Right now billions and billions of fungi, bacteria and viruses are coating your tongue, scumming up your teeth and flavoring your breath. There are more microbes in your mouth than there are people on earth. Horrible? Maybe. Healthy? For sure!
Your mouth is home to amazing mix of tiny critters. Because it’s wet, warm cave, washed with a constant food supply it’s a perfect place for microbes to thrive. Worried? Don’t be. In fact, having a good mix of microbes keeps you healthy. So open wide and discover, experiment, observe. Get friendly with your billions of secret micro pals. This book tells you how and why you will want to Watch Your Mouth!
This book is for middle grade readers (ages 9-12) and educators. It is a lighthearted look inside your mouth. It is also serious science, vetted by research scientists. New discoveries about how microbes affect human health have gotten a lot of media attention. Very little is written for kids about how microbes affect human health. The mouth is microbe hotspot, and a great place to introduce children to the idea that their microbes matter. Having a happy, healthy mouth IS a hands on activity. This books tells how.
About the Authors
Linda Allison is the author of many kids’ books including Blood and Guts, a Hands-On Guide to your Own Insides (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 1976, in press for 38 years. It’s currently listed on Amazon’s Best Seller’s for children’s books on biology).
Dr. Rebecca Smith trained as a biochemist and is now Co-director of the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) at the University of California at San Francisco medical center. She is currently collaborating with the non-profit 826National.org on a book of science lessons (for in and afterschool time) designed to inspire student writing that will be published by Jossey-Bass in 2015.
Dr. Judy Diamond is a biologist, science educator, professor and curator of informal science education at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Diamond is lead author of the graphic story, World of Viruses (University of Nebraska Press 2012), Concealing Coloration in Animals (Harvard University Press 2013), and Kea, Bird of Paradox (University of California 1999; funded with research grants from National Geographic).
Watch Your Mouth was developed with support the National Institutes of Health. Science Education Partnership Award (NIH SEPA) funds are available to help produce, disseminate and promote this book through science festivals and other outreach efforts.
Girls’ bodies do the craziest things! They can kick soccer balls and spin perfect pirouettes, or they can trip up the stairs and break out in zits. As you grow and your body goes through some pretty wild changes, you might be wondering things like: Why don’t I look like her? I have to use that? Is this normal? And, Why is this happening to me?
The Ultimate Body Book for Girls answers all those awkward questions you’d rather not ask your mom—at least out loud. Mixing fun with great advice, you’ll learn about bras, boys, periods, pimples, and so much more. Most importantly, you’ll learn that God made you exactly the way he wants you—no matter how weird growing up can be.
Starting Solids takes it from the very beginning with the basic, but crucial, details, such as what type of spoon to use, advice on portion size, and the time of day to first offer solid foods. It also encompasses the larger debates and issues, for example, when to begin weaning and the latest allergy advice - giving all the fundamental information that parents need for feeding their baby, from 4 to 12 months. What's more, there are 50 delicious new recipes to jumpstart parents into cooking healthy, nutritious food for their babies, and three menu planners to give
extra guidance to parents.
Q&As with parents are included throughout to create an all-embracing introduction to weaning, which offers both empathy and reassurance to parents. Starting Solids is the ultimate guide to weaning your child - and one that parents will be sure to recommend to their friends.
The panorama of her life, described in vivid detail by a former head of the English Department at Texas Christian University, transports the reader to the tempestuous early years of the American Republic and, finally, to Texas during its colonization and early Republic years. Throughout this charming book Mrs. Holley's "intuition for important people" brings the reader into the company of many of America's great and accomplished: Noah Webster, John Quincy Adams, President and Mrs. Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and many others.
Start with a mouth-watering soup from Amelia's Field Country Inn or experience the wonderful smell of the Seelbach Hotel's Sourmash Bourbon Bread as it bakes in the oven. And be sure to save room for peanut butter pie from Gambill Mansion Bed and Breakfast or a slice of Kentucky Whiskey Cake! For special meals, check out sections such as "Lunch and Teatime Favorites" and "Derby Favorites." A delight to read as well as to use, Kentucky's Best also reveals the stories behind the favorites. Whether it's the story of Old Talbott Tavern, the oldest stage-coach stop in America, or the tale of young Alma Harbin's mistaking gladiola bulbs for onions when she first prepared potato salad for her husband-to-be, Allison-Lewis reveals a flair for storytelling.
It all started in August 2001when Emshwiller was assigned to write a supposedly simple article on the unexpected resignation of Enron CEO Jeff Skilling. During his research, Emshwiller uncovered a buried reference to an off-balance-sheet partnership called LJM. Little did he know, this was the start of a fast and furious ride through the remarkable downfall of a once highly-prized company.
Written in an intense, fast paced narrative style, 24 Days tells the gripping story of the colossal collapse of what would become the world's most notorious corporation. The reader follows along as Smith and Emshwiller continue to uncover new partnerships and self-dealing among the highest levels of Enron's management. As they publish articles detailing their findings in the Journal, Wall Street and individual investors have a crisis of confidence and start selling Enron stock at unprecedented levels of volume. In the end - 24 short days later - Enron had completely collapsed, erasing 16 years of growth and losing $19 billion in market value while watching the stock drop from $33.84 to $8.41. Not only was the company destroyed, but investors and retired employees were completely wiped out-all the while Enron executives were collecting millions of dollars.
Climaxing with this 24-day period, this book shows the reporter's-eye view of a David-and-Goliath battle between journalists and a giant corporation. Each day a new story uncovered another fact; each day the company issued denials. And when the investigative stories reached critical mass and momentum, the stock market cast its final vote of no confidence. In the tradition of Indecent Exposure and Barbarians at the Gate, two other gripping narratives that began as a series of Wall Street Journal stories and ended up as books that defined an era, 24 Days brings the importance of great investigative journalism to life.
Sarah is first introduced to Jasper Collins, but is then captivated by his friend, John Jacobsmuch to the dismay of Jasper, the only one who knows that his friend secretly loathes women. Forced to walk away from Sarah, whom he loves immediately, Jasper enlists in the navy and is soon embroiled in the battles of World War II. Meanwhile, Sarah and John marry. Sarah quickly realizes she has made a mistake, but Southern orthodoxy forces her to live with a man who routinely betrays her trustuntil his disloyalties finally push her to take matters into her own hands. As Sarah is left picking up the pieces of her life, Jasper is left to wonder if destiny has finally moved in his favor.
In this tale that spans generations, a woman embarks on a journey through the echoes of life, facing great challenges and wondering if she will ever find true love.