The topic of Peer Pressure is a tricky one to broach with children of any age, particularly those that are very young. Such an abstract concept is difficult to explain, but even the youngest children are tempted by the pressures of “fitting in” or going along with the crowd. Teaching children appropriate strategies for avoiding the pitfalls of negative Peer Pressure is so important and can be made easier to receive when you have a book to complement and accompany your conversation. Here are a few that I would recommend, divided up by general age groups (although the younger books are still appropriate for older children, especially when they can read them independently).
Toddlers and Young Preschoolers: The Berenstein Bears and the In Crowd, by S. Berenstein
Older Preschool & Lower Elementary: My Best Frenemy, by J. Bowe
Upper Elementary: Wringer, by J. Spinelli
I simple search online will also yield many more fantastic titles. Also, feel free to check out the Trinity Kids Lending Library (in the Gathering Room) for more books about helping children and young adults deal with tough subjects, like bullying, divorce, and death.