Topic Books about My Body and Being Healthy for Children EYFS & KS1

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Avocado Baby

by John Burningham

The Hargraves want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the puny mite will hardly eat a thing. One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up. Soon, the strangest things start to happen... 

As We Grow

by Richard Jones

No one knows what lies ahead, or who they’ll grow to be. It’s all a part of growing up – the journey to be me… 

In this stunning picture book, enchanting illustrations sensitively depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we undergo as we grow up.


Funnybones: Bumps In The Night  by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

No matter where they are, the two skeletons keep going bump in the night! There's only one thing to do: "Send for Doctor Bones!" Explore the skeleton and names of bones and the friendly skeletons put themselves together again!

Fussy Freda

by Julia Jarman

Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house. Everything is simply Yuk! There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But when Freda starts to shrink and experiences some unpleasant results, she decides that food may not be all that bad at all.


Look Inside Your Body 

by Louie Stowell 

This wonderful flap book introduces children to the way their bodies work in a fun and informative way. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more. 

Are You What You Eat?

by DK

This book explains why your body is an amazingly complex machine and what foods you should eat to fuel it. Help children to understand why healthy eating is important and the positive impact it has on life. 


What Makes Your Body Work?

by Gill Arbuthnott

From understanding why the brain can decipher ltteers in a wrod in the wrnog oredr to measuring your own lung volume, What Makes Your Body Work is bursting full of insightful and brilliant ways to discover what makes our bodies tick.


by Tedd Arnold

There's fuzz in his belly button, his toes are peeling and his first tooth has fallen out. His parts are coming unglued! Parts deals with a subject of deepest interest to every young child: the stuff our bodies shed - reassuring them that it is completely normal!


My Pop-Up Body Book

by Will Petty

Take a look at everything to do with your body – inside and out! How did you begin? Ever wondered how you breathe, smell or move? Or why you have to eat? And what your insides look like? See how it all works and find out the story of your body, starting right at the very beginning of you…

Peppa Goes to Hospital

by Ladybird

Pedro Pony is poorly, so Peppa Pig and her friends go to visit Pedro in hospital. Pedro shows everyone what the hospital is like - the nurses, the doctor, and of course, the food. Peppa and her friends discover that the hospital isn't so scary after all! 


What Are Germs? 

by Katie Daynes

Need to encourage your class to wash their hands? Curious young children can take a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses in this fascinating introduction to germs and hygiene, with 30 flaps to lift and tips on hand-washing and staying healthy.

Grandpa's Garden

by Stella Fry

Grow your own class vegetables with Grandpa's Garden. This beautifully told story follows Billy from spring to late summer as he helps his grandpa on his vegetable patch. When harvest time arrives they can pick all the vegetables and fruit they have grown. 


The Pigeon Needs a Bath 

by Mo Willems

The pigeon is BACK! And he STINKS! Except, the Pigeon's really not so sure about that... Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. Begin discussions about body hygiene with this hilarious book.

At the Hospital

by Carron Brown

What's it like inside a hospital?  This beautifully illustrated book introduces children to a busy hospital, from the operating theatre to the cafeteria and from X-rays to ambulances. This is a wonderful way for children to learn about a hospital stay.


Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

by Barbara Jean Hicks

Monsters don't eat broccoli! They'd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all!

My Big Book of Senses

by Patrick George 

What feels nice to touch? Can you hear a bee buzzing or your heart beating? Do you prefer the taste of something salty or sweet? Embark on a voyage of visual and sensory discovery with this gentle introduction to the five senses. 


Me and My Body by DK

Discover what a family tree is, then create one yourself. Explore your amazing fingerprints, then decorate a beautiful picture frame with them. Make a paper skeleton or play a game about digestion. This is a perfect book for children who want to know all about what's going on inside their body!

My Senses

by Leon Read

Learn about the five senses in a fun and engaging way, written in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle

Explore the sense of hearing with this story. A simple rhymthic text introduces children to sounds of wild animals from a roaring lion to a fluting flamingo and a trumpeting elephant. Go on your own sound walk to see what you can hear around school.

From Head to Toe

by Eric Carle

Help children get to know their bodies with this classic story. A lively and fresh interactive introduction to the basic body parts and movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite all young readers to clap, stomp, wriggle and bend like they do.


Do Not Lick This Book

by Idan Ben-Barak

Min is a microbe. She is so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before! A funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes. 

Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf by Steve Smallman 

In Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf! the three little pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes! And to make matters worse, they then catch his cold!


Oliver's Fruit Salad 

by Vivian French

Following on from the story, Oliver's Vegetables, Oliver is back from his healthy week eating vegetables at his grandpa's house. Suddenly, the fruit at home doesn't seem quite good enough for Oliver. What is his mum to do? 

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The Growing Story by Ruth Krauss

A little boy lives on a farm. He sees the first signs of spring growing in the fields. As spring turns to summer he sees his dog growing taller and the chicks become chickens. But as everything grows around him, the little boy feels like he has stayed the same. Can he really be growing too?

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