Our Books And Our Team Are In the News

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May 9 2021

The best-selling Glen Park author you’ve probably never heard of: Local news story covering our author-illustrator team. 

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April 2, 2021

A dark and stormy day becomes a brightly colored future: Family pens book to help kids cope following Bucks County tornado: Trinka and Sm and the Swirling Twirling Wind are included as an additional resource in this news story about the impact of the tornadoes. 

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February 12, 2021

Gobierno da $20 millones a United Way Puerto Rico para Fortalecer Lucha Contra el Covid-19

$20M Grant Awarded to United Way of Puerto Rico to Fight COVID-19 Trinka y Juan are named as part of the plan to support families in Puerto Rico - "Educational tools, such as, the booklet titled Trinka y Juan, will be used to provide support in dealing with traumatic stress."

You can also read the press release from the Government of Puerto Rico.

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October 30, 2020

‘Don’t Want To Leave Their House’: COVID-19 Fears Crippling Our Kids: Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together is featured in an interview with UC Davis Psychologist Bradi Hawk

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August 5, 2020

Rochester child therapist shares advice on talking to kids about COVID-19: Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka. Sam, and Littletown Work Together is featured as a useful resource in an interview with therapist Betty Lacine.

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July 17, 2020

Livro infantil disponível em inglês e português convida famílias e educadores a falarem sobre as experiências da pandemia: News Article featuring the English and Portuguese versions of our Trinka and Sam COVID-19 story.

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July 14, 2020

Livro infantil convida-o a falar sobre experiências da pandemia: News Article introduces and discussed the Portuguese version of our Trinka and Sam COVID-19 story, 'No combate ao Grande Vírus: Trinka, João e a Comunidade trabalham juntos!'

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May 20, 2020

Resources to help children cope with severe weather: Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind is included as a resource in this news report from Oklahoma.

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March, 26, 2020

Chandra joins Marisa Lagos and KQED Newsroom to talk about the impact of COVID on mental health.

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April 30, 2020

Local psychiatrist says a coloring book can help families better understand the coronavirus: Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown are featured during this news interview with Dr. Pamela McPherson

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March 17, 2020

Keep calm and carry on: Helping children deal with stress about coronavirus: Piplo books recommended as showing coping strategies

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December 5, 2019

Baby  Your Baby:  Parental and infant mental health - Once I Was Very Very Scared recommended as a picture book.

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December 3, 2019

How One Philadelphia After-school Program Works to Be Trauma-informed: Specific activities at Sunrise include use of the book “Once I Was Very Very Scared” with younger children. It’s a jumping-off point for talking about fears and healthy ways to self-soothe

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November 19, 2019

Read for Resilience In this interview, we learn about a reading program that helps children cope with natural disasters. (Once I Was Very Very Scared is included as a book in this program)

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August 6, 2019

Project Helping Young Children Heal Through Books: Once I Was Very Very Scared included as one of their books.

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March 16, 2019

Helping children cope after Hurricane Michael: Once I Was Very Very Scared featured in the news study as a tool to help children talk about their fears.

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March 14, 2019

How pinwheels and Play-Doh could address post-tornado trauma in Lee County. Story featured "Trinka and Sam and the Swirling Twirling Wind," as part of their comfort kits.

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March 6, 2019

Helping children cope after Hurricane Michael: Once I Was Very Very Scared is featured in this news story as a way to help children share their emotions after experiencing the hurricane.

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February 3, 2019

Museum of the North's earthquake exhibit examines the shaky life of Alaska :Trinka and Sam the Day the Earth Shook recommended as a resource.

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November 16, 2017

Where to find supplemental disaster information Trinka and Sam, the Day the Earth Shook is included on the Chronicle's List of supplemental disaster information.

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September 7, 2017

15 Children’s Books on Disasters, Weather and Worry: Once I Was Very Very Scared included as children's book about being scared, anxiety, and coping.

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August 30, 2017

8 Books To Help Children Understand Natural Disasters And Cope With Anxiety: Once I Was Very Very Scared recommended as one of 8 books to help children understand natural disasters and cope with anxiety.

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August 2016

The Power of a Book: The Spanish version of Trinka and Sam the Day the Earth Shook is featured prominently in this edition of El Clima, the Official Peace Corps Ecuador Magazine. The article, page 20-21, details the use of the Trinka y Juan, El Día Que La Tierra Se Movió in Ecuador after the earthquake.

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July 13, 2016

Un cuento por tu sonrisa, plan de ayuda a familias a través de libros. Article about how Trinka y Juan el Dá que la Tierra se Movió will be distributed in Ecuador after the earthquake.

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May 18, 2016

Un cuento para aliviar el terremoto: Describes the dissemination of Trinka y Juan el Día que la Tierra se Movió in Ecuador.

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February 12, 2015

Teaching Children to be Prepare in Emergencies: Trinka and Sam and the Rainy Windy Day and Trinka and Sam the Day the Earth Shook are recommended as resources.