Several global health and child development experts, children's hospitals, authors, children's book publishers and more have partnered to produce books designed especially for children about COVID-19 that you can view or download free. These materials can be comfortable conversation starters to talk to young children about viruses, illness, and good habits for wellness. For an even more comprehensive listing of free e-books in multiple languages for children see the New York City Department of Education listing here. They have collected books from all over the world in many different languages.
You also might find helpful:
- COVID-19 Helpers won the Emory Global Health Institute Children's COVID-19 e-Book Competition. Bray Bray Conquers the Coronavirus, Together Living Life During COVID-19, and Why Can't I Go to School all won honorable mention.
- The UniteforLiteracy COVID-19 library is available in multiple languages. When you open one of the books, click the Narration button to select a language. See the full library here.
- My Hero is You was a project developed with the help of parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world helped. It is available in multiple languages here.