by Philip R. Kennedy
5 stars for children 8 - 12
This is an exceptional book for children - and adults - to learn about neurons.
I read this with my husband - who is a 6th grade school teacher - and I *promise* you, I learned more about neurons and the brain that I could really understand than in all of my schooling and four years of college. I believe it works because the author, Philip R. Kennedy, loves the work he does in Neuroscience.
Both the pictures and the text work together to *basically* explain how the brain works to communicate to the other parts of your body. At the end of each "chapter" is a short, approximately 5-question quiz for discussion.
If your child is having problems understanding the concept, please try this book.