Browse by tag: anxiety


The Monster Who Ate Darkness
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Jimmy Liao
How this book may help: This book elegantly 'neutralises' fear of monsters by portraying a non-threatening (and ultimately caring) one. It also provides a fun and poetic explanation to why darkness is so necessary at night time.
Jo-Jo can't sleep as he thinks a monster may be lurking in the darkness under his bed.... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

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Halibut Jackson
Author: David Lucas
Illustrator: David Lucas
How this book may help: Reassuring anxious or shy children that others experience similar emotions. Providing a positive role model who learns to accept his shyness.
Halibut Jackson is very shy indeed. So shy that he makes himself many different camouflaged outfits... read more

Tags: phobias, fears, anxiety, shyness

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No Matter What
Author: Debi Gliori
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May provide reassurance for an insecure or anxious child that their parents' love for them is unconditional and constant, despite the circumstances. It sensitively reinforces the message that love carries on, even after someone dies.
The key message behind this simple and beautiful book for small children is that the love a parent... read more

Tags: comfort, bereavement, anxiety, death, divorce, emotions, family, father, fears, loss, love, mother, sadness, separation anxiety, serious illness, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5


What Makes Me Happy?
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: May help a child to identify emotions they are experiencing and encourage them to discuss any they feel uncomfortable with. Reassures children that it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.
Each double page spread in this book focuses on a different emotion. The left hand pages show... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, relationships, phobias, monsters, growing up, friends, fears, fear of the dark, family, emotions, diversity, bullying, anxiety, anger, absence, shyness

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Mummy's Lump
Author: Gillian Forrest
Illustrator: Sarah Garson
How this book may help: Providing a reassuring and realistic account which may dispel some of the fears young children have about cancer, the treatments which are given for it and how it affects family life.
This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of Jack and Elly's mum's diagnosis and treatment... read more

Tags: anxiety, cancer, doctor, health, hospital, illness, mother, operation, serious illness, terminal illness, treatment

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Billy Monster's Daymare
Author: Alan Durant
Illustrator: Ross Collins
How this book may help: Exploring common night time fears about monsters under the bed, in cupboards or lurking in shadows. This book may help to explain to a child in a humorous way that lots of people feel the same way. The humour lies in the fact that this book is about a monster having a “daymare” about a child!
Turning the tables on being afraid of monsters, the young monster “Billy” in this story is... read more

Tags: anxiety, fears, nightmares, phobias

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Tappity-Tap What was That?
Author: Claire Freedman
Illustrator: Russell Julian
How this book may help: That by facing our fears they often turn out not to be scary!
Owl, Mouse and Rabbit are friends and have a Very Important Meeting to talk about the Monster of... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, monsters, phobias

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Little By Little
Author: Amber Stewart
Illustrator: Layn Marlow
How this book may help: Showing how, step by small step, confidence can build when learning something new. It may also appeal to a child who is learning how to swim, or is frightened of the water.
Scramble is a young otter who can’t swim. With the help and guidance of his family he starts by... read more

Tags: persistence, fears, anxiety, swimming

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Bella and Monty: A Hairy Scary Night
Author: Alex T.Smith
Illustrator: Alex T.Smith
How this book may help: May comfort a child who is anxious about the dark, spiders, ghosts or monsters, and make them realise they are not alone.
Bella Bones and Monty Mittens are best friends and have lots in common (they both like the colour... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, friends, ghosts, monsters, phobias

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The Happy Book
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: A great starting point for talking about both positive and negative feelings with very young children. This book may gently encourage co-operation and good behaviour.
This charming book contains simply written messages encouraging children to spread happiness to... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, bullying, emotions, environment, exercise, fears, sadness, sharing, tantrums

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Small Bunny's Blue Blanket
Author: Tatyana Feeney
Illustrator: Tatyana Feeney
How this book may help: Young children who have a comfort blanket or other special toy may identify with this story.
Small Bunny LOVES Blue Blanket. He needs it to help him do everyday things like paint good... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort object, comforter, emotions

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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Author: Jayneen L Sanders
Illustrator: Craig Smith
How this book may help: This is a skilfully written and beautifully illustrated book which covers the subject of keeping young children safe from sexual abuse. Written as a tool to help parents, caregivers and teachers broach the subject in a non-threatening way, it sensitively weaves the important facts into a story that young children will find accessible.
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a story about a little boy who is sexually interfered with by... read more

Tags: emotions, anxiety, abuse, strangers

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The Great Big Book of Feelings
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: A child struggling with negative emotions may find great comfort in this sympathetic, entertaining and reassuring book which explores many different feelings: happy, sad, excited, bored, interested, angry, upset, calm, silly, lonely, scared, safe, embarrassed, shy, confident, worried, jealous and satisfied.
The book is presented in bite-size chunks of information which should hold the attention of a child... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, bullying, comfort, death, depression, emotions, fears, friends, hitting, jealousy, loneliness, loss, persistence, phobias, prejudice, sadness, shyness, violence

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The Bedtime Book
Author: Mandy Gurney
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Written by sleep expert Mandy Gurney, this book combines a gentle lullaby-like story with practical advice to help parents settle their children down to sleep.
The first few pages of the book are intended to guide parents through an effective bedtime routine,... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort, comfort object, nightmares

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Critters Cry Too: Explaining Addiction to Children
Author: Anthony Curcio
Illustrator: Anthony Curcio
How this book may help: This clever and sensitively written and illustrated book should be a great comfort for children who are dealing with parents or other loved ones battling a drug addiction.
The book explains addiction in a way children understand, and describes how addiction can make you... read more

Tags: abuse, anxiety

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The Huge Bag of Worries
Author: Virginia Ironside
Illustrator: Frank Rodgers
How this book may help: A good starting point to encourage children to discuss their anxieties and fears. It may also help children to realise that many children suffer with anxiety.
Jenny has been worrying a lot lately, about a lot of different things. Is she getting too fat? ... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears, nightmares

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Get Well Soon
Author: Charlotte Hudson
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Allaying fears children may have when a loved one is sick and needs to spend time in hospital.
Wobbly Fang comes down to breakfast one morning and wonders where his mummy is. His Daddy explains... read more

Tags: serious illness, relationships, operation, illness, hospital, family, anxiety, treatment

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Under the Bed
Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Ben Cort
How this book may help: Ghosts and monsters, fear of the dark, bedtime.
This rhyming book describes all the various beasts, dragons and other monsters that live under the... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, fears, ghosts, monsters, nightmares

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Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: May comfort a child who is experiencing bad dreams or who is afraid of the dark.
Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep as she's worried she may have a bad dream. Big brother... read more

Tags: nightmares, fears, fear of the dark, brother, anxiety, phobias, sibling, sister

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Always and Forever
Author: Alan Durant
Illustrator: Debi Gliori
How this book may help: Comforting children who have experienced bereavement or other loss and providing gentle reassurance that over time their pain will ease.
Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare live happily together in their house in the woods. But soon Fox falls... read more

Tags: emotions, bereavement, anxiety, terminal illness

Average reader rating:

 5 out of 5

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Barbara Firth
How this book may help: Soothing fears of the dark, encouraging young children to settle down for the night.
Little Bear is afraid of the dark. Big bear reassures and comforts him by fetching lanterns and... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

Average reader rating:

 4 out of 5

The Monster Bed
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Susan Varley
How this book may help: Reassuring children who are afraid of the dark or anxious about monsters.
Dennis doesn't want to go to sleep because he's frightened that there might be something under his... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, monsters, nightmares, phobias

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Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
Author: Emily Gravett
Illustrator: Emily Gravett
How this book may help: A child may recognise some of his own fears on the pages of this book, and feel like he is 'less alone' with them. Provides a good starting point for a conversation on phobias and anxieties.
Beautifully illustrated, this book explores Little Mouse’s fears using delicate and intricate... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

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Worried Arthur
Author: Joan Stimson
Illustrator: Jan Lewis
How this book may help: May be reassuring to children who suffer from anxiety and help them to realise that others have similar experiences.
Arthur the penguin is a worrier. He worries about not gowing tall enough, he worries about his hair... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, father, single parent

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Little Princess - I Don't Want to Go to Bed
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Helping children to understand why it's important to go to bed on time.
The Little Princess doesn't want to go to bed, and doesn't see why she should have to when she's... read more

Tags: phobias, monsters, fears, anxiety

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Little Princess - I Want My Light On!
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: May help to neutralise a fear of ghosts and the dark.
The Little Princess doesn't like her light to be turned off at bedtime because she's scared of... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, fears, ghosts, monsters

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Chill
Author: Carol Thompson
Illustrator: Carol Thompson
How this book may help: Acknowledges that everyday situations may give rise to negative emotions in young children. The story offers some practical suggestions that young children can use to ease anxiety and frustration, such as deep breathing.
Dolly the young pig sometimes like to play alone and sometimes play with her best friend Jack... read more

Tags: sharing, sadness, friends, emotions, co-operation, behaviour, anxiety, anger, stubbornness, tantrums

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I'm Worried (Your Feelings)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Helping children come to terms with the feelings of anxiety and exploring ways to alleviate their suffering. The book also touches upon the subjects of road safety and hospitals.
The little girl in this book describes how she feels when she is worried ("Like a dog that can't... read more

Tags: emotions, anxiety, fears, hospital, operation

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Silly Billy
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
How this book may help: Acknowledges childhood anxiety and suggests a simple, practical way to alleviate it.
Billy worries a lot and can't sleep. He goes to stay with Grandma and she solves the problem by... read more

Tags: anxiety, fears

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The Worry Monster
Author: Caroline Uff
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: This book may help children come to terms with childhood worries and encourage them to admit mistakes and tell the truth.
Sally 'accidentally' eats all the chocolate cake, and rather than admit it, she blames her beloved... read more

Tags: anxiety, lying, telling the truth

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Dad David, Baba Chris and Me
Author: Ed Merchant
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: May help and support children who are being parented by gay men. Encourages an appreciation of, and acceptance of, same-sex parents, and shows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Promotes a positive view of gay relationships.
Seven-year-old Ben has a pretty ordinary life in all respects but one: he has three dads. 'Baba... read more

Tags: multicultural, friends, father, emotions, diversity, being different, anxiety, anger, adoption, prejudice

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Why Are You So Sad: A Child's Book About Parental Depression
Author: Beth Andrews
Illustrator: Nicole Wong
How this book may help: This book is written especially for a child who has a parent suffering from depression.
The book explains how depression is a problem with the way you feel, and that mums and dads don't... read more

Tags: mother, mental illness, illness, hospital, father, family, depression, anxiety, sadness

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Tommy's Dad
Author: Emma Randle-Caprez
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
How this book may help: Informing and comforting children who have a loved one in prison
In this sensitive story, Tommy Puddle returns from school one day to find out that his Dad isn't at... read more

Tags: absence, anxiety, father, loss, separation

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Dippy's Sleepover
Author: Jane Clarke
Illustrator: Mary McQuillan
How this book may help: Reassuring children that bed wetting is normal, and gently preparing them for a night away from home.
Dippy the Dinosaur wets the bed, he has a sleepover arranged with his friend Spike but doesn't want... read more

Tags: anxiety

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Claydon Was a Clingy Child
Author: Cressida Cowell
Illustrator: Cressida Cowell
How this book may help: A light-hearted introduction to the concept of independence. May reassure a child who feels anxious about their safety when away from their parents.
Claydon was a very clingy child. He preferred to stay in the place he thought was the safest in the... read more

Tags: absence, anxiety, mother

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Best Bear
Author: Emma Dodd
Illustrator: Emma Dodd
How this book may help: Great for any child that has a special bear to comfort them through the night as the book illustrates how together they can overcome a fear of the dark.
The little boy in this book is getting ready for bed having packed up his toys and climbed up the... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort, fear of the dark, fears, phobias

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Boo to the Who in the Dark
Author: Joyce Dunbar
Illustrator: Sarah Messine
How this book may help: Showing that when faced, fears aren’t as bad as they seem.
Long Nose and Little Legs are the best of friends but Long Nose is so afraid of the dark he... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, fears, friends

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I Feel Bullied (Your Feelings)
Author: Jen Green
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
A very clear look at how being bullied may make someone find it hard to eat, sleep, feel like their... read more

Tags: hitting, fears, bullying, anxiety, violence

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Back to School Tortoise
Author: Lucy M. George
Illustrator: Merel Eyckerman
How this book may help: It shows how even though we all worry about situations, they usually turn out to be a lot more fun than we first thought.
After a lovely summer holiday Tortoise is going back to school, on his way he worries about... read more

Tags: anxiety, confidence, friends, school

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Giraffes Can't Dance
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
How this book may help: The story would be a good starting point for a discussion on self-esteem and persistence, or the positive side of being different. It also has an anti-bullying/acceptance message.
Gerald was a very self-conscious giraffe; he was painfully aware of his gangly legs which made him... read more

Tags: anxiety, being different, bullying, confidence, diversity, emotions, loneliness, persistence, prejudice, sadness, shyness

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Whay Do I Feel Scared? A First Look At Being Brave
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harkar
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book explores what it means to be brave and defines bravery in many different forms (including standing up for yourself and others, and trying new things).
The book explains that bravery is a choice you make rather than something you are born with.... read more

Tags: anxiety, behaviour, being different, growing up, persistence, phobias

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Ready Steady Ghost!
Author: Elizabeth Baguley
Illustrator: Marion Lindsay
How this book may help: By tapping into children's emotions of feeling small in a big world. Children who are afraid of ghosts may be comforted by the central character, Bertie: a very friendly phantom!
Bertie is a little ghost who wishes he was as good at haunting as the big ghosts. However, he finds... read more

Tags: anxiety, fear of the dark, fears, ghosts

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Don't Panic, Annika!
Author: Juliet Clare Bell
Illustrator: Jennifer E Morris
How this book may help: This entertaining story contains some simple techniques that anxious children could use to stay calm.
Annika is a panicker! She panics when she drops a toy in the fishpond. She panics when her coat zip... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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Princess and the Castle
Author: Caroline Binch
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Step-Father Overcoming Fears
Genevieve, her mother and brother live in a little harbour-side house. Following her father's... read more

Tags: anxiety, bereavement, death, family, fears, loss

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Beegu
Author: Alexis Deacon
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A story for anyone who has ever felt lonely, lost and unloved
Beegu's spaceship is stranded on earth and she is lost and alone. She meets lots of strange... read more

Tags: anxiety, being different, diversity, friends, loneliness, sadness, separation anxiety

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Was It the Chocolate Pudding - A Story for Little Kids About Divorce
Author: Sandra Levins
Illustrator: Bryan Langdo
How this book may help: This is a story about divorce. It provides information which will be useful to parents and families everywhere.
When a little boy's parents divorce, he worries that it might be because he and his brother smeared... read more

Tags: anxiety, divorce, family, separation, separation anxiety

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It Hurts When I Poop
Author: Howard J. Bennett
Illustrator: M.S. Weber
How this book may help: A story for children who are scared to use the potty.
Ryan is scared to use his potty because he is afraid it is going to hurt. Ryan's visit to the... read more

Tags: anxiety, health, potty

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I Don't Want To Talk About It
Author: Jeannie Franz Ransom
Illustrator: Katherine Kunz Finney
How this book may help: For children whose parents are getting divorced
A little girl's parents tell her they are getting divorced, but she doesn't want to talk about it.... read more

Tags: anxiety, divorce, family

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Let My Colors Out
Author: Courtney Filigenzi
Illustrator: Shennan Persani
How this book may help: This book is published by the American Cancer Society to help young children of cancer patients
When his mother is diagnosed with cancer, a little boy uses colours to express his emotions. He... read more

Tags: anxiety, cancer, emotions, sadness, serious illness

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Clouds and Clocks - A Story For Children Who Soil
Author: Matthew Galvin, M.D.
Illustrator: M.S. Weber
Andy lives with his mum and grandad, but when grandad is hospitalised the worry causes Andy to... read more

Tags: anxiety, grandparent

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Why Are You So Scared?
Author: Beth Andrews
Illustrator: Katherine Kirkland
How this book may help: Children who have parents suffering from PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This is an information book for children explaining clearly some of the facts about PTSD and... read more

Tags: depression, anxiety, fears

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When My Worries Get Too Big!
Author: Karl Dunn Buron
Illustrator:
How this book may help: A relaxation book for children who live with anxiety published by the Autism Asperger Publishing Company
The little boy in the book explains his anxieties in terms of numbers: at 1 he is fine, at 5 he is... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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Morris and the Bundle of Worries
Author: Jill Seeney
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Helping children to overcome worries by sharing their problems and fears
Morris fills his bedroom with worries - squiggly, thorny, spiky worries, all of which prevent him... read more

Tags: anxiety, emotions, fears

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Where is Poppy's Panda?
Author: Michelle Bell
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Children coping with loss/transition/change and continuity
Poppy's Panda has gone missing - where can he be? Poppy remembers all the times her Panda has been... read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort object, loss

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The Most Precious Present in the World
Author: Becky Edwards
Illustrator: Louise Comfort
How this book may help: Adoption - loss, separation and belonging. May also support children who are asking questions and have mixed feelings about their adoption.
Mia wonders why her eyes are brown while her dads are blue, and why she has curly brown hair when... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, emotions, family

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Spark Learns To Fly
Author: Judith Foxon
Illustrator: Rachel Fuller
How this book may help: Issues of foster caring and domestic violence
Spark and his little sister live happily with their parents until mum and dad start fighting. When... read more

Tags: anxiety, family, foster, violence

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Dennis Duckling
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Fostering/Adoption
Dennis Duckling and his little sister can no longer be looked after by their own parents and need... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, family, fears, foster, friends, sadness, separation anxiety

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Dennis and the Big Decisions
Author: Paul Sambrooks
Illustrator: Tommaso Loverte Tani
How this book may help: Foster Care
Continues the story of Dennis Duckling and his foster care placement. The book looks at the range... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, depression, emotions, family, foster, separation, separation anxiety

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Josh and Jaz have three mums
Author: Heidi Argent
Illustrator: Amanda Wood
How this book may help: Adoption, Same Sex Parenting
Josh and Jaz are adopted by two mums and they worry that children in their class will laugh at... read more

Tags: adoption, anxiety, being different, family

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But Martin
Author: June Counsel
Illustrator: Neal Layton
How this book may help: Difference/Friendship/Fitting In
Four very different children arrive at school expecting an ordinary day but then Martin, the... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, being different, anxiety, school

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Fly, Chick, Fly
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: Anxious children may be comforted by this book
A little owl refuses to fly. Her brother and sister have left the nest but there is a lot to fear... read more

Tags: anxiety, confidence, growing up

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Little Beaver and the Big Front Tooth
Author: Amy MacDonald
Illustrator: Sarah Fox Davies
How this book may help: For children with a 'wobbly' tooth
Little Beaver fears that without his big front tooth he will no longer be a beaver. He asks the... read more

Tags: anxiety, growing up, losing a tooth, teeth

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Little Penguin Lost
Author: Tracey Corderoy
Illustrator: Gavin Scott
How this book may help: Providing comfort for children who have lost a favourite toy
Plip the Penguin loses his favourite toy and it seems like the end of the world. The little penguin... read more

Tags: fears, anxiety, loss

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Eric!...the Hero?
Author: Christopher Wormell
Illustrator: Christopher Wormell
How this book may help: Any child who sometimes feels less intelligent, less capable and less successful than others will be heartened by the story of Eric who isn’t much good at anything but turns out to be a hero.
Dramatic illustrations, fairy-tale setting, a friendly narratorial voice and effective use of... read more

Tags: anxiety, autism, bullying, confidence, emotions, fears, loneliness, monsters, prejudice

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Leave Me Alone
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: This picture book shows how a group of friends can stand together to stop bullying. It accurately reflects how sad and lonely a child can feel who is being bullied.
Friendly animals try to help a sad boy sitting alone but his response to them is "leave me alone".... read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, friends, sadness

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Bug and Bear
Author: Ann Bonwill
Illustrator: Layn Marlow
How this book may help: Children struggle at times to negotiate the ups and downs of friendship. This book reassures young children that though their friends may not always be in the mood to play with them, their friendship still endures.
Bear is not in the mood to play. She wants a nap. Bug wants to play and will not take no for an... read more

Tags: anxiety, co-operation, emotions, friends, relationships

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The Tunnel
Author: Anthony Browne
Illustrator: Anthony Browne
How this book may help: Siblings frequently struggle to get along. This book will help brothers and sisters recognise the love that underlies their sometimes fraught relationship.
Rose and Jack do not like doing any of the same things and argue all the time when they are... read more

Tags: anxiety, brother, co-operation, family, friends, relationships, sister

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Walter and the No-Need-to-Worry Suit
Author: Rachel Bright
Illustrator: Rachel Bright
How this book may help: Although childhood is supposed to be a carefree time of no responsibilities in fact many children do worry about anything from friendships to sports day.
Walter is also a worrier and when he finds that he has been entered in three events in the... read more

Tags: anxiety, exercise, friends

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Alone in the Forest
Author: Gita Wolf, Andrea Anastasio
Illustrator: Bhajju Shyam
How this book may help: Anxious children will be comforted by its story of irrational fears which turn out to be nothing but a trick of the mind.
When Musa ventures into the forest to fetch firewood for his sick mother his confidence quickly... read more

Tags: anxiety

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Monster in the Hood
Author: Steve Antony
Illustrator: Steve Antony
How this book may help: This story tackles the fear of the unknown, and helps a child to consider that situations they might initially think are scary can turn out to be harmless, and even enjoyable. It also challenges prejudice.
Three friends (Sammi Squirrel, Henri Hedgehog and Marvin Mouse) have all heard about the “Monster... read more

Tags: prejudice, monsters, friends, fears, being different, anxiety

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All Kinds of Fears: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Author: Emma Brownjohn
Illustrator: All Kinds of Fears: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Publisher's summary: "Most of us, no matter what race or culture, fear something at some time. This book for small..." read more

Tags: multicultural, fears, fear of the dark, emotions, anxiety, phobias

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Little Princess - I Want My Mum
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher's summary: "All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little..." read more

Tags: anxiety, fears, mother, separation anxiety

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Emily Brown and the Thing
Author: Cressida Cowell
Illustrator: Neal Layton
Publisher's summary: "In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and..." read more

Tags: anxiety, comfort object, fear of the dark, monsters

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All Kinds of Feelings: a Lift-the-Flap Book
Author: Emma Brownjohn
Illustrator: Emma Brownjohn
Publisher's summary: "Everyone has different feelings all of the time. One minute you may feel happy - and the next..." read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, emotions, fear of the dark, fears, phobias, sadness

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Sammy the Elephant and Mr Camel
Author: Joyce C. Mills
Illustrator: Marcy Ramsey
How this book may help: Provides encouragement and support for children trying to overcome bedwetting, and acknowledges the emotions associated with this.
Publisher's summary: "Sammy The Elephant and Mr. Camel is a gently empowering book for children who have trouble staying..." read more

Tags: anxiety

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Let's Talk: Lost and Found
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Illustrator: Marta Fabrega
How this book may help: This book acknowledges how frightening it can be for a child who gets lost in a public place. It encourages children and parents to decide on a safe meeting place in advance.
Publisher's summary: "Lost and Found tells the story of a child who gets lost in a crowd of strangers. But she is lucky,..." read more

Tags: anxiety

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Let's Talk: Have you got a Secret?
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Illustrator: Marta Fabrega
How this book may help: The situations explained in this book help children to distinguish between good and bad secrets and encourage communication between the child reader and an adult.
Publisher's summary: "Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep, for example a surprise birthday gift for..." read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, sadness, violence

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