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18 Human Body Books for Kids

18 Human Body Books for Kids

Are you teaching your children about the different parts of their body? These 18 human body books will bring learning to life for your kids! You can also scroll down to see some of our favorite human body resources for kids of all ages.


(For more 40 more science activities about healthy human bodies, check out our latest Family Activity Guide in The Play School Club.)


When our girls were young, we bought a wooden human body puzzle from Discovery Toys. It had five layers, each one showing a different “system” of the body (skeleton, organs, muscles, skin, and then the top layer of clothing). I can’t tell you how many times I found one of my kids working on that puzzle!

We also watched two episodes from Rachel and the Treeschoolers over and over again! Both My Amazing Body and Happy, Healthy Me (episodes 5 and 6) are perfect for preschoolers and primary grade students who are wanting to learn more about human anatomy.

Scroll down for links to all of these resources.

healthy body books for kids

And now for our favorite human body books for kids!

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When it comes to learning about the human body and the five senses, there’s no better place to start than The Magic School Bus books.

We also found this great “Super Simple Body” series at our library that include beautiful pictures, detailed drawings, and science experiments.

Doreen Cronin (Click, Clack, Moo) has a cute trio of books that are perfect for ACTIVE kiddos.

If you are looking for books about healthy boundaries for children and their bodies, these two both get my stamp of approval.

And in no particular order, 3 more human body books:

human body books for kids

Additional resources (mentioned above):

Note: The puzzles are anatomically correct.

If I missed any of your favorite human body books, be sure to leave a comment.

17 Bug Books for Kids

17 Bug Books for Kids

Spring has sprung, and we are excited to learn more about the bugs in our yard! There are so many fascinating facts about insects, and reading more about them can make learning fun. Our library has lots of great bug books for kids, and here are some of our favorites.

17 Fantastic Insect and Bug Books for Kids

Bug Books for Kids

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Scholastic’s Bug Dictionary by Jill Bailey

Worldwise: Insects and Spiders by Penny Clarke

Do All Bugs Have Wings? by Suzanne Slade

Bugs are Insects by Anne Rockwell

Usborne’s 1001 Bugs to Spot by Emma Helbrough

DK Eyewitness: Insects by Laurence Mound


Insect and Bug Activities for Kids

Want to learn more about bugs?

Check out our 40 fun learning activities!


Eric Carle Bug Books

Eric Carle is one of our favorite author-illustrators, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children’s book! (Did you know it’s celebrating its 50th birthday?) Mr. Carle has also written a bunch of other books about insects and arachnids:

The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Enjoy this sweet video of Mr. Carle talking about The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


More Insect Books for Kids

Taking my kids to the library to experience the non-fiction section is one of my favorite things. They get to explore a variety of books all about one topic and discover new authors they might not have tried otherwise. (Anne Rockwell and Gail Gibbons are two of our favorite non-fiction writers, and Lois Ehlert has written and illustrated many terrific children’s books!)

A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell

Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

The Big Bug Book by Margery Facklam

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

It’s a Good Thing There Are Insects by Allan Fowler

Do you have favorite bug books for kids? Leave a comment, and let me know!

17 Weather Books for Kids

17 Weather Books for Kids

Over the last week, we have seen practically every kind of weather: snow, ice, rain, thunderstorms, and even fog! The girls and I have enjoyed exploring the changes happening outside as the snow thaws and reveals a huge, muddy mess waiting in our yard. To deal with the rainy days, we’ve stopped by the library to grab some weather books for kids. Along with books from our own collection, my children have been reading about types of weather throughout the four seasons and making a list of experiments to try over the weekend.

Adding a stack of books next to the couch can make learning about any subject more fun. Some homeschooling families call this strategy “strewing,” and it’s worked well for us since the girls were toddlers! I like to make sure to include a variety of books, including fiction and non-fiction to interest both of my kids.

17 Fun Weather Books for Kids

17 Weather Books for Kids

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Being Safe With Weather by Susan Kesselring

Clouds by Anne Rockwell

Clouds by Marion Dane Bauer

Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll by Franklyn M. Branley

Kipper’s Book of Weather by Mick Inkpen (board book)

Let’s Investigate with Nate: The Water Cycle by Nate Ball

Little Cloud by Eric Carle

On the Same Day in March by Marilyn Singer

Precipitation by Frances Purslow

Rain by Marion Dane Bauer

Rainbows (Science Matters)

Rain Feet by Angela Johnson

The Cloud Book by Tomie de Paola

Thundercake by Patricia Polacco

Weather Poems for All Seasons selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Weird But True Facts About Weather by Lauren Coss

What Will the Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt


Weather Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

We like to start any new unit of study with books. If you’re looking for hands-on ideas for your preschool and Kindergarten kids, be sure to check out our 40 fun learning activities all about weather, available here


What are your favorite weather books for kids?

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17 Fun Books All About Weather