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Sheila Rae, the Brave

by Kevin Henkes

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Shelia Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just...

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Shelia Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just because Sheila Rae is older, she doesn't always know better!

"I am very brave," Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything—not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.

"Children will love it."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Suggested by Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

Paperback - 32 pages - $7.99
ISBN: 0688147380 (ISBN13: 9780688147389)
Published Apr 25, 1996 by Greenwillow Books
First published 1987

requested by

Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

at Horace Mann Elementary School, West Allis, WI

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 67 Books received - 27

I have been teaching K4 for five years at my current school. I enjoy finding new ways to help my students learn, and love to help them celebrate their successes, big or small, every day. Working in a low income school is both rewarding and challenging. Each day is an adventure, and I encourage my students to try their hardest, be kind and thoughtful towards one another, and support their classmates. I have created a learning environment where my students feel safe and are comfortable asking questions and participating. My third grade teacher was my inspiration to become a teacher, and my hope is to inspire my students to be the best they can be every day.

why I requested this book

We have a listening center in my classroom, and I have the CD for Sheila Rae, the Brave for the kids to listen to, but not the books for the kids to follow...

We have a listening center in my classroom, and I have the CD for Sheila Rae, the Brave for the kids to listen to, but not the books for the kids to follow along with. We would love to add more books to our listening center, and this book would be a great addition.

the class

My class is amazing. I have 6 girls and 12 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new books are added to the...

My class is amazing. I have 6 girls and 12 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new books are added to the classroom library. Most of my students come from under privileged homes, and three of my students speak Spanish as their primary language.

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Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

Dec 10, 2015

Thank you so much for helping us add to our listening center! We received these books yesterday, and used them in our listening center today. The kids were very happy to have a new book to listen to, and when I told them how we got it, they all couldn't believe that someone would give our class books! So thank you for amazing 18 four year olds!