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On the News

Our First Talk About Tragedy

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

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On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip them to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news.
The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in a way that is accessible. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

About the Authors

Jillian Roberts

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, professor and parent. She earned her PhD at age twenty-six, became one of the youngest associate professors at the University of Victoria at thirty-two and shortly after became the associate dean of the Faculty of Education. During this time Dr. Roberts built one of Victoria, British Columbia's most successful child-psychology practices. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts has had her work published in the New York Times and the Toronto Sun, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Global News, and has been interviewed by The Tyee and the CBC. Her bestselling Just Enough series of children's books was released in 2016 to international acclaim. In early 2017 Dr. Roberts co-founded FamilySparks to offer families a supportive, resource-rich community to help them navigate our increasingly complicated world.
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Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. Her art can be seen in the World Around Us nonfiction series and the Princess Angelica series in the Orca Echoes line of early chapter books. She starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. Jane lives in the UK with her family.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets Honourable Mention
Editorial Reviews

"An accessible, honest conversation starter that is a must-have purchase for all school and public library collections. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"This book handles a sensitive topic with kindness, compassion, and empathy…A good beginning look at how to broach a complicated topic that's filled with positivity and hope."

— Booklist

“Purposeful but effective.”

— The Horn Book Online

"A timely introduction to, and conversation starter on, tough current events for children. Hand to counselors and caregivers."

— School Library Journal

&quotThis picture book fills a gap in how to address tragedy and disasters with young children…Terrorism and man-made disasters are addressed in a humanizing way. Emphasis is provided throughout on resilience and positivity.&quot

— School Library Connection

"Well-intentioned, ambitious and heartfelt."

— Kirkus Reviews

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