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Don't Stand So Close to Me

by Eric Walters, read by Gabi Epstein
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, friendship, disasters

Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks—even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn’s father is an ER doctor and has to sel …

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Little Cloud

The Science of a Hurricane

illustrated by Julie McLaughlin, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: weather, environment, disasters

Follow our little cloud on an adventure through the sky and learn the science behind how it transforms from a simple cumulus cloud to a full-blown hurricane. Beautifully detailed illustrations from award-winning artist Julie McLaughlin integrate science with storytelling. Children will enjoy finding new gems of information even after several reads, …

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The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden

by Heather Smith, illustrated by Rachel Wada
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: asia, emotions & feelings, disasters

? “Smith spins a quietly moving narrative...Wada’s large-scale woodblock style illustrations are a perfect complement to the story’s restrained text...The graceful way in which this book handles a sensitive and serious subject makes it a first purchase."—School Library Journal
When the tsunami destroyed Makio's village, Makio lost his fath …

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Little Cloud Read-Along

by Johanna Wagstaffe, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin, read by Kirstie Hudson
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: weather, environment, disasters

Follow our little cloud on an adventure through the sky and learn the science behind how it transforms from a simple cumulus cloud to a full-blown hurricane. Beautifully detailed illustrations from award-winning artist Julie McLaughlin integrate science with storytelling. Children will enjoy finding new gems of information even after several reads, …

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Missing Mike

by Shari Green
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: dogs, stories in verse, disasters

From the award-winning author of Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, a timely middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit

He's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is elev …

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Swallow's Dance

by Wendy Orr
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 10
tagged: greek & roman, ancient civilizations, fantasy & magic, survival stories, disasters

Now in paperback, a USBBY Outstanding International Book set in the myth-rich culture of Bronze Age Crete. When a volcano cuts short the coming-of-age training of a young priestess, she must find the strength within herself to ensure the survival of her family.

Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside dow …

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