[Libs-Or] COVID19 e-book for kids

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Apr 10 14:07:10 PDT 2020

Thanks for the heads up.

Earlier this week I shared this on the OASL and Kids-Lib listservs:

Today I learned about<https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/09-04-2020-children-s-story-book-released-to-help-children-and-young-people-cope-with-covid-19> a digital book aimed at helping children cope with coronavirus fears and anxieties. My Hero Is You: How Kids Can Fight COVID-19!<https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/system/files/2020-04/My%20Hero%20is%20You%2C%20Storybook%20for%20Children%20on%20COVID-19.pdf> was written and illustrated by Helen Patuck under the guidance of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. The book has a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO license<https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/igo>, which means you can "reproduce, translate and adapt this Work for non-commercial purposes, provided the Work is appropriately cited." My Hero is You is available in several languages<https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you>, including Spanish and Russian.

There's also Coronavirus: A Book for Children<https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf>, which was written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine served as a consultant. Nosy Crow published the digital book under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. You are free to share the book as long as the license conditions<https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/> are met.

I suspect you know about the short coronavirus comic<https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus> that is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. I believe that it was created by Malaka Gharib based on what was learned from some NPR interviews.

While not a book, you might be interested in this, which was part of the post, too:

An artist named Natalie Long, of LONG Creations, created time capsule (or journal) pages to help children document their experiences during the coronavirus era. She shared the pages for free and indicated that anyone is welcome to share them as long as they do not profit from it. This is Natalie's Facebook post<https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2215460728600472&id=216735145139717> in which she shared the pages. Because of high traffic, some people have had trouble downloading the PDFs from the Dropbox and Google Drive<https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MaM2RBrqyDeyKFCG8impDgfuZ8a2tIZ-/view> folders that Natalie set up. Now there is a website<https://letsembark.ca/time-capsule> with links to the PDFs. Notice the note asking that people not contact Natalie or the website company for help downloading the PDFs.


Jen Maurer, MLS
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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Marci Jenkins
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 1:59 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us; reforma_or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] COVID19 e-book for kids

Dear librarians,

Spanish author Salvador Macip and illustrator Emilio Urberuaga in a collaboration with Flamboyant Editorial from Madrid-Spain, just released for free download the book  Alicia y el Coronavirus. You can direct your patrons to download the Spanish version of the book here https://www.editorialflamboyant.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ebook_Alicia_y_el_coronavirus_ok.pdf.

Please let me know if you heard of any other authors and/or illustrators that also have released free e-books (English or Spanish)  for children on the topic of COVID 19 pandemic. Our children deserve information as well but information that is well written and age appropriate during this time of change and uncertainties in their lives.

Happy Easter and be safe!


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