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Story Books and Guides for Children and Young People

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus


The Children’s Commissioner has produced a useful guide for children about coronavirus (COVID 19).


MindHeart Co: Story Book for Under 7’s on COVID-19


Produced by MindHeart Co this short free to download online book, is designed to  support and reassure children, under the age of 7, about COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the pandemic. The story book is available in a wide range of languages.


Recovery College Online - Coping During the Pandemic


The Recovery College online from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, has produced a free course for children aged 7-12 as a way of learning about the global COVID-19 pandemic. The course helps children to learn about the new virus, how to stay healthy and do their best not to pass it on, how they might feel about it, things to do at home and how they can help themselves.  The course is free to access for everyone.


ELSA Support: Story Book for Children on Coronavirus


Elsa Support has produced a short story book for children on coronavirus. The book can be downloaded free of charge. An English and Polish version is available.


BBC Newsround; Questions and Answers on Coronavirus


BBC Newsround has a film for children and young people, with their questions about coronavirus answered by twin brothers, Dr Chris and Dr Xand.


Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Children


The Public Health England campaign resource centre includes a free to download factsheet for children about coronavirus. It includes information for children to help them understand what Coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading. This was developed by the Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust.