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Best Books for Sick Days: Ages 8-10

When your child is home sick, give her one of these books to read. She'll feel better in no time!
 
Cover image for Little Red Riding Hood: By the Brothers Grimm
Little Red Riding Hood: By the Brothers Grimm
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
Today's young readers will truly be enchanted by this easy-to-read version of the Brothers Grimm classic illustrated with a fresh, vibrant new look set in an American frontier. Full-color illustrations.
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You Wouldn't Want to Be Sick in the 16th Century!: Diseases You'd Rather Not Catch
by Kathryn Senior Illustrated by David Antram
Discover what it was like to be a barber surgeon in the sixteenth century and why it was a terrible time for people to be sick.

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Ah-choo
by Christine Taylor-Butler Illustrated by Carol Koeller
A girl spends a sick day at home. She counts one bowl of soup, two cups of tea, and up to ten activities and objects to pass time in bed. Rhyming text and big "Ah-choos!" add up to a fun day indoors.
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Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers
Series: Henry and Mudge, Book #7
by Cynthia Rylant , Sucie Stevenson Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson
When Mudge gets sick and has to go to the vet, he and Henry share some scary moments, but Henry once again shows his devotion to his canine friend as he pampers him through his cold.
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Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold
Series: Mr. Putter & Tabby, Book #11
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Arthur Howard
In their 11th adventure, Mr. Putter and Tabby find it's no fun having a cold. When Mr. Putter feels a bit under the weather, Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog, Zeke, know just what to do to help Mr. Putter feel better.
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In Ned's Head
by Soren Olsson , Anders Jacobsson
Eleven-year-old Ned Floyd, writing under the code name of Treb Vladinsky, records his wacky thoughts and often embarrassing adventures in a secret diary.
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Germs! Germs! Germs!
Series: Hello Reader
by Bobbi Katz
Germs describe in rhyme how they attack the body to cause illness and how careful people make life difficult for germs.
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The Magic School Bus® Inside Ralphie: A Book About Germs
Series: Magic School Bus TV, Book #10
by Beth Nadler Illustrated by John Speirs

It's Broadcast Day in Ms. Frizzle's class. Ralphie promised everyone he'd figure out what kind of show they should put on. But, Ralphie is sick and can't come to school. So, everyone climbs aboard the Magic School Bus, because if Ralphie can't come to class, Ms. Frizzle's class will come to him!

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The Case of the Measled Cowboy
Series: Hank the Cowdog, Book #33
by John R. Erickson Illustrated by Gerald L. Holmes
When Cowdog Hank tries to help Alfred take care of things at the ranch while his parents are away, his baby-sitter, Slim, becomes mysteriously ill with a case of the measles.
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