How does one talk with younger children about horrible world situations? How do we share bad news with them?How do we move on post tragedy? These questions are dealt with in the timely picture book, The Breaking News, written & illustrated by Sarah Lynne Reul. In an extremely sensitive way, Reul shows how one family, one community deals with bad news. "This take on post-tragedy response delicately blends respect for sadness and the magnitude of tragedy with an actionable focus on the value of “one small thing” as a response." -(Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
Put this worthwhile book in the back of your head so that you can call on it when, "breaking news," occurs and you have children who are in need of exploring their emotions on the subject.
My students call me "Lori the Librarian." For the past 25 years I have had the best job as School Librarian in the Aaron Kushner Library for grades K-3 at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.