Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - Talking About POOP! 5.24.17

Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog post is to give professionals that work in the
education field new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

What is more fascinating to a young scientist than poop?  As gross as it is, as you learn about it you find yourself wanting to share facts!  Some new ones on this wonderful subject:

Whose Poop Is That? by Darrin P Lunde
Whose Poop is THAT?
by Darrin Lunde
published by Charlesbridge
Showing an illustrated pile of dung with a brief explanation, the page asks, "whose poop is that?"  The following layout gives us the answer and some additional information.  There is more information in the backmatter that I know kids will want to share.  Like did you know, a rabbit sometimes eats its poop in order to digest its food twice?  Ewww, but wow!

If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo: And Other Poop Tales from Nature
If You Are a Kaka, You Eat Doo Doo and other poop tales from nature
by Sara Martel 
published by Tilbury House Nature Book
This book gets into even more detail about the subject matter and answers where, why and how it helps animals!  Additional information in sidebars, this book really does show how animals are connected through.... yeah, you guessed it, poop.

Other poop books to try out:

Poop Detectives
Poop Detectives:  Working Dogs in the Field
by Ginger Wadsworth

Poop Happened!: A History of the World from the Bottom Up
Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up
by Sarah Albee

The Truth about Poop
The Truth About Poop
by Susan E. Goodman

Happy reading!


  1. awesome! kids do love learning about poop :)

  2. I didn't know there were so many books about poop. I actually have a guide to scat which my students have used 'in the wild'. Thanks, Michele, a wonderful list!

  3. SO HONORED to have my Poop book included on this esteemed list! :D

  4. So many poop books! I loved Darrin Lunde's book Monkey Colors. I'm interested to see what he does with this topic.

  5. Oh my goodness, this will all be a hit in the classroom! Who knew poop could be so educational?! ;-)