Being worried or anxious is not just for grown-ups: kids feel these things too. These books will help kids identify how they're feeling and learn to manage their feelings so they don't overwhelm them. Part of our big topics for little kids booklist series focusing on grades pre-K-2. Find more books on worries and anxiety: bit.ly/BigTopicsWorry2
Murray is a young bear who worries about everything. Luckily he has a sister, Molly, who teaches him how to hold space for his worries. She writes down her worries and puts them in a worry box so they won't stop her from having fun.
A wonderfully appealing child-mouse with a stubborn habit of worrying can't help the anxiety before the first day of nursery school. Her story, told with sensitivity and filled with perfectly chosen details, may provide comfort to those worried about their first day of school.
A simple display of duality between optimism and pessimism. Two Friends encounter a closed door. One is eager to open it, the other is frightened by the possibilities. Imagination can make it easy to worry, but can also make life more fun.
Upon moving countries and starting a new school, a young girl feels alone and afraid. What hope does she have of making friends if she does not understand anyone? The girl wrestles with her worries, and they grow smaller as she shares her fears.
Bear gets emotionally distressed when he's lost in the dark and stormy woods. Trembling in the gnarled roots of a giant tree, little does he know his loyal woodland friends formed a search party to come to his aid.