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What's In There? All About Before You Were Born

Title

What's In There? All About Before You Were Born

Authors

Robie H. Harris

Illustrator

Nadine Bernard Westcott

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780763636302

Pages

40 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Follows the adventures of young Gus and Nellie, who watch their mother's pregnancy and anticipate the arrival of a new sibling while learning engaging facts about how unborn babies develop.

Grade Level

PK-1

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial children; interracial family; interracial marriage; interracial parents; mixed race

Main Character

male child; female child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2013, Nominee, Elementary and Middle Grade (Nonfiction)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, 2013, Gold, Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Ages 5 and under
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2014 Young Reader

Keywords

human reproduction; childbirth; new baby; seasons; pregnancy; curiosity; explaining the human body

Diversity Impact

indirect

What's In There? All About Before You Were Born


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