From the Set 21st Century Skills Innovation Library
There is a war raging that you may not be aware of, the fight to prevent the spread of diseases. Everyday health care professionals are focused on controlling the spread of disease. This book exposes students to the innovatative tools and techniques healthcare professionals use to track, control, and combat the spread of dangerous diseases.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602792289), PDF (9781602793774), ePub (9781631379987), Hosted ebook (9781602793774H), Kindle (9781624319747)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
School Library Journal
Brief in scope, these titles make medical topics accessible. Surgery begins with a child needing stitches, then turns to a history of the field, with references to new techniques. In Disease, a doctor giving an injection to a youngster explains how it is easier to fight disease today than in the past. The bulk of the text discusses discoveries over the ages in diagnosis and treatment. Transplants opens with two brothers watching Frankenstein; the focus of the work is on the history and future of transplants, and cell biology. It updates Sandra Giddens and Owen Giddens’s more comprehensive Future Techniques in Surgery (Rosen, 2003). The medical terminology in these volumes is explained clearly and supplemented by sidebars. Well-captioned color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions break up the sometimes dry text. A few of the illustrations, such as that of a kidney being removed in Transplants, may be too graphic for squeamish students. The books supply enough material for short reports or for children interested in the topics. They fill a need for current children’s medical materials and are worthy purchases.
— Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan H. Gray has a master‘s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.
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