Fear, Worry & Anxiety
The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
With few words, this book explores feelings of sadness and fear, and hope.
Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
Everyone in the house is afraid when a huge black dog appears, except the youngest member of the family.
Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell
Even in the midst of fear and worry, we can remember that we are loved.
Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival
When Ruby tries to ignore her worries, they take over. Then she meets another child with worries.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
The boy, mole, fox, and horse are four friends, and together they explore such issues as friendship, fear, worry, freedom, kindness and courage.
I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black
A potato tells his friends that he worries about everything, and they explore together how to deal with worries about the future.
Albert's Impossible Toothache by Barbara Williams
Albert, a turtle, complains that he has toothache. His family points out that he has no teeth, and so he cannot have a toothache.
Worry Says What? by Allison Edwards
A little girl imagines worry as a monster in her mind, who tells her she can't do things, that people won't like her, and that she shouldn't even try. Worry tells her she will always be afraid as long as she listens to him, so she stops.
When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland
A young child opens the door to a pale, shapeless creature, Sadness, who "sits so close to you, you can hardly breathe." The narrator tells the child to listen to Sadness and suggests comforting things to do.
Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
Billy worries obsessively about everything until Grandma suggests that worry dolls might help him to cope better. This book takes a sensitive and gentle approach to dealing with childhood anxiety.
The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside & Frank Rodgers
Jenny carries a huge bag of worries with her wherever she goes and is desperate for someone to help her. This book shows children that a problem shared is a problem halved.