Children's Books About Bullying

Culled from seven sources

These children's books about bullying were recommended on more than one highly regarded list.

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  Books About Bullying
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Appearing on 4 bibliotherapy lists

  • Arthur's April Fool by Marc Brown
  • Blubber by Judy Blume
  • Dealing with Bullying by Marianne Johnston
  • Nobody Knew What To Do by Becky R. McCain
  • Stop Picking On Me by Pat Thomas
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan Berenstain
  • Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me? A Guide to Understanding Bullies for Young People by Terrence Webster-Doyle

Appearing on 3 children's books about bullying lists

  • Amelia Takes Command by Marisa Moss
  • Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain
  • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  • Cockroach Cooties by Laurence Yep
  • Mean, Mean Maureen Green by Judy Cox
  • Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe
  • Talking About Bullying by Jillian Powell
  • Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  • The Hundred Dresses by E. Estes
  • The Rat and the Tiger by Keiko Kasza

Appearing on 2 bibliotherapy lists

  • Baseball Ballerina Strikes Out by Kathryn Cristaldi McKeon
  • Bootsie Barker Ballerina by Barbara Bottner
  • Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner
  • Bully by Judith Caseley
  • Crash by Jerry Spinelli
  • Don't Pick on Me: How to Handle Bullying by Rosemary Stones
  • Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule and Verbal Bullying by Judy Freedman
  • Hangman by Julia Jarman
  • How Do I Feel About Bullies and Gangs? by Julie Johnson
  • How To Be Cool in Third Grade by Betsy Duffey
  • How To Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies: A Book That Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense by Kate Cohen-Posey
  • Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner
  • Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements
  • Martha Walks the Dog by Susan Meddaugh
  • Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me? by Louis Sachar
  • Men Of Stone by Gayle Friesen
  • Mom, They're Teasing Me by Michael Thompson
  • Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
  • Nothing Wrong With A Three-Legged Dog by Graham McNamee
  • Painted Words/Spoken Memories by Aliki
  • Secret Friends by Elizabeth Laird
  • Shredderman: Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Stick Up For Yourself by Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael
  • The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  • The Field of the Dogs by Katherine Peterson
  • The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm
  • When Kids Drive Kids Crazy: How to Get Along With Your Friends and Enemies by Eda LeShan
  • Whitewash by Ntozake Shange
  • Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne
  • Wings by Christopher A. Myers

Children's Books About Bullying Special Mentions

'Now then, little boy. What do you mean by bullying that little girl? Don't you know it's very cruel?' from Mr. Punch with the Children, illus. unknown. (Tint added)

Bullying bibliotherapy

(If your child is suffering a poor self image related to bullying, you'll also want to check out our self-esteem booklist.)

The list above was drawn from the following sources:

The Bibliotherapy Education Project
    Oregon State University

Sensitive Issues: Bullying
    Seattle (Washington) Public Library

Stop Bullying! A Booklist for Children and Young People
    Birmingham (United Kingdom) Libraries

    Hamilton (Ontario, Canada) Public Library

Bullying: Resource List
    C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Braving Bullies
    The Children's Library of Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Say No To Bullying
    Elmhurst (IL) Public Library

You'll find more booklists on our bibliotherapy page.

Search results for children's books about bullying at Amazon.

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