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NOT Scary Stuff at the Doctor’s Office: Planning A Tear-Free, Fear-Free Adventure Into Healthcare Tana Holmes The doctor’s office becomes a fear-free, tear-free place of fun and fantasy with this book. Endorsed by pediatricians, nurses, and child life specialists, use this book to prepare for your visit, then celebrate that the doctor’s office is NOT SCARY! Beautifully illustrated with bright, stimulating colors and adorable characters. Great for all ages! Amazon
When a Shot Meant a Lot: A Story for Kids About the COVID-19 Vaccine  B.B. Knolls When a Shot Meant a Lot is a children’s picture book about the long-awaited end of the COVID-19 pandemic. After being separated for such a long time, will the vaccine bring our loved ones back together? A story of love and togetherness, even when we’re apart. Includes practical tips for parents to stay safe as life returns to normal. When a Shot Meant a Lot is for parents who support vaccinations and are looking for tools to discuss the experience with their young children. This book is not a science lesson about germs and protection. It’s a tender story for parents to start a conversation about what the vaccine has to offer: a return to normal. Amazon
The Shots Book: A Little Brother’s Superhero Tale Ethan Posard Make the back-to-school doctor visit easier for your child by empowering them with this delightful superhero tale that answers the question, “Why do I have to get a shot?”Sometimes it takes a kid to explain something to another kid. My name is Ethan, I am 17 years old and I wrote The Shots Book, to share what I wish I had known back when I was getting my kindergarten shots. In a superhero story that is easy for children to understand, and based on my real life experiences, I explain how vaccines work, how they protect our own health, and the health of others in our community to empower kids and help make the doctor’s visit easier. Amazon
Sofia and the Shot Sarah Wilson PNP After seeing the magic of children’s books prepare even the most fearful child for a doctor’s visit, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Sarah Wilson was inspired to write Sofia and the Shot as a tool for parents to help their children understand why we give vaccines. Together with beautiful illustrations Sofia and the Shot answers the question every child has been asking since vaccines were invented…why do we have to get shots? The night before her doctor’s appointment, five year old Sofia worries about the shot she knows she’ll have to get. As she drifts off to sleep, Sofia finds herself on an adventure with her trusted guide Mr. Whiskers, who is eager to teach her the history and purpose of vaccines. The pair sail across the ocean learning important lessons about vaccines at each stop they make. By the end of their adventure, Sofia realizes the importance of getting vaccines, and the next day she goes to the doctor’s office prepared to get her shot! Amazon