This Book Stinks! (Paperback)

Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash

By Sarah Wassner Flynn

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426327308, 128pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2017

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Library Binding (3/28/2017)

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Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It's fun to talk trash when it's jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire kids to take action, be proactive, and rethink the things we throw away.

About the Author

SARAH WASSNER FLYNN loves writing, running, and triathalons. When she's not writing about races, she's usually training or competing in one. She also writes nonfiction books and articles for kids and teens, like The National Geographic Kids National Park Guide U.S.A. and The Girl's Life Guide to the Most Amazing You.

Praise For This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash

"The juxtaposition of problems and possibilities makes this a more positive book than it might have been, and there are suggested activities that are well within the capacity of the middle-grade audience. An enthusiastic invitation to become a waste warrior." -- Kirkus

"This engaging title takes readers through the facts and figures of refuse and recycling: what we throw out, where it goes, and what we can do to lighten our litter load. A focus on our global garbage habits, including trash’s impact on everything from oceans to outer space, will open the minds of young ecologists to this hot-button topic... VERDICT A strong purchase for any middle grade nonfiction collection " -- School Library Journal