Facing Fears and Phobias

We all feel scared of things sometimes but, when you are very little, scary things can seem HUGE.  Sharing these books might help bring some of those fears down to size.


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The Elephant Who Was Scared – Rachel Elliot

When Little Elephant can’t find his mummy, the jungle seems a scary place. Among the spooky noises and dark shapes, he meets a lost leopard cub. How will the frightened pair find their way home?
Age: 3+


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The Fox in the Dark – Alison Green and Deborah Allwright

Who’s afraid of the fox in the dark?  Rabbit is, so are Duck, Mouse and Lamb.  This amusing bedtime book follows these animals as they come face to face with the fearsome fox.
Age: 3+


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The Black Dog – Levi Pinfold

In this modern fairy tale about the power of fear, a black dog appearing outside a family’s home.  It grows and grows the more family members see it. Only Small, the youngest of the Hope family, has the courage to face it.
Age: 6+


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Pirates Aren’t Scared of the Dark! – Maudie Powell-Tuck and Alison Edgson

Freddie is sleeping outside in his amazing pirate tent. It’s brilliant! But then his torch goes out and he hears a rustle, rustle, rustle in the dark. Suddenly Freddie doesn’t feel very brave.
Age: 4+


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The Black Rabbit – Phillippa Leathers

Rabbit is being chased by a big, scary black rabbit. Will he ever be able to escape?
Age: 3+


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The Dark – Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

The story of Laszlo and how he stopped being afraid of the dark.
Age: 5+


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The Big Match – Joan Stimson and Jan Lewis

Arthur is frightened of failing in his first appearance in a school football match. A useful, fun discussion book – part of a series of books about Worried Arthur.
Age: 3+


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Little Mouse and the red wall – Britta Teckentrup

What lies beyond the red wall? Mouse’s friends don’t know – but that doesn’t stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown, where a world of freedom and possibility awaits?
Age: 4+


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Orion and the Dark – Emma Yarlett

Orion is scared of a lot of things.  Most of all, he’s scared of the dark.  One nigh, Dark comes to show Orion how the world looks from his point of view.
Age: 4+


 

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