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It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

Title

It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families

Illustrator

Michael Emberley

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780763600518

Pages

81 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Uses bird and bee cartoon characters to present straightforward explanations of topics related to sexual development, love, reproduction, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

Grade Level

3-5

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender & Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Single parent; Step parent; Divorce; Separation; Gay/Lesbian; Illness; adopted child; single mother; single father; step mother; step father; divorced parents; separate homes; co-parenting; lesbian; lesbian parent; gay; gay parent; STI/STD; HIV; AIDS

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2000 Special Interests Health
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2000
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Children's Literature Choice List, 2000 Short Books or Picture Books with More Text Than Usual for Younger Readers (Children 5 to 10)
Horn Book Fanfare, 1999 Non Fiction
Notable Children's Books, 2000 Middle Reader
Parent's Guide to Children's Media, 2000 Non Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, Picture Book
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1999 Picture Book
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, Preschool-Grade 4
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 2000 Preschool-Grade 4

Keywords

human reproduction; sex introduction for children; reproduction; birds; bees; informative; puberty; birth; pregnancy

Diversity Impact

direct

It's So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families


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