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Elementary Science: Circulatory and Respiratory System


This guide focuses on elementary-school level resources to supplement course materials for studies of the circulatory and respiratory systemI. This list is modeled on the California Department of Education curriculum guidelines.

Useful search terms for finding resources in the Los Angeles Public Library Catalog:
(Select a search by Subject headings)
Respiratory organs – Juvenile literature
Lungs – Juvenile literature
Respiration – Juvenile literature
Cardiovascular system – Juvenile literature
Using the Enhanced Catalog will allow you to create and save materials lists for future reference.


Bjorklund, Ruth. Circulatory system. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2009.
Ganeri, Anita. Respira hondo. León: Everest, [2004].
Gold, Susan Dudley. The respiratory system. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, c2003.
Gray, Susan Heinrichs. The circulatory system. Chanhassen, Minn.: Child's World, c2004.
Jango-Cohen, Judith. El aparato respiratorio. Minneapolis, MN: Ediciones Lerner, c2007.
Parker, Nancy Winslow. Organs! : how they work, fall apart, and can be replaced (gasp!). New York : Greenwillow Books, c2009.
Simon, Seymour. Lungs: your respiratory system. New York: Collins, c2007.
Storad, Conrad J. The circulatory system. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., c2005.
Storad, Conrad J. El aparato circulatorio. Minneapolis: Ediciones Lerner, c2007.


What's inside your body. [electronic resource] / Heart & blood. Digestion & respiration. Visual Materials. CLEARVUE & SVE, [2005]. (OverDrive Video. Accessible from LAPL’s online catalog.)


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