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Books About Bullying: Grades 3-5

Build confidence and understanding with these stories of strength, courage, and acceptance.
 
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The Bully from the Black Lagoon
Series: Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

A new look for the bestselling "Black Lagoon" series!

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?

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The Dodgeball Chronicles
Series: Knights of the Lunch Table, Book #1
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
by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Amanda Harvey , Janet Pedersen

As a bully-magnet, fourth-grader Jake has learned a lot about bullies. He knows what to do, and what not to do, when being bullied. Learn how Jake tamed one bully in the second grade when he was forced to do a social studies project with him.

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The Loser List
Series: The Loser List, Book #1
by H.N. Kowitt Illustrated by H.N. Kowitt

When Danny Shine (rhymes with "whine") finds out he's on the infamous Loser List in the girls' bathroom, his mission to erase it lands him in detention. That fateful afternoon, the school's bullies (who live in detention) discover that Danny can draw. Suddenly he's not a target anymore: He's a “bad boy”!

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The New Girl
by Meg Cabot

Bestselling author Cabot delivers the second book in her hilarious new series starring Allie Finkle, the new girl at Pine Heights Elementary.

When you are starting at a brand-new school, you have to wear something good.

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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
Series: Captain Underpants, Book #9
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!

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Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick

A brilliant, emotionally charged novel about two boys. One is a slow learner, too large for his age, and the other is a tiny, disabled genius. The two pair up to create one formidable human force known as "Freak the Mighty".

MAX. FREAK. BEST FRIENDS. FOREVER.

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Bobby the Brave (Sometimes)
by Lisa Yee Illustrated by Dan Santat

Last month, Bobby Ellis–Chan got stuck to a tree, had underwear attached to his back, and faced down a whole wolfpack of girls. What could be scarier or more humiliating than that?

Oh, how about playing sports with his football-hero dad...

An asthma attack in public...

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Super Emma
by Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper
In this third book about Emma, the petite and shy third-grader surprises even herself when she stands up to the class bully, Jared.
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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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My New Team
Series: Little Rhino, Book #1
by Ryan Howard , Krystle Howard Illustrated by Erwin Madrid
A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard!

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Everyday Angel 2: Second Chances
Series: Everyday Angel, Book #2
by Victoria Schwab
Meet a guardian angel like no other, from a writer like no other. Bold, rising star Victoria Schwab returns with the second book in this whimsical, inspiring, and clever middle-grade series.

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Last Wishes
Series: Everyday Angel, Book #3
by Victoria Schwab
Meet a guardian angel like no other, from a writer like no other. Bold, rising star Victoria Schwab returns with the third book in this whimsical, inspiring, and clever middle-grade series.

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Words in the Dust
by Trent Reedy

Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her — "Inshallah," God willing.

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Bozo the Clone
Series: Zack Files, Book #10
by Dan Greenburg Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
Fifth-grader Zack has a problem with bullies! At a flea market, he finds a magical box that makes a super-strong Zack clone. After the clone deals with the bullies, he takes Zack's place at school and becomes an even bigger problem.
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Big Bad Bruce
by Bill Peet
Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more ways than one by a small but very independent witch.
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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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