Spanish books for children to learn about germs

Children do not always want to brush their teeth, wash their hands, or use tissues when they sneeze. By learning how germs make us sick, parents can teach children about keeping healthy. By maintaining a healthy living, it will improve their health, their minds, and their academic success.

Reading is an excellent way to show the necessary steps to keep healthy. These Spanish books are just a handful of the many ways to teach bilingual children about our bodies and how to keep it safe.

Spanish children books about germs

“Mantenerse sano” by A. R. Schaefer

Children can learn how to stay healthy in 13 easy to read chapters. From personal hygiene to keeping fit, parents along with children can use these tips for healthy living. This Spanish non-fiction book has more resources to learn more. ISBN: 9781432944452

“¡Lávate las manos!” by Tony Ross

Go along with this little princess to learn how to keep germs away by just washing your hands. This Spanish picture book goes through the main questions children ask when dealing with washing your hands after using the bathroom, playing with your pet, and much more. ISBN: 9788467535648

“¡A lavarse las manos!” by Elizabeth Vogel

This is another great resource to teach children the importance of washing your hands after sneezing or coughing. In this Spanish short book, preschoolers can easily find the many activities illustrated. ISBN: 0823966186

“El cuerpo” by Panini Espana

In this reference picture book for children, the human body and other important aspects are presented. What is an illness? How do we get sick? How does our body work? All and more questions are easily answered. ISBN: 2215068140

“El cuerpo” by Mary Berendes

Learning the names of body parts is essential in keeping healthy. This picture dictionary wonderfully illustrates the body from head to toe. ISBN: 9781592967964

“El cuerpo humano” by Anita Ganeri

This encyclopedia for children is full of wonderful facts about our bodies and how to keep healthy. Six sections discuss how we get hungry, how we move, how we think, how we breathe, what’s blood, and what are the senses. ISBN: 8424116895

“El autobús mágico. En el cuerpo de Ralphie: Un libro de gérmenes” by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen

Ride the magic bus and go on an adventure with Ralphie and his class. In this delightful picture book, children can learn how being sick affects our bodies. ISBN: 0590622358

Find these great books at your local library, bookstore or Amazon: Children’s section. And read them with your kids to inspire literature in a fun way. Add them to your home library today.

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.


  1. Que buenas oportunidades tienen los niños ahora 🙂

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Gracias, me alegra de que te gusten.

  2. Kara on at

    Cute books! My husband speaks Spanish but has never taught our boys. I wish he would. I need to look some of these up in English because we are tired of having the sickies around here.

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      There are some great bilingual English/Spanish books to teach the kiddos about basic Spanish. Yes, these books are also available in English.

  3. WendysHat on at

    What a wonderful collection of helpful books. My brother is always sharing Spanish books with his children to help them learn the language. I will share this list with him. Thanks!

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Glad you like these suggestions. Learning Spanish is a great way to improve the little kiddos’ language skills.

  4. raisa on at

    Me encanta todo el material que publicas, además de que me aplica directamente pues estamos trabajando para que mi nieto no pierda el español. Gracias!

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Hay, que lindo que le ense~nas a tu nieto acerca del espa~nol. Cuanto me alegra.

  5. I always like it when children’s books can make something so routine (and boring) fun. Great selection you’ve shared!

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Yes, it’s amazing how many kids just don’t like to wash their hands or brush their teeth 🙁

  6. Cristina on at

    Muy bueno saberlo! A traves de la lectura se aprenden muchas cosas y el aseo es una de ellas. Me encantan estas sugerencias.

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Es tan importante de que los chicos sepan de como cuidarse para no enfermarse.

  7. Muy buenas opciones encontramos en estos libros. Gracias por compartir esta recopilación.

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Me alegra de que te gusten.

  8. Gracias por las recomendaciones. Hay tantas opciones y muchas veces uno no lo sabe.

    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Estos libros so ideal para las familias con chicos peque~nos y bilingues.

  9. S. Yissele on at

    Muchas Gracias por recomendarnos estos libros, son los que necesito para mi pequeña.


    • Barbara Mascareno on at

      Que lindo! Espero que te sean utiles.

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