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 Riley the Brave Makes it to School

Riley the Brave Makes it to School

A Story with Tips and Tricks for Tough Transitions

Jessica Sinarski, illustrated by Illustrated by Zachary Kline

Quick Overview

Making it to school is tough at the best of times. In the aftermath of stress or trauma, it might feel impossible! Riley Bear and his elephant parents share a peek into a tough morning. When big feelings threaten to ruin the day, this brightly illustrated story will help families find their way through. Features educational afterword for adults.
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2021, 10.98in x 8.50in / 279mm x 216mm, 48pp
ISBN: 9781787755185

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"I'm NOT going to school today!"

Riley the Brave is a little bear with big feelings. Some days he wakes up feeling cheerful and ready to brave the day. He has energy to get dressed, eat breakfast and have some fun!

But some days he wakes up feeling like a grumpy porcupine. His brow is scrunched and he thinks that it is going to be a terrible day. Today, Riley is having one of those days! What can be done to help him?

All children struggle to make it to school some days, and this can be even tougher for children who have had difficult life experiences and extra challenges at school. This book creates a safe space for conversations about big thoughts and feelings, and offers positive tips for families to try. It also features an educational afterword for grown-ups which explains how the book helps children, and how to get the most out of it.



Kids will see themselves in the pages of this book! And caregivers will find new tools to keep their mornings from falling apart.
Riley the Brave Makes it to School is a book children will love and caregivers will read with recognition and relief. Kids will feel understood and supported in their big feelings during transitions. After all, it's even hard for Riley to go to school some days. Parents will be empowered to try new ways of approaching these moments with playfulness, acceptance, compassion, and empathy as modeled by Riley's safe big critters. The Afterword (for grown-ups) is packed with information and practical tools. I highly recommend this insightful, realistic, and encouraging book for kids and caregivers alike.

- Lisa Qualls, Author of 'The Connected Parent'


By (author): Jessica Sinarski
Illustrated by: Zachary Kline