10 Books for Teaching Kids About Germs

We recommend these books as you attempt to encourage children to adopt healthy behaviors at school. Kids may learn a lot from them, including what germs are, how they were found, and how they spread. See our selection of the top children’s books on germs:

  1. Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak

The author of this little gem is a microbiologist! This interactive book lets you travel with Min, the microbe, through the microscopic world seen on commonplace items (and inside your body). The close-up images of a shirt’s fabric and the surface of your teeth are pretty cool.

  1. Sick Simon by Dan Krall

Simon touches everything, sneezes everywhere, and coughs on everyone. But he’s going to discover that getting a cold isn’t as enjoyable as he had imagined. This book, which is much more pertinent in the modern world, provides a great list of dos (and certainly don’ts) throughout the cold and flu season.

  1. Cutie Sue Fights the Germs by Kate Melton

Cutie Sue has adopted fears of the dark and the value of physical activity. She has returned with advice on maintaining good personal hygiene and staying healthy. Mom brings Cutie Sue and her brother to the doctor when they are ill, and the doctor gives them some helpful advice. The two youngsters are determined!

The battle will go our way. If we follow these steps correctly, our germs won’t spread.

We’ll sneeze into tissues, discard them, and use a decent cleaning spray to clean all our toys.

  1. A Germ’s Journey (Follow It!) by Thom Rooke, M.D.

We adore this book for describing how a germ moves from one host to another, from its origin to its next destination— a fantastic introduction to the immune system for youngsters written by a genuine doctor.

  1. Wash Your Hands, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Whether Mr. Panda teaches us etiquette or how to rub-a-dub-dub, we are suckers for him. The “sneeze catching” is an added benefit.

  1. Germs vs. Soap (Hilarious Hygiene Battle) by Didi Dragon

This funny book on the hidden world of germs is a must-read. They want to take everyone’s “energy cupcakes,” but if Soap has anything to do with it, they won’t succeed. Purchase this to assist your handwashing instruction!

  1. The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes by Steve Mould

This fact-filled science book is an excellent option for somewhat older learners because it has in-depth and full-color pictures. View the close-up of a bacterial cell, without a doubt. Did you know that bacteria can swim 100 times their length in one second? Yes, bacteria can have tails. Take that, Michael Phelps!

  1. Louis Pasteur (Genius Series) by Jane Kent

Check out this interesting autobiography about the pioneer who contributed to the development of microbiology and is best known for creating the first vaccination and the pasteurization procedure.

  1. All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander

Try this award-winning book about the first researcher to notice the microbial life in and around us for another fantastic historical alternative. Although it’s a chapter book, this one has stunning full-color illustrations.

  1. Giant Germ (The Magic School Bus Chapter Book) by Joanna Cole

Without Ms. Frizzle’s action, our list would be lacking. A class lunch in the park on this specific field trip is replaced by an investigation into the microscopic world of  microorganisms. For your independent readers, I recommend this chapter book.

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