Topic Books about the Human Body for Children in KS2

Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body

by Hélène Druvert

Anatomy is a gorgeous, large-format book filled with clever cutouts exploring every detail of the organs, systems and senses that make up that most marvellous of machines, the human body. 

Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey by Dominic Walliman 

Are our ears supposed to be a weird shape? Why do we sneeze? What is the point in having skin? The human body is one of the most complicated things in the Universe. Join Professor Astro Cat and the whole gang as they journey through all the wondrous parts of the human body.


Bones: Skeletons and How They Work by Steve Jenkins

In this visually spectacular book, kids come face-to-face with some boney comparisons. Here you'll find the differences between a man's hand and that of a spider monkey or the great weight of an elephant's leg, paired with the feather-light femur of a stork.

Humanatomy: How the Body Works by Nicola Edwards 

Explore the body’s organ systems with a pull-out booklet and get the answers to questions you’ve always wondered about. Packed with original illustrations, this book covers everything from what makes your heart beat to how DNA makes you who you are.


100 Trillion Good Bacteria Living on the Human Body 

by Paul Rockett 

Explore the millions of bacteria that live in and on us and help our body function healthily, our digestive system, our bones and muscles, our blood and heart, our lungs and breathing, the size of our brain and the number of hairs on our head. 

Illumanatomy by Ms. Kate Davies 

Look inside the human body with the magic three-colour lens. Use the red lens to reveal the skeleton, the green to see the muscles working, and x-ray your organs with the blue lens to find out what they do to keep you alive. Uncover the secrets of the human body and explore how its different systems work in this stunning book.


What's Eating You?

by Nicola Davies

There is one group of creatures whose habitats are not forests, seas or deserts. Instead they live on or in the bodies of other animals. They are parasites. Uncover the secrets of their amazing life-cycles and dare yourself not to scratch as you read!

Operation Ouch! The HuManual by Ben Elcomb 

Find out all about what makes YOU tick, from the wonders of the brain to the tingling in your toes. From crazy bodily functions to bizarre real-life medical cases, this is the ultimate guide to getting to know yourself, inside and out!


The Adventures of Your Brain

by Dan Green 

An interactive pop-up journey all about you and your fascinating brain! Find out how fast neurons zip around the body carrying messages and delve into a world of external and internal senses. Explore how the brain controls every thought and every movement, even when you are asleep and dreaming.

Life on Earth: Human Body

by Heather Alexander  

How many bones do I have in my body? What does my heart do? And why do we breathe? Find out in this fact-filled book, the first in a new non-fiction series for children aged 5+. Each book answers 100 questions in a simple and informative way, and has more than 70 lift-flaps to open. 


Knowledge Encyclopedia Human Body! by DK

All-new 3D illustrations offer a unique, strikingly realistic close-up of this fascinating, complex machine - what it looks like and how it works. Every image is supported with easy-to-understand explanations and a wealth of fascinating facts and figures.


What Goes On In My Head?

by Robert Winston

Explore the brain's mind-boggling structure and understand how this vital organ is the control centre for everything we do. What makes you happy? How does your memory work? Why are you laughing? Pick your brain to find the answers to these questions and more.


Weird but True: Human Body

by National Geographic Kids

It's an exciting journey through your own wacky, sometimes gross, but always fascinating human body. Did you know that your stomach is shaped like the letter J? Or that if you lined up all your blood vessels they'd circle the Earth twice? 

The Skeleton Book

by Robert Winston

The ultimate guide to every bone in your body. Did you know bones are 75% water? Or that humans and giraffes both have just seven vertebrae in their necks? Learn more amazing facts in The Skeleton Book.


The Bacteria Book by Steve Mould

The Bacteria Book walks the line between "ew, gross!" and "oh, cool!", exploring why we need bacteria and introducing readers to its microbial mates: viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Explore real-life examples and discover how microbes keep our bodies and our world running.

Emmanuel's Dream

by Laurie Thompson

Born in Ghana with a deformed leg, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. 

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The Fastest Boy in the World

by Elizabeth Laird

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, The Fastest Boy in the World is the inspiring story of a small Ethiopian runner with a very big heart.

The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

Eleven-year-old Joe can't remember a life outside of his hospital room. His condition means he's not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his 'bubble'. But then someone new enters his world and changes it for ever.

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