Bullies

I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle

The awkwardness, the loneliness, the humiliation and the anxiety...high school has it all for you. This is one of the messages in Larry Doyle’s devilishly witty debut novel I Love You, Beth Cooper. On graduation day, Denis Cooverman makes those five words the basis of his valedictorian speech, declaring his love to that perfect girl that he constantly sat behind…but never actually spoke to. 

Sure, she was the head cheerleader and he was the debate team captain. And sure, she hung out with a posse of foxy young women while he spent his high school years with his obsessively movie-quoting buddy Richard Munsch. And it's an absolute fact that Denis cannot hold a conversation without constantly peppering it with random bits of inane knowledge. But after high school, none of that should matter anymore...right? 

Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown!

By Paula Danzinger

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Amber is nervous about starting second grade with a new teacher, especially since mean Hannah Burton is in the same class. JBR Dan
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Three for Thanksgiving

Our libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, so now's the time to pick up some reading to take you through the holiday. We have many cookbooks to help plan the feast, but of our other collections these three books tell stories especially true to life and true to the heart to help make your holiday a warm one.

Tacky the Penguin

By Helen Lester

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Ever notice how penguins look very much alike and act alike? Not Tacky. He’s so clumsy and silly the other penguins don’t know what to make of him. But they are very grateful when Tacky, by thinking so differently than the rest of them, comes up with a plan to save their home from greedy hunters. A very silly book.
First in a series.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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The Hallo-Wiener

By Dav Pilkey

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It's hard to be a cool puppy when your mom dresses you up in a hot dog costume! Oscar the dachshund proves he's top dog when chips are down.

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The Monster's Ring

By Bruce Coville

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On Halloween night, a magic ring can help an ordinary boy face a school bully, if he dares to pay the price.

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Arthur's April Fool

By Marc Brown

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Arthur is supposed to do a magic show for the school assembly on April Fool's Day, but how can he remember his tricks when Binky the bully has him worried?

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Fried Feathers for Thanksgiving

By James Stevenson

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Mean witches Dolores and Lavinia try to spoil Thanksgiving for everyone else, but nice witch Emma and her friends outwit them.

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Don't Eat Too Much Turkey!

By Miriam Cohen

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There's a lot to do to get ready for Thanksgiving! The first graders paint a mural, write a play and make a giant turkey costume. Will Anna Maria's bossy ways spoil everybody's fun?

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Summer Soldiers

By Susan Hart Lindquist

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Not all wars are fought on battlefields. After his father goes off to France during the summer of 1918, eleven-year-old Joe takes on hard new responsibilities on his parents' sheep ranch and learns grownup truths about bullies and prejudice.

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