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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
by Alvaro Galan , Ana Galán 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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Paperback Book: $4.79

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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. It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else. Especially when what sets you apart is YOU.
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Picture Book: $12.59

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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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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Board Book: $5.59

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The Bully Blockers Club
by Teresa Bateman Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
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Bully Trouble (SIR Lvl 3)
by Joanna Cole Illustrated by Marylin 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

Here comes Big Bad Bullybug! He's big, mean, and scary — and loves to pick on little itty bitty bugs! With the turn of each die-cut page, Bullybug grows bigger, meaner, and scarier. But it's the itty bitty bugs who get the last laugh in this exciting, new, frighteningly-fun adventure.

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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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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
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Stop Picking on Me
by Pat Thomas 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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