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  Arthur and the what-ifs

Arthur and the what-ifs
McKenzie, Heath
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Arthur is a dog with a secret. More than anything in the world he loves to play his violin, but he's too scared to do it in public because, well, what if he's bad? What if people laugh? What if he makes a fool of himself?! WHAT IF?

 

Be brave little one

Be brave little one
Richmond, Marianne
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Encourages the reader to bebrave in many situations, beginning with deciding what courage means to oneself.

 

Be brave, little tiger!

Be bravelittle tiger!
Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952
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littletiger sings "I'm a bravelittletiger, ho ho ho! I'm not afraid wherever I go!" as he makes his way through his dense jungle home. But he doesn't feel brave at all. In fact, many things scare him. But singing his song gradually helps him feel a little braver.

 

Be brave, pink piglet

Be bravepink piglet
Cummings, Phil, 1957-
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"Early one morning, PinkPiglet leaves his mother's side for the very first time. Cam this timid little pig become a brave explorer?"

 

A big day for Migs!

A big day for Migs!
Hodgkinson, Jo

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The misadventures of Frederick

The misadventures of Frederick
Manley, Ben
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The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) - wonderfully writtenby debut author Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated byEmma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo.

 

The boy on the bench

The boy on the bench
Averiss, Corrinne
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The playground is packed with children playing, but Tom is sitting on a bench with his dad. He's just not sure he's brave enough to join in . . . Tom can't see a space for himself anywhere in the playground. Not onthe slide, or onthe roundabout or onthe swings . . .

 

Brave as can be : a book of courage

Brave as can be : a book of courage
Witek, Jo, 1968-Premiers' Reading Challenge Early Childhood to Year 2Premiers' Reading Challenge Years 3 and 4
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An older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it's a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm.

 

Bubbles

Bubbles
ChaseKit
Books

Bubbles can be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

 

Charley chatty and the wiggly worry worm

Charley chatty and the wiggly worry worm
Naish, SarahA therapeutic parenting book
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CharleyChatty likes to talk. Charley talks so much that her mouth gets dry but there's just so much to say! "Why is the pavement brown?" "I have got two shoes. Everyone has two shoes." "I can hear the radio. Who is on the radio? Why is there a button on the radio?" 

 

Clem always could

Clem always could
WattSarah
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Clem can do a lot of things, but at this first swimming lession he is not at all keen to get into the pool, because he doesn't know how to swim. Clem's mum reminds him of all the things he can do and had to learn, and one day Clem finds the confidence he needs to take that first step.

 

Come with me

Come with me
McGheeHolly M.
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Frightened by news of angry people around the world, a young girl gets her parents' help in learning to be compassionate and brave a little at a time.

 

Dealing with feeling... Worried

Dealing with feeling... Worried
Thomas, Isabel, 1980-Dealing with feelingRaintree read and learn
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