CIS-SA Project Access-Approved Book List
Our Project Access team of Licensed Professional Counselors have provided the book list below as a resources to both students and parents. Our team of licensed clinicians work with students of all ages and in all developmental stages through their mental health struggles such as grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and more. The books below act as an aid to them in their work, and may be helpful to you at home.
- Wilma Jean and the Worry Machine by Julia Cook, for anxiety and worry
- The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, for those with loved ones far away and grief
- Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud, for self-care and caring for others
- Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey, for mindfulness meditations
- Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia
- Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia
- Train Your Angry Dragon by Steve Herman
- My Many Colored Days by Dr. Suess
- Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays, written by Adolph Moser Ed.D.
- Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesdays, for self esteem and how negative self talk affects us
- Don’t Rant & Rave on Wednesdays, written by Adolph Moser Ed.D.
- Don’t Despair on Thursdays, written by Adolph Moser Ed.D.
- When Someone Dies, A Child-Caregiver Activity Book by the National Alliance for Grieving Children
- A Spot of Anxiety, for calming your worries
- My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength
- My Strong Mind II: The Power of Positive Thinking
- The Me I See – Life Questions for Teens
- The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, M.D., How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year Old
- The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
- Out of Control: Why disciplining your child won’t work and what will (using natural consequences)
- Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm by Whiney Stewart and Mina Braun (deck of cards that can be used to enhance mindful practices)
- Mindfulness for Little Ones: Playful Activities to Foster Empathy, Self-Awareness, and Joy in Kids
- The Mad Dragon – a card game that teaches anger management skills, identifies anger triggers, physical symptoms of anger etc.