You can use your child’s love of books to inspire them to think about their health responsibly. From babies all the way up to age 11, we’ve put together our favourite titles for young people. They cover subjects in health and wellness including foods, exercise, and looking after our teeth.
Baby to 3 years
Brush, Brush, Brush! By Alicia Padron
This book uses cheerful pictures to show the most important steps to help a child brush their teeth. Both you and your child 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 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! Young children will delight in practicing yoga while reciting their ABCs.
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?
Ages 3 to 5 years
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 by Lizzie 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 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 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.
Ages 5 to 8 years
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 by Edward Miller
Learn about all aspects of health and nutrition in this accessible and informative book. Readers will learn about nutrients, how to read foods labels and what it means to count calories.
Gruffalo Crumble and Other Recipes by Julia Donaldson
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.
Ages 9 to 12 years
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.
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 by Anna Claybourne
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.