Good mental health is as important as good physical health to our overall fitness. This important book gives children ways to reduce feelings of anxiety and manage their emotions. Simple activities help children learn how to relieve tension and improve concentration.
Children between the ages of 5-12 need between 10-11 hours of sleep a night. Unfortunately, many children are falling short of this mark! Accessible text and relatable examples help young readers understand the importance of getting proper rest. Content includes sleep cycles, time management and maintaining a nightly routine, and creating a sleep-friendly environment.
Food is the fuel that gives our bodies energy, builds bones and muscles, and helps keep us healthy and happy. This informative book explains to children why our bodies need nutrition, how our bodies use it, and what they need to eat for a balanced diet.
Sixty minutes of exercise a day is a habit children should get into at an early age. Not only does exercise build the body's strength and endurance, it helps prevent injury and improves concentration and mood. This engaging book explains the benefits of regular exercise and offers simple activities and advice on fitting fitness in during the day.
Our thoughts have a habit of wandering when we should be focusing on what we are doing. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening around you right now in the present. This helpful book offers mindfulness techniques to help young readers train themselves to be aware of their thoughts with an attitude of kindness and curiosity, not stress. With an emphasis on being more positive and less negative, children will be better able to handle difficult emotions. Activities in this book include breathing with awareness to feelings within the body, meditating, self-compassion talk, positive thinking, acts of kindness, keeping journals, art activities, observing nature, and ways to show gratitude.
In this book, early fluent readers discover the amazing technology used to make buildings safe and protect them from natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and more. They will also learn how engineers and other professionals work to design safe buildings. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about these engineering feats. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps children learn more. Children can learn more about safe buildings using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Safe Buildings also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
How can eating better ourselves improve life for everyone on the planet? This intriguing title combines images and infographics to help explain how choosing foods that don't have to be shipped long distances, don't add to world pollution, and are not in danger of running out helps to ensure the world's food supply. Close-up boxes and case studies illustrate relevant examples of topics such as soil protection, organic vs industrial farming, and overfishing.
Viruses and bacteria are everywhere! They can mutate and move easily from one person to the next. Vaccines and other forms of prevention help fight these vicious pests, but pandemics have hit the world and taken out millions! In this high-interest title, a world-ending global pandemic is explored, from how it could start to how we might fight the spread. Features follow the chain reaction of the societal breakdown and jump back in time to the bubonic plagues. Are we due for another pandemic? Find out how to fight when the next one comes!
The nervous system works with all other systems in the body to make sure everything works smoothly! Without it, the brain would have no way to deliver instructions. Through vivid photos and diagrams, readers get an up-close look at the body’s different types of nerves. Leveled text provides descriptions to match the visuals to create a balanced and fun learning experience.
After eating your favorite healthy snack, how does the body know where all the nutrients should go? The digestive system is a network of organs that works with other systems to feed the body the nutrients it needs to survive! Follow along as diagrams show the path food takes as it is broken down into usable parts. A close-up feature looks at the nutrient-absorbing cilia that line the small intestine. Pick up this title today to discover how our bodies get the energy to learn and grow!
Muscles are found nearly everywhere in the body! The muscular system works closely with many other systems to keep the heart pumping, the joints moving, and the lungs filling with air. In this title, take a peek beneath the skin to discover the differences between different types of muscles and their jobs, and see what a muscle looks like under the magnifying glass! Diagrams, photo labels, and other features add clarity to the text in this low-level book.
The human body has 206 bones, and each has a special job to do! From giving the body shape to making blood cells, the skeletal system truly is the body’s foundation! Through labeled diagrams and carefully defined terms, readers can easily follow the skeletal system’s many roles.
Our bodies contain a super highway of blood vessels that carry nutrients, waste, and much more from our heads to our toes. This network is the circulatory system! Beginning with a deep breath in, this fact-filled title uses easy-to-follow text and diagrams to allow readers to dive inside the body’s circulatory system!
Did you know all the air you breathe in passes through a special filtration system? It is one of the many ways the respiratory system keeps your body running smoothly! In this title, leveled text explains how the respiratory system works both inside and outside the body while vibrant photos and diagrams keep young readers engaged.
Take a fun, mascot-guided field trip through the body parts involved in your sense of sight!
Do you know how many bones are in your body? Get under your skin in this introduction to the skeletal system. Young readers will discover how bones fit together, how they move, and how they protect other parts of the body. Blastoff! Series
What helps you stand up strong? What keeps you from flopping like a noodle on the floor? What gives your body its shape and protects your heart and brain? It is your bones, of course! Read all about them in this colorful, engaging title.
Learn about all kinds of sports and discover what sport is right for you with this colorful, engaging title!
Let's Eat Green! shows early fluent readers learn why it's important to eat green with fun and easy ways they can do it every day. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn specific ways they can be environmentally friendly. An activity provides step-by-step instructions for a specific, larger project. Children can learn more about eating green using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Let's Eat Green! also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, glossary, and index.
In this book, early fluent readers will explore the role of the skeletal system in a healthy, functioning body. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the amazing world inside themselves. An infographic illustrates the location of the skeletal system within the body, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the skeletal system using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Skeletal System also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Presents readers with the 12 most devastating health disasters of all time. Each chapter provides historical facts, how each health disaster started, and why they were the worst. Features full-color photos, compelling text with interesting facts, and a 'Staying Safe' section that covers safety procedures in the event of a health disaster.
Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the lungs. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how lungs work. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Full of Hot Air, Breath Rate and how to make a Lung with how-to photos to further engage young learners.
Food! Make a breakfast that will make you smile, then help Biddle Bear count as he eat many types of food. Crack the code of what is in the Garbage Stew. Learn about the colorful lunches children eat in Japan. Stories by Heidi Bee Roemer, Sarah Zelle, Marilyn Kratz, and Teresa V. Mitchum.
Care for us, ease our pain, and (ugh!) give us shots all with a smile! In this book, readers will meet the nurses who help make sure we grow well and stay healthy and strong. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.
In this book, beginning readers will explore the role of the skin in a healthy human body. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about how the skin works and how it helps us every day. A diagram illustrates the anatomy of the skin, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about skin using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Skin also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.