Reviews for Nervous System

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 October
These titles represent the numerous vital systems that work together. The series takes an in-depth look at the six major systems, addressing their different parts, their basic functions, diseases that affect them, and ways to keep them healthy. Colorful pictures and diagrams of the systems, sidebars, and fact boxes add to the information. The information may be too technical for students not otherwise familiar with these systems; the series would be better suited for a middle school audience. The series would be valuable as supplemental material for science units. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Lourdes Cervantes, Hemphill Elementary School, Kyle, Texas [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 April

Gr 4-6--Six major body systems are introduced, allowing students to delve beneath epidermal layers to better understand the body's internal functions. Foundational life science concepts are interspersed with interesting facts, e.g., the tongue is unlike most skeletal muscles because it is attached to bone on just one end, stated in "In the Flesh" text boxes. Vivid diagrams are labeled and coordinated to the text. Diseases common to each system and correlative health tips are included in each volume. While highly informative, the average stock photos and dense texts might cause kids to treat the series like too much broccoli served at one sitting.

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