Picture Books Library < Feelings < Fear of The Dark
Many young children develop a fear of the dark, vividly imagining sinister things lurking under the bed. As parents it is often our first reaction to tell children that there’s nothing to be scared of, but the fears and feelings are very real to the child. These picture books acknowledge fears and phobias associated with the dark. Some books aim to neutralise fears by promoting darkness as a positive and necessary aspect of the night.