Coronavirus & Pandemic Book Recommendations

During these difficult times, many creators have come together to provide some amazing resources for kiddos to help them understand the pandemic and COVID-19. We wanted to compile them so there was a complete list. Many of these resources are totally FREE! If you know about any other great resources for kiddos on this topic, please feel free to reach out to us. We hope you find some of these helpful! Stay safe and healthy!

General COVID-19:

Coronavirus: A Book For Children, by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts (Free PDF)

Be a Coronavirus Fighter, bu Songju Ma Daemicke (Free PDF)

A Kid’s Book About COVID-19, by Malia Jones (Free PDF-Available in English & Spanish)

Our New Different World, bu Mauro D. Zapata (Available for purchase on Amazon)

Mira Does Her Part: How One Girl Vanquished A Virus With Healthy Habits, by Jen Holman & Kristina Bondurant (Purchase on Amazon)

The Virus Stopping Champion, by Nabu (FREE PDF- Available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Esperanto, Greek, Georgian, IGBO, Indonesian, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Korean. Kreyol, Swahili, Swedish, Russian, Norwegian, Xhosa, & Thai.)

I Love You, by Nabu (FREE PDF- Available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Esperanto, Greek, Georgian, IGBO, Indonesian, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Korean. Kreyol, Swahili, Swedish, Russian, Norwegian, Xhosa, & Thai.)

Count Cough-ula, by NABU (FREE PDF- Available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Esperanto, Greek, Georgian, IGBO, Indonesian, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Korean. Kreyol, Swahili, Swedish, Russian, Norwegian, Xhosa, & Thai.)

Counting Ways to Stay Safe, by NABU (FREE PDF- Available in Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Estonian, Esperanto, Greek, Georgian, IGBO, Indonesian, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Korean. Kreyol, Swahili, Swedish, Russian, Norwegian, Xhosa, & Thai.)

My Name is Coronavirus, by Manuela Molina (Free PDF– Available in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Polish, Hebrew, Indonesian, German, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Romanian, Hungarian. Greek, Danish, Serbian, Welsh, Croatian, Japanese, Chinese, & Persian)

My Hero is You: How Kids Can Fight COVID-19, by IASC (Free PDF– Available in English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, & French by contacting IASC)

Paula and the Pandemic, by Dorothea Laurence (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

The Breaking News, by Sarah Lynne Reul (Youtube Author read aloud or hard copy)

What is COVID-19: Engaging Readers, by Alexis Roumanis (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)
When Virona the Corona Came to Town, by Hailey Glynn (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Stay Through the Storm, by Joanna Rowland (Youtube Author read aloud or hard copy)

Social Distancing:

Why We Stay Home: Suzie Lears About Coronavirus, by Samantha Harris and Devon Scott (FREE PDF)

Stay Inside Lil’ Mouse, by Liz Russell (Free Kindle Download)

If You Can’t Bear Hug, Air Hug: A Book Inspired By Social Distancing , by Katie Sedmak (Available for purchase on Amazon)

While We Can’t Hug, by Eoin McLaughlin (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

One Day We All Stayed Home, by Emma Fairhope (Kindle download or hard copy on Amazon)

I Survived the 2020 Quarantine, by Jessica Wilson (FREE KINDLE EDITION, or Paperback on Amazon)

-A Little Spot Stays Home, A Story About Viruses and Safe Distancing, by Diane Alber (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Can We Go Outside to Play Today? by Julia Royston (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon; Also available in French and Spanish)

What is Social Distancing: A Children’s Guide, by Lindsay Coker Luckey (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Wearing Masks:

What’s on Grandma’s Face?, by Jessica Lauramore (Available for purchase on Kindle or in Hard Copy in English & Spanish on Amazon)

No, Calvin! by Shondra M. Quarles, (Available for purchase on Amazon)

A Little Spot Wears a Mask, by Diane Alber (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Lucy’s Mask, by Lisa Sirkis Thompson (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

The Love Behind the Mask, by Lizy Toth (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Masked Ninja: A Children’s Book About Kindness and Preventing the Spread of Racism and Viruses, by Mary Nhin (Purchase paperback, hardcover, or Kindle version on Amazon)

Brandon and HIs Mask-Brandon y Su Mascarilla, by Katherine Smith (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Millie’s Mask, by Leora Lazarus (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Germs:

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster, by Robert F. Definis, ED.D. (Kindle Purchase on Amazon)

Germs VS. Soap, by Didi Dragon (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Germs Are Not For Sharing, by Elizabeth Verdick (Youtube read-aloud or hard copy)

-What are Germs, by Katie Daynes (Hard copy)

Distance Learning/Going Back to School:

Mommy, why can’t I go to school?: Mamá , ¿Porqué no puedo ir a la escuela? by, Judy John-Styles (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

A Unique Start from Six Feet Apart: A Book About Going Back to School During a Pandemic, by Emily Oquendo (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

A Little Spot Learns Online, by Diane Alber (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

School is Different This Year and That’s Okay! by Julie Bair (Purchase paperback or Kindle version on Amazon)

Videos:

Time to Come In, Bear, A Children’s Story About Social Distancing (Youtube Video)

Playmobil: ROBert Explains the Coronavirus

Other:

My COVID-19 Time Capsule, by Shaz Lambe (Free Activity for Kids)

Learning About the Coronavirus Coloring Book, by St. Jude Children’s Hospital (Free PDF)

What is COVID-19: A Social Story (Free Download, Limited Time)

COVID-19: Same and Different: A Social Story (Free Download, Limited Time)

What is Cancelled: A Social Story (Free Download, Limited Time)

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