Today I'm Strong (Hardcover)

Today I'm Strong By Nadiya Hussain, Ella Bailey (Illustrator) Cover Image

Today I'm Strong (Hardcover)

By Nadiya Hussain, Ella Bailey (Illustrator)


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A classic in the making from the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya Bakes, about a young girl finding her strength in spite of a schoolyard bully.

I love to go to school. Well, most days I do.
There are some days when what I really want
is to stay at home with you.

Most days, this little girl loves to go to school and play with her friends. But sometimes the schoolyard can feel like a battleground where she has to dodge mean words from a bully. Luckily, she always has her steadfast tiger by her side—even if she’s the only one who can see it. With the reminder that strength comes from within, she digs deep to believe in herself, no matter what anyone else says.

From the team behind My Monster and Me, Today I’m Strong is a tender story about finding the courage to hold your head high, with a powerful reminder to always be kind.
NADIYA HUSSAIN’s delicious bakes and sparkling personality made her a hugely pop­ular winner of The Great British Baking Show. She is the author of Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story, which was shortlisted for a British Book Award, and its follow-ups, Bake Me a Festive Story and Bake Me a Celebration Story. She has also published cookbooks and novels for adults, and has many television series to her name, including The Chronicles of Nadiya, Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey, Nadiya’s Family Favourites, Nadiya’s Time to Eat, and Nadiya Bakes.
Follow her at and @BegumNadiya.

ELLA BAILEY is a freelance illustrator based in Nottingham in the UK. Since graduat­ing with a degree in illustration from Falmouth University, Ella has worked with Simon and Schuster UK and Flying Eye Books, as well as Magma for Laurence King.
You can find her at
Product Details ISBN: 9780593525944
ISBN-10: 0593525949
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
Praise for Today I'm Strong:

* "Perfect for a lap sit with a young child beginning school, but it’s equally well-suited to a classroom read and invites age-appropriate conversations about bullying and the importance of being kind in either context."—BCCB, starred review

"British cooking personality Hussain continues to explore themes of social-emotional intelligence and self-awareness in this picture book that follows My Monster and Me (2019). Bailey’s illustrations are charmingly comforting, rounded, and soft."—Kirkus Reviews