On the News: Our First Talk about Tragedy

Jillian Roberts (Author) Jane Heinrichs (Illustrator)

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
Orca Book Publishers
Publish Date
September 04, 2018
10.4 X 8.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, associate professor and parent. Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts has had her work published in the New York Times and theToronto Sun, is a regular contributor to HuffPost and Global News. Her bestselling Just Enough series of children's books was released in 2015 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. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and the illustrator for The World Around Us series and the Princess Angelica series with Orca. 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.


"An accessible, honest conversation starter that is a must-have purchase for all school and public library collections. Highly Recommended."--CM Magazine
"Well-intentioned, ambitious and heartfelt."--Kirkus Reviews
&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
"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
"A timely introduction to, and conversation starter on, tough current events for children. Hand to counselors and caregivers."--School Library Journal
"Purposeful but effective."--The Horn Book Online