Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Children's Illness. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Wonder


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face — who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Read the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird. And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony , available September 2021! I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

  • Author: R. J. Palacio
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (February 14, 2012)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0375869020
  • Dimensions: 5.76 x 1.13 x 8.54 inches

                 

2. SpongeBob Goes to the Doctor (SpongeBob SquarePants)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

SpongeBob SquarePants has come down with a bad case of the suds and he's afraid to go to the doctor. But when being sick means having to miss a day of work at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob must face his fear!

  • Author: Nickelodeon Publishing
  • Publisher: Nickelodeon Publishing (May 9, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

3. The Crossover (The Crossover Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

This Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning middle grade bestseller is now in paperback! Basketball and heartache share the court in this slam-dunk novel in verse. "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

  • Author: Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher: Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0544935204
  • Dimensions: 5.13 x 0.65 x 7.63 inches

                 

4. Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups (My First I Can Read)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Beginning readers will laugh and easily relate to Pete the Kitty and his search for the perfect remedy for his hiccups! Pete gets a case of the hiccups, and he doesn’t know what to do. He decides to ask his wisest friends for help, like Grumpy Toad, Callie, and Bob. But Pete is still stuck with the hiccups. Will Pete the Kitty ever get rid of his terrible hiccups? This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey. This is the very first Pete the Kitty I Can Read favorite from New York Times bestselling Pete the Cat author-artist James Dean!

  • Author: James Dean
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (December 31, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

5. When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE   Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother. Some stories refuse to stay bottled up... When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger. Tae Keller, the award-winning author of The Science of Breakable Things , shares a sparkling tale about the power of stories and the magic of family. Think Walk Two Moons meets Where the Mountain Meets the Moon ! "If stories were written in the stars ... this wondrous tale would be one of the brightest." --Booklist , Starred Review

  • Author: Tae Keller
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1524715700
  • Dimensions: 5.69 x 1 x 8.5 inches

                 



6. Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own. Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.

  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (November 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1442472433
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.25 inches

                 

7. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. A #1  New York Times  bestseller! Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award! Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask , United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask . Praise for Just Ask : * "Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way." -- Booklist , *STARRED REVIEW* "An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities." -- Kirkus Reviews "A hopeful and sunny exploration of the many things that make us unique with dynamic and vibrant illustrations that emphasize each character’s unique abilities. . . . A thoughtful and empathetic story of inclusion." -- SLJ

  • Author: Sonia Sotomayor
  • Publisher: Philomel Books; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0525514121
  • Dimensions: 9.38 x 0.35 x 11.31 inches

                 

8. Speak


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Freshman year at Merryweather High is not going well for Melinda Sordino. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and now her friends—and even strangers—all hate her. So she stops trying, stops talking. She retreats into her head, and all the lies and hypocrisies of high school become magnified, leaving her with no desire to talk to anyone anyway. But it’s not so comfortable in her head, either—there’s something banging around in there that she doesn’t want to think about. She can’t just go on like this forever. Eventually, she’s going to have to confront the thing she’s avoiding, the thing that happened at the party, the thing that nobody but her knows. She’s going to have to speak the truth.

  • Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0312674397
  • Dimensions: 5.54 x 0.59 x 8.25 inches

                 

9. George Catches a Cold (Peppa Pig)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

Peppa and George love to play outside in the rain, but George does not want to wear his rain hat. He has a great time jumping in muddy puddles with Peppa--but then he catches a cold! It's time for a visit from Dr. Brown Bear. How long will it take for George to feel better? Find out in this illustrated storybook based on the hit Nick Jr. animated TV show!

  • Author: Scholastic,
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (January 31, 2017)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

10. I Want to Be a Doctor (I Can Read Level 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Illness - August 2021

For the child who says, "I want to be a doctor when I grow up!" And for any child who wants a gentle behind-the-scenes look at being a doctor.  Doctors help sick and hurt people feel better. When little brother Jack hurts his foot, the family gets to meet all kinds of doctors. With this story blending narrative with nonfiction elements, readers meet the doctors who heal broken bones, help fix teeth, and even work in laboratories! I Want to Be a Doctor is part of a new I Can Read series that introduces young readers to important community helpers. This Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.  Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own. For anyone looking for books about community helpers for kids, the I Can Read My Community books are a great choice. The books are bright and upbeat and feature characters who are diverse in terms of gender, race, age, and body type. Kids ages 3-6 will enjoy finding out more about the people who do so much to help all of our communities.

  • Author: Laura Driscoll
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (March 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0062432407
  • Dimensions: 0.1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches