It's Spit-acular!
by Melissa Stewart
Benchmark Books, 2009
for Grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76144-163-2
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Blasts of Gas The Eyes Have It! Germ Wars!
Give Me a Hand Here We Grow Moving and Grooving
Now Hear This! Pump It Up! The Skin You're In
Up Your Nose! You've Got Nerve  
The Secrets of Saliva
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It's Spit-acular!: The Secrets of Saliva is a spectacular recreational nonfiction read. I haven't found any other children's books on spitting and saliva so this is a must-have. The amount of trivia and facts about saliva included earn this book a spot on my must have list. Want a definition for drool, loogie, slobber, lungie, gob, and sputum? Got it. Want to know why throwing spitballs is illegal? Now I know . . . I'm also glad that I was never married in Greece, but you'll have to read the book to see why.”
—School Library Journal’s Practically Paradise blog
“The Gross and Goofy Body' [series of books] enlivens physiology for kids, offering humorous yet scientific surveys of body functions in just under 50 pages each. Kids in grades 2-4 will find [these books] appealing and fun. Each blends photos with fun cartoons and photos of kids, along with plenty of basic physiology.”
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