This book is super informative about how and why should recycle It even walks through the steps of recycling paper, plastic, glass, and Styrofoam This is a great non fiction book for students to understand the importance of protecting our earth. Gibbons, G 1992 Recycle A handbook for kids Boston Little, Brown.Citation created by Amber ThompsonCall Number 363.728Description 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 taughtpreschoolers 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 recyclingunderstandable to a young audience Timeliness Permanence This information will be of relevance for years to come Cost 7.99Rationale 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. Title Recycle A Handbook for KidsAuthor Illustrator Gail GibbonsGenre How To BookTheme s RecyclingOpening line sentence More andgarbage Everyday people throwtrash away Brief Book Summary This book begins by introducing the issue that is arising on our planet because of all of the waste that is made by humans She then offers a solution informing children how even they can do their part She breaks down the ways to recycle paper, glass, cans, plastic, and even Styrofoam Professional Recommendation Review 1 Kirkus Kirkus Reviews, 1992 Bright pen and wash illustrations show children collecting and separating recyclable paper, glass, cans, and plastic and taking them to deposit points or putting them out for pickup Gibbons urges elimination of non biodegradable polystyrene products, which release dangerous CFCs when burned, and shoves a sanitary landfill and recycling plants where materials are crushed, melted, and reformed into useful products The captioned panels and running text stress the need for reducing waste and saving natural resources There are two pages of arresting statistics Forty three thousand tons of food is thrown out in the United States each day Fourteen billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year A concluding page lists things kids can do to make a difference Printed on recycled paper Attractive and timely, an excellent introduction.Professional Recommendation Review 2 Dr Beverly Kobrin Children s Literature In Recycle, author artist Gail Gibbons simply, succinctly and clearly explains how recycling conserves energy and reduces pollution as it decreases waste She shows basic steps involved in making new from used paper, glass, cans, and plastic old bottles crushed and melted, for example, and aluminum cans ground into chips, melted into bars and pressed into thin sheets Ms Gibbons concludes with a few specific recycling recommendations and an assortment of not so trivial trash trivia e.g fourteen billion pounds of trash are dumped into the ocean every year Note If you have a first edition, please modify the second sentence on page 26 to read, Some polystyrene is made using gases called chlorofluorocarbons, also called CFCs Response to Two Professional Reviews Both of these reviews see this book as a good introduction to recycling They both mention the clear breakdown of steps that Gibbons provides They also comment on her cute simple illustrations and the insightful facts that she provides in her how to.Evaluation of Literary Elements Gibbons uses detailed drawings to clearly show what is being recycled and how She uses fun colors that will appeal to younger readers A drawing of a landfill is labeled and each section of recyclable items has clearly defined steps It also gives some facts about recycling and garbage in general and tells children what they can do.Consideration of Instructional Application This book is great for bringing recycling into the classroom It gives students an understanding of why we recycle Students can use it to pass on the message to home, or a whole classroom can band together to join and do one of the activities in the back collect old books for the library, begin classroom recycling, making posters, etc. Title of Item in APA Citation Recycle A Handbook for Kids 2015 New York Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Citation By Lauren RatajReference Type Handbook Call Number Ref 363Brief Description This resource contains information on how recycling is helpful to the environment and shows basic steps for repurposing items such as paper, glass, cans, plastic and polystyrene Content Scope This handbook is targeted for students ages 4 8 It provides information on a current topic of recycling Not only does it connect to science standards, but also important life skills of taking care of the environment Accuracy Authority Bias This resource is published by Little, Brown and Company This company was founded in 1837 and publishes both fiction and nonfiction They are known for publishing some of America s finest early writers like Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson This book does not have any culture bias Arrangement Presentation This resource is great for younger elementary students It is filled with color multiple pictures and illustrations on each page to help teach students about recycling concepts It includes important vocabulary like CFC s and explains them in kid friendly language Relation to other works There are many types of handbooks that are for both informational and entertainment purposes I chose this handbook because it is informational and at a lower reading level for primary students and lower readers in the upper grades.Accessibility Diversity This resource meets the needs of visual learners because the illustrations support the text It can be used by students of all abilities at the elementary level Cost 14.95Professional Review Booklist 1992, May 15 Recycle A Handbook for Kids Retrieved April 20, 2016, from This I looked through to make sure I was doing it right And, assuming that our non compost recycled material is not just taken as garbage, it is Maybe a little lazily some weeks I learned from this book it is not Styrofoam, but polystyrene, which I found particularly remarkable Oh, I remember having ramen in China in a polystyrene cup it had a few kanji on one side So, as Wiki says, the ban is not well enforced.Copied from that Wikipedia article Most polystyrene products are currently not recycled due to the lack of incentive to invest in the compactors and logistical systems required Due to the low density of polystyrene foam, it is not economical to collect However, if the waste material goes through an initial compaction process, the material changes density from typically 30 kg m3 to 330 kg m3 and becomes a recyclable commodity of high value for producers of recycled plastic pellets Expanded polystyrene scrap can be easily added to products such as EPS insulation sheets and other EPS materials for construction applications many manufacturers cannot obtain sufficient scrap because of collection issues When it is not used to makeEPS, foam scrap can be turned into products such as clothes hangers, park benches, flower pots, toys, rulers, stapler bodies, seedling containers, picture frames, and architectural molding from recycled PS So, that means when crushed a tenth ish, that white garbage can undergo a conversion to make useful products Reviewed by Ashley BrowningFormat HandbookItem Title APA Style Gibbons, G 1996 Recycle A handbook for kids Boston Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.Item Call Number TD794.5.G5 1996Reviewed in Kirkpatrick, C June Reference Review of the book Recycle A handbook for kids, by G Gibbons School Library Journal, 38 6 108 Retrieved June 16, 2012, from Academic Search Premier.Description This book discusses paper, plastic, glass, cans, and polystyrene, the author describes how to recycle, why it s necessary, andits benefits.Relevance and Relationship This book will be a good addition to the primary section of the reference collection analyzed during my field experience hours because most of the reference section books wereappropriate for older students The list price for this book is 11.81 which is very affordable Purpose This almanac contains information about recyclable products, the importance of recycling, and practical ways for kids to recycle Validity This book has received favorable reviews by School Library Journal It is published by Little, Brown, which is a reputable publishing company Format This book is a print source Illustrations are in the form of colorful cartoons.Arrangement and Presentation The majority of each page is comprised of the cartoon illustrations and the text below each cartoon compliments the illustration Facts about garbage end the book.Diversity This handbook would be most appropriate for grades K 3 No cultural biases are noted. Where Does All The Garbage Go After We Throw It Out Find Out How It Can Be Used AgainThis Lively And Informative Book Explains The Process Of Recycling From Start To Finish Recyclefocuses On Five Different Types Of Rubbish Paper, Glass, Aluminium Cans, Plastic And Polystyrene This Behind The Scenes Look At Recycling Offers Fascinating Facts And Helpful Tips For Cleaning Up Our EnvironmentAll The Answers About What Happens To The Trash We Produce Can Be Found In This Informative Nonfiction Picture Book By Gail Gibbons Gibbons, Gail 1996 Recycle a handbook for kids New York Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Citation by Rachel VesselsType of Reference HandbookCall Number J 628.4 G441r 1992Content Scope A handbook geared for children ages 4 8 Explains 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.Accuracy Authority Bias Gail Gibbons has written over 170 non fiction picture books for young readers From rain forest to islands to how something works or grows her books are used on a daily bases in classrooms across America Arrangement Presentation This handbook was written in chronological order This books shows basic steps involved in making new from used paper, glass, cans, and plastic old bottles crushed and melted, for example, and aluminum cans ground into chips, melted into bars and pressed into thin sheets.Relation to Other Works There are many handbooks out there, but not many that reach children this young with such bright colors and simple explanations Accessibility Diversity This handbook is very diverse in its photographs and simple non discriminatory vocabulary.Cost 8.00Professional Review Kirkpatrick, Carole B n.d Recycle a handbook for kids Retrieved from Quality Informational TextThis book by Gail Gibbon is a quality descriptive nonfiction informational text that is clearly written in language that my students can understand This book has colorful and fun illustrations that are informative as well as engaging I have many of her books in my library and have used them many times for Social Studies and Science because they are so well written This Book clearly shows how trash is now a danger to our world and how resources are limited It gives the reader clear instructions on how things like paper, glass, plastic and aluminum are made and how recycling can help and ways each of us can do it in a step by step manner In my class we read a lot of informational texts Many of these stories have photographs This text has illustrations and is a good example how informational texts can illustrations not just pictures Text features like labels, headings can still be discussed as well as why the author used the illustration they did This book would work well during earth day but is also a social justice issue Encouraging our students to take care of the earth and their community should be part of the everyday curriculum. Recylcle A Handbook for Kids, by Gail Gibbons, is a non fiction book about what happens to our garbage when after we toss it in the garbage can It teaches students about landfills, the leachate that is produced when trash mixes with rain and grown water, and the problem with running out of landfill space for all of our waste The book suggests recycling as one of the best solutions There are explanations on how paper, plastic, and metal products are made and recycled into new and useful products in order to stop our strain on natural resources and landfills The book has colorful illustrations with informative captions that show recycling processes There is also suggestions on what children can do, such as, having a yard sale before throwing unwanted items away, using cloth bags when shopping, and using both sides of paper.This would be a great book for students to read if a teacher is doing a unit on recycling, pollution, or being environmentally responsible It is informative, yet interesting to look at because of the colorful illustrations The book is appropriate for grades 2 4 and students could read it individually or to do basic research on recycling processes.
From gailgibbons.com I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944 Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together I ve always loved drawing and painting I was also a very curious child My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.Later, I went on to the University of Illinois, where I stu
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