For Children

Books On: Building Self-Esteem

  • I Am A Lovable Me! by Sharon Penching and Dr. Stuart Hoffman
  • Marvelous Me by Linda Schwartz (5/up)
  • I Like Myself by  Karen Beaumont (PreK – 2)
  • I'm Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis (4/up)
  • I Like Me by Nancy Carlson (2-6)
  • Incredible Me by Kathy Appett (PreK -2)
  • Just Because I Am by Lauren Murphy Payne (3/up)
  • When I Feel Good About Myself by Cornelia Maude Spelman   (3/up)
  • The Invisible String by Patrice Kast
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • The Twelve Gifts of Birth by Charlene Costanzo
  • Have You Filled Your Bucket Today by Carol McCloud

Books On: Feelings

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
  • When I Feel Good about Myself by Cornelia Maude-Spelman
  • Hilly Discovers her Feelings by Meytal Raz-Nave
  • When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman 
  • Feelings to Share from A to Z by Todd Snow
  • The Mad Family Gets Their Mads Out by Lynne Namka
  • No Hitting!: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners
  • I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas
  • Ready for The Day!, Ready to Play!, and Ready for Bed by Stacey Kaye (3-8)
  • Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • On Monday When It Rained by Cheryl Kachenmeister
  • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
  • Will You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud and Karen Wells

Books on: Personal Boundaries

  • My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky (3-8)
  • I Said No! by Zack and Kimberly King
  • Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman (3-6)
  • My Body is Private by Linda Walvoord (6-11)
  • Do You Have A Secret by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • The Swimsuit Lesson by Jon Holsten
  • The Right Touch by Sandy Kleven, LCSW

Books On: Talking to Your Children About Their Body

  • What's The Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown, E.D. and Marc Brown
  • Amazing You: Getting Smart About Private Parts by Gail Saltz and Lynne Avril Cravath
  • Who Has What? All About Girls' Bodies and Boys' Bodies by Robie H. Harris and Nadine Bernard Westcott

Books On: Grief and Trauma

  • Sad Isn't Bad, A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by Michaelene Mundy and R.W. Alley
  • Lifetimes, The beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and  Robert Ingpen
  • Samantha Jane's Missing Smile, A Story About Coping with the Loss of a Parent by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus
  • When Dinosaurs Die, A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • A Terrible Thing Happened, A Story for Children who have Witnessed Violence or Trauma by Margaret M. Holmes and Cary Pillo
  • Tear Soup, A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel

Books On: Criminal Justice Issues

  • To Tell The Truth by Brian Ogawa by Debbie Gollehon and  Alexandra Rejzer
  • What Is Jail Mommy? by Jackie Stanglin
  • Margaret's Story by Deborah Anderson and Martha Finne (6-11)
  • What Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
  • The Night Daddy Went to Jail by Janet M. Bender, M.Ed.
  • Let's Talk About When Your Parent Is In Jail by Maureen K. Wittbold

Books On: Strangers

  • What If a Stranger Approaches You? by Anara Guard
  • Be Safe Around Strangers by Bridget Heos
  • The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
  • Stranger Danger - Play and Stay Safe, Splatter and Friends by Melissa Perry Moraja
  • Not Everyone is Nice: Helping Children Learn Caution with Strangers by Frederick Alimonti and Ann Tedesco

For Teens

  • The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass
  • Don't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys by Michel Dorais
  • Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse by Patti Feuereisen
  • How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Families by Cynthia Mather
  • I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape by Robin Warshaw
  • Kids Helping Kids by Linda Lee Foltz
  • What Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

For Parents

Books On: Keeping Children Safe/Communication

  • Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse by Sandy K. Wurtele and Feather Berkower - go to
  • The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
  • Ready for the Day!, Ready to Play!, and Ready for Bed! by Stacey Kaye

Books On: Dealing with the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse

  • Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse by Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay
  • Adults Molested as Children: A Survivor's Manual for Women and Men by Bear and Dimock
  • The Mother's Book by Carolyn Byerly
  • When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case Potter
  • Kids Helping Kids by Linda Lee Foltz
  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Child Sexual Abuse by Mike Lew
  • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
  • What Will Happen To Me? by Howard Zehr and Lorraine Stutzman Manstutz

Website Resources

Local and State Resources

Bullying Prevention

Internet Safety

*Also, your school counselor, a social worker, nurse and librarian are great resources!


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If you suspect that a child is being abused, call Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-342-3720