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The best books to read during anti bullying week

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Anti-bullying week 2021 runs from Monday 15th to Friday 19th November and the theme this year is "One Kind Word". The week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, who have also provided free primary resources and secondary resources to download plus a free, interactive tool for parents.

Here are a selection of children's books we'd recommend reading during this important week. 


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The best books to read during anti bullying week
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Wonder (Fiction for ages 9+)

'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.'

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

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First Questions and Answers: How Can I Be Kind

This thoughtful book explores how to be kind and why kindness is so important. A range of questions help children and their grown-ups to think, and talk, about being kind to others and ourselves, as well as nature and our planet. Beautiful illustrations by Christine Pym help young children to understand big concepts by setting them in a world of friendly bugs. Plenty to talk about and be inspired by.

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The Same but Different: From the bestselling author of How Are You Feeling Today?

'Featuring an ensemble cast of visibly diverse children, this colourful book explores ideas of difference and shared experiences ... A good starting point for conversations about inclusion.' The Bookseller From the bestselling author of How Are You Feeling Today?, this picture book encourages children to celebrate uniqueness and diversity and helps them to challenge stereotypes. The Same but Different explores the ways in which we're all unique as well as the similarities we all share. Using everyday examples, clear explanations and colourful illustrations by Sarah Jennings, this book prompts children to broaden their perspectives and rejoice in their differences. After all, imagine how boring the world would be if everyone was exactly the same! The Same but Different explores all the ways we're different, including how we look, where we live, the languages we speak, what our families are like and what we believe in. It's the perfect book for starting important conversations with children about diversity and inclusion, with topics such as race, disability, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Early Years and PSHE expert Molly Potter also provides a glossary of terms and notes for parents and carers offering advice on tackling prejudice right from the start.

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younger readers

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2021-11-24
The best books to read during anti bullying week

9+

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2021-11-24
The best books to read during anti bullying week

Teen & YA

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2021-11-24
The best books to read during anti bullying week

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Monster Christmas
Monster Christmas

BOOK OF THE MONTH: We love this Christmassy picture book with rhyming text, gorgeous images and an important message about the importance of kindness.

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