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Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Bullying
Ben and Emma's Big Hit Cover
Author: Gavin Newsom
Release Date: December 07, 2021
From California Governor Gavin Newsom comes an empowering picture book about a young boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading.Ben loves baseball. He loves the lines of diamond-shaped field and the dome of the pitcher's mound. What...
Ben and Emma's Big Hit Cover
A Kind of Spark Cover
Author: Elle McNicoll
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Perfect for readers of Song for a Whale and Counting by 7s, a neurodivergent girl campaigns for a memorial when she learns that her small Scottish town used to burn witches simply because they were different.Ever since Ms. Murphy told us about the wi...
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Say It Out Loud Cover
Author: Allison Varnes | Narrator: Emily Eiden
Release Date: August 24, 2021
An empowering look at finding your voice, facing your fears, and standing up for what's right, from the author of Property of the Rebel Librarian. Charlotte Andrews is perfectly fine being quiet--in fact, she prefers it. When she doesn't speak, peopl...
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Author: Ann Braden | Narrator: Maxwell Glick, Michael Crouch, Katie Schorr and Dani Martineck
Release Date: May 04, 2021
One small act of kindness ripples out to connect four kids in this stirring novel by the author of the beloved The Benefits of Being an Octopus.Libby comes from a long line of bullies. She wants to be different, but sometimes that doesn’t ...
Author: Lisa Fipps | Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Release Date: March 09, 2021
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.Ever since Ellie wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, she's been bullied about her weight. To cope, she tries to ...
Author: Alan Silberberg | Narrator: Sara Kapner
Release Date: March 02, 2021
From the creator of Meet the Latkes comes the zaniest retelling of the Passover story starring an earnest matzah and his bready friends!What makes this Passover different from all other Passovers?Meet Alfie Koman. He's a matzah who really likes to hi...
Author: Zanib Mian | Narrator: Waleed Akhtar
Release Date: February 04, 2020
An exciting #OwnVoices middle-grade debut starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination. An NPR Best Book of the Year.Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar!Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school. ...
Author: Barbara Dee | Narrator: Emily Rankin
Release Date: February 04, 2020
Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade audience in this heart-wrenching--and ultimately uplifting--novel about experiencing harassment and unwanted attention from classmates.For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys g...
Author: Mike Johnston | Narrator: Shannon McKain
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Despicable Me meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in this hilarious middle grade adventure that follows a hapless warlock-in-training as he struggles to live up to his great and terrible destiny.Meet Wick. He's the son of the Dark Lord, heir to...
Author: Lindsey Stoddard | Narrator: Cassandra Morris
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Family is family, no matter what it looks like. Readers will cheer for this pitch-perfect story, just right for fans of such books as The Great Gilly Hopkins and Fish in a Tree.For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it's just been her and Grandpa...
Author: Nancy Carlson | Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Able-bodied Arnie teases Philip—a new student at his school who uses a wheelchair. However, after Arnie injures himself while making fun of Philip, he begins to understand what it means to be compassionate and welcoming.
Author: Mike Lupica | Narrator: Danny Gerard
Release Date: April 03, 2018
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Travel Team!When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop—especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may see...