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Parents' Primer: Fears

SECURITY ITEMS BOOKLIST

Blankets

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK BOYNT Boynton, Sandra Dinosaur's Binkit
It is time for Dinosaur to get ready for bed, but all Dinosaur can think of is snuggling with a special blanket.
1998
J BOARDBK PATRI Patricelli, Leslie Blankie
Meet Blankie, the best companion a toddler could have.
2005
JE Brown, Marc Tolon D.W.'s Lost Blankie
When D.W. cannot find her special blanket, Arthur and Dad try to help her, but with no success, until Mom saves the day.
1998
JE Brown, Ruth Cry Baby
Nobody wants to go on a walk with little sister -- she's such a cry baby. But when Cry Baby's comfort blanket unravels, everyone is in for a big surprise.
1997
JE BUTLE Butler, M. Christina The Special Blankie
While Little Hedgehog babysits his cousin, with help from his forest friends, Baby's favorite blanket brings them some misadventures but later saves the day.
2010
JE BYNUM Bynum, Janie Kiki's Blankie
Kiki the monkey has many daring adventures with her polka-dot "blankie," but when it sails away without her and lands above a sleeping crocodile, she may not be brave enough to come to the rescue.
2009
JE COTE Cote, Nancy Jackson's Blanket
A little boy is not ready to give up his beloved blanket until he finds a tiny kitten who needs it more than he does.
2008
JE Dickson, Anna H. Where's My Blankie?
Malcolm Monster feels afraid when he loses his beloved security blanket, but after a couple of days, he forgets that it's missing.
1984
JE FEENE Feeney, Tatyana Small Bunny's Blue Blanket
A young bunny who is very attached to his blanket worries when his mother insists the blanket needs to be washed.
2012
JE FORD Ford, Bernette No More Blanket for Lambkin!
A gentle and playful story about letting go of a comfort blanket.--back cover.
2009
JE Gliori, Debi Flora's Blanket
Flora, a little rabbit, does not want to sleep without her missing blanket, so her family helps her look for it.
2001
JE Griessman, Annette Gabriel, God, and the Fuzzy Blanket
Jacob is afraid when he forgets to take his blanket on a visit to his great aunt and uncle, but his parents help him remember that God is always with him to keep him safe.
2000
JE Henkes, Kevin Owen
Owen’s parents try to get him to give up his favorite blanket before he starts school.
1993
JE HEST Hest, Amy Baby Duck and the Cozy Blanket
Baby Duck needs a bath and so does her cozy blanket.
2002
JE Mallat, Kathy Oh, Brother
A young rabbit's older brother teases her by stealing her blanket, but also proves that he loves her.
2003
JE PETER Peterkin, Allan The Flyaway Blanket
Tale about Jake's cherished blanket and the loving bond shared by a parent and a child.
2012
JE STEWA Peterkin, Allan I'm Big Enough
Although she is getting bigger every day, Bean the rabbit refuses to give up her blanket.
2007
JER Rylant, Cynthia Puppy Mudge Loves His Blanket
Puppy Mudge likes his blanket, but he loves snuggling with Henry.
2004

Bottles

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK BYE Nelson, Scott Bye-bye, Bottle
A sweet little monkey wants to be like her big sister in every way--except when it comes to drinking from a cup! Luckily, big sister teaches little monkey some tips about giving up a bottle and using a cup for the first time.
2002
JE FORD Ford, Bernette G. No More Bottles for Bunny!
Bunny gives up his bottle so he can have tea and cookies just like the big kids.
2007

Pacifiers

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J BOARDBK GEIS Geis, Patricia Good-bye Pacifier!
Although it comforts her when she's hungry and makes her feel safe when she's afraid, Tula is a big girl now and no longer needs a pacifier.--Inside back cover.
2009
JE Boelts, Maribeth Little Bunny's Pacifier Plan
Little Bunny gradually learns to give up his pacifier.
1999
JE FORD Ford, Bernette G. No More Pacifier for Piggy!
Piggy gradually learns to give up his pacifier.
2008
JE LHEUR L'Heureux, Christine Rosie's Pacifier
Caillou's little sister, Rosie, wants to speak, so little by little she sets aside her pacifier.
2010
JE Murphy, Jill The Last Noo Noo
His grandmother and mother think he is too big for a pacifier; other children make fun of him, but Marlon will not give it up until he is ready.
1995
JE ROSS Ross, Tony I Want My Pacifier
The royal pacifier has mysteriously disappeared again. It always turns up though, even if it is found in some very strange places. Will the Little Princess ever give it up?
2004
JE WENIN Weninger, Brigitte Bye-Bye, Binky
Nora's lost pacifier becomes a toy for several other animals before it is finally returned to her.
2007
J649.6 SHAPI Shapiro, Lawrence E. It's Time to Give Up Your Pacifier: A Transition Time Book
"Talking, eating, singing, and more--think of all the things little ones can do without pacifiers in their mouths! This books shows toddlers the benefits of becoming big kids to gently wean them off their pacifiers."--Back cover.
2008

Stuffed Animals

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
JE Bruna, Dick Miffy Is Crying
Miffy is very sad because her teddy bear is missing.
1998
JE CRIMI Crimi, Carolyn Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed
At bedtime, Principal Fred's wife, son, and dog help him search for his missing teddy bear so that he can go to sleep.
2010
JE DEVRI de Vries, Anke Raf
When Ben loses Raf, his favorite stuffed toy, he is inconsolable. But a few days later, Ben receives a postcard--from Raf! Raf writes about how he got lost and was found...Will Raf really return to Ben? Will Ben still recognize him? And will he make it ho
2008
JE DUNRE Dunrea, Oliver Gideon and Otto
Otto the toy octopus goes everywhere with Gideon, a small gosling, but while Gideon is playing with some rabbits Otto falls off the wall on which he was left and makes a new acquaintance.
2012
JE Feiffer, Jules I Lost My Bear
When she cannot find her favorite stuffed toy, a young girl asks her mother, father, and older sister for help.
1998
JE Hines, Anna Grossnickle Not Without Bear
Audrey likes to do many things, but not without bear.
2000
JE Ichikawa, Satomi La La Rose
La La Rose, a young girl's stuffed rabbit, gets lost in Luxembourg Gardens.
2004
JE McPhail, David The Teddy Bear
A teddy bear, lost by the little boy who loves him, still feels loved after being rescued by a homeless man.
2002
JE MESER Meserve, Jessica Bedtime Without Arthur
Bella has a bear named Arthur, like others, hes soft and cuddly. Unlike other bears, Arthur knows karate and works tirelessly all night to protect Bella from monsters, dragons, slugs, and other things that lurk in the shadows. One night, Arthur goes missi
2010
JE ROSEN Rosenthal, Eileen I must have Bobo!
When Willy wakes up without his favorite toy, he looks everywhere until he finds it.
2011
JE SMEE Smee, Nicola No Bed Without Ted
Readers are invited to help a little girl find Ted the teddy bear so that she can go to sleep.
2005
JE Stevens, Janet Plaidypus Lost
When a young child takes his favorite toy along to the park, the market, the lake, and for a car ride, he mistakenly leaves him behind.
2004
JE Waber, Bernard Ira Sleeps Over
A little boy is excited at the prospect of spending the night at a friend's house, but worries how he'll get along without his teddy bear.
1972
JE Whybrow, Ian Where's Tim's Ted?
It's quiet on the farm as Tim gets ready for bed. Suddenly, he cries, 'Where's my Ted?' They search and they search, but Tim's Ted is nowhere to be found...
2000
JE WILLE Willems, Mo Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.
2004
JE WILLE Willems, Mo Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion
While traveling with her family to Holland to visit her grandparents, Trixie once again loses her beloved Knuffle Bunny.
2010
JE ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet Buzzy Had a Little Lamb
Gently helps children understand that going to school means growing up and saying good-bye, if only for a few hours, to old "comfort" objects.
2005

Thumbsucking

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J Fassler, Joan Don't Worry Dear
Jenny's mother patiently waits for her to outgrow her thumbsucking, bedwetting, and stuttering.
1971
J Klimowicz, Barbara The Strawberry Thumb
1968
J TOBIA Tobias, Tobi The Quitting Deal
Mother and daughter vow to help each other give up respective habits--smoking and thumb-sucking.
1975
J155.4 Heitler, Susan M David Decides about Thumbsucking : A Motivating Story for Children ; An Informative Guide for Parents
Although he struggles to entertain Pig's cousin, Kipper the dog cannot prevent Arnold from sucking his thumb.
1985
JE Ernst, Kathryn F Danny and His Thumb
As he grows up and starts school, Danny finds he is too busy doing other things to suck his thumb.
1973
JE PRIMA Primavera, Elise Thumb Love
Unable to kick her thumb-sucking habit, Lulu develops a twelve-step program to help.
2010
JE Sonnenschein, Harriet Harold's Hideaway Thumb
By being diligent and remembering that he is a big bunny now, Harold succeeds in stopping sucking his thumb.
1991
JE COONE Cooney, Nancy Donald Says Thumbs Down
1987
JE COOPE Cooper, Ilene Jake's Best Thumb
Jake is an expert at doing things with one thumb...because he keeps his 'best' thumb in his mouth almost all the time. -- inside front flap.
2008
JE DIONN Dionne, Wanda Little Thumb
Little Thumb recounts rhyming reasons why it really should not go into its owner's mouth.
2001

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




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