Helpful Resources from the Library for Children

Recently, I took a trip to the library. My goal was to find new resources that could be added to my bibliotherapy tool box. What is bibliotherapy?

Bibliotherapy is the use of books to help people relate to what they are experiencing. Through stories and metaphors, it can help children take a big feeling or experience, and understand it in a simple, easy way. And sometimes, words just don’t do it. Sometimes, as adults we don’t even know what to say. So sitting down and reading a story can open the conversation and allow us to find each other, within the issue, so we can talk.

The Reston & District Library offered a huge selection of helpful books for children. Hopefully, your library has a wonderful selection too!

The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr
What Makes Us Unique – Our First Talk About Diversity by Dr. Jillian Roberts
So Shy by Vicki Morrison
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
Sad Isn’t Bad – A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy
I Don’t Like The Dark by Ann de Bode and Rien Broere
What Happens When A Loved One Dies? Our First Talk About Death by Dr. Jillian Roberts
The Dark by Lemony Snicket
Dear Girl, A Celebration of Wonderful, Smart, Beautiful You! by Amy Krouse Rosenthall and Paris Rosenthal
How Full Is Your Bucket?
I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont