ALSC compiles booklist to help children deal with hurricane disasters

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper


For Immediate Release

September 27, 2005

ALSC compiles booklist to help children deal with hurricane disasters

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has developed a list of recommended books to help children cope with hurricane disasters. The ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee compiled the list, which includes fiction and nonfiction children's titles.


  • 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

The ALSC Web site also has a section dedicated to “Resources to help children deal with the tragic events of September 11, 2001.” This site includes book, Web and other media resources, which were compiled in the wake of the September 11, 2001. While some of the resources deal directly with terrorism, many other resources on this Web site help children deal with the issues of tragedy, separation and loss in general. For more information, visit the ALSC Web site at