The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by H.P. Newquist

Stories about blood — from ancient bloodletting to modern medicine — take advantage of kids’ fascination for the gross and explain science at the same time.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012, 152 p., $17.99, ages 10–14

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