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Young Readers

The Butt Book
by Artie Bennett
In illustrations and rhyming text, this book celebrates the uses and varieties of buttocks of all kinds and shapes. 
Disgusting Jobs
by Connie Colwell Miller
Describes ten disgusting jobs and what makes them gross. 
My Nasty Backpack: A Totally Gross Flap Book
by Allia Zobel-Nolan
Searching his backpack for a surprise for his mom, a boy discovers a variety of gross, nasty stuff. 
Richard Was a Picker
by Carolyn Beck
Richard's nose picking leads to trouble when he gets sucked up inside his own nose and can't get out. 
Rumble & Spew: Gross Stuff in Your Stomach and Intestines
by Sandra Donovan
Find out about all the nasty things that happen deep inside your belly and learn why they sound, smell, and feel the way they do. With close-up pictures and lots of disgusting facts, this book tells all about the gross science behind your body’s functions. 
Walter, the Farting Dog
by William Kotzwinkle
Walter is a fine dog, except for one small problem: he has gas. He can't help it; it's just the way he is. Fortunately, the kids Billy and Betty love him regardless, but Father says he's got to go! Poor Walter, he's going to the dog pound tomorrow. And then, in the night, burglars strike, and Walter has his chance to be a hero. 
Wild Boars Cook
by Meg Rosoff
Besides being naughty, greedy, stinky, and rude, wild boars Boris, Morris, Horace, and Doris are also very hungry and luckily Doris finds the perfect recipe for them to make. 

Middle Readers

100% Pure Fake: Gross Out Your Friends and Family with 25 Great Special Effects!
by Lyn Thomas
Pranksters can now amaze, alarm and totally disgust everyone with these easy-to-make Pure Fakes. These 25 safe, kid-tested recipes for vomit, snot, poop, and more can be made with ingredients found in most households 
Eek! Icky, Sticky, Gross Stuff in Your Food
by Pam Rosenberg
What do pizza and burgers have in common with fried grasshoppers and duck's blood soup? Depending on where you live in the world, these are all favorite foods! Get the scoop on tons of Eek!-inducing food facts with this amazing book. 
It's Spit-acular!: the Secrets of Saliva
by Melissa Stewart
Learn about the amazing role saliva plays in our lives, from aiding in digestion to providing fun activities. 
Snot, Poop, Vomit, and More: The Yucky Body Book
by Alvin Silverstein
Did you know that the average person farts about fourteen times per day? Why do you feel like you want to throw up after riding a roller coaster? The award-winning Silversteins explain all sorts of gross and yucky things that go on inside your body! 
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers
by Megan McDonald
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. 

Older Readers

Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
by Jo Nesbø
New friends Nilly and Lisa help eccentric professor Doctor Proctor to develop his latest invention, a powder that makes one fart, making them very popular at school, but someone is planning to steal the industrial-strength formula for evil purposes. 
The Everything Kids' Gross Cookbook: Get Your Hands Dirty in the Kitchen with These Yucky Meals!
by Colleen Sell
Serve your parents the kind of food you'd like to eat for dinner! Gross your parents and siblings out with dishes like: Wacky Snacks such as Putrefied Eyeballs, Grilled Sneeze Sandwich and Zit-Face Pizza for Lunch, Sick Salads & Sides such as Puke au Gratin and Monkey Vomit, Disgusting Desserts such as Troll's Toes and Grubs in Dirt, Burps& Slurps such as Slug Spit. 
Gut-eating Bugs : Maggots Reveal the Time of Death!
by Danielle Denega
The Forensic Files subset examines the forensic sciences behind the most fascinating solved and unsolved cases, from autopsies to facial reconstruction, and more. 
Itch & Ooze : Gross Stuff on Your Skin
by Kristi Lew
Have an itch? Let's zoom in for a closer look at what's causing it. It could be one of many nasty things. 
Oh, Yuck! : The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty
by Joy Masoff
An alphabetical collection of articles about disgusting things, from acne, ants, and bacteria to worms, x-periments, and zits. 
Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger
by Kevin Bolger
In the kingdom of Armpit, a young prince with a penchant for practical jokes joins a flatulent, old knight on a quest to the find the silent, but deadly source of the Foul West Wind and to vanquish the monstrous Booger. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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