Human Body Detectives (HBD), a series of action-packed fiction stories that take kids on imaginative journeys through the human body system, including the digestive, immune and circulatory systems, now releases its’ fourth case story on the skeletal system, Osteoblasts to the Rescue!
The Human Body Detective book series & curriculum is authored by Dr. Heather Manley, a Hawaii-based naturopathic physician who noticed a void in children’s books that focused on the human body system in an interactive and engaging way. The characters are based on Dr. Heather’s daughters of the same name – Merrin and Pearl, who have the ability to jump in and examine the various systems on in the body; their adventures are fun stories and helpful tools to educate children. Each book is geared for 4 – 10 year olds, whereas, corresponding elementary science curriculum features in depth turn – key lesson plans, labs, colorful stickers and activities for grades 3 to 5.
In Osteoblasts to the Rescue, Merrin and Pearl navigate their friend, Lily’s, broken arm and learn all about bones: from how bones fix themselves to what nutrients they need to be strong and healthy.
Alison Ellis (Youth Media Consultant) says, "A terrific way to “bone up” on your knowledge of the skeletal system! Once again, Merrin and Pearl’s delightful adventures allow readers to learn science and health from a new perspective."
The HBD stories feature two young “Human Body Detectives,” Merrin and Pearl, who magically enter the human body system to solve health mysteries. Through action packed educational adventures, readers learn how the various systems work and which foods best fuel each system.
The Lucky Escape: Learn about the digestive system
Merrin and Pearl’s little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny. Through magic and imagination, the girls find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny to help him and escape his poopy diaper.
Battle with the Bugs: Learn about the immune system
Merrin and Pearl’s cousin Max is sick, threatening everyone’s Mexican holiday. This time the girls find themselves in Max’s body, witnessing first hand the immune system in action. They befriend a white blood cell warrior who leads them into battle against the offending bacteria.
A Heart Pumping Adventure: Learn about the circulatory system
During breakfast with her dad, Merrin is concerned about his eating habits and his heart. A few moments later, she and Pearl are riding on a red, pillowy, donut–shaped boat, floating on a red–colored sea and surrounded by hundreds of these grape–like things! Where are the girls and where are they headed?
“As a health care provider, I am a firm believer in the power of prevention, and the best key to prevention is education and information. If children learn how their bodies work, they are more apt to make healthy choices that will give them a head start on a long, healthy life!” –Dr. Heather Manley
Human Body Detectives books are available on Amazon & curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers, Homeschool Buyers Co op and www.humanbodydetectives.com
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