Spring 2021

Germs Up Close

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Have you ever seen a germ up close? Really, really close? Award-winning science writer Sara Levine introduces readers to a variety of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that can make people sick—including SARS-CoV-2, E. coli, and ringworm. Micrographs and illustrations show extremely close-up views of the germs that are at once incredible and a little gross.

The book concludes with tips for staying healthy as well as information about the immune system, vaccines, and medicines. It gives readers accessible, up-to-date scientific information presented in a way that emphasizes curiosity rather than fear.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-04-06
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051050, JNF024080, JNF024020
Dewey 614.5/7
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level S
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Journal

“[P]rovides basic, introductory support for explorations in upper-elementary science units about germs, including the COVID-19 virus, and brightly promotes the necessary correlation between scientific knowledge and health safety.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[E]ven the smallest physical details of bugs from E. coli to coronavirus stand out in sharp, precise definition. . . . High-interest topic and eye-catching visuals . . .”—Kirkus Reviews

Booklist

“After a paragraph introducing each category of germs, the presentation spotlights one after another with a pithy summary of its characteristics as well as an illustration. . . . and many highly magnified, surprisingly colorful images of germs, including coronavirus.”—Booklist

Author: Sara Levine

Sara Levine is an author, educator and veterinarian. Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020). Her books have received a number of awards including AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Utah Beehive Book Award, Cook Prize finalist, Monarch Award master list, and Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year.