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Guest Post by Sally Baird, PhD: Top 9 Most Helpful Children’s Worry Books, A Review

Here are the 9 most helpful children’s worry books. Many books on children’s anxiety have been written, but which ones really help? How many of these books are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method considered to be the most effective in lowering anxiety? Not so many. This article will help you separate the “cute” worry books from the really effective ones that you and your child will use over and over.

For this article I reviewed many children’s anxiety picture books. I was somewhat dismayed that only a few are solidly based on CBT (described below) or any other research-based techniques to reduce worry. The first 5 books listed are rooted in CBT and are highly recommended. The remaining 4 are popular children’s worry picture books that will give your child an opportunity to discuss worry and try out some other strategies. These picture books go up to age 12 years.

So you want to learn more about race...

To Our Beloved Community,

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and against injustice and racism. We are encouraged by the many people who are making their voices heard and are advocating for real, substantial change. During times like these, it is up to each of us individually to be responsible for change and to involve ourselves in the conversation. We can find hope in people trying to educate themselves and their children. CLICK HERE to continue reading and for a few different book lists, sorted by age (including links to our website) with titles that can help explain and aid in our education and in our conversation.

The Write Riot Poetry Slam returns to Village Books and Colophon Cafe


Bellingham poet Dee Dee Chapman (left) will host the April 24 Write Riot Poetry Slam with featured poet Taylor Xavier (right) presented by Village Books and Colophon Cafe

Winter 2018 Chuckanut Reader - Staff Reviews and Holiday Picks!

Every quarter we put together a publication called the Chuckanut Reader. Upcoming events, new and notable books, as well as staff recommendations are featured along with a plethora of other goodies all geared to fuel your reading habits. Pick up a copy in store and get ready to plan your next couple months of reading!

VB's Best of 2018: Nonfiction

Sometimes you just want to hear it straight. It was a banner year for real-life stories. Here are a few of the nonfiction books that struck VB booksellers this year, and that we can’t wait for you to read.

VB's Best of 2018: Cookbooks

Have you been following along with our 12 Days of Giftmas promotion? If so, you know tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018) is a big day for foodies because the deal of the day is 25% off cookbooks. With that kind of savings, it's time to splurge. Need inspiration? Here are a few of our booksellers' favorite cookbooks of 2018. 



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