Fear

Jumpy Jack and Googily by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall

Jumpy Jack and Googily

Jumpy Jack and Googily, by Meg Rosoff and Sophie Blackall, is about the very special friendship of Jumpy Jack the snail and his pal, Googily. Jumpy Jack thinks there could be a monster behind every nook and cranny. Good thing he’s got Googily, who bravely investigates Jumpy Jack’s every fearful suspicion and reassures his friend that no monster could be lurking near. The humor in this sweet account of the exchange between two friends is that Googily himself is a monster, matching the exact description Jumpy Jack provides when he expresses the frightful possibilities his wild imagination creates.

The Castaway

By James Stevenson

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During a family vacation, Hubie the mouse falls out of a dirigible and is stranded on a tropical island, where a very inventive fellow castaway, Leo, helps him overcome his fears.
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The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights

By By Ted Hughes

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A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified - and afraid. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. Where has he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. What they do know is that the Iron Giant must be stopped. But the real threat hovers above.... J Fic Hug
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A Very Hairy Scary Story

By Rick Walton

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Upon realizing that she has stayed at her friend's house longer than she should have, Sarah decides to sneak home rather than call her father and finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals. K-Grade 3.
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A Very Hairy Scary Story

By Rick Walton

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Upon realizing that she has stayed at her friend's house longer than she should have, Sarah decides to sneak home rather than call her father and finds herself in a night filled with hairy, scary animals. Suggested for ages 4-8.
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Rock On

By Stephanie Peters

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X's friends believe he can excel at any extreme sport, so when they want to check out the new climbing wall at the mall, he decides to hide his fear of heights rather than have them think him a coward.
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Little Rat Sets Sail

By Monika Bang-Campbell, illustrated by Molly Bang

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With a little courage and a lot of practice, Little Rat overcomes her fear of sailing.

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Halloween Monster

By Catherine Stock

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Tommy's mother helps him to not be frightened of Halloween monsters.

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The Viper

By Lisa Thiesing

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Peggy the pig receives a mysterious call from the "Viper" warning that he is coming in one year.

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Grandmother Bryant's Pocket

By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

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In long ago Maine, Sarah Bryant, still suffering nightmares over the death of her dog in a fire, is sent to the countryside by her parents who hope that wise Grandmother Bryant will be able to help her.

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