24 Informative Picture Books 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.

Top 10 The Body Books

Parts book
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!

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body book
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.

My Amazing Bones and Skeleton: A Book about Body Parts & Growing Strong for Kids: Halloween Books for Learning book
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!

Little Explorers: My Amazing Body book
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.

Children It's Time to Meet Your Teeth book
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!!!

Look Inside Your Body book
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

Your Body Is Awesome book
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.

Surgery Day book
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!

Inside Your Outside! book
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.

My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes book
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.

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