The Respiratory System

The Respiratory System

by Kay Manolis

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This title is part of a series titled "Body Systems." It is also one title in a larger series called "Blastoff Readers" which are written on five levels of difficulty. At level four, this book is aimed at those youngsters who have gained some ability to read independently. Bright colored illustrations of active children make the book attractive and engaging. The text explains the basics of how breathing involves both oxygen and carbon dioxide being processed by the trachea, bronchial tubes, and lungs. Scattered throughout the book are "fun facts" which present interesting information, such as: the right lung is larger than the left so there is room for the heart. A glossary, brief bibliography, and instructions for accessing web sites add to the book's usefulness. While this is certainly a source of information needed in libraries, it is not an essential purchase, especially if information is already available. The rather steep cost may also be a drawback for adding it to some collections. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—These books take difficult concepts and explain them clearly and concisely. Each title provides enough detail for a basic understanding of the topic and begins with an overview, "What Is the…?" Other chapters explore the parts of the system (e.g., joints, the heart), and ways to keep it healthy. "Fun Facts" present "wow" information that readers will want to share. The color illustrations often combine photographs of children with diagrams and detailed lifelike pictures of the body system. These titles have more detail than those in the "My Body" series (Capstone).—Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Blastoff! Readers Series: Body Systems
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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