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Inside the Heart


Series
Super Simple Body

by
Karin Halvorson, M.D.

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
ABDO Publishing
Imprint
Super Sandcastle
ISBN
9781617836121
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With short sentences, a wealth of clearly labeled diagrams, “Fast Fact” boxes, and useful hands-on activities, this volume explains the workings of the human heart. The “How to Do It” activities, in particular, go a long way toward making advanced concepts approachable; in one example, illustrated step-by-step instructions show children how to re-create the pumping action of the aorta with a jar, a balloon, and other common household objects. A handsome, retro color scheme (tangerine, brown, mint green, and teal) gives the book visual cohesion, and the use of a shadowed font make the chapter titles pop. Includes a note to adults and a glossary.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Dewey

612.17

AR

3.4: points 0.5

Lexile

460L

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2013

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Each volume explains its subject’s location, parts, and function. Some titles extend their focus: Stomach, for example, contains information about the digestive system. Oversize text in short para-graphs; “Fast Facts” text boxes; kid-friendly, tongue-in-cheek headings, such as “Passing Gasses” (Lungs); and guiding questions keep the content engaging. The con-trolled vocabulary uses appropriate technical terms or provides a workable substitution. The design is cohesive and friendly. Numerous visuals, including diagrams, drawings, and color photographs, fill the pages—though more labels would have been helpful to aid students in identify body parts, etc. Unfortunately, the three-to-seven activities per title are disappointing. Though they are meant to support the texts, they often miss their marks with confusing instructions, too-small photos, and uninspired ideas.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
Each volume explains its subject’s location, parts, and function. Some titles extend their focus: Stomach, for example, contains information about the digestive system. Oversize text in short para-graphs; “Fast Facts” text boxes; kid-friendly, tongue-in-cheek headings, such as “Passing Gasses” (Lungs); and guiding questions keep the content engaging. The con-trolled vocabulary uses appropriate technical terms or provides a workable substitution. The design is cohesive and friendly. Numerous visuals, including diagrams, drawings, and color photographs, fill the pages—though more labels would have been helpful to aid students in identify body parts, etc. Unfortunately, the three-to-seven activities per title are disappointing. Though they are meant to support the texts, they often miss their marks with confusing instructions, too-small photos, and uninspired ideas.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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