Recommended Books for Children

In my clinical practice, I often recommend to my child clients and their parents different books that can support and reinforce the therapeutic work we do together. The books can be helpful resources for toddlers, pre-school, and school-aged children (ages 2 to 12).

Of course, it is important to keep in mind that these books do not replace seeking professional help from a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist or other health professional, especially for more severe and complex problems. Rather, these recommended books can be a good place to start and can compliment the services you are receiving.

Books for Anxious Children:

Books for Children with OCD:


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Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents is the first and only book to provide a completely parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety.

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What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids Series)

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids Series)

What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD's tricks.

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Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment

Dr. Wagner uses the powerful real-life metaphor of the Worry Hill to describe OCD and its treatment clearly and simply through the eyes of a child. Children and adults will identify with Casey's struggle with OCD, his sense of hope about treatment, his relief and his victory over OCD.

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Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder by Tamar E. Chansky (2001) Paperback

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-compulsive Disorder by Tamar E. Chansky (2001) Paperback

Dr. Tamar E. Chansky creates a clear road map to understanding and overcoming OCD based on her successful practice treating hundreds of children and teenagers with this disorder.

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Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go"

This uniquely designed volume is really two books in one. Each chapter begins with a section that helps kids and teens zero in on specific problems and develop skills they can use to tune out obsessions and resist compulsions. 

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Books for Children with Anger Problems:

Books for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):


Books for Children About Divorce:

Books for Children about Body Image:

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Shapesville

Shapesville

Shapesville is a picture book about five friends who live in a small town. They are all different shapes, sizes, and colors, and each has a unique talent. They encourage children to celebrate their own differences...

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Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children

Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children

The colorful illustrations in this unique picture book will encourage children to love their bodies from an early age. 

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6 thoughts on “Recommended Books for Children”

    • Hi Gina,
      Thank-you for your email and for contacting me. I also appreciate the very positive and encouraging verbal feedback you gave about my website.
      I do think you will find “The Explosive Child” helpful as well as “The Tiger in my chest” for your 4-year old. These are both great places to start.
      Best wishes,
      Dr. Stephanie

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  1. Bonsoir Dr. Stephanie, je viens juste de découvrir vos livres. Ils sont vraiment intéressants, je me demandais s’ils étaient en français aussi. Merci

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