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Books: Anxiety

This list includes books recommended by Connecting for Kids families. Many of the titles in this list are available through Connecting for Kids partner libraries. Or, if you choose to purchase one of the titles in this list, you can can help contribute to Connecting for Kids when you select us as your preferred charity through the Amazon Gives program. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and select Connecting for Kids of Westlake Ohio when you visit!

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For featured resources, including our "top four" books as recommended by local experts in the field, see the Anxiety Concern Topic Page.


The following books have been recommended for families:

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children (2nd ed.), B. Zucker, Psy.D (Amazon Smile)

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children, R. Wilson and L. Lyons (Amazon Smile)

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias, T. Chansky, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents, T. Chansky, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, R. Rapee, PhD, A. Wignall, S. Spence, PhD, H. Lyneham, PhD, and V. Cobham, PhD (Amazon Smile)


The following books have been recommended for children who are struggling with an anxiety diagnosis:

A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book, L. Lite (Amazon Smile)

David and the Worry Beast: Helping Children Cope with Anxiety, A. Guanci (Amazon Smile)

Is a Worry Worrying You? F. Wolff and H. Savitz (Amazon Smile)

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, E. Gravett (Amazon Smile)

Sea Otter Cove: Introducing Relaxation Breathing to Lower Anxiety, Decrease Stress and Control Anger while Promoting Peaceful Sleep, L. Lite (Amazon Smile)

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination, R. Alter, PhD and C. Clarke (Amazon Smile)

The Kissing Hand, A. Penn (Amazon Smile)

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions, L. Shapiro, PhD and R. Sprague (Amazon Smile)

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment, A. Wagner, PhD (Amazon Smile)

Wemberly Worried, K. Henkes (En EspaƱol)

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep, D. Huebner (Amazon Smile)

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety, C. Freeland, PhD and J. Toner, PhD (Amazon Smile)

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, D. Huebner (Amazon Smile)

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD, D. Huebner (Amazon Smile)

What to Do When You’re Scared and Worried: A Guide for Kids, J. Crist, PhD (Amazon Smile)

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, K. Buron (Amazon Smile)

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, J. Cook (Amazon Smile)

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