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19 Kids' Books About Poop (and farts!)

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19 Kids' Books About Poop (and farts!)

The best kids’ books about poop

We rounded up all the best, grossest and most delightfully satisfying books about poop, books about farts and other gross bathroom functions. Why? Because they're a part of life, and frankly, we're excited about anything that gets them excited to read, learn and engage.

Love this? Check out our list of the best toddler books, too.

Everything I Know About Poop

Written by Jaume Copons (AGES 5-7). Your kids will love learning about all the different kinds of poop with this light-hearted storybook that's perfect for kids struggling with toilet training.

They'll be proud to know the most bowel movement facts of anyone at preschool.

Cover art for the book, Everything I know about poop showing a illustrated kid sitting on a toilet Photo: Firefly Books

Everyone Poops

Written and illustrated by Taro Gomi (AGES 6-8). Discover huge elephant poops and examine tiny bug droppings. Kids will love this factual and funny celebration of excrement.

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Where’s the Poop?

Written by Julie Markes (AGES 1-2). Everyone has a place to poo in this lift-the-flap adventure– tigers in the jungle, monkeys in the rainforest, and a special spot for your little stinker, too.

We love this clever potty training book.

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Poo in the Zoo

Written by Steve Smallman (AGES 3-6). Bob the zookeeper has the unfortunate job of picking up all the animal droppings. One day he finds a glowing pile. Is it alien poo?

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This picture book is a guaranteed win and a classic bedtime read.

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Animal Gas

Written and illustrated by Bryan Ballinger (AGES 3-5). It’s a universal truth that everyone believes their farts don’t stink. Well, Animal Gas makes light of the real truth – everyone’s farts stink. Really bad.

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Kids will love the funny fart content, mixed with its effortless rhyming, and by the end everyone reading will know their farts smell! And hey, a good fart joke always wins.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

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Written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey (AGES 7-10). George and Harold are in grade four and love drawing comics. One day, the amazing superhero they created, Captain Underpants, suddenly comes to life and a series of hilarious exploits ensue. Get ready for some underwear, farts and potty humour!

Your little adventurer will love the first book in this epic series.

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Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder

Written by Jo Nesbø (AGES 8-12). When Nilly and Lisa get their hands on Doctor Proctor’s fart-inducing powder, they start selling it at school. They quickly become very popular, as students want to use the powder on other classmates.

The pair even uses it to get their revenge on Truls and Trym who always tease Lisa. But the innocent fun doesn’t last long. When the doctor creates an extra-strength powder that sends its users into outer space, the two friends must prevent the invention from falling into the wrong hands. Kids will love this first book in the funny bathroom series.

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It's one of our favorite books about poop and poop-adjacent things for older kids.

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Farts: A Spotter’s Guide

Written by Crai S. Bower (AGES 4-10). Everyone furtively farts, but for those who want to identify the tooter, this guide will help you out.

Learn about the ten most common toots, from the insidious Silent-But-Deadly to the unpredictable One-That-Got-Away. You can hear each offender cut the cheese on the attached fart machine.

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Farts Around The World

Written by August O’Phwinn (AGES 4-10). Learn about an array of international bodily emissions, from the Australian Thunder-Down-Under to the Parisian Roar de L’Amour. Make sure to listen to the collection of global flatulence on the built-in fart machine.

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Fart Squad

Written by Seamus Pilger and illustrated by Stephen Gilpin, Harpercollins Publishers (AGES 6-10). There’s something strange going on in Buttzville. When Darren’s fart melts a desk and knocks out his whole class, he is mystified as to how it happened. But he’s not the only one who smelt it and dealt it.

Darren and his fearless farting friends must find out who’s behind this evil plot. It’s up to the Fart Squad to save their classmates from this foul scheme. It's one of the funniest books for kids who are independent readers.

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Jurassic Farts

Written by Ben Grossblatt and P.U. Rippley and illustrated by Evan Palmer, Chronicle Books (AGES 4-10).  What did a dinosaur fart sound like? With this humorous account of prehistoric flatulence, you’ll discover how the Ankylosaurus cut the cheese to defend himself, among other hilarious fart facts from the time before humans walked the Earth.

Don’t forget to press the attached fart machine button for extra giggles.

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The Gas We Pass

Written by Shinta Cho, EDC Publishing (AGES 3-5). Why do our bodies make gas? Where is it produced? Why do we need to get rid of it? This book teaches kids all about how their bodies function and why we fart.

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We think it's one of the best books about farts for science-minded little ones.

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Toot

Written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick Press (AGES 1-3). We all (dogs, cats and parents included) make funny noises when we pass gas. When babies fart, it sounds like a little train going Toot! Toot! This book will have wee readers cackling about certain silly sounds our bodies make.

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Walter the Farting Dog

Written by Glenn Murray and William Kotzwinkle, illustrated by Audrey Colman, Frog Children’s Books (AGES 5-9). Billy and Betty love their dog Walter despite his gas problem. But Father decides it’s time to put an end to the stench and send him to the dog pound. Walter must prove he’s an important part of the family before it’s too late.

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Winchell Cuts the Cheese

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Written by Taylor Lee and Peter Van Dijk and illustrated by Taylor Lee, Random House Children’s Books (AGES 3-6). Winchell the pig keeps farting around the barnyard, and doesn’t excuse himself when his animal pals ask who cut the cheese! Join Winchell as he learns the polite way to handle passing gas.

It Hurts When I Poop!: A Story for Children Who Are Scared To Use the Potty

Written by Howard J Bennett and illustrated by Ms. Weber, Magination Press (AGES 3-6). Ryan is scared to use the potty. He is afraid to poop because he thinks it will hurt. This book will help kids establish healthy habits.

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It’s You and Me Against the Pee… and the Poop, Too!

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Written by Julia Cook and Laura Jana and illustrated by Anita DuFalla, National Center for Youth Issues (AGES 2-4). Stanley would rather play than go potty. He learns a new game called You and Me Against the Pee and Me and You Against the Poop. This helps him potty-train and he soon becomes a potty expert.

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Super Pooper!: A Cute Story on How to Bring Fun and Laughter to Potty Training

Written by Monika Sloan (AGES 2-3). Is your kid a superhero lover? Then he’ll love reading this book! It makes pooping sound heroic and it’s perfect for an action-loving boy.

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The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

Written by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illustrated by Garry Parsons, Red Fox (AGES 2 and up). Part of the Dinosaur that Pooped books (The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet, The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas), this book finds Danny and his hungry dinosaur travelling back in time and meeting some new dino friends.

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But a volcano is about to errupt! Can Dinosaur save the day by pooping them back to the future?

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This article was originally published on Feb 28, 2019

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