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The Global Game Changers

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by Jan Helson, Rachel Annette Helson
     
 

Winner of Dr. Toys 100 Best Childrens Products of 2012 and 10 Best High-Tech Products of 2012, as well as a Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine, this new children s book is built around The Global Game Changers, a fictional team of superheroes whose leader, Global Girl, and her sidekick, Little Big-Heart, and their trust dog Pixel, recruit real-life kids…  See more details below

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Winner of Dr. Toys 100 Best Childrens Products of 2012 and 10 Best High-Tech Products of 2012, as well as a Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine, this new children s book is built around The Global Game Changers, a fictional team of superheroes whose leader, Global Girl, and her sidekick, Little Big-Heart, and their trust dog Pixel, recruit real-life kids to help change the world for the better by doing good things for others without expecting anything in return.

Along the way, the characters encounter and battle Krumi, the antagonist, who is symbolic of apathy.

In this book Little Big-Heart introduces the reader to his first recruits and their Ignite Good! stories; three amazing real-life superheroes who join the GGC Alliance. The real-life kids who are featured in the book are Phoebe from California who made the world better by helping a Feeding America Food Bank, Jaylen from Florida who overcomes being a victim of bullying and starts an organization to help fight bullying against others called Jaylen s Challenge and Hannah from Ohio who does her part to fight poverty through an organization that she started called Hannah s Socks that provides socks to people in need.

At the end of The Global Game Changers book there is a call to action for the reader to be inspired to join the Alliance by visiting The Global Game Changers interactive web community where they can share their Ignite Good! stories, learn how to utilize their talents to affect things they are passionate about, have fun, and be empowered to help make a difference in the world.

If you are looking for that perfect book that engages and inspires kids to give back in a really fun way, check out The Global Game Changers and Ignite Good! with your little superhero today!

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Editorial Reviews

Imagination Soup - Melissa Taylor
Here’s a new book with an Ignite Good! positive message – to motivate kids to change the world. The superheroes in this story, Global Girl and Little Big-Heart, inspire kids to do good without expecting anything in return and to fight Krumi, the villain of apathy. The cool thing is that the kids in the book are real.
The Giggle Guide - Mari Gold
The launch of this dynamic duo, brim-full of inspiration for girls, is a hardcover book in which Little Big-Heart introduces readers to his first recruits, three amazing real-life superheroes who join the GGC Alliance and share their Ignite Good! stories.
About.com - Ashley Benz
I loved having a book with a positive message that I could pull out when nursing the new baby. It was fun to watch the kids continue their imaginative play “igniting good” around the house in their capes. One would “fly over” and get the wipes while another would retrieve a glass of water from the kitchen. We talked about how there is good to do in all kinds of situations and I watched their character develop right before my eyes.
Mom Central - Stacy DeBroff
Entertaining your child with a good story and inspiring her to be catalyst for positive change proves easier said than done. With the help of Jan and Rachel Annette Helson, a mother daughter duo, kids’ imaginations will overflow with creativity. This duo wants to help Moms get this positive message through to their kids in a relatable way. The Global Game Changers book and Ignite Good! philosophy help motivate children to do good for the world.
SheKnows - Kori Ellis
Look for books with a positive message. We love The Global Game Changers - a book that encourages philanthrophy for kids. The Global Game Changers brand also offers toys and other products too, including an ebook, interactive book app and interactive website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938511004
Publisher:
Pixel Entertainment, LLC
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jan Helson and Rachel Annette Helson are mother and daughter co-authors of their second book for children, The Global Game Changers. Their first book was Philanthopy, A Big Word for Big-Hearted People.

Rachel is an actor, writer, producer, illustrator and philanthropist. A 2009 graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Rachel has worked as an actress and producer both on and off Broadway. In 2009, she became the youngest Broadway producer in history to be nominated for a TONY award for her work on Neil LaBute s reasons to be pretty. She is a founding member of At Play Productions, a company of 40 artists brought together by Kevin Spacey and Tina Fallon. In 2011, she created, co-wrote, executive produced and starred in stalkTALK, a webseries that won the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and was nominated for a Best Writing Webby Award. Rachel has raised over $125,000 for philanthropic causes including breast cancer awareness and eradicating childhood hunger. She put on her first production to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a young teenager. But she has always wondered what if she started sooner? She has written this book to inspire children to give back at a young age. Currently, Rachel is pursuing her acting, writing, and producing career in New York City.

Jan Helson is a successful and innovative businesswoman and dedicated philanthropist. Recently, Jan has proclaimed that her Second Act will be committed to helping kids realize that not only can they Ignite Good! to make a difference, but that they also have a responsibility to Ignite Good! to make a difference in the world. The launch of The Global Game Changers brand in 2012 is the first step in fulfilling that commitment. Jan hopes that the book, website, and app will help show children how much fun it can be to Ignite Good! Jan believes you should Strive for Excellence in all that you do. She has spent 25 years with her husband and business partner, Tim, launching and managing business ventures. Most recently they devoted 16 years toward developing a niche food manufacturing business, Golden Foods/Golden Brands, into a global leader within its field. She has also worked with a wide range of charitable and community organizations. Jan is the proud mother of two amazing children, Rachel and Jackson. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Tim.

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The Global Game Changers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Global Game Changers is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom&rsquo;s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS&rsquo;s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom&rsquo;s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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Sandy131 More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to have found a children's book that has real meaning. I feel like my grandchildren understand something new each time we read it. It has them thinking and talking at a much higher level than I knew their five-year-old minds were capable of!
Briegel More than 1 year ago
I am a teacher, and I have been using The Global Game Changers in my classroom as a way to talk about doing good for others and appreciating what we have been given. We talk about the characters in the Global Game Changers every day, and focus on their positive characteristics. All of my students really bought into the idea that doing small things each day makes them a superhero. I have had parent emails about how much his or her child loves being a "superhero." Other teachers have approached me about using The Global Game Changers in their classrooms too! I love reading this book to my students, and my students love listening and talking about it! I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches or has young children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Children's literature needs more characters like Little Big-Heart and Global Girl as role models. I love that there are real-world children featured in this book, something every child can strive for! I would love to see more stories like this showing children Igniting Good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for the perfect gift for that special child in your life, here it is! The Global Game Changers is a story about superheroes who inspire kids to give back. As a busy mom of two kids, I couldn't ask for a better story to tell my 4 and 5 year olds! It's a must read and one that is sure to get your kids involved in giving back at a young age!