Browse by tag: bullying


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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What Makes Me Happy?
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: May help a child to identify emotions they are experiencing and encourage them to discuss any they feel uncomfortable with. Reassures children that it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.
Each double page spread in this book focuses on a different emotion. The left hand pages show... read more

Tags: separation anxiety, relationships, phobias, monsters, growing up, friends, fears, fear of the dark, family, emotions, diversity, bullying, anxiety, anger, absence, shyness

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This is Our House
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Bob Graham
How this book may help: Promoting tolerance, co-operation and acceptance. Celebrating diversity.
The story is set in an urban environment, in a playground surrounded by high-rise buildings. All... read more

Tags: co-operation, bullying, being different, diversity, prejudice, rudeness, sharing, tantrums

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The Happy Book
Author: Malachy Doyle
Illustrator: Caroline Uff
How this book may help: A great starting point for talking about both positive and negative feelings with very young children. This book may gently encourage co-operation and good behaviour.
This charming book contains simply written messages encouraging children to spread happiness to... read more

Tags: anger, anxiety, behaviour, bullying, emotions, environment, exercise, fears, sadness, sharing, tantrums

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This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye
Author: Richard Byrne
Illustrator: Richard Byrne
How this book may help: This entertaining book explores the idea of 'being different'. The central character has less conventional looks than his classmates, but the story reveals that his kindness and intelligence are more important than the way he looks. The book also has an anti-bullying message.
The hero of the story is Aye-Aye (an Aye-Aye is a rather curious-looking animal that lives in the... read more

Tags: being different, bullying, co-operation, friends, helping, persistence, prejudice, school

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Good Little Wolf
Author: Nadia Shireen
Illustrator: Nadia Shireen
How this book may help: Although predominantly an entertaining story, this quirky picture book also explores the idea of being true to oneself and defying stereotypes. It reinforces the message that you don't need to 'go with the crowd' if the crowd's actions are not wise.
Rolf is a good little wolf who likes gentle activities like baking, helping his friends and being... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, helping, politeness

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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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Lucy and the Bully
Author: Claire Alexander
Illustrator: Claire Alexander
How this book may help: Reassuring young children that it's good to let an adult know if they are being bullied or teased. Gently suggests that bullies may have insecurities or issues themselves, and sometimes tolerance and understanding can alleviate the problem.
Lucy enjoys nursery, but she doesn't like the way classmate Tommy treats her. He knocks paint over... read more

Tags: anger, bullying, friends, nursery, playgroup, relationships

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The Shopping Basket
Author: John Burningham
Illustrator: John Burningham
How this book may help: A positive account of how a child uses his brain to outsmart bullies. May encourage children to react to teasing and bullying in ways other than physical retaliation.
Steven's mum sends him on an errand to buy groceries from the shop. He takes her shopping basket... read more

Tags: bullying

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Rude Rabbit
Author: Jacqui Hawkins
Illustrator: Colin Hawkins
How this book may help: Highlights the negative impact that bad manners and rudeness can have. Promotes the idea that if someone is polite then they will be happier and have more friends.
Rude Rabbit lives up to his name. He hasn't got any friends because of his rudeness and bad... read more

Tags: swearing, politeness, manners, helping, emotions, bullying, behaviour, anger, violence

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Billy and the Big New School
Author: Catherine Anholt
Illustrator: Laurence Anholt
How this book may help: Allaying fears associated with starting school.
Billy is starting big school next day and is very nervous. He worries about all the things that... read more

Tags: school, growing up, bullying

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How Should I Behave?
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
How this book may help: A good way to start a discussion with young children on what constitutes acceptable behaviour. Promotes good manners, co-operation, helping and politeness.
This book is set out in question and answer format and deals with behaviour: helpfulness,... read more

Tags: table manners, swearing, rudeness, politeness, manners, helping, compliance, co-operation, bullying, behaviour, tidiness

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Small Florence
Author: Claire Alexander
Illustrator: Claire Alexander
How this book may help: This book may help a child to understand that if they have a special talent or something they love doing, that they can achieve their dreams.
A book about a little sister pig called Florence who loves to sing and all the other animals tell... read more

Tags: confidence, bullying, persistence

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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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Shaun The Shy Shark
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Peggy Collins
How this book may help: It shows shyness and being different in a positive way.
Shaun is not the usual scary shark, he is actually very shy and scared of many other sea creatures.... read more

Tags: being different, bullying, confidence, shyness

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Ringo the Flamingo
Author: Neil Griffiths
Illustrator: Judith Blake
How this book may help: Shows how although unable to walk Ringo finds his own way in the world and how he helps others.
Ringo was born with his legs not working, his parents love him and look after him and he has many... read more

Tags: family, disability, bullying, being different

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Giraffes Can't Dance
Author: Giles Andreae
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees
How this book may help: The story would be a good starting point for a discussion on self-esteem and persistence, or the positive side of being different. It also has an anti-bullying/acceptance message.
Gerald was a very self-conscious giraffe; he was painfully aware of his gangly legs which made him... read more

Tags: anxiety, being different, bullying, confidence, diversity, emotions, loneliness, persistence, prejudice, sadness, shyness

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Everybody Matters: A First Look at Respect for Others
Author: Pat Thomas
Illustrator: Lesley Harker
How this book may help: This non-fiction picture book introduces children to the concept of respect, fair treatment and anti-discrimination. It explains that you can earn respect by being polite, honest and by listening to others: qualities that will ultimately lead to making the world a better place.
An important part of the book explains how bullies often try to force people to respect them... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, diversity, manners, prejudice, relationships

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I Don't Care!: Learning About Respect
Author: Brian Moses
Illustrator: Mike Gordon
How this book may help: The book explains what respect means and shows a child the different ways respect can be shown and received. It also explains how negative it is when you are not respected or do not respect other people.
The book begins with a boy thinking about what respect means and that if you respect someone you... read more

Tags: behaviour, being different, bullying, confidence, manners, rudeness

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The Bad Tempered Ladybird
Author: Eric Carle
Illustrator:
How this book may help: Encouraging children to share and value friendship, rather than bullying to get what they want.
The bad-tempered ladybird doesn't like to share and picks fights with all the other animals to get... read more

Tags: bullying, friends, relationships

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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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I Can't Hear Like You (Talking it Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Bridget Dowty
How this book may help: This book should give hearing children an insight into the experiences of a deaf child. Deaf children may relate to the boy in the story.
Tom, who is a young deaf boy, narrates his story. He tells the reader how he wears a hearing aid to... read more

Tags: bullying, deafness, doctor, emotions, fears, friends, health, prejudice, school

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Hugo and the Bully Frogs
Author: Francesca Simon
Illustrator: Caroline Jayne Church
How this book may help: Bullying
Hugo is a small frog with a squeaky little croak. How can he deal with a gang of bully-boy frogs?... read more

Tags: bullying

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Leave Me Alone
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: This may help a bullied child to see that with the help of friends they can stand up to the bully
A little boy struggles to stand up to a bully but discovers that with the help of his friends he... read more

Tags: bullying, friends

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Eric!...the Hero?
Author: Christopher Wormell
Illustrator: Christopher Wormell
How this book may help: Any child who sometimes feels less intelligent, less capable and less successful than others will be heartened by the story of Eric who isn’t much good at anything but turns out to be a hero.
Dramatic illustrations, fairy-tale setting, a friendly narratorial voice and effective use of... read more

Tags: anxiety, autism, bullying, confidence, emotions, fears, loneliness, monsters, prejudice

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Leave Me Alone
Author: Kes Gray
Illustrator: Lee Wildish
How this book may help: This picture book shows how a group of friends can stand together to stop bullying. It accurately reflects how sad and lonely a child can feel who is being bullied.
Friendly animals try to help a sad boy sitting alone but his response to them is "leave me alone".... read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, friends, sadness

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Cheeky Charlie!
Author: Ben Redlich
Illustrator: Ben Redlich
How this book may help: A simple, funny story which ends with a clear message: no-one is perfect and you should take a close look at yourself before teasing others!
Charlie chimp prances around the jungle giving cheek to everyone he meets - Ostrich can’t fly,... read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, politeness, rudeness

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Witches and Fairies
Author: Eva Montanari
Illustrator: Eva Montanari
How this book may help: Children can sometimes form friendship circles which exclude others, which can be difficult for the children left on the outside. This book focusses on Clotilda, a little girl who doesn’t really fit into the group of fairies and group of witches she longs to play with.
Clotilda has to make do with watching them, or refereeing their races and battles. One night, the... read more

Tags: friends, diversity, confidence, co-operation, bullying, being different, prejudice

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Tyrannosaurus Drip
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: David Roberts
How this book may help: While predominantly being a book for pure entertainment, this book also has the underlying themes of bullying, acceptance and prejudice.
Publisher's summary: "Whoever heard of a vegetarian T. rex? Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so..." read more

Tags: bullying, being different, prejudice

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Don't be a Bully, Billy!
Author: Phil Roxbee Cox
Illustrator: Jan McCafferty
How this book may help: This cautionary tale may discourage a child from bullying another. It reinforces the message that bullying is wrong.
Publisher's summary: "An amusing and tongue-in-cheek story designed to introduce young children to the concept of right..." read more

Tags: bullying

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Manners in School
Author: Arianna Candell
Illustrator: Rosa M.Curto
How this book may help: By encouraging children to behave in a thoughtful, polite and caring manner at school.
Publisher's summary: "The 'Manners' series shows children how to resolve small difficulties they might face in their..." read more

Tags: behaviour, bullying, co-operation, compliance, diversity, friends, hygiene, politeness, prejudice, school, sharing

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Let's Talk: Have you got a Secret?
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Illustrator: Marta Fabrega
How this book may help: The situations explained in this book help children to distinguish between good and bad secrets and encourage communication between the child reader and an adult.
Publisher's summary: "Every child has secrets, and many secrets are fun to keep, for example a surprise birthday gift for..." read more

Tags: anxiety, bullying, emotions, fears, sadness, violence

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