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Bibliotherapy Resources

The goal of this research guide is to give social work students a starting place for doing bibliotherapy research.  In the left navigation menu you will find links to books for bibliotherapy on a range of topics.

Image of a child reading a book on a bench.

"Living your life is a long and dodgy business…and stories and books help. Some help you with the living itself. Some help you just take a break. The best do both at the same time." (A.Fine, Goggle-Eyes, 1990, p.139)

Bibliotherapy Articles

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Bibliotherapy Practice

Lesson plans

Abuse and Touch


Adoption & foster care


Autism & Asperger Syndrome


Death & Grief

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Diversity & Fitting In

Divorce & Stepfamilies

Down Syndrome

Drug abuse

Eating disorders


Mental health

Physical disabilities

Prejudice and Racism



More Children's Books for Bibliotherapy

Schneider Book Awards