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Books on Bravery!

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Books on Bravery!

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Three Ways to Be Brave - A Trio of Stories
by Karla J. Clark

Three stories of bravery with specific fears

Three stories of triumph combine to empower young readers to look inward for strength and create their own definition of bravery.

Told in gentle, rhyming couplets, this collection of stories presents relatable moments of unease and the strength found in conquering fears. A roaring nighttime thunderstorm, the first day of preschool, and a doctor's visit, in turn, encourage young readers to forge their own paths of strength in times of distress. Illustrated in rich, emotional scenes that depict vignettes of daily life, this book provides comfort and empowerment for resilience and resolution.

Fear Not! - How to Face Your Fear and Anxiety Head-On
by Christina Furnival

A story about being brave as you work through your fears
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How can I help my child overcome their fear and anxiety?

What skills can I teach my child to cope with scary "what if" thoughts?

How can I help them grow more confident when their worries seem so big?


Christina Furnival, a licensed mental health therapist and mom, answers these questions in this empowering and uplifting rhyming story about a young boy who successfully faces his anxiety and fear head-on.


In Fear Not!, children will learn a practical three-step lesson to manage their worries, regain their cool, and strip fear of its power once and for all. By teaching children how to confront their fears and mindfully ride the wave of anxiety, this book equips them with the tools they need to deal with the inevitable stressors of life and feel confident no matter the challenge.

Benny the Brave in The First Day Jitters
by Julie Anne Penn

A story about being brave on the first day of school
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Team Supercrew's Benny the Brave is here to remind kids that they have the power to be BRAVE inside of them whenever they need it!


Sarah is having a tough morning. She's about to start a new school that's on a distant planet. She doesn't have any friends yet. Her teacher may or may not be a swamp creature. And worse, lunch looks like it's wriggling, slimy and alive! But just before the school bus arrives, Team Supercrew's Benny the Brave comes to the rescue! He's there to remind Sarah that these worst-case fears in her mind are okay, and that she has the power to change these thoughts. She has the power to be BRAVE, and it just might be closer to find than she thinks. 

Sydney's Adventures: Seventh Inning Birthday
by Stephanie Diehl

A story about being brave when lost
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Sydney is celebrating her seventh birthday at a baseball game with her grandparents!


She loves all the sights, sounds and sensations of the ballpark as it buzzes with excitement and adventure! When Sydney makes a decision that she thinks is brave, she finds herself in a sticky situation. Will she learn to be adventurous in a more safe way?.


Join Sydney on an adventure of a lifetime as she learns what it really means to be brave.

The Lion in your Heart
by R.C. Chizhov

A story about being brave at bedtime and when moving
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The Lion in Your Heart is a fun, inspiring and empowering story that teaches teaches children how to overcomes their fears and find courage in difficult situations. Heartfelt storytelling paired with vibrant illustrations convey a valuable lesson for all children in this teacher and psychologist recommended picture book.

Dennis has moved to a new home and is scared to sleep alone in his room. Mommy explains that there is a friendly and dependable lion in his heart, always there to protect him. But Dennis is confused and curious:

Where is the lion, if he can’t see it?
Will the lion be with him all the time and everywhere he goes?
Does Mommy have a lion in her heart?

Dennis learns that there will always be times when we are frightened or nervous: at school or when we try something for the first time...or when we are orbiting to space! But the brave lion is inside all of our hearts, giving us the courage to conquer our fears.

Pengwee's Breath
by Debbie Nutley

A story about being brave when you try new things
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Pengwee’s Breath is a tender-hearted story of a young penguin who learns that his own breath gives him the power to calm his fears. Enjoy the book on its own or with a companion Teaching Guide for parents and teachers that can be downloaded for free from the author's website.

As Pengwee prepares for a fun packed day at the Ice Festival, he is both excited and a little anxious. Thinking about big rides makes Pengwee feel like there are snowstorms in his tummy and clouds in his head. And the biggest ride of all is the Ice Monster, which Pengwee’s best friend Ruby wants Pengwee to ride with her.

Through Pengwee’s adventure in overcoming his fears, children learn that simple breathing techniques can change the way they experience the world. Basic concepts of mindfulness for kids and breathing techniques to calm children. Ages 3-7.

The Fairy who Sings
by Cheryl Davies

A story about being brave when you are different
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The Fairy who Sings is an empowering and inclusive book. A story of perseverance in the face of challenges and the power of friendship and kindness.

Briony Rose Fairy is born with a torn wing and unable to fly. When she encounters a mean fairy, Briony begins to doubt herself and she questions if others will be unkind too. But one day Briony discovers she has a fabulous talent! Can Briony use her talent to uncover her own self-belief?

This powerful and beautifully illustrated rhyming story is sure to capture the hearts of both children and adults alike. It also has a little extra magic hidden within the book as there are 10 magic wands for children to find.

The Fairy who sings is a great teaching resource for spreading the message of inclusion, kindness and compassion and there is also a large range of free resources to accompany the book available to download.

by Kathleen Davis

A story about being brave at bedtime and with monsters
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BRAVE is a bedtime book meant to encourage children to be brave at bedtime and always. Its rhyming pattern will help children easily remember that they have nothing to fear at night, they are safe, and they are loved.

I Am Sequoia, A Pinecone's Adventure
by E.P. Clanton

A story about being brave through the changes of every season in life
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Learn about a little pinecone’s struggle to overcome scary things and find joyful moments in the journey in this story about overcoming challenges throughout each season in our lives. Pinecone learns and understands that every moment of every day is truly a special gift to be explored.

This beautifully illustrated children’s book is packed with real-life emotions and feelings we can all relate to. When facing difficulties through any season of life, we can find strength beyond our own ability to overcome.

The author's wish is that this message will bring hope and encouragement to you and your loved ones.

Don't Be Afraid
by Tiffiney Rogers-McDaniel

A story about being brave at the doctors through faith in God
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Join Mrs. Christian as she teaches her day-care kids about God’s love and care. New author Tiffiney Rogers-McDaniel skillfully weaves Bible truths throughout her continuing story of Teaching Parables, captivating young children and parents alike with Bible verses that apply to real-world experiences.

When Caleb reveals that he is afraid of an upcoming doctor’s visit, Mrs. Christian—with the help of two of Caleb’s friends—remind him of a Bible lesson that immediately calms his fear.

With cute illustrations from Mariya Rana and an easy-to-follow plot by Tiffiney Rogers-McDaniel, Caleb’s story, Don’t Be Afraid, is the perfect introduction to reading for any young child, easing their fears about the unknown and reinforcing God’s enduring presence.

Ninja School Rules
      by Kim Ann
A story to help build respect and confidence.

He yearns to earn his first belt. But can this boy learn the moves and believe in himself?

Lucas can’t wait to start martial arts classes. And he longs to be a skillful ninja, just like his dad. But the moment he steps through the door on his first day, all his excitement turns to doubt!

Struggling to follow the teacher’s instructions, he starts to worry all the other kids will succeed while he fails. But with cool friendships about to be made, Lucas learns the four rules that could help him break through his nerves…

Can the determined young boy find his mojo in the dojo?

Ninja School Rules is a beautifully illustrated children’s picture book that helps instill respect, focus, confidence, and kindness in youngsters. If you or your child like fun activities, learning to feel strong inside, and believing in what’s possible, then you’ll love Kim Ann’s board-breaking tale of success.

Extra Special Heart
by Carli Valentine
A story about a boy with a heart defect

Beautiful, inclusive story about a little boy with a congenital heart defect. It highlights all of the beauty and strengths the child has, even though he may have a heart with physical imperfections. Teaches children about inclusion, and harvests pride amongst children with CHD, that may feel frustrated or sad about having an "imperfect heart."

Ari the Brave’s Jungle Journey
by Krystal Wallick
A story about bravery in the face of medical challenges
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Young Ari was born with lungs that don't work like everyone else's. When he is hospitalized for a surgical procedure, he finds himself on a wild jungle adventure with a miniature cheetah sidekick, victoriously battling rhinos and octopuses. During his surgery, Ari encounters unusual creatures on his imaginative expedition and he realizes that he can use bravery and his imagination to overcome his fears throughout his hospital stay.

Families will delight in reading aloud the positive message, "I am brave! I am strong! I can do this!

Ari the Brave and the Magic Dream Fairy
by Krystal Wallick
A story about conquering a fear of nightmares
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What happens when a child learns the power of rewriting their own nightmares? That is how children are learning to overcome their nightmares and sleep peacefully all night long!

When young Ari starts having nightmares, he declares to never sleep again! That is, until his sister comes to the rescue to teach him about Magic Dream Fairies. These fairies visit you in your sleep and help turn your nightmares into silly adventures. With a flick of her magic wand and her magic motto, "Flick flack flamingo floo", Ari's dream fairy, Rose, turns a scary, roaring dinosaur into a hilarious sight to see. Can Rose, the magic dream fairy, save the night after all?

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