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Learning About Vaccines, Pandemics, and COVID-19

Help curious kids learn about the world's response to COVID-19 with this list of books about vaccines, pandemics and epidemics, germ theory, immunology, societal challenges, and human behaviour. Includes books recommended for grades K-12, from picture books to adult nonfiction suitable for senior high school students.

by 49th Teachers · Tagged STEM, vaccines, covid-19, science and technology

It's Catching

The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes

by (author) Jennifer Gardy
illustrated by Josh Holinaty

Soap and Water & Common Sense

The Definitive Guide to Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, and Disease

by (author) Bonnie Henry

Don't Stand So Close to Me

by (author) Eric Walters

Yesterday's Dead

by (author) Pat Bourke

Dear Canada: To Stand on My Own

The Polio Epidemic Diary of Noreen Robertson, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1937

by (author) Barbara Haworth-Attard

Fred & Marjorie

A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin

by (author) Deborah Kerbel
illustrated by Angela Poon

Germy Science

The Sick Truth about Getting Sick (and Staying Healthy)

by (author) Edward Kay
illustrated by Mike Shiell

When Mom's Away

by (author) Layla Ahmad
illustrated by Farida Zaman

What Kids Did

Stories of Kindness and Invention In the Time of COVID-19

by (author) Erin Silver

What Is COVID-19?

Engaging Readers, Level 1

by (author) Alexis Roumanis

Field Notes from a Pandemic

A Journey Through a World Suspended

by (author) Ethan Lou


How a Simple Soap Saved the Day

by (author) Suzanne Belliveau

We Wear Masks

by (author) Marla Lesage

Pandemic Poems

by (author) Philip Resnick

COVID Chronicles

A Comics Anthology

edited by Kendra Boileau & Rich Johnson
contributions by Gene Ambaum, Julio Anta, Ned Barnett, Ken Best, Armond Boudreaux, Eiri Brown, Thi Bui, Maureen Burdock, Roland Burkart, Pavith C, Brian Canini, Jason Chatfield, Lili Chin, Gerry Chow, M.K. Czerwiec, Zack Davisson, Joe Decie, Deloupy, Ignacio Di Meglio, Katy Doughty, Peter Dunlap-Shohl, Sarah Firth, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Garcia, Hatiye Garip, Simon Gentry, Aaron Guzman, Rivi Handler-Spitz, Justin Hansen, Kurt Hathaway, Mark Heinrichs, Natascha Hoffmeyer, Laura Holzman, John Jennings, Kang Jing, Quincy Scott Jones, Scott Jones, Jazmine Joyner, Rob Kirby, Rob Kraneveldt, Jesse Lambert, Kelly Latham, Janet K. Lee, Ajuan Mance, Luis Manriquez, Lee Marrs, Seth C. Martel, Tom K. Mason, Sean Seamus McWhinny, Ben Mitchell, Terry Moore, Eli Neugeboren, Tim Ogline, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Willow Payne, Stephanie Nina Pitsirilos, S.I. Rosenbaum, Jacoby Salcedo, Kay Sohini, Arigon Starr, Emily Steinberg, Jay Stephens, Sage Stossel, Chris Summers, Tamara, Brenna Thummler, Seth Tobocman, Shelley Wall, Ian Williams, Richard You Wu, Zen & Annie Zhu

On Pandemics

Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

by (author) David Waltner-Toews

Sunny Days Inside

and Other Stories

by (author) Caroline Adderson

Volunteers During COVID-19

by (author) Robin Johnson

Our Heroes of COVID-19

by (author) Philip Riggs
edited by Susan Taylor
illustrated by Corey Majeau

Women of the Pandemic

Stories from the Frontlines of COVID-19

by (author) Lauren McKeon

Science Goes Viral

Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday Life

by (author) Joe Schwarcz

Patient Zero (revised edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by (author) Marilee Peters

Pandemics for Babies

by (author) Chris Ferrie, Neal Goldstein & Joanna Suder