Gut Garden: A Journey into the Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

Suggested age 9 +


Author: Katie Brosnan
ISBN: 9781908714725
Date Published: 24 Oct 2019

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2020 and the UKLA Book Awards 2021.

Long-listed for the School Library Association Information Book Award 2020.

A journey into the wonderful world of your microbiome.

Within our bodies hides an entire world of organisms called microbes. They digest our food and protect our immune systems, and without them, we would die. Through Katie Brosnan’s personable illustrations, we follow the digestive process from the moment the food enters our mouths to the moment the waste leaves our bodies. Along the way we are introduced to a variety of microbes – good and bad – and gain an insight into the vast ecosystem that exists inside us.

Scientists are only now beginning to comprehend the significance of our microbiome. This is a gorgeously presented introduction to a most fascinating scientific frontier.


Dimensions23.5 × 1.1 × 30.1 cm



Age 7 – 9, Age 9 – 12, Age 12 – 14




“Helping to educate the future generation about science fields with emergent interest”
Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate
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