Children’s Book Related to Health Care

Going to the Doctor (First Experiences)

Going to the Doctor
By Anne Civardi
Ages: 3 to 8
Publisher: EDC Publishing, January 2006
ISBN-13: 9780794510046
This series of books introduces young children to situations they may find themselves in for the first time. Each book shows how a different family deals with new situations to teach children what to expect the first time they are faced with a similar situation.

Going to the Dentist
Going to the Dentist
By Anne Civardi
Ages: infant to preschool
Publisher: EDC Publishing, January 2006
ISBN-13: 9780794510077
To continue the “Usborne First Experiences” the colorful illustrations are interesting and informative for children to look for, talk about, and learn about. And the simple vocabulary will enable slightly older children to read the books for themselves.

Froggy Goes to The Doctor
By Jonathan London
Ages: infant to preschool
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group, October 2004
ISBN-13: 9780142401934
Froggy is going to the doctor for a checkup, and he’s feeling a little nervous. “What if the doctor wants to give me a shot?” he thinks. He worries as he dresses and then he can’t sit still in the waiting room. Finally, it’s time to go in and change for his exam, but . . . OOOPS! He’s forgotten his underwear! And that’s just the beginning of Froggy’s hilarious doctor visit that ends reassuringly with a gold star and a lollipop.

Just Going to the Dentist (Look-Look)
Just Going to the DentistBy Mercer Mayer
Ages: 1 to 6
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, March 2001
Mercer Mayer’s very popular Little Critter is on his way to the dentist. It’s a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter goes through it bravely. The visit is painless to the reader because of Little Critter’s funny, honest way of look at things — including the world of dentistry.


  1. You just say the word “shot” and kids start screaming and crying. Best advice is to be honest but not scary. I tell the child that a shot will feel like a mosquito bite and I either play with them or read to them while the nurse or doctor gives the shot.Live In Nanny, Denver, DO

  2. My only problem is that in “Froggy Goes to the Doctor” the child gets a lollipop?! How can healthcare professionals distribute sugar? Stickers, crayons, and ballooons are better rewards than food and certainly better than candy!Au Pair from AustraliaWorking in Baltimore Area

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