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Anxiety: Deal with It Before it Ties You Up in Knots. Joey Mandel & Ted Heeley, $12.95

The most common mental health problem facing Canadian children today is anxiety. It's easy to dismiss the emotional, psychological, and physical effects of anxiety in children as being ''all in their heads'' — but doing so can have a profoundly negative impact on a child's development: socially, academically, and emotionally.

This accessible, illustrated book helps all kids understand anxiety better and offers practical ideas for coping. Filled with information, quizzes, definitions, and helpful hints, Deal With It: Anxiety helps young people identify and deal with the many different ways that anxiety is expressed, from phobias to panic attacks, in settings as diverse as home, the schoolyard, and the mall. It offers insight to everyone — to the child experiencing anxiety, to someone who doubts the problem is real, and to a young person who witnesses another's problem.


The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry & Panic. Jennifer Shannon, $24.95

If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether — leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?

Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind" — the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You’ll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried. If you’re ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how.


The Anxiety Workbook for Girls. Erin Munroe, $17.95

Whether you use it on your own or with while working with a counselor, The Anxiety Workbook for Girls is a personal guide to going from freakin’ out to chillin’ out.

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The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination. Robin Alter & Crystal Clarke, $23.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework — a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries.

With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations — and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness — this book will help kids stand up to worry and harness the power of their imagination for good.


The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Lisa Schab, $21.95

About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and develop insight into their problems as well as offering practical guidance for overcoming them.

 


Beating Anxiety: What Young People on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know. Davida Hartman, illustrated by Kate Brangan, $25.95

Many young people on the autism spectrum struggle with anxiety, but did you know there are lots of simple things you can do to tackle it? This illustrated book will help you to identify what makes you anxious, and contains heaps of activities to calm your body and mind, stop unhealthy anxiety building up and head off anxious feelings in the future. Did you know that giving your anxiety a silly name (like Dr Dread!) will give you power over it? That pretending you are a jellyfish can make your body feel better? That writing your worries down and jumping on them as hard as you can will help to squash them?

Ideal for children and young people aged 8 to 14, the ideas in this book will help you feel less stressed at home, at school and with friends, and give you healthy habits and coping techniques to last a lifetime.

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Boom... Boom... Boom... a Story to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence. Marsha Jacobson, Illustrated by Troy Brooks, $14.99 (ages 4 to 10)

With the help of her mother, Gabi searches her house trying to discover the source of a scary noise. What she discovers is quite unexpected...


Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid. Wendy Moss, $13.95

Think of a bouncing ball. When a bouncing ball hits the ground, it bounces back. That's what resilience means — the ability to bounce back from tough times. Some people seem to just automatically bounce back. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with or not — it can be learned.

Bounce Back will help you find your bounce using cool quizzes, lots of advice, and practical strategies that build up resiliency skills. You'll learn how to:

  • understand your emotions
  • coach yourself with self-talk
  • calm yourself when you are upset
  • deal with decisions, disappointments, and new challenges
  • handle situations that are under your control
  • negotiate, compromise, and navigate social conflicts
  • cope with or adjust to serious sources of stress
  • ask for help and guidance

Butterflies in My Belly. Jacqueline MacKay, $7.95

Meet Tommy. Tommy is in grade three, he loves to play soccer and he has an anxiety disorder.

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Can I Tell You about Anxiety? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Lucy Willetts & Polly Waite, $13.95

Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her physically and emotionally. She talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and tells family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who suffers from anxiety.

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You. Deborah Reber, $15.99 (ages 12 and up)

Feeling overwhelmed? This easy-to-follow guide to stress management is the perfect solution for teens in desperate need of downtime. With schedules packed full of obligations ranging from academic to athletic to social, today’s teens know all too well the heavy toll that stress can take. And with the ever-present pull of technology, the idea of unplugging feels practically impossible.

But there’s a way to relax without sacrificing productivity, and this book will show you how. Explore a variety of techniques — including time management, visualization, exercise, and other creative outlets — that can take away tension and help organize your life. From de-cluttering your desktop to declining unimportant invites, the info, insight, and tools offered here will leave you with less stress, more happiness, and a blissfully balanced life.


Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens: How to Build Courage and Stop Fear from Holding You Back. Andrea Umbach, $24.95

For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. In Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens, you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias. You'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful.

This book provides evidence-based help for dealing with a number of phobias, including:

  • Animal phobias, such as dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, and more
  • Natural environment phobias, such as heights, darkness, water, and storms
  • Situational phobias, such as driving, flying, crowded spaces, closed-in spaces, and more
  • Blood injection or injury phobias, such as seeing blood or injury, or visiting doctors and dentists
  • As well as other phobias, such as vomiting, choking, contracting illness, gaining weight, loud noises, foods, and more

If you are a teen who suffers from phobias, the practical activities in this book will help you break free from the fears that are holding you back. So, what are you waiting for?

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COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

There are many kinds of courage. Awesome kinds and everyday kinds. Courage is...


The Darkest Dark. Chris Hadfield & Kate Fillion, Illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan, $22.99

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem — at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is — and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.

Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible.


Emily Grace and the What-Ifs: a Story for Children about Nighttime Fears. Lisa Gehring, illustrated by Regina Flath, $21.50

What if a big rhinoceros charges out through my closet door and pulls all my covers off and I get cold and catch pneumonia? What if I wake up tomorrow and I am a princess far, far away from home, all by myself? Emily Grace faces her fears and calms herself... and eventually thinks, "What if I close my eyes now and go to sleep?"

Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information and strategies for coping with bedtime struggles.


A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers. Holly Brochmann & Leah Bowen, illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez, $21.50 (ages 3-6)

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 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 with more information on how you can help your little worrier to stay calm.

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Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens, 3rd Edition. Earl Hipp, $21.99

Proven, practical advice covers everything you need to know about stress management and life management, from coping with stress to being assertive, building supportive relationships, taking risks, making decisions, staying healthy, dealing with fears and misconceptions, recognizing perfectionism, using positive self-talk-even growing a funny bone.


Flying to See Janet: a Fun Guide to the Airport Experience. Laura Vickers, $17.95

Traveling by plane can be a stressful experience for anxious children (and their parents!) Prepare children for the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the airport experience in advance with this fun picture book. Children will join Janet as she learns what to expect at each stage of a plane journey - from packing and getting ready to leave home, to traveling to the airport, checking in, going through security, boarding the plane, taking off, turbulence, using the on-board bathroom, landing, and baggage reclaim. Particular emphasis is placed on coping with sensory issues, and the book provides many welcome ideas for distractions and suggestions for activities to relieve boredom during the flight. It closes with a useful list of practical hints and tips for parents and caregivers. With bright and cheerful illustrations, and a timeline on each page allowing children to keep track of where they are on their journey, this book will be an enjoyable read for children aged three to twelve, and will be especially useful for those on the autism spectrum.


Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories about Anxiety. Polly Wells, $12.95

These 13 powerful, true stories are told by teens whose anxiety spans the spectrum from heightened angst to full-blown disorders. As they explore anxiety’s power to take over their thoughts and affect their entire lives, they also address ways to deal with overwhelming worry, and how to ultimately unshackle themselves from its grip.

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein, $23.99

Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable — she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!


The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal: Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Other BIG Feelings. Pooky Knightsmith & Emily Hamilton, $19.95 (ages 8-14)

Packed full of creative activities and coping strategies, this journal and colouring book is the perfect companion when faced with difficult thoughts and feelings. Whether you are stressed out at home or school, feeling anxious or simply in need of some relaxation, this workbook provides a place for you to express your emotions. Put your own personal stamp on colouring, journaling and drawing activities and explore healthy ways of coping with difficult feelings such as anger and anxiety through inspirational quotes, poems and practical advice.

With a range of activities that introduce mindfulness and encourage relaxation, this workbook will help young people develop the tools needed to prepare for and respond to future difficult situations. It is also an invaluable resource for parents and carers, teachers, counsellors and psychologists to use with young people in their care.


Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less: the Anxiety Management Book. Jerry Wilde & Jack Wilde, $13.95 (ages 9-14)

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less is a practical, activity-based guide to help children and young adolescents who struggle with anxiety.

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How to Defeat Dragons. Catherine Leblanc & Roland Garrigue, $8.99

They breathe fire, wield sharp claws, flap their giant wings... even the bravest knights can be afraid of dragons. In this helpful book, you will find all the unbeatable tricks for destroying these scary, scaly beasts. How to Defeat Dragons will help you banish your fears — and have fun doing it!


The Huge Bag of Worries. Virginia Ironside, illustrated by Frank Rodgers, $12.99

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries seem to follow her. No matter what she does, a huge bag of worries is always with her — until she gets some help from someone who knows how to unpack those worries and sort them out.


I Bet I Won't Fret: a Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Timothy Sisemore, $27.95

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It’s important to recognize and treat anxiety in kids early, before these problems develop into serious, lifelong conditions. I Bet I Won’t Fret offers parents a range of proven-effective techniques that can support and accelerate any treatment. These activities can be done on their own or as part of a therapy program, and are appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.

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I Can Relax! A Relaxation CD for Children. Donna Pincus, $22.95 (ages 4-12)

Almost any child can benefit from having the skill of relaxation. Now your child can experience a guided relaxation training session, and will learn specific relaxation skills that he or she can use anywhere. Written by Dr. Donna Pincus, creator of The Child Anxiety Network, the "I Can Relax!" CD focuses on teaching children relaxation skills while also promoting positive self-image.


I Will Fight Monsters for You. Santi Balmes, illustrated by Lyonahen, $23.99

Two little girls — one human and the other a monster — are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what's living under their beds. This beautiful and humorous tale is a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster!


I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me! A Teen's Guide to Controlling Their Thoughts and Feelings. Jacqui Letran, $21.95

Do you feel like a victim of your thoughts and feelings? This book teaches you how to understand and control your thoughts and feelings and be the boss of your mind. The power to create the life you want is in your hands. In this book, you will discover how to:

  • Challenge negative beliefs and create positive new patterns
  • Stay calm and in control of even the most difficult situations
  • Stop unhealthy thoughts and replace them with positive ones

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Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids. Carolyn Clarke, $28.95

This book provides stories to help children learn to calm their bodies and relax their minds. Wildly imaginative and whimsically joyful, Carolyn Clarke’s guide is a wonderful tool for children to learn that the most important spaces in life are often the quiet moments in between. The stories and illustrations contained in this volume help children learn to calm themselves and release the tension of their lives in a positive, healing manner. A child’s ability to consciously relax their body and clear their mind can help address a myriad of issues, such as anxiety, stress, and excessive worry; sleep disorders, nightmares, and fear of the dark at bedtime; anger issues; focus and concentration issues; special needs, including ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, and OCD; depression; low self-esteem; grief; and life changes such as moving, divorce, or changing schools. 


Indigo Ocean Dreams CD. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 6-12)

Indigo Ocean Dreams is a 60 minute CD/audio book designed to entertain your child in an ocean setting while introducing them to four relaxation and stress-management techniques. Children follow their sea friends along as they learn to release and manage anger with Angry Octopus, build self-esteem with Affirmation Weaver, implement breathing with Sea Otter Cove and visualize with Bubble Riding.

The narration is accompanied by calming sounds of dolphins, sea otters and gentle waves. An additional music sound track is included to further enhance your child's relaxation experience. These proven techniques encourage wellness and provide tools for children who suffer from anxiety, stress, trauma, hyperactivity, anger, sleep issues and lack of confidence.

The four stories featured on Lori Lite’s Indigo Ocean Dreams CD are now available separately in these delightfully illustrated books:

Affirmation Weaver: a Believe in Yourself Story. Lori Lite, $21.95
Sea Otter Cove: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.95
Bubble Riding: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.95
Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.50


Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95

“Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don't have any tea bags. Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants? Now that's a worry! But you can get rid of that worry by offering the elephants lemonade instead…”

Adults think of childhood as a carefree time, but the truth is that children worry, and some children worry a lot. This book addresses children's worries with humor and imagination, and teaches kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

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It's Raining and I'm Okay: a Calming Story to Help Children Relax When They Go Out and About. Adele Devine, illustrated by Quentin Devine, $19.95

Children with special needs often feel overwhelmed while out and about, but this simple rhyming story can help them to reduce feelings of anxiety. Ideal for kids aged 3-7, this bright and reassuring picture book offers calming strategies, useful symbols for pre-readers, and downloadable notes to support kids who feel anxious out of the home.


Jacqueline and the Beanstalk. Susan Sweet & Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Valeria Docampo, $21.50 (ages 4-8)

Once upon a time, there lived a princess named Jacqueline. The royal knights protected her from danger — even if there wasn't any! When Jacqueline climbs the beanstalk, she meets a giant who is just as afraid of the knights. In this modern retelling of a classic fairy tale, Jacqueline shows everyone that just because something — or someone — is different, doesn't mean you need to be afraid of those differences.

Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with worry-busting strategies and calming tools.


Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile, a Story about Anxious and Clingy Behaviour: a Therapeutic Parenting Book. Sarah Naish & Rosie Jeffries, $18.95 (ages 3-10)

Katie Careful has just moved in with her siblings and their new parents. Even if she's sad or scared, she smiles and smiles to try and hide her wobbly feelings. She clings on to her Mum's leg and won't let go and she even follows her to the toilet, banging on the door to remind her that she's there.

Written by a mum who understands and her daughter, who is adopted, this insightful story will help your whole family to feel a bit better.

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Keep Calm: My Stress-Busting Tips. Gina Bellisario, $8.95

Anna is one busy girl! She plays soccer and takes piano lessons. She has homework and chores. Sometimes she feels stressed. How can she get everything done? Anna's parents show her several ways to deal with stress. When she tries them, she shrinks her stress and feels better!


Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation: How Children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) Can Use Yoga Relaxation to Help Deal with Stress, Grief, Bullying, and Lack of Confidence. Michael Chissick & Sarah Peacock, $25.95

This beautiful picture book teaches an effective yoga relaxation technique that can be used anywhere and anytime to deal with a problem. Little Ladybird flutters from big toe to knee to thumb and onwards around the body, showing children how to focus their attention and calm their thoughts. Whether they feel stressed like Frog, or lack confidence like Dog, children will relate to the cast of delightful characters and learn that they too can use relaxation to cope with anxiety, bullying, or grief, and face their worries.

This book will be an excellent resource for teachers and teaching assistants in both mainstream and special needs schools, yoga instructors, and parents looking for a fun and engaging story to teach children aged 4–11 about coping with difficult emotions.


Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD. Judith Glasser & Kathleen Nadeau, $17.50 (ages 6-11)

Did you know that there are things you can do every day to help you feel better more often? It's true!

Packed with practical advice and fun activities, this book will show you how to:

  • Understand your emotions
  • Practice healthy habits to stay in your Feel Good Zone
  • Know the warning signs that you are heading into your Upset Zone
  • Feel better when you get upset
  • Problem-solve so upsets come less often
  • And much more!

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Leo's Words Disappeared. Elaheh Bos, $22.95

Lola's Words Disappeared. Elaheh Bos, $22.95

These colourful books introduce children to techniques for managing anxiety, and selective mutism.


The Little Book of Big Fears. Monica Arnaldo, $17.95

What are the things that scare you? This curious little collection turns fears into surprisingly delightful moments that can be braved by anyone!


Little Meerkat's Big Panic: a Story about Learning New Ways to Feel Calm. Jane Evans, illustrated by Izzy Bean, $19.95 (ages 2-6)

Little Meerkat flies into one big panic after waking up to find the whole meerkat gang has disappeared! Luckily, Small Elephant and Mini Monkey stumble across Little Meerkat during the big panic, and offer to help find the missing meerkat gang.

This playful full-colour storybook shows children aged 2-6 easy ways for them to calm their body and brain when feeling anxious. It also includes guidance for parents or professionals on the neuroscience behind the strategies, and how they can use the book to help children.

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Martha the (confident) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha, a shy and timid mouse, lives alone in a tree fort, high above a cottage. She dreams about the mice that live in the cottage, and the friendships she might enjoy… if only she could figure out a way to manage her worries … and feel confident about making new friends.

This charming story tackles shyness, teaching children concrete strategies to manage it. Martha’s simple idea is a straightforward and visual strategy, allowing her to manage her feelings of shyness and worry with confidence. It is also about having the courage to take a chance in a situation that may seem completely overwhelming, and the belief that one can find ways to manage and conquer one’s fears and trepidations.


Martha the (imaginative) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha, the sometimes shy and timid mouse, is back! This time she learns how to use her imagination and role play to develop a more confident and comfortable sense of self.


Martha the (one-of-a-kind) Mouse. Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha — a very imaginative mouse — discovers what makes her uniquely Martha!

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Max Archer, Kid Detective: the Case of the Recurring Stomachaches. Howard Bennett & Spike Gerrell, $13.50 (ages 6-10)

Max Archer, Kid Detective, helps kids solve problems. Max’s friend Emily has stomachaches — a lot of them! So Max and Emily investigate and discover the stress is the culprit. Using kid-friendly stress-busting strategies, Emily learns how to get back on track and feel better.


Maya's Voice. Wen-Wen Cheng, $14.50

Maya's Voice is a picture book about a little girl's journey to confront Selective Mutism. 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 again.


Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Jane Weierbach & Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, $13.50 (ages 8-12)

With coaching guides, skill exercises and self-quizzes, this interactive book helps kids learn to coach themselves to handle stress and to be their most calm and confident selves.

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Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: a Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else. Christopher Willard, $23.95

Being a teen is hard enough without anxiety getting in the way. You are changing more than ever before, not just physically, but mentally. And if you suffer from panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation, it can be very difficult to meet your goals and succeed. The good news is that there are real, powerful ways that you can take control of your anxiety-and your life!

In Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard offers teens like you proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel more calm at home, at school, and with friends.

You'll learn tips for dealing with specific situations that cause anxiety, such as public speaking, social anxiety, test anxiety, and more. You'll also learn special breathing exercises to help calm you in moments of panic, and guided visualization exercises to help you stay cool and collected, even in the tensest situations. If you are ready to move past your anxiety, panic, and worry and start living the life you were meant to live, this book will be your guide-every step of the way.


Mouse and the Storm: Children’s Reflexology to Reduce Anxiety and Help Soothe the Senses. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $17.95

Mouse and her friends are rudely awakened by a big storm that leaves them far away from the comfort of their homes! Join them on their journey back with calming illustrations and reflexology techniques that soothe the anxieties of dealing with a big change. Accompanied by diagrams and easy instructions for relaxation.


Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece. Patricia Polacco, $19.99

In this book, Patricia Polacco addresses a common fear — speaking in front of an audience. Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece celebrates the lifelong impact of a great teacher, and how a moment of courage can change everything.

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My Anxious Mind: a Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic. Michael Tomkins & Katherine Martinez, $19.95 (ages 12 – 18)

My Anxious Mind outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen’s busy routine.


Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

Procrastinating is a bad habit that can hinder your success and follow you well into adulthood. With this book, procrastination expert Bill Knaus offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming procrastination. With simple and fun exercises and skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you’ll learn to organize your schedule, manage homework, overcome negative self-talk, and improve your self-esteem.

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens is a practical, research-supported workbook to help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. Using tips and tools based in CBT, you’ll learn how to address unfounded fears, improve self-perception, manage your time and feelings of boredom or indifference, increase critical thinking abilities and organizational skills, and much more. With this comprehensive self-help training manual, you’ll develop the self-mastery you need to lessen procrastination and be ready to meet your challenges, get more done, feel better, and prepare for the future — setting the stage for success in high school, in college, and beyond.


The Panic Workbook for Teens: Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Worry & Panic Attacks. Debra Kissen, Bari Goldman Cohen & Kathi Fine Abitbol, $24.95

If you’re like many other teens with a panic disorder, you may sometimes feel like walls are closing in on you, or that something dreadful is about to happen. The most frustrating thing about panic attacks is that they can happen anytime, anywhere — sometimes when you least expect them — and you may go through your day fearing another attack. So, how can you start managing your panic before it gets in the way of school, friends, and your life?

In The Panic Workbook for Teens, three anxiety specialists will show you how to identify anxiety-causing thoughts and behaviors, mindfully observe your panic attacks instead of struggling against them, and experience sensations associated with panic until you discover that these sensations may be uncomfortable — but not dangerous. No matter what situation you find yourself in, by learning how to objectively monitor your panic attacks, you'll gain a sense of control and learn to work through even the toughest moments of extreme anxiety — whether you’re taking a test, on a first date, or at a job interview.

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The Panicosaurus: Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome. K.I. Al-Ghani, Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani, $25.95

Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabel's brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her.

This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel's strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.


Penelope Perfect. Shannon Anderson, $14.99

This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don’t go according to plan.


The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done. Ann Marie Dobosz, $23.95

In our high-pressure society, it’s easy to hold ourselves (and others) to impossibly high standards. And when we fail to meet those standards — as we inevitably do — we may become overly critical of ourselves, or lash out toward others. While perfectionism is often associated with positive traits, such as conscientiousness, ambition, and pride in good work, dysfunctional perfectionism is destructive and can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and a number of mental health concerns, like depression, procrastination, and self-harm. With The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens, you’ll gain a clear understanding of what perfectionism is and learn to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism so you’ll be better able to manage your own and others’ expectations. Using powerful tools drawn from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies, you’ll learn to identify your perfectionist thoughts, discover new ways of responding to your critical inner voice, and build the skills you need to combat negative behaviors based in perfectionism, like chronic procrastination.

If perfectionism is causing trouble in your life, the techniques and exercises in this book will help you develop non-perfectionist skills and habits, leading to reduced fear, anxiety, and shame, and increased self-compassion and confidence in getting things done and handling daily pressures.

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Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me! Laurie Zelinger & Jordan Zelinger, $25.95 (ages 5 and up)

Using simple explanations of the biology of anxiety and practical solutions, this charming story will help children and their parents understand how to manage anxiety responses.


Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship. Claudine Crangle, $22.50 (ages 4-8)

Priscilla liked collecting things. Not any one type of thing in particular. She collected little things, big things, ordinary things, just things in general. Priscilla was a pack rat. Priscilla tries to pick out birthday presents for her friends, but has trouble parting with her favorite finds. In the end, Priscilla learns to value the party — and her friends — more than the presents!

Includes a Note to Parents and Other Caregivers by Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, with more information about cutting down on clutter, and the difference between collecting and potential hoarding behaviors.


Priscilla’s Predicament... the Worrywart Woes. Stephie McCumbee, $16.50

Educates K-6 students, teachers and parents about the challenge of anxiety and worry, and how to overcome those negative thoughts by focusing on positive solutions. 

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Relax. Catherine O’Neill, $8.99 (ages 4-10)

Using simple and enjoyable exercises this book helps us to recognise the causes and symptoms of stress in children's lives, and offers effective strategies to deal with them.


The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transitions. Lawrence Shapiro & Robin Sprague, $24.95

Children pay close attention to their parents' moods. When parents feel upset, their kids may become anxious, and when parents wind down, children also get the chance to relax. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids, written by two child therapists, offers more than fifty activities you can do together as a family to help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence, and joy.

You'll learn proven relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga, and then receive guidance for teaching them to your child. Your child will also discover how taking time to do art and creative projects can create a sense of fulfillment and calm. By completing just one ten-minute activity from this workbook each day, you'll make relaxation a family habit that will stay with both you and your child for a lifetime.


Reptile Flu: a Story about Communication. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95

Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit — everything except admitting that he is scared. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, Kamal communicates his fears in a way everyone understands, and is able to get the confidence he needs to face his fears.

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Sam's Big Secret: Coping with Fear. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, $19.95

Sam has a BIG SECRET. He is embarrassed that a brave turtle, like him, is terrified of water. Whenever he approaches a river, Sam has trouble breathing, his heart pounds quickly, and his body shakes. Sam thinks something terrible is going to happen. So he hides in his shell to calm down. The more Sam avoids the water and makes excuses to his friends, the bigger his fear grows and the worse he feels. Sam realizes he has let FEAR take control of his life. He is determined to overcome his fear. Through his journey, Sam uses different strategies that allow him to gradually face and conquer his fear.


Say Goodbye to Being Shy: a Workbook to Help Kids Overcome Their Shyness. Richard Brozovich & Linda Chase, $29.95

Say Goodbye to Being Shy is a book for children who struggle with extreme to occasional shyness. Shyness is a barrier to social and academic development which can prevent children from reaching their greatest potential. Say Goodbye to Being Shy offers focused activities with clearly stated purposes designed to move children from feelings of shyness to developing competence and skill.


Scaredy Kate. Jacob Grant, $8.99

Kate has a problem. She’s terrified of her aunt’s big bulldog, Cookie. One day, after fleeing the apartment to escape Cookie, Kate takes the strangest elevator ride ever — complete with a mysterious package and floor after floor of real-life monsters! On the top floor, all the monsters exit the elevator for an unexpected treat. But they’re missing one special ingredient... guess who has it? Kate has just the thing to top off the monster’s favorite snack. It takes all of her courage, but she manages to share with the monsters, and finds that they aren’t so scary after all! Kate makes some new friends, and she discovers the perfect way to tame her own personal beast.

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Scaredy Squirrel. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Everyone is nuts about Scaredy Squirrel! Scaredy Squirrel would rather stay in his safe and familiar tree, following his carefully planned routine, than risk venturing out into the unknown. Until one day, something happened that is NOT part of his plan …

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Caution! This story is not suitable for pirates!!

Scaredy Squirrel at Night. Mélanie Watt, $16.95

Here’s the story in a nutshell … Scaredy Squirrel is afraid to go to sleep!

Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy Squirrel feels better about scary things when he can plan EVERY, LAST, TINY detail. Organizing a birthday party requires lots of attention to these kinds of details. But when it’s party time — SURPRISE — Scaredy Squirrel has to learn to relax and go with the flow.

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping. Mélanie Watt, $16.95 

Will Scaredy Squirrel ever learn to be a happy camper?

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Mélanie Watt, $16.95

In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. And once he’s spotted a perfectly safe candidate (with no teeth), Scaredy’s ready. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he’s prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy’s Action Plan takes a surprising — and “toothy” — turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship?

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School Made Easier: a Kid’s Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools. Wendy Moss & Robin DeLuca-Acconi, $17.95 (ages 8-13)

Do you ever get nervous before a big test?

Do you get butterflies in your stomach before giving a presentation?

Do you ever lose track of papers?

Do you cram to finish long-term assignments at the last minute?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this book is for you! Take a look inside, and start reducing your anxiety and increasing your confidence in school. Believe it or not, school can be less stressful — and even fun! SCHOOL MADE EASIER will show you how to:

  • Understand your academic stress
  • Use "mind games" to feel less stressed and more confident
  • Problem-solve to cope with stressful situations
  • Organize your papers and files
  • Use executive functioning skills to make homework and studying easier
  • Manage your time wisely
  • Study more effectively
  • Stay calm and cool on test day
  • And much more!

Self-Calming Cards. Elizabeth Crary & Mits Katayama, $13.95

Use these engaging cards to make learning self-calming strategies fun.


The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence. Jennifer Shannon & Doug Shannon, $23.95

If you struggle with shyness, you're all too familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to do or say, and you'll do anything to avoid feeling that way. But, most likely, you also know that you're missing out on a lot—friendships, potential relationships, and fun. You've chosen this book because you're ready to stop hiding behind your shyness and start enjoying everything life has to offer.

The worksheets and exercises in THE SHYNESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY WORKBOOK FOR TEENS will help you learn to handle awkward social situations with grace and confidence, so you can make real connections with people you want to get to know. The skills you learn will also help you speak up for yourself when you need to and stop dreading class projects that put you on the spot. Actually, there's no aspect of your life that this workbook won't help. So why let shyness rule your life one day longer? Let this workbook guide the way to a more confident, outgoing you.

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Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents). Eline Snel, $19.95

Simple mindfulness practices to help your child deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. The accompanying CD has guided meditations to help children calm down, manage anger, fall asleep easily, and generally become more patient and aware.


A Spot of Blue. Elaheh Bos, $19.95

A simple and wonderful story that shows what happens when we focus too much on our worries. Everything was going great until Owl found a blue spot and couldn't let it go. Owl's big lesson at the end? Focus on them and they grow. Let them be and they will go. Simple and easy concept with practical steps to help when we get worry spots.


Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $25.95

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, the techniques described help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can 'starve' their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety.

This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, and can be used by young people aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. It is also an ideal anxiety management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, social workers, and educators, and youth workers.

Also available: Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $22.95

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Starving the Stress Gremlin: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $25.95 (ages 10+)

Starving the Stress Gremlin shows young people how they can manage their stress levels through a range of effective techniques based on cognitive behavioural principles. Engaging and fun activities as well as real life stories from other young people show how our thoughts are related to our behaviour and emotions, allowing young people to understand why they get stressed, the effects of stress and how to 'starve' their Stress Gremlin.

This informative workbook is easy to read and fun for a young person aged 10+ to complete either on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.

Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $26.00

Stress Relief is not about managing stress, but rather about preventing and avoiding it and eliminating the feelings it causes. This is a clear and practical guide that is also challenging and inspiring. Packed with insightful thoughts, ideas, and techniques like breathing exercises, meditation, affirmation and creative visualization, Stress Relief empowers teens by giving them control over their lives.


Stressed Out! For Teens: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Focused. Ben Bernstein, $ 26.95

The world’s teenagers have never been so challenged as they are today. The constant demands of parents, school, work, peers, social media, athletics, music, etc. has created a generation who, while tremendously capable, are also tremendously stressed. Today’s teens are expected to not only do it all but to do it now. Stressed Out! For Teens shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential and learn how to be calm, confident and focused in whatever situation they find themselves. Teens will learn the same techniques that all top athletes, musicians, business leaders and other successful people practice. As teens implement the tools taught in Stressed Out! For Teens they will find a roadmap to achieve their potential and be successful in all aspects of their lives.

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Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids. Maud Roegiers, $13.50 (ages 4-8)

With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, Take the Time guides kids toward self-awareness and mindfulness.


The Tallest Bridge in the World: a Story for Children about Social Anxiety. Ellen Flanagan Burns & Anthony Lewis, $21.50 (ages 8-12)

  • Are they staring at me because I look silly?
  • What if I mess up in my presentation — will everyone laugh at me?
  • What if I fail at swim tryouts?
  • I'll be so embarrassed!

Thomas has always been a bit shy, but recently his nervousness has been getting in the way of the things he would like to do. He realizes it may be time to talk to someone.

With the help of his parents and a therapist, Thomas learns how social anxiety affects his brain, and everyday tools and strategies to cope with and combat it.

Includes a Dear Reader and a Note to Parents with more information on social anxiety in preteens, and the cognitive-behavioral strategies you can use to cope with it.


The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Start Being Awesome. Christine Wheeler, $15.99

Dealing with grades, bullying, friendships, parents, crushes... it's enough to make any teenage girl wish she could snap her fingers and make it all go away. The good news is, you almost can — except it's not snapping" but "tapping"! Formally known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), this revolutionary practice can help you reduce your feelings of anxiety and overwhelm, boost your confidence, and unpack the "stress backpack" you may not even know you're carrying.

In The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls, expert EFT practitioner Christine Wheeler explains the basics of the technique (it actually involves tapping, with your fingers, on energy points on your own body, and you can do it anywhere, anytime). Then she gives you simple yet powerful instructions for tapping on common challenges such as:

  • Schoolwork, tests, grades, and planning for college
  • Appearance and body image
  • Dating, breakups, and dealing with sexual feelings
  • Divorce, siblings, and blended families

Throughout the book, comments from 16-year-old Cassidy, the author's teen consultant, keep it real with helpful perspectives on how this tapping thing works! In these pages, you'll discover that a super effective tool for dealing with stress is literally at your fingertips. If you're ready to be true to yourself, stop freaking out, and keep being awesome, The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls is the perfect solution for you.

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Tell Me! Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Tamar Tal-El, $13.95

When a young girl’s sister develops an anxiety disorder, it’s hard on everyone in the family. This thoughtful picture book helps explain anxiety to young children, and the ways you can learn to manage it, through the eyes of a concerned and caring sibling.


Thinking about Thoughts. Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Kyra Kendall, $13.95

What do your thoughts have to do with the way you feel? A lot!!


Too Shy for Show and Tell. Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell, $7.95 (ages 4-6)

Sam is a quiet giraffe 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.

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Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool. Christopher Lynch, $29.95

A stress management workbook for kids with social, emotional or sensory sensitivities.


Transforming Stress for Teens: the HeartMath® Solution to Staying Cool Under Pressure. Rollin McCraty, Sarah Moor, Jeff Goelitz & Stephen Lance, $23.95

It’s stressful being a teen! In Transforming Stress for Teens, leaders from the world-renowned Institute of HeartMath and Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute team up to teach overwhelmed and stressed-out teens how to use HeartMath skills — proven-effective tools and techniques to help you manage daily stress and anxiety, and develop resilience by managing emotion.


What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: the Real Deal on Perfectionism. Thomas Greenspon, $15.99 (ages 9 – 13)

Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many suffer from it. Nothing they do is ever good enough. School assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are challenging, and self-esteem is low. Written for kids ages 9–13, this book helps them understand how perfectionism hurts them and how to free themselves. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to grown-ups.


What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: a Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection. Dawn Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

If you have trouble accepting mistakes, if you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you! What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying a fear of making mistakes 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 cope with mistakes so they can explore new territory without fear!

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What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety. Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider & Janet McDonnell, $21.50 (ages 6-10)

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. If you feel scared when you do something alone or away from your parents, this book is for you!

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 — o they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!


What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep. Dawn Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

Using cognitive-behavioral techniques, What to Do When You Dread Your Bed helps children with bedtime fears, busy brains, restless bodies and overdependence on parents. Children gain the skills and motivation they need for a peaceful night’s sleep. This interactive, self-help guide is designed for children aged 6 to 12.


What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

Circus clowns perform tricks and make us laugh. They wear bright colors, big shoes, and all kinds of wigs and colorful hats. Have you noticed that they seem to like people looking at them and laughing at them?

Lots of kids feel shy when they feel that other people notice them. But some kids get super uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Does this sound like you? If you feel too shy or nervous too often, or if you miss out on cool activities and fun because you worry about what other people might think about you, this book is for you!

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying social 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 social anxiety — so they can join in the circus of fun and friends!

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What to Do When You Worry Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Dawn Huebner. $21.50 (ages 6-12)

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 illustrations make the concepts and strategies easy to understand while clear how-to steps and prompts to draw and write help children master new skills related to reducing anxiety.


What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: a Guide for Kids. James Crist, $15.99 (ages 8-13)

What are you afraid of? Thunderstorms? The dark? Bullies? Tests? Terrorism? Monsters? Nightmares? Making mistakes? Not fitting in at school? Being away from your parents? Being home alone? Everyone has fears and worries some of the time. But you don't have to stay scared and worried. This book can help. Many kids and adults have overcome their fears by using the ideas in this book - You can, too.


What You Must Think of Me: a Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder. Emily Ford, with M. Liebowitz & L. Wasmer Andrews, $10.95

What You Must Think of Me is an absorbing story and a useful guide, encouraging young people to believe that, with commitment and hard work, they can overcome Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Written specifically for teens and young adults, What You Must Think of Me will also be a valuable resource for friends and family of those with SAD. It offers much-needed hope to young people, helping them to lead healthy, productive lives.

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When Anxiety Attacks: Seeking Out Therapy Even When Your Problems Seem Weird or Silly. Terian Koscik, $13.95 (for older teens and young adults)

Frank and full of gentle humor, Terian Koscik's graphic memoir shares her experiences of living with anxiety, finding the courage to see a therapist, and learning more than she could have imagined.

Even in childhood anxious thoughts would seep into Terian's day. Yet she never thought that getting professional help was for her, simply concluding that her problems weren't "real" problems (a lion hadn't devoured her whole family, for example). But when her anxiety finally became overwhelming, she knew it was time to see a therapist. To her surprise, Terian learned endless coping techniques through her therapy sessions. She shares how mindfulness strategies helped her observe anxious thoughts without criticizing them, and how "I" statements encouraged her to express feelings more openly in relationships. But perhaps the most important thing she learned was that there really is no "right" way to feel.


When Fuzzy was Afraid of Losing His Mother. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $13.50

A gently empowering book for children ages 3 to 7 about separation anxiety and coping with fear.


When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things. Inger Maier, illustrated by Jennifer Candon, $13.50 (ages 3-7)

When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things is the second book in a series for young children who are coping with various fears. Here, young Lizzy faces her anxieties and shyness and learns to develop some self-confidence in her abilities.

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When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95

Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues, or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behavior, such as screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone. Prolonged anxiety can also seriously impact success in academic achievement and cause children to avoid social and extracurricular activities. Now with a special section on evidence-based teaching activities for parents and teachers alike, this bestselling children’s classic just became even better and more relevant. Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children’s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book will be able to relax and focus on work — or play!


William Wobbly and the Mysterious Holey Jumper, a Story about Fear and Coping: a Therapeutic Parenting Book. Sarah Naish & Rosie Jeffries, $18.95 (ages 3-10)

Sometimes William Wobbly gets very anxious. When he is anxious he'll often turn to chewing his jumper or hiding under his school desk. But luckily his mum knows how to help cope with those wobbly feelings. This is the perfect story for any child who uses problematic coping mechanisms to deal with fear or anxiety.


Willow's Smile. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $18.95

“Sometimes Willow smiled without even trying. But sometimes when she wished she could and knew she should, her smile slipped straight off her face.” So when her teacher tells the class that Picture Day is coming, shy Willow starts to worry. What if she isn't able to smile for the camera? How can she have her picture taken without smiling? But then on Picture Day, Willow gets the opportunity to watch the other children being photographed. She sees that all of her friends' expressions are unique, and perfect in their own way. And by the time it's her turn, she's realized that she doesn't need to worry about smiling for her picture. She just needs to be herself.

In this sweet picture book, author Lana Button has created a relatable and reassuring story that offers children a terrific model for how to deal with a difficult experience in a socially and emotionally competent way.


Willow’s Whispers. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $8.95

When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. At school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she fashions a magic microphone from items she finds in the recycling bin. But Willow’s clever invention is only a temporary solution. How will this quiet little girl make herself heard?

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Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. Julia Cook, Illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.95

This fun story offers children creative strategies for controlling their anxiety.


Worries Go Away! Kes Gray, Illustrated by Lee Wildish, $10.99

When a little girl feels worried she goes into a world of her own. At first the world is full of cream cakes and cola but soon the worries begin to take hold. Only her family and friends can help.

A comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem. The gentle rhymes and imaginative illustrations give a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. A must-have for any child.


The Worry Workbook for Teens: Effective CBT Strategies to Break the Cycle of Chronic Worry & Anxiety. Jamie Micco, $23.95

Do you worry all the time? Maybe you’re worried about school, tests, making new friends, or even about what the future holds? The teen years are full of big changes, and it’s normal to worry sometimes. But if you have chronic, difficult-to-control worries, you may have trouble sleeping, paying attention, and even experience physical symptoms like stomachaches and headaches. You need help putting things in perspective.

Written by a Harvard University faculty member and expert in teen anxiety, this is the first book to target chronic, debilitating worry with proven-effective skills to help you alleviate worry symptoms and prevent them from escalating into anxiety. With this book, you’ll uncover the real reasons you worry all the time, stop unhelpful “junk mail” thoughts from taking over, challenge your worries, face your fears, and — most importantly — reach your goals!

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Complete Booklist

Anxiety: Deal with It Before it Ties You Up in Knots. Joey Mandel & Ted Heeley, $12.95

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry & Panic. Jennifer Shannon, $24.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Girls. Erin Munroe, $17.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination. Robin Alter & Crystal Clarke, $23.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Lisa Schab, $21.95 (teens)

Beating Anxiety: What Young People on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know. Davida Hartman, illustrated by Kate Brangan, $25.95

Boom... Boom... Boom... a Story to Raise Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence. Marsha Jacobson, Illustrated by Troy Brooks, $14.99 (ages 4 to 10)

Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid. Wendy Moss, $13.95

Butterflies in My Belly. Jacqueline MacKay, $7.95 (ages 4-10)

Can I Tell You about Anxiety? A Guide for Friends, Family, and Professionals. Lucy Willetts & Polly Waite, $13.95

Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You. Deborah Reber, $15.99 (ages 12 and up)

COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

The Darkest Dark. Chris Hadfield & Kate Fillion, Illustrated by Eric Fan & Terry Fan, $22.99

Emily Grace and the What-Ifs: a Story for Children about Nighttime Fears. Lisa Gehring, illustrated by Regina Flath, $21.50

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers. Holly Brochmann & Leah Bowen, illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez, $21.50 (ages 3-6)

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens, 3rd Edition. Earl Hipp, $21.99 (teens)

Flying to See Janet: a Fun Guide to the Airport Experience. Laura Vickers, $17.95

Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories about Anxiety. Polly Wells, $12.95

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein, $23.99

The Healthy Coping Colouring Book and Journal: Creative Activities to Help Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Other BIG Feelings. Pooky Knightsmith & Emily Hamilton, $19.95 (ages 8-14)

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Worry Less: the Anxiety Management Book. Jerry Wilde & Jack Wilde, $13.95 (ages 9-14)

How to Defeat Dragons. Catherine Leblanc & Roland Garrigue, $8.99

The Huge Bag of Worries. Virginia Ironside, illustrated by Frank Rodgers, $12.99

I Bet I Won't Fret: a Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Timothy Sisemore, $27.95

I Can Relax! A Relaxation CD for Children. Donna Pincus, $22.95 (ages 4-12)

I Will Fight Monsters for You. Santi Balmes, illustrated by Lyonahen, $23.99

I Would, But My DAMN MIND Won't Let Me! A Teen's Guide to Controlling Their Thoughts and Feelings. Jacqui Letran, $21.95

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Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids. Carolyn Clarke, $28.95

Indigo Ocean Dreams CD. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 6-12)

Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff & Harriet May Savitz, illustrated by Marie Le Tourneau, $11.95 (ages 5-10)

It's Raining and I'm Okay: a Calming Story to Help Children Relax When They Go Out and About. Adele Devine, illustrated by Quentin Devine, $19.95

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk. Susan Sweet & Brenda S. Miles, illustrated by Valeria Docampo, $21.50 (ages 4-8)

Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile, a Story about Anxious and Clingy Behaviour: a Therapeutic Parenting Book. Sarah Naish & Rosie Jeffries, $18.95 (ages 3-10)

Keep Calm: My Stress-Busting Tips. Gina Bellisario, $8.95

Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation: How Children (and frogs, dogs, flamingos and dragons) Can Use Yoga Relaxation to Help Deal with Stress, Grief, Bullying, and Lack of Confidence. Michael Chissick & Sarah Peacock, $25.95

Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD. Judith Glasser & Kathleen Nadeau, $17.50 (ages 6-11)

Leo's Words Disappeared. Elaheh Bos, $22.95

Lola's Words Disappeared. Elaheh Bos, $22.95

The Little Book of Big Fears. Monica Arnaldo, $17.95

Little Meerkat's Big Panic: a Story about Learning New Ways to Feel Calm. Jane Evans, illustrated by Izzy Bean, $19.95 (ages 2-6)

Martha the (confident) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95 (ages 4-8)

Martha the (imaginative) Mouse. Written & illustrated by Karen Lang, $12.95

Martha the (one-of-a-kind) Mouse. Karen Lang, $12.95

Max Archer, Kid Detective: the Case of the Recurring Stomachaches. Howard Bennett & Spike Gerrell, $13.50 (ages 6-10)

Maya's Voice. Wen-Wen Cheng, $14.50

Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Jane Weierbach & Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, $13.50 (ages 8-12)

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: a Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else. Christopher Willard, $26.95

Mouse and the Storm: Children’s Reflexology to Reduce Anxiety and Help Soothe the Senses. Susan Quayle, illustrated by Melissa Muldoon, $17.95

Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece. Patricia Polacco, $19.99

My Anxious Mind: a Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic. Michael Tomkins & Katherine Martinez, $19.95 (ages 12 – 18)

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: a CBT Guide for College-Bound Students. William Knaus, $23.95

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The Panic Workbook for Teens: Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Worry & Panic Attacks. Debra Kissen, Bari Goldman Cohen & Kathi Fine Abitbol, $24.95

The Panicosaurus: Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome. K.I. Al-Ghani, Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani, $25.95

Penelope Perfect. Shannon Anderson, $14.99

The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Reduce Anxiety and Get Things Done. Ann Marie Dobosz, $23.95

Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me! Laurie Zelinger & Jordan Zelinger, $25.95 (ages 5 and up)

Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship. Claudine Crangle, $22.50 (ages 4-8)

Priscilla’s Predicament... the Worrywart Woes. Stephie McCumbee, $16.50

Relax. Catherine O’Neill, $8.99 (ages 4-10)

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety & Transitions. Lawrence Shapiro & Robin Sprague, $24.95

Reptile Flu: a Story about Communication. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95

Sam's Big Secret: Coping with Fear. Story and Tools by Dr. Stephanie Margolese, $19.95

Scaredy Kate. Jacob Grant, $8.99

The "Scaredy Squirrel" Series, by Mélanie Watt

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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

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Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Mélanie Watt, $8.95

Scaredy Squirrel at Night. Mélanie Watt, $16.95

School Made Easier: a Kid’s Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools. Wendy Moss & Robin DeLuca-Acconi, $17.95 (ages 8-13)

Self-Calming Cards. Elizabeth Crary & Mits Katayama, $13.95 (ages 4-10)

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence. Jennifer Shannon & Doug Shannon, $23.95

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents). Eline Snel, $19.95

A Spot of Blue. Elaheh Bos, $19.95

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $25.95

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $22.95

Starving the Stress Gremlin: a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $25.95

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Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $26.00 (teens)

Stressed Out! For Teens: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Focused. Ben Bernstein, $ 26.95

Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids. Maud Roegiers, $13.50 (ages 4-8)

The Tallest Bridge in the World: a Story for Children about Social Anxiety. Ellen Flanagan Burns & Anthony Lewis, $21.50 (ages 8-12)

The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Start Being Awesome. Christine Wheeler, $15.99

Tell Me! Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Tamar Tal-El, $13.95

Thinking about Thoughts. Leanne Matlow, illustrated by Kyra Kendall, $13.95

Too Shy for Show and Tell. Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell, $7.95 (ages 4-6)

Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool. Christopher Lynch, $29.95

Transforming Stress for Teens: the HeartMath® Solution to Staying Cool Under Pressure. Rollin McCraty, Sarah Moor, Jeff Goelitz & Stephen Lance, $23.95

What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough: the Real Deal on Perfectionism. Thomas Greenspon, $15.99 (ages 9 – 13)

What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: a Kid’s Guide to Accepting Imperfection. . Dawn Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety. Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider & Janet McDonnell, $21.50 (ages 6-10)

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep. Dawn Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety. Jacqueline Toner & Claire Freeland, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. D. Huebner, $21.50 (ages 6-12)

What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: a Guide for Kids. James Crist, $15.99 (ages 8-13)

What You Must Think of Me: a Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder. Emily Ford, with M. Liebowitz & L. Wasmer Andrews, $10.95

When Anxiety Attacks: Seeking Out Therapy Even When Your Problems Seem Weird or Silly. Terian Koscik, $13.95 (for older teens and young adults)

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $13.50 (ages 3-7)

When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $13.50 (ages 3-7)

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95

William Wobbly and the Mysterious Holey Jumper, a Story about Fear and Coping: a Therapeutic Parenting Book. Sarah Naish & Rosie Jeffries, $18.95 (ages 3-10)

Willow's Smile. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $18.95

Willow’s Whispers. Lana Button, illustrated by Tania Howells, $8.95 (ages 3-7)

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. Julia Cook, Illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.95

Worries Go Away! Kes Gray, Illustrated by Lee Wildish, $10.99

The Worry Workbook for Teens: Effective CBT Strategies to Break the Cycle of Chronic Worry & Anxiety. Jamie Micco, $23.95

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