Books That Can Help Parents Talk to Their Kids About Tragedy


After the devastating event that took place in Uvalde, Texas this week, many parents are looking for books that can help them discuss tragedy with their children and provide comfort. Here are some that we recommend:

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee
After the Fall by Dan Santat
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga
The Great Big Book of Feelings by Mary Hoffman
Something Bad Happened by Dawn Huebner
When the World Feels Like a Scary Place by Abigail Gewirtz
The President Sang Amazing Grace by Zoe Mulford
The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright
Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
A Kids Book About School Shootings by Crystal Woodman Miller
All About Anxiety by Carrie Lewis

A couple articles that parents might find helpful include:

Talking to Students About the Texas Elementary School Shooting (neaToday)
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)

We send our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and entire community of Uvalde. 

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