Gordon, Melanie Apel. Let's Talk About When You Have to Have Your Tonsils Out. PowerKids Press, Rosen Pub., Co., 2000. Discusses where and what the tonsils are, how they become infected, why some people have to have them removed, and what happens during a tonsillectomy. Ages 4 – 8.

Hatkoff, Craig. Goodbye Tonsils. Viking Childrens Books, 2001. Begins with an explanation of where the tonsils are located and a step by step list of the operation proceedings. Narrated by a young girl having her tonsils removed. Ages 4 – 8.

Silverstein, Alvin. Sore Throats and Tonsillitis. Franklin Watts, c 2000. Explains the nature and causes of a sore throat, the immune system, the difference between strep throat and tonsillitis, and describes how to treat a sore throat. Ages 9 – 12.