Books about Overcoming Fear

  1. It

    by Stephen King
    A group of misfit children fighting against a shape-shifting monster in a small Maine town.

    During a heavy rainstorm in Derry, Maine , a six-year-old boy named Georgie Denbrough sails a paper boat his brother made for him along the rainy streets before it washes down into a storm drain. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene

    by Veronica Roth
    A young man's struggle to face his fears and take a stand for what is right.

    #1, New York Times, bestselling author Veronica Roth retells a pivotal, Divergent, scene (chapter 13) from Tobias's point of view. , This thirteen-page scene reveals unknown facts and fascinating ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

    by Harlan Ellison
    Post-apocalyptic survivors confront an evil, immortal computer bent on torturing them.

    In a dystopian future, the Cold War has degenerated into a brutal world war between the United States , the Soviet Union , and China , who have each built an "Allied Mastercomputer" (or AM) to manage ... (Wikipedia)

  4. Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham: For Soprano, Boy Soprano, and Orchestra

    by Robert Kapilow
    A musical adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss story, telling the tale of the reluctant Sam-I-am.

    Note: This book is for the, Musical Study Score,. For the original Dr. Seuss story, see: Green Eggs with Ham (1988) . A children's classic, now available in this version for Soprano, Boy Soprano and ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Wee Free Men

    by Terry Pratchett
    A young girl's fantastical journey to save her brother, with the help of a mischievous gang of tiny blue-clad warriors.

    Tiffany Aching is a 9-year-old girl who literally sees things differently from others. While playing by the river near her home, she sees two tiny blue, kilted men who warn her of a "green heid" in ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Green Eggs and Ham

    by Dr. Seuss
    A whimsical journey of a picky eater trying something new.

    Sam-I-Am offers an unnamed character a plate of green eggs and ham. He refuses, repeating, “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.” while Sam persistently follows him, asking ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A young girl's journey of self-acceptance, overcoming personal obstacles with the help of her newfound friends.

    When she was living in a tent pitched on the Sohma family's land, Tohru Honda's primary concerns were dirt and slugs. But now that she's living with the Sohmas, she's gotten a crash course in magical ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Brian's Winter

    by Gary Paulsen
    A retelling of the classic novel, "Hatchet", from the perspective of a young boy struggling to survive in the frozen wilderness.

    The story deals with Brian, still stranded at the L-shaped lake during the fall and winter, constructing a winter shelter, building snow shoes , being confronted by a bear , befriending and naming a ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Who Moved My Cheese?

    by Spencer Johnson
    A parable about navigating change through the eyes of four characters.

    It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for ... (Goodreads)

  10. Born in Ice

    by Nora Roberts
    A romance between a recluse and a determined woman, searching for her place in the world.

    Three modern sisters bound by the timeless beauty of Ireland... When the harsh storms of winter descended upon western Ireland, the locals stayed indoors - and visitors stayed away. Brianna ... (Goodreads)

  11. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

    by Dale Carnegie
    Advice on overcoming worry & anxiety and living a happier, more fulfilled life.

    The book 'How to stop worrying & start living' suggest many ways to conquer worry and lead a wonderful life. The book mentions fundamental facts to know about worry and magic formula for solving ... (Goodreads)

  12. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again

    by Dan Santat
    A journey of resilience and courage, learning to pick oneself back up after facing adversity.

    My name is Humpty Dumpty. I'm famous for falling off a wall. (You may have heard about it.) But that's only half the story... Because I decided to get back up. And when I did, something amazing ... (Goodreads)

  13. Go Away, Big Green Monster!

    by Ed Emberley
    A fun and engaging story of a young child overcoming fear of monsters.

    OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD! , This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween—and all-year round! Caldecott Award-winner ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. A Hat Full of Sky

    by Terry Pratchett
    A young witch must use her newfound magical powers to survive the trials of her witch apprenticeship.

    A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett is a fantasy novel about a girl who is learning her place as a witch. Early in the novel, Tiffany Aching leaves her home in the chalk country (based on England's ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

    by Steven Pressfield
    A guide to overcoming procrastination and other inner obstacles to unleash creativity.

    A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere,, The War of, Art, is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Comet in Moominland

    by Tove Jansson
    A fantastical adventure of a young Moomin as he searches for a mysterious comet.

    The story begins a few weeks after the events of The Moomins and the Great Flood , as the Moomin family are settling into their new life in Moominvalley. Sniff , who is now living with the Moomins, ... (Wikipedia)

  17. There's a Nightmare in my Closet

    by Mercer Mayer
    A young boy confronts his fear of the monster in his closet and discovers it's not as scary as he thought.

    "Childhood fear of the dark and the resulting exercise in imaginative exaggeration are given that special Mercer Mayer treatment in this dryly humorous fantasy." -School Library Journal ... (Goodreads)

  18. Curious George Goes to the Hospital

    by Margret Rey
    A lovable monkey helps a friend in need by using his courage and kindness.

    George wakes up to find a box labeled "surprise" on the desk, it contains a jigsaw puzzle. George takes a puzzle piece out, and thinking it is a piece of candy, he swallows it. The Man with the ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Today I Will Fly!

    by Mo Willems
    A young bird's journey of self-confidence and courage, learning to fly on his own.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. Today, I Will Fly! is the funny ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever

    by Steve Chandler
    A self-help book that provides practical tips and strategies to motivate oneself towards success and happiness.

    In this first-ever paperback edition of his longtime bestseller, motivational speaker Chandler helps readers create an action plan for living their vision in business and in life. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    by Beverly Cleary
    An adventurous mouse embarks on a thrilling journey, making unlikely friends along the way.

    Ralph is a mouse who lives in the run-down Mountain View Inn, a battered resort hotel in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. Ralph longs for a life of danger and speed, wishing to get ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Ish

    by Peter H. Reynolds
    A young artist learns to embrace creativity and express himself through art.

    A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. ... (Goodreads)

  23. On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

    by Andrew Peterson
    A journey of adventure and self-discovery, as a young boy fights to save his family from an ancient evil.

    Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted ... (Goodreads)

  24. Scaredy Squirrel

    by Mélanie Watt
    A brave squirrel embarks on a series of adventures to overcome his fears.

    Scaredy Squirrel never leaves his nut tree. It's way too dangerous out there. He could encounter tarantulas, green Martians or killer bees. But in his tree, every day is the same and if danger comes ... (Goodreads)

  25. Paperboy

    by Vince Vawter
    A young boy with a stutter takes over his friend's paper route for a month, facing racial tensions and personal challenges along the way.

    The story takes place in 1959 in Memphis. "Little Man" Victor, an eleven-year-old boy who stutters, takes over his best friend Rat's paper route while Rat is visiting his grandparents. Little Man has ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Rough-Face Girl

    by Rafe Martin
    A young girl's quest to reclaim her beauty and win the heart of a mysterious man.

    This moving adaptation of the classic children's story Cinderella tells how a disfigured Algonquin girl wins the heart of a mysterious being who lives by the lake near her village. The powerful ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Pleasure of My Company

    by Steve Martin
    An eccentric, socially anxious man embarks on a journey of self-acceptance.

    Daniel Pecan Cambridge, 30, 35, 38, or 27, depending on how he feels that day, is a young man whose life is rich and full, provided he never leaves his Santa Monica apartment. After all, outside ... (Goodreads)

  28. Jaws

    by Peter Benchley
    A small beach town is terrorized by a great white shark, leading to a thrilling battle of man versus nature.

    The story is set in Amity, a fictional seaside resort town on Long Island , New York. One night, a massive great white shark kills a young tourist named Chrissie Watkins while she skinny dips in the ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Ramona the Brave

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's adventures as she learns to navigate school and family life.

    Ramona Quimby has spent most of the summer with her friend Howie Kemp , pounding old bricks into dust in a game called Brick Factory. Brick Factory makes Ramona feel powerful, something that doesn't ... (Wikipedia)

  30. All's Faire in Middle School

    by Victoria Jamieson
    A young girl navigates the social struggles of middle school while embracing her love of renaissance fairs.

    The author of, Roller Girl, is back with a graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire., Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with ... (Goodreads)

  31. Blindsighted

    by Karin Slaughter
    A small Georgia town is rocked by a series of gruesome murders, and it's up to a female detective to solve the case.

    A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Ozma of Oz

    by L. Frank Baum
    An adventurous young girl embarks on a quest to restore the peace in Oz.

    On an ocean voyage with her uncle Henry to Australia, Dorothy is blown into the sea by a storm. She takes refuge on a floating chicken-coop, which washes ashore, along with the coop and a hen in it. ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

    by Laurence Gonzales
    Exploring why some people are able to survive life-threatening situations while others don't.

    Laurence Gonzales’s bestselling Deep Survival has helped save lives from the deepest wildernesses, just as it has improved readers’ everyday lives. Its mix of adventure narrative, survival science, ... (Goodreads)

  34. Llama Llama Red Pajama

    by Anna Dewdney
    A story of a young llama dealing with bedtime anxieties.

    Llama, Llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama. Mama isn’t coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! ... (Goodreads)

  35. Clementine

    by Sara Pennypacker
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, learning to be brave and stand up for herself.

    Clementine is having not so good of a week. • On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. • Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. • Wednesday, she's sent to ... (Goodreads)

  36. Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

    by Mo Willems
    A monstrously mischievous monster discovers kindness and friendship, despite his best efforts.

    Leonardo is truly a terrible monster - terrible at being a monster, that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training ... (Wikipedia)

  37. The Knight in Rusty Armor

    by Robert Fisher
    A knight's quest to rid himself of emotional armor and reconnect with his true self.

    El caballero de la armadura oxidada trata de una fantasía adulta que simboliza nuestra ascensión por la montaña de la vida. Nos sentimos reflejados en el viaje del caballero, que está plagado de ... (Goodreads)

  38. Tramp for the Lord

    by Corrie ten Boom
    A woman's story of faith and courage, traveling to share her message of hope around the world.

    For the past twenty years Corrie ten Boom has crisscrossed the globe, slept in more than a thousand different beds, and lived out of suitcases...all to fulfill her God-given mission to tell people ... (Goodreads)

  39. Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

    by Dean King
    Shipwrecked sailors fight to survive in the harsh Saharan desert.

    A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early 19th century. Reader and protagonist alike are challenged into new ways of understanding culture clash, slavery and ... (Goodreads)

  40. A Crooked Kind of Perfect

    by Linda Urban
    Zoe dreams of playing piano at Carnegie Hall, but instead gets an organ and competes in the Perform-O-Rama.

    Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her ... (Goodreads)

  41. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

    by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
    A self-help book that encourages readers to face their fears and take action towards their goals, despite feeling afraid.

    Dynamic and inspirational, FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY is filled with concrete techniques to turn passivity into asssertiveness. Dr. Susan Jeffers, teaches you how to stop negative thinking ... (Goodreads)

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