Cells to Systems
by Melissa Stewart
Benchmark Books, 2009
for Grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76144-161-8
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The Secrets of Ears and Hearing
The lively, conversational tone and blend of photos and cartoon-style art make Now Hear This: The Secrets of Ears and Hearing a perfect blend of fun facts and serious science learning about the human ears as well as the hearing systems of other creatures. Here at last—a book that’s irreverent enough to captivate young readers, yet authoritative enough to win the praise of teachers, librarians, and parents.
Honors and Awards
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator/Anna Cross Giblin Nonfiction Research Grant
Research Notes
“I’ve written about ears and hearing before, but this is the first time I’ve discussed the two different kinds of earwax or told readers how they can learn to wiggle your ears. The book also explains how scientists are using ear proteins to design better space suits and why human ears never stop growing. I knew these kinds of facts would really fascinate kids. Your eyes—and the eyes of other animals—are truly amazing.”
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