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Jamie Higgins has a problem. The new boy in her class, Brad Lugsley, keeps picking on her...FOR NO REASON! Can Jamie solve this problem without getting into trouble? And will she make a new friend in the process? In this animated, heart-warming story, Jamie Higgins comes up with a clever way to deal with a classroom bully without having to resort to meanness. At the end of ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 28th 2017 by Skipping Stone Press
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Sandra
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jamie is having problems with the new kid in her class, who is picking on her, for no reason. Jamie looks for her teacher's help, talks to her mom, and tries hard to understand why Brad Lugsley won't stop being mean to her, and on top of all, for no reason. But things suddenly change when Jamie decides to smile at Brad, for no reason. Jamie has now a new friend.

This story approaches bullying from a different perspective. What Brad is doing is certainly wrong, and Jamie didn't do anything to prov
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Laine
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
another excellent anti-bully story!
Jessyca Garcia
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I chose to read “For No Reason” by Kathleen Gauer because my daughter has had a similar problem to Jamie’s with a boy in her class. In the book Jamie is being bullied by the new kid. Jamie wants the bullying to stop but she does not want to get in trouble.

I really liked “For No Reason”. When bullying is written about, it can go many ways. I was impressed with how Kathleen Gauer wrote the outcome of this story. It was a positive message, and gives children a new way to deal with being bullied. Es
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Linda
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Kathleen Gauer for gifting this lovely book. It has many qualities that I appreciate in a child's story. I really love the simplicity of the text, and how easy it is to read. I also ready like the repetitiveness of the statement "for no reason." Kids love that. Brad Lugsley is such a great name for the bully, love that. The story is simple enough very young children and complex enough for older kids with lots of opportunity to expand and discuss. I really like this book and will gladly ...more
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Toronto writer Kathleen Gauer's writing background includes children's books, published poetry and articles, working as a contributing Associate Editor for Spires Magazine (a community focus publication serving Etobicoke) for 15 years, and as an Arts Columnist for the Etobicoke Guardian newspaper. Currently retired, she was an Educational Assistant in Special Education with the Toronto District Sc ...more
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