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Ballard, Carol. The Skeleton and the Muscular System. Austin: Raintree SteckVaughn Publishing, 1997. This children's details the human skeleton, different types of muscles, and joints.
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Beckelman, Laurie . The Human Body. New York: Reader's Digest Publishing. 1999. This children's book explores the human body with colorful pictures and clear explainations.
Burnie, David. Life. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1994. This childen's book is one of the Eyewitness collection and explains the origins of life and how living things survive. It is full of incredible illustrations, graphics, and photographs.
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Darwin, Charles. The Origin of Species. New York: Gramercy, 1995. This is an updated version of the Origin of Species, first published in 1859, with full illustrations. It describes how species change through natural selection.
Dushek, Jennie. Animals. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. 1997. This teacher's edition details the habits and habitats of many animals using colorful illustrations.
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Gamlin, Linda. Evolution. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1993. This children's book is part of the Eyewitness collection and explains evolution and the diversity of life on earth.
Ganeri, Anita, Jen Green, Lucinda Hawksley, Malcolm Penny, Joyce Pope, and John Stidworthy. The Natural World. Bath, UK: Parragon Publishing, 2002. This book shares incredbible amount of information about birds, reptiles, mammals, and bugs using a question and answer format.
Graham, Nick and Walker, Richard. Bodyworks. San Diego: Quarto Children's Books, 2000. This children's book uses three dimensional graphics, pullouts, and overlays to detail the circulatory system, brain, muscles, and more.
Johnson, Jimmy. Skeletons: An Inside Look at Animals. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc, 1994. This book show the similarities and differences between over a dozen different types of animal skeletons (including the human skeleton) with full page iluustrations.
Kerrod, Robin. Astronomy. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1998. This children's provides brief descriptions of the planets and the instruments of astronomy.
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Krukonis, Greg and Barr, Tracey. Evolution for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, 2008. This book explains the evidence for evolution, its history and future and future using case studies.
Martin, Linda. Watch Them Grow. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1994. This book uses color photographs to detail the life cycles and growth of several different organisms including plants, frogs, and chickens.
Moore, Patrick ed. Astronomy Encyclopedia. Oxford: Oxford University, 2002. This is a comprehensive encyclopedia with color photographs and drawings.
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Parker, Steve. Human Body. New York: DK Publishing, 1999. This book details all major body systems using amazingly detailed illustrations and comes with an informative DVD.
Parker, Steve. How the Body Works. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, 1994. This children's book explains many of the wonders of the human body, including how we see color, walk, and breath, by providing instructions for simple experiments appropriate for young children.
Parker, Steve. Look at Your Body Muscles. Brookfield, Connecticut: Copper Beech Books. , 1997. This book details the human muscular systems including the form and function of different muscle types.
Parker, Steve. Our Planet Earth. New York: Facts on File, 1995. This book describes the planet earth using a question and answer format.
Parker, Steve. What if the Human Body Didn't Have a Heart, or a Pair of Lungs, or a Skeleton, or Even a Brain? London: Aladdin Books Ltd, 1995. This children's book details the functions of human body parts and organs.
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Scott, Michael. The Young Oxford Book of Ecology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. This book is a great reference tool with amazing color photographs and illustrations.
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Stein, Sara. The Evolution Book. New York: Workman Publishing, 1986. This book explains a wide range of topics under the umbrella of evolution including how life began, the movement of the continents, and natural selection.
TimeLife Books. Mammals. Alexandria: TimeLife Books, 1997. This book details the lives of many mammals from different environments.
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Welsbacher, Anne. Sun and Stars. Edina, Minnesota: Abdo & Daughters, 1997. This children's book discusses the sun and stars and how they differ.