The Magic Beads (  ) (homelessness, domestic abuse, new school)

by Susin Nielsen (Author), Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)

Stop Drop and Roll (2001)

by Margery Cuyler (Author), Arthur Howard (Illustrator)

Begins “Jessica was a worrier.” Fire safety education at school gives her a lot to worry about. Cute scenes where Jessica is asking her family about smoke alarms, sprinklers, escape plans, etc. She is so worried that when she sees her brother’s birthday candles lit, she shouts “stop, drop, and roll!” Although unnecessarily alarmed, her family turns her worry into a triumph/strength because she is commended for “thinking fast” and never forgetting what she learned about fire safety.

Wemberly Worried (2010)

by Kevin Henkes (Author/Illustrator)

Wemberly worried about spilling her juice, about shrinking in the bathtub, even about snakes in the radiator. She worried morning, noon, and night. “Worry, worry, worry,” her family said. “Too much worry.” And Wemberly worried about one thing most of all: her first day of school. But when she meets a fellow worrywart in her class, Wemberly realizes that school is too much fun to waste time worrying!

What If . . .? (2014)

by Anthony Browne (Author/Illustrator) blurb:  What if Joe doesn’t like the party he’s going to? What if he doesn’t like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe’s imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders “what if . . .” at each house, peeking in to see some surprising sights.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine (2012)