Best Children's Books About Teeth

26 Children's Books About Teeth

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth book
#1
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth
Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

On his first trip to the dentist, Charley gets lots of moral support from Maisy and friends in a full-length story readers will be eager to sink their teeth into. Now in paperback! (Age 2-5). Maisy's friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He's going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous. Luckily, Maisy, Tallulah, Eddie, and Cyril are happy to accompany their toothy friend to the dentist’s office, where they make some fun discoveries: a twirly chair that goes up and down, a special cup to spit in, and a proper tooth-brushing demonstration. Charley gets an x-ray, a smiley button, and a book to take home, but what will happen with his wobbly tooth?

Josie's Lost Tooth book
#2
Josie's Lost Tooth
Written and illustrated by Jennifer K Mann
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Josie is the monkey-bars champion, the first one to read a whole book by herself, and the second-fastest runner in her class. But she’s the worst at losing teeth—the only kid in her class who still has all her baby teeth! One night, Josie finally feels a tooth wiggle, just a little, and she can’t wait to show her best friend, Richard. But nothing makes the tooth fall out—not hanging upside down, chomping on an apple, or even pulling on the tooth with a string—until Josie trips and goes splat and the tooth is lost for good. Now what can she leave under her pillow for the tooth fairy?

Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy book
#3
Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy
Written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Erwin Madrid
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

By popular demand, Judy Moody herself steps into the spotlight in a story that is sure to have kids grinning — and believing. Judy and her friends are on the playground when Jessica Finch overhears a fifth-grader talking. What!? There’s no such thing as the Tooth Fairy? Can that big kid be right? Luckily, Judy Moody is on the case! All she needs is one loose tooth, a semi-reluctant little brother, a bathtub, a string, a toy motorboat, and . . . open wide, Stink! But what if the real Tooth Fairy is a no-show? Judy Moody fans will happily sink their teeth into this cavity-free caper full of surprises — and a little bit of magic.

Dentist book
#4
Dentist
Written by Jess Stockham and illustrated by Jan Lewis
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Young children visit the dentist and see what a typical appointment might be like, including having their teeth examined, learning how to keep their teeth clean, and getting a filling.

A Mighty Bitey Creature book
#5
A Mighty Bitey Creature
Written by Ronda Armitage and illustrated by Nikki Dyson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

All is quiet in the jungle. But not for long! “Who bit my lovely green bottom?” shouts Frog. He rushes to tell King Lion, who will surely know just what to do. But soon Monkey (eek-eek-eek! ) and Zebra (ya-a-a hooo! ) encounter something mighty and bitey, too. Can the King of the Jungle save them all? What kind of creature would test its super-sharp teeth on everything it meets? Vivid illustrations, rhythmic language, and a surprise perpetrator combine for a rollicking read.

The Night Before the Tooth Fairy book
#6
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy
Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It wiggles, and waggles, and wiggles some more, but this little boy’s stubborn tooth just won’t come out! He hopes it will fall out soon, because he can’t wait to meet the Tooth Fairy! This humorous tale based on Clement C. Moore’s classic poem is a perfect addition to the best-selling series.

I Feel Five! book
#7
I Feel Five!
Written and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Fritz's 5th birthday starts off well when he eats all five of his birthday pancakes and gets brand-new sneakers that fit perfectly, but when he peeks in the mirror, he looks just the same as he did when he was 4 years old—and not even a single tooth is wiggling!

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth book
#8
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth
Written and illustrated by Jarvis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

A goofy and lonely denizen of the jungle has just one talent — scaring other creatures with his big, scary teeth! What would he do without them? Deep in the jungle lurks Alan the alligator, descended from a long line of very scary alligators. He prepares carefully — polishing his scales, brushing each of his big, scary teeth, and practicing his frightening faces — then sneaks into the jungle to terrorize the jungle critters. ("I’m big, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!") But after a long day of scaring, Alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, run a warm mud bath, and take out his teeth, which nobody else knows are false. Until one morning, when Alan wakes up and finds that his teeth are gone! Without those teeth, he’s just not very scary, and scaring is the only thing he knows how to do. Or is it? Witty, charming, and playful storytelling will have preschoolers cheering for Alan as he discovers a new way to fit in.

Crocodile Snap! book
#9
Crocodile Snap!
Written by Little Bee Books and illustrated by Beatrice Costamagna
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Brock the crocodile snap his teeth! Brock the crocodile has great big teeth, but sometimes, they're so scary that they frighten all his friends away. Brock scares a bird when a yawns, a frog when he sneezes, some snakes when he hiccups, some baby elephants when he coughs, and a rhino and some monkeys when he laughs. He feels bad scaring them, but he can't help having such big, scary teeth! But his mom is able to cheer him up by giving him a nice big cupcake!

Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies book
#10
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
Written and illustrated by William Joyce
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

When orphaned Katherine learns that the teeth collected by the scorned Tooth Fairy contain memories of childhood, she enlists the help of the Guardians to get her tooth back and remember her parents.

Grizzly Bear Munch! book
#11
Grizzly Bear Munch!
Written by Little Bee Books and illustrated by Beatrice Costamagna
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Barry the grizzly bear munch with his teeth! Barry the grizzly bear is very clumsy! He goes looking for food, but he seems to keep hurting himself trying to find some! When he tries to eat an apple, a spider bites him. When he goes into the river for salmon, he bumps his head on a rock. The bees have been following him the whole time, laughing, but Barry has had enough! He chases after them, but runs into a tree and hurts himself. The bees think that Barry is hilarious, so they give him a lot of honey, and Barry becomes friends with them. Kids will love this interactive board book with sliders that allows them to make the grizzly bear's mouth shout out loud or munch on food!

Vampire Bite! book
#12
Vampire Bite!
Written by Little Bee Books and illustrated by Beatrice Costamagna
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

In this interactive board book, kids will love pulling the tabs to make Victor the vampire show off his scary Halloween costume by snapping with his teeth! Victor the vampire wants to show off his scary Halloween costume, but it isn't quite working out as he had hoped. Will he be able to scare anyone, or will a surprise visitor scare Victor in return? Kids will love this interactive board book with sliders that allows them to make the vampire's mouth take a big bite...or snap shut!

Head in the Clouds book
#13
Head in the Clouds
Written and illustrated by Abby Hanlon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Dory, nicknamed Rascal, has her first loose tooth, but her excitement turns to concern when imaginary evil robber Mrs. Gobble Gracker captures the Tooth Fairy.

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat book
#14
Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat
Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

When Cat loses a tooth, the Tooth Fairy delivers a wholly unwanted sidekick: a mouse. Together, Cat and Mouse are tasked with running a few Tooth Fairy-related errands—a challenge, since Mouse is just as competitive and mischievous and hilariously self-involved as Cat. The stakes rise and so does the deadpan humor, culminating in a satisfying surprise that will leave readers eager for yet another delightfully devious Cat adventure.

The Tricky Tooth book
#15
The Tricky Tooth
Written by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by Tammy Lyon
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Katie is the only one in her class who has not lost a tooth, but despite all of her efforts, her wiggly tooth refuses to come out.

Tooth Fairy Trouble book
#16
Tooth Fairy Trouble
Written and illustrated by Marty Kelley
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

When Molly Mac loses her first tooth, talk of the Tooth Fairy makes her head spin! What does the Tooth Fairy do with all of those teeth anyway? Molly and her best friend, Kayley, decide to investigate. When Molly figures out what happens to her lost tooth, will she approve?

The Tale of the Tooth Fairy book
#17
The Tale of the Tooth Fairy
Written and illustrated by Emma Randall
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Have you ever wondered what the tooth fairy does with your teeth? Join Daisy and Elliot on an enchanting adventure to Fairyland, as they meet magical fairies, visit the fairy queen and discover the tooth fairy's special secret. With beautiful illustrations by Emma Randall, this charming tale will make a perfect gift for children everywhere.

Crabtree book
#18
Crabtree
Written by and illustrated by Jon Nichols, Tucker Nichols
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Alfred Crabtree has lost his false teeth. But don’t worry, he’ll find them if he can just get his things organized! Alfred's world is cluttered with surprising objects. Some are very uncommon, and some are probably not where they ought to be. There are a lot of pencils and small yapping dogs. There’s a squeeze bottle of mustard, a plunger, a rubber band or two, a few very fancy hats, and a group portrait of sea monsters. There’s an old cassette tape, a swizzle stick, a bicycle pump, and an armadillo shell. Join Alfred on a romp through his far too many possessions and you’ll end up learning more about him than he knows about himself. And maybe he’ll find his teeth in all that stuff!

How to Catch the Tooth Fairy book
#19
How to Catch the Tooth Fairy
Written by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

How to catch the Tooth Fairy?It's not an easy task!You can try to catch her,But she is just too fast!Can you catch the Tooth Fairy in action? Or will she get away? Parents and children will love sharing the surprises delivered in this fun and lively book!

The Crocodile and the Dentist book
#20
The Crocodile and the Dentist
Written and illustrated by Taro Gomi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Oh, it's time to go to the dentist! Crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of the dentist. The dentist wants to help, but he's afraid of Crocodile. Never fear! Bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi cleverly and humorously presents both sides of the story, as the crocodile and the dentist learn to be brave and face their fears—of what might happen in that dentist's chair and of each other!

Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet book
#21
Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet
Written by Anica Mrose Rissi and illustrated by Meg Park
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

Anna has a loose tooth! It’s as wiggly as her dog Banana’s tail. But while Anna is poking at her loose tooth, class clown Justin keeps poking fun at Anna and her friends. Anna tries to make Justin leave them alone and gets pulled into a high-stakes bet. If Anna wins, Justin has to play nice; but if Anna loses, she has to do something so jaw-droppingly embarrassing, even Banana can’t believe it. There’s no wiggling her way out of this one. Anna has to win this bet.

Way Down Below Deep book
#22
Way Down Below Deep
Written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by David Sheldon
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Swim with the ocean's most secret creatures! What mysteries lurk at the bottom of the ocean? Discover some of the world's most fascinating animals, such as anglerfish, luring prey to a toothy doom with a siren's light; vampire squid, peering forth with red eyes; and sea cucumbers, filtering food from the water passing through their bodies. Follow the lanternfish as he lights the way down to the mysterious deep, where whale worms sprout from bones and all varieties of jellies float free. Children will learn about these bizarre bottom-dwellers through clever rhymes and captivating drawings that bring this sunless land to light. Fun, sometimes silly, facts and images accompany each rhyming marine description.

Tooth Monsters book
#23
Tooth Monsters
Written by Jessica Martinello and illustrated by Gregoire Mabire
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

The young girl at the centre of this charming and quirkily-illustrated story hates brushing her teeth and is terrified of the dentist; as far as she's concerned, there's no scarier monster. But when she meets a real monster in her bathroom, she learns how dentists are really heroes and brushing your teeth is very important - so important that even monsters do it!This inventive picture book is brimming with humour and imagination. Parent and child will love to read along together over and over again.

Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO book
#24
Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO
Written by Tamara Pizzoli and illustrated by Federico Fabiani
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this clever, funny, and modern picture book, the tooth fairy is a high-powered black businesswoman named Tallulah. Meet Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO. She's a successful businesswoman, a well-rounded individual, and a fairy! Tallulah thinks she knows just about everything about running her company, Tooth Titans Inc. But then one day she comes upon a new challenge—a little boy hasn't only lost a tooth, he's really lost it. In that it's gone and he has nothing to leave under his pillow, which means there's nothing for Tallulah to take. What's a fairy to do? Luckily, Tallulah has a great team of advisors who help her solve the problem.

Big Mouth Elizabeth book
#25
Big Mouth Elizabeth
Written by Rachel Vail and illustrated by Paige Keiser
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Second-grader Elizabeth longs to be a member of the Big Mouth club, which is made up of kids who have lost at least one baby tooth. Elizabeth is WAY behind on losing her baby teeth, and so is Cali, a quiet girl who is also left out of the Big Mouth Club. Elizabeth thinks Cali is so much more babyish than she is—in fact, Elizabeth SHOULD be in the Big Mouth Club because she's NOT babyish. But when she understands how bad it feels to be left out, Elizabeth's attitude shifts. Here is a story about fitting in in unexpected ways. With copious line art by Paige Keiser, this second book in Rachel Vail's Elizabeth series is sure to delight fans of Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, and Clementine.

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