The Muscular System
From the Set The Human Body
Presents an overview of the muscular system, including key parts of the system and their jobs, how to keep the system healthy, and fun facts.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of The Human Body from School Library Connection on September 1, 2015
This introductory series provides easy-to-understand information about body systems for young students. Each book details how the body system works in a familiar scenario. Short chapters and simple text allow students to access the information at a developmentally appropriate level. Text boxes with related facts and photographs and illustrated diagrams that offer a look inside the human body help students engage with the content presented. The last chapter offers ways students can keep a particular system healthy, or provides a look into what the system is like in an unhealthy state. This series is a great addition to any library as it provides simple information in a way that engages students. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index.
A noteworthy review of The Human Body from Booklist on December 1, 2014
Muscular tissue makes up 30 to 50 percent of a human’s weight and is responsible for the most basic of vital functions. This book begins with a narrative of a young boy, Jeremy, lifting a cinder block to impress his older brother. Each tinge of exertion and effort that Jeremy feels, from his decision to pick up the brick to the exhaustion he feels later, is explained in this book, covering topics from the chemical reactions that initiate a voluntary muscle movement to proper nutrition for healthy muscles. Appropriate diagrams and photographs of muscles at work enhance opportunities for comprehension. Most of the text focuses on the voluntary movement of striated muscles, but it also includes a brief description of how the heart functions. A full chapter discusses basic movement of antagonistic pairs of muscles and how tendons connect muscle to bone. This entry in the Human Body series is a comprehensive introduction to the system of the body that is most easily relatable to kids at play.
Author: Susan H. Gray
Susan Heinrichs Gray holds BS and MS degrees in Zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She also attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she studied film production. Mrs. Gray has taught classes in General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Film Animation, and Graphics for Scientists. She also has worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her 25 years as a writer, Mrs. Gray has covered a wide range of topics. She has written science books for children, newsletters for business owners, health education materials for patients, and drug reports for pharmaceutical companies. However, she especially enjoys writing nonfiction books for children. This gives her an opportunity to research current events and make them interesting to young readers. Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and playing the piano. She and her husband, Michael, live in Cabot, Arkansas, with their dog and four cats.