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Product Description

The kids at Ralph Bunche Middle School love to pick on Elliot Kravitz-Carnucci. He struggles with his weight, looks like a geek, makes top honors, and lives above the Carnucci Home for Funerals in South Philadelphia with his distant, workaholic father and Nonna, his quirky, overbearing grandmother.

Since his parents divorced, he splits spending his time with his funeral director father and his mother Rayna, who dreams of becoming the queen of commercials on the west coast.

At the hands of his peers, Elliot experiences a series of bullying episodes that escalate from entrapment in a school supply closet to a brutal “swirly” (head dunk in the toilet) that lands him in the hospital
emergency room.

Elliot has a small circle of loyal friends and a mentor named Duke, an aging school custodian, who root for him to overcome his bullying issues so that he can enjoy his life as a teenager and a budding singer/performer. Can Elliot win his fight against the nasty bullies, or is he doomed forever? Read this funny, sad, and crazy book to find out.


Buy this book from all e-book outlets, such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

For Teachers. Kids, and Parents
Cool Things to Do if a Bully's Bugging You
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Take a look at my latest bully prevention book, Cool Things to do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students. This book gives students enjoyable activities to help them overcome bullying while it's happening. Teachers will appreciate the fact that the book helps meet curricular goals in English/language arts and social studies. Counselors can help bullied kids by using the book with groups and individual students.



For Parents

WHO SAYS BULLIES RULE: COMMON SENSE TIPS TO HELP YOUR KIDS COPE

From the Experts


"In today's world of parenting, one needs to be brought up to speed with the latest ways kids bully kids. This book gives parents a contemporary guide for communicating with their children and reducing the probability of their children becoming targets. The tweens and teen years are far more challenging to navigate as a child than a generation ago. This book will be a valuable navigation guide for both the child and the parent." John P. Halligan, motivational speaker, ryansstory.org

"Finally, a practical book has arrived that teaches you exactly what to do if your child is being bullied, including how to ensure open communication, how to handle all types of bullying situations effectively, and how to even avoid bullies in the first place. This book goes way beyond what we already know about the negative effects of bullying. This is a must read for all parents of school-age kids. Don't wait–your children need this information!" Alexandra Barzvi, Ph.D. , assistant clinical professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, New York University Medical Center; founder and director of Madison Psychology; and host of "About Our Kids" on Dr. Radio

Why I Wrote This Book

Why let your children suffer at the hands of a bully? Arm your kids with tactics to help them break the bullying cycle. This book helps you learn how to navigate the school system so that they will work with you to get results. Your kids will learn indispensable tips to help them beat bullies at their own game. Try it. It works!





For Kids

BLUE CHEESE
BREATH AND STINKY FEET: HOW TO DEAL BULLIES



Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies (American Psychological Association)

Product Description

This book tells a story about a young boy in school being bullied by a classmate. It offers advice and recommendations about how children can stand up to bullying without fighting. It also addresses self-confidence and self-respect. (Richly illustrated. Softcover, hardcover available.)

 

Endorsement from Morgan, a Reader

I am a certified school counselor, and I find Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet to be a very well-written book on the topic of bullies. Catherine DePino uses a captivating plot line to inform children about what to do if a bully harasses them.

The "Plan" to ward off a bully that is mentioned in the book is very appropriate and useable for children. Being in the field of counseling children, I can attest to this. I could only hope that every elementary and middle school English class would have Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet as a part of the curriculum. This book empowers kids as well as helps them build tolerance for someone who is not like them. Bravo to DePino for what I call an exceptional book!

 

Why I Wrote This Book: From the Author

I wanted kids to know that they could do something about bullying and that they are not powerless and alone. The title shows how kids can make up silly, senseless names to hurt other kids. The plan to help kids deal with bullies is something every child can try. It's important to remember that every bullying episode needs an individual plan geared to that event. This plan is a starting point that every child can use.

Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet;    Click on the link to buy the book.

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For Teachers to Use as a Classroom Resource in Bully Prevention Programs

REAL LIFE BULLY PREVENTION FOR REAL KIDS: 50 WAYS TO HELP ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

From the Publisher, Rowman and Littlefield

Many states mandate character education, and school districts across the country need anti-bullying education programs to counter the rising tide of aggression and relational aggression that is the norm among many students.

In fact, many school districts now require teachers to include lessons on bully prevention in their curricula.

 Real Life Bully Prevention For Real Kids addresses this pervasive problem by offering hands-on activities that can be done in elementary and middle school classrooms and youth leadership programs, such as scouting, theater groups, and religious education classes.

Book Reviews

"The fifty activities are creative and offer variety apart from the usual assignments." April 2009, VOYA 




"This book is clearly written by someone with plenty of teaching and writing experience. Do I ever wish my grade school teachers had this book to draw upon decades ago. Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids is useful, well-crafted, and much-needed." Sean Toner, chairman of the Philadelphia Writers Conference Free Forums at Drexel University




"This informative, up-to-date and practical guide on the subject of bullying is a valuable source for understanding and dealing with the problem. Parents, teachers, concerned citizens, and even bystanders will find this book enlightening and helpful." Fran Pelham, Professor of Communications at Holy Family University

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"DePino's creative approach, packed with examples, leads you with ways students can deal with bullying. She confronts the problem while fostering skills, such as writing, presentations, and marketing."—Miriam S. Shnycer,  author of The Shadows of Death


Why I Wrote This Book: I wanted to give teachers practical ideas for teaching bully prevention while giving reading, writing, and speaking practice that they can mesh with their reading/language arts, social studies, or health curriculum.

I used the word real in the title because I wanted to provide teachers with activities they could use in a real classroom with real kids. The activities are based on those I've used in my own classroom, so I know they'll work.


Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids:  Click on this link to buy the book.


FOR KIDS

  IN YOUR FACE, PIZZA FACE: A GIRL'S BULLY-BUSTING BOOK

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Product Description

Carly's got a problem. She's been friends with Sandra, Liz, and Lauren forever, but now Sandra and Liz have decided to dump Lauren as a friend, and Carly's stuck in the middle. When she decides to stand up for Lauren, the other girls turn on her as well.

 

Relational Aggression is a common theme in girl bullying, and Sandra and Liz seem to be experts at dishing it out. They make Carly's life miserable by using teasing, threats, shunning, and physical bullying in their attempts to ostracize her.

 

Fortunately, Carly has some good friends, supportive parents, and school employees to help her. By accepting assistance from others and by using her own ingenuity, Carly begins to see an end to the bullying. She also learns the importance of asking for help if she needs it. Most of all, she learns that there is always a way to solve a bullying problem. There's always hope.

 

Why I Wrote this Book: From the Author

I thought that girls needed their own book about bullying because girls' bullying often appears different from boy bullying. I give specific suggestions for dealing with girl bullying, which sometimes involves more subtlety and takes the form of whispering down the lane, exclusion from activities and spreading rumors. 

 

In Your Face, Pizza Face: Click on the link to buy this book.

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

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