Germs Up Close
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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
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
“[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
“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.