Bully on the Bus

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University of Queensland Press, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages

An important story that will empower young children dealing with bullying that includes inventive ideas for overcoming it

She's big. She's smart. She's mean. She's the bully on the bus. She picks on me and I don't like it. But I don't know how to make her stop.

When the bully on the bus taunts seven-year-old Leroy and threatens him of worse to come, his teacher introduces him to the adventures in The Big Bad Book of Fairytales. Hidden throughout are the clues that Leroy will need to overcome the bullying taunts once and for all. Bully on the Bus incorporates fairy tales to teach lessons about coping and self-esteem, empowering young children to deal with and overcome bullying.

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About the author (2014)

Kathryn Apel is a children’s author and part-time literacy coordinator. She is the author of Fencing with Fear and This Is the Mud! and has had poetry and short stories published in children’s magazines in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Kathryn is also the recent winner of the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature - Young Readers/Picture Books.

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