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ITCH! Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch


By  Anita Sanchez

Illustrated by Gilbert Ford


An 80 pg  non-fiction grossology chapter book about things that make you itch.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018





Awards and Recognition


• Junior Library Guild Selection

• Finalist  for 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grade Science Book category

• Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2018 List

• Bank Street Best Books of 2019 List



“A fun, intriguing, and accessible mix of anatomy and history, with a healthy dose of gross.”

–Kirkus, STARRED review


“There’s much here to attract readers in search of the gross or unsettling.”

-School Library Journal


“Factual and surprisingly fun, here’s a very readable book about a common experience.”

–Booklist, STARRED review