Tuesday, November 5, 2013

8th November World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day 

is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

I was pleased to see that there is a day to celebrate radiography because I have discovered this year that an early childhood library can never have too many books about x-rays. After sharks, snakes and dinosaurs, x-rays and bones would be the next most popular topic with 4 to 6 year old boys in my library. They especially like the books with the acetate pages that show what is under the skin or what is on the x-rays. If you are looking for books this is what is most popular in my library:

Jessica's X-ray  by Pat Zora
You Can't See Your Bones With Binoculars by Harriet Ziefert
X-treme X-ray by Nick Veasey
Bones: Skeletons and How They Work by Steve Jenkins

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