to make a difference, you can bee the difference.

ariag Mar 15, 2015

When i finished reading this book i really thought about who i am and what i do. it inspires the reader to go out and give back to the world! it tells you and proves that you dont need to have a billion dollars like bill gates to give back but just a heart to lead you.

extreme_fangirl Mar 13, 2015

After I finished reading just the first page, I was hooked! This book is truly inspiring, it shows you don't need to be an adult or millionaire to make a difference in this world.

I loved reading these children's stories, because they're real people just like you and me. This fact makes their deeds so much more real and relatable, not like a dream that is un-achievable. It is awesome knowing that determination and perseverance made them help people around the world by raising money and donating them to homeless shelters, hospitals, hospitals and much more. These children have all won awards and inspired others with their story. They have founded their own organization and partnered up with others to make this world a better place. It's great how at the end, this book tells the reader to go out and help someone, it sends out a positive message.

Overall, I love this book and would recommend it to everyone because "Pay It Forward Kids" proves no matter what your age is, you can make a change in the world.

hassansyr Feb 18, 2015

A very inspiring book, talks about how under-age children made a change in the world. I recommend teenagers to read it.
I liked how this book encourages on the last page that it's my turn to make a change in the world, and I think it will influence people my age(13).In conclusion I liked reading about those children.


Get ready to meet a group of children who are changing and transforming the world today. Pay It Forward will introduce you to several kids who saw a need in their community or somewhere else in the world and decided to take action to try and help. Not only will reader's learn the stories of these kids and what they are doing to make a difference but reader's will also discover just how easy it can be to help others. Time to Pay It Forward!

SPL_Kids Apr 03, 2014

Meet 12-year-old Maria of Minnesota, who set a goal of collecting and distributing one million books to underprivileged children in six years to “make the world a better place, one book at a time.” (At publication time, she had already acquired over 800,000 books!)
Meet Ethan and Noah of St. Catherines, Ontario, ages 12 and 9 years, who, aware that many children can’t play hockey because their families can’t afford the necessary equipment, collected and donated a number of vans full of new and gently-used hockey equipment to underprivileged families. Later, they even expanded their project to include soccer equipment.
Meet Tyler, a teen who lives in California. When he discovered that children are still today being sold into slavery in some parts of Africa, he not only raised the money needed to rescue and free over one hundred such children, but he also established a Kids Helping Kids organization.
These are some of the “ordinary” kids who have done extraordinary things to “pay it forward”, helping to make the world a better place. Many other young people have been impelled to join their causes or even to start their own.
This inspiring book demonstrates how even the smallest acts of kindness and generosity can ripple, creating a chain reactions from which big changes can happen.
Author Nancy Runstedler lives in Paris, Ontario.

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