Bullying can be tricky. There is just a fine line between one off meanness and consistent bullying. In my book, Strong Roots Have No Fear, I have spoken in length about step by step actionable steps you can provide your child. One of the most important ones is to give them scenarios and how to handle them. What better way than books to show them stories of every day children facing the same in a real or magical world.
The Shrimp and the Bully
I picked up this book on a whim and what a wonderful resource this is for kids who are small in height or feel they are different.
Bucket Dippers and Lids
This is a wonderful book for 6-8 year olds, to teach them the difference between someone who fills another’s bucket with kindness or reduces another’s happiness.
Berenstain Brothers – Stand Up to Bullying
If your kids like Berestain Brothers like mine do, you will love this look through their eyes. My boy used to love the read.
Why Bully Me
This is to show all friends come in different sizes and we need to empathize with everyone.
Juice Box Bully
One of the best things kids can do to combat bullying is to stand up for one another, which is exactly what The Juice Box Bully is about. Students will learn how to have each other’s backs instead of doing nothing when they witness bully confrontation.
Style is a BIG issue for multicultural kids. It addresses a classmate who is ridiculed by bullies for wearing the same dress to school every day, while other students stand by and do nothing to help.
It is a perfect read for our increasingly digitally-savvy students. You want your kids to know how to handle cliques and digital pushing around.
I cannot recommend this book enough for little kids aged 6-8. It is so important to see the strength of every kid. August was born with a facial deformity so he’ll have to convince his classmates that he is normal, just like them, despite his appearances.
I Am Enough
Before anything, we need our kids to know that they are enough. How they are, in every way they are.
Llamma Llamma – The Goat Bully
Such a great book for tiny little ones, to show they what to do when bullies trouble them.
Stand in My Shoes
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 is a problem even adults face. D.J.’s friend Vince has a habit of teasing heavily and then trying to brush it off with a “Just kidding!” D.J. worries that protesting will make it appear like he can’t take a joke. This book helps with a positive solution.
Bully Busters and Beyond
This book is a wonderful resource for 9 things you can empower your child with towards self-confidence, self-esteem, and strength of character.
Seeds and Trees
This is a sweet little book to talk to kid about the importance of words and the effect they have.
Toot Toot !
I read this book to my both my kids and we were so lucky to find it. It is a great way to show kids that EVERY single child has the power within to make a difference. My daughter still loves it.
Tales from the Bully Box
Real life stories that can make an impact as well. The book is really a collection of short stories about bullying from students of all walks of life. The subject matter is diverse and the book also includes discussion questions.
Strictly No Elephants
When a boy’s pet elephant is explicitly excluded from joining the local Pet Club, the boy sets out to show the other animals the error in their ways. A beautiful way to show kids the importance of inclusion.
A Glass Full of Rumors
We have all faced it. Which is why it is so important to share with kids early the importance of defining and stopping a rumor in it’s tracks.
My Princess Boy
It is a story of compassion, acceptance, unconditional parental love and friendship. We like it because rather than avoid a tricky subject.
There’s Roti in my Lunch Box
An important book for children living in a multicultural world, where other’s have different customs. Talk to your children about this .
For scenarios that you may come across in daily life and real world practical tips for dealing with bullying, what to do in case that happens and ensuring your child does NOT become a bully themselves, you can buy use the below book for your family.
If you found this resource useful, make sure to check out our post for books that help in empowering children early with a confident mindset.
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