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Gross Out at Your Library!

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by Kristy

Do you like slimy, creepy, crawly, smelly things? When most people say, “Yuck!”, do you say, “Yay!”? Then you’ll want to join us to explore the science behind the stench and the reason behind the repulsive. Come to our Gross Out! program to make boogers and stay to meet the Madagascar hissing cockroaches!

Gross Out! will be on Friday, January 20 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Kids ages 7 and up will meet in the Children’s Program Room at the Columbia Public Library. To register, please call (573) 443-3161.

Want some revolting reads to keep you busy while you wait for Gross Out!? Then check out these nasty nonfiction books!

"That's Gross" book cover

That’s Gross” by Crispin Boyer
A tummy-churning treasury of lively but disgusting trivia shares historical information, cultural tidbits and sickening scientific sidebars on everything from nose picking and insect-based foods to hairballs and digestive commonalities.

"Would you rather...? Gross-Out" book cover

Would You Rather…? Gross-Out” by Justin Heimberg
It’s two books in one as the series Would You Rather… presents a mash-up of two books featuring the best questions from its gross series, along with all new material.

"Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers" book cover

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers” by Francesca Gould
Itching to know what bugs live in your eyelashes, why you get goose bumps or how ants can be used to heal a wound? Use this delightfully disgusting collection of kid-tastic facts to gross out your friends and relatives.

"Why Dogs Eat Poop" book cover

Why Dogs Eat Poop” by Francesca Gould
Did you know there are spiders that look just like bird poop? Cockroaches that can be directed by remote control? And snakes that fart to scare away predators? These are just a few of the bizarrely engrossing, disgusting and squirm-inducing facts described in this book.

"Ick! Yuck! Eew!" book coverIck! Yuck! Eew!” by Lois Miner Huey
This book presents facts about the lack of sanitation, personal hygiene, dental care, antibiotics and insecticides in eighteenth-century America (and the nasty results this had on everyday living conditions).