Coronavirus Blog: Books about COVID-19 and Pandemics

To help keep our customers informed, we’ve compiled this list of print and electronic books in English, Chinese, and Spanish about the history of pandemics and the current COVID-19 crisis.

To see how Queens Public Library is reopening and responding to COVID-19, visit our reopening landing page. For updates on our COVID-19 response, visit this blog post.


Print Books for Adults

* not available at Queens Public Library


eBooks for Adults


eBooks in Spanish for Adults


eBooks in Chinese for Adults


Books to Read with Children

  • Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friend and Foes by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
  • Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger and Marylin Hafner
  • How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
  • Katie Woo Has the Flu by Fran Manushkin and Tammie Lyons

Posts in This Series

  1. Health Websites and Research Articles on COVID-19
  2. QPL’s COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response (Updated 3/9/23)
  3. Mayor De Blasio Expands Testing Sites Citywide and Opens Mobile Units
  4. At-Home Ways to Keep Your Mind and Body Healthy During The Covid-19 Outbreak
  5. QPLAnywhere: Our Digital Resources