Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids

Bullying is an unfortunately common problem that affects children of all ages. While it can be difficult to address this issue, books can be a great way to start meaningful conversations with kids about the issue. Reading a book together provides an opportunity to discuss how characters handle bullying, why it’s wrong, and how to effectively stand up against it. Here are 26 must-read anti-bullying books for kids.

1. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Molly Lou Melon

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou is a wonderful book that can start an important conversation about bullying.  Molly Lou is different, but she doesn’t mind.  When she starts a new school, her differences become a bit more of a challenge for her.

2. My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig

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This is a wonderful read for young children to hear about bully confrontation is an immensely powerful way to face fear.  When Monica’s friend isn’t genuinely nice at times and starts to target Monica through name-calling and humiliation, she needs to learn about to cope and thrive in spite of her bully.

3. The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others by Bob Sornson and Maria Dismondy

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This is great guidance for teachers to talk to and learn to empower kids who aren’t sure what to do when they see someone being bullied.  When Pete arrives at a new school, he has to learn from his classmates that behaving badly toward others won’t be tolerated.

4. Stick And Stone by Beth Ferry 

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The message in Stick and Stone is that friends who stick up for each other really rock.  This story of friendship is perfect for elementary school children who are just creating friendships.

5. Willow Finds a Way by Lana Button

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When Willow and her friends face Kristabelle’s ongoing bullying, Willow takes control of the situation. This helpful book will show young children how to find their own way and deal with a bossy or bullying classmate.

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