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Facing Fear with Picture Books

After the Fall
Santat, Dan

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what...

Item No. 9781626726826
$18.99
Alone in teh Forest
Anastasio, Andrea

"The terrifying experience of being alone in the woods is rendered through the eyes of a young Indian boy. . . A familiar story arc conveyed through traditional art captivates with its freshness and originality." - Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

"Shyam's stylized,...

Item No. 9788192317151
$16.95
Baba Yaga and Vasilia the Brave
Mayer, Marianna
Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters on the edge of a dark forest inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. One night the stepmother sends Vasilisa to visit Baba Yaga, an errand from which the gentle girl has little chance of returning alive. An engaging text and...
Item No. 9780688085001
$17.99
Boy Dumplings
Compestine, Ying Chang

A hungry ghost in old Beijing meets his match in a crafty boy. Tongue-in-check scary fun like Halloween with a bilingual Chinese translation.

Recipe for a Delicious Story: 1. Begin with one hungry ghost.
2. Add a tasty looking boy.
3. Mix them for an...

Item No. 9781597021197
$15.95
Can't Scare Me!-RM
Ashley Bryan

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!


From celebrated Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan comes a lavishly rendered cautionary tale of fearlessness and many-headed monsters in this toe-tapping...

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$7.98
Cannonball
Cotter, Sacha

A summer tale about family, overcoming fears, and the importance of being oneself, all in the pursuit of performing the perfect cannonball

I'm ready to pull off the perfect cannonball, but everyone has advice.
"You need more weight"
"Bigger shorts!"
"More...

Item No. 9781728217567
$17.99
Courage Hats
Hoefler, Kate
What if the Cowardly Lion took a leap of faith? A story of courage, determination, and a dash of friendship.

Courage is something that comes from your heart. But if you can't find it there, you can wear it on your head at first.

Mae is a girl.

Bear is a bear.

But over the...

Item No. 9781797202761
$17.99
El Chupacabras
Rubin, Adam
From the bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish

A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and...

Item No. 9780399539299
$17.99
Ghosts for Breakfast
Terasaki, Stanley Todd

New Voices Award Honor, LEE & LOW BOOKS
Notable Children's Book, Smithsonian

When the Troublesome Triplets complain that they have seen ghosts in Farmer Tanaka's field, Papa sets off with his son to hunt the ghosts in this fun story set in 1920s California.

PON! PON! PON!...

Item No. 9781620143506
$10.95
Hansel and Gretel
Isadora, Rachel
Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora gives readers a stunning new interpretation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, setting the infamous witch's cottage deep in a lush African forest. Hansel and Gretel's plight feels all the more threatening as they're plunged into the thick, dark jungle...
Item No. 9780399250286
$17.99
I Am So Brave
Krensky, Stephen
Celebrate trying new things with this encouraging board book from the Empowerment series!

I was scared of big dogs.
Then I made a new friend.
I was scared of the water.
Now I love the deep end.

With relevant and charming specifics,...

Item No. 9781419709371
$7.99
I Go Quiet
Ouimet, David
Here is the story of an introverted girl, hiding in silence in a world that seems overpowering and hostile. In the power of imagination and the pages of books, she sees possibilities for herself and discovers a place where her words ring loud and true.

David Ouimet's exquisite debut translates...

Item No. 9781324004431
$18.95
Knight Owl
Denise, Christopher
A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart.

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not be the biggest or the strongest, but his sharp nocturnal instincts can help...

Item No. 9780316310628
$17.99
Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Boyers, Sara Jane
Maya Angelou's unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage

Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all

Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the...

Item No. 9781419727481
$19.95
Little Red
Woollvin, Bethan
In this New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, girl power abounds as Little Red unravels the big bad wolf's plan.
On her way to Grandma's house, Little Red meets a wolf. That might scare some little girls, but not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she's not...
Item No. 9781561459179
$16.95
Me and My Fear
Sanna, Francesca
With its warm palette and gentle scenes of the worried child being comforted, this book could function as a sequel to Sanna's astounding debut picture book, The Journey, which recounted a family's dangerous flight from their home in a war zone. Sanna provides an empathetic exploration of...
Item No. 9781911171539
$17.99
My First Day
Kim Lien, Huynh
A visually stunning story of resilience and determination by an award-winning new author-illustrator team, perfect for back to school.

This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing...

Item No. 9780593306260
$17.99
My Teacher is a Monster
Brown, Peter
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of...
Item No. 9780316070294
$18.99
Poesy the Monster Slayer
Doctorow, Cory

New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow and illustrator Matt Rockefeller present a sweetly scary picture book about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime in Poesy the Monster Slayer.

A monster slayer needs no bedtime!

Once her...

Item No. 9781626723627
$18.99
Precious and the Boo Hag
Moss, Onawumi Jean
When Precious is left home alone with a stomachache, she's got nothing but a warning from Mama -- Don't let nothing or nobody into this house -- to keep her company. You see, nothing or nobody could turn out to be something awful: the Boo Hag! The Boo Hag's got a voice that rumbles...
Item No. 9780689851940
$16.95
Sharing a Smile
Kramar, Nicki
In the spirit of Come With Me, this timely and charming tale about mask-wearing follows a little girl and her generous plan to find her own courage by helping those in her neighborhood find theirs.

In a changing world, little Sophie is feeling a bit worried. She loves being...

Item No. 9781534497856
$17.99
Storm in the Night - Autographed Softcover
Stolz, Mary

Storm in the night--lights flicker out, rain streams down the windows... This could be a moment to be scared, but Thomas and his grandfather huddle with Ringo the cat on their porch and share stories in the darkness. This lovely picture book is also a strong choice to share about...

Item No. 9780064432566
$8.99
Switch on the Night (Softcover)
Bradbury, Ray D
From bestselling writer Ray Bradbury and beloved author-illustrator duo Leo and Diane Dillon comes a unique, dreamy perspective on overcoming a fear of the dark.

A lonely little boy who is scared of the dark sits in his room alone, with only light for company, until a little girl named...

Item No. 9780553112443
$7.99
The Dark
Snicket, Lemony
Laszlo is afraid of the dark.

The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.

This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.

With emotional insight and poetic economy...

Item No. 9780316187480
$18.99
The Day You Begin
Woodson, Jacqueline
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to...

Item No. 9780399246531
$18.99