News images of the recent tsunami may leave children with more questions than answers. Some children will be courious, while others may be dealing with fear. Luckily, in both cases sharing information is the key that will support their needs.
Tsunami! by Kimiko Kajikawa
Illustrated in stunning collage by Caldecott winner Ed Young, here is the unforgettable story of how one man's simple sacrifice saves hundreds of lives, in this extraordinary celebration of both the power of nature and the power each individual holds within.
A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer
When the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami separates a young African hippopotamus from his mother, he finds a new snuggle partner in Mzee the giant tortoise. Based on a true story.
Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison
In 2004 tsunamis in the Indian Ocean swept over entire islands, wiping some of them completely off the map and killing more than 230,000 people. Unfortunately, tsunamis like these cannot be stopped, but they can be better understood.
What causes these huge waves to form? How can they be detected? And what can be done to alert people that these fast-moving waves are approaching? As author and illustrator Taylor Morrison explains, ever since a deadly tsunami hit Hawaii in 1946, scientists have been hard at work, developing the first Seismic Sea Wave Warning System and studying these powerful waves in hopes of saving lives by decreasing false alarms and by reacting with greater speed and accuracy to real threats.
Tsunami: Helping Each Other by Ann Morris
In cooperation with UNICEF, Millbrook Press has created this poignant photographic journey of a family in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami. A portion of the proceeds of each book sold will go to the tsunami relief effort. The devastation of the recent Tsunami affects everyone, including children. Ann Morris and UNICEF photographer Heidi Larson traveled to the region of Thailand hit by the recent Tsunami to tell the story of a family before and after the event. The book discusses the family's experience during the storm and the chaos immediately following. But the focus is on what life was like immediately after the disaster: coping with loss; the availability of food, shelter, and clothing; post-flood disease control; and the children's attempt at re-entry into elementary school life.