Boost Your Brain
From the Series Grow Your Mind
What is a 'brain hug'? Can making up silly songs help you with your homework? Could staring at an apple give your brain superpowers? Find out to boost your brain in fun ways that will help you take on big challenges and daily tasks with a healthier, happier mindset.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This series for middle grade readers discusses helpful social-emotional skills. Each book begins with an explanation of the difference between a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset.” The main text describes how brains respond to certain situations and how minds can be trained to work smarter or use mnemonics to boost memory. Illustrations depict dark-skinned and light-skinned youngsters who are nervous about public speaking or practicing deep breathing to relax; there is also a cartoon brain character that appears throughout the text. A final section in each book recaps the main points, and a note for adults in the back matter details how to nurture a growth mindset in children. VERDICT Good to recommend to a struggling student or for use in guidance lessons.