Books about dealing with bullying.
Picture Books
Alexander, Claire     
Lucy and the bully
When a mean classmate in preschool wrecks Lucy's artwork, she discovers that they can be friends once he stops being jealous of her.

Aston, Dianna Hutts     
Not so tall for six
Six-year-old Kylie Bell comes from a long line of not-so-tall people, but she remembers the family motto--"Brave and smart and big at heart"--which helps her to treat the class bully with kindness.

Cuyler, Margery     
Bullies never win
First-grader Jessica worries about everything Brenda the bully might tease her about, until the day she has had enough and discovers a new way to deal with Brenda.

Forler, Nan     
Bird child
Bullying and the ability to rise above it are at the heart of this strikingly beautiful picture book. All school-aged children have either bullied, been bullied, or witnessed bullying, and all too often, they feel powerless to stop what has been set in motion. Such is not the case with Eliza. Her mother has given her "wings to fly" and the ability to see all the possibilities that lie before her. So, when bullies pick on the new student, Lainey, gradually robbing her of her smile and ability to

Howe, James     
Horace and Morris join the chorus (but what about Dolores?)
Delores is upset when her friends are chosen to sing in the chorus, but she finds a way to become part of the performance.

Howe, James     
Pinky and Rex and the bully
Pinky learns the importance of identity as he defends his favorite color, pink, and his friendship with a girl, Rex, from the neighborhood bully.

Javaherbin, Mina     
In a dangerous alley in a township in South Africa, the strength and unity which a group of young friends feel while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.

Kilodavis , Cheryl     
My princess boy : a mom's story about a young boy who loves to dress up
A four-year-old boy loves dressing up in princess clothing.

Lears, Laurie     
Stay away from Rat Boy!
Tyler is a bully who enjoys frightening other students, but when his only friend, his class's pet rat, gets out of her cage he needs the help of a human friend, and fast.

Ludwig, Trudy     
Trouble talk
Maya gets help from a school counselor when the new student she has tried to befriend upsets her, as she has other students, by spreading rumors, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not hers to share.

McCain, Becky R     
Nobody knew what to do : a story about bullying
When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must do something.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds     
King of the playground

Otoshi, Kathryn     
A number color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count.

Scieszka, Jon     
Zoom! boom! bully
Big Rig loves to smash items delivered to a construction site, including barrels, crates, tires, and even his own birthday presents.

Blume, Judy     
Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it's like when she, too, becomes a target.

Butler, Dori Hillestad     
Trading places with Tank Talbott
Jason, who would rather work on his horror movie screenplay than learn to swim, finds an unlikely ally in Tank, the class bully, who is being forced to take ballroom dance lessons.

Clements, Andrew     
Jake Drake, bully buster
Provides the "memoirs" of Jake Drake, a boy who transformed himself from first-grade geek to the cool dude of the fourth grade by using his wit to outsmart the bullies at his school.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson     
Dexter the tough
A sympathetic teacher and her writing assignment help fourth-grader Dexter deal with being the new kid in school after he punches a kid on the first day.

Kimmel, Haven     
Kaline Klattermaster's tree house
Third-grader Kaline Klattermaster's father has gone somewhere and his mother cannot seem to keep everything straight the way he did, but the two brothers and one hundred dogs that live in his imaginary treehouse--and his strange neighbor Mr. Osiris Putnaminski--help him cope with his father's absence, his mother's forgetfulness, and the bullies that torment him in school.

Ludwig, Trudy     
Confessions of a former bully
Nine-year-old Katie's punishment for bullying classmates includes making up for the hurt she has caused, and so she decides to write a book about bullying, why it is not okay, and how to start being a better friend.

Ludwig, Trudy     
My secret bully

Patneaude, David     
Colder than ice
Josh Showalter, an insecure and overweight sixth-grader, hopes for a new start when he transfers to a school in northern Idaho, but he and his new friends are soon the target of a cold-hearted bully.

Stier, Catherine     
The terrible secrets of the Tell-All Club
When four fifth-grade friends complete a "tell-all" survey, tensions arise and come to a head during an overnight class trip.

Burstein, John     
Why are you picking on me? : dealing with bullies
Teaches the nature of bullying, and suggests techniques for avoiding and overcoming bullies, including telling adults, keeping with friends, and confronting the situation.

Cooper, Scott     
Speak up and get along! : learn the mighty might, thought chop, and more tools to make friends, stop teasing, and feel good about yourself

Fox, Debbie     
Good-bye bully machine
Kids learn what bullying is, why it hurts, and what they can do to end it with this fresh, compelling book including contemporary collage art, lively layout, and straightforward text.

Jakubiak, David J.     
A smart kid's guide to Internet privacy
Describes how to keep information private online, discussing e-mail security, spam, phishing schemes, blogging, spyware, and online predators.

Jakubiak, David J.     
A smart kid's guide to online bullying
Discusses what cyberbullying is, why people do it, how to figure out a cyberbully's real identity, building a case against them, getting help, stopping a cyberbully, Internet safety, and not becoming a cyberbully.

Jakubiak, David J.     
A smart kid's guide to social networking online
Discusses how to navigate online social networks safely and effectively, including things to do on them, picking the right one, knowing the rules, setting up a profile, dealing with bullies and predators, and leaving a network.

McGraw, Jay     
Jay McGraw's life strategies for dealing with bullies
A guide that helps teenagers identify bullying behavior both in themselves and others, improve their own feelings of self-esteem and self-confidence, and learn to deal with bullies in ways that will successfully stop the behavior.

Shapiro , Ouisie     
Bullying and me : schoolyard stories
Children from all kinds of neighborhoods and schools talk openly about their experiences of being bullied.

  February 2011