Kids are funny and cute and lots of fun but they sure can be gross. From sneezing at the breakfast table to refusing to take a bath, understanding germs and hygiene isn’t a priority. These picture books about germs and hygiene break down germs along with hand washing, teeth brushing and a few ‘gross’ bodily functions to help kids understand why good hygiene is important.
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Books About Germs for Preschoolers and Kids
Germs Are Not for Sharing – This fun popup book introduces kids to germs along with some basic tips to keep them at bay.
What Are Germs? – What are germs and how do they spread? Lift the flaps to get a closer look at germs.
The Bacteria Book – Curious readers can learn all about all kinds of viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa in this illustrated science book.
Germs Make Me Sick – Straightforward yet informative this science based book helps young readers learn about germs and how to deal with them.
Sherm the Germ – When Sherm the Germ comes to visit, baby’s day of play is interrupted. Learn about getting sick and getting better.
A Germ’s Journey – Head out on a journey with a germ. Learn about where he’s coming from and where he’s going.
Books About Washing
Wash, Wash, Wash (Rookie Toddler) – This hand washing rhyme is perfect for beginning teaching about germs and good hygiene.
How Do You Take a Bath? – Learn about how all different animals take a bath. Perfect for teaching reluctant bathers that bath time is important.
The Tale of Georgie Grub – Georgie Grub won’t take a bath. When his mom brings the soap he goes running. What will happen?
I Don’t Want to Wash My Hands – The princess washes her hand all the time and she’s had enough!
Kids’ Books About Dental Health
Brush Your Teeth Please – Brushing is a struggle for some kids and this fun book lets them practice and learn with silly animals.
Doctor De Soto – In this classic children’s book the mouse dentist refuses to work on ‘dangerous’ animals. But when the fox is in trouble the mouse decides he must help.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist – The dentist isn’t scary but this book addresses kids fears. Join the Bear family as they head to the dentist for a checkups and cleanings.
Brush, Brush, Brush – Start early to develop positive oral hygiene habits with this fun rhyming book for little kids.
Books About ‘Gross’ Bodily Functions
Noses Are Not for Picking – All kids have done it but it’s not a healthy habit. Help kids understand why we get boogers or a stuffy nose along with the best ways to handle it.
What is Poop? – Everybody poops but why? And what is poop? This lift-the-flap book explores everything about poop.
The Gas We Pass – Kids think that farting and burping is loads of fun, but why do we do it? Take a look at the science behind why we all get gas.
Sometimes You Barf – Throwing up is the worst but what if it happens at school? This book helps kids navigate an embarrassing situation and understand that it will be okay.