My Secret Bully

My Secret Bully


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                                                THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING

Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica.  She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten.  Monica loves being around her when she's nice.  But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean.  And Monica doesn't understand why.

Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying among friends who will use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude.  But with a little help from a supportive adult—her mother—Monica learns to cope and thrive by facing her fears and reclaiming power from her bully.

Including a foreword by the founder of the The Ophelia Project, as well as helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional resources, My Secret Bully is a vital resource for children, parents, teachers, and counselors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553509403
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 46,332
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Lexile: AD630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

TRUDY LUDWIG is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that help kids cope with and thrive in their social world, including The Invisible Boy and My Secret Bully. She has received rave reviews from educators, experts, organizations, and parents at schools and conferences around the US for her passion and compassion in addressing peer aggression and friendship issues. An active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, Trudy also collaborates with organizations like the Committee for Children and, and has served as content advisor for Sesame Street Workshop. Trudy's books have won the Mom's Choice Gold Award, the IBPA Gold Benjamin Franklin Award, and the NAPPA Gold Medal, and also been recognized as NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Books for Young People.

ABIGAIL MARBLE illustrated her first children's story in second grade, and has been making art ever since. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Katie is my secret bully.

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My Secret Bully 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
coachncheern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for young and old alike. This book tells the story of a young girl whose longtime friend begins to bully her and turn others against her. After going through a period of bewilderment and hurt by the friend's actions, the little girl discusses the problem with her mother. She is given the tools to diffuse and cope with the situation.
drumcorp0 More than 1 year ago
If the solution of her speaking to the problem is answere then the child is taught courage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the way the author addresses this issue, it shows how to deal with it in a very smart way!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book. It started off strong and continued throughout the book. It was about a boy named Darrel who was about to move to California from his home town of Phillidelphia. He has a lot of friends now and is happy. He happeneds to be one of the smaller kids for his age, but has big friends that have always protected him. Now he has to move to a new place with no friends and nobody to protect him. He runs in with a bully and the book revolves around that and the mental and physical goals that Darrel wants to reach. He wants to get tough and strong.The bully, Tyray, makes him pay ten dollars a week to keep from getting beat up. Read the book and see Darrels struggles and vitories over himself and other people.