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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ten on Tuesday: Bullying Picture Books

 October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and a number of picture books are trying to help children deal with different bullying situations.

Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish
by Kate Messner
A new fish behaves badly because he feels vulnerable.  Despite his abrasiveness, he wants to earn respect and make friends.

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A big bull tells a little bull to "Go Away!"  He also calls a chicken "Chicken!" and a turtle "Slowpoke!" until a goat calls it like it is: "Bully!"

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat
by Anna Dewdney
An angry 'bully goat' gets a second chance and a friend who stands up to him and later forgives him.

White Peacock
by Sujatha Lalgudi
A white peacock, who is different from all the other peacocks, learns how to deal with being different.

How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids
by Tom Rath
A book explains to children how being kind not only helps others, it helps them too.

Better Than You
by Trudy Ludwig
Jake is always bragging to his new neighbor Tyler about being better.  But is bragging that you are so much better at everything really just bragging?

Trouble Talk
by Trudy Ludwig
Author Ludwig acquaints readers with talking to others about someone else's troubles in order to establish a connection and gain attention.

Just Kidding!
by Trudy Ludwig
A rare look at emotional bullying among boys.

My Secret Bully
by Trudy Ludwig
A story of the friends Kate and Monica. Monica is the target or relational aggression, emotionally bullying among friends who use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude.

by Trudy Ludwig
Does an apology count if you don't really mean it?  Jack learns that the path to forgiveness isn't always the easiest.

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