It's no fun being sick, but these books are good company, helping to keep children entertained - and informed - while they're recovering, or any time!
Philip C. Stead (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ste)
Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, always made time to visit his good friends: the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. But one day--'Ah-choo!'--he woke with the sniffles and the sneezes. Though he didn't make it into the zoo that day, he did receive some unexpected guests.
Karma Wilson (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Wil)
When Bear is too sick to play, his animal friends go to his cave to make him soup and tea and keep him company.
Maggie Smith (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Sm)
When his friend Daisy gets sick, Peter sends her more gifts each day of the week until she feels better.
Amy Hest (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej He)
When Sam has a cough, Mrs. Bear tends to him all through the cold night.
E. S. Redmond (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Red)
Why are the hyenas crying boo-hoo? And what gave the rhino a sickly green hue? It starts when Felicity Floo wipes her red, runny nose and transfers the goo ... a cautionary tale about the virtues of clean hands and tissues.
Rosemary Wells (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej We)
Felix feels bad and does not want to eat or play, so his mother takes him to Doctor Duck, who makes everything better.
Ross Collins (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Co)
Pox, a young germ on his first assignment, not only refuses to infect a girl with chicken pox, he also helps defend her from other germs and, for his heroism, is made Honorary Chief of the Immune System.
Jane Yolen (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Yo)
Describes what a young dinosaur should do in order to quickly get over being sick.
Claude Lebrun (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Le)
Little Brown Bear has a bad cold.
Anna Dewdney (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Dew)
Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.
Molly Rausch (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rau)
A little boy is curious about all the places his cold might go after it leaves him.
Lynn Downey (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Do)
A flea with a cold startles all the animals in the barn when it sneezes unexpectedly.
Patricia MacLachlan (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mac)
Emily's father takes care of everything the day she has a "stomach ache in her head."
Bonny Becker (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bec)
Certain that no one has even been as sick as he is, Bear resists Mouse's efforts to cheer him and cure his cold.
Vera Rosenberry (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ro)
When spots break out all over her body, Vera must stay in the sick room where it is lonely and scary and where she can't fall asleep.
Melvin Berger Juvenile Nonfiction - J 616.92 Ber)
Explains how bacteria and viruses affect the human body and how the body fights them.
Bobbi Katz (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 616.01 Ka)
Germs describe in rhyme how they attack the body to cause illness and how careful people make life difficult for germs.
Beth Nadler (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 616.079 Na)
When Ralphie is home sick, the Magic School Bus travels through his bloodstream to find out how germs made him sick-and how his body can make him well again.
Grace Maccarone (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Mac)
A sick child describes how it feels to have a bad cold.
Cynthia Rylant (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Ryl)
When Mr. Putter catches a cold, his friend Mrs. Teaberry sends over some special treats to help him feel better.