How Children's Health Books Can Help Kids Overcome Fear of Doctors

How Children's Health Books Can Help Kids Overcome Fear of Doctors

By Elizabeth Lee , May 6th 2015

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May 6th is National School Nurse Day!

BookPal would like to appreciate school nurses for all of the care and compassion they put into their work! It's tough to get kids excited for their checkups. So in honor of National School Nurse Day, we're encouraging kids to visit their doctors by highlighting the best children's health books about doctor office visits:


1. Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor Is In! by Megan McDonald

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Judy wants to be Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor, when she grows up. When the class starts to study the human body, she can't wait to show her classmates her show-and-tell projects!


2. Biscuit Visits the Doctor by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
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Join Biscuit and little girl on their adventure to Dr. Green's office and see how big he's grown!


3. Seuss-isms by Dr. Seuss
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Dr. Seuss has helped many children get through tough times. This is a collection of doctors' wisest sayings, great for sharing with the kids!


4. The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Stan Berenstain
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Sister Bear and Brother Bear head to the doctor for a routine check-up. Sister Bear and Brother Bear are healthy, but why is Papa Bear sneezing?


5. Julian, Dream Doctor by Ann Cameron
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Julian wants to get his dad a birthday present. He goes on an adventure with Huey and Gloria to get it!


6. Corduroy Goes to the Doctor by Don Freeman
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Our favorite bear friend Corduroy goes to the doctor for a check-up!


7. Max's Checkup by Rosemary Wells
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Ruby and Louise want to play doctor with their new kit, but Max refuses to be their patient. Will Ruby and Louise be able to play doctor with an uncooperative Max?


8. Doc McStuffin's Doctor's Helper by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
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Doc gives Ellie a stuffed elephant found on the playground. Ellie is determined to find its owners but as she begins her journey, she finds herself wheezing and in need of a diagnosis from Doc!


9. Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London
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Froggy is so nervous for his checkup that he forgets his underwear! Join Froggy in his comedic journey to the doctor's office.


Celebrate School Nurse's Day and browse our Children's Health Bookshelf to find titles that will teach your youngest patients all about living healthy. Don't forget to make an appointment for a check up today!

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This post was written by Linda Cheung, a social media intern at BookPal. She is currently reading Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Love, Lucy by April Linder.

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