Pandemic Stories of Children All Over The World

PBS Kids presents an all star author reading of personal stories written by children from all over the world about their pandemic experiences. 

Curated and conceived by author Kelly Yang and read by authors Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jeff Kinney, Jasmine Warga, Meg Medina, Jacqueline Woodson, Margarita Engle, Stuart Gibbs, and Kelly Yang.

It is an unforgettable, emotional event of reading, as beloved award-winning children’s book authors read real pandemic stories submitted by real kids! 

Order the authors selected books below.

 
 
New from Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488304
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a poignant middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience as an Asian American boy fights to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans’s mom makes t


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Paradise on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

BCALA 2021 Best of the Best Book

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change

 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother.


Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749155
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Published: Amulet Books - October 26th, 2021

An instant #1 USA TodayWall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! 

In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix.


After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it come


The Shape of Thunder Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062956682
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

An extraordinary new novel from Jasmine Warga, Newbery Honor–winning author of Other Words for Home, about loss and healing—and how friendship can be magical.

Cora hasn’t spoken to her best friend, Quinn, in a year.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


The Year We Learned to Fly Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399545535
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 4th, 2022

Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence.


Rima's Rebellion: Courage in a Time of Tyranny Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534486935
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

An inspiring coming-of-age story from award-winning author Margarita Engle about a girl falling in love for the first time while finding the courage to protest for women’s right to vote in 1920s Cuba.

Rima loves to ride horses alongside her abuela and Las Mambisas, the fierce women veterans who fought during Cuba’s wars for independence.


Once Upon a Tim Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs in this first book in a hilarious, highly illustrated new middle grade series about a peasant boy who wants to be a knight, perfect for fans of Max & the Midknights.

Tim is just a peasant, but he dreams big. He wants more out of life than to grow up to be a woodsman like his father.