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Why Should I Recycle?

Why Should I Recycle?

Series: Why Should I?
by Jen Green Illustrated by Mike Gordon

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 them on a class trip to a recycling plant they learn the value of recycling.

Part of every child's development involves asking questions. Today, some of the most important questions kids ask are related to the natural environment. The enlightening and entertaining four-book "Why Should I?" series demonstrates the importance of protecting nature. Books present brief, entertaining stories that answer children's questions and feature amusing color illustrations on every page. A note at the back of each book is for parents and teachers, suggesting ways to use these books most effectively.

Ages
6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.3
Lexile Measure
690L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
32

About the Author and Illustrator

Jen Green Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. 
Mike Gordon

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