Picture Books about Trauma and Recovery

by Carol Hinz, Associate Publisher of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

How do we prepare our children for hard times? And how do we help them recover from trauma? As a parent, I don’t like to think about my children–or any children–experiencing bad things. Many of the picture books in our home prompt smiles, spark curiosity, and inspire empathy. Yet children also need books that gently, respectfully tell them the truth about difficult experiences and offer them tools that might help as they navigate their own difficult times. And honestly, these books do not speak only to children. The following books have something to offer us all.

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Audisee ebooks with audio continue to delight and educate

As many schools continue to meet virtually in 2021, Lerner Digital products are prepared to encourage learning in multiple formats and multiple locations. The latest additions to our Audisee list cover a wide range of curricular and high-interest topics; combined with the flexibility of digital formats, they’re sure to fit your needs at home, school, and in-between. Let’s take a look!

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Librarian Prep Post for February

December is here, which means 2020 is on its way out the door. For many of us, this year has been a roller coaster, and it doesn’t help that the holidays are hot on our trail! Whether these times have been joyful, stressful, or somewhere in between, we hope you have been able to find some peace. We’ll do everything we can to help you ease your mind, starting with our February booklists and reader’s advisory. Discover books for American Heart Month, Inventor’s Day, Eating Disorder Awareness Month, and more!

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Unspeakable: A Visit to Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

In April 2019, editorial director Carol Hinz and art director Danielle Carnito traveled to Oklahoma to gather information related to several books they were working on. One of them was Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, which will release on February 2, 2021. We asked Carol and Danielle to share a little about how their trip shaped their work on this book.

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