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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Recycling? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Recycling.



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by Paul Showers
Follow that garbage truck -- to the landfill to see how trash keeps piling up, to the incinerator to see how trash can be turned into energy, and to the recycling center to see how a soda bottle can be turned into a flowerpot. Filled with graphs, charts, and diagrams, Where Does the Garbage Go? explains how we deal with the problem of too much trash and provides ideas for easy ways to be a part of the solution. Part of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series by HarperTrophy.

by Jacquie Wines
This book is a call to action for children everywhere. The effects of pollution, global warming, and the destruction of our planet have never been so visible or measurable. The book introduces and explains massive global problems that need to be addressed now. It's packed full of 50 useful things kids can do to make their homes, schools, and neighborhoods more environmentally friendly.

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by Jen Green
What if everybody threw away old bottles and newspapers, littering the world with glass and plastic and tin cans that should be recycled and made into new products? Mr. Jones is a teacher who sets a good example for kids by separating his trash for recycling. When he takes his students on a class trip to a recycling plant, they learn the value of recycling. A Why Should I? book from Barron's Educational Series.

by Laura C. Martin
With a little imagination, just about anything we think of as trash can be transformed into a treasured art project. In this book, Laura C. Martin uses as her art supplies the paper, plastic, metal, and cloth we usually consign to the recycling bin or the garbage can. Along the way, Martin offers sidebars on the history of rubbish and profiles of artists whose medium is junk. She also passes along important lessons about being a good steward of the Earth.

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
In this book by author/illustrator Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, Minna, a young rabbit, is taking part in a contest at school in which the students are asked to make posters, and the best ones will be chosen for the Community Recycling Calendar. As the week progresses, she notes the many ways that her family recycles on a daily basis, from composting to sharing used books. Using found materials to create the lovely art, Wallace practices what she preaches and invites readers to search for the recycled materials. (School Library Journal)

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