Last night I actually got through six pages in Seized. Woohoo! I'm not kidding when I say I have no time to myself. Anyway, Elayna likes it when I rest with her for a few minutes when she goes to bed, and we just generally talk about stuff. Stuff, last night, was "what happens in Mommy's brain during a seizure", and the workings of the brain in general, because she asked what I was reading. She was absolutely fascinated, and upset when I said it was time for me to go. "Mommy, can we talk more about how the brain works tomorrow?"
And she told yendi that she can't wait til tonight so she can hear more about my seizures. This sort of thing fascinates her.
So. Parents, Librarians: Does anyone know of a good book that explains how the brain works in a reasonable amount of detail? She reads at a YA level - she chooses books geared for ages 9-12, but her comprehension is greater than that, so a book for younger teenagers would work just fine. I want her to have a reference, something we can read together.