Read Aloud Series (anti-bullying books)

In this week’s Read Aloud Series is all about anti-bullying books. March 1st is the “official” anti-bully day, but why wait until then to read some great stories that promote a bully-free classroom? These are my favorite anti-bullying books. Some of these may be more familiar to you than others; however, I guarantee you’ll love them all! image Top to Bottom, Left to Right
The Recess Queen
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
Enemy Pie
Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
Hooway for Wodney Wat
The Juice Box Bully
Don’t Laugh at Me
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies
How to Lose All Your Friends One anti-bullying book that holds a special place in my heart is Hooway for Wodney Wat. This book is just DARLING. It’s about a little rodent who can’t pronounce /r/ and is often teased because of it. Poor little guy! It’s a perfect story that teaches children they can succeed and triumph, even if they are different.


This is an excellent activity to do after reading the book. It helps students see that even though we are different, we can still be friends! Click {HERE} to download it for free.


I also blogged about these fun bully-free posters awhile back. You can grab them for free {HERE}. image What activities or books do you use to teach your students to be bully-free?

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  • Across the Hall February 22, 2013, 1:15 am

    Your posters are in my room and we refer to them often! I'm lucky this year because my kiddos are extremely kind to eachother {it amazes me!}, but I love a good picture book anytime I have to give a "bullying" refresher. A lot of the books you mentioned are favorites of mine, but there's also a few new ones for me to check out. Thanks for all the ideas, Lyndsey!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  • Sara Soucy February 22, 2013, 1:30 am

    Thank you thank you for the posters! I am going to hang them in my classroom right away. We read "Just Kidding" by Trudy Ludwig. It might be a little high for first grade but it was really good. It's about a kid who teases another, but always follows it with "just kidding!" Sometimes kids don't realize that this is bullying so it had a great message.

    Sara 🙂
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Tamra Sarah February 22, 2013, 1:34 am

    Thanks for the great book list! We love the me and a friend activity and the posters, which we just discovered. They will be great as visual cues for some of our first grade kiddos who still developing appropriate friendship skills.

    🙂 Tamra and Sarah

  • Heather February 22, 2013, 2:49 am

    Thanks for the ideas Lyndsey! We added "Cool Tools" lessons this year as part of our PBIS and I'm always looking for books with a lesson for this social skill time.

  • Haley February 22, 2013, 3:09 am

    Wow! What perfect timing! I have a class of total angels (seriously…it's unfair to all the other teachers), but one of my precious babies just can't seem to grasp being a kind and caring friend. Can't wait to get some of these books and keep reinforcing!

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  • Jessica February 22, 2013, 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the freebie! Those are awesome and great for our classroom. We've been having some bully problems this year . . . well, actually, it may have been increasing this year more than others.

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  • Cindy Calenti February 23, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Thanks for the great book suggestions and the freebies! This is such an important topic to address.

    Granny Goes to School

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  • very very blessed July 30, 2013, 3:12 pm

    I like that standing up for what is right. I recall my daughter doing this, when children were teasing a girl that her father murdered the mother. That was so cruel. I was so proud of my daughter. She did not hesitate to stand up for this girl.