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I Am Jellyfish Ruth Paul

A captivating and award-winning bedtime story by picture book creator Ruth Paul, with luminous illustrations, language evocative of the deep blue sea - and a big surprise when you turn out the lights.

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Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

‘We saw Miss Trunchbull grab a girl by the pigtails and throw her over the playground fence!’

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Wonder (Film Tie-in) R J Palacio

Read the internationally bestselling book before you watch the major movie from Lionsgate, starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. This special edition is complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

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Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.

I Am Jellyfish

This captivating, award-winning bedtime story follows a little jellyfish as she is chased into the dark depths of the ocean by a mean, knife-nosed swordfish. When Swordfish finds himself in danger, will the jellyfish he taunted come to his aide? (PS- the cover glows in the dark!)

 

Matilda

Is there a bigger bully in literature than Miss Trunchbull? Possibly Roald Dahl’s most beloved story, Matilda has been giving children everywhere the courage to stand up to bullies for over 30 years!

 

Middle School 4

At summer camp, Rafe Katachadorian makes friends with his troublemaking cabin mates and bunkmate, a boy nicknamed Booger-Eater, who puts up with endless teasing from the other kids. Rafe soon realizes there’s more to a person than a nickname, though, and Booger-Eater might be the kind of friend you want on your side.

 

Wonder

Wonder is the story of Auggie, a ten-year-old boy who is born with a rare facial deformity. Attending school for the first time, Auggie finds himself enduring name calling and bullying, but he quickly emerges as someone who can be brave and spirited even in the face of unkindness. This bestseller serves as a lasting reminder to always choose kind.

 

The River Runs

What can you do to stop a bully who’s twice your size and a champion wrestler? Set in 1960’s rural New Zealand, this novel from award-winning author David Hill will have young readers on the edge of their seats right to the gripping climax.

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