Bully B.E.A.N.S is a fantastic book that empowers students to stand up to bullies. In the story, a group of kids are handed some 'magic' beans. The 'magic' beans are very special because they give the kids the courage they need to stand up to the school bully, Bobbette. They take the beans and team up to stop Bobbette from hurting anyone else. There must be something about those beans! This book teaches students to not be bystanders, but to stand together and take action. This is a must read in your classroom if you want your students to be proactive about bullying!
Use in the classroom: I would read this at the beginning of the year to teach my students that they need to be proactive about bullying and to empower them to take a stand if they ever encounter one. I would also have a bag of jelly beans for each student to have and tell them that if they ever need the courage to stand up to a bully, they just need to eat one of the beans.
Target grade: kindergarten-4th