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Trying new things can be scary! Layla wants to join the school Singing Club. But, what will happen if she doesn’t know any of the songs? Will she sound like a screeching cockatoo? Will the other kids laugh at her?
Layla is a fun and feisty seven-year-old girl who lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia. She finds out that it’s hard to be brave when you’re feeling scared.
Will Layla join Singing Club?
Can she learn to do something brave even when she is feeling scared?
This first instalment in the new Layla Down Under children’s book series, Layla Learns to be Brave, is an easy reader chapter book for kids. Available in paperback and for Kindle, this children’s book is one that 6-8 year old readers can easily navigate with its large font, easy sentences, everyday relatable situations, cute illustrations, and warm family-centred themes.
An early reader children’s chapter book, Layla Learns to be Brave, is set in the beautiful Australian river city of Brisbane, and explores the central theme of learning to be brave. This book is a must-have for every young child learning to read, and for anyone wanting to encourage their youngster to try new things.
Targeted Age Group: 5-10
Every Tuesday, Mom helps at school. She listens to Layla’s reading group as they read a book. Today they are reading a book about how to make cupcakes. The pictures of yummy cakes make Layla feel hungry.
One page in the book is about mud-cakes with tofu frosting. Layla is not sure she would like this cupcake. She doesn’t even know what tofu is. Maybe it is made of bugs. She pictures big, black bugs mixed into the frosting.
She quickly turns the page. The next page has her favorite – chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Ahhh, much better, thinks Layla.
Baby Hannah has been eating a snack. When they finish reading, she crawls around the classroom saying ‘hiya’. That is how she says ‘hello’. She starts squealing when the kids smile at her. One of the girls tries to pick her up. She yells, ‘No! No!’
Hannah is getting very loud. Mom says it is time to go.
Before Mom leaves the classroom, she reminds Layla that Singing Club is today.
Layla says, ‘I have decided not to go.’
‘Why not?’ Mom asks.
‘I’m feeling shy,’ says Layla.
Mom says, ‘It’s OK to be shy. It can be scary to do new things. But if a safe person says it’s OK, you can still be brave too. Being brave is choosing to do something safe even when you’re feeling scared.’
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