March 27, 2017

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Kid Lit Authors, Illustrators Visit Sandy Hook Elementary School

Back Row:

Alan Katz, Bruce Degen, Tad Hills, Katie Davis, Vincent Kirsch, Bob Shea, Meghan McCarthy

Front Row:

Susan Hood, Mike Rex, Tracy Dockray, Marc Tyler Nobleman, Daniel Kirk

The children of the Sandy Hook Elementary School were visited by 12 children’s authors and illustrators on Tuesday, the school’s first assembly in its new building following the December 14, 2012 shooting that took the lives of 26 children and staff at the school.

Why Did It Happen? Books to Help Kids Cope with Tragedy

Black Rabbit on paint drizzled background

While there are no books that specifically address the events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, there are a few titles that will ease young fears and offer listeners hope. Here you’ll find a few recommendations from School Library Journal’s Book Review staff.