Your Family, Your Library Podcast: Social Anxiety (Episode 2)
These are the books about social anxiety (plus a few more) shared on episode 2 of our "Your Family, Your Library" podcast.
Too Shy to Say Hi2021 by Anderson, ShannonGet this item
This sweet book explores concrete steps toward making friends in which a girl who struggles with her shyness. Helpful tips and information for caregivers are included in the notes. Preschool and up.
I'm Worried2019 by Black, Michael IanGet this item
Potato is worried about what might happen in the future, causing Flamingo to worry, too. Their friend, a little girl, encourages them to focus on enjoying the present instead. Preschool and up.
What if, Pig?2021 by Hunter, LinzieGet this item
Join Pig as he learns how to turn his "what if" worries from anxiety to optimism, all with the help of his loving friend Mouse. Preschool and up.
Little Unicorn Is Shy2020 by Chien Chow Chine, AurélieGet this item
A little unicorn feels all kinds of emotions, including shyness, and uses a breathing exercise to calm down. Preschool and up.
The Kissing Hand2006 by Penn, AudreyGet this item
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to reassurance him of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Preschool and up.
Gustavo the Shy Ghost2020 by Drago, Flavia Z.Get this item
This beautifully illustrated book reminds us that making friends starts with embracing your whole self. Ages 5 and up.
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things2008 by Look, LenoreGet this item
Alvin is afraid of pretty much everything, so much so that he can't speak at school. Home is a different story. He can be himself, with all that entails. Kids both shy and outgoing, will root for Alvin. Ages 7 and up.
Why Do I Feel So Worried? A Kid's Guide to Coping With Big Emotions2022 by Kirkness, TammiGet this item
A choose-your-feeling adventure for kids that can help them to identify and manage anxieties of all kinds through meditation and breathing exercises. Ages 7 and up.
Making Friends: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing your Child's Friendships2009 by Hartley-Brewer, ElizabethGet this item
A chapter on extreme shyness and social anxiety offers concrete steps and advice for parents and caregivers for helping children navigate these issues.
Quiet Kids: Help your Introverted Child Succeed in An Extroverted World2014 by Fonseca, ChristineGet this item
Understanding innate tendencies can help parents and caregivers respond appropriately to children who might be struggling socially. Helpful tips on mindfulness, resilience, and reminders that we all experience the world in different ways make this book a great tool.
Raising the Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Social Anxiety : Advice for Helping Kids Make Friends, Speak Up, and Stop Worrying2015 by Fonseca, ChristineGet this item
A robust, wholistic dive into shyness and social anxiety disorder, arming parents and caregivers with information that includes case studies and diagnostic worksheets,
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