Description : Marvin Redpost turns a pretty dire situation around to his favour in this incredibly funny peek into a 9-year-old's day at school.
Description : This book throws new light on the issues of exclusions relating to race. It examines real problems and the attempts made in schools to deal with them. A framework is created for understanding the complexity of individual identities within schools and shows the processes of exclusion to be both contextual and historically specific. Maud Blair draws on her experience in British schools and her own research to reveal the racialized punishment industry that operates in many schools.The author shows how leadership and the perspectives of teachers profoundly affect the life chances of students. She also reveals the perspectives of the students themselves, and of their parents, and draws from her findings implications for policy and practice that will result in schools where teachers, parents and students together create an atmosphere in which respect, high expectations and good relationships are the norm.
Description : Everyone is laughing at Marvin Redpost. He's the grossest kid in school. Why? He picks his nose. Well, that's the rumour the class bully, Clarence, started and no one argues with Clarence - not even Marvin's so-called best friends. So what can Marvin do to turn things round? A great story which reveals that good things can often come out of bad.
Description : This sidesplitting chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series takes on rumors and teasing. There’s a rumor at school that Marvin Redpost picks his nose. Clarence started it, and now everyone believes it. Even Marvin’s friends are embarrassed to be seen with him! Can Marvin figure out how to change everyone’s mind? Or is he doomed to be teased forever? Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : Why Do They Pick on Me? By Pippa Eden It seems bullying has become a fact of life. As one of many survivors of schoolyard bullying, Pippa Eden has developed key coping strategies to help the bullied understand why they are being bullied and how to deal with the experience. Eden understands the long-term effect bullying can have, even in adulthood. She also recognizes that it is often just as easy to be the bully as to be bullied. In fact, like Eden herself in her school yard days, we can switch from one to the other in a schoolyard chain reaction. Why Do They Pick on Me? offers insight from both sides of the bullying experience in the hope that awareness will minimize both bullying and its aftermath. Pippa Eden is a practicing counselor. She has been married for 28 years and has two grown daughters. She assists in the management of a women’s group aimed at helping discovery of one’s true identity. Eden makes an effort to volunteer in a number of community organizations.
Description : The activities in Don't Pick on Me are designed to help children learn strategies they can use to avoid being victimized by bullies and stand up for themselves when they become a bully's target. The book includes more than forty ten-minute activities children can do with their parents to learn how to effectively handle emotional and physical bullying and be conscientious bystanders if they witness this behavior. It also features advice for handling cyberbullying, harassment, and gossip.
Description : 22 colorful illustrations designed to capture the attention of it's reader. (Ages 4-9). Simple, yet engaging activities at the end of the book to make the child think, express themselves, and it gives an opportunity for adults and children to talk about the child's feelings. Bullying is an issue that seems be discussed so much, but it just keeps getting worse. I see people roll their eyes when "bullying" is mentioned. I hear people say, "There are so many books on bullying, Please Don't Pick On Me is not going to sell." True, there are hundreds of books out there on the topic of bullying, but none are like Please Don't Pick On Me. This book is designed for children ages 4-9, but it also has a message in there for the adults. This books opens the dialogue between kids and adults. It forces a conversation to happen and requires adults to look at things through a child's eyes. It also makes adults really question how they approach the situation of bullying with both the victim and the bully themselves. I see all these studies done by Phd psychologists and people who read all kinds of text books on bullying, but it is not helping matters. They are not talking about it in the right way. Yes, they tell kids "it gets better", but you know what a kid says to that, "I have to wait until I get older?!" I am not a licensed psychologist and I have not done studies across the country or the world watching how children interact. However, I am a mom and I was a victim of bullying myself. I lived it. I still have memories of what kids called me in 3rd grade and how I felt. As a mom, I saw how my son was treated in school and I see how his friends are treated as well. I do not need to sit and observe a classroom to know what bullying is and how it effects kids. It was my life. Please Don't Pick On Me gets to the root of bullying; name calling. It also points out that adults need to start looking at talking to kids about the names they are called. Telling kids to "ignore it" is not the answer or the solution to bullying. Ignoring the name calling only condones the bully's behavior and makes the victim feel as though their feelings do not matter. So, why should you buy Please Don't Pick On Me? Because it can help. If it prevents one child from being bullied or helps one adult change their dialogue, it is worth it. Plus, $1 from every sale of Please Don't Pick On Me goes to Random Acts. Random Acts is a charity that promotes kindness through even the simplest acts. We can all afford to be a little kinder to one another. Help me spread kindness!