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Recycle! by Gail Gibbons
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Apr 22, 12

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Gibbons, G. (1992). Recycle!: A handbook for kids. Boston: Little, Brown.

Citation created by- Amber Thompson

Call Number- 363.728

Description- Handbook consists of 32 color pages that explain the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

Content/Scope- This lively and informative handbook explains the process of recycling from start to finish. The book focuses on 5 different types of rubbish - paper, glass, aluminum cans, plastic and polystyrene.

Accuracy/Authority- Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."

Arrangement/Presentation- An illustrated dictionary for young people with occasional side language notes and some word histories. Designed for use with elementary school children.

Relation to Similar Works- There are many books about recycling, but this book targets younger students and makes the process of recycling more understandable to a young audience.

Timeliness/Permanence- This information will be of relevance for years to come.

Cost- $7.99

Rationale for Selection- I chose this book because it is bright and colorful and includes wonderful information on recycling. We recently celebrated Earth Day and the library did not have many resources about recycling for our younger students. Therefore, this handbook would be a great addition to the collection.

Reviewed in a Professional Resource- Reviewed by Carole B. Kirkpatrick in School Library Journal.

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