Children's Books

    Separation Anxiety

  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (JK-2)
  • When I Miss You by Cornelia Maude Spelman (JK/K)
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (JK-5)
  • A Little Spot of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries by Diane Alber (JK-5)
  • Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (JK-3)
  • Roly Poly Pangolin by Anna Dewdney (JK-3)
  • Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes (JK-3)


    General Anxiety

  • A boy and a bear: The relaxation book by Lori Lite (ages 3-10 ; calming techniques)
  • On Monday when it rained by Cherryl Kachenmeister (ages 4-6; feelings)
  • Wallace's Lists by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik (ages 4-7)
  • Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown (ages 5-7)
  • The handbook for helping kids with anxiety and stress by Tip & Kim Frank
  • On those runaway days by Allison Feigh (personal safety, secrets, safe touch, ages 6-10)
  • Don't Be Afraid to Drop by Julia Cook (ages 5-9)*
  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook (ages 5-11)



  • The worrywarts by Pamela Duncan Edwards (ages 4-7 "what if's")
  • David and the worry beast by Anne Marie Guanci (ages 4-9)
  • Butterflies in my stomach and other school hazards by Serge Bloch (ages 5-6)
  • When my worries get too big! by Kari Dunn Buron
  • Sometimes I worry too much, but now I know how to stop by Dawn Huebner (ages 5-10)
  • What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety by Dawn Huebner (ages 6-12)
  • What to do when you're scared & worried: A guide for kids by James J. Crist (ages 10+)



  • When Lizzie was afraid of trying new things by Inger Maier (age 3-7; self confidence)
  • The affirmation web: A believe in yourself adventure by Lori Lite (ages 3-10; self-confidence)
  • Mirette on the high wire by Emily Arnold McCully (ages 4-8; self-confidence)
  • Just because I am: A child's book of affirmation by Lauren Murphy Payne (ages 3-8)
  • I think, I am! by Louise L. Hay (positive & negative thoughts, ages 3-7)


    Specific Fears

  • Some things are scary by Florence Parry Heide (fears, ages 3-7)
  • Something might happen by Helen Lester (ages 5-8, fears)
  • Courage by Bernard Waber (ages 5-8; fears)
  • Dark and full of secrets by Carol Carrick (fear of shadows, ages 4-8)
  • The ghost-eye tree by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault (ages 4-8, fear of the dark)
  • Thunder cake by Patricia Polacco (ages 4-8; fear of thunder and storms)
  • Brave Irene by William Steig (ages 4-8; bravery, weather)
  • Brave as a mountain lion by Ann Herbst Scott (ages 5-8, stage fright)
  • Left Behind by Carol Carrick (fear of being lost, ages 5-8)
  • Sometimes I'm Scared by Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff (ages 5-10; common fears)