Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
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Arnie and the New Kid

Nancy Carlson

"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective.

32 pages  $12.00  
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Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet

How to Deal with Bullies

Catherine DePino

Written for children, ages 6-12 who are victims to school bullies. Refers to "The Plan" - 11 specific, practical tips for discouraging and coping with bullies. Features humour and a 'normal' victim with whom most readers can identify. Describes the fears that victims have regarding the bully.

23x16cm  48 pages  $19.00  
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Bully B.E.A.N.S.

Julia Cook, Anita duFalla

Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying. This book can help children and adults understand why bullying happens and what they can do to stop it. Finally, a bullying book that speaks to the bystander!

20x23cm  32 pages  $15.00  
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Bully B.E.A.N.S. Activity and Idea Book

Julia Cook

Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook, Bully B.E.A.N.S. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students. Worksheets and activities may be reproduced for a specific group or class.

27x21cm  24 pages  $15.00  
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Bully Blockers Club

Teresa Bateman

Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes--but her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her.

25x20cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Bullying Intervention Toolkit

S. Renn and others

From Inyahead Press, this kit provides schools with a range of effective, solution focused bullying intervention strategies which encourage individuals to make pro-social choices, avoid labelling and aim to educate and heal, rather than punish.
The authors believe that no one intervention for bullying works best in all circumstances. Effective intervention occurs when teachers have a range of strategies, with the accompanying knowledge and skills to know when - and when not - to use them.
Making a choice about which approach to use is critical to the success of the intervention. The authors provide guidance to help make this choice, along with facilitator notes and detailed scripts.
The resource includes:
60 page book
4 large laminated scripts-A4 size
Method of Shared Concern
Classroom Conference Early Years
Classroom Conference
Support Group Method
5 pocket scripts
restorative chat early years restorative chat No Blame brief intervention
mediation
small group discussion


$65.00  
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Bullying Workbook for Teens

Activities to help you deal with social aggression and cyberbullying
Instant Help Series

Raychelle Lohmann, Julia Taylor

Incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up of 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies, manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression, and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings.
With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you gain helpful tools to help you combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Bullying can happen to anyone, but there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all.
If you are experiencing bullying, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counselling professionals.

25x20cm  183 pages  $38.00  
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Chrysanthemum

Henkes

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

19x25cm  30 pages  $14.00  
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Confessions of a Former Bully

Trudy Ludwig

Nine-year-old Katie's punishment for bullying classmates includes making up for the hurt she has caused, and so she decides to write a book about bullying, why it is not okay, and how to start being a better friend.

24x20cm  48 pages  $15.00  
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Friendship and Other Weapons

Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

Signe Whitson

Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills.

192 pages  $55.00  
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Girl Bullying

Do I Look Bothered?

Dr Sam

The world of modern day girl bullying is multi faceted, complex and something every school, youth worker and parent wants to overcome. Girl Bullying takes a detailed look at these complexities, together with both proactive and reactive strategies for intervening, managing and teasing out the intricacies that are present when girls bully, and fall prey to those bullies. The aim is to help adults working with girls develop a toolbox of strategies and understanding that can help to provide bespoke approaches. Dealing with these issues takes time and patience, trust and knowledge of those involved and most of all it takes a willingness to appreciate the world around girls today.
Written by an expert child psychologist, Girl Bullying aims to increase understanding of the fall out, psychological impact and support strategies for both victims and perpetrators of bullying. Bullying can have a detrimental effect on the academic attainment, self-esteem and day-to-day lives of all the individuals involved. Healthier coping strategies are life skills that help us all to function effectively not just in a school environment, but throughout later life. This is essential reading for anyone working with girls aged 5–16 who wants to facilitate proactive and pro-social skill foundations.

18x15cm  264 pages  $38.00  
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Hey, Back Off!

Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment

Jennie Withers

Bullying among teens is epidemic. Many teens are harassed on a daily basis by mean text messages(cyber bullying), sexual harassment, teasing (verbal), hitting or punching (physical) and some are guilty of harassment without knowing they are perpetrators of illegal acts. Now teens will understand that bullying can have serious long-term consequences on self-esteem and be the root of antisocial behaviors, dropping out of school, health problems and even suicide.
"Hey, Back Off!" by Withers and Hendrickson is the first comprehensive teen guide to harassment prevention. It uses narrative real life examples and stories that are relatable to teens, while incorporating strategies and coping tips for not only teens, but also parents and educators to help stem this growing epidemic that is affecting so many school children.

21x14cm  261 pages  $23.00  
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Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies

Howard Binkow, Susan Cornelison

Howard the bunny is being bullied at school by the Snorton twins. Even though his intuition tells him to tell the teacher about it, he chooses different strategies. Howard tries ignoring, avoiding, making jokes and getting back at the bullies. Nothing works and things get worse. He finally tells his teacher. She takes action and makes him feel okay and safe. This 32 page illustrated book was created in response to requests by teachers and comes with a lesson and resources to deal with bully issues.

21x26cm  32 pages  $27.00  
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Juice Box Bully

Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others

Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy

Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete's new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about "The Promise." Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make "The Promise"?

23x23cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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King of the Playground

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and Nola L Malone

Kevin’s playtime is no fun anymore. Every time he goes to the playground, Sammy comes over and starts bullying him. With his dad’s help, Kevin overcomes his fear of the “King of the Playground”.

25x20cm  249 pages  $14.00  
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Mookey the Monkey

Gets over being teased

Heather Lonczak

Mookey the Monkey was born with no fur, and when he starts school, some of his classmates call him "Baldy." At the urging of the wise owl, Mookey visits his jungle friends, who offer helpful ideas for teasing and help him realize his own strengths. Annotation: Mookey the Monkey was born with no fur, and when he starts school, some of his classmates call him "Baldy." At the urging of the wise owl, Mookey visits his jungle friends, who offer helpful ideas for teasing and help him realize his own strengths.

32 pages  $17.00  
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My Secret Bully

Trudy Ludwig, illus Abigail Marble

When Monica's friend Katie begins to call her names in front of other kids at school, she feels betrayed and isolated. But with help from her mother, Monica reclaims her confidence from a bully disguised as her friend. Includes helpful tips and discussion questions about relational aggression.

26x21cm  36 pages  $16.00  
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Nobody Knew What to Do

A Story about Bullying - picture story book

Becky Ray McCain, illus Todd Leonar

Straightforward and simple, this story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school.

26x21cm  32 pages  $16.00  
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Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Tomie dePaola

A picture story book that tells how Oliver made the transformation from Sissy to Star. Shows his perseverance in the face of bullying, good use of body language to express feelings.

20x16cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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One

Kathryn Otoshi

When the colors cannot get along, One shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count. As budding young readers learn about numbers, counting, and primary and secondary colors, they also learn about accepting each other's differences.

23x26cm  32 pages  $35.00  
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Pearl Power

Mel Elliott

Pearl Power is a children's book about equality, told in rhyme. A little girl called Pearl moves to a new school and makes friends while proving that being told she does things "like a girl" isn't a bad thing and that she can do anything the other kids can do even though she's small!

27x20cm  32 pages  $28.00  
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Power of Bystanders

Kip "Mr.J" Jones

When Blaine Kiffen moves to town, Willie's long-time friend Stewart becomes his target. Willie and his friends see Blaine's teasing go from harmless to cruel... But what can they do? This book is written for educators, parents and readers in grades 3-8. It helps kids see how bystanders can stop bullying. Learn to handle bullying like a B.O.S.S. (Bystanders hold the key; Open your mouth; Stand up for others; Stick together).

23x15cm  39 pages  $24.00  
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Public and Permanent

The Golden Rule of the 21st Century: Straight Talk about Digital Safety: The Real Consequences of Digital Abuse

Richard Guerry

Public and Permanent boldly addresses the very dark areas of the digital world and shows how all digital citizens can avoid becoming victims of any cybercrime. It offers a raw and uncensored glimpse into the digital black market and sheds light on the terrifying reality that digital citizens are often the victim of cyber crime because their friends, family and neighbors hand-deliver their private content to criminals. This eye-opening book provides an unprecedented approach that prevents all digital issues in a rapidly evolving digital world protecting you and your family from making life and legacy altering mistakes.

15x23cm  184 pages  $21.00  
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Restorative Practices and Bullying

Rethinking Behaviour Management

Margaret Thoresborn, David Vinegrad

A fresh approach to dealing with bullying, based on restorative justice principles.
The authors' strategy for dealing with bullying in schools uses the principles of the restorative justice framework. This approach focuses on the needs of the community affected by bullying behaviour, rather than simply apportioning blame and deciding on punishment. This book is aimed directly at those who have to deal with bullying – in classrooms, corridors, playgrounds, and now on mobile phones and the internet. It provides responses that can bring about repair and healing and, in the long term, make school a safer place.
Topics covered include:
Restorative justice and bullying Restorative responses to bullying incidents Managing reluctance to face up to bullying Preventing re-victimisation Reaching and monitoring agreements. The book includes scripts for use in small and community case conferences, and a list of key questions to ask in interviews with victims and wrongdoers.

48 pages  $33.00  
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Say Something

Peggy Moss, Lea Lyon, illus

Since its release in May 2004, this book has sparked incredible interest and has been turned into plays, distributed to hundreds of kids at conferences, read by principals on large screens, and rewritten by students in several schools (Do Something! is a favourite title). Most importantly, Say Something has helped start countless conversations among kids and adults about teasing. This new edition is updated with a new cover and an author's note.

25x23cm  32 pages  $20.00  
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Shared Responsibility

Beating Bullying in Australian Schools

Ian Findley

As a both a bully and a victim in childhood, and with 27 years experience working in secondary schools, Ian Findley approaches the subject of bullying from a unique and highly qualified perspective. Bullying is a reality for every school. It occurs in social groups as a part of a battle for power and social recognition. Shared Responsibility aims to resolve instances of bullying not by punishing bullies, but by asking them to share in the responsibility of finding a solution. By supporting victims and assessing the damage caused, this book addresses the impact of bullying and provides practical solutions for dealing with repeat offenders and challenging students. Collated over 12 years of research, a series of case studies are used to illustrate examples of successful outcomes and provide a model for implementing Shared Responsibility as a whole school approach. This method considers the needs of all students involved in bullying and attempts to change offending behaviour and attitudes by developing empathy and self-discipline in bullies. Tested and trialled in Australian schools, Shared Responsibility empowers schools, bullies and their victims to find constructive and ongoing resolutions to this challenging social phenomenon.

25x17cm  132 pages  $48.00  
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Sorry!

Trudy Ludwig

Jack's friend Sam seems to know how to get away with just about anything. Adults always back down when you say you're sorry, but does an apology count if you don't really mean it?

32 pages  $35.00  
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Stop Picking on Me

Pat Thomas

Explore the dynamics in relationships among children of preschool through early school age, and encourage kids to understand personal and social problems as a first step toward solving them. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The language in each book is simple and direct -- easy for younger children to understand. Full-color illustrations on every page. Helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

21x24cm  32 pages  $14.00  
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Tease Monster

(A Book about teasing vs. bullying

Julia Cook

When "One of a Kind" is laughed at by Purple One and called a name by Green One, is the Tease Monster to blame? This tale teaches readers the difference between friendly teasing and mean teasing, and why some teasing can have a negative bite if it's meant to be hurtful and cause embarrassment.

23x23cm  32 pages  $22.00  
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Trouble Talk

Trudy Ludwig

This book deals with the damaging consequences of talking to others about someone else's troubles in order to establish connection and gain attention. This storybook includes resources for kids, parents, and teachers.

32 pages  $35.00  
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Wolf's Colourful Coat

(Feel Brave series)

Avril McDonald, illus Tatiana Minina

Wolfgang can’t wait for it to get cold enough for him to wear his brand new colourful coat but when the time finally arrives, some nasty creatures make fun of it. Wolfgang feels upset and is afraid that they will hurt him again, so he hides away in the tree house. Spider encourages Wolfgang to tell someone he trusts about how he is feeling and he learns that things aren’t always as they seem.
Sometimes we get hurt by others and we have to be brave enough to continue to be ourselves and to keep our hearts open. There can be some lovely surprises for us when we do!

24x29cm  32 pages  $20.00  
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