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Special Savings! Set of 3 Weird Series Books (hardcover)
Weird! • Dare! • Tough!
Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 

Order all three books in the Weird series in hardcover and save over 25%!

These three books tell the story of an ongoing case of bullying from three third graders’ perspectives. Luisa describes being targeted by bullying in Weird! Jayla shares her experience as a bystander to bullying in Dare! And in Tough!, Sam speaks from the point of view of someone initiating bullying. Kids will easily relate to Luisa, Jayla, and Sam, as each girl has her own unique experience, eventually learning how to face her challenges with the help of friends, peers, and caring adults.

The books may be read separately or as a set; readers will enjoy tracking small details that carry over from one book to another. These books on bullying each conclude with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults reinforce the books’ messages and foster dialogue with children.

Free download: A Leader’s Guide to the Weird series

View all the books in the Weird series

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illustrated, hardcover, full-color, 9½” x 8”, ages 5–9

F&P: Grade 2/Ages 5–9/M
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“All three books would be good read-alouds for an anti-bullying program.”—

“My kids and I loved the Weird series . . . the books were incredibly insightful and provoked good discussion. Well written by Erin Frankel, beautifully illustrated by Paula Heaphy, and published by the always inspiring Free Spirit Publishing, [this series] is a must-own for educators, if not parents.”
Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup

“Parents, teachers, and school staff will find this series very useful.”—CJ Bott, author of The Bully in the Book and in the Classroom and More Bullies in More Books

“AMAZING and EMPOWERING—the books in the Weird series are absolutely out of this world! They're my favorite books on bullying by far.”—Roxanne Davidson, school counselor, Books That Heal Kids blog

“The wonderful books in the Weird series are great resources to help build young children’s social skills to address and prevent bullying.”—Trudy Ludwig, children’s advocate and best-selling author of Confessions of a Former Bully

“The Weird series is a delightful three-part story that explores the roles of the bully, the bullied, and the bystander and how children can break out of those roles and be their unique, caring selves. Not only for kids, this series is a must for parents, educators, and caregivers who want to help children end the cycle of cruelty.”—Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander

“I love this series. Kids are sure to empathize with the characters and recognize their own power to stop bullying.”—Dr. Michele Borba, internationally recognized child expert and author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

In the Real World
“I did a three-part lesson with all three books in the Weird series with our fourth grade class and they loved it! You could hear a pin drop when I was reading (which is rare!) and the kids really looked forward to the lesson each week with a new character to discuss. They created artwork based on the books. Thank you so much for this wonderful series. I can’t wait to get into the rest of our classrooms to use this. We are a K–8 charter school and I can see the relevance for every grade level!”—Meagan Schultz, school counselor, Milwaukee College Prep

Item No: 1448W

Price: $34.98


Related materials:
A Leader’s Guide to the Weird series
Dare! (hardcover)
Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 
Tough! (hardcover)
Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 
Weird! (hardcover)
Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 

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