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Chester the Brave

by Audrey Penn (2012, Tanglewood Press, 16.95)
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After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs. Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn't mean being unafraid; being brave means not letting that fear stop him. Mrs. Raccoon teaches Chester an important strategy: Think-Tell-Do. When he thinks he is afraid, he tells himself he can do it, and then he just does it. Of course, getting a Kissing Hand helps a little too. This simple strategy can be helpful to children in many different situations. Color. Grades PreK-3. [8” x 10”...32 pages]

Don't Be Afraid to Drop

by Julia Cook (2011, NCYI, 9.95)
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This book is for anyone who is at a transitional point in their life. Boy Raindrop is afraid to let go of his cloud and drop to the ground. He doesn't want to take a risk, he doesn't like change, and he is happy with his comfortable life. His father encourages him to jump out of his comfort zone and see what he is missing. This book provides all who read it with a positive perspective on change, taking risks, and giving back. Color. Grades K-6. [9” x 8”...32 pages]

Sometimes I'm Scared

by Jane Annunziata (2008, Magination Press, 9.95)
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Kids can be afraid of lots of things It's normal. But these fears can seem really big! Well, have no fear; Sometimes I'm Scared is here. This book outlines easy steps kids can use to overcome their everyday fears. An extensive Note to Parents gives parents additional information on why fears naturally develop and how to help their kids understand and deal with common fears. Grades K-5. [8” x 10”...32 pages]

Scaredy Squirrel

by Melanie Watt (2008, Kids Can Press, 7.95)
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Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. If danger comes along, he's well-prepared. However, his worst nightmare comes true and he finds himself out of his tree. But Scaredy soon discovers something really uplifting. Color. Grades PreK-3. [8” x 8”...42 pages]

Jenny Is Scared
: When Sad Things Happen in the World

by Carol Shuman (2003, Magination Press, 9.95)
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Jenny and her brother Sam are scared! The TV has played news all morning, Jenny's piano lesson was canceled, and Mom and Dad forgot to make lunch. Jenny and Sam want to know what's going on and how not to be so scared, and Mom and Dad can help. With honest sensitivity, this book explores children's fears and reactions surrounding terrorism, war, and other violent events. Grades K-3. [8" x 10"...32 pages]

The Lion Who Lost His Roar

by Marcia Nass (2000, Childswork/Childsplay, 12.95)
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Louie the Lion was known to all as The Fearless King of the Jungle. Then one day he learned what fear was, and he lost his courage and his roar. He told his friends to just call him "Louie the Scaredy Cat." But then, Louie learned techniques that enabled him to overcome his stage fright, one small step at a time. Grades 1-5. [8.5" x 11"...53 pages]

What to Do When You're Scared and Worried:
A Guide for Kids

by James Crist (2004, Free Spirit, 9.99)
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From upsetting events to a fear of spiders to panic disorders, kids have worries and fears. And now, kids have help—whether they struggle a little or a lot. Drawing on his years of experience helping children deal with anxiety, Dr. James Crist has written a book that kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas to try. Grades 3-8. [5.5” x 8.5”...128 pages]

I Feel Frightened

by Brian Moses (1999, Sundance Publishing, 7.50)
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Illustrates how students might do all sorts of things to avoid: monsters, the first days of school, going to the dentist—or even scary TV shows. Color. Grades K-3. [7.5” x 8”...32 pages]

When I Feel Afraid

by Cheri Meiners (2003, Free Spirit, 10.95)
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Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. This book helps children understand their fears and teaches basic coping skills. Simple words and inviting illustrations show little ones that they're not alone, there are many people they can talk to, and they can even help themselves feel better, stronger, and safer. Color. Grades PreK-3. [9” x 9”...36 pages]

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