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Stand Up to Bullying

Stand Up to Bullying

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I’m so glad there are more resources available about bullying! I love the opening illustration of the book: it’s a giant bull picking on a kid. Right to the point.

The rest of the book contains facts and figures, which a middle grade child/tween might feel empowered that to know that they are not alone if they’re being bullied.  The book then gives examples of what constitutes as bullying:

  • Hurtful words said on purpose
  • Gossip
  • Lying
  • Excluding someone

The next few chapters offer truths and counter false truths to educate. It lists famous people who were bullied, and explains the roles of bullying to help readers see if they, too perhaps participated in bullying.

It’s quite eye opening. And finally, the book gives concrete methods to stand up to bullying of all kinds.

It’s an excellent resource. Older kids might find it a teeny bit corny but early elementary up to middle grade will certainly understand and be able to find tools to help themselves.

Did I mention I love this book?

Another Winner from Free Spirit Publishing!

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F is for Feelings and Giveaway!

F is for Feelings

F is for Feelings

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! You know how some littles just love ABC books? Well here’s one that’s right for everyone! Why? Because it’s the ABC book of feelings. For the kiddos who can’t read the expressive and MULTICULTURAL illustrations detail exactly what each feeling means.

For example: L is for Lonely.  There’s an illustration of a boy sitting off to the side while other children play near by. He’s on his own and feels left out. Great starting point for discussion there, right? Have you ever felt lonely? What can you do to fix it? Have you ever not included someone and seen them feel lonely? How can you fix that?

Q is for Quiet. I need some time all to myself. Who doesn’t? And for the kids who don’t need that time, they’ll know what it looks like and learn how to respond to someone who does need it.

Etc. all the way through the alphabet. The end of the book includes an appendix of sorts that guides teachers and caregivers in ways to explore feelings and teach empathy.

Did I mention I LOVE this book?

An important addition to every library.

Now for the extra fun part: I have an extra one to GIVEAWAY! Here’s how to enter:

  • starts Aug 1
  • think of a feeling
  • snap it
  • upload it to Instagram
  • hashtag it: #Feelings
  • tag me: @Pamlovesbooks
  • tag
  • ends Midnight Aug 8

That’s it! Here’s an example:

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You can be as creative as you’d like with your photo of your feelings.

Enter once or once a day every day! Winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Contest ends Aug 8th at midnight.

Good luck and have fun!