|“Seeds and Trees”||Brandon Walden||Elementary||
Explores the impact of feelings and emotions on well-being; encourages children to practice kindness to others and to themselves.
|“Tear Soup”||Pat Schwiebert||Elementary||
Presents the complexities of grief in an easy to understand way for young children.
|“When Worry Takes Hold”||Liz Haske||Elementary||
Explores child’s worries and anxiety and presents strategies such as positive self-talk and mindful breathing.
|“The Science of Breakable Things”||Tae Keller||Middle School||
Explores parental depression through the eyes of Natalie, a middle school student attempting to use the scientific method to “solve” her mom’s depression.
|“Finding Perfect”||Elly Swartz||Middle School||
A moving, empathetic portrayal of a middle school student who struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
|“Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide”||Natasha Daniels||Middle School||
Written by an adolescent counselor with personal experience navigating anxiety.
|“The Memory of Light”||Francisco Stork||High School||
Depicts a young girl’s recovery and healing after a suicide attempt.
|“Finding Audrey”||Sophie Kinsella||High School||
Described as funny and heartwarming, depicts the struggle of social anxiety.
|“Turtles All the Way Down”||John Green||High School||
A teenager struggles with an anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.