Books for National Bullying Prevention Month

By Luis Diaz | September 8 2022 | General

Penguin Random House Education is proud to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month, which takes place annually in October. We are highlighting works that raise awareness as to the effects that bullying can have on young people and how to be a better ally to those who might be a target of bullying.

Here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students this month and beyond:

National Bullying Prevention Month – Elementary School

The Surprise
978-0-593-52597-5
This back-to-school season, individuality is in! Nothing makes a splash like being uniquely yourself—and celebrating what makes you different. From acclaimed authors Zadie Smith and Nick Laird, with art from exciting newcomer Magenta Fox, comes a powerful picture book debut!"[A] delightful tale for little oddballs everywhere."—Entertainment Weekly
$17.99 US
Jun 28, 2022
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Shy and Mighty
978-0-7440-5651-8
Our noisy world sometimes feels like it’s not made for shy people. This book will help children better understand their shyness and find their inner voice.
$17.99 US
May 10, 2022
Hardcover
96 Pages
DK Children

The Name Jar
978-0-375-80613-1
A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name. 
$17.99 US
Jul 19, 2022
Hardcover
40 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

Let's Scare Bear
978-0-8234-4996-5
"Let's scare bear!" says the tiny mouse. But the pint-size bully's plan backfires in this riff on a Japanese folktale.
$8.99 US
Nov 09, 2021
Paperback
40 Pages
Holiday House

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone
978-0-593-31052-6
In her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal for When You Trap a Tiger, Tae Keller offers a gripping and emotional story about friendship, bullying, and the possiblity that there's more in the universe than just us.
$17.99 US
Apr 26, 2022
Hardcover
288 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

Garvey's Choice
978-1-63592-511-1
This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.
$9.99 US
Sep 14, 2021
Paperback
128 Pages
Wordsong

Today I'm Strong
978-0-593-52594-4
A classic in the making from the winner of The Great British Baking Show and star of Nadiya Bakes, about a young girl finding her strength in spite of a schoolyard bully.
$17.99 US
Jun 14, 2022
Hardcover
32 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Ugly
978-0-425-28777-4
This true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face is perfect for fans of Wonder
$8.99 US
Feb 07, 2017
Paperback
224 Pages
Puffin Books