Bully B.E.A.N.S. - Julia Cook

This is another great book for teaching character education in the classroom! After the story's main character finally stands up to the class bully, other students start standing up to her as well. Students could really learn a lot about not only standing up to a bully, but understanding that a bully might also get bullied themselves. I think this story would go over great in a first grade classroom! The earlier bully education programs are implemented in schools the better! As an educator, I would read this book to my students, have them discuss what they would do if they were in a situation like this, and then have the whole class fill out an activity sheet on how to handle a bully. This would open the door for open and honest discussions on bullying and give students the necessary tools on how to handle difficult situations like the one in the book.