Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series)
By Loree Griffin Burns HMH Books For Young Readers, 2010
ISBN: 0547328605 Ages: 10 and up
This is the story of two oceanographers who tracked ocean currents to find out where garbage ends up when it gets into the water. From cargo that gets accidently swept overboard ships to trash that is deliberately thrown into the water, these scientists explore the dangers created by our waste, what it can do to marine life, and how it contributes to ocean pollution.
Planet Earth Projects
By Oksana Kemarskaya Dover Publications, 2011
ISBN: 0486479234 Ages: 8 and up
All the things you can make with garbage! Fun projects that you can create with the things you usually throw away.
Where Does the Garbage Go?
By Paul Showers HarperCollins, 1994
ISBN: 0064451143 Age: 4 and up
This is a Let's Read And Find Out Science book, Level 2. It is designed for children who read or are read to. Great drawings help tell the story of where our trash goes after we throw it away.
Young Discoverers: Garbage and Recycling
By Rosie Harlow Kingfisher, 2002
ISBN: 075345503X Ages: 5-8
This is a book in the Young Discoverers: Environmental Facts and Experiments series. It focuses on the difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage and how to recycle to help the environment. It gets kids thinking and doing.
Recycle! A Handbook for Kids
By Gail Gibbons Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1996
ISBN: 0316309435 Ages: 3-6
Another book for early recyclers who are ready to learn about why, how and what to recycle. For early readers or children who love to be read to about science.
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story
By Linda Glaser Millbrook Press, 2010
ISBN: 0761349111 Ages: 6 and up
Photographs and detailed text will guide you through the process of composting. Turn garbage into usable soil and watch nature do its thing!