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Resources for Children and Their Parents and Educators
Dealing with the Hurricane Katrina Tragedy

Compiled in September 2005 by the ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee


Alpern, Michele.  Let's Talk: Sharing Our Thoughts and Feelings During Times of Crisis.  Chelsea House, 2002.

Alpern, Michele.  The Effects of Job Loss on the Family.  Chelsea House, 2002.

Barnard, Bryn.  Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters that Changed History.  Crown, 2003. 

Bingham, Jane.  The Red Cross Movement.  Raintree, 2004.

Boskey, Madeline. Natural Disasters. Children's Press, 2004.

Challoner, Jack. Hurricane and Tornado. Dorling Kindersley, 2004.

Demarest, Chris L.  Mayday! Mayday!: A Coast Guard Rescue. McElderry Books, 2004

Draper, Allison Stark.  Coping with Natural Disasters.  Rosen, 2001.

Durham, Emma. Floods. Raintree, 1999.

Fredericks, Anthony D.  Investigating Natural Disasters through Children’s Literature: An Integrated Approach, Teacher Ideas Press, 2001 

Gellman, Marc and Thomas Hartman. Bad Stuff in the News: A Guide to Handling the Headlines. SeaStar Books, 2002.

Gentle, Victor and Janet Perry.  Hurricanes.  Gareth Stevens, 2001.

Green, Jen.  1993 Mississippi River Floods.  Gareth Stevens, 2005.

Kovach, Robert L. and Bill McGuire.  Firefly Guide to Global Hazards.  Firefly Books, 2004.

Lauber, Patricia. Flood: Wrestling with the Mississippi. National Geographic, 1996.

Lauber, Patricia. Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms. Scholastic, 1996.

Latta, Sara L.  Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One: Focus on Family Matters.  Chelsea House, 2002.

Maslin, Mark. Earthquakes. Raintree, 1999.

Maslin, Mark. Storms. Raintree, 1999.

Mintzer, Richard.  Coping with Random Acts of Violence.  Rosen, 2004.

Pfeffer, Wendy.  The Big Flood.  Millbrook, 2001.

Rosen, Marvin. The Effects of Stress and Anxiety on the Family.  Chelsea House, 2002.

Rosen, Marvin.  Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Chelsea House, 2002.

Ruiz, Ruth Ann.  Coping with the Death of a Brother or Sister. Rosen, 2001.

Sandler, Martin W.  America’s Great Disasters.  HarperCollins, 2003.

Simon, Seymour.  Hurricanes.  HarperCollins, 2003.

Simon, Seymour.  Super Storms.  SeaStar Books, 2002.

Suen, Anastasia.  The Red Cross.  PowerKids, 2001.

Thompson, Luke. Tsunamis. Children's Press, 2000.

Turner, Matt. E. guides. Earth.  DK Children, 2004.

Vogel, Carole G. Dangerous Crossings. Franklin Watts, 2003.



Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Storm Rescue.  American Girl, 2001.

Barasch, Lynne. Radio Rescue. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.

Bauer, Joan. Stand Tall. Putnam's Sons, 2002.

Carbone, Elisa.  Storm Warriors.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.

Demas, Corinne. Hurricane! Marshall Cavendish, 2000.

Doucet, Sharon Arms. Alligator Sue. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003.

Francoise. The Big Rain. Omnibus, 2003.

Garland, Sherry. The Silent Storm. Harcourt, 1993.

Gunning, Monica.  A Shelter in Our Car.  Children’s Book Press, 2004.

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. Nora's Ark. HarperCollins, 2005.

Lakin, Patricia. Hurricane! Millbrook Press, 2000.

London, Jonathan. Hurricane! HarperCollins, 1998

Wallner, Alexandra. Sergio and the Hurricane. Henry Holt, 2000.

Watson, J. B. The Hurricane (Survive! Series) Grosset & Dunlap, 1994.

Wiesner, David. Hurricane. Clarion, 1990

Yolen, Jane. Letting Swift River Go, Little Brown, 1992


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A list of nonfiction and fiction books to help children deal with the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.