A Note from Our Team: When the Covid19 pandemic began, we knew it would mean big changes for EPH. A small press barely having launched, the unique challenges of the pandemic forced us to adapt and rethink what it meant to create resources to support communities. We understand how important it is to support families during this time and to make information accessible, even to the youngest minds. We wanted to spark age appropriate conversations about the pandemic through an engaging medium that would help children understand, adapt to, and cope with Covid19 developments. By working with a team of experts across various medical, artistic, and scientific fields, we hoped to help combat the spread of misinformation. In the spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration, we have worked with architects, chemist, poets, physical therapists, public health experts, and medical students (to name a few) to create timely and effective narratives.
From the imaginations of public health specialist Sarah Legare and animator Frank Pichel comes Quarantine Cat, a quirky kitten coping with change in the face of a pandemic. With bold colors and a retro flair, this rhyming resource is perfect for children ages 4-8. Alongside Quarantine Cat, kids will learn to identify preventive health measures, engage in safe practices, and exercise emotional awareness during a trying and uncertain time.
Join young Sarah, the daughter of healthcare workers, as she embarks on an adventure from home with her friend, Plant Pru. Together, they learn how to protect themselves from a dangerous army of germs. We Did it Together is a vibrant children’s book that weaves a story of hope during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. Sarah’s story is the first book from architect & illustrator Kamala Nair.
This title is available in print and as an eBook on Amazon.
Written by medical school students, this whimsical rhyming book follows young Hedgehog Henry Penri as he encounters the event of a lifetime: a pandemic of laughter fits sweeping across his little town. The story of Henry the Hedgehog and the Hysterical Hullabaloo is an extended metaphor for the COVID-19 pandemic that has shaped every aspect of our lives in the past year. This book provides a chance to unpack tough-to-tackle topics as pandemics, disease spread, social distancing, and hygiene practices in a fun and friendly format. Shae and Dora, Henry Penri’s creators, envisioned this book as a catalyst of educational conversations to help young minds process changes around them during uncertain times.
This title is available in print and as en eBook on Amazon. It is also available through Barnes and Noble, Target, and is available to stock through your local bookstores on request!
Coming Saturday, February 27!
When a group of virus cells invades young Talia’s body, her immune system launches into action. Talia’s T Cells, a team of heroic fighters, embark on an exciting journey to defend their home against the virus and help Talia heal. Written by a neuroscientist and physical therapist and illustrated by a lifelong artist, this book introduces key concepts of immunology in an unforgettable adventure story. Drawing on the importance of interdisciplinary teaching tools, Talia and the Tiny T Cells is a resource designed to make science accessible even to the youngest minds.
This title will be available in print and as an eBook!
- Dani Stays Home
- A Bat’s Eye View: Vectors & Viruses
What’s next for EPH?
As of now, EPH is a team primarily consisting of college students with ranging areas of expertise. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to create Covid19 resources, but looking forward, we are preparing to shift gears. Our next project will be content generated internally to the EPH team. Our goal is a serialized set of stories written under a collective pseudonym. In the spirit of our mission, we are choosing to be transparent about the collaborative nature of of this project. We believe that the project will benefit greatly from the influence of multiple perspectives and academic disciplines. While the practice of creating serialized stories (as a team) under a pen name certainly pre-date EPH, we believe that shifting the paradigm to provide transparency regarding our creative process will showcase the magic of interdisciplinary collaboration.