by Daniel P. Haeusser | We recently featured research on black band disease in corals. Today, I highlight illustrated children’s books of microbiology. One, titled Zobi and the Zoox turns to the beneficial, symbiotic role that microbes play in corals. This lovely award-winning book is part of a series from Small Friends Books, which to date includes another picture book and a new graphic novel, each "created through a collaboration of artists, writers, scientists, educators and designers." These books combine microbiology education with adventure stories that highlight interactions (particularly cooperation) between microbes and larger organisms. Factual and compelling, their text and images should appeal to children and adults alike.