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15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears

by Erin Dower

Childhood can bring a lot of phobias and anxiety — fear of the dark, or thunder, or monsters, or going to the doctor, or the potty, or school, or the dentist... Eek! So here's a list of great children's books to help kids cure their inner worrywart and rest easy. Looking for more? Use our Book Finder tool to search for new books for kids of all ages!

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book for child afraid of monsters, Monster End This Book Grover

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone


Whenever something scary lurks, reach for this classic fear-busting Little Golden Book "starring loveable, furry old Grover." The blue Sesame Street star begs and begs readers not to turn the page because, you know, there's a monster at the end of it. "Oh, I am so embarrassed," Grover says on the last page because — you guessed it — he is the monster at the end of the book!

Recommended age: 2 and up

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Next: Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell

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