I often see people asking for book recommendations about the human body, so I thought I would share some of our favourites with you.
Look Inside Your Body. This is my go-to recommendation for books about the body for young children – I’ve never met one who hasn’t loved it, probably because of the flaps and the fun writing style. It’s packed full of information which has just the right level of detail for a pre-schooler and it is a firm favourite on our bookshelves. For slightly older children there is also See Inside Your Body which has more detailed information.
The Body. This is part of the brilliant My First Discoveries series, and like the other books in the series I really love it. Life-like illustrations, correct anatomical language, and cellophane pages showing all the different parts of the body make this book well worth having, and it’s a great companion to the slightly more cartoonish style of Look Inside Your Body.
Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body. This beautiful book is stunning and informative at the same time, and will last us for years to come. It would also make a very special gift which I am sure would be treasured by all the family.
Humanatomy: How the Body Works. We don’t have this book yet but it is on my wish list for the future. It looks fantastic for older children, packed full of information with great illustrations too.
Questions & Answers About Your Body. Another flap book that Frida really enjoys, explaining how the body works through a series of questions and answers. A great book to read with a younger child, or for an older child to read themselves.
Frida also really likes the above body layer puzzle, which is a brilliantly hands-on way to understand the layers of the body for young children who don’t yet have the knowledge or fine motor skills to work with a 3D model. It was bought a while ago from LIDL, but you can find similar puzzles here and here.
Are your children interested in the human body? Which books do they enjoy? If you liked this post you might enjoy my favourite beautiful non-fiction books about animals.