Ten Picture Books About Taking (Good) Risks

It’s time for the annual #pb10for10 Google Community to share favorite picture books. This time around I have highlighted books that feature characters challenged by their own fear or reluctance to take a risk. The risks include trying new food, taking on a physical challenge, or risking engineering failure on the way to ultimate success. Enjoy these books and add to the list through comments! Scroll over the book covers for brief captions. These books are available through amazon.com or your favorite independent booksellers. I have included a bonus title: The OK Book, which I have used in a Makerspace activity with Kindergartners, reminds us that there are plenty of things we are “OK” at — the kids remembered trying the monkey bars and other “firsts” that they risked trying and continue to perfect.

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