Germs, Illness, Doctors – Oh My!


Help your child understand why we are all clean freaks these days with books and music that explain how we get sick and the importance of being clean.


Bear Feels Sick

Karma Wilson

When Bear is too sick to play, his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead

Zookeeper Amos McGee always makes time to visit his friends who live at the zoo until the day he stays home because he is sick.

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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Jane Yolen

Describes what a young dinosaur should do in order to quickly get over being sick.

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The Giant Germ

Anne Capeci, Joanna Cole

After Keesha discovers mold on her sandwich, Ms. Frizzle and the class embark on a grand adventure into the mini microbe world where they discover that these tiny creatures have a big effect.

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The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister, as they head to Doctor Grizzly’s office for their important check-ups where they will have their temperatures taken, their eyes examined, and their ears looked in. This beloved story is the perfect way to introduce children to what happens when they go to the doctor.

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Dinosaurs Alive and Well!

Laurene Krasny Brown

From exercise and nutrition, to first aid, relationships, and dealing with stress and worries, this book gives young readers a head start on learning healthy habits that will last a lifetime

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Farm Friends Clean Up

Cristina Garelli

Frolicking farm animals learn about good hygiene.

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Does an Elephant Take a Bath?

Fred Ehrlich, Emily Bolam

Written by Dr. Fred Ehrlich, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist, these fact-filled, question-and-answer format books engage young children--"through humor just right for them. Bathing is an important part of every young child's day. It's also an important part of some animals' days.

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Microlife That Makes Us Ill

Steve Parker

Explains why bacteria and viruses make people sick and how the body fights against them.

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Hygiene

Jayne Denshire

Discusses what germs are and how they spread, as well as the importance of being clean and well-groomed.

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What Are Germs?

Jim Ollhoff

Germs are everywhere--in your mouth, on your clothes, on everything you touch. Some we can't live without; others are microscopic killing machines. This title looks at the fascinating struggle to understand and control the spread of germs. Readers will learn all about the history of germs, the kinds of germs and how to fight off germs.

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Germs

Ross Collins

Pox, a young germ on his first assignment, not only refuses to infect a girl with chicken pox, he also helps defend her from other germs and, for his heroism, is made Honorary Chief of the Immune System.

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Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and other Contagious Tunes

Jim Gill

Jim Gill creates active musical games with a unique approach combining word play and movement opportunities into songs set to styles ranging from bluegrass to jazz to blues. Children and those who care for them will all be inspired to play along!

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Staying Clean

Robin Nelson

Explains why it is necessary to stay clean by washing hands, brushing teeth, and taking baths.

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Wash, Wash, Wash!

Pamela Chanko

It''s never too early to start healthy habits. This rhyme will inspire little ones to wash their hands.

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