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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.


Anxiety Disorders. Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick, $41.95 (Ages 14 and up)

Many people have some type of anxiety disorder. Some of the most common types include general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia and specific phobias such as fear of heights or spiders, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress. Through real-life case studies and information from experts, this book provides the tools young people need to understand their anxiety and learn to manage their symptoms effectively.

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The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry & Panic. Jennifer Shannon, $23.95

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.


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.

 

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Be the Boss of Your Stress: Self-Care for Kids. Timothy Culbert & Rebecca Kajander, $10.95 (Ages 8 and up)

Kids can learn ways to recognize, manage and relieve stress using self-care skills that can be used almost anywhere, anytime.


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.


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

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A Boy and a Turtle: the Child's Visualization Book. Lori Lite, $18.95

Both parent and child can easily learn this simple, fun visualization to manage stress, enhance healing and relaxation and overall well being. (ages 3-10)

Also in this series:

A Boy and a Bear: the Children's Relaxation Book. $17.50 (ages 3-10)

Bubble Riding: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 5-11)
The Affirmation Weaver: a Believe in Yourself Adventure. $21.95 (ages 5-11)


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.


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.

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Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You. Deborah Reber, $14.95 (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.


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.

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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.


Exam Stress? No Worries! Su Dorland, $23.95 (Includes audio CD)

Psychologist Su Dorland gives frazzled high school and college/university students insights into  the causes of exam anxiety, why some people get anxious about exams and why others  don’t, steps for coping with the two Ps (perfectionism and procrastination) and ways to finally free oneself from exam stress.

  • Includes a free CD with centering exercises, visualization techniques, and relaxation tracks
  •  Offers advice for students mixing work or other commitments with study, as well as off-campus students, mature students, international students, or students from migrant worker families

An important guide not simply for test-takers but anyone facing a stressful situation such as a job interview, a driving test, or a public speaking engagement.


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.

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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.


The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein, $19.99

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!

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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, $14.50 (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.


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!

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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 Am Feeling Bashful: a First Look at Shyness. Pat Thomas, $7.99 (Ages 4-8) 

Everyone feels shy at times, even grown-ups and other children who seem very brave. But excessive shyness may leave children feeling lonely and left out. This book will help children take the first steps toward feeling more confident. The story line is simple and easily accessible to younger children, who will learn that exploring the personal feelings around social issues is a first step in dealing with them.


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.

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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

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. 

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Indigo Ocean Dreams CD. Lori Lite, $19.50 (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.


Just Like You. Darlene Wierski-Devoe, illustrated by Sharon Pickering, $16.99

Just Like You Toolbox Journal. Darlene Wierski-Devoe, illustrated by Sharon Pickering, $9.99

Brooke is a little girl who likes to paint and play and laugh with her friends just like you, but sometimes for her life can be a bit scary. Things that she does every day can make her feel sad, lonely and afraid when she should be happy. JUST LIKE YOU is the story of a young girl with an anxiety “monster” that helps anxious kids, their classmates, and siblings better understand what living with an anxiety disorder is like.

The JUST LIKE YOU TOOLBOX JOURNAL is a helpful guide for young children in learning everyday skills for managing their anxiety “monster”.

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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, $13.95 (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, $14.50 (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, $22.50

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.


Miranda Peabody and the Stress-Free Birthday Party. Susan DeBell, $18.95 (grades K-4)

A story of how to deal with worry and stress.


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, $20.95 (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.


My Story about Anxiety. $11.95

Written and illustrated by a young girl, this is the story of how she has learned to manage her school anxiety with the help of some caring adults. Using skills taught by her “thinking coach”, her mother’s support, and the kindness of a resource teacher, she learns to manage her day at school.


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.

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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.


Past Tense: Healthy Ways to Manage Stress. $9.95 (ages 9-12)

Learn about stress and what causes it — and how to keep it under control!


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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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.


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.


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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The Shyness Workbook for Teens. Bernardo J. Carducci & Teesue H. Fields, $19.50

Adolescence is a crucial time for learning to deal with shyness and overcoming the pain and difficulty it can cause. This hands-on workbook is a valuable resource for counselors who work with shy teens in schools and other settings. The authors help teens understand the nature and dynamics of shyness, and explain how teens can achieve happiness by learning to be ‘successfully shy.’ Through a series of 30 user-friendly lessons, teens will discover ways to control their shyness instead of letting it control them. The lessons will help them in establishing friendships and intimate relationships, pursuing educational and career opportunities, and fostering personal and family relationships over a lifetime.


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.


Sometimes I Don’t Like to Talk (But Sometimes I Can’t Keep Quiet). Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, $26.95

Early intervention for extreme shyness is the key to helping children reach the social and emotional milestones that shape their sense of self-worth.  Sometimes I Don’t Like to Talk tells the story of Emmy and her how she learns to face her fears, one step at a time.

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Sometimes I’m Scared. Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff, illustrated by Bryan Langdo, $9.95 (ages 4-8)

Easy steps kids can use to help them overcome their everyday fears.


Sophie and the Sea Monster. Don Gillmor, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, $6.99

Sophie is a worrier. She worries about snapping dogs and thunderstorms and losing her homework. And now there is a sea monster under Sophie’s bed! She’s afraid to look at him — but the sea monster is even more afraid to come out! It turns out that friendship is stronger than fear and soon Sophie and the sea monster are having adventures and together they learn not to be so worried about everything.


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.

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Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $19.75

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, $ 21.95

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.


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.

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The Tallest Bridge in the World: a Story for Children about Social Anxiety. Ellen Flanagan Burns & Anthony Lewis, $22.50 (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 Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy. Annie Fox & Ruth Kirschner, $16.95

When stress has the 'survival brain' on overdrive, what happens to the 'thinking brain'? How can teens learn to use the mind-body connection to stay cool and make smart choices when the pressure's on? This book is packed with practical information and stress-lessening tools teens can use every day. Dozens of realistic scenarios describe stressful situations teen readers can relate to. Each scenario is followed by a clear, understandable process for reducing or stopping the stress and making decisions... Throughout, quotes from real teens remind readers that they're not alone, that stress affects everyone, but it doesn't have to ruin your life.

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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 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 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.


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.

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When Fuzzy was Afraid of Losing His Mother. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $10.95

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, $13.95 (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.


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!

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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?


Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. Julia Cook, Illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $14.50

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

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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 Tree. Marianne Musgrove, $17.95 (novel, ages 9-12)

Juliet is a worrywart, and there is a lot going on in her life to keep her busy with worrying. One day she makes a remarkable discovery — an old painting of a special tree, the Worry Tree — that helps her solve some of her problems and learn how to put her worries to rest.


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

About Phobias: an Open Family Book for Parents and Children Together. Sara Bonnett Stein, $12.95 (ages 3-6)

Affirmation Weaver: a Believe in Yourself Story. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 5-11)

The Affirmation Web: a Believe in Yourself Adventure Introducing Young Children to Positive Statements. Lori Lite, $13.95 (ages 5-11)

Angry Octopus: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.50 (ages 5-11)

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

Anxiety Disorders. Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick, $41.95 (Ages 14 and up)

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry & Panic. Jennifer Shannon, $23.95

The Anxiety Workbook for Girls. Erin Munroe, $17.95

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

Be the Boss of Your Stress: Self-Care for Kids. Timothy Culbert & Rebecca Kajander, $10.95 (ages 8 and up)

The Bear Who Lost His Sleep: a Story about Worrying Too Much. Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, $23.95 (ages 4-8)

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

A Boy and a Bear: the Children’s Relaxation Book. Lori Lite, $17.50 (ages 3-10)

A Boy and a Turtle: the Child's Visualization Book. Lori Lite, $18.95 (ages 5-11)

Bubble Riding: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 5-11)

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, $14.95 (ages 12 and up)

Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People. Mary Williams, $12.95 (ages 7-12)

Coping with Stress. Gwen Packard, $10.95 (teens)

COURAGE. Bernard Waber, $20.99

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

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Earthlight — New Meditations for Children: Simple Visualizations for Parent to Help Children. Maureen Garth, $15.50 (ages 4-10)

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

Exam Stress? No Worries! Su Dorland, $23.95 (Includes audio CD) (ages 10-15)

Facing Change: Falling Apart and Coming Together Again in the Teen Years. Donna O’Toole, $10.95 (teens)

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, $19.99

The Goodnight Caterpillar: the Ultimate Bedtime Story. Lori Lite, $18.95 (ages 5-11)

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, $14.50 (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 Am Feeling Bashful: a First Look at Shyness. Pat Thomas, $7.99 (Ages 4-8) 

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

I’m Frustrated. Elizabeth Crary, $9.95 (ages 5-8)

I’m Lost. Elizabeth Crary, $9.95 (ages 3-6)

I’m Scared. Elizabeth Crary, $9.95 (ages 5-8)

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

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

Just Like You. Darlene Wierski-Devoe, illustrated by Sharon Pickering, $16.99
Just Like You Toolbox Journal. Darlene Wierski-Devoe, illustrated by Sharon Pickering, $9.99

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

The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Barbara Shook Hazen, $8.99 (ages 6-9)

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

Let’s Talk About Being Afraid. Marianne Johnston, $10.95 (ages 6-10)

Let’s Talk About Being Shy. Marianne Johnston, $10.95 (ages 6-10)

Let’s Talk About Being Afraid. Joy Berry, $4.50 (ages 3-6)

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, $13.95 (ages 6-10)

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

Mind Over Basketball: Coach Yourself to Handle Stress. Jane Weierbach & Elizabeth Phillips-Hershey, $14.50 (ages 8-12)

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: a Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else. Christopher Willard, $22.50

Miranda Peabody and the Stress-Free Birthday Party. Susan DeBell, $18.95 (ages 5-9)

Mommy, Don’t Go. Elizabeth Crary, $7.95 (ages 3-6)

Moonbeam: a Book of Meditations for Children. Maureen Garth, $18.95 (ages 4-10)

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, $20.95 (ages 12 – 18)

My Mama Says there Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins or Things. Judith Viorst, $9.99 (ages 4-8)

My Story about Anxiety. $11.95

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

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

Past Tense: Healthy Ways to Manage Stress. $9.95 (ages 9-12)

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)

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 Cat. Joan Rankin, $8.99 (ages 4-8)

Scaredy Kate. Jacob Grant, $8.99

The "Scaredy Squirrel" Series, by Mélanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel. Mélanie Watt, $16.95
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach. Mélanie Watt, $8.95
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping. Mélanie Watt, $16.95
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

Scary Night Visitors: a Story for Children with Bedtime Fears. Irene Wineman Marcus & Paul Marcus, $14.95 (ages 4-8)

Sea Otter Cove: a Relaxation Story. Lori Lite, $21.95 (ages 5-11)

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

The Shyness Workbook for Teens. Bernardo Carducci & Teesue Fields, $19.50

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

Sometimes I Don’t Like to Talk (But Sometimes I Can’t Keep Quiet). Jessica Lamb-Shapiro, $26.95 (ages 4-8)

Sometimes I’m Scared. Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff, illustrated by Bryan Langdo, $9.95 (ages 4-8)

Sophie and the Sea Monster. Don Gillmor, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, $6.99 (ages 3-7)

A Spot of Blue. Elaheh Bos, $19.95

Starbright: Meditations for Children. Maureen Garth, $16.99 (ages 4-10)

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! Trevor Romain & Elizabeth Verdick, $12.95 (ages 8-13)

Stress Relief: Ultimate Teen Guide. Mark Powell, $19.75 (teens)

Stressed Out! For Teens: How to Be Calm, Confident, and Focused. Ben Bernstein, $ 21.95

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, $22.50 (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

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

Too Stressed to Think? A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy. Annie Fox & Ruth Kirschner, $16.95 (teens)

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

Wanda’s Monster. Eileen Spinelli & Nancy Hayashi, $25.95 (ages 4-8)

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 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, $10.95 (ages 3-7)

When Lizzy was Afraid of Trying New Things. Inger Maier & Jennifer Candon, $13.95 (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

When You’re Shy and You Know it. Elizabeth Crary & Shari Steelsmith, $8.95 (ages 2-4)

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, $14.50

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

The Worry Tree. Marianne Musgrove, $17.95 (novel, ages 9-12)

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

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