COVID-19

From the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC)

Tough Conversations Tip Sheet

Consider the strategies of Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, that describes how to talk with children about difficult topics

Apps, Podcasts, and Activities 

Apps, podcasts, and activities to support family well-being during the pandemic.

Books for Older Children 

Titles for older children that include nonfiction information about epidemics and ways to manage anxiety.

Books for Young Children

Books to help young children understand germs and how to cope with the feelings they may be having.

Comforting Reads 

Times of crises bring times of change. These books were selected to help children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters, and more. 

COVID-19 Expert Resources Tip Sheet 

Connections to information about the virus to help children understand the pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources Tip Sheet 

Print and online books, articles, apps, podcasts, and websites for youth and parents/caregivers to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online Books for Children 

Online books for children that address the COVID-19 pandemic and how to cope with its challenges.

Resources for Parents/Caregivers 

Books and articles to help parents and caregivers on a range of topics, from caring for a newborn in the age of COVID-19 to trying to balance parenting and coping with the pandemic.

Tough Topics 

The books on these lists are to help inspire conversations with children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters, and more.

Resources

Books and articles

NYC DOE curated free children’s books about COVID19

NYPL resources for talking with children and teens about COVID19

Nature Research updates, based on current scientific understanding 

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