It's Bullying-Free NZ Week

But let’s make it all year!

This week is Bullying-Free NZ Week. The theme is 'whakanuia tōu āhua ake! celebrating being us' and culminates with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand Pink Shirt Day this Friday 17 May. Schools and whanau can find lots of resources to support our kids at www.bullyingfree.nz

— hat tip to The Worry Bug Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWorryBug

It seems that bullying is a big problem in New Zealand and not just in schools:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/112627263/our-workplace-bullying-shame

I was bullied as a child and I’ve never forgotten how lousy that felt. It is what inspired me to write FAB Club.

FAB Club books for kids - stand up to bullying and join the club

FAB Club is available on  AmazoniBooksKoboFishpond, Whitcoulls, BooktopiaBarnes & Noble and in all good book shops and libraries.

FAB Club 2 Wins Bronze in the Wishing Shelf Awards for Books for Children 9-12

FAB Club 2 – Friends Against Cyberbullying has just won bronze in the wishing shelf Book awards. FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club was shortlisted for the award last year, so I’m delighted that the sequel was an even bigger hit with young readers.

Click the image below to see the other winners in the awards.

FAB Indoor and Outdoor Games For Kids

My latest children's book, FAB Club 2, features games. I've written up the rules and you can find them by heading to the FAB Club page, or clicking below.

https://www.alexhallatt.com/fab#frenchcricket

These were some of the many games we played as kids, as we weren't allowed to watch TV (there wasn't much on anyway, as for most of my childhood there were only 3 channels and video didn't come along until I was a teenager) and rarely went away on holiday. But we had great fun and I wouldn't have wanted a different childhood. At least at home.

My New Middle Grade Book About Cyberbullying: FAB Club 2

After FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club was well received by kids, I wrote a sequel, FAB Club 2 - Friends Against Cyberbullying.

My editor said it was the book she would have liked to have read as a child. If you know any kids who are being bullied, they might like to read it too.

FAB Club 2 is currently available on Amazon.com and other Amazons, with more outlets coming soon.