Anxiety Book List

Picture Books & Resources

We believe that 95% of your emotions are determined by the way you talk to yourself as you go throughout your day. The sad fact is that if you do not deliberately and consciously talk to yourself in a positive and constructive way, you will, by default, think about things that will make you unhappy or cause you worry and anxiety. Your mind is like a garden. If you do not deliberately plant flowers and tend carefully, weeds will grow without any encouragement at all.

Brian Tracy

Sharing picture books with your child is a great way to start positive and difficult discussions. For those children suffering from anxiety reading about characters experiencing similar issues helps them to verbalise their worries and understand they are not alone. These books sensitively explore issues of unfamiliar situations, parent separation and bullying, among others.

Anxiety Book List

Further Reading


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

General Information

Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
NHS Trust: Anxiety Classroom Resources
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Anxiety resource library
Anxiety BC: Is my student struggling with an anxiety disorder? 
Child Mind Institute: Anxiety in the Classroom

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

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