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Books for Kids with Anxiety

With all of the books that are out there it can be hard to know which of the many to pick on a certain topic.  Therefore, I have collected a number of good titles on the topic of childhood anxiety to help families out.  There are books for kids of all ages and a section just for parents who want to know how to help their anxious kid out.  Many of these titles are available at the library- check out www.jmrl.org.  Happy reading!

Alaina M. Brown, MD FAAP

 

Ages 4-8:

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Pervical

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

Fraidyzoo by. Thyra Heder

When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by: Julia Cook

 

Ages 8-12:

The Worry Workbook for Kids by:Muniya Khanna & Deborah Ledley

What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids by Robin Alter &Crystal Clarke

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids by Lawrence Shapiro & Robin Sprague

A Smart Girls Guide: Worry by Nancy Holyoke & Judy Woodburn

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Outsmarting Anxiety: And Older Kids Guide to Outsmarting Anxiety by Dawn Huebner

 

Ages 13+:

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Lisa Schab

The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens byAnn Dobosz

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens by Jennifer Shannon

Mindfulness for Teen Worry by Jeffrey Bernstein

The Panic Workbook for Teens by Debra Kissen

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Jennifer Shannon

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens by Michael Tompkins

 

For Parents:

The Opposite of Worry by Lawrence Cohen

Anxiety Relief for Kids by Bridget Walker

Helping Your Anxious Child by Ronald Rapee et al

Under Pressure Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls by Lisa Damour

Anxious Kids Anxious Parents by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons

Freeing Your child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel & Tina Bryson

 

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