Baby Medical School: Bacteria and Antibiotics

Written By: Cara & Jon Florance

Illustrated by: Sourcebooks Kids

For Ages: Infant & up (board book)

Language: English

Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Bodies, Medicine, Infection.


This board book is an amazing introduction to those teeny tiny little buggers known as bacteria, and how antibiotics help to fight infections in our bodies. It was such a treat to hear about author Cara Florance’s journey to becoming an author from her interview with Ale on our most recent episode of Picture Books and Justice!

I love the way this series breaks down complex topics and explains them in a way that anthropomorphizes the tiny living creatures that reside in our bodies to make up our microbiomes. I like that the illustrations show the actual shapes of the different bacteria to help distinguish them! Definitely a worthy addition to a bookshelf, and perfect for a wide range of ages. Stay tuned for more reviews of Cara’s books, because she’s written beautifully on a multitude of STEM topics for kids!

This book was kindly sent by Sourcebooks Kids, but all opinions are my own!

Cara Florance

Cara Florance, PhD, is a biochemist and mother with experience in astrobiology, cotton candy spinning, and radiation decontamination. She writes books to make science fun and approachable to families everywhere.

Jon Florance

Jon Florance, MD, is a father and a physician. After years in the infantry and special forces, he transitioned to a career in medicine. He enjoys spending his free time with his family exploring the great outdoors.

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