For parents and caregivers who are looking for COVID-19 resources to explain the pandemic to their children, Magination Press called on some of its experts to write books for children, tweens, and teens on the topic. 

Available free from Magination press, these books can help children through this challenging time.

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus

By Rebecca Growe, MSW, LCSW, and Julia Martin Burch, PhD

Illustrated by Viviana Garofoli

Kids have a lot of questions about the coronavirus pandemic and all the new changes in their lives. This colorful picture book gives them the answers they’ve been looking for, explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow. A Note to Parents and Caregivers offers strategies for helping your kids navigate anxiety they might be feeling around the pandemic.

Unstuck! 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic

By Bonnie Zucker, PsyD

In this stressful time, there are losses, uncertainties, and changes, all which can create a lot of feelings. Feelings are never right or wrong, they just are, and expressing feelings can help.

This activity book includes journal prompts and activities to help tweens and teens manage stress and anxiety, express emotions, and cultivate creativity and gratitude. Unstuck! includes a Note to Readers with more information about healthy coping.