Thematic Reading List: Body Parts!


Learning the names of body parts is an important part of childhood. Readers between the ages of 0 and 5 will love these books about human body parts, as it is easy to connect the images on the page to their own bodies. While reading these books is fun, doing so in conjunction with doing activities and singing songs about body parts (like the song Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes) reinforces the learning and helps young children begin to recognize the vocabulary that corresponds with the various parts of their bodies.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni

9781426314834 All About Me
By: National Geographic Kids

The interactive Look & Learn series is designed to grow along with your child. A multi-layered skill-building approach introduces concepts with context reinforcement, so learning sticks. These eye-catching books make early learning fun!
9780525648772_p0_v2_s550x406 Anatomy for Babies
By: Jonathan Litton
Illustrated by: Thomas Elliott

Babies can learn about their bodies through this basic board book perfect for little ones..
+-+22876169_140 The Body Book
By: Shelley Rotner
Illustrated by: Steve Calcagnino

Simple text and photographs present some of the parts of the human body, including eyes, nose, hands, legs, and toes.
9780531272541 Ears, Eyes, Nose
By: Scholastic

Simple text and photographs of young children help toddlers learn the names of body parts. Includes tips for sharing this book with young children.
x400 Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy
By: Tim Harrington

An interactive picture book that encourages readers to sing and dance to celebrate every body part.
0689858132 Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
By: Jeannie Winston

Children and animals act out the words to a familiar song that teaches about body parts.
9780763627454 Look at You! A Baby Body Book
By: Kathy Henderson
Illustrated by: Paul Howard

Presents an infant’s early actions, sensations, and emotions, as he expresses his happiness at his new-found abilities and explores the world around him. On board pages.
9781524766375 My Body
By: Jill McDonald

Young children are fascinated by their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. This board book teaches toddlers all about the human body, with shapes, sizes, colors, and super-simple facts.
0756615011 My First Spanish Body Board Book: Mi Primer Libro del Cuerpo
By: DK Publishing

Labelled photographs help babies identify parts of the body and their uses, emotions, clothing, and other terms. On board pages.
9781584300526_p0_v1_s600x595 Toddler Two
By: Anastasia Suen
Illustrated by: Winnie Cheon

The idea that hands, feet, eyes, ears, legs, and arms all come in pairs is discovered by two Asian-American toddlers.
0689847122 Toes, Ears, & Nose!
By: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by: Karen Katz

Engages readers to lift the flaps to see which body parts are hiding underneath clothing. On board pages.
1416987339 Where is Baby’s Belly Button?: a lift-the-flap book
By: Karen Katz

Babies play peekaboo, looking for their belly buttons, feet, and other body parts in this interactive book. On board pages.

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