Bullying being a rising problem in schools requires that students and teachers are aware of its negative effects. With the help of anti-bullying books, children can learn how to deal with bullying and how to stop it. Here, we have compiled a list of books about bullying to read and share with students.
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum is a picture book that offers students an immersive experience into the bullying world. Suitable for elementary kids, it teaches about self-esteem, teasing, and accepting one’s self.
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith
Bullying is best resolved when parents aren’t involved. The Recess Queen guides students on how to handle bullying without getting their parents involved.
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
Confronting bullies works best when students know how to act immediately without making things worse. Walking away and telling someone is the best way to handle things. Llama Llama and the Bully Goat guides preschoolers on how to handle bullying safely.
The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman
Lotty Raccoon’s excitement to start a fresh school year fizzles away Grant Grizzly bullying her. Seeing that confronting her solo won’t deter her, Raccoon forms the Bully Blockers Club to challenge her and encourage others to stand up to bullies.
Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch
Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean tells a rhyming tale about bullying. Marlene is a queen of the playground who is mean to her subjects. They grow tired and frustrated with her intimidation. Comically, Big Freddy helps the queen reform her attitude.
The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson, Ph.D.
In The Juice Box Bully, bystanders watch on as bullies unleash their mean streak on their victims. A group of classmates decides to take action after a classmate named Pete started bullying. Eventually, they reached an agreement to treat each other with fairness no matter what.
There you have it! Above are some interesting books about bullying that you can read and share with your students. Bullying is a problem that has been hard to do away with, especially among students. This is why it is always better to teach students how to handle them. You can enlighten your students about bullying by introducing them to any of the anti-bullying books listed above. If there are any bullies, these books can influence them to reform their attitude and become nicer to their fellow students. Make sure that you get one for them.
If you are looking for more educational tools to share with students, see our list of TED Talks that are great for students!