Here to Help: Books about Bullying

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By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.

What it means to be a good friend, confronting a bully and cyber-bullying are all topics featured on this list about bullies for children birth-age 8.

Not every book is available at all locations, but any title can be requested. The children’s librarian at your neighborhood library is also here to help, with suggestions for additional titles on topics of interest–or feel free to suggest some titles to us.  New books are always being added to the collection. You can find more Here to Help booklists on different topics by clicking here.

Ben Rides On

Ben rides his new bicycle the very, very long way to school but Adrian Underbite, perhaps the world’s largest third-grader, takes the bike anyway and later, when Ben finds Adrian in trouble, he must decide whether or not to help the larcenous bully.

Bully

A little bull discovers that he has been a big bully.

Bye-Bye Big, Bad Bullybug!

Die-cut pages reveal the scary and mean parts of a bullybug, but just as it is about to attack some “itty-bitty baby bugs,” the bullybug is chased away until it learns to behave.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Dare!

Told from a bystander’s perspective, Jayla sees that Luisa has become the class bully’s new target, but she doesn’t dare stand up to the bully for fear of being bullied.

I Am Enough

Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.

Invisible Boy

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

Following their teacher’s lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.

Tough!

Told from the bully’s perspective, Sam doesn’t feel she is bullying people, until she realizes that the others think she is mean.

Weird!

When Luisa becomes the target of a school bully, she changes everything about herself to avoid being bullied.