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A Green Kid’s Guide to Composting


Series
A Green Kid’s Guide to Gardening!

by
Richard Lay
illustrated by
Laura Zarrin

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
ABDO Publishing
Imprint
Looking Glass Library
ISBN
9781616419431
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Colorful, mixed-media illustrations will draw kids into this lively exploration of a dirty topic: compost! This succinct volume explains how to turn trash into treasure for the garden: “Recycling trash is one way a green gardener protects Earth.” Pointing out the environmental and practical benefits of compost versus commercial fertilizers, the book encourages children to recycle carbon- and nitrogen-rich waste. Detailed directions clearly explain how to build a compost bin, what (and what not) to compost, how to effectively layer materials, and how to keep the soil alive. Also included are group and individual compost research projects, a glossary, a link to publisher-selected Web sites, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

24

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 8 1/4"

Dewey

631.8

AR

4.1: points 0.5

Lexile

580L

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Oct 2013

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
This set contains clear and concise instructions and information that encourage kids to enjoy all aspects of gardening while taking responsibility for the Earth. Young readers will appreciate the frank language—worm poop gets a lot of play—and accessible analogies (a raised bed is compared to a bed for people). The tips and advice are quite good: in Garden Pest, students learn that ants hate mint, and in Composting it’s explained that you shouldn’t put meat, oil, or dairy into a compost “because animals will get into your compost pile.” The cheerful illustrations are particularly charming; they depict kids of all sizes and hues working together, using tools, and caring for their plants. Like the text, these drawings are clear and helpful. Each book is rounded off with an activity, some of which, like “Grow Seedlings” (in Watering Plants) can even be undertaken in colder months. Great nonfiction for early readers.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
This set contains clear and concise instructions and information that encourage kids to enjoy all aspects of gardening while taking responsibility for the Earth. Young readers will appreciate the frank language—worm poop gets a lot of play—and accessible analogies (a raised bed is compared to a bed for people). The tips and advice are quite good: in Garden Pest, students learn that ants hate mint, and in Composting it’s explained that you shouldn’t put meat, oil, or dairy into a compost “because animals will get into your compost pile.” The cheerful illustrations are particularly charming; they depict kids of all sizes and hues working together, using tools, and caring for their plants. Like the text, these drawings are clear and helpful. Each book is rounded off with an activity, some of which, like “Grow Seedlings” (in Watering Plants) can even be undertaken in colder months. Great nonfiction for early readers.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction How-To
For Grades 3-5

These 12 titles provide hands-on instruction for how-to projects in subjects from science to arts and crafts. They are the best books from series chosen by School Library Journal's editors.

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$258.00 per Year
Interests
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