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Celebrating Children’s Book Week with “Emma’s Book of Courage”

Emma's Book of Courage

This beautiful poster is designed by Jillian Tamaki. It is based on this year’s theme, “One child, many stories,” which highlights the power of books for readers of all backgrounds.


Emma’s Book of Courage

Words by Emma Lindberg
Pictures by Krystal Smith
Published by Wisdom House Books (2018)
ISBN: 9780999730706
Copy provided by publisher.
Book photos taken from author’s website.

What does it mean to be courageous? In Emma’s Book of Courage, six-year-old Emma shares different ways that children can be courageous. Trying new things, for example, takes a lot of courage. Emma understands that it can be scary but goes on to encourage young readers to take that leap and try new things. From riding a bicycle to exploring the woods, one can learn a great deal from doing things for the first time. Courage is knowing you’re afraid to do something but you try anyway. (It also doesn’t hurt to have a grown-up around to help the little ones!)


Courage is not limited to trying to new things. The great thing about Emma’s Book of Courage is that it also explores feelings and emotions. Courage is about being nice and showing kindness at all times. Courage is seeing the good in all things. It takes courage to admit that you don’t know something. It takes courage to admit that you’re wrong and to say that you’re sorry. Asking for someone’s help also takes courage. Emma’s Book of Courage is full of surprises that you can share with the little ones.

If you wish to know more about Emma’s Book of Courage, you may visit Emma’s Website of Courage. Among the things you’ll find there is Emma’s Top Ten Ways to be Courageous with a matching lesson plan that you can download.

Many thanks to Wisdom House Books for providing us a PDF copy of Emma’s Book of Courage for review.


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