General Mental Health


Disorder Specific

Parenting Books

  • Magic 1, 2, 3, by Thomas W. Phelan
  • The Incredible Years, by Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  • Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child: Second Edition by Katharina Manassis, Barrons Educational Series
  • Parenting Letters, by Susan Schulman

Disorder Specific Books

  • The Feeling Good Handbook, by David D. Burns (Depression)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J Bornes (Anxiety)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, by Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl & Kelly G. Wilson

Children’s Books about Specific Illnesses/ Issues

  • ADHD: “My Friend Has ADHD”,  by Amanda Doering Tourville
  • ADHD:  “Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book about Living with ADHD”, by Jeanne Kraus
  • ADHD: ” Eager Eddy: The World’s Most Active Dude”, by Jill & Katherine Bobula
  • ANXIOUS TEMPERAMENT/ ANXIETY: “Love You When You Whine”, by Emily Jenkins;    “Be the Boss of Your Stress” by T. Culbert and R. Kajander
  • ASPERGER’S SYNDROME: “Dinosaur Diegi: The World’s Smartest Dude”, by Jill & Katherine Bobula
  • DEPRESSION: “Sad Sad Seth: THe World’s Greatest Writer”, by Jill & Katherine Bobula
  • GREIF: “Coping with Loss, the life changes handbook”, by Anita Naik
  • OCD: “Anxious Annie: The World’s Greatest Thinker”, by by Jill & Katherine Bobula
  • PARENTAL DEPRESSION: “Why Are You So Sad: A Child’s Book About Parental Depression”, by Beth Andrews
  • SELF ESTEEM: “A smart girl’s guide to liking herself-even on bad days”, by Dr. Laurie Zelinger
  • SOCIAL SKILLS:  “You are a Social Detective! Explaining Social Thinking to  Kids”, by Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke: “Read the SIGNALS, the body language handbook”, by Dr. Melissa Sayer
  • For additional recommended children’s books about emotion awareness and regulation, coping skills and health promotion, please go to  PARENT COACHING

NOTE: Many of these titles are available at local libraries or at

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