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Is It Because...?
Author: Tony Ross
Illustrator: Tony Ross
How this book may help: A good starting point to introduce the subject of bullying and why it happens. It may encourage children to explore the feelings of the bully as well as the victim.
This skilfully written book handles the subject of bullying in a refreshing and thought-provoking... read more

Tags: sadness, hitting, emotions, bullying

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Lively Elizabeth
Author: Mara Bergman
Illustrator: Cassia Thomas
How this book may help: By showing how our actions effect others.
Meet lively Elizabeth who has lots of fun and likes to be naughty. One day she shoves her friend... read more

Tags: behaviour, co-operation, hitting, manners, politeness, rudeness, violence

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The Great Big Book of Feelings
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
How this book may help: A child struggling with negative emotions may find great comfort in this sympathetic, entertaining and reassuring book which explores many different feelings: happy, sad, excited, bored, interested, angry, upset, calm, silly, lonely, scared, safe, embarrassed, shy, confident, worried, jealous and satisfied.
The book is presented in bite-size chunks of information which should hold the attention of a child... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, bullying, comfort, death, depression, emotions, fears, friends, hitting, jealousy, loneliness, loss, persistence, phobias, prejudice, sadness, shyness, violence

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Hands Are Not for Hitting
Author: Martine Agassi
Illustrator: Marieka Heinlen
How this book may help: Reinforcing the message that violence is never acceptable, and encouraging children to use their hands in more positive and creative ways than hitting.
This very simple board book has bold pictures and minimal text. It describes lots of things that... read more

Tags: violence, hitting, anger

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It's Not Fair (Your Feelings)
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: Explores the concept of unfairness in a child-friendly way and encourages children to come to terms with this emotion. Also touches upon the subject of anger and violence as the child in the story feels like 'hitting out' when she considers things to be unfair.
A little girl tells the reader about some of the things that happen to her which she considers to... read more

Tags: relationships, jealousy, hitting, gratitude, friends, emotions, behaviour, anger, sadness

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I Feel Bullied (Your Feelings)
Author: Jen Green
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
A very clear look at how being bullied may make someone find it hard to eat, sleep, feel like their... read more

Tags: hitting, fears, bullying, anxiety, violence

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Manfred the Baddie
Author: John Fardell
Illustrator: John Fardell
How this book may help: A cautionary tale to reinforce the message that people who behave badly are avoided by others.
Manfred the Baddie steals, kidnaps and bullies people, but one night ends up with a cold. No-one... read more

Tags: hitting, bullying, behaviour, violence

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The Sunflower Sword
Author: Mark Sperring
Illustrator: Miriam Latimer
How this book may help: A good choice of book to reinforce the message that friendship is far better than fighting. It also has a theme of acceptance, and encourages the reader not to judge people on outward appearance.
A small boy loves pretending to be a knight and slaying imaginary dragons. When he asks his mother... read more

Tags: relationships, hitting, friends, being different, violence

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