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Kids are curious about everything including their own bodies and other peoples’ bodies. One of our favorite ways to learn about the human body is by reading books.
The list of 15 Picture Books About the Human Body 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 parts of the body like eyes and hands to actually anatomy and physiology of the body.
The first eight books focus on basic parts of the body and things those parts do and are perfect for babies and preschoolers. The next three dives a bit deeper into the body and are great for young elementary kids (preschool – 1st grade). While the last four are for older kids and get in-depth into the anatomy and physiology of the body.
15 Picture Books About the Human Body
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins -A madcap band of dancing, prancing monkeys explain hands, fingers, and thumbs. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Eye Book by Theo LeSieg – Introduces the youngest children to the concept of sight and seeing. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Ear Book by Al Perkins – A boy and his dog listen to the world around them. Our ears hear! What do our ears hear? Preschool – Kindergarten
The Tooth Book by Theo LeSieg – A hilarious look at teeth, where to find them, what to do with them and how to look after them. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Belly Book by Joe Harris – Bellies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. In this book you will learn about all kinds of bellies and the best way to take care of your very own belly. Preschool – 2nd grade
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – A zany fun book about opposites and feet. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Nose Book by Al Perkins – An ode to the nose and all of the shapes it comes in. Preschool – Kindergarten
Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All About You by Judy Hindley – Great for children as they begin to discover the wonders of their bodies. Preschool – Kindergarten
A is for Ankle: Human Body ABC Book by Erum Sethi – An alphabet of the human body. Kindergarten – 1st grade
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe – Cat in the Hat teaches you about the human body. Just beware some of the “facts” are incorrect. Preschool – 3rd grade
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole – Join Ms. Frizzle and the class as they explore the inside of the human body. Preschool – 3rd grade
Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body – The new follow up to Inside the Human Body, this book contains Common Core aligned content with photos and drawings about the human body. 1st – 3rd grade
Weird But True Human Body: 300 Outrageous Facts about Your Awesome Anatomy by National Geographic Kids – Learn 300 weird facts about the human body. 3rd – 7th grade
The Everything KIDS’ Human Body Book: All You Need to Know About Your Body Systems – From Head to Toe! by Sheri Amsel – Learn the hows and whys of your body. 4th – 6th grade
Knowledge Encyclopedias Human Body – 3-D images of all the body systems and structures including both the anatomy and the physiology of the body. 4th – 7th grade
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