Daring David in the Beginning

Daring David in the Beginning


In third grade, David was your plain, average, everyday quiet kid. He never really stood out and was content being that way. However, during the summer, something changed. David went to Shawnee River Sleep-Away Camp for the first time. While away from his family, David developed confidence in himself and learned valuable leadership skills. David was chosen as captain of his cabin by his cabinmates, who looked up to him. David became more outgoing and stood up for himself. David became daring. David became very good at soccer when he attended early morning practices with his cabinmates and other campers. His skills really improved during the practices. The camp hosted a big soccer tournament, and his team won!

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Product ID: 17589ISBN: 9781947829220.


Grades 2–6 | Fiction | ISBN: 978-1-94782-922-0 | Lexile: 790 | GRL: Q | English

Emancipated: My Family’s Fight for Freedom:


  • Inspires readers with real-life dilemmas and issues that many young people face today at home, in school, and in the community
  • Motivates students to respond positively to adversity and uncertainty
  • Engages students of diverse cultures to achieve their own goals in life

About the Author:

Linda Taylor taps into her twenty-five years as a schoolteacher to write books that inspire students to acknowledge their feelings and work together to solve problems. Throughout her career as a teacher and more recently as an author, Linda has been passionate about nurturing children and giving them the skills to be the best they can be. Linda is also the author of the Amazing Annabelle series published by Lightswitch Learning.

“Daring David: In the Beginning is an engaging book that introduces the reader to a child who handles real life scenarios. David copes with his anxieties and hopes in a positive manner. The reader becomes David’s friend and develops empathy for his challenges. David’s newfound strength gives the reader a sense of empowerment in dealing with their own challenges. Daring David: In the Beginning is a book that engages children and adults.”
—Brandy Scott, retired School Superintendent

“Daring David: In the Beginning is a delightful story that illustrates the transformation of David from a passive and shy third grader, who is content to be in the background, to an outgoing leader among his peers at summer camp. This book highlights the power of persistence and teamwork. This inspiring story also has a sweet sensitivity to children with special needs and highlights David’s compassion and love towards his brother who is on the spectrum. Taylor’s chapter book will captivate the late primary grades.”
—Margaret Killeen, Kindergarten Teacher

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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