What Is a Pandemic?
From the Set Pandemics and COVID-19
General information about what a pandemic is, examples of various pandemics throughout history, and ways humanity can fight future pandemics. Additional features include informative captions, interesting factual sidebars, suggested activities, a phonetic glossary, resources for further research, information about the author, and an index.
- What is a Pandemic?
- Pandemics through Time
- How Pandemics Spread
- Fighting Pandemics
- Think about It
- Good News!
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.2|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, 1-color photographs|
A noteworthy review of Pandemics and COVID-19 from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020
Upper elementary students may have many questions about COVID-19. From a discussion of pandemics in general to a reflection on how the virus has changed our world, this series addresses many of those questions. Large images with captions help to support the text, along with additional ‘COVID-19 Fact’ boxes. Vocabulary terms appear in boldface and are defined in the glossary. ‘Think About It’ offers ways for readers to apply what they have learned. A ‘Good News’ section highlights positive happenings, such as the increase in pet adoptions and the daily celebrations for health care workers at shift change. Further reading suggestions are included, and the publisher’s website offers safe links. VERDICT A good source for research or class discussions.
A noteworthy review of Pandemics and COVID-19 from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2020
An absolutely essential and critically timely addition to elementary school, middle school, and community library collections for young readers, ‘Pandemics and COVID-19’ is a new six volume series ($191.70 List/$119.70 S&L) from the people at The Child’s World. The six titles comprising this simply outstanding series include: What Is COVID-19?; How Can I Help During COVID-19?; How Has COVID-19 Changed Our World?; Who Are The COVID-19 Helpers?; What Is ‘A Pandemic?. Each fully illustrated, twenty-four page volume includes informative sidebars, a phonetic glossary, sections featuring positive news on the topic, sources for further research, suggested and thematically relevant web sites, a ’Think About It’ section, a table of contents, and an index. Librarians are seriously advised that if they are working with limited acquisition budgets, to make ‘Pandemics and COVID-19’ a priority acquisition selection choice.
Author: Kara L. Laughlin
Kara L. Laughlin is an artist and writer who lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two guinea pigs, and a dog. She is the author of two dozen nonfiction books for kids.