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The Recess Queen
Contributor(s): O'Neill, Alexis (Author), Huliska-Beith, Laura (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0439206375     ISBN-13: 9780439206372
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2002
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Annotation: In this sassy playground romp the irrepressible new kid dethrones the reigning recess bully by doing the unthinkable--she invites her to be her friend! Not only will kids relate to the all-too-common issue of bullying, but parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (achieved without adult intervention). Full-color illustrations.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2001020841
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 550 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Guided Reading: N (Grade 3)
Physical Information: 0.38" H x 9.38" W x 11.34" (0.97 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Topical - Friendship
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Storybook, 2007
North Carolina Children's Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2004
Virginia Readers Choice Award, Winner, Primary, 2004
Golden Sower Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2005
Nevada Young Readers' Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2006
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2005
Buckaroo Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2003
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 12/15/2001 pg. 1761
Publishers Weekly 01/21/2002 pg. 89
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2002 pg. 250
Booklist 03/01/2002 pg. 1143
School Library Journal 03/01/2002 pg. 198
BookPage 05/01/2002 pg. 29
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 340 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2002 pg. 340 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
School Library Journal 05/01/2005 pg. 50
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 55842
Reading Level: 3.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)

Mean Jean was Recess Queenand nobody said any different.Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung.Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked.Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced.If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'emlollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'emkitz and kajammer 'em.Until a new kid came to school With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.
 
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