Everything you wanted to know about the brain from what it looks like to how it functions. All about neurons, dendrites and axons, with wonderful photographs to accompany the detailed text.
The Great Brain Book
By HP Newquist Scholastic Reference, 2005
ISBN: 0439458951 Ages: 9-12
A detailed look at the brain, beginning with an historical peek at what the ancient Egyptians learned while performing mummification to how the brain performs in our day to day lives. Diagrams and photographs make this book a great addition to your library.
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
By John Fleischman Sandpiper, 2004
ISBN: 0618494782 Ages: 9-12
Phineas Gage was a real person who suffered a horrid accident when a thirteen pound iron rod was shot through his head. He lived on another 11 years, and science learned a great deal about how the brain functions by studying Phineas.
How Does Your Brain Work (Rookie Read-About Health)
By Don L. Curry Children's Press, 2004
ISBN: 0516278533 Ages: 4-8
This early reader science book comes complete with a pictorial word list. This book details the parts of the brain and how they work together to help us to read and do other daily activities.
The Brain Explorer (Exploratorium at Home)
By Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Linda Shore, Pearl Tesler and Exploratorium Holt Paperbacks, 1999
ISBN: 0805045384 Ages: 9-12
Riddles, puzzles, tricks, and illusions that will help you see into your mind and what it can accomplish. Learn to improve your memory while having lots of fun doing it.
The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions
By Al Sekel Sterling Publishing, 2006
ISBN: 1402734042 Ages: 6 – adult
Page after page of stunning illusions for you to enjoy.
My First Book About The Brain
By Patricia J. Wynne Dover Publications, 2013
ISBN: 048649084X Ages: 8-12
A combination informational and coloring book for science-minded kids. Contains 25 illustrations to color, explaining critical aspects of the brain's important jobs, from communicating with the central nervous system to retaining memories.