Viruses can cause a little bit of misery, like the common cold, or kill more soldiers than combat, as with the Yellow Fever in 1793. This mix of non-fiction and fiction shows how viruses work--and what it's like to survive a deadly epidemic.
Learning about the Periodic Table of the Elements? Check out these books to help you understand it's history, organization and uses. These resources are at a variety of levels, from those useful to middle-school students to those published for adults. All of them serve to offer an introduction to the topic for those without a lot of background knowledge.