Up Your Nose!
by Melissa Stewart
Benchmark Books, 2009
for Grades 3-5
ISBN 978-0-76144-170-0
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The Secrets of Schnozes and Snouts
The lively, conversational tone and blend of photos and cartoon-style art make Up Your Nose: The Secrets of Schnozes and Snouts a perfect blend of fun facts and serious science learning about our noses as well as the respiratory and olfactory systems of other creatures. Here at last—a book that’s irreverent enough to captivate young readers, yet authoritative enough to win the praise of teachers, librarians, and parents.
Honors and Awards
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator/Anna Cross Giblin Nonfiction Research Grant
Research Notes
“We use our nose to smell and breathe, but it also plays a big role in taste. Dolphins and bats couldn’t echolocate without their noses. Proboscis monkeys and gavials use their noses to attract mates. The nose is truly amazing.

“Some of the best—and grossest—information in the book answers questions kids asked me when they found out what I was writing. Without them, I might not have thought to mention snot rockets or find out who has the world’s longest nose. And it was my nephew, Rubin, who really wanted to understand the difference between boogers and snot. Creating this book was definitely a group effort.”

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