Fears


Fear of the Dark/Nightmares




CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
JE HAYES Hayes, Geoffrey A Night-Light for Bunny
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.
2004
JE JUNGE Junge, Alexandra A Night-time Tale
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.
2006
JE DURAN Dunrant, Alan Billy Monster's Daymare
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.
2007
JE BATTE Battersby, Katherine Brave Squish Rabbit
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.
2012
JE WADDE Waddell, Martin Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
"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.
1999
JE POSTG Postgate, Daniel Engelbert Sneem and his Dream Vacuum Machine
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.
2006
JE TREMB Tremblay, Carole Floop in the Dark
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.
2010
JE ZIEFE Ziefert, Harriet I Want to Sleep in Your Bed!
It's nighttime and everybody--children, parents, and pets--says good night. But when all the lights are out, find out where Charlie wants to sleep.
1990
JE ALLEN Allen, Jonathan I'm Not Scared!
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.
2007
JE THOMA Thomas, Jan Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.
2012
JE PIEPE Pieper, Martha Heineman Mommy, I Had a Bad Dream!
When Joey, a bouncy kangaroo, has a series of bad dreams, his parents lovingly help him understand them.
2012
JE ROCCO Rocco, John Moonpowder
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.
2008
JE WAECH Waechter, Philip Rosie and the Nightmares
Tired of having nightmares about monsters, Rosie the rabbit decides to confront her fears.
2005
JE BRADB Bradbury, Ray Switch on the Night
A lonely little boy who is afraid of the dark is introduced to a whole new world by a little girl named Dark.
2000
JE DUNBA Dunbar, Joyce Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep
Willa has trouble falling asleep until her brother reminds her of all the happy things that await her in the morning.
1998
JE SNICK Snicket, Lemony The Dark
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.
2013
JE MUNSC Munsch, Robert The Dark
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.
1997
JE BUTLE Butler, M. Christina The Dark, Dark Night
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.
2008
JE MCKAY McKay, Hilary There's a Dragon Downstairs
Although she is afraid, Sophie is determined to confront the dragon that she thinks she hears downstairs at night.
2005
JE MAYER Mayer, Mercer There's a Nightmare in My Closet
At bedtime a boy confronts the nightmare in his closet and finds him not so terrifying after all.
1968
JE STEWA Stewart, Amber Too Small for my Big Bed
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?
2013
JE MORRI Morris, Winifred What If the Shark Wears Tennis Shoes?
Stephen's nighttime fear materializes, a shark that gets all the way upstairs and into his room to try to eat him, but Stephen has an alternative suggestion.
1995
JE FENTO Fenton, Joe What's Under the Bed
When Fred lays down his head, he imagines there is something monstrous under his bed.
2008
JE SCHAE Schaefer, Carole Who's There?
A child, already tucked in for the night, is frightened by strange noises that grow ever closer.
2011

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