The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia

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Richard Walker; Roy Palmer


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This informative and activity-filled reference introduces younger children to human biology in a lively and accessible way. The book's thematic structure makes it easy for young readers to understand the various systems and organs that make up the body. Dozens of activities and experiments, including - Keeping a food diary (to analyze diet) - provide children with the opportunity to reinforce newly learned information. Full-color spreads address the questions that fascinate children, such as: What are we made of?, Why do we need to sleep?, and How do we breathe? A reference section at the back of the book includes a glossary, an index, and an 'Amazing facts' section. Special Features: Over 1,000 appealing, colorful photographs and illustrations. Clear and easy-to-understand definitions. Related activities and projects. Vocabulary carefully chosen for the 5-8 yr. reading level. Cross-references encourage further exploration.

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Praise for The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia

Children's Literature
If you are planning on purchasing only one new human body reference book this year for your children's collection, try this informative single volume encyclopedia...It is a solid choice for teachers, librarians, and parents.

Library Journal
Earning high marks for visual appeal, this introduction to human anatomy features photos of bright-faced children posed on every page, along with plenty of informative, color-enhanced views of insides and outsides.

Science Book & Fiction
This richly illustrated book with numerous color illustrations and photographs introduces the human body to young people and provides activities children can participate in to learn more about the body...Younger children will find the pictures themselves very interesting, and those same pictures can provide the basis for adult explanations. Older children will be able to read and interact with the book on their own. At $16.95, the book would be a very worthwhile addition to a library collection for children or for parents and children to share as part of a home library.

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About the Author

Richard Walker; Roy Palmer

Richard Walker is an award-winning science writer and is the author of a wide range of
books on the human body, biology and natural history. He has a BSc and PhD in zoology, and
he spent several years teaching biology in London schools before becoming a full-time writer.

Richard Walker
Roy Palmer


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The Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia
Richard Walker; Roy Palmer

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
September 1999
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780753451779
ISBN10: 0753451778
Picture Book Nonfiction
10 9/10 x 8 3/5 inches, 112 pages, Illustrated with color artwork and photographs
Age Range: 5 to 8
Grade Range: k to 3

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