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Microorganisms And Bacteria: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about microorganisms and bacteria?

As you can see, this list of kids books about microorganisms and bacteria is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about microorganisms and bacteria, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

Gut Garden: A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome
Written by Katie Brosnan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Within our bodies hides an entire world of organisms called microbes. They boost our immune systems, digest our food, regulate our metabolism and even impact on our mental health.

Through Katie Brosnan’s personable illustrations, we follow the digestive process from the moment the food enters our mouths to the moment waste leaves our bodies. Along the way we learn about this fascinating scientific frontier and gain an insight into the vast ecosystem that exists inside us.

Do Not Lick This Book
Written by Idan Ben-Barak & illustrated by Julian Frost
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From highly respected microbiologist, Idan Ben-Barak, and the creator of the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die, Julian Frost, comes Do Not Lick This Book, an ingenious, interactive book about the germs that occupy real estate on all of our bodies.

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