Great Books for Kids to Read

Anxiety (illustrated books for children)

  1. A Bad Case of Stripes (peer pressure) by David Shannon (Avital Arieff)
  2. Franklin and the Thunderstorm by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark (Rozi Wax)
  3. King of the Playground (fear of bullies) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Avital Arieff)
  4. No Such Thing by Jackie Koller & Betsy Lewin (monsters) (Avital Arieff)
  5. Please Explain Anxiety to Me by Jordan Zelinger and Laurie E. Zelinger (Lea Koplowitz)
  6. Stories Straight from Avi’s Heart by Ahuva Raanan (each page a different story depicting an emotion) (Avital Arieff)
  7. The Invisible String by Patrice Karst (Karen Scheinberg)
  8. There’s a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer (Avital Arieff)
  9. Very Worried Walrus by Richard Hefter (Chaya Becker)
  10. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes (nightmares, accidents, injury, general worry, school anxiety) (Avital Arieff)
  11. What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner (Smadar Prager, Elisheva Liss, Avital Arieff)
  12. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook (Tzippora Wallach)
  13. Worry Says What? by Allison Edwards (Debora Yoffe)

General Reading – children’s books with a point!

  1. Counting by 7’s (OCD) by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Tzippora Wallach)
  2. Fish in a Tree (about dyslexia) by Lynda hunt (Tzippora Wallach)
  3. How to Disappear (H.S. – social anxiety) by Sharon Huss Roat (Tzippora Wallach)
  4. Mockingbird (kid with ASD) by Kathryn Erskine (Tzippora Wallach)
  5. Mrs Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald (Natalie Cohen)
  6. Not if I Can Help It (sensory processing issues) by Carolyn Mackler (Tzippora Wallach)
  7. Out of My Mind (kid with CP) by Sharon Draper (Tzippora Wallach)
  8. Rules (having a sibling with ASD) by Cynthia Lord (Tzippora Wallach)
  9. Saving Sammy (OCD) by Beth Alison Melony Rivki Jungreis)
  10. Turtles All the Way Down (H.S.- OCD) by John Green (Tzippora Wallach)
  11. Wonder by R. J. Palacio (Tzippora Wallach)
  12. You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Conflict Resolution With Young Children by Betsy Evans (Menachem Hojda)