All about Garbage Collectors

From the Series Sesame Street ® Loves Community Helpers

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Kindergarten

Oscar loves trash and garbage collectors! Garbage collectors pick up garbage, recycling, and yard waste. Learn more about these community helpers!

About the Sesame Street ® Loves Community Helpers series:

Community helpers are everywhere! Celebrate the people who make our communities safe and healthy with these beginner introductions. Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and others explore this core curriculum with the signature charm and fun of the Muppets from Sesame Street.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Kindergarten
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Sesame Street ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF024000, JNF011000, JNF031000
Dewey 628.4/42023
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level J
Features Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, and Reviewed

Author: Brianna Kaiser

Brianna Kaiser is a writer and editor from Minnesota. She received degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Minnesota Duluth.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“What do garbage collectors do? Readers will find out with this addition to the “Sesame Street Loves Community Helpers” series. It shares the role of garbage collectors in making the city a better place to live. They do more than just pick up trash; they also gather recycling and yard waste and take it specific places. Collecting garbage is a dangerous task and garbage collectors must do particular things to keep themselves safe while doing their job, including unique wearing clothing, gloves, and eye protection. Readers also learn about the parts of the trucks used to collect garbage including the arms (that pick-up bins). In each of the books in this series, the well-known furry friends help young readers understand the contributions of many of the community helpers they might see in their own neighborhood. The Sesame Street characters are included throughout. At the end of the book is a thank you note which encourages a follow-up for the reader of the text. Includes several elements of informational texts, including a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and a read more section with additional books connected to this topic. The glossary is user-friendly and includes pictures to help readers make meaning of the terms. A good selection for elementary units on community helpers, employment, or communities. Reviewer Rating: 5" –Children’s Literature

School Library Journal

“These books cover basic information like the daily duties associated with each job and how workers in each field are connected to their community. . . . This series will appeal to beginning readers and is an ideal purchase for public library collections.”—School Library Journal