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Children's Nonfiction Anatomy & Physiology

The Human Body

by (author) Jon Richards

illustrated by Ed Simkins

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2013
Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2013
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Discover what goes into every drop of your blood, compare the size of your lungs to the surface area of a tennis court, find out how many pencils the carbon in your body would fill, and more! From bone structure and muscles to the senses, our central nervous systems, and reproduction, this book explores the human body using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.

About the authors

JON RICHARDS has 20 years of experience within the publishing industry working for Marshall Editions, Aladdin Children's Books, DK, and Tall Tree. As well as editing books, he is the author of more than 50 titles, mainly for children, on topics such as the environment and technology. He has lived in London and Sydney, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South and North America, Australasia, and Africa.

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During his 20 years in publishing, ED SIMKINS has worked for Reuters, David West Children's Books, Marshall Editions, Egmont, and Tall Tree. In that time he has designed hundreds of titles for both children and adults. He lives in London.

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Editorial Reviews

"[This] visual guide will enable young readers to understand and absorb the information quickly and clearly."

Green Teacher

"Science author Jon Richards packs his latest with a tsunami of wow-inducing fascinating science facts that are aimed at hooking the elementary reader."

Books for Kids Blog

Printed in intense colors against monochromatic backgrounds, Simkins' images are eye-catching...


"... will appeal to readers who enjoy poring over interesting facts and details and who like to have that knowledge to share."

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