Incorporating kids books about bullying can help children learn the warning signs of bullying and encourage them to talk about their feelings and experiences. The effects of bullying are serious and can affect a child’s self esteem, sense of self worth and sense of safety.
Reading stories like these will not only help children talk about their experiences but could also give your child new ways of dealing with bullying if it does happen.
The Juice Box Bully
Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete’s new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about “The Promise”. Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make “The Promise”?
You’re Mean, Lilly Jean
Carly always played with her big sister, Sandy. They played dragons and knights. They played explorers and pirates. They played mountain climbers and astronauts. Then Lily Jean moved in next door. Carly and Sandy are happy to have a new friend join their games. But Lily Jean changes everything. She decides they’ll play house and orders Carly to be the baby. When they play king and queen, she tells Carly to bark–King Lily Jean demands a royal dog! Tired of being bossed around, Carly comes up with a way to teach Lily a lesson. With Sandy’s help, can she turn a bully into a friend?
Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun
Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.
Stick and Stone
Stick and Stone is a beautiful story about friendship, even where we least expect it. Stick and Stone are all alone until one day when Stick stands up for Stone against the bullying Pinecone. They become best friends, exploring the world together. The illustrations are soft and perfectly compliment the rhyming text.
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon is about a girl in first grade with big hair, buck-teeth, and a sharp, squeaky voice. When she starts at her new school, she encounters a bully. Thankfully, her Grandma has taught her many valuable life lessons about standing tall and proud. This book sends an excellent message to children about self-esteem and the importance of inner beauty.