Tiny Killers

When Bacteria and Viruses Attack

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Invisible microbes cause sickness by invading our bodies and multiplying. But doctors didn’t always know that sickness was caused by germs. Most people thought diseases came from smelly, damp air. But over time, those ideas changed. A Dutch scientist saw bacteria through his microscope. Doctors realized that when they washed their hands, fewer people died. And a doctor in London recognized that disease could spread through contaminated water. Because of these discoveries, people eventually learned that hygiene was the key to stopping disease. Hospitals used clean surgical instruments, and cities developed trash removal and sewage systems. Learn more about the discovery and defeat of bacteria!

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978-1-5124-1558-2
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025000, JNF024020
Dewey 616.009
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1020
Guided Reading Level X
Features Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Reluctant readers, history enthusiasts, and trivia buffs are but a few of the kids who will enjoy the content in these repulsive reads.”—School Library Journal

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.

Illustrator: Venitia Dean

Venitia Dean is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Brighton, UK. She has always loved drawing, ever since she could hold a pencil! As a teenager, she discovered a passion for figurative illustration, and then when she turned nineteen she was given a digital drawing tablet for her birthday and started transferring her work to the computer. She hasn't looked back since! As well as illustration, Venitia loves reading graphic novels and walking her dog, Peanut.