Showing posts with label Body System Disease Investigations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Body System Disease Investigations. Show all posts

January 08, 2014

The Case of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Recommended LMC review of Body System Disease Investigations starring super sleuth Annie Biotica. "With its colorful, concise fomrat, this series is as delightful as gross body books come." says Library Media Connection (Aut/Sept 2013) reviewer Jenny Gapp. In this series written by Michell Faulk, PhD, our hero has to solve five medical mystery cases. Readers will love the 'You solve the case' which will involve students in the medical science of each case.  Perfect for Science Friday and Common Core Nonfiction Reading.  Visit for more information.  #science #STEM #CommonCore

September 06, 2013

Review of Body System Disease Investigations in Library Media Connection

978-0-7660-3945-2 Library
978-1-4644-0224-1 Paperback
The August/September 2013 issue of Library Media Connection includes a review of the five titles in the Body System Disease Investigations series.

Here is an excerpt from that review:

"Annie Biotica stars in this series as a 'Disease Scene Investigator.' In each title, Biotica walks us through one of the body systems. Five 'cases' in which the back story and symptoms of diseases attributed to that system are presented...With its colorful, concise format, this series is as delightful as gross body books come."

These five titles, with the help of a supersleuth character named "Annie Biotica," present real-life scenarios of infections, helping middle school readers experience the scientific method that medical teams and scientists use to decipher symptoms and lab test results. Each book contains five chapters, in which each chapter covers a different disease/ailment set up as a "case." This engaging and fun series makes the health and life science content more relevant to the student's own life.

The five titles are:
The Case of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria
The Case of the Infected Tick
The Case of the Rusty Nail
The Case of the Sneezy Popcorn
The Case of the Undercooked Burger

All five of these titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook versions, and are available from your preferred vendor,, local independent bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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January 22, 2013

Science + Fun = Enslow's Graphic-Style Series About Body System Diseases

We want to introduce you to Annie Biotica. This fictitious character is an investigator in Enslow Publishers' new Spring 2013 series "Body System Disease Investigations." Ms. Biotica tracks down the causes, impacts, and possible treatments for various infectious diseases. In addition to the Annie Biotica character device, each 48-page book uses a logical structure, solid facts, and graphic-style illustrations to create a fun, highly informative work. The series's writer, Michelle Faulk, Ph.D., skillfully integrates the real-world use of the scientific method into each title's narrative. In Faulk's The Case of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria, the author five unique medical cases, along with scenarios which the reader must solve.

The Case of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria, as well as other titles in this five-book series, is available in a library-bound edition for $17.95. That price represents a 25% school/library discount. The series is also available from your preferred vendor.