Nonfiction books on bullying are located in JE, J and Y155.4. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Picture Books (JE)

Aston Not So Tall for Six    (Kylie Bell comes from a long line of not-so-tall people, but the family motto--"Brave and smart and big at heart"-- helps her to treat the class bully with kindness.)
Bateman The Bully Blockers Club    (When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome.)
Carlson Henry and the Bully    (When a new 2nd grader begins bullying Henry and other first graders, Henry stumbles onto a secret that might save them.)
Caseley Bully    (Mickey has trouble with Mack, a bully at school, until he decides to try being nice to Mack and making him a friend.)
Cuyler Bullies Never Win    (Young Jessica worries about Brenda the bully until she discovers a new way to deal with her.)
Davies Ben Rides On    (Adrian Underbite takes Ben's new bicycle and later Ben has to decide if he should help when Adrian is in trouble.)
De Kinder Red    (A girl must make a difficult choice between her fear of the bully on the playground and her sympathy for her classmate.)
Durant Big Bad Bunny    (He bullies everyone until an encounter with Wise Old Bunny turns him into the nicest guy around.)
Emberley Ed Emberley's Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!    (Bullybug prepares to attack some itty-bitty baby bugs but a rescuer arrives on the scene.)
Forler Bird Child    (Eliza's mother gave her "wings to fly" above the bullying which enables her to help others against bullies.)
Hartman The Three Billy Goats' Stuff!    (Goat is surprised by the bully Troll but Troll is surprised by Goat's big brothers.)
Kaszka The Rat and the Tiger    (Tiger takes advantage because of his size until Rat stands up for his rights.)
Lovell Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon    (When bullied, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.)
O'Neill The Recess Queen    (Mean Jean is the biggest bully until a new girl challenges her.)
Roberts The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade    (Sally is very little and nobody notices her until she speaks out about the unkindness she sees all around her.)
Sauer Ginny Louise and the School Showdown    (Ginny Louise stands up to bullies at school and wins them over.)
Smith The Bubble Gum Kid    (Billy Bob Glum learns to blow bubbles to outwit the school bully.)
Wells Felix Stands Tall    (Felix has to learn how to pull himself together and face down bullies.)

Children’s Fiction (J)

Clements Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Dadey King of the Kooties
DeFelice Fort    (Two boys who build an awesome fort tangle with two older bullies.)
Eyre The Mean Girl Meltdown    (Sylvie joins the new junior hockey team but tries to find out who is pulling pranks on her.)
Ludwig My Secret Bully    (A girl confides to her mother that her best friend is treating her badly, and together they figure out what to do about it.)
Proimos Cowboy Boy
Roy Max Quigley: Technically Not a Bully    (After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.)
Standiford The Only Girl in School    (Claire becomes the only girl in her small island school and boys she has been friends with become resentful, bullying strangers.)
Tacang Bully-be-gone
Draanen Secret Identity
Warner Super Emma
Weeks Save Me a Seat    (Ravi, new to the U.S. and Joe with learning problems are brought together with a common enemy. )

Children’s Illustrated Fiction (J Illus.)

Ludwig Confessions of a Former Bully    (Katie's punishment for bullying classmates includes making up for the hurt she has caused.)
Illus Polacco Bully    (Sixth-grade friends Lyla and Jamie, both new to their school, stand up for each other when bullied by a clique of popular girls. )

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Fifty Cent Playground    (After beating up Maurice on the playground, Butterball is forced to see the school therapist.)
Butler The Truth about Truman School
Hahn Where I Belong    (A foster child who doesn't get along with his foster mother, is failing in school, and is bullied by classmates until he meets others who can help him.)
Holt Rhyme Schemer    (Novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied.)
Howe The Misfits
Kelly Blackbird Fly    (Apple, a Filipino-American bullied in her small southern town, likes Beatles music and decides to learn to play the guitar.)
Korman Schooled
Koss The Girls
Maddox On the Line
Preller The Fall    (Sam explores whether he was a friend or bully to a classmate who committed suicide. )
Wolk Wolf Hollow: A Novel    (Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right when a violent bully targets people she cares about.)

Parent/Teacher Collection

PT J649 Fried Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield
PT J649.64 GR When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully - and Enjoy Being a Parent Again

Last Updated: 6/16

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