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Germs Are Not for Sharing
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 
Germs Are Not for Sharing

Kids and germs go hand in hand, sometimes quite literally. Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. And that’s why it’s never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy. This book is a short course for kids on what germs are, what they do, and why it’s so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain. Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations kids can relate to.

A special section for adults includes ideas for discussion and activities. 

Part of the award-winning Best Behavior® series. 

  

 

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Standards

 
 

Common Core
RI.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
RI.1.1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10
SL.K.1,1a,2,3,4
SL.1.1,1a,1b,1c,2,4

 
 

 

40 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 9" x 9", For kids, parents, teachers, childcare providers, and healthcare providers, ISBN 978-1-57542-197-1

F&P: Ages 4–7/H
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Awards
  • Midwest Book Awards: First Place
  • Dr. Toy Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award
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    Reviews
    “These books, which are available in both board book and picture book editions, serve as wonderful tools to help children embark on their road to socialization—a very important component of the preschool experience.”—Mamiverse.com

    “Recommended resource.”—ParentLife

    Germs Are Not For Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick is a great book for preschoolers through early elementary children. The book’s language is easy enough to understand, yet doesn’t talk down to the kids or sound babyish.”—Andrea Coventry, Montessori Educator, Andi’s Kids Books Blog

    “Hits the bull’s-eye with an important message to all children. Wonderfully illustrated. Bravo! Well done!”
    Philip M. Tierno Jr., Ph.D., Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, New York University Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs

    “Addresses an increasingly important subject in children’s health. This book should be in every pediatrician’s and family physician’s waiting room and at every childcare center, preschool, and early elementary school.”
    Joseph J. Sockalosky, M.D., Director of Medical Education, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota



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    What People Are Saying

    “Should be included in every pediatrician and family physician’s waiting room and at every childcare center, preschool, and early elementary school as part of an overall plan to teach appropriate hygiene and personal safety.”—Joseph J. Sockalosky, M.D., Director of Medical Education, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

    “Germs Are Not for Sharing [does] an excellent job of getting kids to focus on handwashing, a key building block in overall public health awareness.”—Jerry Bowman, NSF International’s Scrub Club Program for Kids www.scrubclub.org