Best Kids Books About The body

The Best 16 Books to Read With Your Kids About the Body

Updated Apr. 16, 2019

The human body is pretty miraculous. We witness this daily as our body is rejuvenated from a night of sleep, wounds are healed, and the tiniest baby grows into an adult. Somehow these amazing events become trivial or unnoticed and it is easy to take our bodies for granted. Reading books about the body always brings back the awe factor. Continue to be amazed as you read through this list of books about the body.

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body book
#1
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
Written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Thoughts from The Fun Uncle

I might just be a Magic School Bus die hard, but I love this book. Educational, fun, and classic. It's an extremely fun way to learn about a topic that might otherwise be boring, especially for young readers. The illustrations are always excellent, the characters are fun, and the literacy doesn't disappoint.

A special field trip on the magic school bus allows Ms. Frizzle's class to get a first-hand look at major parts of the body and how they work.

Surgery Day book
#2
Surgery Day
Written by Laura Wolfe, Julie Kaderabek and illustrated by Alycia Pace
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It's a big day for Tollie McStretch he's going to the hospital to have surgery for the first time EVER! Tollie's afraid and unsure about what's in store for him. Luckily, a whole team of doctors and nurses are there to make sure that his surgery day is a success! Follow along with Tollie and learn how you too can be a surgery expert!

Little Explorers: My Amazing Body book
#3
Little Explorers: My Amazing Body
Written by Ruth Martin and illustrated by Allan Sanders
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Introducing Little Explorers—a new, interactive nonfiction series for curious youngsters. With more than 60 flaps to lift, MY AMAZING BODY provides little ones with hands-on fun. MY AMAZING BODY is a lively introduction to the human body, where children can lift the flaps to find out what goes on under their skin. Young readers will be amazed as they find out how the brain works, what happens to a mouthful of food, how fast our fingernails grow, how we breathe, and much, much more. This book features over 60 sturdy flaps to lift, along with charming, kid-friendly artwork that introduces new concepts and vocabulary in a simple and accessible way.

My Strong Muscles book
#4
My Strong Muscles
Written by A.D. Largie and illustrated by Sabrina Pichardo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In this beautifully illustrated children's book kids learn all about their strong and amazing muscles. Featuring comical and adorable characters that explore the human body and discover how muscles work, what is the purpose of muscles are and how to make them grow big and strong.

Children It's Time to Meet Your Teeth book
#5
Children It's Time to Meet Your Teeth
Written and illustrated by Amanda Jones
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Want your children to brush their teeth? Here is how... CHILDREN, ITS TIME TO MEET YOUR TEETH is made up of 7 bite-size educational chapters:- 1.Meet Your Teeth 2.What We Do 3.Different Shape, Different Job 4.Different Parts of Your Tooth 5.What Can Happen To Us 6.Habits for a Brighter Smile 7.Crossword Puzzle/Word Search This book is strategically designed to give your children a better understanding of their teeth, why and how to take care of their teeth. Just like nursery rhymes, children get the bonus of learning in a rhyming format. Studies have demonstrated that the better children are at detecting rhymes the quicker and more successful they will be at learning to read (Bradley, 1988c, Bradley & Bryant, 1983, Ellis & Large, 1987). The rhymes in 'Children It's Time To Meet Your Teeth' help to educate and encourage children to explore and establish a proper oral hygiene routine early in life. This helps to ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth, a key feature shown in their beautiful smile. Want your children to know all about their teeth? Then get this book NOW!!!

Bonaparte Falls Apart book
#6
Bonaparte Falls Apart
Written by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Terry
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Bonaparte the skeleton is literally falling to pieces and needs help from his friends to pull himself together before the first day of school.

Look Inside Your Body book
#7
Look Inside Your Body
Written and illustrated by Kate Leake, Louie Stowell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Billedbog med mere end 100 flapper. Introducing children to the functions of their own bodies in a fun and informative way

My First Book about the Brain book
#8
My First Book about the Brain
Written and illustrated by Donald M. Silver, Patricia J Wynne
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

How does the brain control the rest of the body? How does it enable the senses, regulate speech, affect balance, and influence sleep and dreams? These 30 full-page illustrations to color help explain every aspect of the brain's big job, from communicating with the central nervous system to retaining memories.

My Amazing Bones and Skeleton: A Book about Body Parts & Growing Strong for Kids: Halloween Books for Learning book
#9
My Amazing Bones and Skeleton: A Book about Body Parts & Growing Strong for Kids: Halloween Books for Learning
Written by A.D. Largie and illustrated by Sabrina Pichardo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Kids learn all about their amazing bones and skeleton. Skeletons aren't scary and they are not just for Halloween. They are inside your body under your strong muscles. Bones are strong and love to grow tall. Your bones are amazing let me show you how!

My Amazing Skin Can Heal: A Book about Boo-Boos, Bandages and Band AIDS book
#10
My Amazing Skin Can Heal: A Book about Boo-Boos, Bandages and Band AIDS
Written by A.D. Largie and illustrated by Sabrina Pichardo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Kids learn all about their amazing skin and everything that it does for their human body. Skin is waterproof and dirt proof. Skin protects us from the hot and from the cold. When skin gets cut it heals itself like magic. Skin is amazing in so many ways.

My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes book
#11
My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes
Written by pro Familia and illustrated by Dagmar Geisler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

An informational picture book that provides children with confidence about accepting and rejecting physical contact from others is an invaluable resource that can help give children a voice in uncomfortable situations.

Your Body Is Awesome book
#12
Your Body Is Awesome
Written by Sigrun Danielsdottir and illustrated by Bjork Bjarkadottir
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Shows how our bodies come in different sizes, shapes, and colors and suggests all the things bodies can do and how to take good care of them.

My First Human Body Book book
#13
My First Human Body Book
Written and illustrated by Patricia J Wynne, Donald M. Silver
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-11

Here's the most entertaining way for children to get a good look at the human body and learn how bodies work: 28 fun and instructive, ready-to-color illustrations. Coordinating text explores the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory, and immune systems, and answers such questions as What is a hiccup? and Where is my DNA?

Parts book
#14
Parts
Written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

First, his hair started falling out. Then skin started peeling from his toes. Some stuffing came out of his belly button, and a piece of something gray and wet-his brain?-fell out of his nose. Is this normal? Or is this boy coming unglued? With a perfect combination of humor and grossness, this look at one boy's farfetched fears will have readers laughing their heads off!

Inside Your Outside! book
#15
Inside Your Outside!
Written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick on a trip in his Inside Your Outside Machine.

Bones book
#16
Bones
Written by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Davy Jones
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Describes how bones perform different functions as part of the human body.

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