The Hospital book cover
Format: Hardcover
Age Range: 6–8
Book Size: 276 x 216 mm
ISBN: 9781684492046
Pages: 64
Publication Date: 04/05/22
Price: US $16.99 / CAN $22.99

The Hospital

The Inside Story

It’s another busy day at the hospital! Meet doctors and nurses, ride in an ambulance, and discover the magic of medicine in this nonfiction story for kids.

This book is perfect for any child who is nervous about a trip to the hospital. Dr. Christle Nwora takes readers behind the scenes to meet the incredible people who keep you healthy, from surgeons to mental health therapists. Dr. Christle also explains the science behind how things work, from X-rays to operating theaters.

Set over the course of one day, you’ll follow different patients through their trip to the hospital, including:

  • A couple having a new baby
  • A boy getting a cast for his broken arm
  • A woman on her way to have an operation

As you turn the pages of this book, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu, marvel at the way hospital staff work together—see who prepares the food in the cafeteria, what goes on in the laundry room, and what doctors chat about during their coffee break.

Once you’ve read this book you’ll realize hospitals are full of heroes!

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Author & Illustrator

Dr. Christle Nwora works at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She is also part of the Black Girl White Coat initiative, which provides mentorship and support for people of color working in medicine. She dreams of a future where all people are able to enjoy their healthiest and happiest lives!

Ginnie Hsu is an illustrator, designer, animator, maker, and educator living in upstate New York, where she teaches illustration at the University of Syracuse. Her love for drawing began in her childhood in Taiwan, and her work is often inspired by everyday life, nature, human living, travel, and old artifacts she randomly finds. She loves mixing new and traditional media to create magic for all. Her publishing clients include Quarto, Old Dungate Press, Henry Holt, and Feiwel and Friends.

Visit Ginnie’s website here.