STEM: Life Science/Health and Human Body

Addiction and Overdose: Confronting an American Crisis

Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people become addicted to opioids and other dangerous drugs, and why?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 362.290973

A Trick of the Light

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series looks at how light, color, and shade can mess with your mind! Learn how contrast, assimilation, and after-image can make things change color in front of your eyes… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
Fall 2020


From the Series STEM Body

A woman waves her hand and her car roars to life. She touches her unadorned ear to take a call in the car as she drives to a cryotherapy parlor. She is a biohacker. What other technologies… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
Fall 2020

Bionic Bodies

From the Series STEM Body

The first prosthetic limb was discovered in an Egyptian tomb. This simple technology allowed an amputee to walk again. Over 2,000 years, advances in materials, science, medicine, and computer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700

Body 2.0: The Engineering Revolution in Medicine

Scientists are on the verge of a revolution in biomedical engineering that will forever change the way we think about medicine, even life itself. Cutting-edge researchers are working to build… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 610.28

Body Oddity Projects: Floating Arms, Balancing Challenges, and More

From the Series Unplug with Science Buddies ®

Step away from the screen and learn science in the real world. Discover amazing tricks of the human body with these hands-on projects like optical illusions, involuntary movement, and balance… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • Dewey: 612

Brain Busters

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series will show you how to play tricks on your brain! Observe contour illusions and after-affects, learn about blind spots, and use everyday materials to create your own… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
Fall 2020

Cloning Humans

From the Series STEM Body

What makes a person who they are? This is one of the fundamental questions of human life. Scientists of the 21st century have made rapid advances in cloning and editing human DNA and cells… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710

For the Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation

Experiment: A child is deliberately infected with the deadly smallpox disease without his parents' informed consent. Result: The world's first vaccine. Experiment: A slave woman is forced… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 174.2'8

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment

When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 7.9
  • Dewey: 617.4'81044
Fall 2020

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

Over the past 50 years, scientists have made incredible progress in the application of genetic research to human health care and disease treatment. Innovative tools and techniques, including… Read More →

  • Dewey: 572.8/6
4 titles

Infographic Top 10s — eBook Set

From the Series Infographic Top 10s

Everyone loves a top ten list, and when combined with infographics, they're irresistible. From the tallest buildings to the most popular animals, this series counts down high-interest topics… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Motion Madness

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series will demonstrate how your eyes see and interpret light and motion, sometimes in the strangest ways! Watch static images come to life, learn about saccades and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
4 titles

Optical Illusions — Library Bound Set

From the Series Optical Illusions

The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight. This series is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple reveals… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
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  • 4 titles
11 titles

Picture Book Favorites — Audisee®—On Level Set

Finding meaningful connections between picture books and struggling readers is the key to unlocking a new world full of an ever-increasing vocabulary and a deeper understanding of the content… Read More →

  • Audisee®—On Level
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  • Your Price: $384.86
  • 11 titles

Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the Ages

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

Being sick is horrible. But it used to be worse. Inside this book, you'll see evidence of the plagues of the past—rotting skin, dissolving lungs, and sinister swelling all over the body… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 616.009

Quacks and Con Artists: The Dubious History of Doctors

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

People have always needed doctors. But the doctors of the past might not look like the doctors you are used to seeing! Sometimes their healing methods were weird, disgusting, or even… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 610.69/5

Record-Breaking People

From the Series Infographic Top 10s

What is the longest bone in your body? What's the record for throwing a washing machine? What's the record for the most books written? Find out about the most amazing human record holders—from Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 030

Shape Shifters

From the Series Optical Illusions

This title in the series will play around with your ideas of perspective and space! Learn about hybrid illusions, ambigrams, and impossible shapes and structures, and make your own versions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/165
Spring 2020 18 titles

Spring 2020 Grades K–6 Multi-User Collection — Audisee®—On Level Set

Titles in this collection feature single word highlighting matched to real-voice narration at a pace appropriate for the specified reading level of each title. The on-level reading speed… Read More →

  • Audisee®—On Level
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  • 18 titles
Fall 2020 4 titles

STEM Body — Library Bound Set

From the Series STEM Body

This series chronicles the cutting-edge technology that helps change, heal, and improve the human body. Each book focuses on a single concept and features new technologies that are making… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Strange Medicine: A History of Medical Remedies

From the Series The Sickening History of Medicine

It's easy to take a pill when we aren't feeling well. But did you know that the art of making medicines goes back thousands of years? Early remedies weren't always so easy—or effective. Some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 610
72 titles

TFCB Flyer Collection — eBook Set

Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
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  • 72 titles