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Bullying

Pre-K

Growing Reader

No More Bullies! 12 Books About Bullying for Young Readers

Picture books can be a great way to gently bring up the topic of bullying — whether to help kids with an immediate need or prepare them for the future.

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Tween

Bullies Be Gone! 15 Middle Grade Books on Bullying

These middle grade reads deal with various forms of bullying while offering insight, hope, humor, and inspiration.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Caring, Sharing, and Growing: Books to Show Kids How to Be a Friend

From meeting people who are different than you to figuring how to share, there's lots involved in being a friend. These books can help show kids the way.

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Tween

10 Middle Grade Stories Featuring Boys Tweens Can Admire

Today's kid lit features so many rich portrayals of boys being, thinking, or doing all kinds of good things — gloriously large and beautifully small.

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Tween

Fitting In, Sticking Out, and Finding Yourself: 16 Books for Middle Schoolers

Here are 16 books for kids — ranging from funny to sad to dramatic — that accurately portray the ups and downs of middle school life, and how to survive it.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Dark and Complex: The Fate of Fausto Is Classic Oliver Jeffers

Jeffers is the king of unraveling stories with layers that mean something slightly different depending on where you are in life. His newest book, a fable made with traditional lithographic printmaking techniques, is no different.

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Tween

9 Essential Coming-of-Age Novels for Tweens

Is there anything harder than being a tween? These powerful coming-of-age novels can help kids navigate this tumultuous time in their lives.

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Tween

19 Book Recommendations for Kids Who Loved Wonder

The best books profoundly change us. Like Wonder, these books push us toward greater empathy, compassion, and acceptance of differences.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

How to Be a Lion Is a Lovely Lesson in Being True to Yourself

With its multifaced protagonist and real-world themes, Ed Vere’s How to Be a Lion is the perfect elixir to counter inside-the-box thinking.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Children’s Books That Celebrate Strength and Resilience in the Face of Life’s Challenges

Pictures books are a simple yet powerful tool for discussing myriad difficult topics and providing kids with models for coping with tough situations of all kinds.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Brightly Storytime: My Friend Maggie

Read along with this video of Hannah E. Harrison's My Friend Maggie, a simple and sweet story about a friendship put to the test.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Looking with Kindness and Finding Wonder: A Chat with R.J. Palacio

We were thrilled to chat with Wonder author R.J. Palacio about the inspiration behind her new picture book and the impact the Choose Kind movement has had on her life.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

What Should You Say When Your Child Tells You They’ve Been a Bystander to Bullying?

At some point every kid will be a bystander to bullying. Author Rosalind Wiseman offers tips on what to tell young people when they encounter this difficult situation.

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Teen

10 Honest Books About Bullying for Teenagers

A good way to start a dialogue with teens about bullying is through a book, and this collection of fiction and nonfiction reads offers a few places to start.

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