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Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions. She has received rave reviews nationwide from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for her passion and compassion in addressing relational aggression--the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others. Trudy wrote her first book, My Secret Bully, after her own daughter was bullied by some friends. Since then, she has become a sought-after speaker, presenting at schools and conferences around the country and educating students, parents, and teachers on the topic.

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Better Than You
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Hardcover

Jake's bragging is really starting to get to his neighbor Tyler. Tyler can't show Jake a basketball move, a school assignment, or a new toy without Jake saying he can do better. Tyler starts to wonder:  Is something wrong with him? Is he really such a loser? Is Jake really better... Read More
 





Better Than You
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
eBook

Jake's bragging is really starting to get to his neighbor Tyler. Tyler can't show Jake a basketball move, a school assignment, or a new toy without Jake saying he can do better. Tyler starts to wonder:  Is something wrong with him? Is he really such a loser? Is Jake really better... Read More
 





Confessions of a Former Bully
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Beth Adams
Trade Paperback

After Katie gets caught teasing a schoolmate, she's told to meet with Mrs. Petrowski, the school counselor, so she can make right her wrong and learn to be a better friend. Bothered at first, it doesn't take long before Katie realizes that bullying has hurt not only the people around her... Read More
 





Confessions of a Former Bully
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Beth Adams
Hardcover

After Katie gets caught teasing a schoolmate, she's told to meet with Mrs. Petrowski, the school counselor, so she can make right her wrong and learn to be a better friend. Bothered at first, it doesn't take long before Katie realizes that bullying has hurt not only the people around her... Read More
 





The Invisible Boy
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Patrice Barton
Hardcover

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when...

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The Invisible Boy
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Patrice Barton
eBook

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.

When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when...

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Just Kidding
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Hardcover

A rare look at emotional bullying among boys from the best-selling author of My Secret Bully.D.J.'s friend Vince has a habit of teasing D.J. and then saying, Just kidding!" as if it will make everything okay. It doesn't, but D.J. is afraid that if he protests, his friends will think he... Read More
 





Mi Enemiga Secreta
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Abigail Marble
Translated by Aurora Hernandez
Hardcover

When Monica's best friend Katie humiliates her in front of other kids at school, she feels betrayed and isolated. With help from her mom, Monica reclaims her confidence from a bully disguised as a friend. Now in Spanish, the book that has aided children, parents, teachers, and counselors in coping with... Read More
 





My Secret Bully
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Abigail Marble
Trade Paperback

                                                THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING

Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica.  She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten.  Monica loves being around her when she's nice.  But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean.  And Monica doesn't understand why.

Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying... Read More
 





My Secret Bully
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Abigail Marble
Hardcover

                                                THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING

Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica.  She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten.  Monica loves being around her when she's nice.  But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean.  And Monica doesn't understand why.

Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying... Read More
 





My Secret Bully
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Abigail Marble
eBook

                                                THE SECRET'S OUT ON BULLYING

Here is the all-too-familiar story of Monica.  She and Katie have been friends since kindergarten.  Monica loves being around her when she's nice.  But there are times when Katie can be just plain mean.  And Monica doesn't understand why.

Monica is a target of relational aggression, emotional bullying... Read More
 





Sorry!
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Maurie J. Manning
Hardcover

Jack's friend Charlie seems to know how to get away with just about anything. Adults always back down when you say you're sorry. But does an apology count if you don't really mean it? Jack learns that the path to forgiveness isn't always the easiest. Includes afterword by apology-expert Dr. Aaron... Read More
 





Too Perfect
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Lisa Fields
Hardcover

Maisie thinks Kayla is perfect. She’s pretty and thin, has cool clothes, gets good grades, and she’s a star on the soccer field. But is Kayla happy? The more Maisie gets to know Kayla, the more she begins to question whether being perfect is really so wonderful. In Too Perfect, acclaimed... Read More
 





Trouble Talk
Written by Trudy Ludwig
Illustrated by Mikela Prevost
Foreword by Charisse L. Nixon
Hardcover

Maya's friend Bailey loves to talk about everything and everyone. At first, Maya thinks Bailey is funny. But when Bailey's talk leads to harmful rumors and hurt feelings, Maya begins to think twice about their friendship.

In her fourth book for children, relational aggression expert Trudy Ludwig acquaints readers with the damaging... Read More
 

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