Being bullied can be a confusing and scary experience. Sharing stories about similar situations can put a child’s mind at ease and help them find strategies and courage to deal with the bully.
Topsy and Tim Help a Friend – Jean and Gareth Adamson
Stevie Dunton is unhappy at school because some of the children are picking on him. Topsy and Tim speak to some grown-ups to help make the situation better.
Lucy and the Bully – Claire Alexander
Lucy the goat kid is bullied at nursery by Tommy the calf. All is sorted out and Tommy says sorry and Lucy forgives him. A reassuring tale to encourage children to tell their parents if they are bullied.
Willy the Wimp – Anthony Browne
Willy tries to change himself because he is teased for being a wimp. He commits a brave act but, in the end, is the same lovable Willy.
The Angel of Nitshill Road – Anne Fine
Amusing story about bullying at school. Outcome is assisted by magical means which lessens its usefulness.
Leave Me Alone – Kes Gray and Lee Wildish
With the help of some animal friends a small boy finds the strength to stand up to a giant bully who has been making him miserable.
Lion vs Rabbit – Alex Latimer
A nice story with good illustrations about getting the better of a bully.
Ben the Bully – Maggie Moore and Jan Smith
Ben was a mean bully. Nobody wanted to be his friend. Then little Joe decides he will play football with Ben and things start to change.
Bad Girls – Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt
A number of issues, including bullying, are tackled in this author’s usual humorous style as Mandy finds herself befriended by a girl who fails to meet her parents’ approval.
Monster Eyeballs – Jacqueline Wilson and Stephen Lewis
Mark is the class bully. He loves scaring everyone, but has he met his match with Kate and the Monster Eyeballs?
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