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10 Freeing Books For Kids With Anxiety

Insightful, invaluable lessons appropriately designed for kids to learn about their anxious feelings and worries.

Age appropriate books on anxiety have to do it right. These authors have done extensive research and developed kid friendly approaches to educating kids about anxiety.

Knowing what anxiety means early on can set up kids to cope better with the lower points in life. Help them understand their own or other kid’s feelings with these invaluable books written by respected authors.

#1 The Power of Your Child’s Imagination by Charlotte Reznick

The Power of Your Child's Imagination by Charlotte Reznick Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is a must-read for any parent who hopes to arm their child with the tools to handle life’s daily challenges/ — Jack Canfield, coauthor the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Simple, practical, brilliant.

What a wonderful world it will be when all families give their children the gifts presented in Dr. Reznick’s book. — Harvey Karp MD, creator of the book and DVD The Happiest Toddler on the Block.

This is a wonderful guide for anyone raising children in a stressful world…. — Mallika Chopra, author of Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement and More

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#2 Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Marc Brown

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Marc Brown Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Often, anxiety in children is a result of larger family issues and unexpected, overwhelming family changes. “When Dinosaurs Divorce” is a great book for anxious children who are dealing with anxiety around changing homes, having two homes, divorce, and family separation. “When Dinosaurs Divorce,” focuses on a sense of belonging, what to expect, changing schedules, and implementing new routines. Reading “When Dinosaurs Divorce,” can help normalize the process of divorce and new family blending, while also helping alleviate some worry and anxiety around the new divorce.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#3 The Little Blue Kite by Mark Z. Danielewski

The Little Blue Kite by Mark Z. Danielewski Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This short, stunning illustrated book can be read three different ways—two are tailored to younger readers and the third is for grown-ups and older kids. Its message about anxiety and fear is both comforting and freeing as the reader joins Kai on his kite-flying adventure.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#4 Hey Warrior by Karen Young

Hey Warrior by Karen YoungGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This is my favorite book for kids to understand anxiety and what goes on in their brain and body when experiencing anxiety. This book empowers kids by giving information and hope that they have the ability to calm down their brain and body and know that they are brave no matter what.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#5 You Can Do All Things by Kate Allan

You Can Do All Things by Kate AllanGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

When you have anxiety of depression, you can feel deeply alone. You can feel like you’re the only person on the planet who’s struggling with weird worries (which won’t go away), who can’t go grocery shopping without getting sweaty and panicked, who fears everything.

When we feel this way, one of the greatest gifts we can receive is knowing that there’s someone out there walking a similar path, someone who understands the sorrow, the struggles, the symptoms, the hardships. Someone we can relate to, someone who shares their story, with vulnerability and without filters. With You Can Do All Things, Kate Allan has given us such a gift. In You Can Do All Things, Kate shares her struggles with anxiety and depression, which started when she was just a child. Through her honest words, uplifting illustrations, and actionable suggestions, Kate also encourages us to keep trying and to keep going.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#6 What’s Wrong, Arty? by Linda Beckett

What's Wrong, Arty? by Linda BeckettGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is a therapeutic adventure for children and can be used as a tool by parents, teachers and therapists as an introduction to the everyday problems in life. Author Linda Beckett is well aware of the importance of tackling mental health issues in children at a young age, and this is why she wrote this book.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#7 We Are All Special by Mariam James

We Are All Special by Mariam JamesGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Children will identify themselves with this book. It guarantees a connection for children to celebrate. Despite flaws, imperfections and weaknesses, we are to encourage children to commend them. God made us all in His image, which, ultimately, is perfect.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#8 The Huge Bag of Worries By Virginia Ironside

The Huge Bag of Worries By Virginia IronsideGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Huge Bag of Worries helps to explain anxiety in a way that children can understand. Demonstrating anxiety in a physical way can help children to comprehend what anxiety is and how it affects people. Anxiety is a fairly obscure concept so giving kids pictures to visualize it is a great way for them to understand and be empathetic to those who have anxiety and also help them to get over any anxiety they may be experiencing.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#9 B is For Breathe by Dr Melissa Munro Boyd

B is For Breathe by Dr Melissa Munro BoydGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is so simple and I love it! This is one of the newer books that have come out this year about anxiety for kids. It’s inclusive, and provides a bunch of practical tools to turn to when worries and what if thinking feels out of control. It’s helpful for your child to create their own coping, and it’s helpful as a parent to have a strategy to use in the heat of the moment too.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#10 When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske

When Worry Takes Hold by Liz HaskeGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book opens up so many conversations about worry and about courage. So many kids can relate to the character in the book, Maya and her struggle with her worries and fears. This is a strength based book that empowers your child to find their brave. To find their courage. And know that they have it in themselves to feel strong and capable. This book also brings awareness to breathing, which is the one sure fire way to massage the brain and bring your child back to clear thinking and talking about their feelings.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

Contributors to this article
Charlotte Reznick from Imagery For Kids

Katie Ziskind from Wisdom Within Counseling

Michele Reverte from MicheleReverte

Fallyn Smith from Mindful Kids Coaching

Brenda Knight from Mango Publishing

Alisha Billmen from Austin Macauley Publishers

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Carla Buck from Warrior Brain

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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