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Brain Resources

The Brain: Our Nervous System

By Seymour Simon
Collins Publishing, 2006

Ages 8 - 12
ISBN: 0060877197

Everything you wanted to know about the brain from what it looks like to how it functions. All about neurons, dendrites and axons with wonderful photographs to accompany the detailed text.




Skull x-ray

The Great Brain Book: An Inside Look At The Inside Of Your Head

By HP Newquist
Scholastic Reference, 2005

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0439458951

A detailed look at the brain from a historical peek at what the ancient Egyptians learned while performing mummification to how the brain performs in our day to day. Diagrams and photographs make this book a great addtiona to your library.

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

By John Fleischman
Sandpiper, 2004

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0618494782

Phineas Gage was a real person who suffered a horrid accident when a thirteen pound iron rod was shot through his head. He lived to go on another 11 years, but science learned a great deal about how the brain functions by studying Phineas.



Brain imaging


How Does Your Brain Work (Rookie Read-About Health)

By Don L. Curry
Children's Press, 2004

Ages 4-8

ISBN: 0516278533

This early reader science book comes complete with a pictorial word list. This book details the parts of the brain and how they work together to help us to read and do other daily activities.

The Brain Explorer (Exploratorium at Home)

By Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Linda Shore, Pearl Tesler and Exploratorium
Holt Paperbacks, 1999

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0805045384

Riddles, puzzles, tricks, and illusions that will help you see into your mind and what it can accomplish. Learn to improve your memory while having lots of fun doing it.

Optical illusion

The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions

By Al Sekel
Sterling Publishing, 2006

Ages 6 - adult ISBN: 1402734042

Page after page of stunning illusions for you to enjoy.

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