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The unworry book

The unworry book
The unworry book

This inspiring write-in book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries - and we all worry! Activities include creating a worry box, making a mood grid and mindfulness activities such as colouring, doodling and mazes. Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.

“A tool book to explore how to live with our worries.”
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Key Stage: KS2/3 PHSE; Age 9+

BIC: D5N79

Price: £8.99
ISBN: 9781474950770
96 pages
240 x 188mm

Illustrator: Stephen Moncrieff

Alice James

Alice James joined Usborne in 2015, after several years of working in primary schools. She absolutely loves science, and over the years has lived with chimps, spent a month in the rainforest, studied Biology at Oxford University, and grown 200 carnivorous plants (not necessarily in that order). Whilst at Usborne Alice has worked on books on all kinds of science topics, from space to energy to the periodic table.

Alice James

Press Reviews

This is the perfect stress-relief book to help with ways to stop worrying. With activities, and stress-busting tips, this book will help you scrunch up your stress and let go of your worries.
WRD About Books
A magic box of tricks with both write-in and mind activities that calm, reassure and relax children whose worries may be big or small.
Lancashire Evening Post
Worrying is natural and not a bad thing in itself, but extreme worry takes its toll, so this unworry toolkit is topical and valuable. [...] The presentation is colourful, informal and engaging and there are many novel ideas, with plenty for everyone to benefit from.
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Reader Reviews

SEN Friendly
The Unworry book is an absolute hit!! Im working in the SEND department in a mainstream secondary school. I've tried loads of different books and tasks, took a chance on this one after a few others weren't so good and both our staff and kids love it! The activities are great and the fact it incorporates science really has the children engaged and helped. I use it with my 1-1 lad with autism and another 1-1 girl with confidence issues, they both love it! It is fun, engaging, relevant to their needs. Thank you!

Georgina, 7th May 2020


  • Usborne Quicklinks
    See the Internet links for this book.
  • Brain puzzles activity sheet
    Have a go at all the puzzles on this page. Keep your brain focused on these, rather than on worries.
  • On the blog: 5 calming tips for children who worry
    Here are some activities to try to help you deal with worries when they pop up. They might not make them go away COMPLETELY, but hopefully they will help.
  • Peaceful puzzles activity sheet
    Colour in this pattern, only thinking about the things you can feel, hear and smell right now – a technique called mindfulness.
  • Teachers' resources
    This resource pack for teachers and librarians focuses upon recognizing and understanding feelings and can be used with children from EYFS through to KS2. The lessons and activities are based on What Are Feelings?, All About Feelings and The Unworry Book.