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Books for children

The following resources are ideal for talks in schools and are all available for members to borrow from the library.

Email library@bda.org to request them.


Books containing ideas for games, role play, stories and poems

  • Practical Dental Health Education (2nd ed),  P. Wilson, Southern Derbyshire Health Authority, 1983 Borrow this

  • Smiling for Life: A Nutrition and Oral Health Pack for Pre-Schools, HEA 1999 Borrow this 


Books written for children

 Borrow this

​​Tusk trouble by Jane Clarke & Cecilia Johansson, Hodder Children's Books, 2003

Wilbur stabbed his tusks into the ice and... 'Owww!' yelled Wilbur. 'My tusk hurts!' You'll have to go to the dentist,' Wanda said. 'I don't want to go to the dentist,' said Wilbur.

This board picture book was written by former library assistant, Jane Clarke, and is illustrated by Cecilia Johansson.

Wilbur's tusk hurts every time he uses it...but he doesn't want to go to the dentist.

 Borrow this

Maisy, Charley, and the wobbly tooth by Lucy Cousins, Candlewick Press, 2006

His teeth were dazzling! Dr Biteright gave Charley a smiley badge and a book about teeth

A "Maisy First Experiences" book, this is about her friend Charley and his first visit to the dentist, Dr Biteright who is an ostrich.

Read more

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My wobbly tooth must not ever NEVER fall out by Lauren Child, Puffin, 2006

"It's like mooses," says Marv. "Mooses' antlers fall off and then they get new ones which are better and stronger."

"But I am not a moose! And I like my teeth completely the way they are... wobbly," says Lola..

Lola doesn't want to lose her tooth but on learning of the tooth fairy she immediately starts planning what to buy when her tooth does fall out... a giraffe for her farm!

Read more

 Borrow this

Open Wide...What's Inside? by Alex & Helen Rushworth, Rushworth Publishing, 2012

BRUSH them, SCRUB them, make your TEETH gleam
Til there's NO mouldy leftovers and slime to be seen.

This rhyming picture book was written by dentist, Alex Rushworth and illustrator, Helen Rushworth.

A fun poem about sugarbugs feeding on the yucky bits left on your teeth and not only that, leaving piles of "eye-wateringly stinky POO."

It ends with some crazy teeth facts and the snappy slogan:

Eat LESS SUGAR, drink LESS POPBrush TWICE A DAY and the rot will STOP

See a book review in BDJ Team. ​

A complete list of books for children

The full list of books for children is regularly updated as we acquire new titles.

Borrow a book from the list.