Book: What Makes Your Body Work? by Gill Arbuthnott

Written by Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize-nominated Gill Arbuthnott

What Makes Your Body Work?


Informative & Illustrative


Age Relevant


Value for Money




Our bodies are amazing, yet a complex and difficult subject to teach to pupils. Some pupils can feel embarrassed about the topic, and providing them with materials to explore in their own time and space can be helpful in helping to understand.

What Makes Your Body Work? is the latest title from Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize-nominated Gill Arbuthnott, continuing her series of amazing, accessible first reference books. It takes readers on a journey through some of the body’s major organs and systems using experiments that the reader can perform.

The book sensitively covers the major body organs, the nervous system, reproductive systems, the immune system, and plenty more.

The book is packed with eye-catching illustrations and explanatory diagrams to support the ideas and concepts, which will appeal to young readers aged 9+ and a great classroom resource which could be added to a library, or used as a discussion prompt.

Gill has already presented workshops at the Glasgow Wee Write Festival and Edinburgh Science Festival to packed audiences using demonstrations and experiments about understanding the brain.

Published by A&C Black Childrens & Educational, What Makes Your Body Work? by Gill Arbuthnott is priced at £8.99* in paperback format, available from Amazon UK.


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