Magazine article Teacher Librarian

Braving Bullies. (Bookmark It)

Magazine article Teacher Librarian

Braving Bullies. (Bookmark It)

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Cockroach cooties.

Laurence Yep. Hyperion, 2000. Teddy and his little brother use insects in their strategy to defeat the school bully.

The girl with 500 middle names.

Margaret Peterson Haddix. Simon and Schuster, 2001. Janie's mother loves her so much she starts a knitting business so that Janie can go to a "better" school. Janie is poorer than her classmates and gets teased but has the courage to risk embarrassment in order to stand up for herself and her family. A beautiful celebration of the strength of family, reminiscent of the classic The hundred dresses.

The girls.

Amy Goldman Koss. Dial, 2000. Popular Candace is at the center of her middle school clique. Maya is crushed when her four best friends follow Candace's lead and start to exclude her.

Joshua T. Bates in trouble again.

Susan Shreve. Knopf, 1997. Joshua is teased for not getting promoted from Grade 3 to 4 until the middle of the year. While trying to prove to class bully Tommy that he is not a nerd, Joshua makes some mistakes in trying to look tough.

King of the Kooties.

Debbie Dadey. Walker, 1999. "King of the Kooties" is what class bully Louisa calls the gentle new kid in class. Nate decides to help the new kid wage a war of wits instead of a war of fists and Louisa becomes the "Kootie Princes." By the author of the popular Bailey kids series.

From Braving Bullies, a booklist created by Vancouver (BC) Public Library. For a link to the full list, visit www.teacher librarian. …

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