Students are often very easily persuaded by their peers. How can we help them? Try using read alouds to start a discussion! Here is a list of picture books about peer influence.
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One by Kathryn Otoshi
It takes only one person to make a difference. Blue is a quiet color and Red likes to pick on him. The other colors don’t like what they see, but no one speaks up. Then One comes along and shows them how to stand together and stand up.
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Camilla loves lima beans, but she doesn’t eat them. The other kids don’t like them and Camilla is very worried about what others think of her. A story about how peer pressure literally can affect a person.
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The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson
The purpose of this book is to teach students how to approach and react to bullies in a positive way. Pete is a new student, but he has trouble fitting in because he is a bully. How will the other students react?
Bully on the Bus by Kathryn Apel
A short novel in verse, Bully on the Bus is about a boy who is being bullied on the bus by an older student. A good example of how to teach children to deal with bullies.
The Hueys in the New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers
All the Hueys look alike. They all act and dress alike. Then one Huey does something different to stand out. What will the other Hueys think?
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about decision making skills!
What are some other picture books about peer influence that you read aloud in your classroom?
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