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Fear of Dark: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 0 to 3

  • Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? by Martin Waddell Candlewick, 1992
  • Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger Philomel, Books, 2000
  • "I'm not scared!" by Jonathan Allen Hyperion Books for Children, 2007
  • The Night the Lights Went Out by Anna Perera, Northwood, 2006
  • Nite-Nite Mares by Barbara Fincken, Manor Books, 2006
  • The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson Candlewick Press, 2001
  • Very Noisy Night by Diana Hendry, Jane Chapman (Illustrator) Puffin Books, 2001

Ages 4 to 8

  • Big, Scary Wolf by Harvey Stevenson Clarion Books, 1997
  • Can't Sleep by Christopher Raschka Orchard Books, 1999
  • Creepy Things are Scaring Me! by Jerome Pumphrey HarperCollins, 2003
  • Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark by Nancy Inteli illustrated by John Lund Simon Spotlight, 2001
  • Good Night! by Christine L’Heureux, Choette, 2006
  • I'm Safe! From Monsters! by Wendy Gordon Backyard Books, 1999
  • Monsters in Your Bed...Monsters in Your Head by Betsy Dill DreamDog Press, 1999
  • Pooh's Bad Dream by Kathleen W. Zoehfeld, Robin Cuddy (illustrator) Disney Press, 1998
  • Sweet Dreams: A Lift-The-Flap Bedtime Story by Sue Porter DK Publishing/distributed by Houghton Mifflin, 1996
  • Switch on the Night by Ray Bardbury Knopf, 1993
  • The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer by Janice Lee Smith Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer Dial Books, 1968
  • Tom's Afraid of the Dark! by Beth Robbins Dorling Kindersley, 2001

Ages 9 to 12

  • Sixth Grade Sleepover by Eve Bunting Scholastic, 1996

Books for Adults

  • No More Monsters in the Closet: Teaching Your Children to Overcome Everyday Fears and Phobias by Jeffrey L. Brown, M.D. Crown Pub, 1995

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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