Tucson Festival of Books

Courage in Facing Fear


When faced with fear and separation, characters need courage to be able to move forward in coping with their fears. The characters in these picture books deal with the danger of wildfire, an ill relative and a city under surveillance. Each finds within themselves the bravery that comes from compassion and connection.


Panelists
Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books. He has also illustrated and written numerous books himself including "Evergreen," the Cornbread and Poppy series and "Wolf in the Snow," which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 2018....

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Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy, is an award-winning author of fifteen books for young readers, including "The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!," "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach," "Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day" and "14 Cows for America," a New York Times Bestseller....

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Dan Yaccarino

Children the world over know Dan Yaccarino's children's books and award-winning animated series. In addition to his own stories, Yaccarino's bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of such distinguished authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky and Kevin Henkes....

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Books:
Evergreen
Matthew Cordell
Children / Teens
Feiwel & Friends
February 2023
ISBN 9781250317179
48 pages

Wombat Said Come In
Carmen Agra Deedy
Children / Teens
Holiday House
October 2022
ISBN 9781682633212
36 pages

City Under the City
Dan Yaccarino
Children / Teens
Astra Publishing House
November 2022
ISBN 9781662650895
68 pages

The Longest Storm
Dan Yaccarino
Children / Teens
Astra Publishing House
August 2021
ISBN 9781662650475
40 pages

Bear Island
Matthew Cordell
Children / Teens
Feiwel & Friends
January 2021
ISBN 9781250317162
48 pages