All Charged Up!: A Day of Good Device Care

Picture Window. Jan. 2024. 32p. Tr $23.99. ISBN 9781484691243; pap. $8.99. ISBN 9781484691250.
K-Gr 3–Max moves through a typical day at home and school, taking good care of her school tablet and practicing media balance. Max’s day covers a number of the most common tech care and well-being topics: charging at night; cleaning with a lint-free cloth; keeping it away from food, toddlers, and pets; careful carrying; online safety; brain breaks; clean hands; and device free time. In addition to the technology care tips, the book highlights some of the benefits and educational uses of modern technology. Max’s class creates and displays digital artwork, and she shares an e-book on the tablet with her mother. Straightforward writing and friendly illustrations full of diverse characters increase accessibility. While this title is not likely to have broad appeal, it is ideally suited to be used in a classroom to set technology expectations. The readability, cheerful tone, and practical tips will make it a welcome addition to many school and classroom libraries.
VERDICT Recommended as an additional purchase for teachers and librarians who teach students to be responsible for their technology.

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