5th 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

Willy Whitefeather's Outdoor Survival Handbook for Kids by Willy Whitefeather
What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Tricky and Sticky Situations by Linda Schwartz, illustrated by Beverly Armstrong
The Kids' Guide to First Aid: All About Bruises, Burns, Stings, Sprains, and Other Ouches by Karen Buhler Gale, illustrated by Michael Kline
Kids to the Rescue: First Aid Techniques for Kids by Maribeth Boelts and Darwin Boelts, illustrated by Marina Megale


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

Food Rules! The Stuff You Munch, Its Crunch, Its Punch, and Why You Sometimes Lose Your Lunch by Bill Haduch, illustrated by Rick Stromoski
Burp! The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating by Diane Swanson, illustrated by Rose Cowles
Fruits and Vegetables by Gladys Rosa-Medoza, illustrated by Linda Holt Ayriss


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

Hormones: Injury, Illness and Health by Steve Parker and Carol Ballard
Growing Up It's a Girl Thing: Straight Talk About First Bras, First Periods and Your Changing Body by Mavis Jukes, illustrated by Debbie Tilley
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras, illustrated by Simon Sullivan
Period: A Girl's Guide to Menstruation With a Parents Guide by JoAnn Loulan
Invasion of the Body Squeezers by R.L. Stine
Achoo: The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Germs by Trudee Romanek, illustrated by Rose Cowles
The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie: A Book about Germs by Joanna Cole and Beth Nadler
Germs on Their Fingers by Wendy Wakefield Ferrin and Lucia Tono, illustrated by Beverly Ashley Broyles
Germ Hunter: A Story About Louis Pasteur by Elaine Marie Alphin, illustrated by Elaine Verstraete
Gross but True Germs by Luann Colombo, illustrated by Peter Georgeson


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

The Trellis and the Seed: A Book of Encouragement for All Ages by Jan Karon, illustrated by Robert Gantt Steele
The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions by Norm Bendell, illustrated by Lynda Madison
Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert and Chuck Deklyen, illustrated by Pat Schweibert
The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph
Who Put the Hair in My Toothbrush? by Jerry Spinelli
The Day I Swapped My Dad for 2 Goldfish by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
My Daddy Is a Soldier by Kirk Hilbrecht and Sharron Hilbrecht
This Is My Family by Gina Mayer and Mercer Mayer
My Family's Changing: A First Look at a Family Break Up by Pat Thomas, illustrated by Lesley Harker


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

Nicotine (Drugs and Straight Facts) by Heather Lehr Wagner
Just Say No by Barbara Shook Hazen illustrated by Joy Friedman
Tobacco (Learn to Say No) by Angela Royston
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos


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

Water Pollution by Rhonda Lucas Donald
Air Pollution by Rhonda Lucas Donald
Keeping Water Clean by Helen Frost
Pollution by James Haley
Save the Earth by Betty Miles
The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ by Betty Miles, illustrated by Dan Jones
Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know by Shari Graydon, illustrated by Warren Clark
Dunker by Ronald Kidd
Maxi the Star by Debra Barraccam and Sal Barraccam, illustrated by Alan Ayers