Doctor Visits – Medical Care


Albee, Sarah. It's Check-up Time, Elmo! Dalmatian Press, c. 2005. Simple text and pictures. Tips to make a child's doctor visit easier are included. Ages 2 – 5.

Baggette, Susan K. Jonathan Goes to the Doctor. Brookfield Reader, c 1998. Jonathan's parents take him to the doctor because he has a cold. The doctor examines him and gives his parents a perscription which they take to the pharmacy. Back home they give him his medicine. Simple board book, well done. Ages Baby – Preschool.

Fiedler, Sonja. Say Ahh! (Board Book) North-South Books, 2006. This book shows children what to expect from their visit. It also includes a growth chart to hang on the wall and a memory game. Preschool.

Jandl, Ernst, and Junge, Norman. Next Please. G.P. Putnam's Sons, c 2003. One by one, injured toys are called from the waiting room and sent out as good as new. Ages 2 – 5.

Lock, Deborah. A Trip to the Doctor. Dorling Kindersley, 2005. Real photos show a child what happens during a doctor visit. Ages 4 – 7.

London, Jonathan. Froggy Goes to the Doctor. Viking Children's Books, 2002. Froggy is nervous about visiting the Doctor. Ages 3 – 8.

Murkoff, Heidi. What to Expect When You go To the Doctor. HarperFestival, 2000. Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, answers children's questions about who doctors are, what they do, and why we go to them for checkups. Ages 3 – 6.

Siegler, Kathryn (editor). I'm Going to the Doctor: A Pop-Up Book. Dutton, c 1997. An interactive book detailing what happens at medical check-up. Ages 3 – 6.

Snyder, Inez. Doctor Tools (Welcome Books) Childrens Book Press, September 2002. Michelle explains what happens when she goes to the Doctor. Ages 3 – 6.

Swanson, Diane. The Doctor and You. Annick Press, c 2001. An excellent book covering all the aspects of a doctor visit. It covers the check-up and equipment, questions children might ask, and lists what their job is. Parent tips are included at the end. Ages 4 – 10.