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Teasing: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about teasing?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to teasing. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about teasing.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about teasing, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like No More Teasing to popular sellers like Blubber to some of our favorite hidden gems like The Rag Coat.

We hope this list of kids books about teasing can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Rag Coat
Written & illustrated by Lauren A. Mills
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

With paintings that capture all the beauty of Appalachia in authentic detail, this tender story about a resourceful mountain girl’s special coat will touchreaders with its affirming message of love and friendship.

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Chocolate Me!
Written by Taye Diggs & illustrated by Shane W. Evans
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.

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Dancing in the Wings
Written by Debbie Allen & illustrated by Kadir Nelson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls’ taunts that she is much too tall.

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Daisy
Written by Jessixa Bagley
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Recommend Ages: 4-8
When Daisy the warthog's classmates tease her, she finds comfort collecting lost and forgotten things. She knows they're special - and soon she meets a friend who knows it too.
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Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are
Written by Maria Dismondy & illustrated by Kim Shaw
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-11

How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.

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  • Sparkle Boy - Young Casey loves sparkly things, just like his older sister, who does not approve until an encounter with teasing bullies helps her learn to accept and respect Casey for who he is.

  • No More Teasing - A mean boy always teases Katie Woo. It makes Katie sad and mad. How can she make the bully stop teasing her?

  • Lola Levine Is Not Mean! - Lola Levine likes writing in her diario, sipping her mom’s cafe con leche, eating her dad’s matzo ball soup, and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. So what if she doesn’t always fit in? Lola is fierce on the field, but when a soccer game during recess gets too competitive, she accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine! Lola feels terrible, but with the help of her family, her super best friend, Josh Blot, and a little “pencil power,” she just might be able to turn it all around. In this first book in a series, young readers will be inspired by Lola’s big heart and creative spirit as she learns to navigate the second grade in true Lola style!

  • Blubber - What happens when teasing goes too far? This classic middle grade novel from Judy Blume addresses the timeless topic of bullying and has a fresh new look. “Blubber is a good name for her,” the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on whales just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween. But Robby grabbed the note and before Linda stopped talking it had gone halfway around the room. There was something about Linda that made a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they could go…but nobody, Jill least of all, expected the fun to end where it did.

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Yes We Are
Written & illustrated by Michael Genhart
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A boy confides in a friend that he doesn t know what to say when he’s teased for having two dads, and when kids say that they’re not a real family. In their conversation, his friend helps him see how her family (with a mom and a dad) isn’t all that different from his: they both have parents who love them, and they both love their parents. And it’s love that makes a family.

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Little Red Rhyming Hood
Written by Sue Fliess & illustrated by Petros Bouloubasis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it’s tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her–and into him! How will they rhyme their way out of this dilemma?

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