Robot Helps Max and Lily Deal with Bullies

From the Series Helper Hounds

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Max and his sister Lily are staying with relatives while their mom is away getting her own emotional help. Max and Lily are being teased and bullied at school. Their Aunt Eileen calls the Helper Hounds, and soon Robot, an endearing Rottweiler who knows all about bullies, comes to give support. A lot of people think Rottweilers are bullies, but that’s because they don’t really know how cuddly they can be. Robot and his handler Samuel help the kids at Max and Lily’s school deal with bullies while Max and Lily gain new friends.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Red Chair Press
Imprint Red Chair Press
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002070, JUV039230, JUV015010
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 5.5 x 7.5
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level N
Features Endnote, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Caryn Rivadeneira

Caryn Rivadeneira dreamed of two things as a kid: being a writer and having lots of dogs. Both came true. Caryn and her rescued pit bull live in the Chicago suburbs.

Illustrator: Priscilla Alpaugh

Priscilla Alpaugh holds a BFA in painting and illustration, as well as an MFA in illustration. She has painted murals, mailboxes, and traffic light boxes. Now Priscilla works creating beautiful images for children's books.

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Helper Hounds

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