Avoiding Drugs

From the Series Pull Ahead Books — Health

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

All medicines are drugs—chemicals that change the way the body works. Some drugs help people, but when not taken properly they can be harmful. Illegal drugs are always harmful because they can hurt and kill people. Discover all types of drugs, good and bad, in this simple guide.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Pull Ahead Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2005-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052000, JNF024100
Dewey 362.29
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 7
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 101349
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

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Pull Ahead Books — Health

Reviewed by a pediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this new addition to the successful Pull Ahead Books series features a different component of staying healthy. Whether discussing physiological aspects such as eating right or emotional aspects such as… View available downloads →


School Library Journal

“This serviceable title introduces the difference between ‘medicinal’ and ‘non-medicinal’ drugs. . . a useful choice.”
—School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“This simple, easy-to-read introduction to a complex topic explains the difference between prescribed drugs and non-medicinal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. Without using the word addiction, Murphy discusses some reasons for drug use and warns against abuse and driving drunk. . . Suggestions for how to say no are appended.”
The Horn Book Guide