We know that germs are everywhere. Right now, kids have a lot of questions about germs and how viruses spread. Here are some children’s books about germs and staying healthy. These books might just help your kids develop some healthy hygiene habits that help stop the spread of germs.
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Children’s Books about Germs and Staying Healthy
by Dan Krall
Simon is going to have the best week ever. Who cares if he has a cold? And sneezes everywhere, and coughs on everyone, and touches everything. Germs call him a hero!
Everyone else calls him…Sick Simon. When will it end? How far will he go? Will the germs take over? Or can Sick Simon learn to change his ways?
The Magic School Bus: The Giant Germ
by Anne Capeci
A class picnic in the park becomes an exploration of the mini world of microbes. Even though microbes are tiny, they have huge effects on the world. Ms. Frizzle and her class get into trouble when they run into a giant germ!
You can find resources to pair with this book here.
wash your hands
by margaret mcnamara
Mrs. Connor’s classroom learns about washing their hands and the importance of keeping germs away!
germs make me sick
by melvin berger
Germs are all around us, but they’re too small to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick. How? This Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is all about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off.
a germ’s journey
by Thom Rooke, M.D.
Where did your cold germ come from? And ACHOO! Where is it going next? A germ’s journey is filled with snuffles, sniffles, and sneezes. Pack your bags, and get ready to follow it! This is a perfect book for explaining the immune system to children at home or at school.
scrubba dub, carlos
by Stuart J. Murphy
Carlos loves playing in the mud, building with clay, and drawing with chalk, but he doesn’t like washing his hands. With the guidance of his friends and teacher, Carlos learns how easy–and fun–it is to wash up.
do not lick this book
by Idan Ben-Barak
Min is a microbe. She is small.
In fact, so small that you’d need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she’s never seen before―like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle of your shirt.
what are germs
by Katie Daynes
What are germs? How do they spread? And how do medicines help? Curious young children can take a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses in this fascinating introduction to germs and hygiene, with 30 flaps to lift and tips on hand-washing and staying healthy.
a little spot stays home
by Diane Alber
This book empowers young children, to take action and helps them to understand viruses and why remaining home and safe distancing is both important and necessary right now. It will help children and their family to stay safe and have a positive outlook to overcome their emotions of anxiety and sadness during this difficult time in their life.
Do you have a favorite children’s book about germs and staying healthy that didn’t make the list? I’d love to check it out!
All of my book lists can be found here.