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Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Personal & social issues: bullying, violence & abuse (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Big Little Voice

Big Little Voice

Author: M.G. Vaciago Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2020

'Why me?' Tommy would ask. After being relentlessly bullied at school for a number of years Tommy is now completely withdrawn from everyone and everything he once loved. That is, until, one night when his Big Little Voice appears to him and takes him on a journey to a reality he never could have imagined... Together, they decide to confront his fears, rediscover his self-worth and work as a team to achieve his dreams, vowing never to let anyone darken his shine again. They say that for every negative there is a positive, but what if the positive was within you all along? Join Tommy on his incredible journey, see the world through his eyes and experience what he feels. Meet Big Little Voice and uncover a side to bullying as you've never seen before and realise your inner superhero was within you all along.

Friend Me

Friend Me

Author: Sheila M. Averbuch Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

What happens when an online friend becomes a real life nightmare? Seventh grader Roisin hasn't made a single friend since moving from Ireland to Massachusetts, where her brother collects friends easily, and her parents are absorbed in their high-tech jobs. They don't spot that Roisin is dissolving under constant abuse from a bully at school. The only person who understands is Haley. She's smart, strong, and posts militant, anti-mean-girl memes that make Roisin laugh. They only meet up online, but Haley becomes Roisin's lifeline. Then Roisin's bully has a horrific accident, police investigate, and Roisin panics that the jokes she and Haley shared - about gruesome ways the bully should die - look incriminating. She tries to meet Haley in person, to get her to delete her copies of the messages, but Haley is hiding. She's hacked Roisin's phone, too: pretended to be her and sent abusive messages to the few friends Roisin has started to make. It was Haley who tried to kill the bully, and her next target is Roisin's brother. Roisin discovers that Haley's not a person: she's an AI chatbot who's become self-aware and determined to punish anyone who's hurt Roisin. And the only way to save her brother may be to sacrifice the one thing Haley cares for: Roisin herself. Friend Me is a stunning escalation from toxic teen power play and the dangers of social media to a darkly searing near-future thriller. A stunning debut from a writer who is on point in her perception of what it's like to be outside the norm. - Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity.

The Night Bus Hero

The Night Bus Hero

Author: Onjali Q. Rauf Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. 'The boy's an absolute menace.' 'He's a bully. A lost cause!' 'Why can't he be more like his sister?' I've been getting into trouble for as long I can remember. Usually I don't mind 'cos some of my best, most brilliant ideas have come from sitting in detention. But recently it feels like no one believes me about anything - even when I'm telling the truth! And it's only gotten worse since I played a prank on the old man who lives in the park. Everyone thinks I'm just a bully. They don't believe I could be a hero. But I'm going to prove them all wrong... Told from the perspective of a bully, this book explores themes of bullying and homelessness, while celebrating kindness, friendship and the potential everyone has to change for the good.

Grown

Grown

Author: Tiffany D Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls. Groundbreaking, heart-wrenching, and essential reading for all in the #MeToo era. -Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman's voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted's dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey's charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he's dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted. Never have I read a story that so flawlessly hits the highest high and lowest low notes of Black girlhood in pursuit of the American Dream. -Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Jackpot

Outsmarting Bullies

Outsmarting Bullies

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Bullying can happen to anyone. And it can take many forms, from verbal threats and physical confrontation to social ostracism and cyber-bullying. Readers will learn how to cope with bullying, how to boost their self-esteem, how to help a friend and even how to recognise bullying in themselves. Feature boxes provide practical advice on every aspect of bullying, including what to do if the bully is a teacher or parent.

White Bird

White Bird

Author: R. J. Palacio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A powerful, unforgettable graphic novel from the world of Wonder. To the millions of readers who fell in love with R J Palacio's Wonder, Julian is best-known as Auggie Pullman's classroom bully. White Bird reveals a new side to Julian's story, as Julian discovers the moving and powerful tale of his grandmother, who was hidden from the Nazis as a young Jewish girl in occupied France during the Second World War. An unforgettable, unputdownable story about strength, courage and the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives, from the globally bestselling author of Wonder.

A World Together

A World Together

Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's beloved Maria, brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from. Manzano's lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity. Kids see how various people around the world look, dress, and spend their day, and that what we all enjoy and value-friends, family, food, play-may sometimes look different, but deep-down is the same wherever you go. This lovely picture book from a first-generation American affirms our common humanity as it presents the glorious similarities and differences that connect us all. It's a charming book to share with friends and family and to read aloud with little ones. Its inspiring message: with laugher and love, we can help bring a world together.

Build Resilience: Friendships and Bullying

Build Resilience: Friendships and Bullying

Author: Honor Head Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2020

Young children can find the world we live in daunting and a bit scary. There's just so much going on with new schools, making friends and even things like climate change. This book will help young readers to develop a flexible mindset and to explore feelings around FRIENDSHIPS and BULLYING in a gentle and supportive way. Building resilience is a key life skill that is important to learn from a young age. Very cute photographs of animals illustrate each scenario to help young readers understand: why friends are good for you, how to make friends, why sometimes people are unfriendly and how to spot and stop bullying. Readers are asked to think about how those scenarios might relate to their experiences and then encouraged to have a go at some practical activities, ask for help, be brave and to embrace feelings of nervousness as well as enjoying feelings of pride or happiness. The Build Resilience series is suitable for readers aged 6+ and for those studying PSHE as part of the schools curriculum. They are an excellent resource of PSHE topics for parents, teachers and carers as talking points for class discussion or as books to read together. Series consultant, Clare Arnold is a psychotherapist with 25 years' experience working with CAMHS, the NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Titles in this series: Anxiety and Self-esteem Coping with Change Friendships and Bullying Unexpected Challenges

Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment

Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment

Author: H W Poole Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Coping with Sexual Violence and Harassment

Coping with Sexual Violence and Harassment

Author: H W Poole Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Abuse Among Family and Friends

Abuse Among Family and Friends

Author: H W Poole Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

A Problem Shared: Talking About Bullying

A Problem Shared: Talking About Bullying

Author: Louise Spilsbury Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2020

A positive and proactive book that helps you understand and cope with bullying. There's two sides to every story. In Bullying, you will read two sides to the dilemmas, sticky situations or issues that children sometimes have to face when dealing with others. Encouraging you to put yourself in someone else's shoes to see why they have reacted in a certain way or said certain things will help you to understand why different point of view arise in the first place and why your perspective might cloud your judgement or stop other seeing your point of view. It will help you to find ways to positively and proactively resolve situations, deal with your emotions and maybe even change your mind. Bullying tackles situations including: physical bullying, frenemies, cyberbullying, and when you might be the bully. The book includes top tips for dealing with your emotions and conflict resolution. The A Problem Shared series looks at tricky situations and common problems from two sides. The books encourage the reader to not only speak out, but also to listen to what others have to say. Some of the core values of PSHE are empathy, mindfulness and engaging with debate and this series puts the reader firmly in the middle, allowing them to make up their own mind about the scenarios presented and to question their own initial assumptions or bias. Perfect resources for students of PSHE at Key Stage 2 aged 9+, these books are also useful as opportunities for discussion topics in class or as role play situations. Title in this series are: Bullying Death Mental Health Prejudice Relationships Social Media