Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

Below are several free books to help parents talk to children about Coronavirus

Coronavirus: a book for children

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler

My Hero Is You

A new fictional book developed by and for children aims to help families understand and cope with COVID-19. UNICEF.

I Have a Question about Coronavirus: Clear Answers for All Kids

The authors of the I Have A Question About series of books have kindly … coronavirus, and to answer lots of the questions we all have about it.

Olive Stays In

Olive’s school has closed, and she and her family have to stay in the house…a book to help parents talk about coronavirus

Keeping the City Going

“I tried to write and draw something about life in New York this spring and if it ended up looking vaguely like a picture book about cars and trucks, well, we all have our coping mechanisms. Made and posted with gratitude to everyone working to keep the city together.”-Brian Floca

Below are several free eBooks available in Overdrive/Libby to help parents talk to children about Coronavirus

Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick

“In childcare, in preschool, at home, and everywhere, toddlers need to learn that germs are not for sharing. Rather than focus on what germs are, this book teaches the basics of not spreading them”. – Amazon

How Hand Washing Can Save the World by Baby Professor

“In this book, we’re going to touch on sub topics like hygiene, good health and proper nutrition. Are you ready to learn how to protect yourself from diseases?” – Amazon

Epidemic, Pandemic, Should I Call the Medic? by Baby Professor

“What’s the difference between epidemics and pandemics? Learn the difference and more in this cool biology book for kids”. – Amazon

Examining Pandemics by Nina Rolfes

In this book, children can learn about the history of pandemics and the World Health Organization.

Below are additional resources for talking to children about Coronavirus

New York City School Library System Homepage / COVID-19 Free eBooks

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