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Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney

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Cliques can make you sick. If you’re on the outside, you’re treated like dirt. And if you’re on the inside, you have to follow the rules. Who needs more rules at school?

Written for every kid who has ever felt excluded or trapped by a clique, this book blends humor with practical advice as it tackles a serious subject. Trevor Romain starts by explaining what cliques are and why they exist: because everyone wants to have friends. He reveals why some cliques are so annoying—and often full of phonies. And he shares the secret to being popular: just be yourself!

Trevor knows how to get through to kids. As readers smile at his cartoons and laugh at his jokes, they’ll also be learning skills they need to make and keep friends—real friends, not people who pretend to be cool. They’ll discover that some supposedly “popular” kids are lonely and miserable inside. And they’ll pick up important self-esteem tips that will help them feel good about themselves (because there’s no need to let a bad clique spoil a perfectly good day).

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-045-5
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: O
Lexile Measure: 680L
Illustrated: illust.
Trim Size: 5.125" x 7"
Page Count: 136

Praise for Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney
“Reassuring and humorous . . . A solid purchase.”—School Library Journal

  • Parent Council® Selection

Download a quiz from the book.

  • Common Core State Standards

    RI.2.2,5,6,7,8,9,10
    RI.3.1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10
    L.3.1,3,3a,4,5,5a,5b,5c,6
    SL.3.1,1a,1b,1d,4,6
    W.3.1,1a,1b,2,2a,2b,3,3b,7,8

  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9


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