Best Children's Books About The body

27 Children's Books About The body

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
All of Baby, Nose to Toes book
#1
All of Baby, Nose to Toes
Written by Victoria Adler and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, Victoria Adler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

From eyes to ears, tummy to nose, legs to toes, there’s a lot for baby to discover – and even more for a family to love. Bright, buoyant art and a roly-poly little baby are sure to inspire plenty of giggling and grabbing and feet-in-the-air-ing. For every baby – and every parent who loves that baby to bits – here’s the perfect first book.

Ears, Nose, Eyes... Surprise! book
#2
Ears, Nose, Eyes... Surprise!
Written and illustrated by Sarah Jones
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

"There's a surprise. What could it be? Use all five senses to find clues with me!" The final installment of Sarah Jones's ROYGBaby series, Ears, Nose, Eyes... Surprise! will have young readers eager to learn what their own senses can help them discover.

My Silly Body book
#3
My Silly Body
Written and illustrated by Eric Nagourney, Paul Hanson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Kids, meet your body and learn how it works: My Silly Body unfolds into a life-size, interactive, die-cut figure that teaches the basics of the human body. P. Hanson offers a completely fresh, hands-on approach to engage children in just what it is that so fascinates them about their bodies—from the organs to the bones to the funny noises they make after eating too many beans. The Body. It's a full-size, full-color illustrated cardboard cut-out with lift-and-learn flaps on one side that reveal the organs, bloodstream, nerves, and muscles. Here are the guts—heart, lungs, stomach, intestines—with captions that describe what each does. Here is the brain—lift the flap over the forehead and discover the master organ that controls everything from heartbeats (72 a minute) to learning ABCs. Flip the figure over, and it's like looking at a perfect X ray—a complete 4-year-old skeleton, from skull to the small bones in the toes and fingers. The Book. Accompanying the body cut-out is a 64-page illustrated owner's manual. Learn the mystery of the disappearing bones (babies are born with 300 bones, but have only 206 when they’re fully grown). And take a fascinating trip though the digestive system and find out why we really are what we eat.

This Little Piggy book
#4
This Little Piggy
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

Presents an illustrated version of this traditional nursery rhyme. On board pages.

Ten Little Fingers book
#5
Ten Little Fingers
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

An illustrated board book with words and music to a song celebrating all the things a child can make ten fingers do, including shutting them up tight and opening them wide.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ... book
#6
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes ...
Written and illustrated by Annie Kubler
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

An illustrated version of the song which identifies parts of the body. On board pages.

Hello, World! My Body book
#7
Hello, World! My Body
Written and illustrated by Jill McDonald
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. (“How many fingers can you count on each hand?") It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.

Your Amazing Skin from Outside In book
#8
Your Amazing Skin from Outside In
Written by Joanne Settel and illustrated by Bonnie Timmons
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It’s itchy, it’s sweaty, it’s embarrassing...but most of all, it’s fascinating! Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative book of poems about our skin. Have you ever wondered… Why you blush when you’re embarrassed? Why you’ve got freckles everywhere? Why your fingers wrinkle in the pool? Why your friends come in all different colors? Why mosquitoes think you’re delicious? Why you’ve got that giant pimple on your nose? Look no further! With supercool facts, clever rhymes, and hilarious illustrations by Bonnie Timmons, acclaimed author Joanne Settel answers all these questions (and more!) in this fascinating, fun exploration of the science of our skin from head to toe. When she’s through, you won’t believe what your skin can do!

I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes! book
#9
I Love You, Nose! I Love You, Toes!
Written and illustrated by Linda Davick
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Our wonderful bodies—aren’t they amazing? Come celebrate all the things that make us who we are—from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes, to our tummies, our freckles, our dimples, our skin, and everything in between! With silly, rhyming text and bold, simple illustrations, this fun and frank approach to exploring body parts provides factual information that is just right for the young reader.

Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands book
#10
Ten Little Fingers, Two Small Hands
Written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Jane Massey
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Count each little finger one by one in this sweet book now available as a board book! Ten little fingers, one hand . . . two. Two small hands belong to you! Join a group of multicultural toddlers as they enjoy delicious treats and count one by one as one little finger points to cake, two little fingers tap a plate, three little fingers pinch a bite, and four little fingers squish it tight! Now available as a board book for the youngest of readers!

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet book
#11
Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet
Written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Jane Massey
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Count each little toe one by one in this sweet board book! Ten little toes on two small feet. These ten toes are ten times sweet! Join a group of multicultural toddlers for an exciting day as their ten little toes wriggle and wiggle, splatter and pitter-patter, and wibble-wobble! Now available as a board book for the youngest of readers!

Hand Book book
#12
Hand Book
Written and illustrated by Jeff Newman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Hands reach. Hands teach. Hands tell stories of life and love.

Look at Me! book
#13
Look at Me!
Written by and illustrated by Flora Chang
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

A first book of faces to share with your little one! Look, point, touch, and say hello to all the animal faces! This sturdy, shaped board book is perfect for little ones looking to learn different facial features. Little ones can point to the rabbit's ears, then have fun pointing to their own ears. Plus, the peekaboo mirror at the end is sure to delight and surprise!

Lucha Libre - Anatomy / Anatomia book
#14
Lucha Libre - Anatomy / Anatomia
Written by Ariana Stein, Patty Rodriguez and illustrated by Citlali Reyes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Inspired by the colorful world of freestyle wrestling, this book will introduce your little one to the human body and their first English and Spanish words.

Explore the Human Body book
#15
Explore the Human Body
Written by Luann Colombo and illustrated by Jennifer Fairman, Craig Zuckerman
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A fascinating three-dimensional presentation provides the reader with an in-depth, hands-on exploration of the human body. In Explore the Human Body, a fascinating three-dimensional presentation allows in-depth, hands-on exploration of the most amazing machine in the world—you. This unique “model” can be deconstructed and rebuilt layer by layer, system by system, just by turning the page, so the reader can see how each part of the body is connected to the others. The complexities of the human body can be daunting, particularly for children, so by combining a 3-D model with informative text and pictures, Explore the Human Body helps children understand how all the major systems of the body work together to enable us to breathe, move, and interact with the world around us.

Itch! book
#16
Itch!
Written by Anita Sanchez and illustrated by Gilbert Ford
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Everybody gets itchy, and every kid will love this title that scratches the itch to know more and about the history, anatomy, botany, biology behind it. Perfect for fans of Grossology books looking for something more substantive and dynamic. You can feel it coming on--that terrible, tortuous ITCH. As irritating as an itch is, it is also your body's way of sending you a message you can't miss, like you've brushed up against poison ivy or lice have taken up residence in your hair. None of which you'd know without that telltale itch! And there are so many things that make us itch--from fungus to fleas, mosquitoes to nettles, poison ivy to tarantulas! Combining history, anatomy, laugh-out-loud illustrations, and even tips to avoid--and soothe--the itch, Anita Sanchez and Gilbert Ford take readers on an intriguing (and sometimes disgusting) look into what makes you scratch.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes book
#17
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A global celebration of adorable baby fingers and baby toes, as well as the babies they belong to, is now available in a lap board book edition.

100 First Words book
#18
100 First Words
Written and illustrated by Carly Madden
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

100 First Words is the perfect first board book for babies and toddlers; full of fun, interesting and familiar everyday objects from a young child’s world. Each busy page is themed with items from the body, home, clothes, food and things that go. A mixture of vibrant photographs and beautiful illustrations entertain toddlers and spark their imagination, encouraging them to point, laugh and talk – helping to build confidence and vocabulary. Each spread includes an interactive spinner – perfect for little fingers to play with – to help toddlers spot and identify colours. This is an entertaining, yet informative, book for parent, carers and children to share together, encouraging them to develop essential vocabulary skills and foster an early love for books and reading.

Science Comics: The Brain book
#19
Science Comics: The Brain
Written by Tory Woollcott and illustrated by Alex Graudins
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-13

With Science Comics, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the farthest reaches of space, and everything in between! These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. In this volume, Fahama has been kidnapped by a mad scientist and his zombie assistant, and they are intent on stealing her brain! She'll need to learn about the brain as fast as possible in order to plan her escape! How did the brain evolve? How do our senses work in relation to the brain? How do we remember things? What makes you, YOU? Get an inside look at the human brain, the most advanced operating system in the world . . . if you have the nerve!

Skelly's Halloween book
#20
Skelly's Halloween
Written by David Martin and illustrated by Lori Richmond
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When a fall causes Skelly B. Skeleton to come apart on Halloween, his animal friends try to put him back together based on their own bodies.

Do Not Lick This Book book
#21
Do Not Lick This Book
Written by Idan Ben-Barak and 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.

Everyone Toots book
#22
Everyone Toots
Written by Joe Rhatigan and illustrated by Alejandro O'Kif
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Just like the title says, everyone toots. For the child who just doesn't believe us, here's the book that proves it. Does Dad toot? Yes. Does Mom toot? Of course! How about the president? Indeed. At once silly, mischievous, and wacky while also being informative and perhaps even a tad comforting. Everyone Toots, keeps it as tasteful as possible while also tickling everyone's funny bone. The rhyming text and incredibly funny illustrations by Alejandro O'Kif will keep kids coming back for another round of unicorns, elephants, big brothers, ballerinas, princesses, astronauts and more passing a little gas.

Frozen Man book
#23
Frozen Man
Written by David Getz and illustrated by Peter McCarty
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Recounts the discovery of a man's remains found frozen in the Alps, and describes how scientists determined that he had died five thousand years earlier

50 Wacky Things Humans Do book
#24
50 Wacky Things Humans Do
Written by Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team and illustrated by Lisa Perrett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

Did you know that a sneeze moves at about 100 mph? Or that an average person sheds up to 500 million skin cells a day? Did you know that a large portion of the cells in your body are not human? 50 Wacky Things Humans Do describes 50 unbelievably weird things about the human body that seem too crazy to be true, but are! Whether amazing, silly, or just plain gross, these peculiar and fascinating things about the human body will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.

Peaceful Piggy Yoga book
#25
Peaceful Piggy Yoga
Written and illustrated by Kerry Lee MacLean
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Who loves yoga? Everyone from ballerinas to football players to moms and dads! It's a great way to keep your body and your mind happy and healthy! Includes instructions for eleven classic yoga poses.

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