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New Health Ebooks for Children

Apr 15, 2020

During these trying times, OverDrive has been kind enough to give the library several ebooks, mostly for children, that cover many health related topics such as: hand washing, germs, the flu, disease control, health care workers, and much more.  You can find them through Library2Go on your computer, or by using the OverDrive or Libby app on your devices. Take a look through our new titles: 

Germs are Not for Sharing/Los germenes no son para compartir by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen: Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. And that’s why it’s never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy. This book is a short course for kids on what germs are, what they do, and why it’s so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain. Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations kids can relate to. A special section for adults includes ideas for discussion and activities.


Go Wash Up by Amanda Doering Tourville, illustrated by Veronica Anne Rooney: Keeping your body clean helps you stay healthy. Wash your hands, comb your hair, and wear clean clothes. What are some other ways to keep clean?


Katy Woo Has the Flu by Fran Manushkin, illustrated by Tammie Lyon: It all starts with a sneeze! Katie Woo catches the flu. She feels yucky and has to miss a few days of school. Will she ever feel like herself again?


Disease Control by Susan H. Gray: There is a war raging that you may not be aware of, the fight to prevent the spread of diseases. Everyday health care professionals are focused on controlling the spread of disease. This book exposes students to the innovative tools and techniques healthcare professionals use to track, control, and combat the spread of dangerous diseases.

Germ Free by Cecilia Minden: Level 1 guided reader that teaches students how to prevent the spread of germs by washing hands and the importance of cleanup.


Understanding Viruses with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Agnieszka Jòzefina Biskup, illustrated by Nick Derington: Join Max Axiom as he explores the science behind viruses. Max helps young readers understand how virus attack our bodies and what we can do to protect against them. These newly revised editions feature Capstone 4D augmented reading experience, with videos, writing prompts, discussion questions, and a hands-on activity. Fans of augmented reality will love learning beyond the book!


Why Do I Sneeze by Molly Kolpin, with consulting editor Gail Saunders-Smith: Achoo! A sneeze can be loud, silent, or silly. Take a trip inside the nose to find out just what makes us sneeze. Colorful photos, diagrams, and informative text show young readers what causes an itchy nose.


Your Respiratory System Works by Flora Brett: The respiratory system is the breathing control center of the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how oxygen goes from your lungs to your cells.


Pandemics by Robert Green: What is a pandemic? What diseases are likely to cause a pandemic? How can the spread of a disease be stopped? Find out about how a disease reaches pandemic proportions and start thinking about what people can do to stop the spread of deadly diseases.


Engineering Solutions for Epidemics and Pandemics by Kara Rogers: Although infectious disease outbreaks have long threatened the well-being of human societies, the realization that such epidemics and pandemics can be controlled or even prevented in the first place is recent. With advances in scientific understanding of disease and the development of technologies for the early detection of infectious agents, health agencies are better equipped for disease prevention and surveillance. This volume explores epidemic and pandemic threats and approaches to disease detection, prevention, and surveillance, relating them to concepts that lie at the foundation of STEM education. It also describes the steps readers can take to prepare for disease outbreaks.


Examining Pandemics by Nina Rolfes: Bad things can happen to people through no fault of their own. Pandemics, such as SARS or the outbreak of Ebola, affect the lives of millions. Biology, and microbiology in particular, holds the answers to how diseases are spread and how they may be prevented. Colorfully illustrated and attractively designed, Examining Pandemics will grab the attention of young readers while providing the basis of scientific inquiry that the core curriculum demands.


Community Helpers at the Hospital by Mari Schuh: Presents the community helpers on the scene at a hospital using simple text and full-color photography.

Influenza by Barbara Krasner: The influenza epidemic in 1918 killed more people than World War I. Read this book to learn more about the history of this infectious disease. The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.


My Respiratory System by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad: Your respiratory system carries oxygen throughout your body. Breathe it all in, and learn how your lungs take in clean air while getting rid of waste. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to awesome videos!


People Who Help Keep Me Healthy by Janet Preus, illustrated by Charlotte Cooke: Through the happy song and positive illustrations, kids learn that medical professionals are there to help them feel better and stay healthy. This book should hopefully take some of the fear out of visiting these professionals. Includes online music access.


The Doctor’s Office by Blake A. Hoena: Text and photographs take readers on a visit to the doctor’s office, including descriptions of the things and people found there.

Curious George Discovers Germs by H.A. Rey: In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George comes down with a cold and can’t wait to feel better. In the meantime, it’s straight to bed for this monkey. But when George drifts to sleep, his dreams take him on a wild ride inside the body to learn all about germs, how they affect us, and how to avoid and get rid of them. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!


How Hand Washing Can Save the World by Baby Professor: Did you know that the simple practice of hand washing can save you from diseases? Germs do not like living in clean hands. In this book, we’re going to discuss exactly how hand washing can save the world. We’re going to touch on sub topics like hygiene, good health and proper nutrition. Are you ready to learn how to protect yourself from diseases? Then check it out today!


Practice Good Hygiene by Katie Marsico: Practice Good Hygiene! focuses on hygiene skills while discussing steps children can take to practice healthy lifestyles. Readers are introduced to basic body care and why cleanliness is important. Body odor, bad breath, germs, and self-esteem are discussed. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.


Why We Keep Clean by Rosalyn Clark: How important is washing your hands and other body parts? Find out how keeping clean helps us stay healthy! Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.

Epidemic, Pandemic, Should I Call the Medic? by Baby Professor: What is the difference between epidemics and pandemics? Learn the difference and more in this cool biology book for kids. Reading about anything and everything under the sun trains a child’s mind to accept information in all forms and presentations.


Pandemics by Michelle Denton: As the world becomes more connected, the threat of pandemics becomes more serious, and being informed about fast-spreading illnesses is more important now than ever before. Readers explore global diseases of the past and present, how modern outbreaks are controlled and treated, and how doctors and scientists are working to prevent pandemics in the future. In-depth sidebars, full-color photographs, annotated quotes from medical experts, and discussion questions highlight important topics and encourage readers to expand their critical thinking skills as they learn about public health policy and the social impacts of infectious diseases.


Time to Wash Up by Cecilia Minden: Level 1 guided reader that teaches students how to prevent the spread of germs by washing hands and the importance of cleanup.


Handy Health Guide to Colds and Flu by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein: Everybody gets sick! Use the HANDY HEALTH GUIDE TO COLDS AND FLU to explore the common cold and the flu, how these diseases are spread, treated, and prevented.

Tracking an Epidemic by Tamra B. Orr: The ability to use the scientific method is key to carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. In this book, readers in real-world situations are tasked with following clues and using the scientific method to find out what happens during the spread of an epidemic. Informational text presents evidence and facts in the form of clues and side-bar details to help children develop critical thinking skills. A summary of the situation is included to show how each chapter contributes to the whole and for a solid understanding of the topic.


The Patient Survival Guide by Marianne McGuckin with Toni L. Goldfarb: Gold Winner 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of The Year, Health Category

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1.7 million people developed healthcare acquired infections in 2010. Since most people spend only a small part of their lives in healthcare facilities, this guidebook also tells readers how to avoid picking up serious infections in day care centers, schools, business offices, and other common locations.

Unlike other books, which focus on how to change the hospital systems, The Patient Survival Guide focuses on empowering you with the knowledge and techniques to ensure a safer healthcare experience.

The Patient Survival Guide:

Inspires you to be a your own advocate

Describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to your loved one in a hospital

Provides specific, practical, and outside-the-box strategies for anticipating and preventing errors, with chapters devoted to each of the most common mistakes and mishaps

Provides checklists for patients to use upon admission to healthcare facilities


Beating the Flu by J.E. Williams: Every year, 36,000 Americans die of the flu and one million die worldwide.  Dr. J. E. Williams begins not by telling you how to treat the flu bug, but how to avoid it altogether through a combination of good hygiene and superfoods that offer the quick boosts your immune system needs to ward off the virus. Should you get sick, Dr. Williams also offers a “natural medicine cabinet” of vitamins, herbs, and minerals that work best against any kind of flu—along with the clinical evidence to back up the remedies.