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Books About Bullying: Grades 1-2

Build confidence and understanding with these stories of strength, courage and acceptance.
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Billy Bully: A School-Yard Counting Tale
by Ana Galan , Alvaro Galan Illustrated by Steve Simpson

As Billy Bully does one rotten thing after another, his friends dwindle to zero. With a little effort, Billy Bully realizes that a real friend doesn't think only of himself. Kids can count down and back up as Billy Bully makes up with his friends and gets the whole gang back together. Full color.

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by Emma Dodd

A classic tale with a gigantic twist! "Cinderelephant, make my breakfast!" "Cinderelephant, mop the floor!" Poor Cinderelephant! The Warty Sisters never say please or thank you (how rude!), and when she asks to go to the grand ball, they just laugh.

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Exclamation Mark
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery!

He stood out here.
He stood out there.
He tried everything to be more like them.

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The Hallo-Wiener
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

When is a hot dog not a hot dog? When he becomes a hero sandwich!

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The Bully Blockers Club
by Teresa Bateman Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
Lotty is so excited to be returning to school this year, until Grant Grizzly starts bullying her on the first day. Lotty's parents and teacher are unable to stop Grant's bullying, and he only grows meaner. One day, however, Lotty has the perfect idea.
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Bully Trouble
by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Marilyn Hafner

Illus. in full color. "Plagued by a bully named Eddie who steals their treats, Arlo and Robbie turn the tables on him by concocting an enticing lunch that is booby-trapped with hot sauce. The plot is sure to please and the reading is easy, with jaunty color cartoon drawings providing visual backup."--"Booklist.

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Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!
by Ed Emberley

A Caldecott winner and author of "Go Away, Big Green Monster!" offers another ingeniously crafted novelty storybook that helps children face, and then chase away, their fears. With a glittering foil cover and cut-out shapes on each page, this book takes on the problem of bullies. Full color.

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by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum loves her name — until she starts kindergarten, which is an unfamiliar world full of short names like Sue, Bill, Max, Sam, and Joe.

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Pinky & Rex and the Bully
by James Howe Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
When seven-year-old Pinky is teased by the third-grade bully because he likes pink and plays with a girl, he struggles with giving up the things he likes until he talks with an elderly neighbor.
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
by Patty Lovell Illustrated by David Catrow

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy and has buckteeth and a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. But armed with the encouraging words of her grandmother, Molly Lou confidently confronts the class bully at her new school.

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Stephanie's Ponytail
by Robert Munsch Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
A little girl who is determined to strike a blow for nonconformity manages to arrive at school every day with a hairdo more outraegous than the day before. And each time, the cast of copycats grows and grows --- until the day she threatens to shave her head!
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Stop Picking on Me: A First Look at Bullying
by Pat Thomas , Lesley Harker Illustrated by Lesley Harker

This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

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Trouble in the Barkers' Class
Series: Barker Twins
by Tomie dePaola
A new classmate means trouble for the Barker twins. Moffie and Morgie are excited. A new girl is joining their class. But Carole Anne is a bully, pushing Moffie and grabbing Morgie's dinosaur book, and that's only the beginning.
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