The Human Body Detective stories of Merrin and Pearl’s magical ability to jump into people’s bodies and explore their body systems (digestive, immune, circulatory, skeletal, nervous) combine science with their fun adventures to help kids understand how their bodies work. At the same time, each book explains the healthy whole foods that fuel each system.
The Human Body Detectives series explores science with a twist–an accessible lesson about the human body presented in a fun, relatable way that kids will love. And Human Body Detectives StoryBook Collection has been created for kids in a 200 page plus all their activities.
And it’s gorgeous, simply gorgeous.
Plus it’s only $48. 99 on Amazon.
Not too bad for letting your kids learn about how their bodies work and what foods best fuel them in one big book that not only educates but entertains.
Case#1 The Lucky Escape
Case#2 Battle with the Bugs
Case#3 A Heart Pumping Adventure
Case#4 Osteoblasts to the Rescue
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The Story of Human Body Detectives
My “Aha!” moment for creating the Human Body Detectives series came while I was making breakfast for my daughters, Merrin and Pearl. Prior to that moment, I had been trying to find accessible information for kids to supplement the talks on digestion and nutrition I was giving at local elementary schools, but I was coming up empty-handed. The material I found was too advanced for the kids I was teaching. I wanted entertaining and educational information on the different physiological systems within in the body that also addressed how kids can live healthy lives.
As I flipped the pancakes, I realized that I needed to create what I had been searching for. And the Human Body Detectives were born. I joined a local writing group and began writing and editing. More writing, more editing. I had a blast and Merrin and Pearl enjoyed listening to my stories and helping to make them better. My very own test subjects! But I couldn’t stop there.
Dismayed at statistics about the epidemic of childhood obesity and increased illnesses among children as a result of malnutrition, I teamed up with a colleague who holds a master’s degree in education from Stanford and together we created a comprehensive elementary school curriculum for third through fifth graders based on the books I had written. Finally, I had what I’d originally been looking for—a fun, interactive way to engage students and aid them in understanding their body functions and healthy lifestyle choices.
The process has been nothing but rewarding and I am constantly scheming about the next adventure for the Human Body Detectives. Stay tuned!
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