Microbiology books for kids

25 June 2010

On TWiV 87 a listener asked us to recommend suitable books for children about microbiology. I have since asked for suggestions on Twitter and Facebook, and have begun to compile the following list.

  • The Invisible ABC’s by Rodney P. Anderson
  • The Magic School Bus #6: The Giant Germ by Anne Capeci
  • A World in a Drop of Water by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein
  • The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope by Kirsteen Rogers
  • Jig, Jiggle, Sneeze by Joy Vitalis
  • Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger
  • Germ Stories by (Nobel prize winner) Arthur Kornberg (reviewed)
  • Invisible Allies: Microbes that shape our lives by Jeanette Farrell
  • Five Kids & A Monkey Investigate a Vicious Virus by Beth L. Blair
  • DNA is Here to Stay by Fran Balkwill

If you know of good microbiology books for children (ages 5-teen) please add them to the comments section, or email them to virology@virology.ws and I’ll add them to this list.

Update: Thanks to the readers who have sent in their suggestions. They are listed above in the order in which I received them.