BONES, BRAINS & BODY BOOKS
Topic Books about the Human Body for Children in KS2
Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body
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?
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.