All About Sleep From A to Zzzz
by Elaine Scott

Price at time of review: $17.99
58 pp.
Penguin Books
New York, NY
ISBN: 0670061883

Grade Level: 4-6

Reviewed by CBC Reviewer

Both the biology and psychology of sleep are described in this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2009. Historical perspectives of scientists’ understandings about sleep provide an introduction to current science. The book also describes current research tools used to study both normal sleep patterns and sleep disorders.

The text is light and readable. It's appropriate for middle and secondary readers and won't put anyone to sleep! Black-and-white, cartoon-style drawings are interspersed throughout the text. Because adolescents are notoriously poor at getting the sleep they need, this book will contribute not only to their knowledge base but to their good health.

Review posted on 1/9/2009

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