Author – Dimity Powell
Illustrator – Nicky Johnston
Flick loves her home at the end of Holyrood Lane. She dances with butteflies, plays in the autumn leaves and soaks up the sunshine.
But sometimes a storm comes. Sometimes they aren’t too bad, but sometimes she hides from them to feel safe. It’s not until she decides to be brave and try something different that the storms seem to fade away.
A sensitive story about the ‘storms’ young children often face under domestic violence. Gorgeous.
(Domestic violence, Fear, Family, Courage, Brave)
Author/Illustrator – Dan Santat
Humpty Dumpty is famous for his fall and how he was put back together again. But not everything went back together the same as before. Now Humpty is frightened of heights and any accidents that might happen again.
But one day he decides he’s going to take back all the things he misses, and he begins to climb…
Brilliant. Love the story. Love the Illustrations.
(Resilience, Fear, Courage, Bravery, Bouncing back, Determination)
Author – Jo Witek
Illustrator – Christine Roussey
A little girl used to be scared of everything. Noises loud and small, creepy-crawlies, dogs and night monsters. But as she’s grown she’s slowly got used to these things, discovering ways to combat her fears. Instead of her imagination frightening her, she uses it to make things into adventures! The mountain of fears she had when she was little has now shrunk to a manageable size.
A hardback book with strong pages. Each page has a cutout to add to this delightful book.
(Fears, Scared, Frightened)
Author/Illustrator – Kate Milner
A small boy talking with his mum about having to leave his home and the journey they will have to make. A lovely story for young children to learn about refugee children and what they have to go through to find a home and safety.
(Refugee, Immigrant, Mother and son, Journey)
Author – Jim Helmore
Illustrator – Richard Jones
In Caro’s new house, everything is white. Ceilings, walls and even the doors. But something is hiding in all that white. A new friend called The Snow Lion. He helps her settle in and encourages her to play with other children she sees outside. A gentle story about fitting in and meeting new people.
(Fitting in, Friendship, Brave, New places, New people)
Title Author / Illustrator
The Almost fearless Hamilton Squidlegger Timothy Ering
Eric Chris Wormell
Brave as can be Jo Witek / Christine Roussey
Chin up, Charlie – be brave Sarah Eason
Don’t be afraid Karma Wilson / Jane Chapman
Fly, Chick Fly Jeanne Willis / Tony Ross
Newton Rory Tyger
Bramble the brave Amber Stewart / Layn Marlow