Hurricane season is upon us and Irene, barreling up the East Coast, won’t let us forget it. 

Another storm I hope we never forget is Hurricane Katrina. For all that was lost this fateful week six years ago, let us always remember the solidarity of citizens, the help that can be given, the hope that can be shared and the determination of the people of that historic and legendary city.


With any natural disaster, there is always the question of how to communicate what happened and why it is important to share the events with the little ones in our lives. It’s not always easy, but we must communicate the past to the budding citizens of our future. 

Myron Uhlberg’s A Storm Called Katrina gives parents, teachers and librarians a wonderful format with which to sensitively introduce what happened to those who don’t remember and to help make sense of it for those who do. Below are some of the reviews of the book–please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like a review copy.

New Orleans, you’re in our thoughts and hearts this week! 

Click here to download a free classroom discussion guide and fact sheet. 

Critical Acclaim:

“Can the enormity of a large-scale tragedy like 9/11, the Japanese tsunami or Hurricane Katrina be conveyed to school-age children without frightening them? How to describe the emotional toll without imposing a burden? It’s a difficult balance. But it’s one that the writer Myron Uhlberg and the illustrator Colin Bootman strike gracefully” –New York Times
“…Readers are in for a deeply personal and sometimes uncomfortable look at a disaster whose ramifications are still being felt…” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“…Simple, affecting prose and intricate, inspired paintings make this one worth sharing for sure…” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Blog Reviews: 

An Abundance of Books
Book Dads
Books of Wonder and Wisdom
The Eclectic Reader
The Happy Nappy Bookseller
Let’s Go on a Picnic! 
Mysteries, etc.
A Patchwork of Books
Read It Again, Mom!
Recycle Your Reads
Waking Brain Cells