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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Picture Books About Bullies

Big Bad Bruce by Bill Peet
Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more ways than one by a small but very independent witch.

Big Bad Bruce

Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars
Bob the bird is just like all his friends, apart from his skinny legs. When Bob is teased, he decides to try and change himself to fit in. But little does he know where all his efforts will lead him.

Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner
Bootsie Barker only wants to play games in which she bites, until one day her friend comes up with a better game.

Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmela and Steven D’Amico
Ella is nervous about the first day of school in her new town, but wearing her grandmother's good luck hat makes her feel better–until the other students tease her and call her names.

Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery by David Gordon
When bullies try to stop the extremely cute animals from building their sand castle, they band together to build something bigger and better.

Freda Stops a Bully by Stuart Murphy
Max makes fun of Freda's shoes, but Freda soon learns how to cope with his bullying.

How to be a Lion by Ed Vere
When Leonard the lion and his friend Marianne, a duck, are confronted by a pack of lion bullies, they find a creative way to stand up for themselves.

If the Shoe Fits by Gary Soto
After being teased about his brand new loafers, Rigo puts them away for so long he grows out of them.

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr
Looks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind words, giving compliments and offering help without being asked.

Lion vs Rabbit by Alex Latimer
Lion is mean to everyone. When the other animals can't take his bullying anymore, they hire Rabbit to outsmart him.

Martha Walks the Dog by Susan Meddaugh
Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help of a parrot.

Miss Brooks’ Story Nook by Barbara Bottner
A school librarian encourages her students to make up stories, and teaches a lesson about bullying in the process.

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill
Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins
A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you or listens to its parents, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

What Does it Mean to Be Kind? by Rana Diorio
Teaches children about what it means to be kind by discussing the importance of caring, patience, forgiveness and acceptance, giving children and adults alike the opportunity to live more fully and richly.

Would I Ever Lie to You? by Caralyn Buehner
A young boy is never sure if his older cousin is teasing or telling the truth.

March 2020


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