The Best Apps and Chapter Books About the Human Body

The human body is one of the most fascinating things in the world.

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Human Body Chapter Books

Junior Genius: The Human Body by Ken Jennings 

This trivia book is packed with facts that will blow your mind! After reading this book authored by Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings, you just might be ready to compete on the gameshow yourself!

Science Comics: The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts by Jason Viola

Join a friendly bacterium as he takes you on a journey through your body’s digestive system! You’ll learn about the organs involved in breaking down a piece of food, the glands that secrete the digestive juices and help filter out the harmful stuff, and learn how your body changes food into energy! Be prepared for a little bit of gross–especially if mucus, saliva, and vomit aren’t really your thing. 

Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott

In this installment of science comics, Fahama finds herself racing against the clock. A mad scientist has kidnapped her, and if she can just learn all there is to know about the brain, she might be able to get away just in time!

First Human Body Encyclopedia by DK

The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick and How You Get Sick by Howard Bennett

This extensive guide was authored by a pediatrician who knows what kids want to know about their bodies. In it, you’ll find diagrams, fun facts, and some gross tidbits that you can use to gross your friends out! Also includes some DIY projects that bring a few bodily functions to life. 

Human Body! by DK

Realistic pictures of the intricacies of our body make this book quite the page-turner. Each detailed diagram showcases just how the amazing way our bodies were created allows us to perform at top level.

The Everything Kids Human Body Book by Sheri Amsel

This book lives up to its name–it has the answer to everything…everything related to your body that is! If you’re curious about why your blood is red, how your bones grow, or what your hair is made of, this book is the one for you!

The Magic School Bus Science Chapter Book: The Search for the Missing Bones by Eva Moore

Ms. Frizzle and her class are on a field trip again, this time to the Hugh Mann Costume Company. At each turn, they discover a new bone, just like the ones that make up our own skeletons! As they move through each room, the kids notice a mysterious skeleton that seems to be everywhere they are. 

Scholastic Reader: Skeletons by Lily Wood

Make no bones about it–this book is sure to help beef up your knowledge of the skeletal system! Inside, students will learn about each bone, its function, and why we would be like a pile of spaghetti without them. 

Apps

Human Anatomy Atlas 2021

This app is an encyclopedia of the human body that you can carry around with you right on your phone or tablet. Each separate category includes structure models that are color-coded and interactive. When you tap on one area, a list of facts and information will also pop up. 

Complete Anatomy: 3D Human Body Anatomy Atlas

This amazing app has it all! It contains 17,000 different human body models that you can interact with, as well as medical videos that go in-depth in fields like cardiology, dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and more! 

3D Bones and Organs

When you download this app, you are downloading human body structure models that let you get up close and personal with the zoom in/out feature. You are also able to rotate the models 360 degrees, allowing you to get the full picture!

Learn Muscles: Anatomy 

Learn about 125 different muscles with this interactive app that teaches you about the form and function of each of our strong muscles. 

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Amy is a recent college graduate and now an elementary school teacher. She loves getting kids excited about learning and fostering their love for reading. Her other love is linguistics and she has enjoyed several experiences teaching English both in the States and abroad. Amy is a foster parent, avid traveler, tea drinker, and left-handed writer who hopes to author a few novels someday.

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