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Shyness: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 1 to 3

  • Shy Charles; by Rosemary Wells; Puffin, 1992
  • When You're Shy and You Know It (Feelings for Little Children); by Elizabeth Crary; Parenting Press, 1996

Ages 4 to 8

  • Buster: The Very Shy Dog; by Lisze Bechtold; Houghton Mifflin, 1999
  • Feeling Shy; by Althea; Gareth Stevens Publ, 1998
  • Little Miss Shy; by Roger Hargreaves; Rice Stern Sloan Publ, 1998
  • The Blushful Hippopotamus; by Chris Raschka; Orchard Books, 1996
  • The Way I Feel; by Janan Cain; Parenting Press, 2000
  • Tyler Is Shy; by Susan Hood; Readers Digest, 2000

Ages 9 to 12

  • Don't Be Shy: How to Fit In, Make Friends and Have Fun - Even If You Weren't Born Outgoing; by Calude Clement; Harry N. Abrams, 2005
  • Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth; by Elaine Konigsburg; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Let's Talk About Being Shy; by Marianne Johnston; PowerKids Press, 1996
  • Making Friends; by Sarah Levete; Copper Beech Books, 1998
  • The Long Secret; by Louise Fitzhugh; Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Shyness: Your Questions Answered; by Lynne Crawford and Linda Taylor; Element, 1998

Books for Adults

  • The Shy Child: A Parent's Guide to Preventing and Overcoming Shyness from Infancy to Adulthood; by Philip G. Zimbardo, 1999
  • The Shy Child: Helping Children Triumph Over Shyness; by Ward K., Ph. D. Swallow; Warner Books, 2000
  • The Shyness Breakthrough: A No-Stress Plan to Help Your Shy Child Warm Up, Open Up and Join the Fun; by Bernardo Carducci; Rodale, 2003
Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-10-13
Last reviewed: 2006-09-07
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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