Balkwill, Fran Dr., “Amazing Schemes within Your Genes,” Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, l993
(Covers the basic genetic process including the structure and function of genes, how they are structured, how they adapt and mutations. It will provide interesting reading for students through high school.)
Balkwill, Fran Dr., “DNA Is Here To Stay,” Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, 1992.
(Provides a simple and interesting explanation of DNA including topics such as chromosomes, the genetic code, and the double helix with entertaining cartoon illustrations.)
Balkwill, Fran Dr., “Cells Are Us,” Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, 19
(The third in this series. It is helpful, well-written, and provides a good
overview of the cell and its functions.)
Balkwill, Fran Dr., “Cell Wars,” Carolrhoda Books, Inc., Minneapolis, 19
(This book is interesting and will provide the information needed for students to understand the problems cells encounter as they attempt to do their jobs.)
Edelson, Edward, “The Healthy Body: Genetics and Heredity,” Chelsea House Publishers, New York, 1990.
(Part of series, this book presents an overview of genetics including the historical, medical, and scientific areas. The introduction is written by C. Everett Koop, M.D., former Surgeon General of U.S.)
Herskowitz, Joel, “Double Talking Helix Blues,” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Plainview, NY, 1993.
(This wonderful book uses Peter-Maxx type illustrations to explore the the structure of the DNA molecule and its role in shaping new life. Included is a folksy tape that vocalizes the text. This package will be interesting and useful for children 8 year up to adults.)
“Larry,” National Association for Visually Handicapped, New York, NY, 10010.
(A book about a child with albinism for students)
Knapp, Brian, “Reproduction and Heredity,” Vol. 9, “Science in Our World,” Grolier Educational Corp., Atlantic Europe Publishing Co., Danbury, Ct., l993
(Well written and with good illustrations it will be of interest to the student looking for an introduction to genetics and heredity.)
Serrano, Marta, “Invisible World of Cells, Genes, and Chromosomes,” Chelsea House Publishing, New York, l995
(Students will find this both interesting and informative.)
Parker, Steve, “How the Body Works,” Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.,
Pleasantville, N.Y., l994.
(Information on genetic and heredity is presented in an interesting and informative format that will easily allow students to understand the basic concepts of this subject.)
“Decoding the Book of Life,” Produced by Jon Palfreman
Coronet Films, Deerfield, IL 60015 1-800-441-NOVA
(This episode of NOVA covers the history of genetics in approximately one hour.)