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Ages 6-8 

Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss

An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something extra-special from his royal magicians.

DreddieLocks and the Three Slugs by Margaret E. Hyde

When a very tired ant named DreddieLocks visits the very slimy home of three banana slugs, a very sticky situation ensues. As the mischievous ant samples the absent slugs’ gruel and tries out their beds, more and more things stick to him!

Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book by Aileen Weintraub

If you’re up for some side-splitting and stomach-churning laughs, grab this book as fast as you can! It’s packed with hundreds of one-liners and knock-knocks to make you turn green! Everything Kids' Gross Jokes Book

Excuse Me! by Lisa Kopelke

Frog has a problem. Burping makes him happy, but all the other frogs think it's disgusting. When he finds a town where everyone loves to burp, he finally realizes that the other frogs may have been right after all and that a little manners can go a long way.

Excuse Me!It's Disgusting and We Ate It! by James Solheim

How about a nice dish of Colonial Squirrel Pie with a side of milkweed shoots? If that doesn't grab you, you might think about trying some Garbage Stew, just like they made in medieval England. But if you're feeling a little tired and need a boost, your best bet is roasted spiders. They've got three times the protein of cooked beef. (Is your mouth watering yet?) This book is a fascinating look at culinary creations from all over the world! 

It's Disgusting and We Ate It!Little Lord Farting Boy by Scootchie Turdlow

Arty the bear is one of the nicest, smartest boys at school. He's good at everything he does, including sports, schoolwork, and drawing—but there's just one small problem. He farts. Everywhere. All the time. He farts in class, on the playground, and in front of his classmates.

Pee-Ew!  Is That You, Bertie? by David Roberts

Pee-Ew! Is That You, Bertie?Bertie likes to make smells, and everyone in his family keeps chastising him: "Pee-ew! Is that you, Bertie?" But Bertie knows he's not the only one who passes gas.

Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle, et. al.

When Betty and Billy rescued Walter from the pound, they never imagined that such a cute dog was capable of such unpleasant and frequent smells — Walter passes gas Walter the Farting Dogconstantly! But just when the dog seems destined to be returned to the pound, a remarkable event turns him into a hero, and his new family learns to live with his smells.

Ages 9 and up

The Big Blueberry Bark-OffThe Big Blueberry Barf-Off! by R.L. Stine

Today we're having the world's grossest pie-eating contest! My ROTTEN HOUSE buddies against the wimps at NYCE HOUSE. Who can eat 25 blueberry pies? Will it get ugly? Who will barf first? Will we win? Dudes, Bernie B. doesn't know the word lose. Ready, set, EAT PIE!"

Fred and the Stinky Cheese by Marie-Danielle Crotean

Fred's dad loves stinky cheese--in fact, he loves the stinkiest cheese of Fred and the Stinky Cheesethem all: La Crotte du Diable, the Devil's Droppings. This cheese is so foul it puts out candles, it make table-legs shake. So when Jake, a smart-alecky new kid at school, turns Fred's best friend William against him, Fred plans his revenge—a plan based on the unique power of the Crotte.

Hands-on Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Experiments by Sylvia Branzei

Dig in and get those hands dirty! Measure your pee pee capacity...make some fake snot...or test your aim with a spit-o-matic. It's stealth learning at its finest served up cookbook-style in nearly 40 sound, completely hygienic, and safe experiments to whet your appetite for everyday scientific marvels. Hands-on Grossology

Oh Yuck! The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff

This book brings together all the good things about some of the baddest things on Earth. Exhaustively researched and impeccably scientific, yet written with a lively lack of earnestness, Oh, Yuck! is an ants to zits encyclopedic compendium covering people, animals, insects, plants, foods, and more. Here are vampire bats, which sip blood and pee at the same time so that they'll always be light enough to fly away; and slime eels, wreathed in mucus and eating fellow fish from the inside out. Other features include gross recipes, putrid projects, 10 foods Oh Yuck!that make you airborne, and more.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! by Mary Packard and Linda Falken

Are you ready for the gross? The wild? The unimaginable? You haven't seen anything yet. Turn the pages—if you dare. But watch out for...disgusting scabies mites that crawl under your skin! ...a belch so loud, it rivals the sound of an airplane taking off! ...and more mummies, crazy cars, and peculiar people than ever!  

Sneeze by Alexandra Siy and Dennis KunkelRipley's Believe It or Not! (Special Edition 2007)

Nine kids discover nine different reasons for sneezing -- from allergens and dust mites to bright light and viruses. Incredible micrographs magnify the tiny sneeze-inducing irritants, as well as human nerves and neurons, 400 to 222,220 times larger than life.

The Truth About Poop by Susan Goodman

We call it a waste product, but poop can also be bricks to build a house, fuel to power a tThe Truth About Pooprip to Mars, wipes for a baby’s bottom, and buttons for your next sweater. Poop? YES! POOP! And that’s not all. Birds drop it as bombs. Mole-rats use it as a password. Sharks track their prey with it. People cook with it, sculpt with it, and even use it as a Frisbee! While we politely avoid the subject, amazing things are happening in digestive tracts all over the world.   

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