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BKLYN Youth Wing Pathfinder for Picture Books About Bullying and Friend Trouble

Bad Astrid
Bad Astrid By Brennan, Eileen, 1965- Book - 2013 J-E BRENNAN Available in some locations

Annotation:"Bad Astrid has been terrorizing everyone and everything on her block ever since her family moved in. But when an accident befalls the bully, it's up to a new neighbor to teach Astrid how to be a friend."

Arthur and the Meanies
Arthur and the Meanies By Fearnley, Jan Book - 2010 J-E FEARNLEY Available in some locations

Annotation:The monkeys say he is too big to join them swinging through the trees. And tiger and peacock just laugh when he asks to join their game of hopscotch. The meanies! Then it starts to rain, and suddenly everybody wants to be Arthur's friend - as long as he'll do as he's told and shelter them from the storm.

Freda Stops A Bully
Freda Stops A Bully By Murphy, Stuart J., 1942- Book - 2012 J-E MURPHY Available in some locations

Annotation:Max makes fun of Freda's shoes, but Freda soon learns how to cope with his bullying.

Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish
Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish By Messner, Kate Book - 2013 J-E MESSNER Available in some locations

Annotation:When the new fish in class criticizes everything and tries to bully the other students, Sea Monster needs to think of a way that everyone can play together and get along.

The Grouchy Ladybug
The Grouchy Ladybug By Carle, Eric Book - 1996 J-E CARLE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:A grouchy ladybug who is looking for a fight challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size or strength.

The Ant Bully
The Ant Bully By Nickle, John Book - 1999 J-E NICKLE Available in some locations

Annotation:Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into ant hole of the ant he has been tormenting.

Chrysanthemum By Henkes, Kevin Book - 1996 J-E HENKES Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 33 copies

Annotation:Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Billy Bully
Billy Bully A School-yard Counting Tale By Galan, Alvaro Book - 2009 J-E GALAN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 1 copy

Annotation:In this story that introduces the numbers from one to ten, Billy Bully learns to be nice to his friends.

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat By Dewdney, Anna Book - 2013 J-E DEWDNEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.

Trouble in the Barkers' Class
Trouble in the Barkers' Class By DePaola, Tomie, 1934- Book - 2003 J-E DePAOLA Available in some locations

Annotation:When a new girl in the Barkers' class, Carole Anne, acts like a bully, the students try talking to her and ignoring her until Morgie finally discovers what is wrong and finds a way to fix it.

Don't Laugh at Me
Don't Laugh at Me By Seskin, Steve Book Plus CD - 2002 J-E SESKIN All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Illustrated version of a song pointing out that in spite of our differences, we are all the same in God's eyes. Includes companion CD with 2 songs.

Arthur's April Fool
Arthur's April Fool By Brown, Marc Tolon Book - 1983 J-E BROWN Available in some locations

Annotation:Arthur worries about remembering his magic tricks for the April Fool's Day assembly and Binky's threats to pulverize him.

Swimmy By Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999 Book - 2013 J-E LIONNI Available in some locations

Annotation:A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

The Tale of Sir Dragon
The Tale of Sir Dragon Dealing With Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) By Pendziwol, Jean Book - 2007 J-E PENDZIWOL Available in some locations

Annotation:When a girl and her dragon friend go to Camp Camelot to have some knightly fun, some of the other knights refuse to let the dragon play, but the king soon sorts the bullies out.

Hooway for Wodney Wat
Hooway for Wodney Wat By Lester, Helen Book - 1999 J-E LESTER Available in some locations

Annotation:All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can't pronounce his name, but it is Rodney's speech impediment that drives away the class bully.

The Rat and the Tiger
The Rat and the Tiger By Kasza, Keiko Book - 2007 J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:In his friendship with Rat, Tiger takes advantage and plays the bully because of his greater size, but one day Rat stands up for his rights.

Wings By Myers, Christopher A. Book - 2000 J-E MYERS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 10 copies

Annotation:Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings. But his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him in this thought provoking story about celebrating individuality.

The Three Bully Goats
The Three Bully Goats By Kimmelman, Leslie Book - 2011 J-E KIMMELMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Billy goat brothers Gruff, Ruff, and Tuff are bullies who rule their meadow, but when they cross Little Ogre's bridge and are mean to the baby animals on the other side, they are in for a surprise.

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace By Hoffman, Mary, 1945- Book - 1991 J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is African-American, Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.

Goggles! By Keats, Ezra Jack Book - 1998 J-E KEATS Available in some locations

Annotation:Two boys must outsmart the neighborhood bullies before they can enjoy their new treasure, a pair of lensless motorcycle goggles.

The Recess Queen
The Recess Queen By O'Neill, Alexis, 1949- Book - 2002 J-E Available in some locations

Annotation:Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

Bully By Seeger, Laura Vaccaro Book - 2013 J-E SEEGER Available in some locations

Annotation:A little bull discovers that he has been a big bully.

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