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Resources about human anatomy and physiology for children and adolescents in grades K-12.

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Books and media about the human body, health, fitness, and related medical topics are generally found in the 610-619 range of the Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC).

This bibliography highlights some of these resources. Additional health and medical information in children's magazines, professional journals, and databases.

GENERAL Human Physiology & Anatomy

Brewer, Sarah. 1,001 Facts about the Human Body. 2002. j612 B847o

Dods, Emma. Surprising Facts about the Human Body. 2014. j612 D674s

Henderson, Kathy. Look at You!: A Baby Body Book. 2006. jE Hen

Human Body. 2001. j611 H918

Rustad, Martha. My Body. 2014. j612 R971m

Siy, Alexandra. Sneeze! 2007. j612.2 S625s

Resources for Teachers


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), which publishes professional journals and an annual list of excellent books for children and teens:


Textbooks K-12 Collection has some titles on human biology: 

          Instructor's Manual for Delmar's Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology.

Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Body Structures & Functions.

Fascinating Facts about the Human Body: a Science Book for Grades 4-6.

DVDs, Kit, & Games

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