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Kenney, Daniel.

Summary: "Learning to face your fears is critical for happiness and success. And parents, guardians, and mentors play an important role in teaching kids how to face their fears. With the help of You Can Face Your Fears, your child will be inspired to face some of the challenging things in their life. And room is made at the end of the book for adults and children to discuss how to face some of these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Trendwood Press 2018

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Dongweck, James

Summary: By walking a tight-rope extended across the Uncrossable Canyon, a Goblin and his friend are determined to become the first creatures of the forest to cross the canyon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Monkey Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Dongweck 2013

Manushkin, Fran

Summary: Katie is enrolled in a gymnastics class, but when she has trouble doing some of the moves she gets discouraged and considers dropping out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MAN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MAN

Dongweck, James

Summary: A gnome builds a strange device on the edge of the Uncrossable Canyon despite criticism from creatures of the forest.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Golden Monkey Pub. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Dongweck 2008

Groshek, K. M.

Summary: "Bug takes you on an exciting new journey as he makes his way through a maze in Bug Goes Through the Maze. He has fun, meets new friends, and even gets a little nervous when he has trouble finding his way out. But he refuses to give up and because of that, he makes his way out of the maze. This book reinforces perserverance and strength and this little energetic yellow car named Bug is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Creatively Canny Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Groshek 2010

Cordell, Ryan

Summary: Two sisters, Cadence and Emi, show great persistence and ingenuity in trying to persuade their father that they're ready to adopt a puppy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E COR

Wohl, Lauren L.

Summary: Nico is a blueberry guy. He loves helping his parents take care of the blueberry bushes in their yard. He's even found ways to keep a bear out of their orchard and to get neighbors and classmates to join in harvesting the fruit. His big hope is to earn money to donate to the Community Center, and he creates a plan to make that happen.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Persnickety Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE WOH

Joven, C. C.

Summary: Lily is performing in her first gymnastics meet, and her routines begin well, but she falls off the balance beam--however she does not quit, but gets back up and finishes her performance.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2017

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Kim, JiYu.

Summary: "Zippy the runner loves to run. Although Zippy has a skinny body, short legs, and has never won a race, he never gives up. With the encouragement from his friends, Zippy keeps running, hoping that next time he will do better"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KIM

Agaoglu, Basak

Summary: A rabbit is inspired to fulfill his dream of flying after seeing a colorful bird in the sky, and works to find success with the help of his friends.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE AGA

Becker, Bonny.

Summary: Despite Bear's efforts to ignore his birthday, Mouse will not rest until his friend celebrates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2009

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE BEC

Johansen, Hanna

Summary: The persistence of Henrietta, one of 3,333 chickens on a chicken farm, leads to a better life for them all.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: D.R. Godine 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE JOH

Dunklee, Annika

Summary: When a young boy plants an avocado seed, his patience is tested while waiting for the seed to sprout and eventually grow into a tree.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DUN

Capucilli, Alyssa Satin

Summary: When Biscuit the puppy and his best friend, Puddles, head to the park to fly kites, they learn that it is not as easy as it looks.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN CAP

Keller, Holly.

Summary: Pearl's birthday skates have a single blade and learning to use them is harder than she expects.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEL

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEL

Bourgeois, Paulette.

Summary: "Determined to ride his bike without training wheels, Franklin cannot understand why it seems so easy for his friends - and why it is so hard for him"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2011

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2 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE FRA

Yamaguchi, Kristi.

Summary: Poppy is a waddling, toddling pig with big dreams. She wants to be a star! But she soon discovers that's not as easy as it sounds. It's only when Poppy feels the magic of gliding and sliding, swirling and twirling on ice that our most persistent pig truly believes in herself: Poppy, star of the rink.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Yamaguchi 2011

Friedman, Becky

Summary: When his father gives Daniel his old bike, Daniel discovers he must keep trying when learning something new seems difficult.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon Spotlight 2018

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Applegate, Katherine

Summary: Illustrations and simple, rhyming text remind the reader that any achievement may be preceded by mistakes, and learning from them makes accomplishments sweeter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Applegate 2018

Groshek, K. M.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Creatively Canny 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Groshek 2009

Groshek, K. M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creatively Canny Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Groshek 2010