Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

It’s cold and flu season here in the midwest, but when there are this many cute picture books about the topic, it’s *almost* bearable! As a teacher and mom, I am well aware of how much time our little ones spend at home sniffling and sneezing and slightly miserable during these months ~ why not have a stash of picture books to let the little patient know he is not alone in his misery? Or, for teachers to share with students to welcome in the season and initiate a talk about “when we sneeze, we do it in our sleeve” and all about the hand sanitizer location, etc.

And in the spirit of sick days, today I am honored to be a part of the blog tour for a brand new title from Candlewick (11/7/17 release date) ~ ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO by Katy S. Duffield is absolutely adorable and will be sure to get even the most stuffed up little kiddo giggling. And not only that, the outer space setting is fun to read about even when everyone is healthy!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for the review copy of this title ~ all opinions are my own.

Below this description I have shared more about the author PLUS a giveaway link and a round up of titles to pair it with for those snuffly, sneezy, whiney sick days. You might want to request them all from your library ASAP so you’re ready!

Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you’re a little alien feeling under the weather.

Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on hand to make him feel a little better (not to mention a Milky Way milkshake to help the medicine go down). Even so, the family’s alien pooch, Mars Rover, can’t stand to see his little buddy feeling out of sorts. Can a loyal pup’s funny tricks finally coax a smile?

Related titles

These are all of the “sick day” stories I have already collected in my library and have loved using for storytimes! Can’t wait to add Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! to this collection!


About the Author

Katy Duffield is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five books for children. She lives in Florida with her husband. To learn more, and to download classroom resources, visit katyduffield.com. Twitter: @KatyDuffield

Check out Katy on Pinterest!

K. G. Campbell is the illustrator of Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo and the author-illustrator of Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters. He was born in Kenya, raised in Scotland, and now lives in southern California.

Check out the activity guide too!

TWO giveaway opportunities!!

  1. One grand-prize winner will receive a out-of-this-world alien backpack with a signed copy of Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! along with tissue packs, toy mini aliens, and space pencils.

  2. Ten lucky runners-up will receive a copy of Aliens Get the Sniffles Too!

To enter, click here.

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