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Books About Bullying: Grades 3-5

Build confidence and understanding with these stories of strength, courage, and acceptance for grades 3-5.
 
The Bully from the Black Lagoon
The Bully from the Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler Illustrated by Jared D. Lee
Hubie has heard there's a new kid in school. His name is Butch Pounder, and he's rumored to be a mean bully! Did Butch really beat up the football team, and eat the teacher's pet at his last school? Hubie decides he'll have to start training to defend himself before his snacks get eaten and he gets slammed after class.
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The Dodgeball Chronicles
The Dodgeball Chronicles
Series: Knights of the Lunch Table, Book #1
by Frank Cammuso Illustrated by Frank Cammuso

Artie King just wants to ease into life at Camelot Middle School. He's got new lunch buddies, Percy and Wayne, and his science teacher, Mr. Merlyn, is pretty cool. But then there's scary Principal Dager and big bad Joe and The Horde, a bunch of brawny bullies who rule the school.

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Jake Drake: Bully Buster
Jake Drake: Bully Buster
by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Janet Pedersen

Meet Jake Drake, Bully Buster.

When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast! Why? Because Jake was kind of smart and not a tattletale, and he had no big brother to protect him. He was a perfect bully magnet.

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Super Emma
Super Emma
by Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper
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Shredderman #1: Secret Identity
Shredderman #1: Secret Identity
by Wendelin Van Draanen Illustrated by Brian Biggs

Alvin Bixby: Hulking, knuckles of steel, hideous breath, foul temper. Kids call him: Bubba.

Nolan Byrd: Puny, power walker, math genius, can't keep shoes tied. Kids call him: Nerd.

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Bozo the Clone
Bozo the Clone
by Dan Greenburg Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
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Agnes Parker...Girl in Progress
Agnes Parker...Girl in Progress
by Kathleen O'Dell

Eleven-year-old Agnes Parker isn't the class outcast or its queen bee — which is okay except that sometimes the middle just seems — really — ordinary. But this year, Agnes is determined to become a whole new person. Maybe not a whole new person exactly, but just a better version of the girl she's always been.

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The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses
by Eleanor Estes Illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

...for Maddie, this business of asking Wanda every day how many dresses and how many hats and how many this and that she had was bothering her. Maddie was poor herself. She usually wore somebody's hand-me-down clothes. Thank goodness, she didn't live up on Boggins Heights or have a funny name.

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