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The Museum of Odd Body Leftovers

A Tour of Your Useless Parts, Flaws, and Other Weird Bits

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 7
tagged: anatomy & physiology, body, biology

A perfect book for engaging kids in STEM: This illustrated tour of our “leftover” body parts (like the appendix, or even goosebumps) introduces readers age 7-11 to the bizarre and fascinating science of evolution.

Welcome to the weirdest museum you’ll ever explore—the one inside your body. 

Did you know your amazing, incredible body is a walk …

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One Tiny Bubble

The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor

by Karen Krossing, illustrated by Dawn Lo
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: biology, discoveries, prehistoric, history of science

The wondrous true story of one tiny bubble that sparked all life on Earth—including yours

Meet LUCA—our Last Universal Common Ancestor, the itty-bitty organism that every unique life-form on Earth can be traced back to. This sprinkle-sized blob was formed from the dust of exploded stars, water, and a lot of heat. LUCA was a single cell that spli …

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Rock? Plant? Animal?

How Nature Keeps Us Guessing

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Brittany Lane
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: biology, flowers & plants, rocks & minerals

An interactive guessing game featuring nature’s most unusual adaptations and characteristics 

Can you tell the difference between a rock, a plant, and an animal? While it might sound simple, the vast diversity of life on earth can throw us some serious curveballs! Sometimes, what looks like a plant is actually an animal. Other times, what looks li …

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Poopy Science

Getting to the Bottom of What Comes Out Your Bottom

by Edward Kay, illustrated by Mike Shiell
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: biology, personal hygiene

Part of the Gross Science series, here's a book flush with facts on the number-one topic of interest to kids: going number two!

Overflowing with the science and history of poop (and pee), Poopy Science covers everything kids ever wanted to know (and more!) about their favorite subject. Both expertly researched and hilarious, this book starts with hu …

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Le Monde Secret des Lichens

Guide du jeune naturaliste

by Troy McMullin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: biology, curiosities & wonders

Lichens are complex life forms that are the result of a symbiotic partnership between multiple organisms, usually a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria. Though often overlooked or mistaken for other organisms like moss, lichens are a critical part of each ecosystem they inhabit and are important sources of food, absorbers of carbon dioxide and biom …

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The Secret World of Lichens

A Young Naturalist's Guide

by Troy McMullin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: biology, curiosities & wonders

Lichens are complex life forms that are the result of a symbiotic partnership between multiple organisms, usually a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria. Though often overlooked or mistaken for other organisms like moss, lichens are a critical part of each ecosystem they inhabit and are important sources of food, absorbers of carbon dioxide and biom …

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El piojo. Coleccion Animalejos

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: biology

Did you know that only humans can get head lice? Or that these insects feed on blood 5 times a day? Perhaps you've heard that they prefer clean hair...? It's a myth! Find out about their habitat (your head!), anatomy (slightly see-throught) and habits and why if you see one, you should run a mile!

¿Sabías que solo los humanos podemos tener pi …

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Time to Shine

Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals

by Karen Jameson, illustrated by Dave Murray
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology

Let yourself be dazzled by creatures around the world in this brilliant nonfiction picture book about iridescence.

Have you ever noticed the rainbow-like shimmer on certain bird feathers, insect bodies and animal scales? This effect, called iridescence, changes depending on the angle from which its viewed, and animals across the globe use the effect …

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