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Best Anti Bullying Books for Elementary Students

Check out the best anti bullying books for elementary students and kids. These children’s books about bullying are excellent for teaching your students about the negative effects of bullying. The Picture Book Brain community has come up with some of the best anti bullying picture books for Kindergarteners all the way through fifth graders.

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Oliver Button Is a Sissy

Oliver Button is a sissy. At least that’s what the other boys call him. But here’s what Oliver Button really is: a reader, and an artist, and a singer, and a dancer, and more. What will his classmates say when he steps into the spotlight? A great anti-bullying picture book that shows one way to combat bullying. This book is also available in Spanish as Oliver Button es una nena.

Get the lesson plan and activities for Oliver Button is a Sissy HERE

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect—until her first day of school. “You’re named after a flower!” teases Victoria. “Let’s smell her,” says Jo. Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again? Also a favorite book for back to school and for talking about names. Also available in Spanish as Crisantemo!

Get the lesson plan and activities for Chrysanthemum HERE

Enemy Pie

It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy! Also available in Spanish as Pastel para enemigos.

Get the lesson plan and activities for Enemy Pie HERE

Check out the best anti bullying books for elementary students. These books about empathy, bully prevention and problem solving for kids in Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade are great for teachers.  Suggested activities for grades K-5 linked for your social emotional learning (SEL) lessons.

Each Kindness

Chloe and her friends won’t play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe’s teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she’d shown a little kindness toward Maya.

Get my lesson plan and activities for Each Kindness HERE

You Are Special

In the town of Wemmickville there lives a Wemmick named Punchinello. Each day the residents award stickers―gold stars for the talented, smart, and attractive Wemmicks, and gray dots for those who make mistakes or are just plain ordinary. Punchinello, covered in gray dots, begins to feel worthless. Then one day he visits Eli the woodcarver, his creator, and he learns that his worth comes from a different source. 

Get the lesson plan and activities for You Are Special HERE

The Proudest Blue

With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It’s the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it’s her older sister Asiya’s first day of hijab–a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.

Get the lesson plan and activities for The Proudest Blue HERE

The Invisible Boy

Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel welcome. And when Brian and Justin team up to work on a class project together, Brian finds a way to shine.

The Recess Queen

Mean Jean was the recess queen until a new kid comes and makes friends with her. It all changes for the better. One of the best anti bullying books for elementary students since it focuses on resolving conflicts without adults.

We’re All Wonders

The picture book version for grades K-3 of Wonder. Need I say more? An excellent anti bullying book for elementary students!

Best Anti Bullying Books for Elementary Students

These are just a few of the best anti bullying books for elementary students as suggested by the Picture Book Brain community. Did I miss one of the great books about bullying for kids? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it!

Check out the best anti bullying books for elementary students. These books about empathy, bully prevention and problem solving for kids in Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade are great for teachers.  Suggested activities for grades K-5 linked for your social emotional learning (SEL) lessons.
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