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It's All in Your Head

A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain

by Sylvia Funston & Jay Ingram, illustrated by Gary Clement

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list price: $21.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9781897066430
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree
Description

It’s All in Your Head introduces readers to the mysteries and wonders of the brain and its myriad connections to the outside world through the senses, emotions, memory and thought. Using examples that kids can easily relate to (like a jelly bean taste test), and an interactive approach (Left Brain and Right Brain Workouts), the very latest scientific knowledge available on the subject of the brain is thoroughly explored. Features of the book include “Try This” experiments for hands-on learning, “Brain Benders” to get deductive muscles working at full power, and a “Users Guide to the Brain” provides a simple and accurate map of this mass of grey matter.

About the Authors

Sylvia Funston

SYLVIA FUNSTON is an acclaimed and award-winning children’s science writer and a founding editor of OWL Magazine. She has written numerous science books for children, including the Strange Science series and The Kids' Horse Book. She lives in Lydbrook, England.
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Gary Clement is a Governor General Award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many magazines, including the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Toronto Life, Canadian Living, and OWL and chickaDEE magazines. Clement is the current daily political cartoonist for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.
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Jay Ingram was the host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet for sixteen years, and before that hosted CBC Radio’s national science show Quirks & Quarks. He has written seventeen books, including the runaway bestsellers The Science of WhyThe Science of Why 2, and The Science of Why, Volume 3. He has never been cryogenically frozen and revived...as far as he knows. Visit Jay at JayIngram.ca. Follow him on Twitter @JayIngram.
 
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 6
Awards
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Selection
  • Winner, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Science in Society Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Selection
Editorial Reviews

It’s All in Your Head presents brain function in an engaging fashion, with frequent asides to maintain interest.

— Bookloons

Activities, tricks and brain-teasers keep the book’s fun-level high.

— Tree House Family Magazine

Such an inventive combination of information and image makes this a kind of comic book that you can’t help learning from. Yet another in a series of truly reliable and pleasurable science books from Owl.

— Quill & Quire

It’s All in Your Head gives extensive coverage of the complicated topic of the brain, while bringing it to life with wonderful eye-catching cartoon style illustrations and snippets of information lining the margins that capture the reader’s attention.

— Resource Links

Books like [It’s All In Your Head: A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain] lift science from its dry and factual flowerbed.

— The Vancouver Sun

Written with humor and wit, and brilliantly illustrated.

— London Free Press

Science was never this fun when I was a kid. This superb book, which is guaranteed to make the brain come alive, is highly recommended.

— Canadian Book Review Annual

Each section includes activities and brain benders that will appeal to children of all ages…The information is current and relevant and could be used to address or complement several curriculum expectations, from the five senses in Grades 2 and 3 to other health topics in the older grades.

— Professionally Speaking

This excellent introduction should be a first purchase for most libraries.

— School Library Journal

Together, Funston and Ingram have created a fascinating compendium of facts about the function of the human brain, and have made it most appealing to children. The variety of colorful and humorous illustrations by Gary Clement, along with several excellent photographs, combine to create strong visual appeal.

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

Funston and Ingram write in a clear, easy-to-understand style.

— Books in Canada

Full of hands-on experiments and brain bender tests, this book is so engaging that parents may learn a few things themselves.

— Canadian Living

An excellent book definitely worthy of this year’s (1994) Science in Society Children’s Book Award.

— Canadian Science Writers’ Association

As you read [It’s All in Your Head], you’ll have fun, do some brain research on yourself, and discover answers to questions you didn’t even know you had…this 64-page paperback book explores all the major parts of our brains with beautiful illustrations and photos.

— Odyssey Magazine

A kids’ book about the brain? Probably only long-time science journalist Jay Ingram and Sylvia Funston, former editor-in-chief of Owl and Chickadee magazines, could pull this off.

— Ottawa Citizen

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It’s All in Your Head: A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain

First published in 1994 as A Kid’s Guide to the Brain by Owl Books (Our Choice 1994)

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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