Wishes and Worries for use in class-rooms and Maia and the Worry Bug for children to take home, discuss the issue of anxiety and give parents and teachers the tools to manage it.
With funding from the Canterbury Community Trust, the two books will be distributed for free to 23,000 children next term.
Canterbury, Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts students from new entrants up to year four will receive the books.
Author Sarina Dickson, who is also a trained teacher, was inspired to pen the books after struggling to find a way to help her daughter, who was dealing with anxiety.
"It is difficult to explain [but] she was so overwhelmed with anxiety that everything was always stressful, she was playing up a lot."
"She wanted to wear her bike helmet in class for a year, because she was so frightened the roof would fall on her," she said.
Ms Dickson's family is not alone; A survey last year by mental health initiative, All Right?, set up by the Canterbury District Health board and the Mental Health Foundation, found one in four Christchurch residents still felt overwhelmed.
Ms Dickson teamed up with psychologist Julie Burgess-Manning.
Ms Burgess-Manning said she hopes the two books will bring teachers and parents together to help kids to deal with anxiety in new ways.
"Anxiety is tough on parents as well as children - it can manifest in numerous ways and is easy to mistake for bad behaviour."
She said things like sleep issues, an inability to pay attention, obsessive behaviour or even rudeness can be linked to anxiety.
All Right? Mental Health Promoter Ciaran Fox said research showed that as children reach their teenage years, stress and anxiety only got worse, so conversations needed to start earlier.
"Our research asked parents about their children and about a third of them said they were experiencing anxiety."
"The books are amazing, I think this is very necessary in Canterbury at the moment. The stories provide great messages for children and families," he said.
If you would like to talk to someone, call the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846.