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Shyness: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 1 to 3

  • Shy Charles by Rosemary Wells Puffin, 1992
  • When You're Shy and You Know It (Feelings for Little Children) by Elizabeth Crary Parenting Press, 1996

Ages 4 to 8

  • Buster: The Very Shy Dog by Lisze Bechtold Houghton Mifflin, 1999
  • Feeling Shy by Althea Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1998
  • Little Miss Shy by Roger Hargreaves Rice Stern Sloan Publishing, 1998
  • The Blushful Hippopotamus by Chris Raschka Orchard Books, 1996
  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain Parenting Press, 2000
  • Tyler Is Shy by Susan Hood Readers Digest, 2000

Ages 9 to 12

  • Don't Be Shy: How to Fit In, Make Friends and Have Fun -Even If You Weren't Born Outgoing by Calude Clement Harry N. Abrams, 2005
  • I Can-- Speak Up Sarah Levete Copper Beech Books, 2002
  • Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth by Elaine Konigsburg Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Let's Talk About Being Shy by Marianne Johnston PowerKids Press, 1996
  • Making Friends by Sarah Levete Copper Beech Books, 1998
  • The Long Secret by Louise Fitzhugh Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Shyness: Your Questions Answered by Lynne Crawford and Linda Taylor Element, 1998

Books for Adults

  • Nurturing the Shy Child: Practical Help for Raising Confident and Socially Skilled Kids and Teens by Barbara Markway St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006
  • The Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Shyness from Infancy to Adulthood by Philip G. Zimbardo, 1999
  • The Shy Child: Helping Children Triumph Over Shyness by Ward K., Ph. D. Swallow Warner Books, 2000
  • The Shyness Breakthrough: A No-Stress Plan to Help Your Shy Child Warm Up, Open Up and Join the Fun by Bernardo Carducci Rodale, 2003

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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