TJ Zaps the New Kid: Stopping a Social Bully
Lisa Mullarkey, Gary LaCoste
(Magic Wagon, Aug. 15, 2012)
Every seven minutes a child is bullied in a school setting in the United States--more than 5 million K-8th grade students are affected by bullying. So, it's no surprise when TJ Trapper becomes a victim. TJ's dad is a school counselor, and he knows a few tips for stopping bullies. With his dad's help, TJ Trapper becomes a bully zapper! He's on a mission to rid his school of bullying behaviors. TJ Trapper is just an ordinary fourth grader until the new girl, Livvy Armstrong, joins the class. Then trouble starts! Livvy is a bully. She calls kids names, starts rumors, and tries to talk kids out of going to TJ's birthday party. TJ doesn't know what to do, but he knows he doesn't like being bullied. Once he talks to his dad and Auntie Stella, TJ gets some tips on how to stop a bully. He learns about reporting and being an upstander. Soon, TJ is more than just an ordinary kid -- he's TJ Trapper, Bully Zapper. An fun, informative series featuring world-class black-and-white interior illustrations to grab young readers' attention! * Age-appropriate Art * Reinforced Library Binding * Bullying Supplemental Information Including a Bully Test & Bully Zapping Tips * Bullying Glossary * Further Reading * About the Author * About the Illustrator. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 2-5.