Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully - Audrey Penn, Barbara Leonard Gibson

This would be a wonderful book to read the first few days of school! This could be introduced as a bullying prevention, and can also be considered for creating a "family feel" within the classroom. I would do this by telling the students in our class we all work together to achieve one goal. Another lesson that could be taught on this book would be inspiration stories, and the example of this from the story is the story that the mother told all of the forest animals. She used this story to inspire them to make a decision together to overcome and invite the bully to play with them.