"This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”)
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
They'll meet the engine room of the body, the beating heart; the brilliant brain; the amazing lungs and the super skeleton. Let your child learn what makes the body tick with Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia.
Supports Common Core State Standards.
How Come? explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. These are the questions that pique kids’ curiosity—and stump parents.
When it rains, does running (rather than walking) to the nearest shelter really keep you any drier?
How can a stone skip across a pond (instead of sink)?
If the Earth is spinning, why can’t we feel it? Why don’t we fly off?
Why do elephants have trunks?
And the all-time classic, Why is the sky blue? (Sunlight has a hidden rainbow of colors, and air molecules scatter blues the most—sending bright blue light down to Earth.)
The text is clearly written, engaging, and accessible. It’s for every kid who wants to know—and every grown-up who simply doesn’t know.
HP Newquist takes young readers on an engaging tour of the world of blood, from
ancient history to modern science—with an occasional trip to the very strange side of
the most important tissue in our bodies. Oddly enough, scientists began to understand
this fascinating fluid only within the past one hundred years and how its microscopic
components nourish the entire body.
Whether the tales of vampires, medieval medical practices, and Mayan sacrificial
rites captivate or terrify, this comprehensive investigation into blood’s past and present
will surely enthrall. And if this account is a little bloodcurdling, well, that’s half the
At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said his Vermont doctor, meaning that the old Phineas was dependable and well liked, and the new Phineas was crude and unpredictable.
His case astonished doctors in his day and still fascinates doctors today. What happened and what didn’t happen inside the brain of Phineas Gage will tell you a lot about how your brain works and how you act human.
From the tip of your nose to the top of your toes, Eyewitness: Human Body lets you learn all about how the body works. Find out how we digest food, how many bones are in the body, how we breathe, and what makes us human. The DK Eyewitness reference series is perfect for homework help or school projects.
Packed with all the fascinating information, stunning artwork and photography from the previous edition, DK Eyewitness: Human Body is now more interactive and colorful than ever, with new infographics, statistics, facts, and timelines, making the book more engaging and educational.
Through understanding comes respect.
This book was inspired by the author's daughter, Jaimie, who struggles with SPD. It was written to validate Jaimie's feelings and to show her other children feel things the way she does. This book can help children with SPD learn how to explain their disorder to others; help peers understand what children with SPD go through; and also help therapists, teachers and/or counselors learn how to talk about it. Helping others learn about children with special needs brings understanding to them and help to make them seem less...different. This revised edition of I'm Not Weird, I Have SPD, includes suggested activities teachers or caregivers can do with children to help develop a deeper understanding of how SPD "feels."
Marvel at the wonders of the human body, from the tiniest cells to the awesome power of the brain. DK's Human Body is a vivid, cutting-edge look at how our bodies work and will change the way you look at yourself forever.
Do you know the answers to these questions about the Solar System?
Where is The Main Asteroid Belt?
Are all the dwarf planets out beyond Pluto?
What is Ison?
What formed the Kuiper Belt?
Why do scientists say Pluto was “discovered by mistake”?
Which planet had the potential to become a star?
This book is a set of seven 14 Fun Facts books, plus additional facts. The books are:
14 Fun Facts About the Solar System
14 Fun Facts About the Sun
14 Fun Facts About Pluto
14 Fun Facts About Comets
14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets
14 Fun Facts About Asteroids
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud
Learn about our solar system with these books of fun facts.
Ages 9 and up.
Measurements in both American and Metric.
LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, this book focuses on the amazing design and functionality of the human body’s nervous system. You will discover:The main areas and structures of the brain and what important role each plays in making your body work Awesome examples of God’s creativity in both the design and precision of human anatomy showing you are wonderfully made Important historical discoveries and modern medical techniques used for diagnosis and repair of the brain!
Learn interesting and important facts about why you sleep, the function of the central nervous system, what foods can superpower your brain functions, and much more in a wonderful exploration of the brain and how it controls the wondrous machine known as your body!
Following on the incredible success of One Million Things: A Visual Dictionary, this spectacular book features dynamic photographic spreads that beautifully showcase the skeleton, organs, tissues, and cells that make us human, along with the technology that gives us this info. There are millions of things to learn about the Human Body!
Neck bone connected to da head bone.
Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones
Colorful torn paper collages bring to life this classic African American spiritual. The frolicking skeletons will captivate children and adults while they sing along with this well-known, catchy song. Accompanied by interesting, informative "bone facts" this book makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries and a fun treat for Halloween!
With very few books that teach children what it means to grow, this fun, playful and yet profound book will show children that everything grows—trees grow, puppies grow, babies grow, and children grow, too! One day, you will need a bigger bed, bigger shoes, hats, clothes—and you may even be bigger than mommy and daddy!
Your amazing body can jump, sprint, twist, and twirl. Your body is built to move.
Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around—and that’s the ultimate goal. Studies show that American kids are becoming more sedentary and more overweight and that they carry these tendencies with them into adolescence and adulthood. Experts agree that we need to help kids make physical activity a life-long habit. Through education, information, and encouragement, this book aims to inspire a new generation of busy bodies!
But Elizabeth refused to accept the common beliefs that women weren't smart enough to be doctors, or that they were too weak for such hard work. And she would not take no for an answer. Although she faced much opposition, she worked hard and finally—when she graduated from medical school and went on to have a brilliant career—proved her detractors wrong. This inspiring story of the first female doctor shows how one strong-willed woman opened the doors for all the female doctors to come.
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? by Tanya Lee Stone is an NPR Best Book of 2013
The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this compelling nonfiction narrative.
With this book about the amazing human body, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with awesome anatomical facts: Did you know that your hair is as strong as copper wire? Or that if you could spread them out, your lungs would have the surface area of a tennis court? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!
A dog's nose is so sensitive that if a human could see as well as a dog could smell, we would be able to see the small letters on an eye chart from four (four!) miles away. Is it any wonder then that dogs can be trained to find missing people in piles of rubble or a certain flower blooming amongst hundreds or thousands of other smells?
In Sniffer Dogs you will meet many dogs and their handlers and learn all about their jobs. Some of these dogs are raised from birth to detect blood sugar levels in their owners. Others are rescued from animal shelters and their boisterous personalities help make them excellent sniffer dogs. Featuring a balance between science and social science, Sniffer Dogs will appeal to dog lovers and science lovers alike.
Ouch! combines kid-friendly gross-out value with cutting-edge anatomical and biological expertise.