Letter L Books

Letter L Books

Reading books starting with L or books featuring letter L words can really help as you teach your child about recognizing the letter L and learning it’s sound. Here I’ve rounded up a list of some great letter L books for preschool that will be a blast to read with your child.

Letter L Books

Letter L Books for Preschool



Lana Llama's Little Lamb by Barbara deRubertis

Lana Llama’s Little Lamb by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

Lana Llama loves little Lucky Lamb. But Lucky has a problem―the sly and sneaky wolf down the lane! Luckily, Lana and her teacher, Alpha Betty, know just what to do!




Lost! by David McPhail

Lost! by David McPhail

On his way to school, a small boy befriends a very large bear who is lost.




Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.




Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn’t come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama’s need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama’s reassuring message.




Listen and Learn by Cheri J. Meiners

Listen and Learn by Cheri J. Meiners

Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop skills for listening, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening.




Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons

Everything you ever wanted to know about ladybugs— and why they’re crucial to our environment. Bright illustrations and an easy-to-read text make this ideal for young readers studying the natural world.




The Lost Lake by Allen Say

The Lost Lake by Allen Say (Sandpiper Books)

Luke and his father, who is disgusted by the tourists surrounding the once secluded lake of his childhood, hike deeper into the wilderness to find a “lost lake” of their own.




In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer

A fresh take on a familiar saying, perfect for the first rainy days of spring. From hail and wet snow to vibrant green fields full of blossoms, the illustrations grow brighter, springing into new life—and hinting and the summer to come. The lively text and paintings illustrate the ways in which we personify spring weather, making this book a perfect introduction to figurative language—and lots of fun to read as well.




Lots of Lambs by Laura Numeroff

Lots of Lambs by Laura Numeroff

“Happy lambs, / grumpy lambs, / Lambs in a coat. / Grandpa lambs, / Baby lambs, / Lambs on a boat.” Jaunty rhymes make for excellent read-alouds on their own, but add flaps to flip and textures to touch and storytime success is inevitable. Colorful lambs in contrasting situations (indoors/outdoors, for instance) help reinforce the concept of opposites.




The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn

The Little Lamb by Judy Dunn (Pictureback(R)

Delectable photographs illuminate this appealing story of a little girl and a lamb.


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This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

An illustrated version of the classic Woody Guthrie folk song, perfect for a family singalongs! Since its debut in the 1940s, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” has become one of the best-loved and most timely folk songs in America, inspiring activism and patriotism for all. This classic ballad is now brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the whole family to share. Detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country and create an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.




Lightning Bug Lantern by Andrea Skuta

Lightning Bug Lantern by Andrea Skuta

Lightning Bug Lantern is a heartwarming story for children that emphasizes the importance of teamwork and friendship through the eyes of Maggie, a young girl whose biggest wish is to catch enough lightning bugs to fill her campsite with magic light.




The Lantern Hill Light Parade by Meadow Rue Merrill

The Lantern Hill Light Parade by Meadow Rue Merrill (Lantern Hill Farm)

“You are invited to Lantern Hill Farm, The harvest is ready, the hay’s in the barn…” So reads six-year-old Molly’s invitation to Aunt Jenny’s harvest party at Lantern Hill Farm. But when the sky grows dark on the day of the party, Molly is scared. Thankfully, she and her friends have each brought something that glows for a special parade. While marching together, they learn about Jesus, the light of the world, who overcomes the dark and helps us be brave.




Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo isn’t reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo’s mother isn’t. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he’s ready. With its message of patience and humor, Leo the Late Bloomer is more timely than ever.




Mrs Lather’s Laundry by Allan Ahlberg

Mrs Lather’s Laundry by Allan Ahlberg (Happy Families)

Mrs. Lather is getting quite worked up in her laundry. She hates washing socks, she hates washing vests, she really doesn’t much like washing trousers or dresses either. But her job gets rather more difficult when her customers start bringing in more unusual washing loads…




Larry the Lawnmower by Jeanne Archambault

Larry the Lawnmower by Jeanne Archambault

Larry is a dedicated little lawnmower. It’s a delightful story all written in rhyme. Larry shares many emotions to which all children can relate. It incorporates an important message about recycling and the values that are instilled in Larry.




Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Join Mama and Buddy Bear’s stroll through the seasons as they examine the development of leaves on their favorite trees. In early spring, Buddy wonders when the leaves will emerge from their buds and blossom into the wonderful shapes he and Mama like to collect in the summer months. Mama, a treasure trove of tree facts, shares Buddy’s love of leaves and encourages him to use his eyes and hands to explore how a tree produces, maintains, and then sheds its foliage.




Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.




Little Lu Learns to Love by Leah Vis

Little Lu Learns to Love by Leah Vis

Kindness and love can be challenging, right? Little Lu has the perfect day planned. New paints = a full day of painting bliss. All of her plans come crashing down when she ends up having to entertain her little cousin instead. Mama takes this opportunity to teach Little Lu that love can be tricky, but it is also worth the effort. Little Lu tries, flounders, and eventually discovers the joy in putting someone else first.




Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs

Leaping Lemmings! by John Briggs

Think before you leap! Lemmings look alike, sound alike, and act alike. If one jumps off a cliff, the others jump right after him. . . except Larry. Larry’s very independent and won’t follow his fellow lemmings blindly to their doom. But can he teach them to use their brains and stop making terrible group decisions? A wonderfully funny, quirky tale about staying true to yourself with witty illustrations that capture all the humor and pathos of Larry’s situation.


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Lemons and Lemonade by Nancy Loewen

Lemons and Lemonade by Nancy Loewen (Money Matters)

Provides a small business scenario using a lemonade stand. Topics discussed include capital, gross profit, net profit, marketing, supply and demand, monopoly, and competition.




Lemurs by Claire Throp

Lemurs by Claire Throp (Living in the Wild: Primates)

Lemurs explores the fascinating world of primates. The title includes information about classification, habitats, adaptations, food chains, behavior, and intelligence. Readers will also learn about the threats these creatures face, how they can help protect them and their habitats, and what the future holds for them.




How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon

Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. That’s just what happens to a little boy when a lemur begins to follow him in the park one day—and more of the adoring animals join in. The boy does everything to ditch the playful creatures, from jumping on a train to flying in a hot-air balloon to climbing the highest mountain. But nothing works—AND he’s lost, too! It’s then that his constant companions show just why they make the very best of friends. The parade of lovable lemurs, and the playful illustrations, will have children laughing, reading this again and again-and wishing they could have a pet like that, too.




The Letters Are Lost! by Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Letters Are Lost! by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Once upon a time, all the letters of the alphabet were together. But now they’re lost! One showed up in the Bath. There was one under a Hat, another one on a Quilt, and even one in the Sandbox. Where are the rest? Readers will delight in finding out in this vibrant, charming introduction to the alphabet.




Lettuce! by Diana Kizlauskas

Lettuce! by Diana Kizlauskas

Good fortune runs amok as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? His crew of wacky friends helps him solve his curly green dilemma. The story told with humor works as a lesson in friendship, sharing and values as well as all-around entertainment.




Lightbulbs by Joanne Mattern

Lightbulbs by Joanne Mattern (Rookie Read-About Science)

How does a lightbulb work? Press a button. Flip a switch. And – like magic – light fills a room. It’s all thanks to the humble lightbulb. This book introduces readers to the simple science of the lightbulb. And it explains how science has continued to improve upon the little glass bulb that so brightens our world.




The Lighthouse by Tracy Blom

The Lighthouse by Tracy Blom

This beautifully illustrated storybook tells the tale of an old man who embarks on a journey at sea. While on his voyage, he encounters a mighty storm and becomes scared, lost, and tired. Through the darkness, a lighthouse calls to him and guides him to an extraordinary place where he is reminded of the beautiful things that make life worth living.




Lucy's Light by Jo Rooks

Lucy’s Light by Jo Rooks (Once Upon a Garden)

Lucy is a lightning bug and the most talented flyer in the squad. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t light up! When it’s time to learn night flying, Lucy is anxious. She tries everything to get her light to shine but nothing works. Lucy is about to give up when her friends are captured by a nasty toad and his gang, who hatched a plan to brighten up their bog. Does Lucy have what it takes to save her friends? Or is she just an “ordinary” bug after all? A sweet story which shines a light on inner confidence, selfacceptance, and courage. Lucy learns that doing a good deed will always make you shine bright!




Lizards by Laura Marsh

Lizards by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Readers)

From geckos to iguanas, komodo dragons to chameleons, lizards are about the most awesome animal around! They inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Some are lethal. Some change color. Some have suction cups on their feet. There is enough fascinating information about these animals to fill an entire library of readers! But we’ve taken the absolute coolest information about the coolest animal and compacted it in this fascinating reader, perfect for anyone who loves slippery, slimy, creepy, and crawly.




Lobsters on the Loose by Jennifer Ginn

Lobsters on the Loose by Jennifer Ginn

A routine trip to the grocery store turns into an amazing adventure as a brave young boy helps the lobsters in the seafood department make a great escape. The crustaceans flee their tiny tank, but can they make their way back to the sea? Follow the lobsters as they embark on a fun-filled journey and later reward the young boy who saved them with a spectacular celebration in the sea.


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A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer

A Log’s Life by Wendy Pfeffer

An informative and creative tale about a fallen oak tree in the forest, teaching young readers about the various purposes it serves in the ecosystem during every step of its life cycle. One stormy day a strong wind rages through the forest, causing an old oak tree to bend and sway. Lightning strikes; the tree crashes to the ground. Now it’s a giant log. This fascinating book introduces readers to the life cycle of a tree. The informative, lyrical text is complemented by stunning, three-dimensional paper sculptures that showcase the forest ecosystem, inspiring readers to take a close look at the trees—and logs—in their own backyards.




Lunch by Denise Fleming

Lunch by Denise Fleming

It’s time for lunch, and one little mouse is famished! In fact, he’s so hungry that once he starts eating, he can’t stop. He sinks his teeth into a crisp white turnip, gobbles up some orange carrots, devours an ear of yellow corn, then tosses back some tender green peas. He’s full, but this mouse keeps on munching until his bulging belly won’t hold another bite.


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Did I miss any other great letter L books that you like to read with your preschooler? Leave a comment below and share your favorite books beginning with L words or featuring words that start with L.

4th of July Books for Preschoolers to Read About Independence Day

4th of July Books for Preschoolers to Read About Independence Day

Reading 4th of July books for preschoolers and other young children can get them excited about celebrating Independence Day and help to teach them about this national holiday in America and what it means. Independence Day books for kids try to keep things simple and fun, yet educational at the same time.

In this post I have a rounded up 18 different Independence Day books for kids of many different ages to enjoy from toddlers to 7th grade. Even your older children might enjoy reading these 4th of July picture books with their younger siblings or cousins.

4th of July Books for Preschoolers to Read About Independence Day

Independence Day Books for Kids

The 4th of July is a time for celebration in America. It’s a time when we can all come together to celebrate and appreciate the independence we are blessed with.

This selection of 4th of July books are intended to specifically teach children about the 4th of July in America (also known as Independence Day).

While there are a lot of great patriotic books and children’s books about America out there, I wanted to specifically focus on 4th of July picture books and a few great choices for longer read aloud Independence Day books for kids that can be read by older children or to your younger child over the course of 4th of July week.

I hope you enjoy and find the perfect books to read with your children for the Fourth of July this year!

List of 4th of July Picture Books



The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh

The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh

An accessible story of America’s birthday brings alive the history and spirit of the Fourth of July, with an introduction to the fight for independence and the events and people that shaped American tradition. What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades? Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists’ desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence. Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land.




Hello, Fourth of July! by Martha Day Zschock

Hello, Fourth of July! by Martha Day Zschock

In Hello, Fourth of July! join parent and child eagle as they spend the day surrounded by the red, white and blue. Along the way, take in a parade, view historical paintings and statues, hit the beach, and enjoy great food at a picnic and barbecue, topping off the day with a colorful fireworks display!




Story Of Americas Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry

Story Of Americas Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry

This little book presents the story of the founding of America in words that are simple enough for a toddler to understand. Vibrant illustrations paired with the text help to create the connection between the story of the Declaration of Independence and American Revolution and today’s Fourth of July festivities. Parents can use this book to introduce little ones to the history and meaning behind Independence Day. Ages 2-5.




Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman

Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! by Leslie Kimmelman

It’s the 4th of July and all over town, people are getting ready. Jenny Sweeney gives her dog, Rags, a bath. All the preparations lead up to the big parade and a night of bright fireworks. It’s a great day. “Happy Birthday, USA!”




My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli

My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli

Picnics! Singing! Fireworks! It’s time to celebrate the best day of all–the Fourth of July! A responsible little boy who’s eager to do his part wakes up joyful and ready to celebrate his favorite day of all. But there’s a lot of work to do–pies to be baked, deviled eggs to be filled–and the boy has lots of jobs to complete before he can enjoy the fun . . . the world’s best picnic! Face painting! A band concert! And then, after what seems like the longest wait ever . . . he can kick back and enjoy the fireworks with the rest of the country. This delicious and spirited book celebrates small town America and is full of nostalgia for times gone by, yet absolutely of the moment.




Independence Day by Trudi Strain Trueit

Independence Day by Trudi Strain Trueit (Rookie Read-About Holidays)

An introduction to Independence Day for the youngest readers. This fact-filled Rookie Read-About Holiday book introduces the youngest readers (Ages 3-6) to Independence Day. Colorful photos and very simple nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own as they take an in-depth look at traditions and festivities on the Fourth of July.




What Is the Declaration of Independence? by Michael C. Harris

What Is the Declaration of Independence? by Michael C. Harris (What Was?)

Step back in time to the birth of America and meet the real-life rebels who made this country free! On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of Independence, a document that would sever this country’s ties with Britain and announce a new nation—The United States of America. Colonists were willing to risk their lives for freedom, and the Declaration of Independence made that official. Discover the true story of one of the most radical and uplifting documents in history and follow the action that fueled the Revolutionary War.




Happy Birthday, America: The Story of Independence Day by Mary Pope Osborne

Happy Birthday, America: The Story of Independence Day by Mary Pope Osborne

This book takes us through a lively celebration of the Fourth of July in small-town America. Three generations enjoy parades, popcorn, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” and at the end of the day, lightning bugs and fireworks. “Then I blow out the stars, as if they were candles on a giant birthday cake”―a glorious image.




The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country by Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country by Mike Berenstain (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)

The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country. 




Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee

Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw and Huy Voun Lee

Fireflies flit Sparklers spit Pinwheels spin Goosebump skin It’s the Fourth of July! Travel across the country for a city parade, a beach picnic, and fireworks in the park in this poetic celebration of the many cultures and traditions that make America’s birthday BOOM!


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Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald

Huzzah! She, Judy Moody, would hereby, this day, make the Judy Moody Declaration of Independence. With alien rights and her own Purse of Happiness and everything. Hear ye! Hear ye! Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put our famous third grader in a revolutionary mood. When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys — her very own phone, private loo, and pounds of allowance. When a day of cheerfully doing her chores doesn’t earn Judy Moody more rights, and staging a revolt in the form of a tea-throwing Boston Tub Party has her dad reading the riot act, Judy is forced into temporary retreat. Who would guess that a real-life crisis involving her brother, Stink, would finally give Judy a chance to show her courageous quick thinking – and prove her independence, once and for all?




Independence Day by Erika S. Manley

Independence Day by Erika S. Manley (Bullfrog Books: Holidays)

In Independence Day, young readers will learn about this American holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday.




Hooray for the 4th of July by Rick Brown

Hooray for the 4th of July by Rick Brown ((I’m Going to Read: Level 2))

Whoopee—it’s a 4th of July parade! Kids will happily join the celebration as marching feet keep the beat, big brass bands pass the stands, and decorated floats roll along. In this book the illustrations make everything look grand, from the fife and drum players to the flags flying high.




Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts

Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts (Green Light Readers Level 1)

It’s the Fourth of July, and the parade is ready to start! The Holiday Mice lead the way to a day full of nonstop fun, including a picnic, a baseball game, a sack race, and a splashy-sploshy dip in the stream. The best part comes at the end of the day when fireworks go BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! 




Corduroy's Fourth of July by Don Freeman and Lisa McCue

Corduroy’s Fourth of July by Don Freeman and Lisa McCue

Today is the 4th of July, and Corduroy and his friends are having a fun-filled picnic. They eat tasty treats and play games in the hot summer sun. Then it’s time to cool down with a dip in the pool. Next they take part in an Independence Day parade! Scruffy Pup bangs the drum, Checkerboard Bunny plays the flute, and Corduroy carries the American flag. Once it’s dark outside, the friends gather to watch an amazing fireworks display.




The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing

The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing

It’s the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!




Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong

Apple Pie Fourth of July by Janet S. Wong

Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on an all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a surprising lesson.




Hats off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert

Hats off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert

Spectators in Chatham wait to see what will come next as they watch the town’s Fourth of July parade, and although they are sad when it is over, they still have one more treat waiting for them.


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Celebrate America With These 4th of July Books for Preschoolers and Elementary-Aged Kids

I hope this list of great 4th of July books for preschoolers, kindergartners, and other elementary-aged children helps you to find the perfect book to read with your little one this Independence Day.

Whatever Fourth of July books you decide to read with your child, make sure to select books that not only get them excited to celebrate with fireworks, barbecues, and parades. But also make sure you choose books that educate them about the reason why we as Americans celebrate the 4th of July — because oftentimes with all the festivities that reason can easily become lost in the background.

But most of all enjoy these books about the 4th of July with your child and have a Happy Independence Day!

Frog Books for Kids

Today I have the perfect collection of over 50 frog book ideas that will accompany your frog theme unit quite nicely. This roundup of frog books for kids includes both fiction and non-fiction books about frogs for preschoolers and other young children to enjoy.

Frog Books for Kids

Frog Book Ideas for Your Frog Themed Unit

Doing a frog unit can be really fun for preschoolers and young children!

While you’re planning out your frog unit, you’ll definitely want to select some fun and educational frog books to include in your lessons as well.

Be sure to select both fiction and non-fiction books about frogs!

As you’re hunting down the best picture books about frogs for kids to use in your homeschool frog unit, be sure to include a variety of both fiction and non-fiction frog books. Non-fiction books are really important to read to your child, even from a young age.

Also be sure to download the printable version of this frog book list at the bottom of this post. Just click on the printer. Then you can use it to take to the library or check off books as you buy them for your frog unit.

Frog Books for Kids



I Don't Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty

Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.




Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Constanza Basaluzzo

Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Constanza Basaluzzo (Sing and Read Storybook)

Five frog friends are hungry and hot. Count and sing along with this funny favorite.




From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer

From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

Female frogs lay eggs in the water, but what hatches isn’t a frog yet—it’s a tadpole! This classic Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book shows the incredible metamorphosis that occurs as a tadpole loses its fishy tail and gills and becomes a frog. 




Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan

“This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog — JUMP, FROG, JUMP!” This infectious cumulative tale will soon have the young frogs you know jumping and chanting with joy.




Gilbert De La Frogponde: A Swamp Story by Jennifer Rae and Rose Cowles

Gilbert De La Frogponde: A Swamp Story by Jennifer Rae and Rose Cowles

A clever, plump frog convinces two gourmet chefs that bugs, not frogs, are all the rage in the chicest culinary circles




Growing Frogs by Vivian French

Growing Frogs by Vivian French (Read and Wonder)

When a mother brings her daughter to a pond to collect some frog spawn, the little girl isn’t sure what to expect. Day after day she checks on the jellylike bubbles until the black dots in their centers turn into slippery tadpoles, sprouting bumps that turn to stumps that become legs with webby feet. The engaging narrative and colorful illustrations accurately evoke each stage of a frog’s growth, in a story that will inspire children to roll up their sleeves and experience firsthand the wonders of the natural world.




Tell Me the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad by Leigh Rockwood

Tell Me the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad by Leigh Rockwood (How Are They Different?)

Using simple text and illustrations, this book describes the differneces between toads and frogs.




Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis

Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis

Harry the frog wants to catch his own dinner, but it isn’t nearly as easy as he thinks. All the animals are too clever to let Harry eat them. Then, just as he is about to give up, he spies just the right thing for dinner!




Tiddalick, the Greedy Frog by Nicholas Wu

Tiddalick, the Greedy Frog by Nicholas Wu (Teacher Created Materials)

Tiddalick the Frog has drunk all the water from the river! The animals try their best to get Tiddalick to give back the water. Kangaroo, Emu, Bandicoot, Kookaburra, and Lizard attempt to make him laugh to get the water back, but nothing seems to work–until a tiny little eel shows up. This enchanting Australian tale will have young readers engaged and impressed with the creativity of these resourceful animals.




Lots Of Frogs by Howard Calvert

Lots Of Frogs by Howard Calvert

Tommy Fox has a box – a box full of frogs. And when they all jump out at school, that’s when the fun begins! There is chaos in the classroom and high jinks in the hall. Can Tommy get the frogs back in the box?


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A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Joan Rankin

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Joan Rankin

There’s a frog on the log in the middle of the bog. A small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog….




Frogs by Laura Driscoll

Frogs by Laura Driscoll (Penguin Young Readers)

Croak if you love frogs! Amazing amphibians leap from the pages of this easy nonfiction reader featuring incredible cut-paper frogs in every color, shape, and size.




Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher

Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher

Rabbit lives alone. He cooks for himself, cleans up for himself, and at the end of the day, reads himself a story. It’s a simple life, and he likes it. But one evening, Froggie shows up at his door. He wants to listen to Rabbit’s story, too. While eating a snack-or three. While lounging on a pillow-or ten. And bringing over his family-dozens and dozens of frogs! Rabbit has finally had enough; Froggie will have to go! But when he sits down alone to read himself a story, Rabbit realizes something is missing: someone to listen; someone to share a wonderful story.




Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Since the time of the dinosaurs, frogs have added their birrups and bellows to the music of the earth. Frogs are astonishing in their variety and crucial to ecosystems. Onomatopoeic text and stunning illustrations introduce young readers to these fascinating and important creatures, from Chile to Nepal to Australia.




Curious George: Tadpole Trouble by H. A. Rey

Curious George: Tadpole Trouble by H. A. Rey

Curious George’s friend Bill has put him in charge of several tadpoles. George sends the tadpoles for a nice swim in the lagoon, but to his dismay, the tadpoles don’t return! Each time he goes back to the lake he tries to find the tadpoles, but he finds only tadpole-like creatures without tails . . . and with legs. A trip to the museum teaches George about the development of tadpoles into frogs, and he and Bill are happy to make the acquaintance of their new froggy friends!




999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura

999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura

Wake up—it’s springtime in the swamp! As 999 young frogs awaken, they panic to find that all of the other animals are still asleep. First they wake the biggest frog… then the tortoise, the lizard, and the ladybugs. But when they hop down a hole and all pull together, they find someone they don’t want to wake—a big, long snake. Don’t wake him up! Luckily for the frogs, the tortoise carefully carries him away.




Frogs by Gail Gibbons

Frogs by Gail Gibbons

From tiny tadpoles to massive master jumpers, explore the lives of frogs in this detailed introduction! How far can frogs jump? Why do their eggs look slimy? Answer these questions and many more in this illustrated introduction to amphibians, and learn about the unique role frogs play in the environment. With her signature bright, well-labeled diagrams and simple text, Gail Gibbons introduces the habitat and life cycles of frogs, and gives a brief overview of common frog behaviors. Important vocabulary is introduced, defined, and reinforced with kid-friendly language and clear illustrations—plus a page of intriguing frog trivia.




The Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello

The Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books)

A is for Amazon Horned Frog. B is for Blue-legged Strawberry Frog. C is for Crested Newt. What other amphibians can you think of? Learn more about these sometimes cute, sometimes dangerous, but always fascinating animals. In this book kids will explore the ponds, look under rocks, and dig in the mud to bring you this colorful and fun way to learn more than the alphabet.




Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London

Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London

Frogs are supposed to be great swimmers. “Not me!” says Froggy, who’s afraid of the water. But with a little encouragement, some practice, and the help of a silly song or two, Froggy becomes an expert frog-kicker!




Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander

Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander

Surf’s up! Not yet, Dude! Books are boring! Not this one! Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can’t help but get curious. Before you can shout ‘Surf’s up!’ both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach.


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Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman

Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman

This book takes readers outside to see and hear all the sights and sounds of frogs. The illustrations are fun and use the sounds of the frogs to direct the readers eye to all the cool sounds they make. Accurate scientific information accompanies all of the fun of heading out to go exploring for frogs! When frogs get together, they love to sing! They fill their big, bulgy throat pouch with air and sing out loud. Some peep, some trill, some growl, some creek, and some go WAAH, WAAH, WAAH! It’s a chorus that happens near almost every pond and stream. Learn more about these delightful creatures―and sing along with them!




Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad. From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.




Frogs by Daniel Moignot

Frogs by Daniel Moignot (First Discovery Books)

Illustrations with transparent overlays and brief text describe the physical characteristics, life cycle, habits, and various species of frogs, as well as presenting several related amphibians.




Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein

Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein

Tad the tadpole loves spending every minute with his awesome dad, whether they’re swimming together, catching flies, or sleeping. But now little Tad is getting bigger. He’s growing new limbs and jumping to new heights. His dad is proud, but when Tad’s accomplishments carry over into nighttime—bringing lots of wiggling, croaking, and kicking in his sleep—their lily pad starts feeling mighty crowded! When Tad finally realizes it might be time for a bed of his own, will Dad be ready?




Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday by David Wiesner

The unpredictable events of a particular Tuesday unroll before the reader with the precision and clarity of a silent movie in this wordless picture book. It includes a beautifully illustrated whimsical account of a Tuesday when frogs were airborne on their lily pads.




Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere

Grumpy Frog is not grumpy. He loves green, and he loves to hop, and he loves winning. But what happens when Grumpy Frog doesn’t win, or encounters – horror of horrors – a Pink Rabbit? Join Grumpy Frog as he learns about compromise and tolerance, friendship and the power of saying sorry. A hilarious book with a twist in the tail about getting – and getting rid of – the grumps.




Frog is a Hero by Max Velthuijs

Frog is a Hero by Max Velthuijs

When the rains come and the river bursts its banks, Frog, Duck, Pig and Hare are stranded. It is Frog who is a hero when he risks his life to help his friends.




Leap, Frog, Leap! by Douglas Florian

Leap, Frog, Leap! by Douglas Florian (Animals Play)

Join these animals as they leap, crawl, race, and sing in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Leap, frog, leap! Creep, caterpillar, creep! In this playful, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, join these animals as they do what they do best! Watch a frog leap, a caterpillar creep, a rabbit race, a cheetah chase, a hen peck, a turtle trek, a sparrow sing, a monkey swing, a crab crawl, a crow call, a gull soar, a bear explore, a spider spin, a crocodile grin, and a chick peep! At the end, a child sleeps with all the animals surrounding him.




If You Hopped Like A Frog by David M. Schwartz

If You Hopped Like A Frog by David M. Schwartz

By presenting the strengths and talents of diverse animals in relation to their size, this book shows the incredible abilities human beings would have if they possessed comparable strengths and skills, in a story that introduces ratio and proportion.




Frogs by Nic Bishop

Frogs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic Reader)

Join photographer and biologist Nic Bishop as he takes a closer look at frogs. Now even the youngest readers can join Sibert Medal-winning photographer and biologist Nic Bishop as he takes a closer look at the world’s most amazing animals. In this book, adapted from his award-winning hardcover, Nic introduces fun facts about frogs and their bodies, habits, and life cycle.


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The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.




Little Frog's Tadpole Trouble by Tatyana Feeney

Little Frog’s Tadpole Trouble by Tatyana Feeney

Little Frog lives with his mommy and daddy. It’s just the three of them, and Little Frog likes it that way. But one day, his parents tell him he is going to be a big brother—to NINE tadpoles! Little Frog is not impressed with his baby siblings. They can’t jump. They can’t play drums. They can’t do anything! All they do is keep Mommy and Daddy busy—too busy for Little Frog. But with a little time, big brother realizes that tadpoles grow into little frogs, just like him. And having nine new playmates makes his family better than ever.




Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace

Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace (DK Readers)

Starting out as an egg on a lily pad, follow the life of a newborn tadpole as he hides from the dangers of the pond including hungry goldfish and beetles, as he grows up into a frog.




Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray and Jim Field

Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray and Jim Field

A read-aloud story that will have kids rhyming around the house! “It’s very simple, really. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas, and frogs sit on logs.” Each animal’s designated seat rhymes with that animal’s name. “It’s not about being comfortable,” explains the cat. “It’s about doing the right thing.” The frog does not want to sit on a log. Doing his best to find an alternative place to sit, the frog asks the cat a litany of questions. For every answer the cat has, the frog has another question–until the frog finds out what dogs sit on! Peppered with catchy rhymes, FROG ON A LOG? shows young readers that every animal has a special place to sit.




Green Wilma, Frog in Space by Tedd Arnold

Green Wilma, Frog in Space by Tedd Arnold

Green Wilma is so determined to catch a tasty fly that she doesn?t notice a family of galactic visitors to her pond. In a case of mistaken identity, the alien parents beam Wilma on board their spaceship while leaving their child, Blooger, behind. Poor Blooger, stuck on the bewildering planet Earth. Poor Wilma, hungry and confused (though also having the ride of her life!). Will the two be able to switch back in time for supper?




I'm a Frog! by Mo Willems

I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I’m a Frog! Piggie has some ribbit ing news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie’s new identity?




It's Mine! by Leo Lionni

It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni

Four time Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni’s beloved tale about three young frogs learning to work together. Three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun. With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.




The Frog Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

The Frog Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Explore the form, color, pattern, and unique nature of frogs in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Long legs, sticky tongues, big round eyes, and other dazzling features—what’s not to love about frogs? With more than 5,000 different frog species on the planet, in every color of the rainbow and a vast number of vivid patterns, no creatures are more fascinating to learn about or look at.




Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney

Frogs! by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Readers)

WHAT WAS THAT? That’s the roaring burp of a bullfrog! SEE THAT? That’s the slick, shiny skin of colorful little rainforest frogs! Alive with froggy facts, this book has the coolest photos to bring kids deep into the swampy world of our amphibian amigos.




A Frog's Life by Dona Herweck Rice

A Frog’s Life by Dona Herweck Rice (Teacher Created Materials)

Take a trip to the pond and learn how a tadpole grows up to become a frog in this nonfiction book for early readers. Featuring vibrant photographs, illustrations and simple, informative text, readers are sure to be delighted!


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Fanatical About Frogs by Owen Davey

Fanatical About Frogs by Owen Davey (About Animals)

Cool illustrations and fun facts give you all a kid could want to know, and more about frogs! Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every color and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, from the lumbering common toad to the beautiful but deadly poison dart frog.




The Icky Sticky Frog by Salina Yoon

The Icky Sticky Frog by Salina Yoon

A hilarious read-aloud story with bright, humorous illustrations includes a cover featuring a funny frog with googly eyes and a long, sticky, rubbery tongue.




Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins

Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins (Read and Wonder)

There are so many kinds of frogs in the world — more than 5,000! — and all of them are fabulous. Huge frogs, tiny frogs, hairy frogs, and flying frogs hop through the pages of this colorful nonfiction book. Discover the Goliath frog, biggest in the world, and the Darwin’s frog, which has a pointy nose and holds its tadpoles in its mouth until they are big enough to care for themselves. Learn why some frogs are brightly colored, and which one can bury itself in the desert until rain comes. Curious minds will jump at the chance to explore all kinds of frogs, from the most exotic to the greenish-brown specimens in their own backyards.




A Frog's Life by Irene Kelly

A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly

A stunningly illustrated introduction to our planet’s many frog species! Frogs, frogs, and more frogs! This exciting survey of the world’s frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet’s most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it’s no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can “fly” up to 17 feet)! Their different hunting techniques, preferred foods, body types, and methods of defense are covered, as are the universal basics of the frog life cycle. Colorful, scientifically accurate illustration is paired with a distinguished nonfiction writer’s plain, energetic text in this excellent introduction to the diversity and fundamentals of frogs.




Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing by Geoff Waring

Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing by Geoff Waring (Start with Science)

From butterflies to ducks, plants to kittens like him, Oscar finds out how living things begin, why they eat, and how they grow. Oscar is a curious kitten, and at the pond he is full of questions about growing things. Luckily, Frog can help with the answers — after all, he’s gone through some impressive changes himself! Includes lesson summaries!




By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman

By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman

A spritely read-aloud about the challenges—and joys—of collaboration. Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse’s story with some wild ideas? Chaos!…followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise—and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all.




Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack

Frog and Fly by Jeff Mack

Six slurpy stories, two comical combatants, and one laugh-out-loud picture book Frog and Fly are constant companions. There is only one problem . . . Frog thinks Fly is delicious! This leads to a never-ending battle of wits with laugh-out- loud consequences. Told in six short comic stripstyle chapters, Frog and Fly will delight kids and leave them begging for yet another slurpy story.




Prince of a Frog by Jackie Urbanovic

Prince of a Frog by Jackie Urbanovic

Hopper is a frog…a wild frog…a hopelessly hoppy, rambunctious frog that doesn’t fit in at the pond. But he can’t figure out why. Until one day when a wise turtle suggests that maybe he’s not really a frog at all. Maybe he’s a prince. So starts Hopper’s adventure to find his princess and unlock his true royal self. Will our hero find a princess? And if he does, will his transformation be everything he had hoped for? A hilarious story about finding your true friends and your true self, PRINCE OF A FROG is a triumphant and special read-aloud that brings a new meaning to the term: Happy (Hoppy) Endings!




The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long

Put your right hand in, Put your right hand out, Put your right hand in, And wave it all about, Hop the Croakey Pokey As flies buzz all around, Right in the froggy’s mouth! Don’t miss the froggy fun in this hopping and bopping version of a favorite traditional song and game.




Hoppity Frog by Emma Parrish

Hoppity Frog by Emma Parrish (A Slide-and-Seek Book)

Kids will love Hoppity Frog–a springtime treat with interactive sliders on each page! Where is Hoppity Frog? Is he playing in the reeds? No, that’s Downy Duckling. Is he paddling through the pond? No, that’s Silky Swan! Children will love pushing out the sturdy sliders on each page of this board book until they find Hoppity Frog!


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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog! by Lucille Colandro and Jared Lee

Spring is in the air, and everyone’s favorite old lady is ready to celebrate! That zany old lady is back–and with a serious case of spring fever! This time she’s swallowing items to make the most of the season…with a beautiful garden! With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of the classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page–a wacky story for the first day of spring!




A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman

A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman

Frank wasn’t satisfied doing ordinary frog things. He wanted to fly, but he was a frog and frogs can’t fly. Follow along as Frank jumps and runs and leaps and dives until he finally finds his place in the pond.




Freddy the Frogcaster by Janice Dean

Freddy the Frogcaster by Janice Dean

Freddy the Frogcaster loves learning about the weather, and he’s known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when the town picnic is almost ruined by a storm that catches the local frogcaster by surprise? Freddy has to step in to save the day! Well-known Fox News broadcast meteorologist Janice Dean pens this exciting and hilarious tale about an aspiring weathercaster who can’t keep his eyes off the sky.


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Did You Find the Perfect Frog Children’s Book?

I hope this list of frog books for kids has helped you to plan out the perfect frog theme unit! Did I miss any other good frog book ideas? Be sure to drop a comment below and let me know. If I think it fits nicely with the list, I’ll be sure to add it. 🙂

Also, if you’re doing a frog theme with your preschooler you’ll want some fun educational activities to pair with your selection of frog children’s books. So be sure to check out my other frog themed activities and ideas here.

Have fun learning about frogs with your child!

Letter P Books

Letter P Books

Teaching your child about the letter P with letter P books can really help them to grasp the various letter P words and what the letter P sounds like in context. As you read these, be sure to point out the letter P on the cover of any of the books starting with P to help them not only learn about it’s sound, but also what it looks like.

Letter P Books

Letter P Books for Preschool



Polly Porcupine's Painting Prizes  by Barbara deRubertis

Polly Porcupine’s Painting Prizes by Barbara deRubertis (Animal Antics A to Z)

I really love the Animal Antics A to Z series. They are the first books I head for when teaching about a certain letter to my children. Not only are they fun, but they very prominently (and creatively) feature the letter for each book. In this one Polly Porcupine has a painting problem. Her paintings are sloppy and drippy and different – and Papa Porcupine does NOT appreciate the mess. Can Polly solve her problem and paint a picture for the art show at the same time?




Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Meet Poppleton — he’s the new pig in town! He makes friends with his new neighbor, Cherry Sue. He goes to the library every Monday to read adventure stories. And he helps his friend Fillmore take his medicine when he is sick.




Penguin and Pinecone  by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

When little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, an unlikely friendship blossoms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones don’t belong in the cold: they need to be in the warm forest far away. Although he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his proper home.




Smart About the Presidents  by Jon Buller, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Dana Regan, Susan Saunders, and Jill Weber

Smart About the Presidents by Jon Buller, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Dana Regan, Susan Saunders, and Jill Weber (Smart About History)

Kids will love discovering the floor plan of the White House, a list of presidential perks, and lots of interesting info about all the presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama. (Did you know he is the only president born in Hawaii?) Each page is jam-packed with trivia, fun facts, and information on the historical events of each presidency.




The Poky Little Puppy  by Janette Sebring Lowrey and Gustaf Tenggren

The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey and Gustaf Tenggren

Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. . . . The Poky Little Puppy was one of the original twelve Little Golden Books published in 1942, and went on to become the bestselling picture book of all time. The story of a curious puppy, who digs holes under fences and who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake, has delighted families for generations. it is, quite simply, an icon. Delightful to read aloud, The Poky Little Puppy is a cherished story that every child should know.




Perfectly Percy  by Paul Schmid

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

This is Percy. Percy loves balloons. Balloons are fun! But Percy has a small problem . . . . . . and to solve it, he’ll need a really big idea! Paul Schmid, the author and artist of Hugs From Pearl, presents a story about an adorably prickly character with a big heart. Percy shows that there is no problem too big for a plucky porcupine to solve!




The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch

The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch

Full of tongue-in-cheek references to stories like Rapunzel, Snow White, and the Princess and the Pea, this fractured fairy tale is an hilarious twist on traditional tales in which a young woman’s practicality, good humor, and intelligence let her shape her own happy ending – with extra cheese and all the toppings her heart desires.




Pirates Love Pajamas by Sarah Hadsell

Pirates Love Pajamas by Sarah Hadsell

Riotous rhymes follow the course of a typical wacky day in the lives of a crew of pirates, from hoisting sails and laughing to dancing in cozy pajamas.




The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven

The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven

While sensible Sol collects things like feathers and shells, Ernst has a more whimsical approach: He wants to collect puddles and all they reflect–clouds, stripes, colors, and stars. Ernst’s imagination soars once he begins his amazing collection. Two brothers have very different ideas about what to collect–one likes bottlecaps, the other likes…puddles!




The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood

The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood

Every story needs a problem. But Panda doesn’t have a problem. Unless . . . Panda is the problem.


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The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman

The Penguin and the Pea by Janet Perlman

This retelling of the Princess and the Pea is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, except the characters become penguins and do penguin-like things.




Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise and Christopher Denise

Pigs Love Potatoes by Anika Denise and Christopher Denise

One pig wants potatoes . . . then so does his brother . . . his sister makes it three pigs, and Papa makes four. Then there are the neighbors! Now all the piggies want potatoes, and soon it’s one big potato party! Anika and Christopher Denise have teamed up to create this most charming, classic counting book, full of picture-perfect pigs and pleasing rhyme. Children will love Pigs Love Potatoes as much as, well, pigs love potatoes. And as you’ll see, that’s quite a bit!




Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasures to school and can’t wait until sharing time, Mr. Slinger confiscates her prized possessions. Lilly’s fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to make amends.




A Poodle in Paris by Connie Kaldor

A Poodle in Paris by Connie Kaldor

In this charming story featuring funny illustrations by Fil & Julie and 12 catchy songs written and performed by Connie Kaldor, a dog named La Grande Fifi strolls through the streets of Paris bumping into a wide assortment of friends, including her Bichon Frise band who plays for her in a club called “Le Bow Wow!”.




The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen and Jana Christy

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen and Jana Christy

A Little Golden Book version of the timeless fairytale of a princess and her sleepless night. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Princess and the Pea is a timeless story beloved for its bold princess and a little pea that ends up causing a big problem. Featuring beautiful illustrations filled with a bright array of colors, this charming Little Golden Book makes for a perfect bedtime read.




Plant Packages: A Book About Seeds by Susan Jane Blackaby

Plant Packages: A Book About Seeds by Susan Jane Blackaby (Growing Things)

A seed is like a little package – it has everything that it needs to make a new plant. Learn how tiny seeds can grow into big, leafy foliage.




A Pail Tale by Debbie Farrand

A Pail Tale by Debbie Farrand

A lonely pail on the beach finds its true self worth. Finding out what it is NOT, Pail realizes that it can bring happiness to a little girl and at the same time, understands its purpose during a fun day at the beach.




Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

Pajama Time! is a good-night book with the irrepressible language, the inimitable illustrations, the irresistible cast of characters only Sandra Boynton could create. A jump-roping chicken and a pig on a swing. A Scottie in plaid pajamas and an elephant in a fuzzy one-piece with feet. And in sing-along nuttiness reminiscent of Barnyard Dance!, it’s time to head to bed-to the beat: Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J! Everybody’s wearing them for dancing tonight. Jamma jamma jamma jamma P!J!




Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson

In this charming counting book, children will learn the importance of inclusion. Join one hungry elephant, two carsick lions, three pigs running from a wolf, and dozens of other playful yet famished animals as they swing, bound, and bounce into the Panda Palace for a hearty meal. But when the restaurant is totally full, will Panda make room for one more guest?




If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff

If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles… Readers will delight in the story of an accomodating little girl who tries to keep up with the whims of a busy little pig.


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Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

A potato and his eggplant nemesis struggle to find the perfect pants in this hilarious, heartwarming tale of forgiveness by bestselling Geisel-Award winning creator Laurie Keller. Potato is excited because today―for one day only― Lance Vance’s Fancy Pants Store is selling . . .POTATO PANTS! Potato rushes over early, but just as he’s about to walk in, something makes him stop. What could it be? Find out in this one-of-a-kind story about misunderstandings and forgiveness, and―of course―Potato Pants!




Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim

Princesses Wear Pants follows the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple, who knows how to get the job done while staying true to herself. Princess Penelope lives in a beautiful palace with a closet full of beautiful dresses. But being a princess is much, much more than beauty. In fact, every morning Princess Penelope runs right past her frilly dresses to choose from her beloved collection of pants! What she wears each day depends on which job she has to do. Will she command the royal air force sporting her sequined flight suit? Or, will she work in the kingdom’s vegetable garden with pocketed overalls for all of her tools? Unfortunately for Princess Penelope, not everyone in the Pineapple Kingdom thinks pants are always appropriate princess attire. When the grand Lady Busyboots demands that Princess Penelope must wear a gown to the annual Pineapple Ball, the young royal finds a clever way to express herself. Penelope’s courage (and style choices) result in her saving the day!




Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian

Memoirs of a Parrot by Devin Scillian

Join a brilliant, but stubborn, parrot as he endures the banality of the pet store before being purchased by an equally insufferable young man. But while things between parrot and owner get off to a rocky start, the delights of having a pet (or human) bring them both around in the end.




I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems

I Am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. She doesn’t know what to wear, though, so she asks her best friend Elephant for help. Elephant’s advice is odd to say the least, so Piggie will try on all sorts of zany outfits before finally arriving at the party for a hilarious surprise.




Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean

It’s a party, a party, a perfect pizza party! That’s what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping—pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete’s perfect pizza be ruined?




Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

In this book with your little eye, take a look and play I spy – so starts the classic story from best-selling author/illustrator team, Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Each Peach Pear Plum introduces favourite fairy tale characters, such as Tom Thumb and The Three Bears and, with a poem on each page hinting as to what is hiding in the picture, children are encouraged to participate and follow the story themselves.




Parade by Donald Crews

Parade by Donald Crews

Illustrations and brief text present the various elements of a parade–the spectators, street vendors, marchers, bands, floats, and the cleanup afterwards




The Peas Say Please by Tori Hane

The Peas Say Please by Tori Hane (I Can Do It)

This shaped board book is perfect for little ones who are growing up and trying new things–like sitting at the table. Is your child ready to transition from high chair to booster seat? These polite peas and other mealtime friends are ready to help! Reinforces manners & socializing Supports language & comprehension skills Encourages healthy food choices




Pencil: A Story With A Point by Ann Ingalls and Dean Griffiths

Pencil: A Story With A Point by Ann Ingalls and Dean Griffiths

Jackson and Pencil used to have loads of fun drawing together. But after Tablet arrives on the scene and takes over, Pencil is no longer #1. He feels pointless. In a digital world, a perfectly punny celebration of imagination and hands-on creativity. Pencil and his boy Jackson are a great pair: they draw, they sketch, they scribble. But then Jackson gets Tablet and Pencil finds himself dumped in the dreaded junk drawer; he just can’t compete with Tablet’s videos, games, and movies. How will Pencil ever reclaim Jackson’s attention? With the help of some new pun-loving junk-drawer friends (and a drooling, pencil-chomping dog), Pencil sketches out a plan to draw Jackson back into their friendship. Pencil: A Story with a Point is a gentle reminder that technology is no match for imagination.




Penguins! by Anne Schreiber

Penguins! by Anne Schreiber (National Geographic Readers)

They waddled into stardom in National Geographic’s March of the Penguins film. These guys are now nature’s ROCK STARS! If you’re age 5, you’re probably as tall as an Emperor. But why do they throw up so much? March this way, and find out all!


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Pool Party! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Pool Party! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (A Click Clack Book)

On a hot summer day, Farmer Brown and the animals have a pool party! One by one, everyone gets cool in the pool. Splash! Splash! Splash! Everyone except the cows, that is. The cows don’t like to be splashed. The cows don’t like noise. The cows don’t like a crowded pool. Will everyone have fun in the sun?




A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes

A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black and Kevin Hawkes

Could anything possibly be more fun than a pig parade!? You wouldn’t think so. But you’d be wrong. A pig parade is a terrible idea. Pigs hate to march, refuse to wear the uniforms, don’t care about floats, and insist on playing country music ballads. Those are just some of the reasons. And trust me, this hysterical book has plenty more!




People by Peter Spier

People by Peter Spier

In this encyclopedic picture book, Spier celebrates mankind in all its diversity-how we are similar and how we are different; in what we wear, eat, play, and how we worship. Small vignettes fill each page, illustrating the wonderful variety that exists among peoples of different cultures and races.




Pie by Sarah Weeks

Pie by Sarah Weeks (Scholastic Gold)

When Alice’s Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice. Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It’s up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of doing something for the right reason.




Pilgrims Progress: A Poetic Journey by Paul Cox, Stephanie Cox, and John Bunyan

Pilgrims Progress: A Poetic Journey by Paul Cox, Stephanie Cox, and John Bunyan

Inspired by John Bunyan’s beloved story, “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” this book takes its readers on an incredible, poetic journey, filled with inspiring illustrations of the trials and triumphs of one man’s pilgrimage. Children of all ages will love it! Paul Cox of RefToons has put together this excellent kids version of an introduction to The Pilgrim’s Progress.




Curious George: Pinata Party by Marcy Goldberg Sacks

Curious George: Pinata Party by Marcy Goldberg Sacks

At a birthday party, Curious George discovers how hard it is to hit a pinata without being able to see. He sets out on a trek around the city with the help of Charkie, the dog, to explore using his other senses. When he returns to the party, George applies his heightened senses to make a direct hit at the pinata! Activities include fun suggestions for exploring your senses and a five senses quiz.




Pandas Love Pickles by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pickles by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pickles is a whimsical ABC book that explores animals, food, different cuisines, and alphabet letters in a way that will inspire your young eater to try new things at mealtime. Through gorgeous illustrations of animals paired with silly foods to try, your little one will be excited to discover new things to eat.




Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann

Pinkalicious loves all things pink. From fairy dresses to cotton candy to bubblegum. Most importantly she loves eating pink cupcakes. Mommy and Daddy warn her not to eat too many, but Pinkalicious can’t help herself. They’re just too good! But when Pinkalicious eats one too many, she turns pink herself! What will she do?




Pinwheel by Salina Yoon

Pinwheel by Salina Yoon

Turn the wheel and watch each scene transform with spinning, eye-catching designs! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon’s spectacular display of kinetic art immerses readers in a colorful, poetic journey. From a balloon-filled sky to the deep blue sea, Pinwheel reminds readers of the beauty all around them. Let the fun begin with every spin!




Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows

Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows

After Mama has put her kids to bed, she settles in to make some phone calls. But she keeps hearing things from upstairs. Could her little piggies be jumping on the bed or playing dress-up instead of sleeping? But every time Mama goes up to check on them, they are all tucked in…until the noises begin again! Kids and parents alike will relate to the eternal bedtime struggle so playfully depicted in this delightful picture book.


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The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

The Pilgrims of Plimoth by Marcia Sewall

In a text that mirrors their language and thoughts, Marcia Sewall has masterfully recreated the coming of the pilgrims to the New World, and the daily flow of their days during the first years in the colony they called Plimoth. When the pilgrims set out for America, they brought with them a dream for the future. Sickness, hardship, and heartache stood in the way of that dream. But the pilgrims worked hard, keeping their dream close to their hearts, until they were finally able to make it come true.




Richard Scarry's Planes by Richard Scarry

Richard Scarry’s Planes by Richard Scarry (Richard Scarry’s Busy World)

Climb into the cockpit and take-off with this board book of Richard Scarry’s fast and fun planes! Featuring jet planes, helicopters, parachuters, and even Santa’s sleigh, little pilots will be searching the skies for vehicles as whimsical as these.




Planets by Elizabeth Carney

Planets by Elizabeth Carney (National Geographic Readers)

This brilliantly illustrated book taps into children’s natural curiosity about the vast world of space. This level 2 reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts.




A Platypus, Probably by Sneed B. Collard III

A Platypus, Probably by Sneed B. Collard III

What has a bill like a duck’s and the body of a beaver? A platypus, probably. Engaging text follows a female platypus through her life, while sidebars offer in-depth information about this unique monotreme and her environment. Vivid, accurate illustrations capture the wonder of this amazing creature.




Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving! by Patricia Hubbell

Police rush off to start their day. Who know what jobs will come their way! Police keep us safe and protect us. They direct traffic, give directions, and provide first aid. The police are our friends!




Porcupine's Pie by Laura Renauld

Porcupine’s Pie by Laura Renauld (Woodland Friends)

Porcupine can’t wait to share Fall Feast with her woodland friends, so when everyone she greets is unable to bake their specialty due to a missing ingredient, Porcupine generously offers staples from her pantry. When Porcupine discovers that she, too, is missing a key ingredient, the friends all work together to create a new Fall Feast tradition. Porcupine’s Pie will inspire children ages 4-8 to act generously.




Pandas Love Pizza by Liz Lynch

Pandas Love Pizza by Liz Lynch

Calling all young readers and picky eaters! If you loved Pandas Love Pickles, you have to try Pandas Love Pizza. Featuring ALL NEW ANIMALS exploring ALL NEW FOODS, this charming book of ABC’s inspires children to always keep trying new things at mealtime!




Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing

Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing

This Bible story and activity book is certain to become a classic! 14 favorite Bible stories are beautifully bound in a large 9×12 hardcover complete with four-color artwork throughout. Bible stories spring to life with beautiful…easy, child-friendly language…and fun play that helps children enjoy and remember. Children will experience and remember each important Bible story!




Perpetually Preying Praying Mantis by Marilyn Anderson and Marilyn Kent

Perpetually Preying Praying Mantis by Marilyn Anderson and Marilyn Kent

An educational, entertaining and beautifully illustrated book about the praying mantis. The book includes limericks, science fun facts, care of the praying mantis, puzzles and a finger puppet project.




Propeller Plane by Nancy Robinson Masters

Propeller Plane by Nancy Robinson Masters (How Does It Fly?)

The earliest airplanes all used propellers to fly. Find out how these planes work and how they were used.


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Never Touch a Porcupine by Stuart Lynch

Never Touch a Porcupine by Stuart Lynch

You must never touch a porcupine . . . except in this book! This woodland-animal-themed touch-and-feel book is perfect for young children. They will love reading the funny rhymes that warn of the dangers of touching the animals . . . and then ignoring the advice! Innovative silicone touches feature throughout the book, with a different texture for children to explore on every spread.




The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs (Parable Series)

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.




Patty Panda's Perfect Patches by Betty Ward Cain

Patty Panda’s Perfect Patches by Betty Ward Cain

Patty Panda is great at sewing. Her specialty is making unusual patches for pants with holes. She can make any hole in pants look special and unique. It is fun to try and guess what her patch will look like when you see the hole she is trying to cover. Patty’s name makes the “p” sound. Can you think of other words that begin like Patty’s name? Patty has a special song and she loves to play letter sound games. She also has a guessing game. Can you remember what patch she made for each hole shape?




Pyramids by Laura Marsh

Pyramids by Laura Marsh (National Geographic Readers)

Travel to ancient Egypt to learn all about its amazing pyramids in this National Geographic Kids Reader.


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Did I miss any other great letter P books that you like to read to your preschooler? Leave a comment below and share your favorite books beginning with P words or featuring words that start with P.

Human Body Books for Kids

Human Body Books for Kids

Today I have a roundup of over 100 human body books for kids. This HUGE collection of picture books about the body for preschool, kindergarten, and young elementary children is perfect if you’re planning a homeschool unit on the human body.

Human Body Books for Kids

Books About the Body for Preschool Homeschool

Teaching young children about the human body is important so they can learn how their bodies work and how to take good care of them. And it doesn’t have to be boring either! There are a lot of great books about the body for preschool age children as well as other young kids.

As you select the books you want to read with your children about the human body, be sure to include a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction. When I plan my own units I try to include at least 1/3 books that are non-fiction. Even when children are young, they can be introduced to the benefits of reading non-fiction books too.

Since there are so many different aspects to learning about the human body, I thought it would be easiest for you to find what you’re looking for if I organized them by sub-topic. So you can either scroll through the list or simply click the link below that you’re looking for to jump to the type of human body books that you need.

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Generic Human Body Books for Kids

First I have a list of some generic human body books for children. These include an overview of the human body and how it works for preschoolers and young children.

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A is for Ankle: Human Body ABC Book by Erum Sethi

The human body is amazing! Learn about 26 words about the body in this easy-to-follow, action-filled ABC book. Dr. Erum Sethi has written a clear yet dynamic book to introduce children to body parts and concepts. A perfect way to learn the alphabet and anatomy! Articulately written, Dr. Sethi makes anatomy easy and fun for children. It even touches upon simple scientific ideas, body functions and even medical terms. While some words are basic, like ankle and brain, she also includes more advanced words like zygote and uvula. And not all words are body parts, children will also learn what an X-ray is and what it means to be a young adult.

 

 

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Human Body Theater: A Non-Fiction Revue by Maris Wicks

Welcome to the Human Body Theater, where your master of ceremonies is going to lead you through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body! Starting out as a skeleton, the MC puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each “act.” By turns goofy and intensely informative, the Human Body Theater is always accessible and always entertaining.

 

 

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The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick by Howard Bennett

A comprehensive guide to the human body meets hilarious kid humor in this gorgeous full color book filled with more than 1,000 diagrams and fun facts! Written by a pediatrician, this is the ultimate kids’ reference guide to the human body! Jam-packed with fun facts, cool diagrams, and gross stories galore, this go-to guide will captivate curious readers for hours on end. Kids can also take their learning beyond reading the book, with DIY projects that demonstrate different body functions and tips for making their regular checkups less scary. Through humor, science, and engaging illustrations, this fun and comprehensive anatomy book is the perfect gift for kids wanting to know more about the mysterious stuff going on inside their bodies.

 

 

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Parts by Tedd Arnold

The young narrator has discovered a disturbing trend: There’s fuzz in his belly button his toes are peeling and something just fell out of his nose. The last straw is a loose tooth, which convinces him of the awful truth his parts are coming unglued!Parts deals with a subject of deepest interest to every young child: the stuff our bodies shed. Parents will appreciate the reassuring message that it’s all quite normal, while Tedd Arnold’s comical illustrations and rhyming text are guaranteed to make young readers laugh their heads off.

 

 

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Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin), scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!

 

 

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Ultimate Bodypedia by Patricia Daniels (National Geographic Kids)

This fun, smart guide to the human body answers kids’ questions and engages them with amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams. The kid-friendly journey travels through the body and all its systems and is sprinkled throughout with plenty of health tips, top 10 lists, simple experiments, and weird-but-true wacky details. Young readers will learn about age-appropriate medical history and body basics, from cells and DNA to growth and aging.

 

 

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The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole

Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold’s stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream, and more from the inside on this heart-stopping fieldtrip – one the reluctant Arnold would be happy to miss.

 

 

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See Inside Your Body by Katie Daynes and Colin King (Usborne Flap Book)

This astonishingly inventive title allows young children to discover the inner workings of the human body in a gently humorous, yet wholly accurate way. Bright, original colour illustrations and diagrams display all the major organs of the human body and are accompanied by witty, clear and informative factual text. It contains over fifty flaps, which children can lift to reveal extra detail. Entertaining and authoritative, this is human biology for children at its very best – a book both educational and enjoyable.

 

 

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Look Inside Your Body by Louie Stowell (Usborne)

From brains and blood to senses and skin – children will love exploring the ins-and-outs of the human body with this fantastic interactive book. Young readers’ minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more. Full of surprises to keep inquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle.

 

 

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How Does My Body Work? by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

This book explores the function, appearance, and purpose of some important parts of the human body. How Does My Body Work? uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. Simple graphic illustrations help readers conceptualize the role of each organ in their body, as well as help to illustrate the appearance and function of some organs that readers cannot see.

 

 

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Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney

What is under your skin? Why do you have bones? What do your muscles do? Where does the food that you eat go? Me and My Amazing Body can show you! From your head to your toes and everything in between, this playful introduction to anatomy explains all the important parts of your body. Easy to read and easy to understand, Me and My Amazing Body helps children appreciate everything their bodies can do.

 

 

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First Encyclopedia of the Human Body by Fiona Chandler (Usborne First Encyclopedia)

Filled with information on the brain, respiration, circulation and the senses, this book answers such questions as ‘Where does your food go?’ ‘How many bones are there in your body?’ and ‘What are eyelashes for?’. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.

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Simple Body Parts Books for Toddlers and Babies

If you have a baby or toddler in toe as you homeschool then why not include them in on the fun? Here are some great options for body parts books for toddlers and babies that just talk about basic body parts in a simple kind of way.

Body Parts Books for Toddlers

 

 

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My Body by Jill McDonald (Hello, World!)

Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts.

 

 

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Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes by Judy Hindley

From a wiggle of their shoulders to a stomp of their feet, a group of lovable toddlers joyfully explores the many ways to use their bodies. Lips can be made small for kissing, while arms can go up and down or reach out to hug those we love. Judy Hindley’s jaunty text and Brita Granstrom’s playful illustrations are perfect for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies and the joy of learning to move.

 

 

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Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz
“Where are Baby’s hands? Under the bubbles!” “Where are baby’s eyes? Under her hat!” Karen Katz’s adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.

 

 

human body books for kidsDisney Baby Winnie the Pooh – Head to Toe! by Phoenix International Publications

Look, listen, and learn with Disney’s beloved Winnie the Pooh characters! Ten sound buttons name parts of the body, and play a sing-along version of “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.” Shake your shoulders, touch your toes, and wiggle your nose with Pooh and all his pals…while Tigger bounce, bounce, bounces on his tail! Boing!

 

 

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Smile! by Roberta Grobel Intrater

Share the warmth of a smile with these adorable babies! The perfect snuggletime book and an ideal first read-aloud book, this addition to the popular Baby Faces series has appealing photos of multicultural babies and toddlers and a brief, rhyming text.

 

 

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My First Body by DK

Children can learn about their body in My First Body, an informational board book featuring images illustrating parts of the body. The bold, visual images are labeled clearly and promote early learning and language skills. The books are a sturdy format that is ideal for small hands to hold and carry, and the pages are filled with a distinctive, iconic design. The books can be read either alone or with an adult, and encourage learning on your own. Explore the amazing human body in My First Body.

 

 

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Eyes, Nose, Toes Peekaboo! by DK

The perfect book for infants who love playing peekaboo. Little ones will learn how to point to their eyes, nose, and toes for endless fun! Your child will be filled with delight as they pull back the flaps to reveal exciting surprises.

 

 

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Annie Kubler

An illustrated version of the song which identifies parts of the body.

 

 

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Baby Faces by DK

Perfect for early childhood development, happy babies, laughing babies, silly babies and crying babies are found on the pages of this padded board book. Look at all the sweet baby faces showing that they are happy, sad, sleepy, and more. Your baby can make the same expressions to help recognize common expressions. This durable little book is sure to pique baby’s interest.

 

 

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Toes, Ears, & Nose! by Marion Dane Bauer

Help Baby discover toes, ears, nose, and more in this lift-the-flap book by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Karen Katz! Baby is bundled in a mountain of clothes! Peek under the flaps of clothing to find out what’s underneath, and play this fun peekaboo book again and again!

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Healthy Living Books for Kids

When you talk about the human body, it’s a great time to talk about healthy living too. So here are some great healthy living books for kids that can help them to learn how to keep their bodies healthy and strong through exercise, healthy food, and healthy habits.

Healthy Living Books For Kids

 

 

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Why We Exercise by Rosalyn Clark (Health Matters)

Playing games and going outside is fun, but did you know it’s also good for you? Learn more about how exercise helps your body and mind grow! Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.

 

 

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The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness by Lizzy Rockwell

Lizzy Rockwell explains how your bones and muscles, heart and lungs, nerves and brain all work together to keep you on the go. Kids walk and skate and tumble through these pages with such exuberance that even sprouting couch potatoes will want to get up and bounce around—and that’s the ultimate goal.

 

 

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Why We Eat Healthy Foods by Rosalyn Clark (Health Matters)

Do you know what foods are good for you? It’s not just vegetables! Find out more about eating healthy and why it’s important. Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.

 

 

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My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness by Pat Thomas

Many aspects of health and physical fitness are explained in a way that younger children can readily understand. This lively picture book explores the importance of a good diet and plenty of exercise, and encourages kids to make positive decisions about caring for themselves. Kids discover that even healthy people get ill sometimes, but that our bodies have special abilities to protect us and restore our health.

 

 

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Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat takes young readers to a Seussian Spa where they learn the basics of healthy living. Updated with the assistance of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the Cat explains the importance of eating right (based on the latest USDA MyPlate recommendations); staying active; getting enough sleep; handwashing; brushing and flossing; wearing protective gear when playing sports–even the best way to sneeze when you don’t have a tissue handy!

 

 

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Why We Keep Clean by Rosalyn Clark (Health Matters)

How important is washing your hands and other body parts? Find out how keeping clean helps us stay healthy! Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.

 

 

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The Berenstain Bears & Too Much Junk Food by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Papa, Brother, and Sister are eating way too much junk food, and it’s up to Mama and Dr. Grizzly to help them understand the importance of nutritious foods and exercise.

 

 

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Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William & Martha Sears MD

From the creators of the acclaimed Sears Parenting Library comes a handbook that gives kids the tools to make their own wise food choices. Includes quick and easy recipes. Full color.

 

 

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Move Your Body!: My Exercise Tips by Gina Bellisario

It’s almost Field Day! But Natalie’s team isn’t ready for the big race. Their muscles get tired easily. Ms. Starr teaches them about aerobic and anaerobic exercise. They learn some stretching exercises too. Now they’re full of energy. Can they win the beach ball relay?

 

 

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Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell

Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids’ nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.

 

 

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I Can’t Eat This Stuff by Liz Fletcher

Do you have a picky eater? Have no fear, Louie is here to help! I Can’t Eat This Stuff is perfect for your toddler as it shows the importance of healthy eating through imagination, fun and adventure! Your kiddos will start eating their broccoli because its “superhero fuel!” Just be prepared for lots of flexing at the dinner table.

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Circulatory System (Blood, Heart, Veins)

Here are some human body books about the Circulatory System which includes the blood, heart, and veins.

Circulatory System Children's Books

 

 

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My Circulatory System by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad (My Body Systems)

Your circulatory system pumps blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Follow the flow, and learn how blood works hard to keep your body healthy. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to awesome videos!

 

 

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The Circulatory Story by Mary K. Corcoran

Humorous text paired with comic illustrations, brings anatomy and science of the body to life for young readers in this exploration of the circulatory system. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the heart, lungs, veins, arteries, capillaries, and more, as they see how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque. This whimsical glimpse into the human body is fun and informative, perfect for the classroom or the home, and is sure to please the most curious of readers.

 

 

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Your Circulatory System Works! by Flora Brett (Your Body Systems)

The circulatory system is the heart of the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how the circulatory system is responsible for pumping blood and nutrients throughout the body.

 

 

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The Amazing Circulatory System by John Burstein

Explores the workings of the heart and circulatory system in the human body.

 

 

Blood

Picture Books About Our Blood for Kids

 

 

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Our Blood by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Blood,” children learn what blood is, how it travels through the body, and how it helps us.

 

 

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A Drop of Blood by Paul Showers (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

You’ve seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you’ve seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn’t play, or grow, or learn. That’s because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

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Inside the Blood by Karin M D Halvorson (Super Simple Body)

Find out what goes on every day Inside the Blood! Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how blood works. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Plasma Soup, Blood Pumpers and Blood-Type Hype with how-to photos to further engage young learners. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

 

 

Heart

Picture Books About The Heart for Kids

 

 

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Hear Your Heart by Paul Showers (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Night and day, whether you’re asleep or awake, your heart is always beating. Read and find out how your heart works and how to keep it healthy. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

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Hank the Heart by Dr. John Hutton and Dr. Ryan Moore

Hank’s a real heart, not like a Valentine—but he’s the most lovable friend you’ll ever find! Children will have fun getting to know Hank, as he leads them on an amazing tour of…himself! They’ll learn what Hank’s made of, how he works, how to keep him healthy, how doctors and nurses learn about him, and heart differences that children can be born with and how these can be fixed.

 

 

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Our Hearts by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Hearts,” children learn what the heart is, how it pumps blood through the body, and how to keep it healthy.

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Digestive System (Intestines, Rectum, Stomach)

Next we have some digestive system books for kids to learn about this system in our body including the intestines, rectum, and the stomach.

Digestive System Children's Books

 

 

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From Chewing to Pooing by Lauren Gehringer

Expands upon potty book favorites Everyone Poops and Where’s the Poop to accurately explain how our bodies digest food; reassuring anxious little ones and helping all kids understand this important way their body functions.The information is presented in simple rhymes with lively illustrations to keep young readers engaged. A back section for parents features doctor approved Tips For Healthy Digestion by pediatrician Natalie Gehringer to help keep digestion running smoothly.A fun and light-hearted introduction to the digestive process. This early education STEM book is ideal for preschool and kindergarten classes on up. Helpful to use while potty training and useful for kids (and their caretakers) struggling with childhood constipation.

 

 

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The Quest to Digest by Mary Corcoran

A playful picture book that introduces STEAM readers to the science of the human digestive system. Humorous text and colorful illustrations follow an apple’s journey at each stage of digestion through the human body. Discover why mucus is so important to your body and how food particles are absorbed by the small intestine and turned into energy. Readers will also learn why we burp, vomit, and pass gas. Backmatter includes a full glossary of definitions and pronunciation of the various terms used that will help broaden vocabulary and general understanding. Curious readers will delight in identifying terms and learning basic concepts in this fun and funny introduction to nutritional science.

 

 

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Your Amazing Digestion from Mouth through Intestine by Joanne Settel

With fascinating details, catchy rhymes, and quirky illustrations by Steve Björkman, acclaimed author Joanne Settel answers all of these questions (and more!) in this engrossing, fun exploration of the science of our digestive systems. When she’s through, you won’t believe what your guts can do—or what you can stomach!

 

 

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The Dynamic Digestive System by John Burstein

Here, readers will learn about their esophagus, stomach, liver, and small and large intestine. They will also discover how important their teeth are in the process of digestion.

 

Rectum

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Gas Happens! What to Do When It Happens to You by Julia Cook

As parents and educators, we’ve all been there. Gas is passed and a variety of snickers, giggles and negative comments ensue. But did you know that everyone and every living thing passes gas (except jelly fish and coral sponges)? If it’s so natural, why do we struggle with teaching children how to respond appropriately when it happens? Join Gus as he and his classmates learn the brief biology lesson behind why we all pass gas, and the right way and the wrong way to handle it when it happens in public.

 

 

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Everyone Toots by Joe Rhatigan

There’s a time and a place for everything, but Everyone Toots, so remember that when it’s time to pass a little gas. Everyone Toots will have young children and their parents laughing and learning. 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 from well known Argentinean artist, 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.

 

Stomach

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The Belly Book by Joe Harris

Bellies come in all shapes and sizes. There are big ones, small ones, hot ones, cold ones, and even green ones! Learn about all kinds of bellies and the best way to take care of your very own belly–no matter what kind you have!

 

 

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Our Stomachs by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Stomachs,” children learn what the stomach is, what it does to food, and how to keep it healthy.

 

 

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Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton

Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is a quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text: Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.”

 

 

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Gurgles and Growls: Learning About Your Stomach by Pamela Hill Nettleton

An introduction to the stomach and other parts of the digestive system and how they function.

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Immune System

Human body books that will help teach children about the Immune System within our bodies. This includes books about germs, getting sick, and how our bodies are designed to fight off sickness.

Children's Books About Germs and the Immune System

 

 

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My Immune System by Emily Raij (My Body Systems)

Your immune system attacks germs to help keep you healthy. Learn how this system defends you from germs every day.

 

 

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Curious George Discovers Germs by H. A. Rey

In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George comes down with a cold and can’t wait to feel better. In the meantime, it’s straight to bed for this monkey. But when George drifts to sleep, his dreams take him on a wild ride inside the body to learn all about germs, how they affect us, and how to avoid and get rid of them. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!

 

 

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Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Germs are all around us, but they’re too small to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick. How? Read and find out! This Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is all about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off.

 

 

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.

 

 

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Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney

Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama’s nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! Instead, he’s home with Mama. By lunchtime, though, he’s beginning to feel a tiny bit better. But now someone else has the sneezes . . . Mama! And who will help her feel better? Why, Llama Llama, of course!

 

 

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Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick

Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, toddlers need to learn that germs are not for sharing. Rather than focus on what germs are, this book teaches the basics of not spreading them: Cover up a sneeze or cough. Hug or blow kisses when you’re sick. And most of all, wash your hands! Child-friendly words and full-color illustrations help little ones stay clean and healthy. Includes tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

 

 

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The Berenstain Bears’ Sick Days by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Sister is home sick from school. Mama wants to take good care of her so she can get well quickly. It turns out that keeping Sister happy all day long is no small job! Soon both Sister and Mama are more than ready for a return to school.

 

 

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A Germ’s Journey by Thom Rooke M.D.

Where did your cold germ come from? And ACHOO! Where is it going next? A germ’s journey is filled with snuffles, sniffles, and sneezes. Pack your bags, and get ready to follow it! This is a perfect book for explaining the immune system to children at home or at school.

 

 

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Just a Little Sick by Mercer Mayer

When Little Critter feels just a little sick, Mom lets him stay home from school. Hooray! But between visiting the doctor and staying inside all day, missing school is not what Little Critter expected.

 

 

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Immune System by Grace Hansen (Beginning Science: Body Systems)

This titles teaches readers about the immune system. Readers will learn about the importance of the immune system and the main defenses their body has against pathogens, like B cell, antibodies, and T cells. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

 

 

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The Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie – A Book About Germs by Joanna Cole and Beth Nadler

It’s Broadcast Day in Ms. Frizzle’s class. Ralphie promised everyone he’d figure out what kind of show they should put on. But, Ralphie is sick and can’t come to school. So, everyone climbs aboard the Magic School Bus, because if Ralphie can’t come to class, Ms. Frizzle’s class will come to him! Join the class as they travel Ralphie’s bloodstream to find out how germs make him sick and how his body can make him well again.

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Muscular System

Human body books for kids about the body’s muscular system.

Books About Our Muscles For Children

 

 

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Our Muscles by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Muscles,” children learn what muscles are, how they help us move, and how to keep them healthy.

 

 

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Bend and Stretch: Learning About Your Bones and Muscles by Pamela Hill Nettleton

An introduction to the different muscles and bones in the human body and how they function.

 

 

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Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas by Meghan McCarthy

He could tear phone books in half, bend iron bars into giant Us, and pull a 145,000-pound train with his bare hands. But Charles Atlas wasn’t always one of America’s most famous strong men. Once upon a time, he was a “97-pound weakling” who was picked on by neighborhood bullies.Using her trademark humor, Meghan McCarthy brings to life the story of Charles Atlas, the man who would become “the World’s Most Perfectly Developed Man” and, with his fitness campaign, inspired the entire nation to get in shape, eat right, and take charge of our lives.

 

 

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The Mighty Muscular and Skeletal Systems by John Burstein

Explores the muscular and skeletal systems of the human body.

 

 

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Inside the Muscles by Karin M D Halvorson (Super Simple Body)

Find out what goes on every day Inside the Muscles! Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how muscles work. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like Terrific Tendon, Muscle Motion and a muscle memory cup game with how-to photos to further engage young learners.

 

 

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My Muscles by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Inside My Body)

A boy named Lucas has injured his calf muscle in PE class. Lucas and his classmate Mia discuss the body’s muscles.

 

 

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Using Your Muscles by Kathy Furgang (Investigate the Human Body)

How much can you lift? It doesn’t really matter because muscles are needed for more than just lifting; they are needed for everything we do. This fascinating book about the muscular system shows how the cardiac and skeletal muscles work together to help the body do just about everything from running to blinking. Colorful and easy-to-follow diagrams help readers understand this essential system in the human body.

 

 

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My Muscular System by Emily Raij (My Body Systems)

Your muscular system helps your body move and your organs work. Learn about the types of muscles in your body and how they work.

 

 

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Samson, Strong and Faithful by Michelle Medlock Adams

This story retell the story of Samson (Judges 15—16). God had set Samson apart before he was born. Throughout his life, Samson was well-known for his amazing physical strength. But Samson had weaknesses that lead to his downfall. Children learn from this book that real strength cannot be measured by our physical abilities but by God’s purpose for us.

 

 

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My Muscles by Rena Korb (My Body)

My muscles are amazing! Young readers will discover the size, shape, types, and functions of the muscles in this conversational, colorfully illustrated book. Sidebars, diagrams, and fun facts introduce helpful information about the workings of your own amazing machine.

 

 

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How Do My Muscles Get Strong? by Steve Parker

This book shows readers how muscles work and the value of exercise.

 

 

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Teacher Created Materials: Muscles by Christine Dugan

What makes your body move? What makes your legs and arms move up and down? Muscles do the trick! Read this book to learn more about your strong muscles and how they work.

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Nervous System (Brain, Spinal Cord, Eyes, Ears, Tongue, Skin)

Books for kids about the Nervous System of the body which includes the brain, ears, eyes, skin, spinal cord, and tongue.

Children's Books About The Brain and Nervous System

 

 

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The Astounding Nervous System by John Burstein

Explains how the brain and nervous system function.

 

 

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My Nervous System by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad (My Body Systems)

Your nervous system sends messages to your entire body. Use your senses, and learn how your brain, spine, and nerves work together to keep you safe and healthy. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to awesome videos!

 

 

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Curious Ross Discovers The Nervous System by Gil Stelzer

Curious Ross is a smart boy that asks many questions as many children do. It is the day-to-day activities, like playing with his toy called Joey that caused him to eventually learn about our body’s nervous system. This fun and informative story is great for children aged 4-9 years old who love playing games while learning in the process. Whether read as a bedtime story or as an anytime story, this story is sure to stimulate children’s imagination and provoke them to be curious, just like Ross.

 

 

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Your Nervous System Works! by Flora Brett (Your Body Systems)

The nervous system is the communication control center of the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how messages go through the nervous system from the busy brain to ticklish toes.

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Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn by Melvin Berger (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Have you ever wondered what makes you sneeze when you’re in a dusty room? Or shiver when you get out of the bathtub? Or yawn when you’re tired? All of these actions are reflexes. Your body makes them happen even though you don’t tell it to. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

Brain

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Our Brains by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Brains,” children learn what the brain is, how it controls other body parts, and how to keep it healthy.

 

 

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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph.D.

Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Awarded as one of the best growth mindset books for kids, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It teaches all the ways that the brain can develop with exercise, just like the rest of our bodies. Educator and psychologist Dr. JoAnn Deak offers a fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain that will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their fantastic, elastic brain!

 

 

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My First Book About the Brain by Patricia J. Wynne

Discover the workings of the body’s most complex organ! How does the brain control the rest of the body? How does it enable the senses to function, regulate speech, affect balance, and influence sleep and dreams? These 25 illustrations to color explain every aspect of the brain’s important jobs, from communicating with the central nervous system to retaining memories.

 

 

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The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

Have you ever thought about everything your brain does for you? It is always working to keep you alive and safe. (Plus it lets you think about funny stuff, too.) So why is the brain such a big deal? Because it makes you YOU, of course This funny and factual picture book from Heart and Brain creator Nick Seluk explains the science behind everything the brain helps you do: keeping your heart beating, telling you when you are sleepy, remembering stuff, and more. The brain is in charge of everything you do, every minute of every day for your entire life. That’s kind of a big deal.

 

 

Ears

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The Ear Book by Al Perkins

A super simple look at some of the sounds we hear with our ears—water dropping, popcorn popping, flutes tooting. . . . Makes a perfect read-aloud, with lots of sound effects and a variety of ears for hearing them.

 

 

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Do Your Ears Hang Low? by Jenny Cooper

Most kids and parents know and love the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”—and Jenny Cooper’s utterly adorable illustrations will have everyone singing with joy! A little mouse leads the fun as it plays with a bloodhound’s floppy, silky ears; a llama’s perky, fuzzy ones; the saggy, soft ears of a lop-eared rabbit; and the flappy, happy ears of a lively piglet. A mirror at the end invites children right into the book, and entertaining “ear” facts complete the picture!

 

 

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Ears Are for Hearing by Paul Showers (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Book)

Describes the process of hearing, during which sound waves travel through the ear and become signals the brain interprets as individual sounds.

 

 

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page!

 

 

Eyes

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The Eye Book by Theo. LeSieg

Oh, say can you see? Dr. Seuss’s hilarious ode to eyes gives little ones a whole new appreciation for all the wonderful things to be seen!

 

 

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Look at Your Eyes by Paul Showers (Let’s-Read-And-Find Out Science Book)

This is a non-fiction book that introduces children to the parts of the eye and how they work together.

 

 

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

 

 

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Our Eyes Can See by Jodi Lyn Wheeler-Toppen (Our Amazing Senses)

Sight is one of the five senses. Our eyes let us see. Simple, fun text teaches readers about the sense of vision and how the eyes let us see. Quizzable text is at an Accelerated Reader ATOS level of 1.0 or lower.

 

 

Skin

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Your Skin and Mine by Paul Showers (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Your skin! From the top of your head to the soles of your feet, you are all wrapped up in skin. Your skin protects your body from germs and dirt. But it is also very sensitive and sometimes needs protection itself. Read and find out about your amazing, strong, and delicate skin. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

 

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The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children’s activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.

 

 

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Our Skin by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Skin,” children learn what skin is, how it protects the body, and how to keep it healthy.

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Respiratory System (Lungs, Mouth, Nose, Throat)

Human body books for kids about the Respiratory System which includes the lungs, mouth, nose, throat, voice box, and windpipe.

Children's Books About The Lungs and Respiratory System

 

 

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My Respiratory System by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad

Your respiratory system carries oxygen throughout your body. Breathe it all in, and learn how your lungs take in clean air while getting rid of waste. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to awesome videos!

 

 

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Bibble and the Bubbles by Alice Hemming

New readers will delight in the story of Bobby and his friend Bibble the alien, who loves bubbles! This age-appropriate story also features fun illustrations and a quiz for readers to test their comprehension.

 

 

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Your Respiratory System Works! by Flora Brett

The respiratory system is the breathing control center of the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how oxygen goes from your lungs to your cells.

 

 

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Belly Breathe by Leslie Kimmelman

A simple relaxation and calming technique, belly breathing is a tool everyone can use! Studies have found that belly breathing improves concentration and relieves tension. This mindfulness board book showcases the easy skill that is a great way to teach kids how to manage stress and emotions.

 

 

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The Remarkable Respiratory System by John Burstein

Huff & Puff, our Body Buddy lung twins explain how the lungs and respiratory system function. Readers are introduced to the bronchial tree. They discover how the diaphragm and intercostals muscles help the lungs fill and empty. There are sections on the dangers of smoking, good health practices, respiratory illnesses, and amazing facts.

 

 

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The Bubble Gum Kid by Stu Smith

When Billy Bob gets picked on by the meanest bully in town, he comes up with a plan to show that bully once and for all. But things don’t go quite as Billy Bob hopes, and soon the battle comes down to a slingshot, careful aim, and the biggest, hugest, most gigantic bubble you ever saw. Will Billy Bob blow it, or will the Bubble Gum Kid manage to save the day?

 

Lungs

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Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs by Pamela Hill Nettleton

An introduction to the lungs and how they function. The concepts of blood and oxygen are discussed, as well as asthma.

 

 

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Our Lungs by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Lungs,” children learn what lungs are, why we need lungs, and how to keep them healthy.

 

 

Nose

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The Nose Book by Al Perkins

“I see a nose on every face. I see noses every place!” Noses come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and are handy to have for sniffling, smelling, and . . . playing horns? This simple, sometimes silly story offers little ones a first ode to the nose and all that it does.

 

 

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Your Nose! by Sandra Boynton

Starring a little fox child and a big fox parent, here’s a loving ode to terrific noses of all kinds. Your Nose! is a year-round valentine in the tradition of beloved Boynton board books like Snuggle Puppy. It’s a celebration of the love between a parent and child—and of the beautiful, boop-able noses we love.

 

 

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Noses Are Not for Picking by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior)

We’ve all seen it— the nose-picking habit starts as early as the toddler years, and no child is the exception. Young children pick their noses for a variety of reasons, from colds to allergies to curiosity or boredom. This board book for toddlers and preschoolers is the answer to the age-old question “how can i get my child not to pick, especially not in public?”with gentle humor and kid-friendly support, this board book for toddlers and preschoolers helps guide little ones away from nose picking toward healthier habits, like using a tissue and washing their hands. Catchy words help children remember what to do; vibrant full-color illustrations bring the words to life. Throughout, the positive message shines through: noses are for breathing, sniffing, smelling. . . But not for picking!

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Skeletal System (Bones, Feet, Hands, Teeth)

Human body books for kids about the Skeletal System including books about bones (or general skeletal system books), feet, hands, and teeth.

Picture Books About Our Bones and Skeleton for Kids

 

 

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The Skeleton Inside You by Philip Balestrino (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Your skeleton helps you leap, somersault, and touch your toes—without it, you would be as floppy as a beanbag! There are over 200 bones living and growing inside you that make up your skeleton. There are also ligaments and joints that hold your bones together, and cartilage in your bendable parts like your ears and your nose. Read and find out all about what a skeleton can do! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

 

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Dem Bones by Bob Barner

Sing along with a colorful skeleton band in this exuberant rendition of a traditional most-loved African-American spiritual, passed down by word of mouth for generations. Today, it’s usually sung by children as a way to learn anatomy, rhyme, and language. With its vibrant paper collage illustrations and rollicking read-aloud verse, this perfect introduction to the human body makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries.

 

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Our Bones by Charlotte Guillain (Our Bodies)

Books in this series introduce readers to the function, appearance, and purpose of some important organs. Each book uses simple text and vivid photographs to explain one organ and its role in a healthy life. In “Our Bones,” children learn what bones are, how they support the body, and how to keep them healthy.

 

 

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My Skeletal System by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad (My Body Systems)

Your skeletal system protects your organs and supports your body. Know your bones, and learn how your skeleton moves to keep you moving. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to awesome videos!

 

 

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Bones by Stephen Krensky

How many bones are there in the human body? Which bone is the longest? Or the smallest? Without bones, you would be a blob, like a jellyfish or a worm. Our bones support us and protect our insides. They work together with our muscles to allow us to do all the things we do! So when you think of your bones, say “Thank you!”

 

 

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Your Skeletal System Works! by Flora Brett (Your Body Systems)

The skeletal system includes all the bones in the body. With engaging text, fun facts, and infographics, learn how the body’s 200 bones fit together to make up the skeleton.

 

 

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You Can’t See Your Bones with Binoculars by Harriet Ziefert

This acclaimed “edu-tainment” series offers an active exploration of subject matter from fingertips to lunar trips! Classroom-ready and packed with kid-centered science information and activities, the You Can’t… books combine laughing with learning. What’s inside your rib cage? Hint: it’s not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads? Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones – what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones. Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic. From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!

 

 

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The Bones You Own by Becky Baines

Why does a baby have about 350 bones, but his mom just over 200? Why are my bones hidden—not like a skeleton’s? And why does Mom say milk is good for my bones?

 

Feet

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The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

From slow feet to quick feet to trick feet to sick feet, The Foot Book not only features a fleet of funny feet, but teaches children about opposites. Perfect for nurturing a love of reading, feet.

 

 

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My Feet by Aliki (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

We use our feet all the time! With her trademark simple words and delightful pictures, acclaimed children’s writer Aliki explains the many ways our feet are important to us. Our feet hold us up, help us balance, and most importantly, take us wherever we want to go. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

 

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Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig

Lindsey Craig’s rollicking text features funny sound words (Tippity! Creepity! Stompity! Thumpity!), dancing animals, a singsong beat, and a guessing element just easy enough for preschoolers to anticipate. Marc Brown’s artwork is bright, textured, and joyful, a collage of simple shapes for kids to find and name.

 

 

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Feet Are Not for Kicking by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior Series)

“Look at those feet! Aren’t they sweet?” Yes—when they’re walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people! In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

 

 

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Left Foot Right Foot by Tess Pride

For the children who always try to put their best foot forward. A book that encourages children to identify left and right, in a way that is fun and full of movement. Talk about different types of shoes- gumboots or dancing shoes! Promote physical activity by getting children to hop, stomp and twist with you. Support children’s independence and eagerness to do things on their own, such as putting on their shoes.

 

 

Hands

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Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs to beginning readers.

 

 

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Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi Ph.D. (Best Behavior Series)

It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions. In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.

 

 

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Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson

Hands can do all kinds of things! A rhyming text with eye-catching color photos offers just the encouragement young children need to explore their world — hands on. Hands can hold things. Hands can mold things. Hands can catch and hands can throw. Hands can do much more, of course — wave hello and goodbye, play peekaboo, touch things, clap, even tie a shoe. For the very young, hands are a never-ending source of discovery and a means of mastery in an ever-unfolding world. With singsong rhythm, simple design, and alluring color photos of toddlers, Hands Can invites the littlest readers to discover the many things hands can do.

 

 

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My Hands by Aliki (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

Clapping, waving, pushing, pulling, scratching, digging, tickling—how many ways do you use your hands every day? Find out how important your hands are! With her trademark simple words and delightful pictures, acclaimed children’s writer Aliki explains the many ways our hands are important to us. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

 

Teeth

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The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo Lesieg

A classic work by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg, with new illustrations by Joe Mathieu, about who has teeth, who doesn’t, and how to keep the ones you have!

 

 

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The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums by Edward Miller

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining overall health. After all, you need your pearly whites to eat, smile, and talk. But what should you expect when you go to the dentist? What should you do if you lose a tooth? Full of straightforward advice and animated, colorful art, as well as some bite-sized bits of history and lore, this guide provides accessible information about taking care of your teeth. The much-needed dental advice in this book is both timely and accessible to today’s children.

 

 

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How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

When you were a baby, you didn’t have any teeth at all. Then as you grew, your teeth started to come in. First one, then two—and finally, twenty teeth in all! But you won’t keep these teeth forever. First one, then two, will wiggle loose. Maybe you’ve lost some of your first teeth already. When the little teeth come out and the big teeth come in, everyone can see—you’re growing up. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

 

 

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Brush Your Teeth, Please by Jean Pidgeon

Learn about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book. What child can resist imitating a chimp brushing its teeth back and forth? Or a shark that flosses every day? Youngsters will have lots of fun learning about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.

 

 

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Teeth Are Not for Biting by Elizabeth Verdick (Best Behavior Series)

“Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

 

Grab the Checklist of Books About the Body for Kids

Teaching your preschooler about their body is important and can be a lot of fun too! Reading lots of books about the human body and the various systems that make up the body can be really fascinating and eye-opening.

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