Human Body Science Books for Little Kids: Poop, Gas, Scabs and Snot! :)


Here’s a great collection of gross science books for little kids about the kind of bodily functions that young children are always so curious about: poop, farts, scabs and snotty noses – all those things they love so much!

All About Scabs - Kids book about scabs

Age 4 – 8
Size: 9.5 x 8.5, Pages: 28
Series: My Body Science
Author & Illustrator: Genichiro Yagyu
Price (2014) from $9.99

All About Scabs

For all those curious children (and their parents) in the Crash! Scrape! Bam! stage of exploration – All About Scabs is exactly what the title says, and this non-fiction classic may even help with the healing process!

Reader Reviews

Cute & informative
Young kids can benefit from this even though it uses (and explains) a few vocabulary terms not used until later–such as “fibrin” and “capillaries.” It’s cute, though.
Date: 4/14/2014 11:06 PM

Scientific and charming
This book is actually very scientific and I find the graphics charming. Not an easy task considering the subject matter.
Date: 8/8/2014 5:57 PM

Critics’ Reviews

The Tampa Tribune-Times
Some suggest that the perfect gift for 5-year-olds is a box of bandages, because they are preoccupied with bodies and their protection. This, then, is the best book to accompany that gift.

As with other books in this series of Japanese imports, the topic has plenty of kid appeal, and the very grossness of the presentation just adds to the allure.


Click to order ‘All About Scabs’ online from Usborne…

Everyone Poops - book about poop for toddlers

Age 0 – 3
Size: 9.5 x 8.5, Pages: 28
Series: My Body Science
Author & Illustrator: Taro Gomi
Price (2014) from $7.99

Everyone Poops

Since we all eat, we all must poop. All of us! Everyone!

This wonderful, modern-day toddler classic presents information that children both want and need in a refreshingly honest, informative, and age-appropriate way.

Reader Reviews

Everyone Poops
My son knows this book off by heart! This is his go to poop book and he reads it every.single.time. We love this book and it actually made him less scared of pooping, because everyone poops! not just him.
Date: 11/6/2013 5:54 PM

Everyone Poops
this book helps young children understand that this is a natural bodily function and that everyone and every animal do it so it’s ok to go to the restroom and not feel like they have to hold it in. It helps them relax and find humor in doing a natural process.
Date: 4/4/2014 5:39 PM

everyone poops
Great book it’s funny and takes the fear and embarrass out of pooping out of the house. My daughter would hold it in until we got home but after this book she now poops in public restrooms and at family get together s. I’m so glad to have found this book.
Date: 8/12/2014 10:35 PM

Critics’ Reviews

The Expositor
… part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all a celebration of a very natural process … The text is simple and straightforward but not without humor … A book which doesn’t have any preachy overtones but merely explains where and how each living creature poops seems to work for my two-year-old. In fact, it’s number one on the bathroom reading list at our house.

…a great accompaniment to potty training. Young people need to accept their bodily functions, and if happy and colorful books like this help the cause, then I am all for it.


Click to order ‘Everyone Poops’ online from Usborne…

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts

Age 4 – 6
Size 9.5 x 8.5
Pages 28
Series My Body Science
Author & Illustrator: Shinta Cho
Price (2014) from $7.99

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts

The Gas We Pass explains how and why gas is produced and eliminated.

Just as with all the titles in the best-selling My Body Science series, the material is simple, straightforward and refreshingly honest, and is presented with humor to appeal to both children and adults alike.

Reader Reviews

Very Favorite Book!
This is our all time favorite bedtime book! We don’t use the word “fart” in our house, so you can substitute whatever word your family finds appropriate…. That even makes a fun discussion – My 5 year old son roars when the elephant “toots” KABOOM!
Date: 1/3/2013 12:08 PM

One of my son’s favorites!
My son loves this book! He reads it atleast once a day if not two or three times! He even has some of the pages memorized! I love to send the book with him to the grandparents house just for the reaction! Anything that gets him excited about reading!
Date: 4/10/2014 7:22 AM

A Humorous Book

Bought this book to have in our bathroom for guests to read. When it arrived, my husband immediately grabbed it to read. He read out loud while I was cooking and I couldn’t stop laughing at funny but educational facts throughout the book. One picture was revealing, but overall, the book is cute.
Date: 10/26/2014 10:47 AM

no thanks
Not my cup of tea. I guess if you need a way to explain gas to children, this would be the book, but I would just borrow from the library.
Date: 10/28/2014 2:18 PM

Critics’ Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Brevity reigns in both illustration (cartoons and diagrams tinted with swaths of clashing color) and text (which doesn’t even attempt to be subtle). Both informative and blunt, the book provides young readers with solid facts as well as plenty to snicker about …

No fancy, confusing explanations of this oft-experienced bodily function. Instead, it explains this phenomenon in a way that a young child can understand and even find amusing.

Click to order ‘The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts’ online from Usborne…

Children's book: The Holes in Your Nose

Age 3 – 5
Size 9.5 x 8.5
Pages 28
Series: My Body Science
Author & Illustrator: Genichiro Yagyu
Price (2014) from $9.99

The Holes in Your Nose

Young children will respond wholeheartedly to the whimsical warnings of the instructional, informative and funny exploration of the holes in their noses:

β€œThe holes in your nose are not pockets.”

It’s information children want and need in a way that makes perfect sense!

Reader Reviews

Love this book!
Another one of our VERY favorite books. This Japanese author brings subjects into the home with humor – captivating the child. Also highly educational.
Date: 1/3/2013 12:10 PM

Great Illustrations, educational
Very wordy! But the illustrations make up for it. It’s a silly book, but highly informative.
Date: 7/6/2014 3:47 PM

The illustrations are bad and it’s not a very interesting topic.
Date: 10/28/2014 3:22 PM

Critics’ Reviews

The New York Times
Here, presented in the very matter-of-fact, detailed and mischievous way that children themselves tend to explore such issues, is everything a child could want to know about the nose and what comes out of it.

Very informative, great “gross factor” that toddlers love.


Click to order ‘The Holes in Your Nose’ online from Usborne…

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30 Responses to Human Body Science Books for Little Kids: Poop, Gas, Scabs and Snot! :)

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  4. We have the poop book and my kids think it is HILARIOUS

  5. Must have the scab book!!! My son is obsessed with his scabs…TMI I know, but thank you for this info!

  6. Oh, I can remember checking Everyone Poops out of the library for my oldest son back during the potty training days. I may have to look into The Holes in Your Nose book for my preschool teaching days. Thanks for sharing the list!

  7. Being a mom of boys they would love these books! I may never hear the end of some of them and the laughs that go along with it!

  8. These all look like must haves! Kids love this stuff!!

  9. I have lost track of the number of poop books we have. I may have to look into the scab one though. maybe it will get them to quit pickcing at them!

  10. This looks like a Top Picks book list for little boys (not that the girls won’t sneak in a corner and giggle over it when no one is looking.)

  11. Oh these books are cute – my son would love them. He’s going through an “I like everything disgusting” phase, so these would be perfect!

  12. I have to be honest–these books are not my cup of tea. Maybe the scab one, but the rest . . . I’m a stickler for calling things by their correct, polite names for one thing. Cannot STAND the terms poop or fart.

  13. I love The Gas We Pass and Everybody Poops — I’m pretty sure I own them somewhere.

  14. My son would love these. It’s toilet humor all day- everyday, with him! Ha!

  15. What’s funny is that as I looked at the titles, I was thinking, “ewww”, but knowing that my kids would LOVE these books- especially the scab one.

  16. My son would love everyone of these, thanks for the ideas!

  17. Those are just too funny! I had a hard enough time reading “Once Upon A Potty” without giggling, seriously, I’d be so doomed with these! Although, my little science boys would love these… Thanks for sharing!

  18. I must say these are too funny! Seems like tons of funny πŸ™‚

  19. I like the list of books. I’m sure boys would love “why we pass gas”

  20. Sounds like interesting books! I never heard of any of them so thank you for sharing. I am sure my little boy would love them all!

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