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Fighting Off Illness

Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.

Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

The common cold by Terry Allan Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty


You can't take your body to a car mechanic by Fred Ehrlich and Amanda Haley

Tiny invaders!: deadly microorganisms by Joyce L. Markovics

The sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker; illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Get well, gators! by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Sometimes you barf by Nancy Carlson

Heidi Heckelbeck gets the sniffles by Wanda Coven; illustrated by Priscilla Burris


Chilly catches a cold by Sheila Sweeny Higginson; illustrated by Character Building Studio and the Disney Storybook Artists

Sick Simon by Dan Krall

Katie Woo has the flu by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Tammie Lyon

Monkey and Elephant get better by Carole Lexa Schaefer; illustrated by Galia Bernstein

Miss Bindergarten stays home from kindergarten by Joseph Slate; illustrated by Ashley Wolff