Dealing with bullying is really worrying, stressful & unacceptable and as our kids grow, so do the challenges they face.
But here’s the good news: books are amazing allies in tackling tough topics like bullying.
I’ve rounded up some good books to start big conversations with children of all ages, from little ones to teens.
These books aren’t just stories—they’re tools to help start conversations, build empathy, and empower our children to stand up against bullying.
So, grab a cup of coffee, cosy up, and let’s explore how literature can be a game-changer in raising resilient, compassionate kids.
Here are just some books that cover bullying for children of different ages:
“Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” by Anna Dewdney
“The Recess Queen” by Alexis O’Neill
For Early Primary School Age:
“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
“My Secret Bully” by Trudy Ludwig
“Bully B.E.A.N.S.” by Julia Cook
For Junior School Age:
“Blubber” by Judy Blume
“The Bully Book” by Eric Kahn Gale
“Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick
For Secondary School Age:
“Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
“Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
These books cover a range of ages and perspectives on bullying, offering valuable insights and discussions for children at different stages of development.
Hope these books help.