Little Cells by Katie McKissick / Beatrice the Biologist

Children’s science picture book


“A children’s book about different types of cells found in the human body. It’s scientifically accurate except for the goofy faces I drew on them. Cells covered: skin, brain, blood, lung, muscle, immune, taste receptors, smell receptors, and light receptors.”

“My daughter is in pre-school and this book is a perfect into to the idea of cells, the types of cells. I’m planning to go into her classroom this year and do some science-related activities (I’m a research scientist)- and I’m going to bring this book. I read it to her once the moment it arrived, and she’s been requesting it since.” Amazon reviewer C.

“This little book is a perfect example of how to do science for tots. It is simple, and adorable. I bought it for my niece, and am excited to give it to her.” Amazon reviewer S.

“I have always been in love with kids book and I like to collect slightly strange ones (you know, not your typical bed time story type ones) and I am absolutely in love with this book. I read it to my 3 month old little boy and he goes nuts when i show him the picture of the brain cell. A must have for any biologist/science lover with/without kids =D” Amazon reviewer J.


About the Author


Katie McKissick



Cultivating curiosity and appreciation for science and nature one giggle at a time.

About the Author


Hi, I’m Katie. I’m the author and illustrator of Beatrice the Biologist. I’m a former high school biology teacher who simply loves to talk, write, and read about science.

I live in Los Angeles, where I produce websites for NASA (Space Place, Climate Kids, and SciJinks), freelance for educational publishers and nonprofits, and blog at Symbiartic over at Scientific American.

My first book, What’s in Your Genes?, was published in 2014. It’s a conversational overview of genetics with lots of jokes and doodles. You should definitely read it. I hear it’s rather good.

I also designed a science-ish iPhone/iPad game called Amoeboid, along with the dynamic duo at Tip Tok.

Yay, science and nature!

Beatrice the Biologist’s website (visit for science cartoons and merchandise!)

Book Details

Publication date: October 24, 2014

Ebook | ISBN 978-1-940419-05-3 | $1.99

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