Fun fiction and nonfiction books for kids about bugs, body parts and other gross stuff.
Lyn Thomas (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 793.8 Tho)
Presents instructions for creating twenty-five realistic recreations for practical jokes, including shrunken heads, fake feces, attachable blisters, and broken glass.
Sylvia Branzei (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 591.5 Br)
Animal Grossology takes advantage of kids' fascination with the gross to teach them about the animal world-or at least those members of it that can be categorized as "vomit munchers," "blood slurpers," "slime makers," and "dookie lovers." Part of the Grossology series.
Judy Sierra (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 811.54 Sie)
In the macabre spirit of the Halloween season, funny rhymes range from “Parasite Lost” to “Leap Halloween,” and are illustrated with gruesome graphics.
Trevor Day (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 579 Day)
Describes microorganisms and insects that live on and in the human body including close-up views of blood-sucking, pooping lice and burrowing blood flukes. Book includes scientific and historical facts and figures about bacteria, parasites, and the diseases they cause.
Kristi Lew (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 617.1 Lew)
Presents disgusting facts about wounds and bruises, how the body heals them, and how infection can take hold in injured areas. Part of the Gross Body Science series.
Charise Harper (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 392.36 Har)
Enhanced with colorful illustrations, sidebars, and amusing poems, an informative picture book provides fun facts about bathroom-related issues throughout history.
Susan Goodman (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612.461 Go)
The sequel to The Truth About Poop presents an abundance of fascinating information on pee throughout history, in the animal kingdom, and in science.
Dawn Cusick (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 590 Cus)
This gross yet cool title shows the many ways animals use their feces, including tricking their predators and prey, sending messages, feeding themselves and their babies, building homes, marking their territories and more.
Jeff Szpirglas (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 573 Sz)
Gross and weird facts connected to the human body and other organisms.
Pam Rosenberg (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 793.7 Gr)
Presents a collection of jokes and riddles about unpleasant things. Look for more Laughing Matters titles.
Sylvia Branzei (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612 Br)
Provides information in a not-so-serious manner about such topics as blood, eyeballs, brains, bruises, constipation, warts, rashes, and more. Part of the Grossology series.
Sandra Donovan (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612.313 Don)
Presents disgusting facts about the human mouth, how it works to aid in digestion, the organisms that live there, and ways to keep it clean and healthy.
Gleen Murphy (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 502 Mur)
Strange scientific facts and real answers to gross questions are presented in this amusing and slightly disgusting fact-filled book for young readers.
Nancy Harris (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 643.52 Har)
Read "In This Bathroom" to learn about silverfish, life on a toothbrush, and other gross bathroom surprises. Look for more What's Lurking in This House! titles.
James Solheim (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 641.3 So)
A collection of poems, facts, statistics, and stories about unusual foods and eating habits both contemporary and historical.
Kristi Lew (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 616.5 Lew)
Presents disgusting facts about human skin, the diseases and parasites that can cause problems with it, and how it functions to protect the body and itself. Part of the Gross Body Science series.
Joy Masoff (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 902 Ma)
An illustrated encyclopedia of history’s messiest, dumbest, grossest, wackiest, and weirdest moments.
Joy Masoff (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 031.02 Ma)
An alphabetical collection of articles about disgusting things, from acne, ants, and bacteria to worms, x-periments, and zits.
Deirdre Prischmann (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 595.7649 Pri)
Describes dung beetles, including development, place in the food chain, and how they help the environment. Look for more Fact Finders: Extreme Life titles.
Nicola Davies (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 573.49 Dav)
A noted zoologist teams up with a playful illustrator to present a fun, fact-filled guide to the fascinating (if not fragrant) world of poop across species. Take a peek at Poop and find out all you need to know-what it's for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it.
Angela Royston (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612.3 Roy)
Learn about constipation, burping, and puking. Look for more Disgusting Body Facts titles.
Kelly Regan Barnhill (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 628.3 Bar)
Describes the current sewage treatment system and the history of human sewage treatment.
Kelly Regan Barnhill (Juvenile Nonficton - J 610 Bar)
Describes a variety of strange medical practices from the past.
Connie Colwell Miller (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 616.047 Mil)
Describes what vomit consists of, how the human body manufactures vomit, and why vomit is gross. Part of the Edge Books - The Amazingly Gross Human Body series.
Connie Colwell Miller (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612.2 Mil)
Describes the gross qualities of mucus, and how it works to benefit a person's health. Part of the Edge Books - The Amazingly Gross Human Body series.
Susan Goodman (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 612.36 Go)
A compendium of fascinating, weird, and gross facts about excrement.
Mary F. Dobson (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 355.1 Do)
Introduces the history of warfare and military life through sanitary practices and characteristic odors. Look for more Smelly Old History titles.
Gleen Murphy (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 502 Mur)
Answers questions about science that kids want to know, from astronaut farts to black holes.
Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer (Juvenile Picture Books - J Kru)
In nineteenth-century France, Joseph Pujol, a little boy who can control his farts, grows up to become Le Petomaine, making audiences laugh at the Moulin Rouge in Paris with his animal noises, songs, and other sounds.
Judy Blume (Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Blume)
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
Thomas Rockwell (Juvenile Fiction - J Rockwel)
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Todd Strasser (Juvenile Fiction - J Strasse)
Although it may not be a skill appreciated by all, the Tardy Boys are certain that their cat's unique ability to cough up giant-sized hair balls is the kind of talent the judges will want to see at the upcoming talent contest.
Jack Gantos (Juvenile Fiction - J Ga)
Moving with his unbearable sister to Miami, Florida, Jack tries to break some of his bad habits but finds himself irresistibly drawn to things disgusting, gross, and weird.
Colin McNaughton (Juvenile Picture Books - J Mcn)
When everyone tells Littlesaurus to use his potty, he ignores them and exclaims "Potty poo poo wee wee!" until his grandmother gives him some important information.
Megan McDonald (Juvenile First Chapter Books - J McDonal)
A class visit to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum inspires Stink Moody to create a variety of terrible smells to put on the sneakers he plans to enter in the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneaker contest.
Dav Pilkey (Juvenile Fiction - J Pilkey)
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
William Kotzwinkle (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ko)
Walter the dog creates problems with his farts but becomes a hero when burglars enter the house.
Mick Manning (Juvenile Picture Books - J Man)
Funny and rhythmic text--perfect for reading aloud--provides "gross-out" information about animal babies and the foods they like to eat, from a crunchy beetle and furry rat to a rotten egg and hairy spider.