Bruno's Hat

by Canizales (Author)

Bruno's Hat
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Sergio said that my best friend Bruno's hat was weird. When I told him to stop, he called me a weirdo! If I had kept playing with Bruno, Sergio would have kept teasing me, too. But now I miss my friend terribly. What should I do?

Told from the point of view of Bruno's best friend, Peter, this insightful children's book explores bullyingespecially the choices children face in defending others who are bullied. Readers will see Peter's struggle to overcome his own fear of being bullied as he learns how to help a friend.

Bruno's Hat features a variety of animal characters and colorful, lively illustrations. The book also includes a downloadable guide to help children, parents, and educators navigate the challenges of childhood bullying. The in-depth guide, available at, features various questions and activities for children.

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Review quotes

"An exceptional and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections." —Midwest Book Review

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Flyaway Books
Publication date
January 20, 2019

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