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Sunday 12 April 2015

Book List: Picture Books about Worry and Anxiety

It's an unfortunate fact that young children can sometimes feel troubled by anxiety. Their worries can range from little everyday issues to much more serious problems. Picture books with characters that worry can offer parents and carers a prompt to start conversations with children about the things that bother them, providing opportunities to discuss healthy ways to deal with worries and calm anxious thoughts.

Lessons of a Lac by Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonergan (Little Steps Publishing, $14.95, 9781925117028) KBR review

Actually I Can by Nicky Johnston (Rough Draft Publishing, $16.95, ) KBR review

Don't Think About Purple Elephants by Susan Whelan and Gwynneth Jones (EK Books, $24.99, 9781921966699)

Parachute by Danny Parker and Matt Ottley (Little Hare, $24.95, 9781921894206) KBR review

Happythoughts are Everywhere... by Nicky Johnston (Happy Hero, $16.95, 9780980449112) KBR review

The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers (Hodder, $16.99, 9780340903179)

Just in Case by Judith Viorst and Diana Cain Bluthenthal (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $24.99, 9780689871641)

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