Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Book Review

eGrace, Cathy, and Elizabeth F. Shores. After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope. Silver Spring, MD: Gryphon House, 2010.

This is a great resource book for anyone working with young children. I discovered this book while doing a bibliotherapy collection development assignment. This current title, gives adults book suggestions to use with children after such events as: earthquakes, epidemics/mass casualty events, fires/explosions, floods, hurricanes, shelter experiences, tornadoes/major storms, and volcanic eruptions. There is also a list of books suggested for promoting emotional resilience. Each book included has the following information: age ranges suggested and the experience appropriate for (tornado, flood, etc.). There is also a short description about the book's plot. There are discussion starters for the different age ranges, talking prompts and activity suggestions. The activities range from art projects to writing activities. This is a great resource for building a bibliotherapy collection, for choosing books to share with young children who have experienced a crisis situation, and for teachers to include in their curriculum.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very helpful book to have access to. If you don't already know about the Helping Books/Helping Families Program ( http://mercury.educ.kent.edu/helpingbooks/home.htm ) their catalogue might be of interest to you - I've found it very useful when looking for books to help with specific situations.