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(Pre-K - 3)
One
by Kathryn Otoshi

Blue is a quiet color. Red's a hothead who likes to pick on Blue. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple don't like what they see, but what can they do? When no one speaks up, things get out of hand — until One comes along and shows all the colors how to stand up, stand together, and count.

(Grades 4, 5, 6)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

(Grades 4, 5, 6)
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different--she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her gang, they reject her. Eventually, Maya plays alone, and then stops coming to school altogether. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.

(Grades K - 2)
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?

(Pre-K - 2)
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round.

(Grades 3 & 4)
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

A girl who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly. The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is "never going to stand by and say nothing again."

(Grades 5 & 6)
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli

Excellent examples of all roles in bullying.


Family Movies


(age 8+)
Freaky Friday

Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos. Freaky Friday is a switched-identities comedy that will appeal to older kids, tweens, and teens alike. It's a good movie for families to watch together, as it will spark shared laughter and possible lively conversation about parent-child relationships.

(age 5+)
Tangled

Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages. The movie's messages about girl power and seeing beyond appearances are positive and inspiring; kids will learn that we all have dreams, and we should do everything we can to make them come true.

(age 8+)
Zootopia

Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.                                                                                

(age 6+)
Inside Out

Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.


Family Entertainment

Opera Express
Opera Carolina is dedicated to sharing this tradition with all facets of the community, including our educational community. For more than 40 years, Opera Carolina has been helping children and families discover the treasure that is Opera – from in-school touring programs to summertime workshops, and the legacy that is the Opera’s educational offerings.

Lollipop Series - Charlotte Symphony
Introduce your child to the joy of live symphonic music at these one-hour concerts that engage all the senses! 
Mooresville Community Children's Theatre
The Mooresville Community Children’s Theater is dedicated to providing theatre, performance, education, production and viewing experiences for Mooresville and surrounding communities with an emphasis on including children ages 6-18.
Davidson Community Players
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. The Connie Company is DCP’s theatre for youth division. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic and affordable opportunities for both children and adults.