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Fear of the Dark/Nightmares







Hayes, Geoffrey
JE HAYES

When it is too dark for Bunny to sleep, Papa suggests using light like that of stars and fireflies, but Mama finds the right light in their own burrow.
Junge, Alexandra
JE JUNGE

A little girl who has always been afraid of the dark embarks upon an amazing adventure that explains why the night follows the day and begins to make friends with things she had once feared. This family fable examines the purpose of night and the dreams that accompany it.
Schneider, Josh
JE SCHNE

A young boy conquers his fear of bedtime monsters after making a surprising discovery.
Dunrant, Alan
JE DURAN

Billy Monster is scared! But what is keeping him awake? And how will Daddy Monster find a way to help Billy sleep soundly through the day? Set in a topsy-turvy monster world, this warm and funny story is perfect for raising a smile and chasing away bedtime fears.
Delacroix, Sibylle
JE DELAC

When Blanche goes to bed, she tries very hard to avoid the night. She makes loud noises to try to wake up the sun, but instead she wakes up angry parents. She sings and fools around, jumping and tumbling on her bed until she is caught again. Eventually, she wears herself out and falls happily asleep. This is a little book about a big problem: going to sleep when you really HATE the night.
Barlics, Brian
JE BARLI

Is your child afraid of the dark? Are you having trouble with bedtime? You are not alone! Even those least likely to have a fear of the dark may have a story to share. In this book you will meet Brady, a bat who oddly has a terrible fear of the dark. This poses quite a dilemma for a creature that sleeps in a dark cave and comes out to play at night. Learn how Brady discovers a creative way to solve this problem...with a little help from some friends.
Battersby, Katherine
JE BATTE

Squish, a little rabbit who is afraid of nearly everything, ventures into the night during a storm to find his friend, Twitch, who he fears may have encountered chickens.
Waddell, Martin
JE WADDE

"Little Bear can't sleep. There is dark all around him in the Bear Cave. Not even Big Bear's biggest lantern can light up the darkness of the night outside. But then Big Bear finds the perfect way to reassure Little Bear and help him fall fast asleep..."--Cover back.
Postgate, Daniel
JE POSTG

Enter the world of Engelbert Sneem and find out what happens when he turns out to be his own worst nightmare. A satisfying conclusion sets the stage for a night of sweet dreams.
Tremblay, Carole
JE TREMB

When Floop is awakened by a noise in his bedroom he imagines all the scary creatures that might be lurking in the dark around his bed.
Valentine, Madeline
JE VALEN

A little boy overcomes his fear of the dark during a daring teddy bear rescue.
Cantrell, Julie
JE CANTR

A child is reassured by his mother that God loves him even when it is dark outside.
Mongredien, Sue
JE MONGR

One night, a monster stomps into Harry's dreams. The next day, Harry is scared to go to sleep. 'If he comes back, just imagine him with pink pants on his head,' suggests Mom. 'He won't be scary then!' But can Mom's clever plan possibly work?
Balmes, Santi
JE BALME

Two little girls--one human and the other a monster--are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what's living under their beds.
Allen, Jonathan
JE ALLEN

When Baby Owl takes his stuffed Owly out for a walk in the moonlit woods, he insists that he is not afraid of the other animals that keep popping up and making them jump.
Thomas, Jan
JE THOMA

Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.
Geisert, Arthur
JE GEISE

Told by his parents that his light must be out at eight o'clock, a young piglet who is afraid of the dark devises an ingenious solution to the problem.
Pieper, Martha Heineman
JE PIEPE

When Joey, a bouncy kangaroo, has a series of bad dreams, his parents lovingly help him understand them.
Rocco, John
JE ROCCO

Even though Eli is the "fixer of all things fixable," one thing he cannot fix is his bad dreams, until one night when Mr. Moon appears and asks him to come fix the Moonpowder factory, where sweet dreams are created.
Yarlett, Emma
JE YARLE

Orion is so scared of the dark, Dark decides to pay him a visit! Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he's scared of the dark. So one night Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure.
Powell-Tuck, Maudie
JE POWEL

Jack is excited to spend the night in his backyard pirate tent, scaring away his younger sister with tales of frightening sea monsters, but when his flashlight goes out Jack doesn't feel quite so brave after all.
Waechter, Philip
JE WAECH

Tired of having nightmares about monsters, Rosie the rabbit decides to confront her fears.
Davis, Jon
JE DAVIS

Small Blue is afraid that all sorts of frightening things are lurking in the dark, but as Big Brown takes her through a dark house to warm some milk, he suggests preposterous alternatives.
Bradbury, Ray
JE BRADB

A lonely little boy who is afraid of the dark is introduced to a whole new world by a little girl named Dark.
Snicket, Lemony
JE SNICK

Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.
Munsch, Robert
JE MUNSC

Jule Ann pounds on the bottom of a cookie jar, and a small dark lump bounces out. The Dark quickly gobbles up every shadow in sight, growing bigger with each one. A plucky heroine resolves the perplexing problem with brilliant, spirited logic.
Butler, M. Christina
JE BUTLE

Upon awakening from his long winter's nap, Frog spends a happy day playing with his friends but when he reaches his pond after dark, he sees a huge pond monster and needs his friends' help to face it.
Diesen, Deborah
JE DIESE

Mr. Fish feels nervous venturing deep in the sea to look for Ms. Clam's lost pearl until Miss Shimmer helps him conquer his fear of the dark.
McKay, Hilary
JE MCKAY

Although she is afraid, Sophie is determined to confront the dragon that she thinks she hears downstairs at night.
Mayer, Mercer
JE MAYER

At bedtime a boy confronts the nightmare in his closet and finds him not so terrifying after all.
Stewart, Amber
JE STEWA

Every day, with Mommy tiger there to encourage him, Piper learns to do something new--and do it all by himself. But when bedtime arrives, Piper dislikes the dark night, and he especially dislikes sleeping all alone in his bed. He wakes up in the middle of each night, and feeling all alone, he goes to Mommy so he can sleep cuddled up in her bed. How can Mommy tiger help him overcome his fear so that he can sleep alone the whole night through?
Fenton, Joe
JE FENTO

When Fred lays down his head, he imagines there is something monstrous under his bed.
Schaefer, Carole
JE SCHAE

A child, already tucked in for the night, is frightened by strange noises that grow ever closer.