Hello lovelies! I am excited to share this new blog series with you all! I will be going through the different Hogwarts houses and sorting picture books into them.
So without further ado, let’s get right into it.
A Gryffindor is BRAVE
Sheila Rae the Brave, by Kevin Henkes.
You may be familiar with Chrysanthemum, another popular book by Kevin Henkes. Sheila Rae is a very brave young mouse girl- some might call her reckless, or arrogant. When she encounters true fear, she finally learns that true bravery is much more important than showing off or boasting.
A Gryffindor is COURAGEOUS
Courage, by Bernard Waber.
I love this book. In it, Waber shows that not all heroes are the ones rushing into burning buildings to save the day (though we love those heroes too!) He focuses on the small and daily acts on courage, like introducing yourself to a new person and being the first person to apologize after an argument. And as a bonus, the illustrations reminisce of Dahl-like pictures, too.
A Gryffindor is CHIVALROUS
Do Unto Otters, by Laurie Keller
What is real and modern chivalry? Respect for the people around us. In Do Unto Otters, Laurie Keller uses a cute otter to teach a powerful lesson. Respect is treating those around us the way that we ourselves would want to be treated.
A Gryffindor is DARING
What Do You With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada
My favorite book off of this entire list, and one of my favorite children’s book authors in general: Kobi Yamada makes books that are delightful to the eyes and heart. He brings a metaphor to life with action and art.
A Gryffindor is BOLD
Saint George and the Dragon, by Margaret Hodges
This is a classic tale of adventure, daring, bravery, and heroism. A brave knight must save an endangered princess from the fearsome dragon that threatens her people. This good versus evil fight with vivacious illustrations will inspire any young Gryffindor’s heart.
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