Top 30 Books on the Human Body for Kids


We've compiled a list of the most fun and educational books on the human body for kids. Students are naturally intrigued by lessons on human anatomy, as most kids in this age group have questions how their body works and LOVE to hear all the  'gross' aspects of human anatomy. In fact, we noticed that interjecting a little 'ick' into your human body curriculum can go a long way in retaining attention. 

Human body books for kids are also ideal for making a fairly complicated subject area more kid friendly-- with more age-appropriate words, explanations, and illustrations specifically picked for young minds. Below are some of the best children's books about the human body.  Please note that as an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.


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Best Books on the Human Body for Kids

What Happens to
a Hamburger?

(a Lets Read & Find Out
Science book about the
human digestive system)
by Paul Showers 
Kindergarten - 2nd grade 


My Five Senses
(a Lets Read & Find
Out
Science series
book
about human
senses--good intro)

Kindergarten - 2nd grade 


Why I Sneeze, Shiver,
Hiccup, and Yawn

(Lets Read & Find Out
Science book about how
body reflexes help
to keep us healthy)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade


Hear Your Heart
(a Let's Read & Find Out
Science series introduction
to the human heart)
by Paul Showers
1st grade - 5th grade


A Drop of Blood
(a Lets Read and Find
Out Science series book
about blood's vital role
in the human body)
by Paul Showers
Kindergarten - 3rd grade



Inside Your Outside!
All About the Human
Body (a Cat in the Hat
Library book--funny,
accessible, interesting)
Preschool - 1st grade


Dem Bones
(explores the skeletal
system, using the folk
song 'Dem Bones.')
by Bob Barner 
2nd grade - 4th grade 


Parts
(a little boy panics about
some bodily functions--
great discussion starter)
by Ted Arnold
Kindergarten - 2nd grade


Me and My
Amazing Body

(young girl guides
readers on
a tour of
the human body)

by Joan Sweeney
Preschool - 2nd grade


Bones
(highly visual look at the
human skeleton, with
truly
outstanding art)
by Steve Jenkins

3rd grade - 6th grade



From Head to Toe
The Amazing Human
Body and How It Works--
fun illustrations!
by Barbara Seuling
3rd grade - 5th grade


Bones
(a science reader about
the body's skeleton)
by Stephen Krensky
Kindergarten - 1st grade


My Bodyworks
(award winning picture
book and 12-song CD
that teaches about the parts
of the human body)
Kindergarten - 2nd grade


The Blood-Hungry
Spleen

and Other Poems About
Our Parts (34 silly but
educational poems) 
3rd grade - 5th grade


The Body Book
Easy-To-Make Hands-
On
Models (fantastic!
Handouts for kids to

create models)

4th grade - 7th grade



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The Magic School
Bus
Inside the
Human Body

(Mrs. Frizzle's class
shrinks
down and goes
into the
human body)
by Joanna Cole 
1st grade - 4th grade


My First Body
Book

(DK encyclopedia
with
accessible text
and
tons of pictures)
by Christopher Rice
1st grade - 4th grade


The Magic School
Bus
Explores
the Senses

(Mrs. Frizzle's class
shrinks
down and goes
into the
human body)
by Joanna Cole
2nd grade - 5th grade


Dr. Frankenstein's
Human Body Book

The Monstrous Truth About
How Your Body
Works
(Dr. Frankenstein's

body building course)
5th grade - 8th grade


Brain Games
(a Let's Read & Find
Out Science book
on how germs
can make
you sick and how
your
body fights them off)

by Melvin Berger
1st grade - 3rd grade



National Geographic
Kids Brain Games

subtitled The Mind-
Blowing Science of Your

Amazing Brain

by Jennifer Swanson
3rd grade - 7th grade


Alive: The Living
Breathing Human
Body Book

(full of novelties like
pop-ups,
pull tables,
sound chips,
fiber
optics, illustrations...)

by DK Publishing
4th grade and Up


The Way We Work
(an award winning,
"enlight
ening,
entertaining, and a

visual delight")

by David Macaulay
6th grade & up




Kids Human Body Books by Seymour Simon
a whole series of books by "the dean of children's science writers" (NYTimes) about the human body for kids. Click on any of the
book covers to get more information. 
3rd grade - 8th grade



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