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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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Bully from the Black Lagoon, The
Series: Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

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

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Paperback Picturebooks: $3.59

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Knights of the Lunch Table #1: 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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Paperbacks: $9.89

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Jake Drake: Bully Buster
Series: Jake Drake
by Andrew Clements Illustrated by Amanda Harvey

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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Loser List, The
Series: Loser List, The, 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.

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Hardcovers: $6.99

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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls (BK 2): 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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Hardcovers: $11.19

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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers
Series: Capitán Calzoncillos, 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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Hardcover Graphic Novels: $6.99

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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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Hardcovers: $11.89

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Paperbacks: $6.29

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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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Paperbacks: $5.39

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Super Emma
by Sally Warner Illustrated by Jamie Harper
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Shredderman #1: Secret Identity
Series: Shredderman, Book #1
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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Little Rhino #1: 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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Paperbacks: $4.49

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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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Paperbacks: $6.29

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Everyday Angel #3: 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
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Big Bad Bruce
by Bill Peet
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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.

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