Out now: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children

This hugely popular free information book explains the coronavirus to children aged five to 10, with illustrations by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Written with the expert guidance of Professor Graham Medley from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it helps to provide clear information about the effects of virus, and why everyone is talking about it. The book has been downloaded over one million times since it was launched!

Watch the book being read aloud by Hugh Bonneville star of Paddington and Downton Abbey. You can also download a copy. 

The book answers key questions in simple appropriate language:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?