4th Grade Web Resources and Literature Links


Web Resources and Literature Links: Safety, Injury Prevention, Personal Health, and Physical Activity

Following are Web sites and literature links that provide additional information on safety, injury prevention, personal health, and physical activity. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources: Safety and Injury Prevention

American Red Cross–National Headquarters: www.redcross.org
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: www.bhsi.org
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: www.nhtsa.dot.gov
National SAFE KIDS Campaign: www.safekids.org

Web Resources: Personal Health and Physical Activity

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: www.aahperd.org
American Dental Association: www.ada.org
American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
National Association for Health and Fitness: www.physicalfitness.org

Literature Links

Sports Poems by John Foster
Fitness, Health, Hygiene, and Relaxation Tonic by Steve Parker
Ask Me Anything About Baseball by Louis Phillips
Baseball: Who Invented the Game? by Geoffrey Ward
Everything You Want to Know About Sports by Neil Cohen
Mop, Moondance, and the Nagaski Knights by Walter Dean Myers
Shadow Ball: History of the Negro Leagues by Geoffrey Ward
Be Dog Smart by Myrna Daly
Who Is a Stranger and What Should I Do? by Linda Walvoord Girard
All About Skin, Hair, and Teeth by Donna Bailey


Web Resources and Literature Links: Nutrition Education

The following Web sites and literature provide additional information on nutrition education. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: www.cfsan.fda.gov
Center for Science in the Public Interest: www.cspinet.org
Food and Nutrition Information Center: www.nalusda.gov/fnic/
Healthierus.gov: www.healthierus.gov
Kidnetic.com: www.kidnetic.com
National Dairy Council: www.nationaldairycouncil.org
Nutrition.gov: www.nutrition.gov
U.S. Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov

Literature Links

Science Experiments You Can Eat by Vicki Cobb
Foodworks by Dr. Alvin Silverstein
Taste of Mexico by Linda Illsley
Nutrition Diseases by Ann Galperin
Nutrition by Ann Galperin
Incredible Edible Science by Tina Seeling
The Day It Snowed Tortillas by Joe Hays
Imani in the Belly by Deborah Chocolate
One Grain of Rice by Demi
Going Vegetarian by Judy Krizmanic
Cooking the African Way by Constance Nabwire
How Pizza Came to Queens by Dayal K. Kahalsa
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan
What's on the Menu? by Bobby S. Goldstein
Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris
Something Queer in the Cafeteria by Elizabeth Levy
Let's Visit a Chocolate Factory by Catherine O'Neill
Magic School Bus Gets Eaten by Joanna Cole
When Cody Became a Mouse Potato by Bonnie Nygard and Susan Koonce


Web Resources and Literature Links: Growth and Development and Body Systems, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention

The following Web sites and literature provide additional information on human growth and development, body systems, health promotion, and disease prevention. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources: Growth and Development and Body Systems

American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org
Kids Health: www.kidshealth.org/
National Council on Aging: www.ncoa.org

Web Resources: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org
American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org
American Lung Association: www.lungusa.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov

Literature Links

Bacteria and Viruses by Leslie J. LeMaster
Brain Surgery for Beginners by Steve Parker
Cells Are Us by Dr. Fran Balkwill
Children's Atlas of the Human Body by Richard Walker
Sports Poems by John Foster
It's All in Your Brain by Sylvia Funston
Nutrition Diseases by Jon Zondermann
Your Amazing Body by Jeanne Hanson
Discover Bones by Lesley Grant
Human Body for Every Kid by Janice Van Cleave
Magic Johnson: Champion With a Cause by Keith E. Greenberg
Diabetes by Elizabeth Fowler


Web Resources and Literature Links: Mental, Emotional, Family, and Social Health

The following Web sites and literature provide additional information on mental, emotional, family, and social health. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources

Alliance for Children and Families: www.alliance1.org
American Psychological Association: www.apa.org
Children's Defense Fund: www.childrensdefense.org
Child Welfare League of America: www.cwla.org
Maternal Child Health Bureau: www.mchb.hrsa.gov
National Institutes of Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov
National Mental Health Association: www.nmha.org

Literature Links

All Colors of the Race by Arnold Adolf
Wifred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Howard
Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco
Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
Abuela's Weave by Omar Castaneda
How My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin
Last Summer With Maizon by Jacqueline Woodson
Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family by Lensey Namioka
Abuela by Arthur Dorros
How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Friedman
Sibling Rivalry by Elaine Landau
1,001 Things to Do When There Is Nothing to Do by Louise Colligan and Linda Aber


Web Resources and Literature Links: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

The following Web sites and literature provide additional information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources

CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS): www.cdc.gov/tobacco
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information: www.health.org
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: www.ncadd.org
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health: www.drugabuse.gov/NIDAHome1.html

Literature Links

Know About Drugs by Margaret O. Hyde
Not My Family: Sharing the Truth About Alcoholism by Maxine B. Rosenburg
On the Mend: Getting Away From Drugs by Maxine B. Rosenburg


Web Resources and Literature Links: Community, Consumer, and Environmental Health

The following Web sites and literature provide additional information on community, consumer, and environmental health. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher take any responsibility for the information contained in the Web sites or the literature listed.

Web Resources: Community and Consumer Health

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: www.ahcpr.gov
American Medical Association: www.ama-assn.org
National Council Against Health Fraud: www.ncahf.org
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): www.fda.gov

Web Resources: Environmental Health

Children's Environmental Health Network: www.cehn.org
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/nceh/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): www.epa.gov

Literature Links

And Still the Turtle Watched by Sheila MacGill-Callahan
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers
The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Recycle: A Handbook for Kids by Gail Gibbons
Hornbeam Tree by Charles Norman
Pagoo by Lilith Norman