A Modern Day Look at Middle School Bullying
Bullying, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Image, Teen, Pre-Teen, Adolescence, Parenting, Counseling, Middle School
Publisher: Shake the Moon Books
A Mom’s Choice Award Winner & Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Winner!
Written by veteran Video Game Producer and bullying survivor Scott Langteau, “Bullied” is a modern-day-inspired anti-bullying picture book that casts light on a route to self-acceptance and empowerment. Bullied follows the day-to-day struggles of 7 young targets of aggression along with their tormentors from adolescence to adulthood. Through the journey of this book, the reader discovers that accepting and staying true to oneself and examining one’s behavior and its motivations serve as powerful and empowering messages for both the bullied, and bully alike. For ages 8-12.
About the Author
Growing up in the small town of Seymour Wisconsin, playtime came ready-made with Scott’s 11 brothers and sisters. No lie! Having fun then meant grabbing a sibling, heading outside, and imagining a world around you. That imagination brought Scott Theater degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and Villanova University before bringing him to L.A. where he’s worked as a producer, writer, and actor for over 20 years. Best known for his work on the highly acclaimed “Medal of Honor” & “Call of Duty” video game franchises, Scott has done work for companies including Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, EA Games, and the Jim Henson Company.
Shake The Moon Books
Better World Books
#FREE through 7/11/17
Genre: Middle School/Chapter Book/Humorous
Release Date: May 2, 2017
There’s something you need to know about Colin Quigley—something he wished everyone knew—he’s just quiet, there’s nothing actually wrong with him. He’s not weird, he’s not creepy, and he doesn’t have a medical condition. Colin simply doesn’t talk much.
In fact, his talk-capacity is only three-hundred and thirteen words. Once he reaches that limit, things get ugly. He becomes tired, grumpy, and eventually shuts down completely. Luckily, Colin has discovered a few tricks to keep his talk-capacity under control. He sits by himself on the bus, rushes through meals to avoid excessive conversation, and fakes the occasional case of laryngitis.
All things considered though, Colin has a nice, quiet life. That is until his loud, obnoxious cousin Reagan comes to live with him. Reagan rips through the Quigley family like a talking-jackhammer.
With his talk-capacity depleted and his energy level crumbling, Colin devises a plan to restore quiet to his house. But to carry out his plan, Colin Quigley will have to do something he’s never done before—he’ll have to out-talk a talker.
For the past 15 years, J.F. Wiegand spent his days as a software developer writing code. He’s capable in several programming languages and technologies but felt limited by the rules and restrictions of software. As a release, he began writing a short story at night, which eventually became his first book, Race to the Edge of the World.
Although he still writes code during the day, his evenings are now spent writing books. He’s currently working on his third. He lives in Mount Airy, MD with his wife and three children.