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In a recent issue of Shelf Awareness, children’s editor Jennifer M. Brown wrote about comfort books — books that will help children, teens and even adults find feelings of comfort in times of tragedy, grief and loss. The past few months have brought wave after wave of unthinkable tragedies for people worldwide. People often tend to wallow in the misfortune of these events and pour over the details. And when this happens, it is a major sign that it’s time to look to better times and find a way to cope. Create new memories for your children and instill these comforting feelings for the first time. Or, for teens and adults, harken back to a time when the world was simpler and safety and comfort included a cup of hot cocoa and warm blanket. Comfort books can help us all escape from the world’s harshness while reinforcing that we can create our own safety and comfort by simply reading a book. This is one of the very reasons that I created this blog and decided to share my love of all things literary with the world: the ability to escape, to recreate, to embellish — in a healthy way. And so, inspired by Ms. Brown’s post, here are Chloe Parker’s Top 5 Best Comfort Books!