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      Challoner, Jack. The Cell: A Visual Tour of the Building Block of Life. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

      Chinery, Michael. New Life (Wild Animal Planet). Lorenz, 2002.

      DK. Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide (Smithsonian). Updated rev. ed., 2011 (also check other DK animal/plant encyclopedias).

      Fridell, Ron. Decoding Life: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Genome. Lerner, 2005.

      Gibson, Karen Bush. Cells: Experience Life at Its Tiniest (Inquire and Investigate). Nomad Press, 2017.

      Hirsch, Rebecca. De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life. Twenty-First Century, 2017.

      Macauley, David. The Way We Work. Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

      Parker, Steve. In Your Genes: Genetics and Reproduction. Heinemann, 2007.

      Shapiro, Beth. How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction. Princeton University Press, 2016.

      Simpson, Kathleen. Genetics: From DNA to Designer Dogs (National Geographic Investigates). National Geographic, 2008.

      Wood, Matthew Brenden. The Science of Science Fiction (Inquire and Investigate). Nomad Press, 2017.

      The following, while not children’s books, are pictorial works with stunning close-up photographs and electron micrographs:

      Kesseler, Rob and Madeline Hardy. Pollen: The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers. Firefly Books, 2009.

      Kesseler, Rob and Wolfgang Stuppy. Seeds: Time Capsules of Life. Firefly Books, 2009.

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