You've Got Nerve!
by Melissa Stewart
Benchmark Books, 2010
for Grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76144-157-1
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The Secrets of the Brain and Nerves
The lively, conversational tone and blend of photos and cartoon-style art make You’ve Got Nerve! The Secrets of the Brains and Nerves a perfect blend of fun facts and serious science learning about all the ways humans and other animals control their thoughts and actions. 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 Nonfiction Research Grant
Society of School Librarians International, Best Book
Research Notes

“I probably spent more time researching this book than any other title in this series. The brain is a complicated organ, and scientists are learning new things about it every day. It’s hard to keep up with all the riveting research.

“In fact, while I was writing the book, new information came out about why we yawn. Other recent findings include why cockroaches can survive for so long without their heads, the amazing capacity of a honeybee’s memory, and the link between physical exercise and our ability to learn. Being able to unearth all this amazing information is definitely one of the reasons I love my job so much.”
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