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Parents' Primer: Illnesses


Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
J595.756 PETRI Petrie, Kristin Lice
Provides facts about lice; part of the "Bugs!" series.
J614.4324 HIRSC Hirschmann, Kris Lice
J616 Caffey, Donna Yikes--Lice!
Rhyming text describes what happens when a family discovers lice in the home and fights against them. Includes factual information about how lice live, spread, and can be eradicated.
J616.5 BIRCH Birch, Robin Head Lice Up Close
J616.5 DERKA DerKazarian, Susan You Have Head Lice!
J616.5 GLASE Glaser, Jason Head Lice
Introduces head lice, its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
J616.5 Gordon, Melanie Apel Let's Talk about Head Lice
Discusses infestation with head lice, how it happens, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
J616.5 HARTL Hartley, Karen Head Louse
An introduction to head lice, discussing how they are born, what they look like, what they eat, how they grow, where they live, and how to get rid of them.
J616.5 LASSI Lassieur, Allison Head Lice
My Health explains the science behind common illnesses and injuries and also emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal health.
J616.5 ROYST Royston, Angela Head Lice
Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of head lice and how to prevent yourself from getting them.
J616.5 Tsubakiyama, Margaret Lice Are Lousy!: All About Headlice
A brief history of head lice, with information about how infestations start, the life cycle of the louse, and what can be done to get rid of lice.
S J616.5 Rice, Judith Those Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Tiny Not-So-Nice Head Lice = Esos pequeñines, chiquitines, para nada simpáticos piojos
Describes head lice, how to detect them, how to treat them, and how to prevent their spreading.
JE Moss, Miriam Scritch Scratch
When one little louse finds a home and hatches a large family in Ms. Calypso's classroom, a great deal of scratching follows.
JE STIER Stier, Catherine Bugs in my Hair?!
When immaculately groomed Ellie gets head lice she is terribly upset, but once she learns some facts about the creatures, she calms down and figures out a way to help her classmates.
JE VANLA Van Laan, Nancy Nit Pickin'
Family members go to great lengths to rid their child of head lice.
JER Katz, Bobbi Lots of Lice
In rhyming text, head lice or "cooties" explain how they like to invade schools and live in children's hair and reveal how they can be stopped.
J Gilson, Jamie Itchy Richard
Second graders and their teacher experience an outbreak of head lice.

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