What Kids Did-ebook : Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19

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Kids are making a difference during the pandemic

In the spring of 2020, the Covid-19 virus changed the world and made daily life much more challenging. We had to stay apart, away from work, school, and our normal routines. But, all around the world, kids came up with creative and thoughtful ways to help others. From making 3-D printed medical equipment to food bank fundraising to a neighbourhood joke stand, to creating a semi-automatic hand-washing machine, kids made a difference in their communities. Let's celebrate and take inspiration from their stories.

Praise & Recognition

"The stories in What Kids Did are an uplifting counterpoint against the news of the day. They also offer a great, approachable way to discuss the pandemic with the young people in your life, and to offer positive, true stories of how even the youngest and smallest amongst us can make a difference."

2021-22 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award 2021 - Short-listed


Publication Date: October 27, 2020

Reading Age: 6 - 8

Reading Level: T

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: E-book – EPUB

Pages: 32

ISBN: 978-1-77260-178-7

Erin Silver

About the Author

Erin Silver

Erin Silver has been writing professionally for nearly 20 years. Her work has appeared in everything from The Washington Post and The Globe and Mail to Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping, among many other North American magazines, newspapers and blogs. 

Her middle grade novel, Just Watch Me, placed third in the Uncommon Quest writing competition and will be published by Common Deer Press in October 2020. Proud to Play, a non-fiction book for middle grade readers about the experience of LGBTQ athletes in professional sports, will be published by Lorimer in spring 2021. The Shiva, a picture book, and Rush Hour, a middle grade book about traffic, will be published by Orca in 2022.

Erin has a postgraduate journalism degree from Ryerson University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from King’s College. She's a member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI, IBBY, The Writers Union of Canada and Authors Booking Service.

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