Whether children are getting ready to head back to school or to just go out more often in public, reminders about the coronavirus, how to stay safe, and how to express your emotions about it are very relevant.
The ever-changing, fluid nature of the coronavirus is challenging, and the life that we live right now is likely very different than what a child – or anyone – feels comfortable with.
While we have no books in print at this time that deal directly with the virus and its impact specifically, we have found many free coronavirus-related online children’s ebooks that are readily viewable, and some are even printable.
Here are stories to consider sharing with your child. Some are fiction, and others are nonfiction. Most are geared for preschool and elementary-aged children:
Bad Kitty: Wash Your Paws
Be a Coronavirus Fighter
The Big Alone
Captain Corona and the 19 COVID Warriors
Coronavirus, A Book for Children
Coronavirus Coloring Book
Coronavirus, The Traveling Virus
COVID-19 Activity Book
COVID-19, What Can Kids Do?
Dave the Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus
Engaging Readers: What is Covid-19?
Family Guide to Covid: Questions & Answers for Parents, Grandparents & Children
First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Germ That Wears a Crown
The Great Doggy Holiday
I Have a Question About Coronavirus
A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus
King Covid and the Kids Who Cared, for ages 4-6
King Covid and the Kids Who Cared, for ages 7-9
Learn About Coronavirus and COVID-19
My Coronavirus Helping Box
My Hero Is You
Our Smallest Warriors, Our Strongest Medicine
P Is for Pandemic
Piggy and Bunny and the Stay-at-Home Plan
Piperpotamus Learns About the Coronavirus
The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus
Rainbows in Windows
The Spooky, Shallow Cough
Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind
The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly
There’s No Monster Outside, It’s a Virus
Unstuck, 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic
We Will Dance Under a Star
What Color Is Today?
What Is Coronavirus?
Where Did Everyone Go?
We hope that you find some of these e-books helpful for your family. If you would like resources specific to mask-wearing, see our previous post entitled “Kids & Masks: Helpful Online Resources.”