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  Books & Reading  |  Booklists  |  Bullies


Uh oh! Here comes that mean guy.
Books to help you deal with that Bully.
The Bully Blockers Club When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome.
Bateman, Teresa

Shrinking Violet Violet, who is very shy and hates for anyone to look at her in school, finally comes out of her shell when she is cast as Lady Space in a play about the solar system and saves the production from disaster.
Best, Cari

Blubber 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.
Blume, Judy
J  Fic  BLU

Jerome Camps Out Jerome the alligator is looking forward to the Swamp School camping trip, until he and his friend learn that Buster, the class bully, will be there, too.
Christelow, Eileen

How to Handle Bullies,
Teasers, and Other Meanies
Provides information on what makes bullies and teasers tick, how to handle bullies, how to deal with prejudice, and how to defend ones self when being teased or insulted.
Cohen-Posey, Kate
J  646.70083  COH

The Goats Stripped and marooned on a small island by their fellow campers, a boy and a girl form an uneasy bond that grows into a deep friendship when they decide to run away and disappear without a trace.
Cole, Brock
J  Fic  COL

Trouble in the Barker's Class When a new girl in the Barkers' class, Carole Anne, acts like a bully, the students try talking to her and ignoring her until Morgie finally discovers what is wrong and finds a way to fix it.
De Paola, Tomie

The Hundred Dresses In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.
Estes, Eleanor
J  Fic  EST

Misfits Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names.
Howe, James
J  Fic  HOW

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.
Howe, James

Dealing with Bullying Describes what is meant by bullying; then goes on to explain why bullies act as they do, how to deal with them, and how to stop being one
Johnston, Marianne
J  303.69  JOH

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.
Kasza, Keiko

The Girls Each of the girls in a middle-school clique reveals the strong, manipulative hold one of the group exerts on the others, and the hurt and self-doubt that it causes them.
Koss, Amy Golman
J  Fic  KOS

Here Today In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.
Martin, Ann
J  Fic  MAR

Nobody Knew What to Do When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must do something.
McCain, Becky Ray

Indigo's Star Spurred on by his youngest sister, Rose, twelve-year-old Indigo sticks up for himself and an American boy who has replaced him as the primary target of the school bullies.
McKay, Hilary
J  Fic  MAC

A Crazy Mixed-Up
Spanglish Day /
Un día loco de palabras mezcladas
In Northern California, Maritza Gabriela Morales Mercado struggles to deal with the third grade bully, to control her temper, and to remember to speak Spanish at home and English at school.
Montes, Marisa
J  Fic  MON
SJ  Fic  MON

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.
O'Neill, Alexis

Myrtle With the help of her favorite Aunt Tizzy, Myrtle learns to overcome her fear of the mean next-door neighbor.
Pearson, Tracey Campbell

Dear God, Help!!! Love, Earl Tired of being pushed around by the class bully, Earl and two friends devise the perfect revenge.
Park, Barbara
J  Fic  PAR

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain A serious yet humorous guide to dealing with bullies.
Romain, Trevor
J  303.34  ROM

Monster Mama Patrick Edward's fierce monster mother helps him deal with some obnoxious bullies
Rosenberg, Liz

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.
Shreve, Susan Richards
J  Fic  SHR

Crash Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family.
Spinelli, Jerry
J  Fic  SPI

How I Survived the Fifth Grade Elliot doubts that he will survive the fifth grade, because the obnoxious class bully has selected him as his own special victim.
Stine, Megan
J  Fic  STI

Stop Picking on Me:
A First Look at Bullying
This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying in reassuringly simple term. The fears, worries, and questions surrounding this upsetting experience are made accessible to young children.
Thomas, Pat
J  303.69  THO

Shredderman: Secret Identity Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!
Van Draanen, Wendelin
J  Fic  VAN

A Bubble-Gum Radar When the Franks hurt, bother, tease, trip, trick, act up, bully, and joke their way through the school day, they push away all of their classmates. This is no laughing matter, especially when Mrs. Jenkins announces square-dance practice time.
Wells, Rosemary

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