Browse by tag: phobias


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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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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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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Aaaarrgghh, Spider!
Author: Lydia Monks (Author)
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Overcoming fears and phobias associated with spiders.
A lonely spider wants to be the family pet but the family don't like spiders and no matter how hard... read more

Tags: fears, phobias

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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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Eeeek, Mouse!
Author: Lydia Monks
Illustrator: Lydia Monks
How this book may help: his book may help a child who is frightened of mice to see a less threatening side to them.
Mummy spots a mouse in the house, which frightens the entire household except little Minnie, who... read more

Tags: pet, mice, fears, phobias

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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 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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Going to the Dentist (Usborne First Experiences)
Author: Anne Civardi
Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright
How this book may help: Introducing young children to what happens at the dentist, and encouraging them to take good care of their teeth.
Mrs Judd and her two children Jake and Jessie make a visit to the dentist. After playing in the... read more

Tags: treatment, phobias, needles, injections, fears, dentist

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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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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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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

First Experiences Going on a Plane (Usborne First Experiences)
Author: Anne Civardi
Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright
How this book may help: Introduces some typical aspects of going on a family holiday. May help to allay fears of flying, and prepare young children for some of the procedures associated with modern plane travel (such as security checks and safety briefings).
The book, containing Stephen Cartwright's appealing illustrations, simply outlines some common... read more

Tags: fears, holidays, phobias

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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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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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The Very Busy Spider
Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator: Eric Carle
How this book may help: A story that portrays spiders in a positive way. This book may also encourage children to persevere with difficult tasks.
Publisher's summary: "Spinning her web keeps the spider busy all day long. A number of animals try to distract the spider..." read more

Tags: persistence, fears, phobias

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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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Go on an Aeroplane (Topsy & Tim)
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
How this book may help: Provides a practical and positive account of travelling by plane which may reassure a child apprehensive about flying.
Publisher's summary: "In Go on an Aeroplane share Topsy and Tim's aeroplane adventure as they meet the stewardess, the..." read more

Tags: fears, holidays, phobias

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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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