This charming picture book for children aged 4 plus, illustrated by Ukrainian-American artist Sofia Moore, explores times when children find it difficult to find courage and offers some great solutions. Mia and Jackson want to go to the firework display but are scared. Meanwhile, around the world, Adam finds the courage to stand up to bullying, Abeo finds the courage to keep trying to learn to dance and Anish admits to her mistakes. What will work for Mia and Jackson?
The book is packed with different situations and explores ways we can find courage, such as practising new things, talking about worries and learning about fears. The situations range from fear of thunderstorms, trying new things and big changes such as starting a new school.
Finding Courage is part of the series A World Full of Feelings, which explores emotions and feelings and depicts different cultures around the world through the illustrations, promoting cultural understanding and empathy. The other titles are Finding Calm, Finding Happiness and Finding Kindness.
Award-winning author Louise Spilsbury, who also writes under the name Louise Kay Stewart, has written over 250 books for young people on a wide range of exciting subjects. She loves writing children's books as it gives her the chance to keep learning about new stuff. She lives and works near the coast in South Devon and loves to walk on the beach and swim in the sea after work. Louise won The English Association Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction 2019 for Rebel Voices: the rise of votes for women.