Disaster Resources - University of Illinois Extension

Children's Literature on Floods and Natural Disasters

Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D.
University of Missouri

Reading about floods, understanding what causes floods, and talking about natural disasters in general will help children who have experienced a flood to communicate their feelings and fears. Through thoughtful questioning, children can be guided to relate their own experiences to those of the characters in the books. Here are some suggested children's books that can be ordered through interlibrary loan from your local library:

August 1993
Email: Pikel@ext.missouri.edu

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