Your One And Only Heart (Hardcover)

Your One And Only Heart By Rajani LaRocca, Lauren Paige Conrad (Illustrator) Cover Image

Your One And Only Heart (Hardcover)


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A lyrical introduction to the many wonders of the human heart, from award-winning author and practicing doctor, Dr. Rajani LaRocca

In this stunning non-fiction picture book, poetry and science come together with playful cut-paper illustrations to create a moving ode to the human heart and all that it does. Complete with illustrative diagrams and copious backmatter, this is a one-of-a-kind non-fiction picture book that gently guides readers through the various systems make up our most vital organ.

Newbery Honoree Rajani LaRocca grew up loving both science and stories. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, she lives outside Boston, where she practices medicine and writes books for young readers. 

Lauren Paige Conrad is a self-taught illustrator based in Asheville, NC. After working in product development and with small-scale textile studios, Lauren turned to illustration in 2016. She settled into a collage aesthetic that focuses on themes of mischief, homemade childhood, and everyday life. Lauren’s work is comprised of cut paper, gouache, colored pencil, and neo-color crayon.  Your One and Only Heart is her debut picturebook

Product Details ISBN: 9780593326336
ISBN-10: 0593326334
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
Praise for Your One And Only Heart

A NCTE Notable Poetry Book

“LaRocca makes clear that this organ shares a number of seemingly contradictory characteristics and thus ‘does / Everything / it’s supposed to do. / Just like you.’ … [This book] will leave readers marveling at the versatility of one of the body’s most essential organs.” –Kirkus

“[LaRocca] tempers a plethora of information with light, accessible text … Similarly, colorful, geometric illustrations featuring children with a range of skin colors, hairstyles, and physical abilities provide just enough visual cues to understand such concepts as how the heart works like a dropper and its electrical signals…[A] charming STEAM collection.” –Booklist