150 Happy Facts: By The Happy Broadcast

Andrews McMeel. Mar. 2023. 176p. pap. $11.99. ISBN 9781524875770.
Gr 3-4–Have you heard the good news about pandas? What about some good news about the fight to combat climate change? Answers to these questions and more can be found in this book. From the team behind the social channel “The Happy Broadcast,” this text is packed with information that will brighten up anyone’s day. A wide range of topics is covered, including the environment, animal rights, and mental health. Countries from all over the world are included. Each fact is presented to readers with context, background, and a cheerful cartoon from Gatti. Every topic has a brief but thorough entry that is informative and will resonate with elementary readers. While not a research resource itself, this title can be a useful jumping-off point for exploring new topics.
VERDICT A charming addition to public library collections; school libraries will want something with more substance.

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