The Planet of Trash, by George Poppel, is illustrated by renowned artist Barry Moyer. This colorful children’s book is about astronauts from outer space who land on a polluted, lifeless planet. Discovering that the planet’s inhabitants vanished mysteriously, the explorers excavate in search of clues of this lost civilization. The reader learns that the Planet of Trash is the Planet Earth. The book teaches children to protect their environment. For children to age 12.