Synopses & Reviews
Some children experience anxiety as a way of life. They may be anxious about many everyday events like taking a test, meeting new people, experiencing new places, or they may be having trouble with school avoidance. It is helpful for children to understand those anxieties, and to have ideas about what to do about them. It can be beneficial for children to read about someone going through the same experiences, and feeling the same feelings that they are experiencing. Our books on anxiety strive to give that benefit to your child.
"Brave addresses many of the worries created by children with social anxiety. It not only provides a platform from which to initiate discussion but it also provides a tool children can use to help them through difficult times. This beneficial book will help many children."
Karen Gedig Burnett, author of Simon's Hook
"This book will appeal to kids of every age. It is informative, but also funny. Many kids will relate to Danny's experiences. Reading Brave will help kids with social anxiety feel less alone and give them hope for the future."
James J. Crist author of What to Do When You're Scared and Worried
Danny, a fifth grader, is bombarded with real and imagined problems. As if school itself wasn't stressful enough, a long speech is required, which feels impossible to him. The only way out of giving the speech is to win the science contest. When he's paired with Jack, the goof-off kid in class, he's doomed. Bus stop terrors, lunch time woes, and dealing with his mean older brother adds to his stress. Then disaster strikes! His usual coping strategies are no longer working. What will he do?
About the Author
Jenne R. Henderson, Ph.D.
, a licensed psychologist in Portland, Oregon, has specialized in childhood anxiety and depression for over 15 years.
Marjie Braun Knudsen is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. She has been a mother for over 22 years and has helped two of her children who have suffered from social anxiety.