This new Nomad Press title comes from their INQUIRE AND INVESTIGATE HUMAN BEINGS set. Intended for ages 12-15, upper middle graders readers with an interest in how their bodies work will find everything they need here and more.

Written with honest detail, the information is divided into 9 chapters. Included are Cells, Muscles and Bones, along with the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nervous, Endocrine, Digestive and Reproductive systems.

Each chapter begins with a cartoon panel of teens preparing to explore the topic. Next comes several pages of detailed text and illustrations to support learning. Helpful QR codes are included. I used my cell phone’s camera function to focus on the square code and up popped a link to a video or another article. They all worked flawlessly and serve as added visual resources.

The chapters end with an Inquire and Investigate feature where you carry out hands-on projects. A fun way to experiment and hypothesize. Included in the back pages of the book is a thorough 6-page glossary and resources page. A useful and welcome section. I also liked having Teacher Resources available on the Nomad Press site.

Inside the Human Body is a fantastic resource for school or at home. It just may open up the doors to our next generation of scientists and doctors.

Next month I’ll feature another title in the series: Psychology: Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing.


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  1. Danielle Hammelef says:

    This book sounds amazing. Maybe i’ll be able to find it for myself. Thanks for the post on a new book for me with a fascinating topic.

  2. Wow, this sounds like an interesting book for teens and young adults. They just didn’t have books like this in my teen era. And, teens are curious.

  3. Let’s get those future doctors started now. With the way the world is, we need them as soon as possible. Thanks for telling me about the book. It sounds terrific.

  4. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    This sounds like a super-informative book! I like that it has QR codes for further reading. Thanks for the great review!

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