This New Children’s Book Series Is Perfect Pandemic Reading

 This New Children’s Book Series Is Perfect Pandemic Reading

Let’s face it: For families living through the pandemic, life isn’t exactly all sunshine and rainbows right now. And like you, your kids may be craving some relatable reads as they figure out how to navigate one of the strangest times in their lives.

Three Paws by Karen StruckKaren Struck’s book “Three Paws” tells the story of a grizzly bear cub who permanently injures his paw and needs to learn how to live with his new disability. The book is a sweet read and offers tons of valuable lessons about overcoming challenges, finding acceptance, and being a good friend.

The second book in the series, “Three Paws’ New Family,” is hot off the presses. This one covers some excellent ground on friendship, survival skills, unconditional love, and the fact that every family is different.

The language is engaging in the books, and the illustrations are beautiful. The books are particularly popular among readers who love Alaska, as they’re set right in the heart of the Last Frontier. You’ll encounter grizzly bears, Sitka spruce trees, and names like Sockeye and Chinook.

Three Paws New Family by Karen StruckOn her website, the author also offers a downloadable coloring book featuring Three Paws characters and a Spotify playlist.

“The past few weeks have been challenging for kids having to stay home, away from friends,” Struck says. “I hope that the ‘Three Paws’ books and all the fun activities we have put together around them can help parents plan fun days together that also teach kids about lessons like inclusivity, friendship, and embracing the differences of others.”

You can find both of the books (“Three Paws” and “Three Paws’ New Family”) on Amazon. Act fast if you love a deal—“Three Paws” is available to download for 99 cents from June 1 to June 7.

We could all use some good books right now—and these two definitely fit the bill!