I’ve been doing a lot of work lately helping to home school one of my Nanny Kids who is fascinated by the human body and how it works. We have a plethora of books at their house and have taken tons of books out of the library on the subject. Here is a list of the best human body books for kids that we love and hope you do too.
Human Body Books for Kids
When it comes to get books that cover every organ and system, Human Body! is the best. There are plenty of large images that are labeled and it breaks down everything. While this book is for older kids, I still can’t say enough about the diagrams and ease of reading.
Human Body Books for Kids: My First Human Body Book
This book is appropriately titled and I really recommend My First Human Body Book for younger children and those just starting to learn about the body. The illitrations are fun, and it teaches about all the major systems in the body. It also answers the question, “What is a Hiccup,” and “Where is my DNA?”
Grossology and You: Really Gross Things About Your Body
Granted, I spend time with young kids all the time as a Nanny, but I think this book is hilarious, but also has a hook that gets kids interested in learning. Grossology and You talks about farts, guts, blood, rashes, and brains. Besides a title that will make kids laugh it’s chalked full of good information that kids will walk away with.
Read More: Digestive System Experiment
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
I grew up with The Magic School Bus wishing I’d get Ms. Frizzle for a teacher. The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body is great fun and has tons of information on how the digestive system works. We’ve read this book more times than I can count and it’s great to pair with the episode of the cartoon as well!
Human Body Books for Kids: A Drop of Blood
In this book, perfect for early readers, learn about what’s in the blood, what it does, and how your heart helps pump it all around the human body. A Drop of Blood follows Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body
The Cat in the Hat is back to teach your kids all about the human body. In this adventure, Sally and Dick scuba dive through the blood system, visit both sides of the brain and meet some new friends. If you have a child that loves that Cat in the Hat this is must-read!
Cardiology for Kids…and Adults too!
This is the best book for learning about the heart. Not only did little man love it, I learned so much about how the heart works too. The book is packed with great illustrations and your kids will walk away knowing how the heart works and be able to name all the different parts.
Ultimate Bodypedia: An Amazing Inside-Out Tour of the Human Body
I love everything National Geographic Kids does, and this book is no exception. If your child is a visual learner this would be a great human body book for them. Covering all the systems of the human body Body-Pedia has plenty of easy science experiments, wacky facts, and some health tips thrown in too.
Read More: Blood Model in a Jar
Human Body Books for Kids: My Little Brain!
This book breaks down all the amazing things the human brain can do. From the different parts of the brain to your personality it’s a great book for kids ages 8-12.
The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick
This book was written by a pediatrician which I love! The science is real, but taken to ta kid’s level with gross stories and facts about everything in the human body. While the book is beautifully illustrated what I love most about it are the hands on projects that demonstrate the functions of the body.
The Skeleton Book: Get to Know Your Bones, Inside Out
It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends
I have worked with children professionally in many different capacities for over 10 years. It is imperative for parents to answer questions about babies and differences between bodies honestly and in language that is age appropriate and scientifically actuate. It’s NOT the Stork and the language used is vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, making it a great tool to help have tough conversations.
Human Body Books for Kids: Virus vs. Bacteria: Knowing the Difference
The human body can get sick from 2 different things viruses and bacteria. This book breaks down the differences and explains how doctors treat us when we’re sick.