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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

How Do You Explain Coronavirus to Kids?

For parents, figuring out how to explain COVID-19 and its effects on everyday life to their kids is a challenge. So Coronavirus, the children’s book, was born. With the help of friendly illustrations by Alex Scheffler and the guidance of Graham Medley, professor of Infectious Disease Modeling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as other experts, the book describes the pandemic and social distancing in kid-sized language. The publication is a labor of love; everyone involved in producing it donated their time. Download it for free at