Book Review: Children’s Human Body Encyclopedia by Steve Parker

Beautiful pictures and anatomical drawings. Very detailed. I would recommend for late stage elementary students (4th grade) and older, especially since the last chapter deals with the reproductive system. Honestly, I look forward to using it with clients in the future, when I become a personal trainer.

Content Overview:

Skin, Hair, and Nails: Fingerprints, Skin layers, Skin color, Touch sensors, Temperature control, Healing cuts, Hair, and Nails

Bones, Joints, and Muscles: The skeleton, Bone structure, Different joints, Skeletal muscles, How muscles work, Types of muscle

Lungs and Breathing: The nose, The throat, How we speak, The lungs, Exchanging gases, How we breathe, Coughs and sneezes

Heart and Blood: The heart, The cardiovascular system, Blood cells, Arteries, veins, and capillaries, The lymph system

Food and Digestion: Types of food, The mouth, Swallowing, The stomach, The small and large intestines, The liver, The kidneys

Brain and Nerves: Parts of the brain, Nerve cells, Controlling the body, The nervous system, Sleeping, Hormones

The Senses: Sight and eyes, Hearing and ears, Smell and the nose, Taste and the tongue, Touch, Balance, Inner senses

Babies and Growing Up: Male and female reproductive organs, Conception, Pregnancy, Birth, Growing up, Maturing and aging

Glossary of Terms and Index

224 pages. Amazon lists it at $8. I got at T.J. Maxx for $3. A very good quick reference.

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