From the hair on top of your head all the way down to your toes we’ve got you covered with human body books for kids. Most of the books on this list are informational books but there are also some fun fictional reads too.
Human Body Books for Children
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The first set of books we have about the body in general. Keep reading for specific body parts.
Usborne Books & More is a top source for general information human body books. We have used several of them and I highly recommend them.
Look Inside Your Body looks at the different systems of the body and is full of lift-the-flaps that reveal even more little nuggets of information. (ages 4 and up)
Big Book of the Body has fold out pages that make for a great study of the body. The pages are hard and durable. This is one to look at on the floor and gather the kids around. (ages 3 and up)
Human Body (Shine-a-Light) is an interactive book that is engaging for young children. Use a flashlight or the light of a window to reveal hidden objects in the illustrations. (ages 3 and up)
There are even more Usborne Books & More resources about the human body. Check them out HERE.
Professor Astro Cat’s Human Body Odyssey by Dr. Dominic Walliman travels all over the human body exploring different parts. Get questions answered such as “Why is there so much hair on the top of our heads?” to “What is a cell?” (ages 6 and up)
A Garden In Your Belly by Masha D’yans gets up close and personal with your gut to explore the unique garden in your digestive tract that makes everything work. Yep, we meet the microbes of our guts! The story starts helping us visualize our intestines like a long winding river. Then, we travel around the moon to get a visual of the number of microbes in our bodies. And, from there we just keep discovering this garden that makes everything work for us. (ages 3 and up)
Nicola Davies books are amazing. Check out Grow:Secrets of our DNA. Introduce the genetic code to children. (ages 7 and up)
If you are looking for a more in-depth look at the brain, check out Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott. (ages 7 and up)
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. is an informational book with a bit of a story feel and playful illustrations. (ages 5 and up)
Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snackby Stacy McAnulty seems like it would be a silly fictional story for Halloween, but it is actually full of brainy facts from the size of brains to how they work. It’s an entertaining and informative read.
Books About Bones for Kids
X-Ray Me!: Look Inside Your Body by Felicitas Horstschafer is an interactive book perfect for adding to a dramatic play center. Children learn about a different part of the body and then hold the page spread up to their own bodies like an x-ray of that section. So clever! (ages 3 and up)
There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost is an interactive book that literally invites you to put your hands all over the book. It’s a mix of a fictional story about Quog and Oort who are on their way to a birthday party but their spaceship breaks down. But, these blobs could use a “hand.” Yes, they need a hand from the reader to help them out. Children will love to help throughout the book and learn about the bones, nerves, and muscles. (ages 3 and up)
Give Me Back My Bones by Kim Norman is packed with fun learning and the book cover turns into a poster of the human skeleton making this one you will want to buy vs check out from the library. (ages 3 and up)
“Now I need my gnaw bone, my chicken-chomping saw bone.
I’ll starve without my jawbone. I miss my mandible!”
Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh is funny and informational. Your skull is pretty important and it has a big job.
Children’s Books About Hair
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry is a beautiful book about wanting a special hairstyle for a special day. But, sometimes our hair can be hard to get just right and even more challenging when you aren’t used to styling it. (ages 3 and up) And, if you haven’t seen the short film that goes with the book, you’ll love it.—>See the Hair Love Video
Hair/Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros is a bilingual book that highlights the different textures and styles you will find in hair.
Books About Poop and Butts for Kids
Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is one of the books that cracked the door open on books about poop. And let me tell you that there are countless books on the subject now. (ages 2 and up)
Butts are Everywhere by Jonathan Stutzman points out that butts can be found everywhere and have lots of different names. They can be called tushies, tush, rump or the scientific name- buttocks. (ages 3 and up)
For even more books about poop from all kinds of animals, check out What Do We Do All Day’s list.—>See it Here
Books About 5 Senses
Smell, taste, touch, sight, and sound…we’ve got books for each. Check out our Books About the Five Senses Book List.
Books About Teeth and Dental Health
Take the anxiety out of going to the dentist with ABC Dentist by Harriet Ziefert. Each letter highlights a different experience from A for appointment to S for saliva. A vocabulary rich pick. (ages 3 and up)
How Many Teeth by Paul Showers is from the popular Let’s Read and Find Out Science series. An informational book with playful illustrations is a great introduction to the world of baby and adult teeth. (ages 3 and up)
Teach brushing teeth up and down and all around in Brush Your Teeth, Please: A Pop-up Book by Jean Pidgeon. (ages 2 and up)
Sugar Bugs by Erica Weisz is a silly story that delivers an important reminder to keep the sugar off the teeth. (ages 2 and up)
Children’s Books About Healthy Habits
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Printable Book List of Human Body Books
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Healthy Habits Preschool Literacy Unit
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