Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown

Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day

Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Why fish fart: gross but true things you'll wish you didn't know by Francesca Gould and JP Coovert

Let’s Go Camping: Kids’ Novels

Pack up your tent and head outside for fun camping stories in the great outdoors!

Hailey Twitch and the campground itch by Lauren Barnholdt; pictures by Suzanne Beaky

Ellie McDoodle: have pen, will travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw

Humphrey's creepy-crawly camping adventure by Betty G. Birney; illustrated by Priscilla Burris

Moon over Gloomsville by Deirdre Black; illustrated by Artful Doodlers

Gifted by Beth Evangelista

Dog Days of Summer: Canine Fiction

Curl up with a book or two featuring significant appearances by man's best friend.

Dog stories by edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

A dog's journey by W. Bruce Cameron

Seize the storm by Michael Cadnum

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Nothing but Blue by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Dancing dogs: stories by Jon Katz

Fighting Off Illness

Read about how colds, the flu, and other diseases affect you, or how characters in stories deal with being sick.

Your body battles a cold by Vicki Cobb; photomicrographs by Dennis Kunkel; illustrated by Andrew N. Harris

The common cold by Terry Allan Hicks

The flu by Jim Ollhoff

Fighting the flu by Robyn Hardyman

Back off, sneezy!: a kids' guide to staying well by Rachelle Kreisman; illustrations by Tim Haggerty

 

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse

For the Win: Competitions in Teen Fiction

Who has the drive to come out on top?  Find out in these stories built around contests, rivalries , and other challenges that bring out the competitive spirit.

How I got skinny, famous, and fell madly in love by Ken Baker

Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

For real by Alison Cherry

The culling by Steven Dos Santos

Global Tales for Teens

See the world
from the comfort of home in these novels set in various locales around the globe.

My best friend, maybe (Greece) by Caela Carter

Subway girl (China) by Peter Jacob Converse

How my summer went up in flames (United States) by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Just one day (France) by Gayle Forman

Just one year (Global travels) by Gayle Forman

The conspiracy of us (Europe) by Maggie Hall

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