Roman and Iris

A Story About Bullying

From the Series A Helping Hand

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

Roman can’t wait to go to his summer day camp. But everything goes wrong when Iris starts to stare at him, trip him up, and take his things. Roman is being bullied, but he doesn’t know what to do. The title explores the issue of bullying through a sensitive and relatable story. Providing a picture book approach to the topic of bullying, this story aims to help young children understand and cope with upsetting situations.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Quarto Publishing Group USA
Imprint QEB Publishing — Quarto Library
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JUV039230, JUV039050, JUV032170
Dewey E
Dimensions 9 x 10
Lexile 520
Features Note to adults and Original artwork

Author: Nancy Loewen

Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written more than 130 titles for children. She holds an MFA in creative writing and lives in the Twin Cities.

Illustrator: Elisa Paganelli

Elisa Paganelli worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration.


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