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 My house in 2055 (My Life In 2055)
 Author: Lewis, Carrie

 Publisher:  Lerner (2021)

 Dewey: 643
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 568485 ISBN: 9781728416298
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Subjects:
 Ecological houses
 Sustainable living

Price: $23.68

Summary:
What might we see in the house of the future? New materials outside, such as bamboo concrete and green roofs, create pleasant, sustainable dwellings, while robots clean and cook the perfect meal for each resident.

 Illustrator: Skaltsas, Christos

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (04/01/21)
   Booklist (04/01/21)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 Gr 3–5—This series asks young readers to think about what their world might look like in 2055. The author and illustrator then offer their own vision of the future complete with hydrogen-fueled cars, police and traffic drones, and mycelium houses. But they are quick to point out that this is only one version of the future created based on current technology. These books are beautifully illustrated in a retro-futuristic style. Some of the information is based on potential future technological innovation such as completely automated cars, but much of it is based on low-tech lifestyle changes that we could adopt today: drive less, use renewable energy sources, and reduce the use of pesticides. Other ideas are even older, such as grow your own food and build communities around gardens. Readers will learn a lot about technology but they will also learn that a clean future starts with small steps. VERDICT A great combination of science vocabulary, environmental appreciation, and imagination. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 04/01/2021 This STEM offering from the My Life in 2055 series (4 titles) theorizes about what a typical home may look like in a few decades, and creates such an innovative, green, and comfortable environment that many readers will be ready to move right in. Straightforward text identifies alternative building materials, energy-saving features, automated services, and personalized touches. The book also touches on social elements: for example, houses will be clustered in small communities to share resources and cut down on waste. Cheerful illustrations show future families, while the upbeat text describes why these eco-friendly enhancements will be better for both people and the planet. Back matter includes a glossary and list of resources for further research. These domestic advances may not all be widely available by 2055, but this does a great job of getting future homeowners thinking. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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