Looking for a way to talk about Coronavirus with your kids, in a real but easy-to-digest format? Thanks to our friends at Candlewick Press, you can do just that with Coronavirus: A Book for Children! Make sure to share using #ACJrAtHome and tag Candlewick Press to say “Thanks!” Candlewick Press can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses key questions, like: How do you catch coronavirus and what happens if you have it? Why are people so worried about it? Is there a cure? Why do we have to stay home? What can I do to help? And what happens next?

Elizabeth Jenner is a writer and editor specializing in children’s nonfiction who has worked in publishing for fifteen years. Based in London, she is currently head of nonfiction at Nosy Crow. Kate Wilson is the managing director and founder of the UK children’s independent publisher Nosy Crow. Nia Roberts has worked in children’s publishing for more than twenty years, most recently as head of design at Nosy Crow. Graham Medley is a professor of infectious disease modeling at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Axel Scheffler is the author-illustrator of the Pip and Posy series and the Flip Flap series and has illustrated a number of books, including Julia Donaldson’s best-selling modern classic, The Gruffalo, which has sold millions of copies worldwide.

And when you’re done reading this book, Candlewick Press has provided even more resources to help you find something to do at home. They are offering activities, discussion guides, educational materials, videos, and more all at their website – for free! Click here to access their Stay at Home resources.