The Darkest Dark
One of the things we really like about this book is the way that it engages with fear. The main character, who happens to be one of the real life coolest people, is dealing with having fear stop him from doing something he really wants to do. The fear never goes away, but Chris decides to do the thing anyway. It is a beautiful book about fear and bravery and dreams.
From the publishers:
Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's lush, evocative illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible.
Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark.
But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.