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15 Books to Help Kids Overcome Their Fears

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The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson


Poor little Plop! Being an owl who hates the dark is extra-tricky, you see, because owls hunt for food at night. Fortunately, his mommy shows him all the magical things that only happen at night: fireworks, star-gazing, visits from Father Christmas, and more. Maybe the dark isn't so bad after all.

Recommended age: 3 and up

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Next: What a Bad Dream by Mercer Mayer

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