Brave Books Based on the Disney Pixar Movie
Books of all kinds telling more stories of Merida, Queen Elinor and the rest of the DunBroch clan from the movie Brave.
Brave Guides and Art Books
Books for the adults and the obsessed
Brave is a fairy tale set in medieval Scotland and brought to life by the Pixar animators - all of which makes for beautiful art and a great story. And sometimes you can't get enough of either, which is where special art books and movie guides come in.
The Art of Brave
Available now at Amazon
Animators for Brave spent some 19 days in Scotland researching the gorgeous landscapes seen in the movie. And it shows. Everything from the rolling hills to the stone circle is based on actual locations in the highlands.
This book features behind-the-scenes interviews with the film's many artists, showcases the concept art that went into the creation of the movie, including color scripts, storyboards, character studies, environment art, sculpts, and more.
Disney Brave Essential Guide Hardcover Book
$12.99 at Entertainment Earth
Detailed guide covering all the characters, locations and key themes of the movie. Not sure how closely the tie back to actual locations, but should be a great addition to any Brave library. 48 pages.
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Brave Activity Books
Color, paint and stickers with the Brave characters
Kids can really get into the story of the movie with activity books featuring the various characters. And these fall into different categories to appeal to different age groups as well. These have all been released now at Amazon. Double check when you order as well, because most are eligible for the 4-for-3 promotion!
Brave Coloring Books
- Brave Chunky Crayon Book
Coloring book for younger set with chunky crayons included
- Brave Deluxe Coloring Book
Deluxe generally means big - like 96 page worth of coloring and games
- Brave Giant Coloring Book
Giant here refers to oversized pages - 13"x19" or so. Book has roughly 40 pages and should include stickers as well
Brave Sticker and Activity Books
- Disney Pixar Brave Ultimate Sticker Paperback Book
$6.99 at Entertainment Earth
This is a 16 page paperback sticker book with more than 60 stickers to be used in the scenes shown throughout the book. Stickers include all the characters (even in bear form!).
- Brave Reusable Sticker Book
12 pages of fun and based on past books, probably will have at least 40 stickers to play with. Similar to the above, only shorter and with fewer stickers.
Brave Paint and Drawing Books
- Brave Deluxe Paint Box Book
Deluxe version includes a paintbrush and 16 colors to paint with
- Learn to Draw Disney/Pixar's Brave
Brief synopsis of the story, then walks you through drawing each of the movie's characters. Based on the Tangled book, I'd expect to see Merida, Queen Elinor and the rest in their standard poses seen in promotional materials.
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Brave Chapter Books
Books for older kids to enjoy
Here we're looking at books meant for older kids, ones who can read for themselves or are learning to do so. The books that come out first tend to follow the movie story, but they often come out with more that tell other stories about the various characters.
- Brave Junior Novelization
Chapter book of 128 pages telling the direct story from the movie. Includes eight pages of full-color images from the movie. Ages 8 and up.
- Disney Pixar Brave Movie Theater: Storybook and Movie Projector
Tells the story of the movie and comes with a little movie projector and six pictures to project on the wall as you read the book.
- Brave Chapter Book
Titled Merida's Wish. Typically different stories and lots of pictures. Ages 6 and up.
- Brave Step Into Reading #1
Titled Big Bear Little Bear. Targeted at beginning readers and tend to tell one scene from the movie. Ages 4 and up.
- Brave Step into Reading #2
Titled A Mother's Love. Same as above, just a different story. Ages 4 and up.
- Brave Read-Along Storybook and CD
$6.99 at Target.com
Cover Art for the Brave Books
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Brave Picture Books
Given that Brave is an animated movie, picture books are an easy match. Most will be short versions of the movie story, some new stories that explore different characters. As with all board and picture books, meant for very young kids.
- Brave: One Perfect Day
Jacketed picture book featuring an original Merida story and artwork from one of the animators. Ages 4 and up.
- Highland Heros! Brave Friendship Box
Four board books in a box with a handle. Meant for ages 1-4.
- Brave Little Golden Book
Direct retelling of the movie story. Ages 2 and up.
- Take Aim! Brave 3-D Pictureback Book
Comes with a pair of 3-D glasses. Ages 3-7
- Brave Pictureback Book
Titled A Friend for Merida. Looks like it'll be the story of when she first meets Angus. Picturebacks generally are a different story than the movie and come with stickers. Ages 3 and up.
- Brave Glow-in-the Dark Board Book
Titled Magic in the Mist. Looks like it'll be about the Wisps. First time they've offered this kind of book, so who knows exactly what it looks like? Ages 2 and up.
- Brave Big Golden Book
Much longer version of these classics. Ages 3 and up.
More About Brave
Movie trailers, reviews, character descriptions and more.
All about the composer and the songs you hear in the movie
Complete character page, including merchandise featuring Merida.
Learn more about Merida's mom
Dolls, plush toys and more based on the story and characters from Brave
Ideas for a medieval party in keeping with Brave as well as official Brave birthday party supplies.
Dress up like the Brave characters.
Make or buy a costume for Merida
Make or buy a Queen Elinor costume
All about the composer and the songs you hear in the movie
Official Disney costumes and others to dress up as Merida
Shirts, pajamas and accessories featuring Merida