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Anti-Bullying Books for Preschool through Grade 3 KEYWORDS:

A majority of states now require or recommend that school districts implement anti-bullying programs. One method of enriching the programs is with books that provide students with a non-threatening vehicle through which they can explore the issue and open up discussion.

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Sunburst Paperbacks

Bird Boy

All his life, Chang has not been able to speak. The only sounds he can make are the squawks and caws of the cormorants his father trains for fishing. Chang...

By Elizabeth Starr Hill and Lesley Liu

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Gator Gumbo

A Spicy-Hot Tale

A new take on The Little Red Hen -- Cajun style Poor Monsieur Gator is getting old and is moving so slow he can't catch himself a taste of possum or otter,...

By Candace Fleming and Sally Anne Lambert

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Myrtle

How to foil a bully's tactics Myrtle is happy. Her mom loves her. Her dad loves her. Her baby brother loves her. She has a good life -- until Frances moves...

"...How to foil a bully's tactics Myrtle is happy. Her mom loves her. Her dad loves her. Her baby brother loves her. She has a good life -- until Frances moves.... How to foil a bully's tactics Myrtle..."

Tracey Campbell Pearson Tracey Campbell Pearson

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"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." --Kirkus Reviews "It’s the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a...

By Milly Lee and Yangsook Choi

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Shrinking Violet

Never has being shy seemed so rewarding! Whether she's impersonating Elvis, swaggering like Captain Hook, or imitating the sounds of a cricket, Violet is...

".... At school, especially around class bully Irwin, who teases her nonstop, she retreats into a shell..."

By Cari Best and Giselle Potter

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Third Grade Baby

Polly Peterson knows that baby teeth are for babies like her little brother, Max. And yet she’s the only kid in her third grade class who hasn’t lost a single...

"..., at school and at home.” —Booklist “Eminently useful for classroom discussions (and perhaps dental units..."

By Jenny Meyerhoff and Jill Weber

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Frances Foster Books

Yoon and the Jade Bracelet

It is Yoon’s birthday and all she wants is a jump rope so she can play with the other girls in the school yard. Instead, Yoon’s mother gives her a Korean...

"...tigers.” —Horn Book “Recorvits’ story will ring true to any child who’s ever dealt with a bully, while..."

By Helen Recorvits and Gabi Swiatkowska

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Henry Holt and Co.

Cinder Rabbit

Every bunny at Grand Rabbits School is excited about the spring play. As the star, Zoe has to lead her whole class in the Bunny Hop. But she has one big...

"...chapter book lightly but effectively explores the consequences of bullying while extolling..."

By Lynn E. Hazen and Elyse Pastel

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