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Brave Every Day



"A reassuring primer on coping with anxiety."–Kirkus Reviews

"Another sensitive picture book from the creators of The Invisible Boy (2013) and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee! (2018)."Booklist

"Ludwig delivers a simple and compassionate take on anxiety in the early school years. [She] charmingly...conveys  that a habit of hiding may occasionally be replaced by a brave, 'here I come' "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Ludwig's text is just right; respectful and to-the-point, with insight into Camila's emotions that will help kids either identify or empathize with the main character. Barton's pencil sketches...detail Camila's life with sensitivity and also help us imagine her fears." –Starred Youth Services Book Review 

"A great reminder that our hearts are bigger than our worries."–Bookmarks

"This book is great to start the conversation about emotional awareness and other social emotional skills that are important for kids to be successful in school and life."–The Southern Bookseller Review

"A sweet and powerful gem of a book sure to help young worriers.” –Dawn Huebner, PhD, author of What to Do When You Worry Too Much

"Bravery isn't about being fearless. It's about being afraid and still doing it. In Brave Every Day, Camila does the bravest thing possible, which is to try her best."–Mike Curato, author-illustrator of Little Elliot series and Where Is Bina Bear?

  • Children's Book Council Teacher Favorites Award
  • Reading the West Picture Book Award
  • Target Book Club Selection
  • Teachers' Pick Selection
  • Hindi's Libraries Females of Fiction Silver Finalist Award
  • Starred Youth Services Book Review
  • Literary Arts Oregon Book Award Finalist
  • OCTE's Honor Recipient of the Oregon Spirit Book Award