Books about Going to the Doctor

Going to the doctor

ABC Doctor
Helps teach kids some of the common words they might hear at the hospital or doctor’s office. Each word correlates with a letter in the alphabet. Ages 4-8

Daniel Visits the Doctor
Daniel is feeling a little nervous before his checkup with Dr. Anna. But with a little reassurance from mom, Daniel learns that talking about what will happen at the doctor’s office helps to make the trip a lot less scary. Ages 18 months to 6 years.

It’s Time For Your Checkup
Prepares kids for a routine doctor checkup that includes a vaccination and blood test. Coping strategies are discussed to help the child feel a sense of control and less scared. Parents will also learn how to better support their child using empathic language, play and comfort positions. Ages 4+

The Berenstain Bears go to the Doctor
Describes Brother Bear and Sister Bear’s feelings about going to the doctor for a checkup and booster shots. It goes through what happens during a routine checkup, such as getting your child’s height, weight, temperature, eyes, ears, nose, and throat checked. Ages 3+.

All Better Now
This interactive, rhyming story is perfect for preschool and young school-age children. This story teaches kids about common childhood illnesses, why they get sick, and how they get better with medicine and rest. Ages 3+

Say Ahhh!: Dora Goes to the Doctor
A story of how Dora goes to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor checks important things like her height and weight and listens to her heart. This story is good for young children who are nervous about going to the doctor. Ages 3+

The human body

My Body
Answers children’s questions about their own bodies in a simple and appropriate way. Each section is focused on a particular part of the body or movement a child understands. Body actions such as breathing, the food journey, and blood are discussed, as well as fun subjects such as hiccups, earwax and goosebumps. Ages 5 to 8 years

My First Human Body Book
Includes 28 fun and instructive, ready-to-color illustrations that explore the muscular, skeletal, nervous, digestive, respiratory and immune systems. Kids will discover how their voice box works, how many bones they have, how the DNA in their cells is different from everyone else's, and so much more. Ages 4 to 11 years

Books about anxiety

Chill and Spill: A Place to Put it Down and Work it Out
An appealing journal that helps teens articulate and transform issues they are dealing with through creative writing and expressive art activities. Created by nonprofit, Art with Heart, the book features 21 award-winning artists and helps to facilitate emotional healing. It's a safe place to yell, cry, boast, dream and evolve. Ages 12+

Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger
The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook is designed to help kids learn and practice coping skills to deal with anxiety, stress and anger. The workbook includes: over 75 coping skills for kids to try with more than 20 worksheets, links to use for additional coping skills, YouTube Videos and a resource collection of other helpful books and websites for families. Kids can read this book on their own, or they can work through it with a family member or another trusted adult. Ages 8+