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Kids are curious about everything. With all the new changes coming from the Corona Virus my kiddos have been asking a lot of questions. To answer their questions I grabbed a few books about germs.
The list of 9 Picture Books to Teach Kids About Germs are perfect for read-alouds. Some books are great for budding readers who are just beginning to practice reading on their own or with someone. While others are for more seasoned readers. The books range from being about the basic germs and how to prevent them to more in-depth scientific discussion of microbiology.
9 Picture Books to Teach Kids About Germs
The first four books focus on basic germ terminology and how and why we get sick and are perfect for preschoolers. The next five dive a bit deeper into microbiology and are great for elementary kids.
Cutie Sue Fights the Germs by Kate Melton – Find out how Cutie Sue and her little brother learn to fight the germs and recovering from their illness, as their mother brings them to the doctor. Very basic information but great for Preschool. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak – This interactive children’s picture book, is written by a microbiologist. Take Min, the microbe, on an adventure to amazing places she’s never seen before. Good information and amazing photos fun for Preschool – 3rd grade.
Microbiology ABC’s by Michael Bacotti – From amoebas to zooplankton and mitochondria to T-cells learn about basic microbiology concepts. Basic overview of each term good for Preschool – 1st grade. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Curious George Discovers Germs by H. A. Rey – George comes down with a cold while resting in bed 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. Basic information good for Preschool – 3rd grade.
Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes by Lesa Cline-Ransome – Told from the perspective of Sam the Salmonella, this book introduces readers to helpful and harmful germs. And also quite a bit of germ history like their discovery and the invention of pasteurization, vaccination, and penicillin. Great information while still being fun for Kindergarten – 3rd grade.
A Kid’s Guide to Viruses and Bacteria by Rae Simons – Viruses and bacteria are all around us, but many people–kids and adults–don’t understand much about how germs can affect our health. This books answers many questions you have about viruses and bacteria. Very informative for 1st grade and up.
The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes by Steve Mould – Informative introduction to a STEM subject, this book uses real-life examples of microbiology in action to show how tiny microbes affect us in big ways. Very informative for 1st – 4th grade.
Are All Bacteria Dangerous? Biology Book for Kids by Baby Professor – Learn about the good bacteria, some of which are vital for good health. And also the bad bacteria that can make you sick. Very informative and engaging for 1st – 5th grade. Currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited.
Virus vs. Bacteria: Knowing the Difference by Baby Professor – This book will help you learn the differences between the virus and the bacteria. Informative and engaging for 6th grade and up.
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