Bullying Books

Nonfiction Books True books

302.3 HEW
Hewitt, Sally.
Bullying. This book presents case studies and helpful advice for kids who are bullied.

302.3 JON
Jones, Jen.
Bullies. This book presents information to help you understand and deal with bullies at school and in social settings.

741.5 LEM
Lemke, Donald, and Douglas Holgate, , ill.
Super zero. Zack Allen builds a high-tech robot suit and becomes Zinc Alloy, the world's newest superhero.

741.5 LEM
Lemke, Donald, and Douglas Holgate, , ill.
Revealed! Zack Allen is the coolest kid at school and the world's greatest athlete in his Zinc Alloy robot suit, but he wonders what will happen when he takes his suit off.

Big Books For teacher use only

Isecke, Harriet.
The horrible Kirk McCruel. Kirk McCruel bullies everyone in school until they all get together and tell him to stop.

Easy Books Picture books for younger children

Berenstain, Stan, and Berenstain, Jan.
The Berenstain Bears and the bully. When she takes a beating from the class bully, Sister Bear learns a valuable lesson in self-defense--and forgiveness.

Cole, Joanna, and Hafner, Marylin.
Bully trouble.Arlo and Robby, finding themselves the victims of a neighborhood bully, work out a red-hot scheme for discouraging him.

Kasza, Keiko.
The rat and the tiger. In his friendship with Rat, Tiger takes advantage and plays the bully because of his greater size, but one day Rat stands up for his rights.

Keats, Ezra Jack.
Goggles! Two boys must outsmart the neighborhood bullies before they can enjoy their new treasure, a pair of lensless motorcycle goggles.

Klein, Abby, and John McKinley, , ill.
Talent show scaredy-pants. Freddy is nervous about the first-grade talent show, especially with Max bullying and teasing him, but Freddy's dad has an idea that might make Freddy a star and get Max to back off.

Lester, Helen, and Lynn Munsinger, , ill.
Hooway for Wodney Wat! All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can't pronounce his name, but it is Rodney's speech impediment that drives away the class bully.

Lovell, Patty.
Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon. Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and feels good about herself. Good story for the first day of school in first grade.

Meddaugh, Susan.
Martha walks the dog. Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help of a parrot.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, and Nola Langner Malone, , ill.
King of the Playground. With his dad's help, Kevin overcomes his fear of the "King of the Playground" who has threatened to tie him to the slide, put him in a deep hole, or put him in a cage with bears.

O'Neill, Alexis, and Laura Huliska-Beith, , ill.
The Recess Queen. Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.

Pendziwol, Jean E, and Martine Gourbault, , ill.
The tale of Sir Dragon. A girl and her friend Dragon encounter bullying at Camp Camelot, but with the help of the king they are able to reach an agreement with the bullies that it is okay for everyone to play.

Rosenberg, Liz, and Stephen Gammell, , ill.
Monster mama. Patrick Edward's fierce monster mother helps him deal with some obnoxious bullies.

Fiction Books Chapter books for older children

Butler, Dori.
The truth about Truman School. Tired of being told what to write by the school newspaper's advisor, Zibby and her friend Amr start an underground newspaper online where everyone is free to post anything, but things spiral out of control when a cyberbully starts using the site to harass one popular girl.

Clements, Andrew, and Amanda Harvey, ill.
Jake Drake, bully buster. Jake faces the challenge of cooperating with the school bully on a class project.

Collins, Ross.
Medusa Jones. In ancient Greece, Medusa Jones, a Gorgon, and her friends, Mino the Minotaur and Chiron the centaur, are mocked and sneered at by the other Acropolis Academy children whose parents are kings and gods, but when they go on a school camping trip together, the "freaks" become true heroes.

Cooper, Ilene, and Colin Paine, , ill.
The Annoying Team. Tim starts the Annoying Team to get back at the third grade bully, Jon, but things get out of hand when the Annoying Team's activities begin to expand.

Dadey, Debbie, and Kevin O'Malley, , ill.
King of the kooties. Nate's new friend Donald is being teased by the meanest girl in fourth grade, but after several failed attempts, he comes up with a plan to make her stop.

Duffey, Betsy, and Janet Wilson, , ill.
How to be cool in the third grade. When Robbie York is marked as a target by a bully at school, he decides that the only way to survive the third grade is by being cool.

Hahn, Mary.
Stepping on the cracks. In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.

Helgerson, Joseph, and Nicoletta Ceccoli, , ill.
Horns & wrinkles. Along a magic-saturated stretch of the Mississippi River near Blue Wing, Minnesota, twelve-year-old Claire and her bullying cousin Duke are drawn into an adventure involving Bodacious Deepthink the Great Rock Troll, a helpful fairy, and a group of trolls searching for their fathers.

Klein, Abby, and John McKinley, , ill.
Don't sit on my lunch! When first-grader Freddy decides to try out for peewee hockey, his archenemy and school bully Max decides to also try out for the one slot left on the team.

Krulik, Nancy, and John & Wendy.
Anyone but me. Third-grader Katie Carew gains insight into the thinking of the class bully when she is magically transformed into a hamster--an animal the bully fears.

Ludwig, Trudy, and Adam Gustavson, , ill.
Just kidding. With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D.J. learns how to handle a classmate who claims that his mean-spirited "teasing" is just a joke.

Lupica, Mike.
Hot hand. In the wake of his parents' separation, ten-year-old Billy seems to have continual conflicts with his father, who is also his basketball coach, but his quiet, younger brother Ben, a piano prodigy, is having even more trouble adjusting, and only Billy seems to notice.

Maguire, Gregory, and Elaine Clayton, , ill.
Three rotten eggs. The students of Miss Earth's class in rural Vermont experience an eventful spring when they become involved with a bullying new student, a competitive egg hunt, and genetically altered chicks.

McNamee, Graham.
Nothing wrong with a three-legged dog. With the help of his good friend Lynda and her three-legged dog Leftovers, ten-year-old Keath learns how to handle the class bully and deal with being the only white boy in his class.

Moss, Peggy, and Lea Lyon, , ill.
Say something. A child who never says anything when other children are being teased or bullied finds herself in their position one day when jokes are made at her expense and no one speaks up.

Moss, Marissa.
Amelia takes command. After successfully commanding the Discovery shuttle mission at Space Camp, Amelia returns to fifth grade where she deals with the bully who has been making her life miserable.

O'Dell, Kathleen.
Agnes Parker-- girl in progress. As she starts in the sixth grade, Agnes faces challenges with her old best friend, a longtime bully, a wonderful new classmate and neighbor, and herself.

Peters, Stephanie True, and Christopher, Matt.
LaCrosse firestorm. Michael Donofrio is taking revenge out on Garry Wallis for sabotaging his chances of becoming the league's top scorer, leading to a series of near-disasters as the bullying gets rougher.

Sachar, Louis.
The boy who lost his face. David receives a curse from an elderly woman he has helped his schoolmates attack, and he learns to regret his weakness in pandering to others for the sake of popularity before new friends and a very nice girl help him to be a stronger, more assertive person.

Salisbury, Graham, and Jacqueline Rogers, , ill.
Calvin Coconut. Nine-year-old Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.

Shreve, Susan Richards, and Andreasen, Dan.
Joshua T. Bates takes charge
. Eleven-year-old Joshua, worried about fitting in at school, feels awkward when the new student he is supposed to be helping becomes the target of the fifth grade's biggest bully. Sequel to "The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates."

Skinner, David.
The wrecker. Theo, the boy genius, enlists Michael, the new kid, as his ally in a secret plan to "wreck" the bully of the eighth grade once and for all.

Steiner, Barbara A, and Christelow, Eileen.
Oliver Dibbs and the dinosaur cause. Immersed in studying his favorite topic, dinosaurs, Oliver involves his fifth grade class in a campaign to make the stegosaurus the Colorado state fossil and runs afoul of an interfering bully.

Tacang, Brian.
Bully-be-gone. Budding-inventor Millicent Madding launches her latest invention to disastrous results, and she has only days to create an antidote before the local bullies wreak havoc and her dearest friendships are destroyed forever.

Temple, Bob, Maddox, Jake, and Sean Tiffany, , ill.
On the line. After breaking his arm during the first day of try-outs last season, Robby is determined to make the football team this year, but to do so he must face his own fears and the bully who tackled him the year before.

Van Draanen, Wendelin, and Brian Biggs, , ill.
Secret identity .Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!

Wilson, Jacqueline, and David Roberts, ill.
My brother Bernadette. Sara tries to take care of her younger brother when he is teased and called Bernadette at summer camp, but he finds an activity that he enjoys and that gives him the chance to shed his new nickname for good.

Winkler, Henry, and Oliver, Lin.
My dog's a scaredy-cat. Hank Zipzer has come up with a unique Halloween costume for the parade, but his friends think his idea is a little over the top.

Wojciechowski, Susan, and Susanna Natti, , ill.
Beany and the meany. When Meany's best friend Carol Ann pairs with the new girl at school to create a science project, Beany must work with Kevin the bully.

Yep, Laurence.
Cockroach cooties. Teddy and his little brother Bobby devise strategies using bugs to defeat the school bully.

Yep, Laurence.
Cockroach cooties. Teddy and his little brother Bobby devise strategies using bugs to defeat the school bully.

Professional Books For teachers only

PRO 302.3 MAC
MacEachern, Robyn, and Geraldine Charette, , ill.
Cyberbullying. Discusses how to deal with online name-calling, threats, rumors, and intrusion, with tips to help children chat, surf, and text safely.

Second Chance Foundation of Missouri.
Mission possible. A program for educators to address bullying issues in kindergarden and elementary school environments that aims to reduce peer-to-peer abuse, and includes a teacher's guide with activities and discussion questions.

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