Books to Foster Courage in Little Readers: A Roundup

Books to Foster Courage in Little Readers: A Roundup

This was meant to be a round up of children's books about being courageous, but as I was digging through my kids little library, I couldn't help but think of how there are so many ways to be courageous and so many books fall into that category. Here are a few of our favorites. 

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Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara

Suggested age range: Baby-4 years

A sweet book about community life. Even the youngest kids will enjoy the sing song rhythm and beautiful artwork. 


Zog By Julia Donaldson

Suggested age range: 2-8 years

The unlikely story of how a princess, a knight, and a Dragon defy what is expected of them and become a medical team instead.


God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

Suggested age range: 2-8 years


Offering the essence of "Ubuntu", a Nguni Bantu word which basically means humanity and compassion and the philosophy that “I am because we are”.  This book paints a beautiful picture of how everyone has worth and that it is God's dream for us to live as such.


Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee

Suggested age range: 4-10 years


There are so many great books highlighting incredible women from history but this is one of our favorites. Learn about the hardships and triumphs that inspired each of the twenty-six women featured to change the world around them.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Suggested age range: 4-8 years


A sweet story about doing your part to make the world a more beautiful place. 


Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Suggested age range 4-10 years


Making it accessible for young listeners to learn about one of the worlds most influential leaders. The artwork is so stunning.


Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

A story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who uses who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. I also reccomend Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect by the same author.


This next story is actually two stories in one. 

Malala, A Brave Girl From Pakistan and Iqbal, A Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery by Jeanette Winter

Suggested age range: 6 -12 years old 


Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book—including the story of Malala Yousafzai, a winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! 

My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young

Suggested age range: 2-7 years


This book beautifully illustrates the range of emotions colors can evoke. It provides a creative way for young kids to articulate how they are feeling.  

This is My House by Arthur Dorros

This book takes us on a tour of different types of houses around the world. It is never too early to help broaden your child's worldview.

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