A Picture Book With
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I Am Brave When…
With these activity sheets, readers are invited to explore how they are brave (affirmation) and how they would like to be brave in the future (aspiration).  Additionally they are asked to complete the sentence, “I am brave when…” in words and/or pictures.  To join the national conversation on bravery, that response can be easily photographed and shared with the hashtag #IAmBraveWhen.
DOWNLOAD Brave: How I Am Brave Activity (PDF)

Brave Biographies
Exploring different definitions of bravery from the picture book, readers are asked to pick out a biography from the bookstore or library shelves.  They are asked to tell in words and/or pictures how their person “was brave when…”  To join the national conversation on bravery, that response can be easily photographed and shared with the hashtag #BraveBios.
DOWNLOAD Brave: Biography Activity (PDF)

Brave Stickers & Tattoos
The winged B for Brave appears throughout the book.  These templates allow you to print stickers (Avery 2″ Rounds) and temporary tattoos with the bold image.  Small type invites kids to “Read Brave. Be Brave.”
DOWNLOAD Brave: Stickers and Tattoos (PDF)

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By Stacy McAnulty
Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Published by Running Press Kids
ISBN-13: 9780762457823
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life superheroes and that all kids have what it takes to be brave.

Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are afraid. Superheroes are brave. But they aren’t the only ones.

Kids are brave every day. When they are told they are too little, but accomplish something big. When they check for monsters under the bed, just in case. When they face something uncertain, whether a thunderstorm or a hospital visit. When they stand up for what’s right, even when it means facing consequences.

Like superheroes, brave kids can save the world, just by being brave.

Thoughtful text from Stacy McAnulty paired with vibrant illustrations from Joanne Lew-Vriethoff encourage kids to be brave in all the ways they can: trying new things, speaking their mind, confronting bullies, and more. This book will inspire kids to follow their hearts and to have courage, no matter the situation.

“A gentle reminder of everyday challenges and opportunities, told with economy, clarity, and earnestness.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This serious and heartfelt message is softened and reinforced by colorful illustrations, with pen-and-ink lines adding playful details.”  —Booklist


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