Fear, General: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 3 to 8

  • A Safe Place Called Home; by Eileen Spinelli; Marshall Cavendish, 2001
  • Brave Mouse; by Michaela Morgan and Michelle Cartlidge; Albert Whitman & Co, 2006
  • Feeling Afraid; by Joy Berry; illustrated by Maggie Smith;Scholastic Inc., 2001
  • Freddie's Fears; by Hilary Robinson; Watts, 2001
  • I'm Scared; by Elizabeth Crary, Jean Whitney (illustrator); Parenting Press, 1996
  • Lily Takes a Walk; by Satoshi Kitamura; Econ-Clad, 1999
  • Lizzy and Skunk; by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; Dorling Kindersley, 2000
  • Scaredy Squirrel; by Melanie Watt, Kids Can Press, 2006
  • The Monster Bed; by Jeanne Willis; Demco, 1999
  • The Way I Feel; by Janan Cain; Parenting Press, 2004
  • There's a Nightmare in My Closet; by Mercer Mayer; Econ-Clad Books, 1999
  • Waffle; by Christopher Raschka, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001
  • Wemberly Worried; by Kevin Henkes; Greenwillow Books, 2000
  • When I Feel Afraid; by Cheri Meiners; Free Spirit Publishing, 2003
  • When I Feel Scared; by Cornelia Spelman; Albert Whiteman & Co., 2002
  • When I'm Feeling Scared; written and illustrated by Tracey Moroney; Gingham Dog Press, 2006

Ages 7 to 10

  • Be the Boss of Your Stress; by Timothy Culbert and Rebecca Kojander; Free Spirit Press, 2007
  • Pushed Through Storms of Fear; by Theodore Palton; Writers Club Press, 2002
  • What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety; by Dawn Heubner; Magination Press, 2005
  • What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: a Guide for Kids; by James Crist; Free Spirit, 2004
  • When I Feel Afraid; by Cheri Meiners; Free Spirit Publishing, 2003

Books for Adults

  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias; by Tamar Chansky; Broadway Bks, 2004
  • Help for Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear; by Cynthia Last; Guilford Press, 2006
  • Listening to Fear: Helping Kids Cope, From Nightmares to the Nightly News; by Steven Marans; Owl Books/Holt, 2005
  • Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries; by Cathy Cresswll, Robinson, 2007
  • Taming Monster Moments: Tips for Turning on Soul Lights to Help Children Handle Fear and Anger; by Daniel J. Porter, Cheryl Nathan (illustrator); Paulist Press, 1999
  • The Secure Child: Helping Children Feel Safe and Confident in a Changing World; by Stanley Greenspan; Perseus Pub, 2002
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-15
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
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