How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying by Scott Starkey
(Paula Wiseman Books)

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When luck gives a new kid a false reputation as a tough guy, can he find the strength to live up to his image?

Rodney Rathbone is a self-admitted coward. Things scare him, and he can’t help it. So naturally he’s terrified when he moves to a new town and the bully is ready to pounce. But just as Rodney is about to flee, a baseball flies in from out of nowhere and knocks out the bully. Now everyone thinks Rodney’s invincible—when really he feels just the opposite. Can he figure out how to live up to his new reputation and make friends along the way?
     Told with warmth and heart, this debut novel from a middle-school teacher will speak to the hidden insecurities—and strengths—of every middle-grade reader.
 

About Scott Starkey

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Scott Starkey is author of How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and The Call of the Bully. His third Rodney Rathbone novel, Revenge of the Bully, is due out in 2014. A longtime elementary school teacher, Starkey is passionate about helping reluctant readers and lectures on the subject. He lives with his wife and three children in Long Island, New York. Visit him at ScottStarkeyBooks.com.
 
Published January 3, 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 274 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The twist to bullying victim Rodney's story makes this stand out from other books on the topic, and it also allows for some humor.

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Back to Article Please login or register to add comments i have benn bullied to and i hate it oh and warriorcatsrule i love your horse i really don't hate them because i don't like hate people there 2 ways you want to be a bully 2 something is going in the...

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Rodney Rathbone, self-admitted coward, had been dreading the first day of his new school all summer long.

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