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Anxiety, Worry and Fear
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school • Schoolage
The monster who did my math by:Danny Schnitzlein
When a monster offers to help a boy who is afraid of numbers by doing his math homework, the boy eagerly signs a contract and agrees to pay later, but the first time he is asked to solve a problem in class and cannot, he realizes he has gotten no bargain.
The Kissing Hand by:Audrey Penn
When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.
Jake starts school by:Michael Wright
No one can pry a frightened Jake away from his parents on the first day of school, and so the three must watch as his classmates have fun until, at the end of the day, his teacher finally gets him to let go.
Little Rabbit and the Night Mare by:Kate Klise
Little Rabbit is so worried about his first school report that his sleep is troubled by a terrifying Night Mare.
Hooray for Reading Day! by:Margery Cuyler
First-grader Jessica, a big worrier, is especially afraid that she will make a mistake when she is reading in front of her class and parents on Reading Theater Day, but after lots of practice reading to her dog Wiggles, she performs perfectly.
Something might happen by:Helen Lester
Twitchly Fidget the lemur worries about almost everything until his Aunt Bridget Fidget pays him a visit and shows him another way to live.
Silly Billy by:Anthony Browne
To help with his anxiety, Billy uses the worry dolls his grandmother recommends, but he finds that they do not quite solve his problem.
A babysitter for Billy Bear by:Miriam Moss
Billy Bear worries about several things when his mother goes out and leaves him with a babysitter for the first time
The ticky-tacky doll by:Cynthia Rylant
When she has to go to school without her special doll, a little girl cannot focus on learning her letters and numbers, until her grandmother realizes what the problem is.
The worrywarts by:Pamela Duncan Edward
When Wombat, Weasel, and Woodchuck decide to wander the world, they wonder what worries they will encounter.
Bella gets her skates on by:Ian Whybrow
When Daddy Rabbit announces the lake is hard enough for skating, Bella worries about what could happen, but as she hesitantly tries, she finds her worries are all for naught.
Wemberly worried by:Kevin Henkes
A mouse named Wemberly, who worries about everything, finds that she has a whole list of things to worry about when she faces the first day of nursery school.
Gilbert in deep by:Jane Clarke
Gilbert the shark and his playmate go to far and wander into the dangerous depths of the sea.
Is a worry worrying you? by:Ferida Wolff
Ferida Wolff has developed a humorous and fun book that deals with common and not so common fears.
Worry dolls are a traditional craft enjoyed by the children of Guatemala. Dolls are made and placed under a personís pillow at night to keep worries away.

You will need:

Garbage bag ties (three per doll)
Colored cotton
Scraps of paper
Felt tip pen or marker
Cloth bag or a small painted wooden box
Each of the dolls will be about 3 inches tall.
Mr. Worry : a story about OCD
by Holly L. Niner

Eight-year-old Kevin is frustrated by his need to check things and repeat actions over and over until a counselor diagnoses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and teaches him ways to manage this condition. Includes a note for parents and teachers explaining OCD.

I have included this picture book on obsessive-compulsive disorder for families who are dealing with this challange.
I have listed several books so you may choose the items that will meet your needs. I like to have about 5 books for my storytime programs.