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Poop: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about poop?

As you can see, this list of kids books about poop is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about poop, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Sloth Went
Written by Adam Lehrhaupt & illustrated by Benson Shum
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6
**This hilarious picture book is about a sloth on the go. A sloth who is . . . very slowly . . . making his way to a major milestone: potty training!** Today is Sloth's big day. He's excited. But he's also nervous. *What if something happens?* *What if NOTHING happens?* *Sloth Went* is a book about poop. But it's also an adventure story about facing your fears, gaining independence, and learning to do what you have to. Even if, as in Sloth's case, it takes a little while to get there. Also included: back matter with the amazing true story of how sloths poop!
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Animal Grossology
Written by Sylvia Branzei & illustrated by Jack Keely
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12
Author Sylvia Branzei and illustrator Jack Keely prove once again that they know what fascinates&150and completely disgusts&150kids of all ages. Learn about slimy creatures, vomit-munchers, bloodsuckers, and unforgettable animal poops. It’s an icky concoction of information, but it contains a heaping helping of real and memorable scientific facts. With a perfect-bound spine and all new covers, Animal Grossology is easy to read! And it is perfect timeing, as the Grossology Museum Tour begins this summer.
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Whose Poop is That?
Written by Darrin Lunde & illustrated by Kelsey Oseid
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
Poop! Ewwww! No, don’t say “Ewwww.” Ask, “Whose poop is that?” This simple, and yes, charming book asks this question about seven examples of animal poop. By investigating visual clues, young readers can learn to identify the animal through its droppings. For instance, find a sample of poop with bits of bone and tufts of hair. Turn the page to learn it came from a fox! Kelsey Oseid’s illustrations are both accurate and beautiful. Backmatter includes further information about the poop and what scientists can learn from an animal’s droppings.
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Baby's Firsts
Written by Nancy Raines Day & illustrated by Michael Emberley
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
Told in rhyming text, the story traces the development of a baby from birth to his first birthday.
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Written by Steve Smallman & illustrated by Florence Weiser
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

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