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Truancy & exclusion from school

The Wave
by Morton Rhue ~ Paperback / softback

The Wave is based on a nightmarish true episode in a Californian high school, when a teacher wanted to demonstrate the dangers of propoganda and group-think. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Laurie isn't sure what to make of 'The Wave'. It had begun as a simple h...

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie ~ Paperback / softback

An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservat...

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Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick ~ Paperback / softback

At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.Author BiographyNewbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick has written more than a dozen nove...

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I Just Want to Do it My Way!
by Julia Cook ~ Paperback / softback

The fifth and final book in Julia Cook's award-winning series, Best Me I Can Be! Follow RJ as he tries to find and finish all of his missing maths assignments. With help from his parents and teacher, RJ learns he can save himself a lot of grief if he stays focussed and does things the right way! Al...

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Midnight
by Jacqueline Wilson ~ Paperback / softback
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Violet has always been in the shadow of her mesmerising, controlling brother Will - by turns delightful and terrifying. Now that Will has learned a shocking secret about his own past, things seem to be getting worse. Violet retreats further into her fantasy world built around the fairy characters cr...

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Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet
by Catherine S. DePino ~ Hardback

Gus nudged his friend. "Want to meet someone with blue cheese breath and stinky feet?" "Hey, Blue Cheese Breath, give me your homework so I can copy it." I looked into Gus's mean green eyes... Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's a...

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Laurinda
by Alice Pung ~ Paperback / softback

Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she...

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School Made Easier
by Wendy L. Moss ~ Paperback / softback

Do you ever get nervous before a big test? Do you get butterflies in your stomach before giving a presentation? Do you ever lose track of papers? Do you cram to finish long-term assignments at the last minute? If you answered ""yes"" to any of these questions, this book is for you! School Mad...

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$34.00
Finding Fizz: A Bloomsbury Reader
by Jenny Alexander ~ Paperback / softback

Finding Fizz is a story about bullying and being 'one of the gang'. Carly hasn't been herself lately - it seems that she's 'lost her fizz'. She is being teased and excluded by the girls who were once her best friends, and feels there is no one she can talk to about her problems. Then Carly finds a s...

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The Drama Years
by Haley Kilpatrick ~ Paperback

It has never been easy to be a middle school girl. Between the ages of 11 and 14, girls go through an incredible number of physical and mental changes, making this the most formative and precarious time in their lives. The Drama Years is packed with the voices of tweens who share their experiences, ...

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I Am Jack
by Susanne Gervay ~ Paperback / softback

The best-selling I AM JACK is regarded as the go-to book about the issue and the award-winning play has been performed to sell-out audiences in Australia and the US. Ages: 9+ Jack likes going to school. He enjoys learning new things. George Hamel calls Jack 'Bum Head'. All the kids at school...

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The Recess Queen
by Alexis O'Neill ~ Hardback

Author BiographyALEXIS O'NEILL's all-time favorite game at recess was kickball. She also loved kick-the-can, hide-and-seek, and red rover, but she wasn't fond of dodge ball (ouch!). Alexis is grateful for the loyal, true-blue friends she has in her life. She lives in Southern California with her bes...

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Who Is Malala Yousafzai?
by Dinah Brown ~ Paperback / softback

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the r...

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Alley Oops
by Janice Levy ~ Hardback

For ages 4-8. This story relates the painful and embarrassing aftermath of name-calling and bullying from the perspective of the bully. JJ Jax has been tormenting an overweight boy named Patrick, calling him Pig-Pen and Porky, to the point that Patrick is now afraid to go to school. Learning of his ...

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Wee Malkie
by Frances Mary Hendry ~ Paperback / softback

Contemporary issues novel about bullying, set in Scotland, for younger teens, published in Large Print. Small, downtrodden Malcolm finally explodes, and stands up to his bullying stepbrother - with a frying pan. And his life changes drastically. Exiled by his stepfather to the wilds of Scotland, a...

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Middle School - The Stuff Nobody Tells You About
by Haley Moss ~ Paperback / softback

CEC Yes I Can Award Winner! Middle school is an intimidating time for most students, but for students with autism spectrum disorder, it can be a veritable minefield of hidden curriculum rules, social misunderstandings and cliques - and that's before they even get to the academics! In Middle School -...

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TURF
by John Lucas ~ Paperback / softback

Jay is fifteen years old and a member of the Blake Street Boyz gang. With a knife in his pocket and his best friend Milk by his side, he spends his time fiercely defending their turf. He takes his lessons from the streets and thinks he knows everything about choices. Choose the right gang, and the...

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Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet
by Catherine S. DePino ~ Paperback / softback

Gus is the school bully, and Steve is his latest victim. When Steve finally tells his parents about the problem, they help him formulate and practice a plan for discouraging Gus. The plan includes specific, practical tips for discouraging and coping with bullies. Steve soon puts it to use, with succ...

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The Echo Glass
by Heather Morrall ~ Paperback / softback

Winner of the 2007 David St John Thomas Charitable Trust Children's Award. "Something changes. It's so sudden it's like a bus has charged down the road and hit me straight in the face. I have a plan. I could lose weight." All Jasmine Harwood has ever wanted is a true friend, a best friend. But Coris...

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Oh No, School!
by Hae-Kyung Chang ~ Hardback

Oh no! Holly does not want to go to school one morning. Her friends are taking her toys and her teacher speaks too loudly. Everything is just too new and too different for Holly! Through gentle reassurances and coaching, her mother encourages her to think differently about the things that are bother...

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Noodle Head
by Jonathan Kebbe ~ Paperback / softback

DOPED UP AND LOCKED UP - OR FREE? Marcus King - Noodle Head to his friends - is coming to the end of his six-month stint at the Dovedale Home for Young Offenders. He's settled down and he's taking his meds - even if they do dull his senses and leave him unable to think straight. Still, the staff see...

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Behind the News: School Shootings
by Philip Steele ~ Hardback

Go behind the headlines to explore the wider background of news stories that are making a major impact across the world. In School Shootings, we look at why these terrible events occur, and what sort of people carry them out. What is the scale of the problem? Are such attacks more common in some par...

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The Conquerors
by David McKee ~ Paperback / softback

The ruling General of a dominant country conquered all his neighbours in order to rule as much as possible. This plan worked, until there was only one small jovial country left. When the soldiers went there to subjugate it, they were persuaded out of their uniforms, into the taverns, and onto the da...

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A School Counsellors Diary
by Loya Agarwala ~ Paperback / softback

A School Counsellor's Diary aims to bridge the gap in the modern Indian parent-adolescent relationship. Aimed at parents, and written in an easy-to-understand style, with numerous reallife examples, this book illustrates the genuine problems faced by modern adolescents in the classroom, family spher...

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Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick ~ Book

Two boys -- a slow learner stuck in the body of a teenage giant and a tiny Einstein in leg braces -- forge a unique friendship when they pair up to create one formidable human force. Made into the film, The Mighty.

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Traitor
by Pete Johnson ~ Paperback / softback

PAY UP ON MONDAY OR ELSEWhat would you do if a gang of bullies decided to waylay you on your way home from school, demanding money? Would you pay up?That's what Tom, Mia and Oliver do -at first. Ashamed of being victims, united in their fear of the gang, they feel powerless to do anything else. But ...

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My Stinky New School
by Rebecca Elliott ~ Paperback / softback

Age range 4 to 6 Toby's sister and baby brother love their schools - they smell of paint and rainbows. Toby doesn't think he likes his new school at all - it smells of ogres and he's lonely. He looks and looks for friends but he can't find any anywhere. He finds an alien, a mermaid, a dinosaur expe...

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Adam's Starling
by Gillian Perdue ~ Paperback / softback

Adam's Starling tells the story of a nine year old boy who is finding life difficult. At home, no-one has any time for him. At school things are even worse - a gang of bullies has singled Adam out for punishment. Life is becoming increasingly difficult for Adam. But then a scruffy little starling...

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Invisible Vinnie
by Jenny Millward ~ Paperback / softback

A new Corgi Pup from Smarties Award-winning team, Jenny Nimmo and Sue Heap Rose wishes that Zack wasn't always teasing her at school. Then her Uncle Vinnie conjures up a magic way of stopping him. Ratty, the classroom pet might look like just a cute rat to Rose, but, as bully-boy Zack finds out, the...

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White Lies, Black Dare
by Joanna Nadin ~ Paperback / softback

From the author of JOE ALL ALONE - a BAFTA winning and Emmy nominated CBBC series. A compelling story for 10+ readers about falling in with the wrong crowd, and standing up for what you believe in. How far would you go to fit in? When I think of all the people I ever wanted to be, I'm prett...

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The Present Takers
by Aidan Chambers ~ Paperback / softback

Lucy's life is being made hell by Melanie Prosser and her bullying sidekicks - the present takers - who threaten her every day at school for presents and money. Too ashamed to tell her parents, and too scared to tell her teacher, Lucy finds an unexpected ally in Angus Burns. But when push comes to s...

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Shadows in the Mirror
by Cameron Nunn ~ Paperback / softback

In the corridors of Hamilton College lies a secret. Behind the facade of wealth and power is a world of brutality, where rugby controls lives and boys must learn to be men...even if it kills them. When one student takes a stand, another must decide what really matters. Events of the past avalanche i...

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