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Age-Appropriate Books About Bullying and Kindness to Read With Your Child

Ages 5-8

“What Does it Mean to Be Kind?” Rana DiOrio and Stephane Jorisch

“Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” by Anna Dewdney

“The Juice Box Bully” by Bob Sornson, Ph.D

“Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun” by Maria Dismondy

“We All Sing with the Same Voice” by J. Phillip Miller

“You, Me and Empathy” by Jayneen Sanders

Ages 9-12

“Restart” by Gordon Korman

“Hello, Universe” by Erin Entrada Kelly

“Save Me a Seat” by Gita Varadarajan

“Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way” by Patti Kelley Criswell

Ages 12-14

“Backlash” by Sarah Darer Littman

“Can’t Look Away” by Donna Cooner

“Bystander” by James Preller

“Jumped” by Rita Williams-Garcia 

Age-Appropriate Books about Child Abuse, Body Safety and Trauma to Read With Your Child 

Ages 5-8

“Your Body Belongs to You” by Cornelia Spellman

“Some Secrets Should Never be Kept” by Jayneen Sanders

“I Said No! A Kid-to-kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private” by Kimberly King

“Angryman” by Gro Dahle

“Somebody Cares: a Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect” by Susan Farber Straus

Ages 9-12

“Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. Williams

“Let's Talk about Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect” by Jayneen Sanders

“Consent (for Kids): Boundaries, Respect, and Being In Charge of You” by Rachel Brian

Ages 12-14

“How Long Does It Hurt? A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, their Friends and their Families” by Cynthia L. Mather

“Invisible Girls: the Truth about Sexual Abuse” by Patti Feuerisen

“This Side of the Sky” by Marie-Francine Hébert