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LFA Partners With ChildFund On Natural Disaster Book Series

Library For All has entered an exciting partnership with ChildFund to create a specialised series of books on the topic of natural disasters. The forthcoming Natural Disaster Series will include fiction and non-fiction titles for readers from elementary to upper primary levels. The books will provide useful education around basic science, preparedness and recovery from weather events via engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to capture the attention of young readers.

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An elementary picture book about earthquakes.

With a focus on our current key readerships in the Pacific region, the books will explore earthquakes, volcanoes, droughts, floods, cyclones, storms and fires. For young readers, these phenomena are explained via picture books, with shorter text and relatable imagery to help reinforce an action-oriented response, rather than fear or panic.

Dynamic illustrations capture older readers in LFA’s graphic novels.

For middle to upper primary readers, Library For All is producing a graphic novel series, tapping into the global popularity of this genre. Using ‘comic book’ style imagery and strong narratives, these books place kids in the centre of the action – empowering them to be the ‘superheroes’ of their own responses to disaster. These books also acknowledge trusted information sources, like parents, teachers, local elders or government brochures, as great places to go for further information.

Information books for older and younger readers designed to explain weather events.

At both levels, the series also includes non-fiction information books that explain the science behind natural disasters, along with simple diagrammatic response options. Young readers can enjoy basic explanations and stunning photographs; whilst older readers can benefit from more sophisticated text. These books educate and inform on the key topics, but will also form part of our diverse wider library of literacy resources.

Contact: / 1300 730 935 for more information.

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