Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition by Catherine Ryan Hyde in OutlooK-12 Magazine

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The world of publishing is expanding every day. If you are looking for something different and fresh to enjoy or give your favorite young scholar during the lazy hazy days of summer, consider these offerings from publishers large or small, independent. Most are available in both print and digital editions. Let us know if you agree with our choices.

2014. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1481409407. $6.99 paper. Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, New York, NY. http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/paula-wiseman-books. 

The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a  iddle grade edition. "Pay It Forward" is about Trevor McKinney, a 12 yearold boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of "Pay It Forward" is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use and summer reading.