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2021 Children’s Books About the COVID-19 Pandemic

Now that we’re fully into 2021, more books that talk about the coronavirus pandemic are starting to pop up. There’s fiction, nonfiction, middle grade, and books for the earliest of readers.

Here are all the ones I could find coming out in 2021. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Julie Harrison says

    “Windows” by Patrick Guest and Jonathan Bentley

    Thanks for the list!

  2. Hi, Travis. I have an upcoming YA novel called I’m Good and Other Lies in which a teen girl deals with an addict parent, a soul-crushing part-time job and a heartbreak–the effects of which are all compounded by quarantine. I believe it will be the first North American YA novel featuring a teen dealing with the mental health effects of lockdown. The publisher is DCB, an independent Canadian press that also distributes into the U.S. The book will have a fall release in Canada and a winter release in the U.S. It’s being fast-tracked, so no cover just yet!