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Children’s books are a great way to introduce little ones to the parts of the body. Fun characters, brightly colored illustrations, and silly rhymes can all make it more fun (and less scary) to learn about the human body. This list is full of board books and picture books about the human body are great for kids of all ages who are interested in learning more about themselves.
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20 Children’s Books about the Human Body
These are some of our favorite books about the human body that are easy to read and fun to learn with!
Board Books about the Human Body
X-Ray Me!: Look Inside Your Body was written by Felicitas Horstschafer and illustrated by Johannes Vogt. This board book gives kids a glimpse into their bodies with simple text and questions. The book also encourages kids to hold the book up to themselves and view the illustrations as if they were seeing into themselves.
Hello World! My Body was written by Jill McDonald. This vibrantly colored board book encourages little ones to explore the parts of their body through simple text, fun facts, and easy questions.
Baby 101: Anatomy for Babies was written by Jonathan Litton and illustrated by Thomas Elliott. This simple introduction to anatomy uses easy to read text and bright illustrations to introduce little ones to different body parts.
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? was written and illustrated by Karen Katz. This adorable book asks the reader to find Baby’s body parts by lifting the flaps on the colorful illustrations.
Eyes, Nose, Fingers and Toes was written by Judy Hindley and illustrated by Brita Granström. This board book explores the parts of the body through fun actions. The illustrations feature cute toddlers performing the actions in the book, which may inspire kids to do the same.
The Human Body (PlayTabs) was written by Stephanie Babin and illustrated by Ilaria Falorsi. This interactive board book teaches kids about the human body through a variety of movable images. Kids can push and pull the various tabs to learn about their bodies and how to take care of them.
All of Baby, Nose to Toes was written by Victoria Adler and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. This sweet board book explores the parts of a baby’s body and also includes a sweet message about parents who love every part of their babies.
Toes, Ears, & Nose! was written by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Karen Katz. In this cute lift the flap book, a variety of adorable kids are hiding their body parts under various clothing items. The reader is encouraged to find out which body parts are hidden beneath each flap.
This is Baby was written by Jimmy Fallon and illustrated by Miguel Ordóñez. In the follow up to his board books Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada and Everything is Mama, this board book uses the same illustration style and peppy text to explore the parts of the body.
Horns to Toes and in Between was written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton. The adorable monsters in this board book encourage little ones to explore the parts of their body and get them moving.
Picture Books about the human body
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body was written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. In this fun story, the Cat in the Hat introduces two kids to all the parts of the body, and the way that it works. The book includes a glossary with easy to understand definitions, as well as suggestions for further reading.
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body was written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. Join Ms. Frizzle and her class as their magic bus takes a trip through Arnold’s body. The book is full of scientific facts, and kids will love following the journey that the class goes on.
Me and My Amazing Body was written by Joan Sweeney and illustrated by Ed Miller. This easy to read book offers a fun introduction to anatomy for kids. The text explores the parts of the body and what they can do, with updated eye-catching illustrations.
Parts was written and illustrated by Tedd Arnold. In this funny book, a young boy starts to worry when he thinks his body is falling apart. The rhyming text explains normal occurrences that may be frightening to young kids, while the hilarious illustrations will keep little ones entertained.
My Fantastic Elastic Brain was written by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. and illustrated by Sarah Ackerley. This informative book explores the incredible human brain and all of the amazing things that it can do. The illustrations are adorable and engaging, featuring a diverse group of young kids.
Look Inside Your Body was written by Louie Stowell. This interactive book offers lots of flaps for kids to lift while exploring the different parts of the body. The illustrations are engaging and brightly colored, and full of fun facts and labeled diagrams.
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup and Yawn was written by Melvin Berger and illustrated by Paul Meisel. This book is perfect for the curious kid who is always asking why. The text explores the reflexes in our body and why we do things like sneezing, hiccuping, and more.
The Skeleton Inside You was written by Philip Balestrino and illustrated by True Kelley. This informative book explores the many bones in the body, and offers examples of skeleton like structures that can further explain how the human skeleton works.
Power Up was written by Seth Fishman and illustrated by Isabel Greenberg. This boldly illustrated picture book explains the incredible power that the human body contains and how it can use it.
The Foot Book was written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. This rhyming book uses simple text and entertaining illustrations to explore feet and all the things that they can do.
Which of these books about the human body are you going to read first?
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