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Bullying Books: Best Picture Books for Building Social Skills | Kids Ages 3-9

The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 23, 2013

Raising Awareness & Offering Guidance Through Literature

The following picture books are a wonderful way to reinforce the importance of friendship and empathy. Each of one of these powerful stories can be used to facilitate a dialogue between caregivers and younger children about the kinds of social skills that can help prevent bullying.

The-Invisible-BoyThe Invisible Boy

By Trudy Ludwig, Illustrated by Patrice Barton

Age Range: 6 – 9 years

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 8, 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-1582464503

WeirdSeries_500pxWide-1The Weird Series

By Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 40-42 pages each

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ABigGuyTookMyBallElephant and Piggie: ABig Guy Took My Ball!

By Mo Willems

Age Range: 6 – 8 years

Hardcover: 64 pages

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (May 21, 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-1423174912

BlueBirdBluebird 

By Bob Staake

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (April 9, 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-0375870378

#3

Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish

By Kate Messner, Illustrated by Andy Rash

Age Range: 3 – 5 years

Hardcover: 40 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1452112534

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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