For Kids
Books and Resources

Books for Children (Reading Level 4-8)

First Day Jitters
by Julie Danneberg. Whisphering Coyote Press, 2000.

Wemberly Worried
by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow Books, 2010.

Scary Night Visitors: A Story for Children with Bedtime Fears
by Irene Wineman Marcus, Paul Marcus, & Susan Jesche. Magination Press, 1990.

I Don’t Know Why…I Guess I’m Shy: A Story About Taming Imaginary Fears
by Barbara Cain & J. J. Smith-Moore. Magination Press, 2000.

Into the Great Forest: A Story for Children Away from Parents for the First Time
by Irene Wineman Marcus. Magination Press, 1992.

Night Light: A Story for Children Afraid of the Dark
by Jack Dutro & Kenneth Boyle. Magination Press, 1991

Cat’s Got Your Tongue?  A Story for Children Afraid to Speak
by Charles E. Schaefer & Judith Friedman. Magination Press, 1992.

Outsmart Your Worry Tool Kit for Kids. Ages 5-11
by Tool Kits for Kids, LLC, 2008.

Lion’s Aren’t Scared of Shots: A Story for Children About Visiting the Doctor
by Howard J. Bennett. Magination Press, 2007.

Sometimes I’m Scared
by Jane Annunziata & Marc Nemiroff. Magination Press, 2009.

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For Children (Reading Level 9-12)

Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children about Perfectionism
by Ellen Flanagan Burns. Magination Press, 2009.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
by Dawn Huebner. Magination Press, 2006.

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD
by Dawn Huebner. Magination Press, 2007.

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment
by Aureen Pinto Wagner & Paul A. Jutton. Lighthouse Press, Inc., 2004.

I Bet I Won’t Fret: A Workbook to Help Children With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
by T.A. Sisemore. New Harbinger, 2008.

Outsmart Your Worry Tool Kit for Kids. Ages 5-11
by Tool Kits for Kids. LLC, 2008.

Outsmart Your Worry Tool Kit for Kids. Ages 11-18
by Tool Kits for Kids. LLC, 2009.

Kissing Doorknobs
by Terry Spencer, Hesser. Laurel Leaf, 1999.

Blink, blink, clop, clop why we do things we can't stop
by E. Katia Moritz (2011). Weston Press, 2011.


For Teens

My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
by Michael A. Tompkins, Katherine A. Martinez, & Michael Sloan. Magination Press, 2009.

Outsmart Your Worry Tool Kit for Kids. Ages 11-18,
by Tool Kits for Kids, LLC, 2009.

Free From OCD: A Workbook for Teens With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
by T.A. Sisemore, 2010.

Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good,
by Miram Adderholdt & Jan Goldberg. Free Spirit Publishing, 1999.

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" - and Parents Say "Way to Go"
by John March (2006).

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If you are unable to find a referral through these websites, you should:
  • Contact the psychiatry department at a local medical school or a university psychology department.
  • Contact your county mental health department, a local hospital or community mental health center and ask about mental health clinics or staff psychiatrists.
  • Patients can search through your insurance company for local behavioral health or psychiatry providers. 
  • Search the American Psychological Association provider database.


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