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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.
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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
Series: Jake Drake
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
by Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper
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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
Series: Zack Files- test, Book #10
by Dan Greenburg Illustrated by Jack E. Davis
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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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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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Big Bad Bruce
by Bill Peet
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