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When I Feel Afraid

Learning to Get Along® Series


Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations guide children to face their fears and know where to turn for help. Little ones also learn simple ways to help themselves. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources.


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ISBN: 978-1-57542-138-4
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: H
Lexile Measure: 510L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 40

Praise for the series
“Top Five Character Education Series”—Booklist

“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.”—Library Media Connection

  • Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award Finalist
  • Common Core State Standards


  • Head Start Framework

    Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS. 6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.8

Related Resources

In this picture book, children learn how to cope with challenging feelings.
In English and Spanish, help children understand their fears and teach them simple coping skills.
A Teacher's Guide to Learning to Get Along
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Mental Health Preschool and PreK Collection
Say Hi When You're Shy
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1-2-3 My Feelings and Me
Put Your Worries Away
Exploring Emotions
Breath By Breath
Worries Are Not Forever
Worries Are Not Forever Board Book
I Feel
Feeling Worried
Feeling Scared

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