See below for some of our very favorite books for children, adolescents, and parents.
Those with grey backgrounds are our “staff picks” — favorites of the favorites!

ANXIETY

Moose

Moose The Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare
Grow from WORRIER to WARRIOR by learning to "bark back" at your worries!

HeyWarrior

Hey Warrior
Strategies for managing worry

InvisibleString

The Invisible String
Love connects us all, even when we are physically apart (Separation Anxiety)

AfterTheFall

After the Fall
Overcoming fears and negative experiences

BigBadBubble

Big Bad Bubble
Harnessing our inner/existing strengths to become brave!

KissingHand

A Kissing Hand for Chester Racoon
A sweet secret to help feel safe & secure while away from parents (Separation Anxiety)

WorriesAreNotForever

Worries Are Not Forever
Helpful for young children; teaches coping skills

BraveAsBraveCanBe

Brave As Can Be
A book of courage

David and the Worry Beast

David and the Worry Beast
Coping with anxiety

WDYDWAP

What Do You Do With a Problem
Finding the courage to face a problem

LittleWorm

Little Worm
Handling worry when things don't turn out as expected (authored by our local friend/colleague!)

Breaking Free

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD
Evidence-based program for parents wishing to reduce childhood anxiety & OCD

Helping Your Anxious Child

Helping Your Anxious Child
Evidence-based strategies for understanding and responding to childhood anxiety

GRIEF & LOSS

IdaAlways

Ida, Always
Navigating illness and loss of a loved one

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I Miss You: A First Look at Death
Understanding feelings after the death of a loved one

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The Memory Box
Celebrating life and memories

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When Someone Very Special Dies
Coping with grief

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When Dinosaurs Die
Understanding and remembering

Tear Soup

Tear Soup
Healing after loss

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The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
Understanding the phases of life

FAMILY DYNAMICS

RodeoRed

Rodeo Red
Navigating the arrival of a new baby

You Were the First

You Were The First
Honoring a first-born's identity as a new sibling arrives

Charlie Anderson

Charlie Anderson
Living in two different homes (Divorce)

Fred Stays With Me!

Fred Stays with Me!
Taking care of our needs during divorce/change

ANGER/IRRITABILITY

SometimesImBombaloo

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo
Gaining insight; managing anger and frustration

Hands Are Not For Hitting

Hands are Not for Hitting
Teaching young children how to express anger in a healthy manner

Soda Pop Head

Soda Pop Head
Expressing frustration in a healthy way

BEING "ME"!

Beekle

The Adventures of Beekle
Braving the world in your very own way (incredible book!)

Spoon

Spoon
Learning to love oneself, without getting lost in comparisons to others

BeWhoYouAre

Be Who You Are
Accepting ourselves and others while honoring differences

RosieRevere

Rosie Revere Engineer
Following passions, even when others doubt us

HDYD

How Do You Dance?
Personal expression and individuality

TRAUMA

TerribleThing

A Terrible Thing Happened
Talking to others can help us heal

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Kindness is my Superpower

Kindness is my Superpower
Teaching & understanding empathy

Strictly No Elephants

Strictly No Elephants
Exploring inclusion and feelings of exclusion

More Purple People

The World Needs More Purple People
Learning to ask questions and explore the world

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Eyes that Kiss in the Corners
Loving one's own heritage and features

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Hair Love
Exploring the parent-child bond through the heritage of hair

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Chocolate Milk, Por Favor!
Facing bullying as a new, bilingual student

LittleBlueTruck

Little Blue Truck
Working together to overcome obstacles

Share

People Share With People
Sharing can be fun!

PERFECTIONISM

Ish

Ish
Building confidence via accepting imperfection

Beautiful Oops

Beautiful Oops
The positive sides of mistakes

FEELINGS (general)

InMyHeart

In My Heart
A book of feelings

Spot

Spot Book Set
Collection of books teaching how to identify, manage, and express feelings

HappyHippo

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Animals + Feelings (for young children)

THERAPEUTIC WORKBOOKS

Worry Too Much

What to Do When You Worry Too Much
Generalized Anxiety workbook

Brain Gets Stuck

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck
OCD workbook

Temper Flares

What to Do When Your Temper Flares
Anger management workbook

Grumble Too Much

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much
Negativity/pessimism workbook

FAVORITES FOR PARENTS

WholeBrainChild

The Whole-Brain Child
Understanding & navigating childhood emotion & behavior

No-Drama Discipline

No-Drama Discipline
Managing problematic behaviors while enhancing the parent-child relationship

Additional Noteworthy Book Lists

1001 Goodnights

Exploring classic bedtime stories

A Mighty Girl

Inspiring books about female protagonists