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Looking after your body

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See inside germs by Sarah Hull, Peter Allen

"Lift the flaps to discover the microscopic world of germs - bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. Find out what these tiny living things are, how they can make you ill, how your body fights them and what vaccines and antibiotics do to help, as well as some of the useful things they do for us, such as making food and keeping your body working."

What are germs? by Kate Daynes, Marta Alvarez Miguens

"How do germs spread? Can my body fight germs? How do medicines help? Children are told to wash their hands and blow their noses to avoid spreading germs, but do they really know what germs are? This friendly and approachable book takes a closer look at those mischievous, microscopic bacteria and viruses."

Wash your fins, Baby Shark!, by John Bajet

"With a catchy song that children can sing along to, and bright and friendly illustrations, keeping germs at bay has never been so much fun! Family favourite, Baby Shark, is back and ready to help children learn the best ways to wash their hands. If hand-washing is an important part of your day, then this is the perfect book for you!"

Now wash your hands!, by Matt Carr

"There's a very special guest at the school for little animals, and her name is Doris - Doris the Doctorpus. She's here to help the animals learn to wash their hands because of something very very small called germs! Doris explains that washing your hands can send germs packing and she's got her very own hand-washing song too. A funny and reassuring story that's perfect for calming worried little ones while reinforcing the importance of keeping hands super-clean."

Do not lick this book, by Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

"Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before - like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle that is your shirt."

Atchoo!: the complete guide to good manners, by Mij Kelly

"This is the story of Suzy Sue and the fateful day when she went 'Atchoo!'. Suzy Sue sneezes but forgets to cover her mouth. The animals are astounded and decide it's time to teach her some manners."

How to brush your teeth with Snappy Croc by Jane Clarke, Georgie Birkett

"Little Croc's been crunching, snip, snap, snip! She doesn't want to clean her teeth. Watch out! She can nip. A board book about brushing teeth featuring a lovable little crocodile. Discover the big moments and daily routines of every toddler's life, with lovable animal characters and a playful, rhyming text."

The Yoga Ogre by Peter Bently, Simon Rickerty

"Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. 'My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat 12 meals a day!' Ogden sighed. The people said, 'Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport!' So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto!"

The crocodile and the dentist by Taro Gomi

"Oh, it's time to go to the dentist! Crocodile has a toothache, but he's afraid of the dentist. The dentist wants to help, but he's afraid of Crocodile. Never fear! Bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi cleverly and humorously presents both sides of the story, as the crocodile and the dentist learn to be brave and face their fears - of what might happen in that dentist's chair and of each other!"

The Tooth Brushing Badge by Lauren Holowaty, Sam Morrison

"It's a sunny day and Duggee and the Squirrels are on a lovely walk until they meet a lion with VERY smelly breath! Join your favourite Squirrels as they teach the lion a special song to help him learn how to brush his teeth for two minutes. Featuring all of your favourite characters from the triple BAFTA-winning CBeebies show, this board book story is perfect for reading as part of the morning and bedtime routine with little Hey Duggee fans."

Tiger, tiger, time to take a bath! by Jo Lodge

"What do you do if your ears are dirty, your nose is blocked or your hair is sticking up like a mad haystack? And just how do you achieve a really snappy, bright-white smile? Wiggle the sliding tabs and giggle as the animals show you how to take care of yourself. With brilliant bold, bright pictures and a funny rhyming narrative, 'Tiger, Tiger, Time to Take a Bath!' is sure to put a big smile on your toddler's face while showing them how to take care of themselves."

We're going to the dentist by Marion Cocklico, Amanda Gummer

"In 'We're Going to the Dentist,' Nancy and Teddy go for a dental check-up. This novelty book with a sweet story has fun flaps to lift and mechanisms to move, as well as practical tips for parents and carers on each page, endorsed by leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer."

Why should I brush my teeth by Katie Daynes, Marta Alvarez Miguens

"In 'We're Going to the Dentist,' Nancy and Teddy go for a dental check-up. This novelty book with a sweet story has fun flaps to lift and mechanisms to move, as well as practical tips for parents and carers on each page, endorsed by leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer."

How your body works by Rosie Dickins, Ocean Mecklenburg

"Discover what really happens inside your body, from breathing and eating to thinking and growing. Packed with fascinating facts, this is the perfect introduction to the amazing machine that is the human body."

The Bacteria Book by Steve Mould

"Meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see. Learn how they keep us and our world running."

Keeping clean by Kate Woolley, Ryan Wheatcroft

"Why do I have to wash? What's wrong with biting my nails? Why can't I pick my nose? Why can't I wear the same socks each day? The answers to these and many other questions about hygiene can be discovered in this lively and informative series. The topic of keeping clean is complemented by charming and humorous illustrations. This book is designed for children to begin to learn about the importance of being healthy, and the ways in which we can look after our bodies to keep fit and well."

I Don't Want to Wash My Hands!, by Tony Ross

"The Little Princess loves getting her hands dirty. The trouble is, she hates washing them. Until she learns all about the nasties, the dirties and all the other horrible things that lurk and make you ill."

Morris the Mankiest Monster, by Giles Andreae & Sarah McIntyre

"It's years since he last changed his t-shirt. It's crusty and crawling with ants. His shoes are all slurpy and squelchy inside. And potatoes grow out of his pants!"

"Morris is sweet, charming - and completely disgusting."

Small Elephant's Bathtime, by Tatyana Feeney

"Small Elephant loves water. Except, that is, when the water is in a bath. Mummy uses various incentives to entice him into a bath. But nothing works and Small Elephant goes into toddler meltdown before 'hiding' behind the curtain.

"Luckily, Mummy has one more strategy up her sleeve to get him over his sulk and into the suds. It's to use diversion tactics and laughter - and it's all down to the comedy value of Daddy in some rather fetching trunks!"

Hugh Shampoo, by Karen George

"Meet Hugh Shampoo in a story that brings you hair-raising drama and will have you itching to swap your messy mop for sleek salon style with a wash, cut and blow-dry!"

Last updated July 29 2020.