How You Were Born by Joanna Cole

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Text and photos explain how a baby is conceived, how it grows inside the mother's womb, and how it is born.
 

About Joanna Cole

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Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award. She currently resides in Connecticut.
 
Published May 24, 1994 by HarperCollins. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Revised in 1993, this photo-essay describes a baby's conception, fetal development and eventual birth. PW called Miller's photographs ``models of sensitivity and frankness.'' Ages 4-up. (May)

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Revised in 1993, this photo-essay describes a baby's conception, fetal development and eventual birth. PW called Miller's photographs ``models of sensitivity and frankness.'' Ages 4-up. (May)

May 23 1994 | Read Full Review of How You Were Born

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