Elise was frightenedof spiders, people, even trees. So she never went out, night or day. One day a strange thing flies in through the window and lands at her feet. And then there comes a knock at the door. Elise has a visitor who will change everything. The Visitor is a story about friendship and shyness that plays out in a mini theatre, as a child unwittingly brings light and colorliterallyinto a lonely person’s life. The unique artwork has a doll’s house appeal. Damm creates a diorama from cardboard and photographs the scenes, giving the illustrations a special luminosity and depth.
Young Chris loves pretending he’s a brave astronaut, exploiring the universe. Only one problem–at night, he’s afraid of the dark. Only when he watches the moon landing on TV does he realize how exciting the unknown can be. Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield.
A homeless girl and her Ma, always hiding from the authorities, take shelter in an abandoned mill in the center of a big city, but when developers make plans to knock the mill down, everything changes, prompting the girl to wonder what kind of ghosts are haunting both the mill and her mother.
Noni is nervous about playdates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread.
In this story about a universal childhood fear, a frightened girl keeps a light under the covers to scare away the night, whom she calls Señora Regañona (Old Grouch). But one night, she falls asleep in the dark and dreams of flying into the “starry adventure-filled sky” to find Señora Regañona and transform her into a friendly playmate.
As he prepares for his first bullfight at the age of twelve, Manolo Olivar struggles with doubts about being able to fulfill his late father’s bullfighting legacy.
There are sneaking,
noises coming from
inside the walls.
Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house – and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it’s all over. Her family doesn’t believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.
But it’s not all over. Instead, Lucy’s battle with the wolves is only just beginning.
Young Kiyomo struggles to meet cultural expectations while overcoming her fears and discovering her strengths
Spiders: Little Mouse is afraid of them (arachnophobia).Shadows: Little Mouse is afraid of those (sciaphobia).In fact, Little Mouse is afraid of everything. Join her as she faces her fears and records them in her journal – and discovers that even the biggest people are afraid of some things.