Over 80 Books For Anxious Children Who Have Anxiety 





What is an anxiety disorder? 

Childhood anxiety is when a child has extreme fears and worries. Children can develop anxiety for a number of reasons. Children can inherit anxiety genetically through other family members that have anxiety. Childhood anxiety can also occur after experiencing a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or if they've experienced violence and abuse. When a child is raised around adults who are anxious, they can learn those fears and develop anxiety as well.
What is an anxiety disorder? 

Childhood anxiety is when a child has extreme fears and worries. Children can develop anxiety for a number of reasons. Children can inherit anxiety genetically through other family members that have anxiety. Childhood anxiety can also occur after experiencing a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one or if they've experienced violence and abuse. When a child is raised around adults who are anxious, they can learn those fears and develop anxiety as well. 

When a child has anxiety it can effect them in many different ways. They may have mood swings, trouble sleeping, unusual eating habits and they may also display behavioural challenges as well.





How To Tame My Anxiety Monster (Mindful Monster Collection) 
Do you have an anxiety monster that is big, and wild, and likes to visit you? Is there any way to tame him? Can he be a helpful monster that you just might not mind having around? Find out in this delightful new book with practical solutions just for kids that deal with anxiety. Your child may also feel empowered by the child in this story as he becomes more confident. While learning new coping strategies to deal with his anxiety, his monster shrinks. He may not be able to make his monster go away completely, but he can learn to tame him! In the back section of this book are some parent helps that can be great conversation starters for children and parents that deal with anxiety.




What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Did you know that worries are like tomatoes? No, you can't eat them, but you can make them grow, simply by paying attention to them. If your worries have grown so big that they bother you almost every day, this book is for you.
What to Do When You Worry Too Much guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety. Lively metaphors and humorous illustrations make the concepts and strategies easy to understand, while clear how-to steps and prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety.

A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries
Anxiety comes from feelings of being worried, scared, or anxious. When these feelings are in small amounts that’s okay because they are there to help protect us, but when they get TOO BIG, they become overwhelming and need to be managed. When a child experiences anxiety it can prevent them from doing what he/she wants and and/or needs to do, which can make anxiety a disability.
This story addresses how anxiety can affect all ages and how it can show up in all different situations. The Gray SPOT in the story creates a visual representation of Anxiety so that a child can see when it's gets too big, and how to shrink it back to a Green PEACEFUL SPOT.

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing
Do YOU have the magic breath?
Let’s see…Take a deeeeeep breath in…and BLOW it out…
…and like magic, you can feel better just by breathing! Sometimes it’s hard to feel happy. But with this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear.
In a world that is sometimes too busy, with too many things going on, My Magic Breath will help steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance.

Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.

Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.

I Am Stronger Than Anxiety: Children’s Book about Overcoming Worries, Stress and Fear (World of Kids Emotions)
Often face with kids’ anxiety and still have no idea how to deal with children’s big emotions and feelings? Try this entertaining picture book and learn how to help children cope with their worry and stress.
All children worry from time to time and it is a normal part of growing up. But, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can greatly affect kids’ behavior. It may lead to a feeling of stress, exhaustion, isolation and many others. It is very important to be aware of these emotions and to know how to deal with them in a healthy way.

I Choose to Calm My Anxiety: A Colorful, Picture Book About Soothing Strategies for Anxious Children (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) In this rhyming story, Lucas is weighed down by his worry and anxiety. Through colorful illustrations and rhythmic rhymes, he learns coping mechanisms on how to deal with big emotions like anxiety.
For every child who has experienced anxious thoughts, this story teaches kids how to respond to anxiety through several soothing strategies.
”I Choose to Calm My Anxiety” is a story with social emotional learning (SEL) in mind. It has been praised by teachers and therapists worldwide.
Lucas acknowledges negative thoughts, then actively replaces them with positive thoughts instead. He shares how he uses deep breathing and focus on things he can control.

Worry Ninja: A Children's Book About Managing Your Worries and Anxiety (Ninja Life Hacks)
Worry Ninja shares how he overcomes the worry wheel by using his circle of control and a dandelion.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about soothing your worries. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. 

The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety!
Start worrying less and enjoying life with this book for people who worry or struggle with anxiety (so yeah -- everyone)!
We all have a mixture of fun and not-so fun feelings. And everyone feels worried sometimes. But too much anxiety can get in the way. So this book is here to help you identify your anxiety, understand why it's just part of that thing we call life, and equip you with all the tools you need to find calm again.
From recognizing when you're feeling anxious and worried, to taking charge by training your brain and using awesome techniques to help you feel good again, this book will have you worrying less and living more.

Right Now: I Am Brave Hardcover
In the second book of her "Right Now" series, Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. explains the choice that we all have when we face our fears, and provides simple examples of how to overcome our anxieties in such situations.
"Right Now, I Am Brave" is a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children with facing their fears and living bravely during uncertain times. Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. Through her children’s books, Daniela brings to life concepts and strategies that can be helpful for children everywhere.

Right Now, I Am Fine
Dr. Daniela's Owen, Ph.D., an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has published her first book specifically to help children deal with the complications of stress and anxiety from the COVID Epidemic.
"Right Now, I Am Fine" a mindfully written self-help guide to aid children in dealing with stress and anxiety, by uncovering their emotions and following a simple calming routine. Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety, worry, anger, and low mood. 

The Invisible String Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety, loss, and grief. In this relatable and reassuring contemporary classic, a mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. "That's impossible!" the children insist, but still they want to know more: "What kind of string?" The answer is the simple truth that binds us all: An Invisible String made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love. 

Sometimes I'm Anxious: A Child's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety 
Does your son or daughter worry too much? Have frequent stomach aches? Become irritable, tearful, angry, or withdrawn? Have problems concentrating? Show a loss of enthusiasm for his or her usual interests? These are signs your child is struggling with anxiety.
This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioral therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child overcome anxiety. It’s perfect for children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.
Your child will be guided, with the help of Fiz—a friendly and supportive character they can identify with—through fun and engaging activities interspersed with useful tips, inspirational statements, and practical information for parents.

Don't Feed The WorryBug
Say hello to Wince, one of the biggest worriers you will ever meet. From cookies to homework to the weather, Wince worries about everything.  And when Wince starts to worry, his WorryBug appears. At first the WorryBug is small and non-threatening, but the more Wince Worries the more his WorryBug grows. Don't Feed The WorryBug is great story to start the conversation on worry and anxiety. We all worry, it happens, but the key is to not let those worries aka the WorryBug grow to the point that it ruins your day.
Soft bound book includes coloring pages and WorryBug note pages to help keep track of when the pesky WorryBug arrives.

Colorful Place: Mindful Story and Art for Kids
Children will delight in this mindful journey. BREATHE: venture into the imagination with a story that gently teaches soothing skills like breathing, counting, noticing the five senses. ART: after the story, art activities extend and deepen the experience. CALM: mindful story and art, together, help children make deeper connections with themselves and the present moment to feel more calm, relaxed and confident. 

D is for Downward Dog ABC: Yoga ABC Book for Kids Aged 3-5 and Kindergarteners - 26 Simple Yoga Poses for Every Letter of the Alphabet
Yoga ABC Book for Kids Aged 3-5 and Kindergarteners.
This ABC book features 26 simple illustrated yoga poses for every letter of the alphabet. It also has a BONUS inside: illustrated Sun Salutation sequence.

Anxious Ninja: A Children's Book About Managing Anxiety and Difficult Emotions
Anxious Ninja experiences difficult emotions that paralyzes him until his friend gives him tips on how to handle his anxiety.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about anxiety. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. 

Please Explain Anxiety to Me!: Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents
This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience. Please Explain Anxiety to Me, 2nd Edition gives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves.

Brave the Beaver Has the Worry Warts (Punk and Friends Learn Social Skills)
A calming story for bedtime, the classroom, or therapy, to help children understand their worries and calm their anxious minds. For ages 3-9, preschool to second grade.
Brave can't help but worry.  
But when he worries too much, his heart races and his stomach aches. When it gets really bad . . . POP!  . . . the worry warts start popping up too!  
What’s a brave beaver to do? Can Brave set aside his fears to save a friend who is in trouble? 

Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine Anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she wants and/or needs to do, anxiety becomes a disability.
This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety. The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. 

Cora is struggling with her Whatif questions ahead of a big piano recital in this timely picture book about overcoming anxiety.
What if my dog runs away?
What if I forget my homework?
What if the sun stops shining?
What if my crayon breaks?
Cora is constantly worrying about everything. Because of this, the Whatifs love her. They sneak up to her and give her all kinds of doubts: big or small, silly or frightening, likely or impossible. As she prepares for an upcoming piano recital, the Whatifs cling on tighter and drag her down, making her anxious about messing up during the concert. Will she be able to change her worry-filled thoughts into hopeful ones?

Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety: Train Your Dragon To Overcome Anxiety. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Deal With Anxiety, Worry And Fear. (My Dragon Books)
Having a pet dragon is very fun!
He can sit, roll over, and play…
He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other cool things…
But what if your dragon is constantly worrying about so many things?
What if he’s worried about his math test even though he has studied very hard?
What if he’s so nervous about his upcoming book report in front of the class?
What if he gets so anxious when he has to go get a shot from the doctor office? So anxious that he has a meltdown?

Anxiety Relief Book for Kids: Activities to Understand and Overcome Worry, Fear, and Stress
Dealing with anxiety is tough, but with the right tools, kids can learn how to handle it in a healthy way so they can get back to the fun of being a kid. Anxiety Relief Book for Kids is the perfect introduction to anxiety books for kids, full of information and exercises to help kids build skills for finding peace and facing their fears with confidence.
This standout among anxiety books for kids includes:
An understanding of worries―Unlike many other anxiety books for kids, this one teaches them where worries come from, what they feel like, and ways to conquer them.
Real-life solutions―Kids will learn to notice when their worries are causing problems, recognize what their feelings are trying to tell them, and come up with ideas for making their worries feel smaller.

When I Am Worried: (Anxiety Books, Preschoolers, Ages 3 5, Kids, Children) (Self-Regulation Skills)
Sometimes the world seems scary—too scary. This is a comforting story for kids when their world becomes unsettled.
Great way to explain anxiety to preschoolers
Learn why anxiety feels the way it does
How to stop worries growing out of control
Solutions that help children handle their feelings in healthier ways

Find Your Calm: A Mindful Approach To Relieve Anxiety And Grow Your Bravery
“Anxiety can feel big and powerful. It can show up suddenly, without warning.”
For many kids, it can be overwhelming.
Anxiety is not just a cognitive experience. When children feel anxious, their bodies respond physically to a perceived threat. They need to feel a sense of safety before being able to figure out what to do next.
Your child can follow along and learn as the young narrator practices strategies that keep the anxiety from taking over.
Find Your Calm is a wonderfully accessible book that teaches children how to tap into their sense of safety when anxiety sends a false alarm, so they can find their calm. It includes simple grounding activities and coping tools for them to practice.

I Feel Anxious: Children's Picture Book About Overcoming Anxiety For Kids (Emotions & Feelings Book for Preschool) 
Even the best day can be ruined if anxiety settles in the heart.
Moving to a new home is a big and joyful event in Max's life.
What now awaits him in his new school? 
Will his new teacher be kind? 
Will he have any new friends? 
He does not know this, and these thoughts do not give him peace and instill in his heart anxiety before the unknown. Fortunately, his parents are there to teach Max how to overcome anxiety, and the first day of school brings a lot of joy.
I Feel Anxious - this is a good story about how difficult it is sometimes for a child to cope with anxiety and how happy it is when everything is over. 

Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety, and Stay Focused
A little calm for your little ones―the joy of meditation for kids ages 4 to 8
Meditation is great for dealing with tough feelings―even for kids! It doesn’t matter if your child is upset and needs to take a minute to calm down or you just want them to be a bit more focused, Meditation for Kids has the perfect exercise to help them out.
Teach your child how fun and easy meditation for kids can be. Exercises are simple and short so you don’t have to fight to keep their attention. From Stop-Sign Breath and Meditating on a Lily Pad to Happy Hummingbird and Anger Washing Machine, Meditation for Kids is filled with dozens of different kinds of exercises, each tailored to specific situations. Help your child start on the path to inner peace today!

Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere
Breathe Like a Bear is a beautifully illustrated collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breath, and emotions. Best of all, these 30 simple, short breathing practices and movements can be performed anytime, anywhere: in the car to the grocery store, during heavy homework nights at home, or even at a child’s desk at school.
Based on Kira Willey’s Parents’ Choice GOLD Award-winning CD, Mindful Moments for Kids, this one-of-a-kind book is sure to help kids find calm, gain focus, and feel energized during the day, and encourage families to establish a fun and consistent mindfulness practice, whether at home or on the go.

Help Your Dragon Overcome Separation Anxiety: A Cute Children's Story to Teach Kids How to Cope with Different Kinds of Separation Anxiety, Loneliness and Loss. (35) (My Dragon Books)
Having a pet dragon is very fun!
He can sit, roll over, and play…He can candle a birthday cake, lit a campfire, or so many other cool things…
But what if your dragon is constantly worrying when he’s separated from you?
What if he’s refusing to go to sleep without you being by his side?
What if he won’t let you go anywhere because he’s excessively worried that you might get hurt?
What if he refuses to go to school due to fear of separation?
What if he’s also feeling sad for his friend who only visits with his dad on the weekends, or a friend whose mom is in the Air Force, and the loss of a loved one, and much more…?

Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress  Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life.
Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships... you have a lot on your plate and it's more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety. So, how do you stop yourself from missing out on life? 

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear?: A book to help children manage and overcome anxiety, anxious thoughts, stress and fearful situations
Little Bear is a worrier. He worries about everything! But with Mama Bear’s help, he soon learns his worries are not so big after all. Through this engaging and beautifully illustrated story, children will learn that everyday worries and fears can be overcome. It just takes a willingness to share with a helpful listener, and an understanding that making mistakes is how we learn. Also included are Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and educators, and extra hints to help children manage anxiety.

Outsmarting Worry (An Older Kid's Guide to Managing Anxiety)
Worry has a way of growing, shifting from not-a-big-deal to a VERY BIG DEAL in the blink of an eye. This big-deal Worry is tricky, luring children into behaviours that keep the anxiety cycle going. Children often find it hard to fight back against Worry, but not anymore. Outsmarting Worry teaches 9-13 year olds and the adults who care about them a specific set of skills that makes it easier to face - and overcome - worries and fears. Smart, practical, proven techniques are presented in language immediately accessible to children with an emphasis on shifting from knowing to doing, from worried to happy and free.

Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need.
Big emotions can be overwhelming!
Help your child build on their capacity to engage more mindfully, self-regulate, and develop emotional resilience.
Listening to my Body is an engaging and interactive book that guides children through the practice of naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them. From wiggly and squirmy to rested and still, Listening to My Body helps children develop a sensations vocabulary so that they can express what they are experiencing.
Includes kid-friendly mindfulness activities woven throughout the book to reinforce the teachings.

The Kissing Hand (The Kissing Hand Series)
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) 
Kids learn well through repetition, and simple easy to 'get' kid-language. 
Your child will incorporate the idea of 'I Can Handle It' almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times.  
After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations!
When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are missing their friends, they will think 'I can handle it'!
When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think 'I can handle it'!

See You Soon: A Children's Book for Mothers and Toddlers dealing with Separation Anxiety 
Separation anxiety can bring a lot of confusing feelings for a child and Mom.
Join the journey of our little one and his Mama as they learn to deal with being away from each other, through positive healthy attachment.
Our story takes you on a journey of coping with these big, tough, emotions and converting them into excitement and positivity, through fun, heartwarming story telling.

Shy Ninja: A Children's Book About Social Emotional Learning and Overcoming Social Anxiety
Extreme shyness causes Shy Ninja to miss out on normal, everyday activities.
For example, Shy Ninja would experience fear, shaking, and anxiety. Things change when a friend introduces Shy Ninja to a very F.U.N. method to reduce symptoms of social anxiety.
Find out what happens in this book about overcoming social anxiety.
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.

Mindfulness for Little Ones: Playful Activities to Foster Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Joy in Kids
It’s never too early for self-awareness, empathy, and joy―a guide for kids ages 2 to 5
Your toddler or preschooler lives in the moment, but they can still feel overwhelmed. Mindfulness for Little Ones helps children ages 2 through 5 move toward healthy coping skills and behaviors with playful, developmentally appropriate activities. Designed to tap into your child’s innate curiosity and boundless energy, these fun activities promote the repetition, sensory play, and positive emotions that develop mindfulness for kids.

Paint a Double Rainbow: 40 Mindfulness Activities for Kids and Their Grown-Ups to Feel Calm, Focused, and Happy 
Mindfulness Activities Kids can do with their Grown-ups to be Focused, Peaceful, and Grateful together!
Mindfulness reduces anxiety and stress, improves focus, and creates calm--all attributes parents want for their kids. But what's the best way to teach it to your child?
Paint a Double Rainbow provides 40 mindfulness activities for you and your child to do together, so you both reap the benefits as you develop a deeper connection. Whether you're savoring silent sandwiches, sharing moonlight gratitudes, or taking a chalk walk, this charming book helps you develop a mindful toolbox, incorporate mindfulness into your daily lives, and create deep and lasting bonds.

Help Hungry Henry Stay Positive: An Interactive Picture Book About Managing Negative Thoughts and Being Mindful
Hungry Henry was not always so happy and positive. He struggled with negativity until he discovered a strategy that changed him forever.
Together with Hungry Henry, kids will discover simple ways to embrace positivity in difficult situations such as:
Being mindful
Releasing negative thoughts
Being thankful

Bedtime Meditations for Kids: Quick, Calming Exercises to Help Kids Get to Sleep
If counting sheep isn’t helping your child fall asleep, Bedtime Meditation for Kids is a dream come true. Discover tons of techniques, breathing exercises, mindful meditations, yoga poses, and more to help your little one fall asleep faster and easier. No more tossing and turning!
Kids can drift into a deep slumber with fun activities designed to help them calm down, cope with difficult emotions, improve concentration, and get restful sleep. 
In this practical book about meditation for kids, you’ll explore:
Calm down―Find soothing meditations that will help your child manage anxious feelings and fall asleep without trouble, like Feel Better and White Light.

My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset) 
"Let's not just teach our children how to cope and survive, let's teach them how to Thrive"
Teach your children about Mental Strength, Resilience and a Growth Mindset. With My Strong Mind your children will be introduced to mental strength and learn social skills and techniques to develop their own strong mind.
This first My Strong Mind introduces Kate, a sporty and happy girl who uses her strong mind to tackle her daily challenges with a positive attitude.


What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside. Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn’t sound like fun at all.
What to Do When You Don’t Want to Be Apart guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying separation anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome separation anxiety—so they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!

The Great Big Move: A Surprisingly Exciting Adventure (Surprisingly Exciting Adventures)
Find the silver lining when you’re getting ready to move! Moving away from a familiar place, friends and family is an experience full of emotions for everyone. Kids feel afraid, worried, and anxious about what will happen to them, and it can be hard for parents to reassure them This is a story about the resilient and brave Katie who has experienced two moves and is about to move again. First, Katie thinks about all of the things she will miss but then she realizes something. All the moves have actually been great adventures!

The Unicorn Is Scared: 
Is it normal for unicorns to have fears? The children’s book about fear that helps kids to feel less alone when they are scared or afraid.
It's normal for children to feel afraid at times*The story to help your child tackle fears
Talking about feelings helps to understand why kids feel scared

Greta and the Dark Cloud: A Story About Overcoming Fear and Anxiety for Kids
Greta can't stop thinking all day long about the dark cloud that seems to be following her. Finally forced to confront the storm that follows, she learns it brings good things, too.

Character building book for ages 3-7. Not just for children who are afraid of storms... This story is a wonderful example of a child dealing with fear and anxiety. It stresses preparedness. It also shows that some scary situations can't be avoided and that reward follows doing hard things.

All About Anxiety
Anxiety. It's an emotion that rears its head almost every day, from the normal worries and concerns that most of us experience, to outright fear when something scary happens, to the anxiety disorders that many kids live with daily. But what causes anxiety? And what can we do about it?

All About Anxiety tackles these questions from every possible angle. Readers will learn what's going on in their brain and central nervous system when they feel anxious. They'll learn about the evolutionary reasons for fear and anxiety and that anxiety isn't always a bad thing--except for when it is! Most importantly, kids will discover new strategies to manage their anxiety so they can live and thrive with anxiety.

Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy
When you're mad or worried or can't wake up in the morning, what can you do? Use the amazing superpower that you already have―breathing.
Our newest offering from the bestselling creators of Good Night Yoga teaches kids fun and easy breathing practices based on the proven methods of yoga and mindfulness meditation.

The Koala Who Could
You see, high-up was safe since he liked a slow pace, While the ground down below seemed a frightening place. Too fast and too loud and too big and too strange. Nope. Kevin preferred not to move or to  change. Kevin the koala loves every day to be the same, where it's snug and safe. But when change comes along, will Kevin embrace all the joys that come with trying something new?

When I Miss You (The Way I Feel Books) 
Young children often experience anxiety when they are separated from their mothers or fathers. A young guinea pig expresses her distress when her mother and father go away. "Missing you is a heavy, achy feeling. I don't like missing you. I want you right now!" Eventually the little guinea pig realizes that sometimes she and her parents can't be together. When that happens, she knows that others can help. "They can snuggle with me or we can play. It helps me to be warm and close to someone. They remind me that you'll be back."

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep
What to Do When You Dread Your Bed guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to fall asleep and stay asleep — like magic!

Hornet & Hippo Count the Stars: Mindfulness-Based Stories and Activities to Calm Anxiety and Balance the Mind
“Let me introduce you to my two friends, Hornet and Hippo. Hornet is always on the go, buzzing around his hive and worrying more than he needs. Hippo loves her river, watching birds, and slowing down for hours. An unlikely pair, they share many adventures while building a friendship that brings connection and balance to their lives.” Hornet and Hippo Count the Stars is a collection of six stories geared for children 4–10 with mindfulness concepts woven in. These concepts are explored further through parent and teacher prompts, which provide guidance on ways to build concepts of acceptance, the negativity bias, child mindset, patience versus reactivity, letting go, and breathing skills into a child’s everyday life.

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety Circus clowns perform tricks and make us laugh. They wear bright colors, big shoes, and all kinds of wigs and colorful hats. They seem to like people looking at them and laughing at them, but many people—including children—feel shy when other people notice them. And some people are incredibly uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Does this sound like your child? If he feels too shy or nervous often or if he misses out on cool activities and fun because of it, this book can help.

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying social anxiety and uses strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles to address the issue. 


You Weren't with Me
Little Rabbit and Big Rabbit are together after a difficult separation, but even though they missed each other, Little Rabbit is not ready to cuddle up and receive Big Rabbit’s love. Little Rabbit needs Big Rabbit to understand what it felt like when they were apart. “Sometimes I am very mad. I don’t understand why you weren’t with me,” says Little Rabbit, “I worry you will go away again.” Big Rabbit listens carefully and helps Little Rabbit to feel understood and loved. 

Stressed Ninja: A Children’s Book About Coping with Stress and Anxiety
As adults, we tend to think that the world to children is happy and carefree. After all, kids don't have bills to pay or jobs, so what could they possibly have to stress about? Even very young children have worries and feel stress to some degree. Stressed Ninja shows us how we can use a simple grounding technique to reduce stress in our everyday lives.
Find out what happens in this Ninja Life Hacks book about dealing with stress and anxiety. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

Anxious Hippo: A Children's Book About Dealing with Anxiety
As parents or teachers, we want our children to succeed.
But what happens when they show signs of being emotionally weak?
Perhaps they get angry or anxious easily, or they’re biting their nails or breaking down into tears at the smallest upset.
Teaching children how to understand and handle their emotions will give them a strong foundation for life.

Calm Ninja: A Children’s Book About Calming Your Anxiety Featuring the Calm Ninja Yoga Flow
Calm Ninja experiences frustration and anxiety until Calm Ninja learns how to find inner peace through breathing and practicing the Ninja Yoga Flow. Calm Ninja shares how to calm worries and stay peaceful under extreme circumstances.
Find out what happens in this comedic book about stress relief. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.



Help Hungry Henry Deal with Anxiety: An Interactive Picture Book about Calming Your Worries 
Does your toddler or preschooler struggle with anxiety? Handling big emotions like anxiety is hard for our little ones.
Hungry Henry knows all about big feelings - he gets anxious a lot too. And he needs YOUR child’s help to calm down!
Join the little dinosaur as he learns how to breathe fire like a real dragon. Things do not always go as planned for Hungry Henry. Through interactive elements, kids get a chance to help Hungry Henry learn to breathe fire and overcome anxiety.

The Worrysaurus
It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy...What if he hasn't brought enough to eat? What if he gets lost in the jungle? What if it rains?!With a little help from his mom, Worrysaurus finds a way to soothe the anxious butterflies, chase his fears away, and find peace and happiness in the moment at hand. Discover the perfect book to help every little anxious Worrysaurus let go of their fears, and feel happy in the moment at hand! The Worrysaurus strikes just the right balance of positive, lighthearted, and kid-friendly, with reassuring, rhyming text from Rachel Bright, the bestselling author of The Lion Inside and Love Monster, and charming illustrations from Chris Chatterton. 

What to Do When Fear Interferes: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Phobias (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
Lots of kids are a little afraid of some things, like heights or spiders. But some kids are so afraid that it stops them from having fun. Does this sound like you? If your fear is getting in the way of everyday activities, this book is for you!
What to Do When Fear Interferes guides children and their parents through overcoming phobias using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome their fears—so they can blast off to new adventures!

Shrinking the Worry Monster: A Kids Guide for Saying Goodbye to Worries
Worry Monster has been whispering mean things to kids and making them feel terrible. Not it is up to Brooklyn and Jackson to discover the monster's secret---and stop him!
This delightful story contains research-based strategies that kids and their parents can use to overcome worry and fear. An introduction explains how faulty thinking can lead to worry, and three appendices offer the tools needed for reducing a child's worries.

When I Feel Anxious: Children’s Book about Overcoming Worries, Emotions & Feelings, Kindergarten, Preschool Kids (Coping Skills)
Coping Skills Series 4
Dinosaurs have worries – from monsters to natural disasters.
Worries and fears a normal part of childhood
Explain what it means to worry
Relaxation strategies for managing anxiety
Encourages kids to reach out to trusted adults to help the worry go away

Don't be scared! - Hab keine Angst!: Bilingual Children's Picture Book English-German with Pics to Color (Kids Learn German)
Help your children learn to handle anxiety and overcome fears along with little Susie.
Are you a parent or a teacher who wants to help kids learn a new language?
Are you looking for kid’s books that are fun, heartwarming, and educational?
This bilingual children’s story is about little Susie. She is frightened. But she does not want to tell anybody. When her mother wants to bake a cake for her family she sends Susie to the village to buy some ingredients. The girl has to pass dark forests, scary fields, and wide grasslands with angry wolves and fire spying dragons. But is that all real? Will she be able to handle her fears?

Nervous Ninja: A Social Emotional Book for Kids About Calming Worry and Anxiety 
Do you have a child who experiences nervousness or symptoms of anxiety? Nervous Ninja knows exactly what stress and worry feels like and finds a sweet solution.
Find out what happens in this fun social emotional learning SEL book about calming your anxiety and worries. 
Life is hard! And it's even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out.
The new children's book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

The Worry Box
Murray Bear is supposed to go to the waterfall with his sister, Molly, to meet a friend, but Murray is worried. "What if it's too LOUD?" he cries "Or what if I get swept away!" So Molly tells him about her special worry box. "When I'm worried about something," she says, "I write it down, then put it inside." She offers to help make one for Murray, and he takes it on their journey-but will it really help?

Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings)
The beloved picture book about what to do when a worry won't leave you at alone -- perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.
Meet Ruby -- a happy, curious, imaginative young girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . and a little bigger . . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about.
But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . she just has to share her feelings. This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotions and anxieties.

Practice Being Brave: Owning My OCD
CJ is a spunky girl who loves animals. At a young age, she starts to have some uneasy thoughts that occur over and over again. These thoughts bother her! They cause her to worry all the time and make it hard for her to concentrate at school. She soon learns she has something called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. With the help of Dr. Bree and her parents, CJ begins a journey to understand OCD. She discovers six special tips to help her and other kids like her. Most importantly, CJ must Practice Being Brave to take charge of her thoughts and improve her OCD.

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment
Over one million children and adolescents in the US suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a baffling illness that can be debilitating for the child in school, with friends and family. Help is now available! Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard of treatment for OCD, and offers youngsters and their families the path to mastery over OCD. 

Put Your Worries Away (Kids Can Cope Series)
All children worry sometimes, and they often need help learning how to deal with anxiety. In this encouraging picture book, readers learn ways to help themselves when they feel anxious, nervous, or fearful. Strategies for how to calm down and cope with worries are clearly explained, from breathing exercises and playing with friends to seeking help from an adult.
Accompanying the text are gentle illustrations featuring diverse children in a variety of situations. Readers will enjoy seeing kids their own age working to overcome challenges and deal with nervousness, worry, and other difficult feelings in healthy ways.

How A Unicorn Made Me Stop Worrying: A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids to Overcome Anxiety, Worry and Fear.
How could a pet unicorn make me stop worrying?
Yes, you heard that right! I have a unicorn for a pet
She’s my best friend ever. We do many cool things together – eating breakfast, racing across the meadow, then sliding down the rainbow, and a lot more…
But most importantly, my unicorn is very wise and smart and often sits with me for hours to talk about important things.
You see, being a kid, I have lots of responsibilities and things to worry about…

Ella McBella in the Dark
Meet Ella McBella, energetic and imaginative! By day Ella is fearless and seeks adventure. But by night she fears shadows, the gloppy green monsters and those strange sounds, which seem to get louder as the sky grows darker. The sun might be sleeping, but not Ella McBella. This is a poetic tale about the power of courage and imagination to help little ones tackle big fears.

I Am Brave
‘I Am Brave’ tells the story of a young girl with Selective Mutism, an anxiety disorder that makes speaking in certain situations very difficult. This story teaches positive affirmations and that progress is possible when you take it one step at a time. Written by an author who overcame Selective Mutism, this book gives unique insight into what it feels like being unable to talk. This book is perfect for children struggling with anxiety or Selective Mutism. It can also be used as a tool to teach peers about compassion and understanding.

Too Shy for Show-and-Tell
Sam is a quiet little boy who hates show-and-tell. Just thinking about it makes his stomach hurt. Sam must find a way to conquer his fear of show-and-tell.
Tackles an important early life lesson in a funny and relatable manner
Great book for kids to see their behavior through other characters
Perfect for kindergarten classrooms
Addresses social emotional learning through behaviors of talking and listening

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Activity Books (Silver)
Did you know that people have brain sorters that keep their brains from getting cluttered with unnecessary thoughts? Sometimes these brain sorters get mixed up, though, and brains get clogged with thoughts that really bother kids.
If that has happened to you, if it's hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you. What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD's tricks.

Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me: A Mindfulness How-To Guide for Toddlers and Kids
The mindfulness how-to book you need to help your child have a calm and peaceful body and mind. In this fun and delightfully charming book, your child will follow a gender-neutral character through an easy-to-understand, step-by-step mindfulness practice. Written and illustrated by a therapist (and mother), Andrea Dorn, MSW, this simple yet very intentionally written book introduces the concept of mindfulness with a first-person, mantra-like narrative that will help your child build greater awareness of their body and emotions.

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers (Feel Better Books for Little Kids)
Worries can feel like a BIG problem to a LITTLE kid!
A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers assures kids that having some worries is normal — everyone has them, even adults!
The rhyming narration helps little kids to identify a worry and where it might come from, as well as provides them with helpful tools to reduce and cope with worries.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that expands on the cognitive-behavioral science behind the strategies and tools presented in the book, with more information on how you can help your little worrier to stay calm.

C.J. Doesn't Talk
C.J. Doesn't Talk is a story of a little boy named C.J. who begins his kindergarten year with a diagnosis of selective mutism. C.J. begins kindergarten just as any other 5-year-old child would do. His first day of school is full of new experiences. Although C.J. loves going to school and making new friends, he is limited by his own silence. This is a story of a little boy who learns to overcome with the help of some very special teachers and family in C.J.'s life. C.J. Doesn't Talk is a book that parents, teachers, and children will enjoy reading. It is a great selection for all readers and is a great addition for those interested in adding books with African American characters to your library.

Maya's Voice
Maya is a bright-eyed, inquisitive little girl who loves to share her sweet voice. But when she starts school, she loses the confidence to use her voice and goes about her school day in silence. With time, patience, understanding, and love from all those around her, Maya discovers her sweet voice.

Nathaniel Speaks
A gentle approach to children ages 4-11 who may struggle with things ranging from shyness, selective mutism, anxiety, or just the first day of school.

Mindful Moves: Kid-Friendly Yoga and Peaceful Activities for a Happy, Healthy You
Mindfulness is proven to boost children’s physical, mental, and socio-emotional development, but establishing the practice requires making it a part of daily life. With delightful illustrations and kid-friendly language, Mindful Moves introduces kids to simple mindfulness activities that are fun, easy to remember, and available for kids to turn to any time the need arises, no matter where they are. Check Your Inner Weather encourages children to tune into how they feel in the moment and accept their feelings without judgement. Pose like a Superhero helps fill kids with inner strength and confidence, while Breathe like a Walrus helps them channel frustration or anger through breath and facial relaxation.

I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras)
Believing in yourself can be hard. 
Here is a secret: all people, not just kids, wonder if they are good enough, strong enough, or fast enough at some point in their lives. Everyone wonders if he or she'll be up to all the challenges life presents. 
Boost your child or students' self-confidence while reading about Poppy. Watch how she handles situations that make her feel anxious, sad or even angry and learns to believe in herself.

Breathing is My Superpower: Mindfulness Book for Kids to Feel Calm and Peaceful
Do you want to help your child learn healthy ways to deal with angry feelings?
For most parents, helping their child deal with anger is at the top of the list. Breathing is my Superpower teaches children to regulate their emotions, especially if they are feeling upset, angry, or stressed. 
Sofia will show your little ones how to control their breathing in various situations, whether at school, at home, or on the playground. Breathing Techniques presented in the book, will help calm your children and show them a fun way of managing their own body, breath, and emotions.

The Power in Me: An Empowering Guide to Using Your Breath to Focus Your Thoughts
"You don't have to listen to your doubts any longer, their voices are strong, but you are much stronger!" Sometimes, we let our worries take over and our thoughts begin to spiral out of control.
Do you want to teach your child how to tame their anxious thoughts?
Empower your child with the gift of emotional regulation. The Power in Me helps children recognize when fearful thinking takes over and provides them with strategies for calming their minds. Whimsical illustrations and lyrical rhymes guide readers through soothing and practical breathing techniques.
Children will feel confident as they learn to manage their emotions and stress through the power of their breath.

Little Unicorn Is Scared
For fans of unicorns, Mr. Men, and Little Miss, this book in the Little Unicorn series about coping with strong feelings offers tools to manage anxiety or fear of the dark--and integrates a breathing exercise right into the story. A little unicorn's rainbow-colored mane is magic--it shifts to a single color when he's feeling a particularly strong emotion. At bedtime, he often is scared of the dark, and his mane turns bright green. But when he repeats a special three-step breathing exercise, his fear disappears and his rainbow returns--and if he ever feels scared again, he'll know just what to do.
With simple, accessible artwork and the universal character appeal of unicorns, each How Do You Feel Today? 

My Deep Breath  Has your child had one too many meltdowns this week? What if you could teach them a technique that would help them manage their big feelings and develop a positive and healthy mindset?
Learning to regulate emotions is important to a child's mental health.  My Deep Breath teaches the power of deep breathing to manage emotions - negative and positive. 
Children experience many emotions during their day, which can be scary.  This simple tool, which is learned through repetition, will enable your children to develop self-control and understand what to do when they feel overwhelmed. 
The simple language and use of vibrant illustrations will engage toddlers and children age 1-5 and help them learn essential coping skills in a fun way.
Watch your children practice this skill as they read along with you. 








DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am a sensory parent. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another. Please always consult with a professional.