Back to School Books Part 2

Blog Hoppin' is hosting a back to school books linky party!

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about some of my favorite Back to School books here, but I just got an awesome new book that I want to share with you.
This book is seriously amazing! It's about a boy named Pete that comes to a new class and immediately starts teasing his classmates. They explain to him that their class promised to be respectful to each other, solve problems peacefully, and that nobody would stand by and accept bad behavior. Pete continues to bully his new classmates, but the cool thing is that they continue to try to include him in their group despite his bad behavior! Then one day Pete squirts Ruby's juice box on her shirt, and she has had enough. She tries to get all of her classmates to gang up against Pete and ignore him for the rest of the year. But what happens? All the other kids all stand up to Ruby! They all remind her of the promise. After a while, Ruby apologizes and Pete starts to come around too. At the end of the book, there is a little blurb about bystanders and also gives The Promise that was mentioned in the book.

I've read other bullying books, but this one is just so different. I just LOVE the part about teaching and encouraging kids to stand up for each other. If a bully doesn't have an audience and if kids stand together against the bully, hopefully we can stop bullying in our schools. This is definitely a book to have on your shelf and to read several times a year.

One more day until I officially have to go back! We're off to the zoo tomorrow for our last hurrah! Have a great night! :)


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