Has your child ever been a victim of bulling? Or has your child been the bully? We've all been either a victim or a witness or a bully ourselves, but now that we're parents, we have the power to teach our children how to treat people kindly. These books can help.

Bully B.E.A.N.S.

This adorable story teaches children to be proactive when it comes to bullies. Bobbette the bully is mean to all the kids at school, until one of the children tells her mom about it. Her mom gives her magic "bully beans" that, when eaten, will help the children stand up to the bully. The best part about this book is that it teaches children what to do when they witness bullying, not just when they are the victim.

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

My children love Llama Llama, and in this story the little llama is dealing with a classmate who teases him and the other children. Llama Llama knows he should walk away and tell the teacher, but he still wants to try to be friends with the bully. Can it happen?

The Meanest Thing to Say

When Little Bill and his friends are asked to play a game called The Meanest Thing to Say, Little Bill doesn't want to play. Each child has to try to say the meanest thing to the new kid, but Little Bill wants to be nice. Can he?

The Bully and The Shrimp

Noah Shrimpton moves to a new school where the class bully starts to pick on him for being small for his age. Noah hasn't made any friends yet but starts to imagine himself beating the bully. Slowly he begins to gain confidence and make new friends, including the bully.

Bullying has become a more serious issue than it has been in previous years. It's important to teach children from a young age to have compassion for others and to treat everyone with respect. These books can help you teach your children how to protect themselves and others from bullies while being a kind and gentle person.