[Zoom Event] Who Gives a Poop! with Heather Montgomery and Kelly Milner Halls

Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science From One End to the Other

Heather L. Montgomery's new book is a fascinating and funny look at the science of poop--and how it can change the world! Heather will be joined by her friend and staff favorite Kelly Milner Halls, author of Tales of The Cryptids. 

Hope to see you there! In the meantime, hear Heather read the first chapter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH2Bu3XIDCw

Use this link to register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sf-yqqToqE9ecyJmlxJAp_pH8njztxz2v

About the book: 

Poop is disgusting, but it's also packed with potential. One scientist spent months training a dog to track dung to better understand elephant birthing patterns. Another discovered that mastodon poop years ago is the reason we enjoy pumpkin pie today. And every week, some folks deliver their own poop to medical facilities, where it is swirled, separated, and shipped off to a hospital to be transplanted into another human. There's even a train full of human poop sludge that's stuck without a home in Alabama. This irreverent and engaging book shows that poop isn't just waste-and that dealing with it responsibly is our duty.


About Heather L. Montgomery: 

Heather L. Montgomery has taught for over 20 years (both inside and outside the classroom) as well as directed a school-based environmental center. She has written curriculum; trained hundreds of teachers, naturalists, and librarians; and, helped thousands of children to make friends with the natural world. Each year, she works directly with over ten thousand children at festivals, school visits, and at environmental centers. During a typical presentation, petrified body parts and tree guts encourage scientific thinking and inspire reluctant readers. Her professional development programs for teachers have won awards and rave reviews. Heather has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Environmental Education. She lives in Ardmore, Alabama.

About Kelly Milner Halls: 

Kelly Milner Halls has written weird and wonderful nonfiction for young readers for the past 25 years. Her best known book, Tales of the Cryptids is about mysterious animals that may or may not be real, but she's tackled aliens, Sasquatch, ghosts, mummies, dinosaurs and all kinds of other animals. Her latest books are Cryptid Creatures and two books about World War II, Voices of Young Heroes and Voices of Ordinary Heroes, but more are on the way.  For more about Kelly, visit www.wondersofweird.com

Event date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Who Gives a Poop?: Surprising Science from One End to the Other Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547603473
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 8th, 2020

This uniquely crafted narrative nonfiction invites readers to follow the author into science labs, forests, hospitals, and landfills, as the author asks: Who uses poo?

Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide Cover Image
By Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781632172105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - September 24th, 2019

Explore the fascinating world of cryptozoology with this fun guide, filled with eyewitness accounts of 50 cryptids found throughout the world, some of which have been proven real.