Fit and healthy book list

Non-fiction titles covering science, animals, history and more.

Baby to 3

Brush, Brush, Brush! Brush, Brush, Brush!
By Alicia Padron

This book uses cheerful pictures to show the most important steps to help a child brush their teeth, like putting toothpaste on the brush (not too much!) and rinsing with clean water. Both you and children can sing the rhyming words to the tune of "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" to make teeth-brushing fun every day.

My First Yoga ABC My First Yoga ABC
By Teresa Anne Power

This board book will not only help little ones to learn the alphabet, but some simple yoga poses as well. Each page has block letters of the alphabet, with a corresponding yoga pose. For example, A matches up with aeroplane posture! Young children will delight in practicing yoga while reciting their ABCs.

Maisy’s Bathtime Maisy’s Bathtime
By Lucy Cousins

It’s bathtime for Maisy! She likes LOTS of bubbles and let’s not forget Duck. Just when Maisy is about to hop in, ding-dong! Who’s at the door? It’s Talullah and she wants to play. What will happen next?

Age 3 to 5

My Trip to the Dentist Activity and Sticker Book My Trip to the Dentist Activity and Sticker Book
By Sarah Jennings

Make going to the dentist a more fun and exciting experience with colouring and sticker activities all about keeping your teeth healthy. There are lots of colourful stickers for your child to collect and even a certificate to reward them for sitting in the dentist's chair!

Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition
By Lizzy Rockwell

This book will teach your child all about the nutrient groups, how the body digests food and all about calories. There are also kid-friendly recipes such as ‘Alphabread’ and ‘Full o' Beans Soup’, and the book even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents trying to explain healthy eating to kids!

The Children's Book of Healthy Eating The Children's Book of Healthy Eating
By Jo Stimpson

This book helps children discover how much happier and healthier they can be when they eat the right foods and have a balanced diet.

Age 5 to 7

Keeping Clean Keeping Clean
By Katie Woolley

This book is designed for children to begin to learn about the importance of being healthy and the ways we can look after our bodies to keep fit and well. A clean body is very important for keeping illnesses at bay and for feeling good about yourself. Creating good hygiene habits from an early age is vital.

The Monster Health Book The Monster Health Book
By Edward Miller

Learn about all aspects of health and nutrition in this accessible and informative book. Fun facts about different foods are included throughout to keep the reading upbeat and clear distinctions are made between healthy and not-so-healthy meal choices. Readers will learn about nutrients, how to read foods labels and what it means to count calories. There are also tips on developing healthy habits, such as making time for breakfast, tips for packing the best lunch, and the benefits of having a sit down (versus fast food) dinner.

Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes
By Julia Donaldson

Is your tummy beginning to rumble? With 24 recipes specially designed to make with children, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and lots of hints and tips on what to do next, Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes is a great way to introduce Gruffalo fans to healthy cooking and baking.

Age 7 to 11

Cool Kids Cook Cool Kids Cook
By Jenny Chandler

This book empowers kids to put a great supper on the table (with a bit of help from a grown up for the first few years)! Filled with real dishes, not 'children's food', recipes include tasty, healthy breakfasts to kick start your day and delicious salads that are perfect for picnics and packed lunches. There are also sweet and savoury treats from Cheesy Courgette and Sweetcorn Muffins to Tropical Fruit Skewers and Fruity Crumbles.

Be Healthy! It's a Girl Thing: Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great Be Healthy! It's a Girl Thing: Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great
By Mavis Jukes

Be Healthy! is here to help girls learn how to be and stay healthy. Readers will find basic nutritional information, ideas for safe exercising, tips on how to eat right no matter where they are, and lots of other kid-specific information on food, fitness and feeling great.

Food and Eating Food and Eating
By Anna Claybourne

Food can be confusing! There's a lot of information out there about which foods are 'good' or 'bad' for you - and it seems to change every week! People can sometimes get very stressed about food and eating, and how it affects their bodies. This book explains how food works, so children can make their own decisions armed with all the facts.

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