Never Swipe a Bully's Bear (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #2)

Never Swipe a Bully's Bear (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #2)


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The second book in a hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker from Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning and bestselling author of The One and Only Ivan, Endling, and Wishtree.

When Roscoe’s stuffed pig, Hamilton, goes missing, he is convinced that Wyatt, the class bully, is responsible. When Roscoe finds out where Wyatt keeps his teddy bear, he decides to give that pignapper a taste of his own medicine. That will fix everything. Won’t it?

Roscoe and his comical misadventures will appeal to fans of Megan McDonald’s Stink series; Nancy Krulik’s George Brown, Class Clown series; Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries series;and Dan Gutman’s My Weirder School series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061148835
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/2008
Series: Roscoe Riley Rules Series , #2
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 90,798
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Katherine Applegate is the author of The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her other books include the acclaimed Wishtree, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, and the Roscoe Riley Rules series. She lives in California with her family.

Everything Goes is a series of books written and illustrated by Brian Biggs. The first books in the series, Everything Goes: On Land and Everything Goes: In the Air, are a celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, planes, and other things that go!

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Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear

Chapter One

Welcome to Time-Out

Welcome to the Official Roscoe Riley Time-out Corner.

It's nice to have some company.

Getting stuck in time-out can be awfully boring.

Thing is, I got in a teensy bit of trouble. Again.

Even though I really, truly didn't mean to.

You know, it's hard for a guy like me to keep track of so many rules.

So I've started keeping a list.

This time I broke rule number 214: Do not kidnap your classmate's teddy bear.

And hide him in the dirty clothes basket.

Who knew?

You've bear-napped before, right?


Bunny-napped? Pig-napped? Kangaroo-napped?


Well, looking back, I guess it does seem like a bad idea.

But maybe you'll understand better if I tell you the whole story. . . .

Roscoe Riley Rules #2: Never Swipe a Bully's Bear. Copyright © by Katherine Applegate. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Never Swipe a Bully's Bear (Roscoe Riley Rules Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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This sucks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is okay but I likedthe first one better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book in the whole world i mean its the best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is cool because it is funny
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Leejun Kim More than 1 year ago
This book called never swipe a bullys bear opened my heart. When I was so heartbroken so I thought of reading this book called never swipe a bullys bear. All of a sudden all of the sad things came out of me and I started laughing so much that I could not breath. This is a fantastic,super,good,great,perfect,supercalifragilisticespealadocious kind of book to me. This book teaches you silly,hilarious,and weird kind of lesson to teach children whoever read these kind of book roscoe riley book to read but I still love the roscoe riley book series. See you guys or whoever reads these book reviews than next time when I write a whole new fun and exciting book review written by me Leejun. P.S. this roscoe riley book I am writtlng about is as really good as how I wrote in the book review I wrote.
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raisingavidreader More than 1 year ago
My son loves this series. Roscoe starts the book in trouble and the rest is the story of how he got there. It's a great "read to your kid" book
Welovetoread More than 1 year ago
My first grade son and I enjoyed this story. It is told from a first grade boy's perspective which is funny and entertaining. The interaction and dialogue between characters is believable. The ending is great because he decides to tell his father the truth and learns what it means to jump to conclusions. This is our first Roscoe Riley book. We are going to read Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is fantastic!!! This is one of my favorites, but I truly like them all. This was recommended by the librarian in Barnes and Noble who deals with kids books. She said it was funny and kids loved it. Well was she right! We ended up buying all 8 books (wish there were more!) and then we shared it with his Kindergarten class. While most kids and Kindergarten can't read at this level, they certainly love to have it read to them. The Kindergarten teacher has been reading them to his class as an introduction to chapter books. Now chapter books are everyone's favorite. Roscoe Riley is loved by girls and boys!!