Think boys are better at math? Don't bet on it. Think an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Better buy some oranges too. This is the book that will put to rest even more rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat-out lies that kids hear every day — also known as the book their moms never wanted them to see. The National Geographic chapter books are well-written explorations of entertaining topics, from strange-but-true animal behavior to the work of scientists who protect the environment. Each book contains three fast-paced, engrossing true stories that blend humor and inspirational moments with lively description and scientific detail. Outstanding full-color photographs keep readers engaged, making this series a terrific choice for helping kids become comfortable with nonfiction storytelling.