The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, by Linda Williams, tells the story of a little old lady with a fearless attitude. While walking home one night, she first sees a pair of shoes clomping along behind her, then some pants wiggling, followed by a shirt shaking, until a whole suit of clothing and a pumpkin head are following her. As each item appears, she says, "I"m not afraid of you!", but speeds up - just a little. By the time the pumpkin head appears, she runs on home, only to have all of the items come knocking at her door. When she says she still isn't afraid, she offers the items a suggestion on how they can finally scare someone. The articles all find a home on a scarecrow and scare away the crows!
This is a great book to share with grades K - 2. It provides a creative example of turning something you might be afraid of into something fun, and maybe even useful. The illustrations are fun and a little spooky and will fit right into a fall or Halloween theme. The example in the story is a good way to start a conversation about fears and how to deal with them.