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[Grades PK-3] Know more about Germs

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Little books for little scientists grade 3 and under
  • Meet Bacteria!

    Rebecca Bielawski

    Paperback (Rebecca Bielawski, Feb. 4, 2017)
    Book 1 in the MUMMY NATURE series of children's books.Peek through the microscope and down into a fantastic world of teeny tiny shapes, amazing colours and little friends who want to say - Hello. Who are these bacteria? Where do they live and what do they do all day? Meet Bacteria! is for little kids brimming with curiosity. It gives them their first basic notions of bacteria; a very interesting topic for children, seldom dealt with in children's books at this level.What we can learn: The idea of the microscope Why we should wash our handsconcepts: Basic bacteria shapes Some bacteria habitatsnew words: Bacteria, Microscope, Rod, Chain, Bunch, MultiplyPAGES: 26 WORDS: 253 LEVEL: Preschool - 6yrsOther books in the series: Bees Like Flowers Travelling SeedsMUMMY NATURE series - nurturing children's curiosityEach book in the series is one mini nature lesson wrapped up in colour and rhyme. These books are intended for very young children including toddlers and will give them just a glimpse into some of the wonders of the natural world. Illustrated for maximum vibrancy and visual impact, using rhyme to engage young minds and encourage participation. Read the rhymes to your children and soon they will be reading them to you!The narrator is a small child and keen observer who tells us in short rhyming phrases everything she thinks we should know, and all about the magical things she sees around her. Sometimes she is camouflaged in the long grass and other times she has to climb a tree to get a better look.
  • Do Not Lick This Book

    Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

    Hardcover (Roaring Brook Press, June 5, 2018)
    In this interactive children’s picture book, microbiologist Idan Ben-Barak and award-winning illustrator Julian Frost zoom in on the microscopic world found on everyday objects―and in our bodies―warning readers Do Not Lick This Book.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 of your shirt.
  • A Germ's Journey

    Thom Rooke M.D., Anthony Philip Trimmer

    Paperback (Picture Window Books, Feb. 1, 2011)
    Where did your cold germ come from? And ACHOO! Where is it going next? A germ's journey is filled with snuffles, sniffles, and sneezes. Pack your bags, and get ready to follow it! This is a perfect book for explaining the immune system to children at home or at school.
  • Germs Are Not for Sharing

    Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen

    Paperback (Free Spirit Publishing, Feb. 1, 2006)
    Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children. And that’s why it’s never too soon to teach little ones about germs and ways to stay clean and healthy. This book is a short course for kids on what germs are, what they do, and why it’s so important to cover them up, block them from spreading, and wash them down the drain. Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations kids can relate to. A special section for adults includes ideas for discussion and activities.
  • Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but...Invisible Germs / Esos desagradables detestables sucios completamente asquerosos pero... invisibles ... y español

    Judith Anne Rice, Petronella J. Ytsma, Reed Merrill

    Paperback (Redleaf Press, July 1, 2002)
    Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but . . . Invisible Germs will help your children get a strong start on good health habits. Children will be delighted by the imaginative, full-color illustrations of the germs that cause disease and thrilled how they can wash them away.Esos desagradables detestables sucios completamente asquerosos pero . . . invisibles gérmenes ayudara a sus hijos para aprender y desarrollar buenos hábitos higiénicos. A los niños les encantaran las ilustraciones imaginativas, a todo color, de los gérmenes infecciosos que causan las enfermedades—¡y se entusiasmaran al descubrir lo fácil que es librarse de ellos!
  • The Magic School Bus Fights Germs

    Kate Egan, Carolyn Bracken

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 1, 2008)
    Wanda is sick! Ms. Frizzle and the class will get a close look at her sore throat, but what will happen when Wanda's body mistakes the kids for germs? Climb aboard the Magic School Bus and learn all about how our bodies fight germs!
  • Germs Make Me Sick!

    Melvin Berger, Marylin Hafner

    Paperback (HarperCollins, Aug. 4, 2015)
    Share this book with children to help them, in a safe and calm way, understand how germs work. In addition to straightforward, helpful information told in a warm and approachable way, the book contains a chart of rules for good health that reinforces healthful living. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 5 to 7 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.Germs are all around us, but they're too small to see. Many germs are harmless, but two kinds, viruses and bacteria, can make you sick. How? Read and find out! This Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is all about germs, how they can make you sick, and how your body works to fight them off. This book features rich vocabulary and simple diagrams to explain why you feel poorly when you're sick and how your body keeps you healthy by producing antibodies. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Melanie Marin. An excellent resource in this time of COVID-19.This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
  • Cutie Sue Fights the Germs: An Adorable Children's Book About Health and Personal Hygiene

    Kate Melton

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 13, 2017)
    The adventures of Cutie Sue continue! One day our brave little girl and her younger brother Charlie got tummy ache. What happened with the siblings? Find that out reading this terrific rhyming story!In the book #2 of the "Cutie Sue" series, the little readers, aged 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and up will find out how Cutie Sue and her little brother will be learning to fight the germs and recovering from their illness, as their mother brings them to the doctor.If your child is afraid of the hospitals, this book for kids will be a magnificent way to show them there is nothing frightening about doctor’s visits, and on the contrary, they can even be fun.Also, teach your children the basics of personal hygiene and ways to stay healthy with Cutie Sue as she starts following her doctor’s precious recommendations on how to fight the illness and what to do to be in great health in the long run. “The two were determined: “We will win the fight!Our germs will not spread if we do these things right.”“We’ll sneeze into tissues and throw them away,And clean all our toys with some good cleaning spray.”“We’ll open our windows to get lots of air.We’ll wash dirty clothes, we’ll clean everywhere!”Beautiful images, cute rhymes and a valuable lesson to learn – you and your kids will definitely fall in love with this lovely picture book for children!Don’t forget to check the book 1 in the series:Cutie Sue and the DarknessThis book will be perfect for bedtime reading with toddlers and preschool kids as well as early reading material for kindergarten and first grade children due to the large font size and limited amount of text per page.Download your FREE BONUS - Funny Riddles for children coming with kindle version of the book!
  • What Are Germs?

    Alvin Silverstein, Virginia B. Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn

    Library Binding (Franklin Watts, Sept. 1, 2002)
    Explains the science of germs and emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal health.
  • Iris Has a Virus

    Arlene Alda, Lisa Desimini

    Hardcover (Tundra Books, Sept. 9, 2008)
    Iris finds out that having a stomach virus is exhausting, especially when her brother, Doug, lets her know that she always gets sick at the wrong time. The sibling rivalry and misunderstanding of what germs are when they are called bugs unfold in this lighthearted story of Iris’s ordinary illness and her unfounded concerns.Arlene Alda’s engaging prose, interspersed with rhyming couplets and complemented by the quirky, vibrant cut-paper collage illustrations of artist Lisa Desimini, make this book a must-have for any child who has ever had more than a runny nose.
  • An adventure story about Anna the virus.

    Emma Gertony

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb. 9, 2017)
    An adventure story about Anna the virus.Your children will learn about viruses and bacteria in this wonderful story. It is an incredible story of tiny Anna the virus and her teammates lead by Capitan Roger inside George's body. This book will help your kids discover and learn about an extremely important thing in our lives- Viruses. Readers of all ages will enjoy this adventurous story about bacteria and viruses in the body. “Anna was shaped like a star or a sun with a lot of rays. She really was quite pretty, at least she thought so. She was almost round and had 45 little spokes or limbs that reached out in all directions. Anna could see George, but he couldn’t see her. It was just like she was invisible. Of course, Anna and her friends were not truly invisible; they were just very small.George stood at the top of the stairs. He looked out on the playground, and suddenly his nose itched. He wiped his nose with his hand. Anna and thousands of viruses jumped off from George’s hand and ran, or bounded as a round virus with spikes does, towards George’s nose. They ran in the huge nostril and past the nose hairs. Anna and her team were in…”Now your kids can learn more about viruses and bacteria. What do bacteria and viruses look like, how do they get inside us? This book is an easy and interesting read for you and your children. Let your baby know more about how viruses work inside our bodies. Anna’s story inside George’s body will help your children stay healthy by watching for sources bacteria and virus closely around themselves. It will hopefully teach them to wash their hands much more often.
  • Premed Kids: Microbiology - Bacteria & Viruses

    April Chloe Terrazas

    Paperback (Crazy Brainz, Nov. 9, 2015)
    From the author/illustrator of the SUPER SCIENCE SERIES comes a new exploratory science children's series, Premed Kids! Premed Kids is an intro to topics covered on the MCAT, the medical school entry test! Start learning early so you can become a doctor (which is just another awesome form of a scientist!) This quick read is stuffed with new microbial vocabulary plus April's signature "sound it out" phonics guides for early readers. Enjoy 18 pages packed with delightful illustrations and fun facts. Ever wonder how the flu virus gets into your cells? Want to know what a bacterium looks like? By the close, you will add the following terms to your comprehension and vocabulary: bacteriophage, virus, lytic, lysogenic, bacillus, coccus, spirillum, nucleoid, pilus, capsule, prokaryote, eukaryote, influenza, endocytosis, receptor, viral RNA and DNA, infection, HIV, adenovirus, rabies, AND MORE! The book closes with a quiz to see how much you remember. It's never too early to start preparing for the MCAT!
  • Cellular Biology: Organelles, Structure, Function

    April Chloe Terrazas

    Hardcover (Crazy Brainz, Dec. 25, 2012)
    Cellular Biology: Organelles, Structure and Function covers the basics of biology on a cellular level, specialized in text for emergent readers. This book includes "sound it out" sections containing phonics for the names of the organelles inside the cell. Young readers will learn what each organelle looks like and how it functions in the cell. Questions are posed throughout as a form of review so the reader is reinforcing the new material learned. Colorful images and text make this book aesthetically pleasing and intriguing.
  • Bacteria and Antibiotics

    Margot Alesund, Antonis Alesund

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sept. 14, 2017)
    It is with great pleasure that we accept you into the newest class of Baby Medical School! Have you ever wanted to learn more about medicine and how it works? Do you want your kids to have a basic understanding of the field so they can appreciate the living world and grow with confidence in their pursuit of knowledge? You've come to the right place! Join us at Baby Medical School as we learn about bacteria and antibiotics, including a close look at penicillin and its mechanism of action, the principles of antibiotic resistance, and the effect of antibiotics on our microbiome. This book is made for babies through children in elementary school, but adults, students, scientists, and doctors will be sure to love it, too!
  • Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

    Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton

    Hardcover (Candlewick, Aug. 26, 2014)
    Find out how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs in this intriguing introduction to the world of microbes.All around the world — in the sea, in the soil, in the air, and in your body — there are living things so tiny that millions could fit on an ant’s antenna. They’re busy doing all sorts of things, from giving you a cold and making yogurt to eroding mountains and helping to make the air we breathe. If you could see them with your eye, you’d find that they all look different, and that they’re really good at changing things into something else and at making many more microbes like themselves! From Nicola Davies comes a first exploration for young readers of the world’s tiniest living organisms.
  • Squish #7: Deadly Disease of Doom

    Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Aug. 25, 2015)
    Ahhh-CHOO! From the New York Times bestselling, Eisner-winning creators of Babymouse, it’s Squish’s most contagiously fun adventure yet! Uh-oh! A deadly disease is spreading through Small Pond! People are dropping like flies! And YIKES—it looks like Squish is patient #1. Will this epic epidemic be the end of everyone’s favorite amoeba? (And if it is, who will he leave his comic collection to?!) Find out the answers in the seventh hilarious Squish graphic novel: Deadly Disease of Doom! BONUS: Look in the back of the book to learn how to draw one of the Squish characters and to get instructions for a SENSATIONAL science experiment you can do at home! Filled with superheroes, comics within comics, and gross-out science, Squish is perfect for fans of Captain Underpants and My Weird School! Praise for Squish * “Hilarious. If ever a new series deserved to go viral, this one does.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “An energetic, good-hearted escapade, one that young readers will enjoy.” —The New York Times “Simple enough for early readers but still remarkably snarky, clever, and entertaining.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • BACTERIA: An Educational FunBook for Kids

    Alexander Matis Msc

    Paperback (Independently published, June 15, 2018)
    Bacteria are everywhere around and even inside us. And yet so many of us and especially so many children know so little about them. "BACTERIA - An Educational FunBook for Kids (and Adults)" explains in easy to understand text and comic-style illustrations the world of bacteria from general facts to amazing feasts achieved by them to how to prevent and deal with bacterial infections. This is a must-read for anyone interested in teaching children the basics about bacteria and germs in a fun and quick way. Recommended for teachers and parents alike. BACTERIA has been authored by Alexander Matis, a father of three and an MSc in Molecular Genetics, who has dealt with bacteria in medical and laboratory settings throughout his life.
  • GIANTmicrobes--Germs and Microbes Coloring Book

    GIANTmicrobes®, David Cutting

    Paperback (Dover Publications, Nov. 19, 2014)
    The GIANTmicrobes® are here to help kids discover the causes of the common cold, flu, bad breath, stomachaches, and other ailments. Adorable full-page illustrations to color show where tooth decay comes from, the source of penicillin, and what life inside an ordinary puddle looks like. Other fun facts explain germ-related causes, prevention, and treatments.
  • GIANTmicrobes--Cells Coloring Book

    GIANTmicrobes®, David Cutting

    Paperback (Dover Publications, Nov. 19, 2014)
    Not only are GIANTmicrobes® fun and friendly, they'll help children learn about the brain, nerves, muscles, and other body parts. This captivating coloring book offers cute close-ups of the tiny cells that cooperate to fight germs, keep our hearts beating, and circulate our blood. All of the fanciful full-page illustrations are accompanied by captions and loaded with fun facts.
  • Sherm the Germ

    Dr. John Hutton, Maria Montag

    Board book (blue manatee press, Sept. 1, 2014)
    Baby play, baby play, all day, hooray! Suddenly—aachoo! Sneeze, cough, boo-hoo! Shiver, rashy, fever, squirm, oh no—Sherm the Germ! Baby’s perfect day of play is interrupted by an unwelcome, microbial visitor—Sherm the Germ. Written by a pediatrician and brought to life through playful illustrations, this fun, rhyming book describes the stages of becoming sick and then getting better. A perfect read-aloud for those wishing to get well soon or any budding physician, this board book uses a loveable character to teach readers on the basics of what it means to catch a cold or virus and how the healing process works.
  • Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody

    Chris Ferrie

    Hardcover (Sourcebooks Explore, July 4, 2017)
    In the vein of Goodnight Moon, say "goodnight" to your lab in this picture book parody of a beloved classic. Perfect for scientists of all ages!It's been a long day at the lab for this scientist. Now it's time to say goodnight!Goodnight laserGoodnight notebookGoodnight picture of Einstein with a stern lookWhile poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet parody. They'll be rested and ready to return to the world of research in the morning! This scientific parody book in the style of Goodnight Moon is a delight for little lab girls and guys.Goodnight Lab is written by Chris Ferrie, author of Quantum Physics for Babies and other books in the Baby University series. Parents and kids both will love the accurate descriptions of all the quirks of grownup laboratories. Readers who love the Lab Girl book or Nerdy Babies will adore this humorous and educational book for kids.This book is the perfect solution if you're looking for science baby gifts and physics gifts for curious kids.
  • Microbiology ABC's

    Michael Joseph Bacotti

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov. 14, 2015)
    From amoebas to zooplankton, teach the alphabet to your little genius within the microbiology universe. Learn about different types of cells and cell structures while practicing the ABC's in this beautifully illustrated children's book. This book will spark your child’s curiosity in STEAM and health care, expose them to basic science concepts, and lead to further conversations for sure!
  • ABCs of Biology

    Chris Ferrie, Cara Florance

    Board book (Sourcebooks Explore, June 5, 2018)
    Fans of Chris Ferrie's ABCs of Science, ABCs of Space, and Rocket Science for Babies will love this introduction to biology for babies and toddlers!This alphabetical installment of the Baby University baby board book series is the perfect introduction to science for infants and toddlers. It makes a wonderful science baby gift for even the youngest biologist. Give the gift of learning to your little one at birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and beyond!A is for AnatomyB is for BacteriaC is for CellFrom anatomy to zoology, the ABCs of Biology is a colorfully simple introduction to STEM for babies and toddlers to a new biology concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by two experts, each page in this biology primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little biologist.If you're looking for the perfect science toys for babies, STEAM books for teachers, or a wonderful baby board book to add to a special baby gift basket, look no further! ABCs of Biology offers fun early learning for your little scientist!
  • Vaccines

    Margot Alesund, Antonis Alesund

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov. 4, 2017)
    Learn about the molecular makings of vaccines in the second semester of Baby Medical School! Meet some members of our immune system and learn how they handle germs and vaccines to keep us healthy. This is a great gift for a new baby or to prep kids for their doctor visits!
  • Cell Biology for Babies

    Dr. Haitham Ahmed

    eBook (, Jan. 12, 2019)
    Written by a doctor, Cell Biology for Babies is your little genius’s perfect introduction to the wonders of the human body! This interactive picture book will teach your little one about the cell, the basic building block of life. Each page includes a simple and colorful explanation of the role of various organelles, and brings them all together at the end to showcase the complete human cell. Be amazed at how much your budding scientist (and you!) can learn about cell biology. It’s never too early to capture the imagination and stimulate the curiosity of your little genius!
  • The Measly Virus

    Emma Vincent, Laura Watson

    Paperback (Watters Publishing, Aug. 17, 2015)
    A beautifully illustrated book promoting a positive message about vaccination to children (aged 4-10), highlighting the resilience and impact of a vaccine-preventable disease and the bravery required to protect ourselves and those most vulnerable among us. The Measly Virus is dedicated to Riley Hughes, a four-week-old baby who tragically died on 17th March 2015 as a result of contracting Pertussis (Whooping Cough). To honour Riley’s memory, part-proceeds from all book sales will go toward supporting Pertussis research and vaccination initiatives at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Perth, Western Australia.