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.