On the News

On the News

Our First Talk About Tragedy

Authors:
Dr. Jillian Roberts
Illustrator:
Jane Heinrichs
ISBN:
9781459817845
Formats:
Hardcover, Ebook, Read-Along Epub, Digital Audiobook
Price:
$19.95 (Hardcover)

On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news.

Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created this series to guide parents/caregivers through conversations about difficult issues in a reassuring and hopeful manner and help children understand their expanding awareness of the world around them.

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Awards, Reviews & Endorsements

Booklist
"This book handles a sensitive topic with kindness, compassion, and empathy…A good beginning look at how to broach a complicated topic that's filled with positivity and hope."
School Library Connection
"This picture book fills a gap in how to address tragedy and disasters with young children…Terrorism and man-made disasters are addressed in a humanizing way. Emphasis is provided throughout on resilience and positivity."
CM Magazine
"An accessible, honest conversation starter that is a must-have purchase for all school and public library collections. Highly Recommended."
Kirkus Reviews
"Well-intentioned, ambitious and heartfelt."