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.
Fruit is delicious and nutritious. It’s also full of surprises!
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. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This book takes students on a journey from the traditional practices of the Far East to modern Western medicine. Looking at the sometimes mysterious treatments and their applications, Mysterious Healing seeks explanations for the amazing healing powers that people claim to have seen and experienced.
Even a shallow pool can be dangerous if you don't take care! Come inside Safety Around Water and learn how to keep safe and have fun at the lake, swimming pool or pond.
Gangs exist in places all over the world. The United States, however, is believed to have more gangs than any other country in the world. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding gangs, including how and why young people are lured into gangs and the consequences of gang involvement. Firsthand accounts and current statistics provide an insightful look at this issue.
Anxiety disorders, such as phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are the most common group of mental illnesses in the United States. Recent studies suggest eight percent of U.S. teenagers suffer from an anxiety disorder. This informative title examines different anxiety disorders, including their causes, symptoms, effects, and treatment options. A chapter on caring for others discusses how anxiety and phobias affect young people with siblings and parents who have the disorder.
This insightful title provides an overview of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other emotional and behavioral disorders, including Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Symptoms, causes, and treatment options and management are discussed.
This interesting title provides an overview of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders that are rare in children and young adults, including Schizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorder, and Brief Psychotic Disorder. Symptoms, causes, and treatment options are discussed. A chapter on caring for others discusses children dealing with parents who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.
This informative and candid book discusses sex and sexuality in an honest and nonjudgmental way. Topics include sexual orientation and gender identity, relationships, virginity, birth control, protection against diseases, and issues unique to boys and girls. This book presents real-life accounts from different perspectives and provides the information kids need to make educated and healthy decisions.
Being sick can be a scary experience, but the hospital workers in the emergency room can make children feel better. These knowledgeable community helpers include doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians, lab technicians, and many more. Children will be fascinated by the roles hospital workers play in helping them get well. Key topics include an overview of the emergency room, equipment used by hospital workers, x-rays, blood tests, and how hospital ER personnel work as a team.
Crystal meth is more addictive than heroin or cocaine and is widely available on the streets of North America. This helpful book looks at the use and abuse of meth, an inexpensive and accessible drug that takes an unbelievable toll on the bodies and brains of users. Special chapters on seeking help, and treatment and recovery provide accurate and useful information on meth addiction and treatment.
Did you know about one third of high school students take steroids to improve their looks, not just their athletic skills? Steroid use is becoming a major issue among 12- to 18-year-olds today. This helpful and informative book looks at the pressures young people are under to look cut and perform well in sports. Special chapters examine the effects of anabolic steroids on the developing bodies and minds of young people and how difficult it can be to quit when you've got the edge.
Bullying provides an honest and unbiased view of a prevalent issue. This book examines different forms of bullying and covers practical topics such as how to recognize bullying behavior, the role of the bystander, and empowering ways to deal with bullies. Candid first-hand accounts from different perspectives and a list of valuable resources give readers the tools to help break the cycle of this destructive epidemic.
Culinary traditions! Enjoy mouthwatering poems about pizza and pancakes. See the importance of family traditions and that food can bring people together. Learn how pizza became a popular food and make a mini pizza of your own. Stories by Debbie Lecy, Barbara Kanninen, Christina G. Rossetti, Karin Gaspartich, and Dawn King.
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.
Create beautiful smiles, give us healthy mouths, and straighten our teeth! In this book, readers will meet the people who make sure we have strong, healthy teeth. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.
Give us check-ups, ease our pain, or even stitch us up! In this book, readers will meet the doctors who make sure we stay healthy and happy. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.
Respond first, put out the fires, and save lives! In this book, readers will meet the bravefirefighters who battle flames, smoke, and danger to keep us all safe and secure. Aimed at emergent readers, the text also includes vocabulary specific to this community helper's job, along with colorful action images.
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.
Let’s see where our food comes from! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is an invitation to a sunny stroll through the fields.
A fun and informative book about keeping your body clean and germ-free. Great photos and illustrations.
In this book, beginning readers will explore the role of the eyes in a healthy human body. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about how eyes work and how they help us every day. A diagram illustrates the anatomy of the eye, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about eyes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Eyes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In this book, beginning readers will explore the role of the hands in a healthy human body. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about how hands work and how they help us every day. A diagram illustrates the anatomy of the hand, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about hands using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hands also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.