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Booklist: A Diaper Home for G-Force

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, by Susan Hood and Sally Wern Comport (4-8). The true story of a children’s orchestra composed entirely of instruments made from recycled trash. Also available in Spanish. Nonfiction.

The Big Book of Nature Art (Big Book #7), by Yuval Zommer (4-8). Twenty-two art activities utilizing recycled items and natural materials. Nonfiction.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul, Isatou Ceesay, and Elizabeth Zunon (4-8). One woman’s effort to clean her village transformed the local ecology and long term economy for women. Nonfiction.

Washed Ashore: Making Art from Ocean Plastic, by Kelly Crull (6-10). A photographer captures animal sculptures created from recycled materials and pairs the images with facts about the animals and trash-reduction tips. Nonfiction.

Team Trash: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Sustainability (Books for a Better Earth), by Kate Wheeler and Trent Huntington (8+). Two classmates paired for a science project travel back in time to survey various recycling efforts in a journey that highlights the modern problem we face with plastics; a graphic novel. Creative nonfiction.