Children's Reading Resources

We’ve put together a list of dental books that have been successful in alleviating fear and effective in preparing your child for their first adventure. Your child’s reaction to their first dental visit may surprise you.

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ARTHUR’S LOOSE TOOTH (I CAN READ BOOK) Lillian Hoban (Illustrator), Terry Christie (Reader)

ARTHUR’S TOOTH Mark Brown

BARNEY GOES TO THE DENTIST Linda Cress Dowdy, Dennis Full (Illustrator)

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS VISIT THE DENTIST Stan and Jan Berenstain

BRUSH YOUR TEETH PLEASE Leslie McGuire, Jean Pidgeon, and Dina Anastasio

CLIFFORD’S LOOSE TOOTH (BIG RED READER) Wendy Cheyette Lewison, Norman Bridwell, John Kurtz, and Sandrina Kurtz

COUSIN RUTH’S TOOTH Amy MacDonald

THE CROCODILE AND THE DENTIST Taro Gomi, Earl Pully, and Steve Blane

DAVID DECIDES ABOUT THUMBSUCKING: A STORY FOR CHILDREN, A GUIDE FOR PARENTS Susan Heitler, Ph.D.

DOCTOR DE SOTO William Steig

DOCTOR DE SOTO GOES TO AFRICA William Steig

DOG BREATH Dav Pilkey

FREDDIE VISITS THE DENTIST (LITTLE BARRON’S TODDLER BOOKS) Nicola Smee

GOING TO THE DENTIST (FIRST EXPERIENCES) Anne Civardi

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOOSE BRUSHING HIS TEETH? Jamie McClaine

I KNOW WHY I BRUSH MY TEETH (SAM’S SCIENCE) Kate Rowan, Katharine McEwen (Illustrator)

JUST GOING TO THE DENTIST: GOLDEN LOOK-LOOK BOOK Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)

HOW MANY TEETH? (LET’S-READ-AND-FIND-OUT SCIENCE 1) Paul Showers, Tru Kelly (Illustrator)

LOOK MY TOOTH IS LOOSE Patricia Brennan Demuth, Mike Cressy (Illustrator)

OPEN WIDE: TOOTH SCHOOL INSIDE Laurie Keller

THROW YOUR TOOTH ON THE ROOF (TOOTH TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD) Selby Beeler, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

SMILE WIDE LOOK INSIDE Judith Dember-Paige, RDH

THE TOOTH FAIRY LEGEND: THE TOUCH OF KINDNESS John Arthur Long, Chet Meyer, Nadine Zenobi

WHAT DO THE FAIRIES DO WITH ALL THE TEETH? Michel Luppens, Phillipe Beha (Illustrator)

WHOSE TEETH ARE THESE? (WHOSE? ANIMAL SERIES) Wayne Lynch