16 Colorful picture books about Doctors & Dentists that will explore children’s curiosity about these awesome community helpers.
Doctors and Dentists Books
First Time: Dentist, by Jess Stockham
The perfect opportunity to talk about what will happen at the Dentist and to make the experience a little less scary. This book can be used as a starting point to help little children to understand and prepare for a visit to the Dentist.
ABC Dentist, by Harriet Ziefert
Children are taken on a reassuring tour of a visit to the Dentist. From appointments and cavities through X-rays and how to combat yucky plaque on teeth.
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof, by Selby B. Beeler
Young learners will share in the excitement and pride that children from all over the world experience when a tooth falls out and discover the surprising things they do with it.
Doctor Maisy, by Lucy Cousins
Doctor Maisy and Nurse Tallulah help poor Panda feel much better when he feels sick.
The Tooth Book, by Edward Miller
A colorful picture book that makes learning about taking care of your teeth so much more fun.
Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? by Pat Thomas
A visit to the dentist will seem much less scary after reading this book, and boys and girls will realize that a dentist only wants to make sure everyone has healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.
The Crocodile and the Dentist, by Taro Gomi
Even though both Crocodile and the Dentist are scared of each other during their first meeting, everyone ends up intact.
Doctor De Soto, by William Steig
Doctor De Soto is a well-respected mouse-dentist who runs a successful practice with his wife, Mrs. De Soto. They are friendly toward all their patients, the exception being “cats and other dangerous animals,”. But the De Sotos are tender-hearted rodents, so when a miserable fox shows up begging for treatment, they agree to have a look (perhaps against their better judgment).
At the Hospital, by Carron Brown
Young readers get to meet the people and explore behind the scenes in a busy hospital! In this interactive book, children can shine a light behind the special pages to see what’s hidden.
All better! by Henning Lohain
What will make Dog’s hurt foot, Sheep’s scratched tummy and Bear’s cut feel better? Cleaning it, a kiss and a bandage!
Going to the Doctor, by Ann Civardi
The whole Jay family needs to go to the doctor to find out how to get well. Jenny to fix her cough, Joey to get a shot and Jack to have a cast put on his sprained wrist.
Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth, by Lucy Bate
Little Rabbit has some very serious decisions to make. Should she throw her loose tooth away? Should she wear it on a necklace or draw stars around it and hang it on the wall? Or should she leave it under her pillow for the tooth fairy?
Maisey, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth, by Lucy Cousins
Maisy’s friend, Charley, is going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous! He has a wobbly tooth. Luckily all his friends are happy to go with him.
I Want to be a Doctor, by Laura Driscoll
For any child who says, “I want to be a doctor!” this is a gentle behind-the-scenes look at what it will take to help make people feel better.
Daniel Visits the Doctor, by Becky Friedmann
With a little reassurance from Mom, Daniel learns that talking about what will happen before visiting the doctor’s office, helps to make the the whole ordeal a lot less scary.
Look Inside Your Body, by Louie Stowell
In this fun board book, children get to peek under the flaps to reveal facts about the human body.
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