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Germy science : the sick truth about getting sick (and staying healthy)  Cover Image Book Book

Germy science : the sick truth about getting sick (and staying healthy) / written by Edward Kay ; illustrated by Mike Shiell.

Kay, Edward, (author.). Shiell, Mike, (illustrator.).



"This hilarious, thoroughly researched book explains exactly how the microorganisms we know as germs are responsible for so much grossness. Kids will learn all about what germs (a general term for four specific microorganisms) actually are, how we get sick, how the human immune system works, and the best ways to stay healthy. Humans have gone from not knowing germs existed to using them to help lessen the effects of climate change. As readers delve into this history, they'll be fascinated by revolting stories (featuring corpse catapults, shaved chicken butts, and more) from the most influential plagues and pandemics in history. At a time when we've all had to become germ experts, this book is a perfect pick for budding young scientists."-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781525304125
  • ISBN: 1525304127
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Subject: Bacteria > Juvenile literature.
Microorganisms > Juvenile literature.
Germ theory of disease > Juvenile literature.
Diseases > Juvenile literature.
Health > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Juvenile works.

Currently available copies

  • 1 / 3 copies available at PINES


  • 0 current holds
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Cherokee Regional Library:
      LaFayette-Walker County Library
J 579.3 KAY
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31010006752200 JUV Checked out
Mountain Regional Library System:
      Fannin County Public Library
J 579.3 KAY
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31035007009375 JUV Checked out
Piedmont Regional Library System:
      Winder Public Library
J 579.3 KAY
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31044008054521 Juvenile Nonfiction Available

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