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Separation Anxiety...

The Invisible String

by Patrice Karst (2000, DeVoss & Co., 16.95/hardback)

A very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String, made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love." Color. Grades PreK-5. [10” x 10”...36 pages]

The Kissing Hand

by Audrey Penn (2007, Tanglewood Press, 12.95/with CD)

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him. This book will help any child who will be temporarily separated from home. The audio CD includes a reading and an original song. Color. Grades K-2. [8.5” x 10.5”...30 pages]

I Don't Want to Go to School
: Helping Children Cope with Separation Anxiety

by Nancy Pando (2005, New Horizon Press, 9.95)

Honey Maloo, a young bee who lives with her mother in the knot of an oak tree, is growing up, and finally old enough to attend school. Honey, however, has different plans: She would much rather stay home with her mother, whom she loves dearly. So, she tries every trick in the book to stay off the school bus. Color. Grades K-5. [7” x 8”...48 pages]

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother

by Inger Maier (2005, Magination Press, 9.95)

While Fuzzy the Little Sheep is out playing with his friends, he falls and skins his knee. He searches for his mother, can't find her, and feels scared and alone. Fuzzy soon finds his mom, but then he is afraid to let her out of his sight. Includes a two-page Note to Parents. Color. Grades PreK-2. [8” x 8 ”...32 pages]

Mom, Dad, Come Back Soon

by Debra Pappas (2001, Magination Press, 9.95)

When Tyler's mom and dad go away for a few days, Tyler gets to stay at his best friend Cindy's house. A story about both a child's trepidation at being away from home for the first time and the joy and pride that can come with this new experience. This book also contains an extensive Note to Parents with specific suggestions for preparing a child for a short-term separation. Color. Grades K-2. [8” x 10”...32 pages]

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