The Recess Queen By Alexis O’neill
This is a terrific read providing powerful insights about playground bullying. Mean Jean is the recess queen! Nobody dares to swing, bounce, or kick the ball before she does. She hammers, slammers, smooshes, and pushes everyone to be the first one in everything! Then one day Katie sue a new girl enters the playground and without any regard for Mean Jeans’s established rank, she is the first one to kick, swing, and bounce the ball! Mean Jean has a near meltdown until Katie Sue makes her an offer she cannot refuse! This book with wonderful rhyming text, vibrant illustrations, and engaging story line will not only entertain kids but also cause the classroom and playground bullies to secretly reflect on their actions!