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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.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.2 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2008-08-11
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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