Book Bites on Health

Valerie Kohler, owner of Blue Willow Bookshop, shares some of her favorite reads for a healthier you.

How Do You Feel? A Book About Emotions by Priddy Books (Priddy Books)

Designed to introduce children to how they may recognize their feelings, each spread follows four animal characters as they visit the doctor, go to the swimming pool, and other scenarios.

I Am, I Can Affirmations For Kids by Dorling Kindersley (Dorling Kindersley)

These motivational flashcards will empower your child by providing more than 70 inspiring affirmations, perfect for teaching your little one how to overcome self-doubt and negative thoughts!

Puppy In My Head: A Book About Mindfulness by Elise Gravel (Harper Books)

Kids experience anxiety and can feel overwhelmed just like adults, and this picture book serves as both a story and a step-by-step guide to help calm kids down.

Listen by Gabi Snyder (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Illustrations and easy-to-read text urge the reader to go beyond the noise of the city and listen to a crow’s caw, rain dripping onto a sidewalk, and whispered goodnights.

Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Body Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty (Dorling Kindersley)

This extraordinary book actually takes you inside – and around – the human body to see how it works, with the help of some truly unique illustrations and some very small people!

Green Kids Cook: Good For You Good For The Planet by Jenny Chandler (Pavilion Books)

There is no better way to get children eating more healthily than letting them take the reins in the kitchen. It’s easy with this fun cookbook.

Big Brain Book by Leanne Boucher Gill, PhD, (Magination Press)

The brain is pretty cool. It’s like the computer of the human body that keeps things running. Answers several common questions about the brain and human behavior.

Drums, Girls, + Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick (Scholastic Press)

In this brave and beautiful story, Steven’s normal life is turned upside down when his younger brother, Jeffey, gets sick.

The Girl’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham, RN (Applesauce Press)

The newly updated fifth edition of this bestseller helps prepare girls and their parents for the ups and downs of puberty, including topical issues like school safety and #MeToo.

The Boy’s Body Book by Kelli Dunham, RN (Aplesauce Press)

The updated fifth edition of this #1 bestselling book made just for boys contains everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff, and includes topical issues like school safety and consent.

Kid Food: The Challenge Of Feeding Children In A Highly Processed World by Bettina Elias Siegel (Oxford University Press)

Siegel explores the many influences that make feeding children healthfully so difficult, from the prevailing belief that kids will only eat highly processed kid food to the near-constant barrage of special treats.

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