Geography

Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter and illustrations by Red Nose Studio

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

On a blazing summer's day, there's nothing quite like the aroma of piping hot...garbage. It's gross, slimy, and we each make about four pounds of it per day. The one thing that everyone can agree on is that no one wants to deal with garbage, and that notion is exactly what Here Comes the Garbage Barge!  is all about.

In 1987, over 3,000 tons of Long Island, New York's garbage was loaded onto a barge and pulled by the tugboat Break of Dawn.  The plan was to unload the cargo in North Carolina, where poor farmers had been paid to bury the waste. But when the barge and its captain arrived, they met a police boat which refused to let them dock there under any circumstances. So began a wild goose chase up and down the coast to find a place to store the disgusting floating dump.

Great World Search

By Kamini Khanduri

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A collection of picture puzzles involving scenes from around the world. Based on an imaginary trip around the world. Suggested for ages 7-10. Series: "Look, Puzzle, Learn." JNF 793.73 Kh
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Gigi and Zachary's Around-the-World Adventure

By Gilles Eduar

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On their trip around the world, Gigi the Giraffe and Zachary the Zebra visit many places and see many things which the reader is encouraged to seek in the accompanying pictures. Suggested for ages 7-10. JE Edu
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