Masher is the bully of Storey Street. No one ever dares stand up to him and that's the way he likes it. But then Jemima and her family move into the plot of land next door. Jemima isn't afraid of him at all, and she's making him look like a bit of a wimp. To Masher, that just means one thing: war. (At least until teatime...)
Featuring some of the hottest voices in YA literature, both bestselling and on the rise, Cornered includes works from Kirsten Miller (New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones), Jennifer Brown (Hate List), Elizabeth Miles (Fury), Jaime Adoff (The Death of Jayson Porter), Lish McBride (Morris Award finalist Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Matthue Roth (Losers), Sheba Karim (Skunk Girl), Kate Ellison (Butterfly Clues), Zeta Elliot (A Wish After Midnight), Josh Berk (The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin), and James Lecesne (Absolute Brightness and founder of the Trevor Project).
Laci Stapp recounts watching the interview and wondering why a ten-year-old child from a good home with good parents would want to take his own life. Ty Smalley would not be forgotten as his parents started the nonprofit group Stand for the Silent. Laci wanted to use Benson’s Pals to convey a message to young readers about bullying and the importance of reporting it immediately to a responsible adult. Benson’s Pals and Stand for the Silent together want to take a bite out of bullying and put an end to youth suicides.
Told from the point of view of Bruno's best friend, Peter, this insightful children's book explores bullying--especially the choices children face in defending others who are bullied. Readers will see Peter's struggle to overcome his own fear of being bullied as he learns how to help a friend. Bruno's Hat features a variety of animal characters and colorful, lively illustrations. The book also includes a downloadable guide to help children, parents, and educators navigate the challenges of childhood bullying. The in-depth guide, available at www.flyawaybooks.com/resources, features various questions and activities for children.
So it isn't a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouts spikes and a tail before the start of fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus.
Despite the Principal's Zero Tolerance Policy, Sawyer becomes a bully magnet, befriended only by Elliot aka "Gigantor" and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved-until he discovers a secret about the principal that's more shocking than Dino DNA. The bullies are in for a galactically horrible fate...and it's up to Sawyer and his friends to rescue them.
"With issues like bullying, not fitting in, and heroism, this is a book that kids and adults will share and treasure. It's Wonder with dinosaurs and is sure to touch your heart." — P. J. Hoover, author of Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life
"A wild and wacky adventure...with enough twists and turns to rival a roller coaster, DINOSAUR BOY is sure to appeal to wonderfully weird kids of every shape and size." —Kelly Milner Halls, award-winning author of Girl Meets Boy
Joshua hates his father, is angry with his mother, and broken-hearted to leave his best friend, Becky.
Join Joshuas journey as he travels from one foster home to another. Meet Jake, a Tae Kwon Do instructor; Claudia, a librarian and Jakes friend; Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, his new foster parents; Barney, the Simpsons dog; and Kinkade, Barneys son. How will they impact Joshuas life? How will they impact yours?
Ari has body-image issues. After a move across the country, his parents work selling and promoting his mother's paintings and sculptures. Ari's bohemian mother needs space to create, and his father is gone for long stretches of time on "sales" trips.
Meanwhile, Ari makes new friends: Pick, the gamer; the artsy Jorge, and the troubled Lisa. He is also relentlessly bullied because he's overweight, but he can't tell his parents—they're simply not around enough to listen.
After an upsetting incident, Ari's mom suggests he go on a diet, and she gives him a book to help. But the book—and the diet—can’t fix everything. As Ari faces the demise of his parents' marriage, he also feels himself changing, both emotionally and physically. Here is a much-needed story about accepting the imperfect in oneself and in life.
Alan tells John's story in an unsentimental and compassionate novel, but he also tells Annie's story which is as much about moving on and looking forward to the future, as about the tragic waste of a young life.
But the voice inside her head has a different name.
When the mysterious Ms. Karina finds Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the woman’s approval...and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement.
But the home has horrible secrets. So do the girls living there. So does Cain.
Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because Ms. Karina doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, she doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind.
She doesn’t know about Wilson.
When Fairy learns that Dragon Duluth is acting up again, she must summon help from a little human who still believes in dragons and fairies. After she determines that eight-year-old Lauren is the perfect helper, Fairy waves her wand and flies with her back to Dragon Land. Now all Fairy and Lauren have to do is find a way to tame the very wild Duluth!
In this delightful tale of adventure and imagination, a Dragon Fairy and her little human helper must rely on their wits, talents, and humor to stand up to a bully and scare the mean right out of him.