Reilly's Black Belt features ten-year-old Reilly Hall as an ambitious boy, who works toward earning his black belt in karate. A well-skilled student when it comes to martial arts, Reilly feels that he'll have no problem getting his black belt. But Hunter Maxwell, the fifth grade bully at Charles Wright School, begins to distract Reilly which that makes it difficult for him to concentrate on his karate. Reilly's two best friends, Ben and Matt, insist that Reilly should use his karate on Hunter to end the bullying, but Reilly remains faithful to his belief that martial arts should only be used as a last resort for self-defence. Will Hunter bully Reilly to the point where he breaks down and loses all concentration, or will Reilly eventually fight back and show Hunter who's the boss? More importantly, how will Reilly learn to deal with his frustration and channel his energy in the most efficient manner to ensure that he earns his black belt? This novel packed with adventure and humour is especially designed for boys in fourth and fifth grade, who can benefit from learning how to deal with a bully.