Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.
Olive’s best friend, Joe, has bought her a special hat. The only problem is that it’s hideously, cringe-inducingly embarrassing! Their whole gang of friends is giggling about it. She tries all kinds of excuses to avoid wearing the hat, then all kinds of ways to get rid of it, until Joe catches her stuffing it into the trash. He’s totally heartbroken.
Patsy Small is the youngest in her family. Her brothers and sisters call her “the kindergarten baby” and “the lowly infant”. Then Patsy discovers a unique way to get respect using the model town she’s building.
Fourth-grader Cal learns a lot about teasing and standing up for others when a weird new student joins his class, while Stella, the tenth-grader who lives with Cal’s family to help his mother, practices for her driving test.
Teased in school for being pink, Patrick the penguin leaves the South Pole to live with the flamingos in Africa.
Teased by his brothers and sisters because his ears are too long, a puppy named Langley is able to rescue them, with help from his new friends Rabbit and a little bird, by using what is between his ears.