Science Books & Films' Best Books for Children, 1988-91

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12 Medical and
Health Sciences

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

FRIEDMAN DAVID. Focus on Drugs and the Brain. (Illus. by Daid Neuhaus ; a Drug-Alert Bk.) Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. 64pp. $14.95. 89-28417. ISBN 0-941477-95-9. Glossary; Index; C.I.P.

O'NEILL CATHERINE. Focus on Alcohol. 89-20410. ISBN 0-941477-96-7.

PERRY ROBERT. Focus on Nicotine and Caffeine. 89-20409. ISBN 0-941477-99-1.

SHULMAN JEFFREY. Focus on Cocaine and Crack. 89-20446. ISBN 0-941477-98-3.

ZELLER PAULA KLEVAN. Focus on Marijuana. 89-20430. ISBN 0-941477-97-5.EI, EA

These books are an excellent resource for teachers in the elementary grades. There is a real need for such pertinent information at a time when drug education has become essential in schools. I distributed the texts among 5th-grade students, and they were so fascinated by the material that they could not put the books down. I also utilized the materials in discussion with the youngsters in my early primary class. I was impressed with the fact that some issues not usually addressed in classroom materials were dealt with in a head-on, assertive manner. A good example is the issue of babies born to drug-addicted mothers. I found the books to be superior and of high-interest value for use with youngsters in grades three through six. Hats off to the writers and publishers of the Drug-Alert series for achieving such a high level of quality in material dealing with the painful issues of drug and other types of dependencies.-- Sandra Freeman, OurLady of Sorrows School, Takoma Park, MD

SUPER GRETCHEN. Drugs and Our World. (Illus. by Blanche Sims; a Drug-Free Kids Bk.) Frederick, MD: Twenty-First Century Books, 1990. 48pp. $14.95. 90-31119. ISBN 0-941477-88-6. Glossary; Index; C.I.P.

What Are Drugs? 90-31120. ISBN 0-941477-87-8.

You Can Say "No" to Drugs! 90-31034. ISBN 0-941477-89-4.EP, EI

The books in the Drug-Free Kids series help children ages five to eight

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  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Description of Annotations xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • 1 - Agriculture and Veterinary Science 1
  • 2 - Archeology and Paleontology 5
  • 3 - Astronomy and Space Science 21
  • 4 - Biographies 34
  • 5 - Biological Sciences 43
  • 6 - Computers and Information Science 148
  • 7 - Earth Sciences 150
  • 8 - Environmental Sciences 170
  • 9 - General Science 184
  • 10 - History and Geography 200
  • 11 - Mathematics 207
  • 12 - Medical and Health Sciences 210
  • 13 - Museums and Zoos 229
  • 14 - Physical Sciences 234
  • 15 - Social Sciences and Psychology 247
  • 16 - Science/Language Arts Connection 258
  • 17 - Technology and Engineering 263
  • Author Index 274
  • Title Index 281
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