You NEED this book to talk to your little ones! I just love Riley the Brave!
– Keri Powers-Pie, School Counselor aka “Counselor Keri”
Join our hero…
Riley the Brave is the story of a little bear with big feelings! Join this super-cool cub as he faces his difficult emotions with the help of some safe big critters. Along the way, Riley learns how sometimes, being brave isn’t just about being tough - sometimes it's even more courageous to ask for help, or let someone into your heart.
She’s obsessed with this book. She reads it over and over.
Parent of a 2nd grader
"Hey, that's Riley. He's brave like I'm brave."
- E.J., age 4
Teachers, counselors, librarians, social workers, everyone involved in the life of a child… head to BraveBrains for free resources and support to help build strong, healthy brains.
The Riley the Brave series nurtures positive experiences between caring adults and the brave kids in their lives.
The captivating stories, each with an encouraging and educational afterword, are designed to bring out the best in “cubs” while supporting their “safe big critters.” We hope you’ll join the adventure!
Check out the Parents Corner for help with the hardest job in the world!
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?
Riley the Brave Makes it to School
available June 2021!
Frequently asked questions
What is the recommended age?
ALL AGES! More than one grandparent has reached out saying, “I wish this had been around when I was little.” Babies and toddlers love the bright pictures, preschoolers and elementary students begin to understand the bigger concepts, and teens and adults can make better sense of their pasts or gain empathy for others with the help of the story and afterword.
What’s next for Riley the Brave and his safe big critters?
Riley the Brave Makes it to School will be out in June, 2021. Additional picture books are in the works along with workbooks and other resource ideas to help parents and professionals make the most of the concepts introduced here. Check out the BraveBrains shop for more!
We want to use this in our training / group / camp / school district. How can we order in bulk?
For bulk orders, please email Julia.Zullo@JKP.com. For the best deals on posters and stickers to support the concepts, order in our shop! Get the most out of your purchase with the free resources here in the Parents Corner and the wealth of support at our sister site BraveBrains.
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