On the first day of school, Lotty Raccoon encounters Grant Grizzly, the class bully. Ignoring him does not work, nor do several other tactics she tries. Finally, she comes up with a solution: a Bully Blockers Club. This title is an AV2 fiction read-along.
Author Kes Gray's gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch.
Large color illustrations on every page capture the spirit of a story that will have special meaning for many
little boys and girls.
This story takes an interesting slant on an important topic. A young narrator describes different examples
of bullying that she witnesses at school and on the bus, but remains silent. One day, when her friends are
absent, she must sit alone in the cafeteria, and several students make jokes at her expense. She is then able
to empathize with other victims. The next day, she approaches a quiet girl who is often teased and finds a
new friend. Comes with Discussion Questions under the Teacher Resources tab.
Instead of the jump rope Yoon wants, her mother gives her a book about a girl who outwits a tiger and a
beautiful jade bracelet that was once her own. At school, an older girl asks lonely Yoon to let her borrow
the bracelet. When the bully refuses to return it, Yoon, like the girl who outwitted the tiger, uses her quick
thinking to recover her treasure.
Monica and Katie have been friends since kindergarten, but the older they get, the more confusing the friendship becomes. Monica can’t understand why Katie has started to exclude her and call her names.
This book has a powerful anti-bullying message and follows the story of Chloe, who won’t let the new girl, Maya, play with her and her friends. Eventually Maya stops coming to school, and Chloe realizes that a small act of kindness—like giving Maya friendship—could have gone a long way.
This book pulls from actual events as the author loosely recounts what it was like when he was bullied in sixth grade. It incorporates both sides of bullying and addresses this ongoing issue in the lives of middle-schoolers.
In this funny counting book, Billy Bully learns what it means to be a good friend. "When Billy Bully comes to playhe always takes the fun away."As Billy Bully does one rotten thing after another, his friends dwindle to zero. With a little effort, Billy Bully realizes that a real friend doesn't think only of himself. Kids will love to count down--and most importantly--back up, as Billy Bully makes it up to his friends and gets the whole gang back together!
Ralph loves to tease Lucy — a girl with one-of-a-kind curly hair who likes eating spaghetti in a hot dog bun! Despite Ralph being so mean, Lucy is a class act, and she chooses to help him in a moment of need. It's an uplifting story about doing the right thing and having the courage to be yourself.
This book by the author of The Juice Box Bully helps children learn the meaning of empathy. Emily's big sister explains that empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Emily wonders if having empathy really makes a difference, and puts it to the test! She suddenly has a whole new perspective on people.
This fictional story is told in scrapbook/journal format from the perspective of the "bullier" rather than the bullied. After Katie gets caught teasing a classmate, she grumbles when she is sent to meet with the school counselor. Katie quickly discovers that her bullying behavior has hurt her (and not just her peers), and learns how to right her wrongs and be a better friend.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. This online link takes you to the October 22, 2012 Publisher's Weekly article about bullying which includes an extensive bibliography of books for children, teens and educators about bullying.
"Lessons on Friendship, Respect, and Tolerance" from the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, 2004. The materials and lessons address the issue of bullies through the topics of racism, sexism, antisemitism and other religious prejudices, ethnocentrism, economic classism, ageism, prejudice against the differently abled, and prejudice based on a person's physical appearance.