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Bullies


Books about how to deal with bullies, how to avoid becoming one, and how to help protect others from them.






Cool Beans Music
CD JZM COLL AAB C25

Cristaldi, Kathryn
JER CRIST

With the help of her coach, a young girl teaches two bullies a lesson and leads her team to victory in the playoffs.
McLelland, Michael J.
JE MCLEL

Tired of being bullied, a boy vows to get revenge, but when the opportunity presents itself, he decides to be kind instead.
Shapiro, Lawrence E.
J371.58 SHAPI

This book is intended not only to help the victims of bullying, but also the children who act like bullies and the children who are bystanders. Bullying is a serious problem, but research shows that the more children are aware of the hurtful effects of bullying, the less it will be tolerated.
various performers
CD JZM COLL BB B14

The first CD from the Best Foot Forward series features fifteen tracks centered on bullying, including how to deal with it, as well as the fact that everyone is special to someone.
Forler, Nan
JE FORLE

Eliza's 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 paint beautiful pictures, Eliza wants to help, and she does, by finding a way to show Lainey all that she can be. Then in the schoolyard, Eliza stands up to the bullies. One by one, the other children add their voices, and soon the bullies have skulked away.
Cuyler, Margery
DVD JE BULLI

Jessica's back and worried as ever. But in Mr. Martin's class she has her biggest worry, Brenda Baily. Brenda is a bully and won't leave Jessica alone. She teases Jessica about her homework and her skinny legs. It worries her so much, she can't even sleep. Can Jessica stand up to Brenda?
Polacco, Patricia
J POLAC

Sixth-grade friends Lyla and Jamie, both new to their school, stand up for each other when a clique of popular girls bullies them online.
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
JE SEEGE

Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught: Chicken! Slow poke! You stink! Laura Vaccaro Seeger's bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.
Fry, Michael
J FRY

When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol.
Gale, Eric Kahn
J GALE

What is The Bully Book? Part mystery, part tragedy, part comedy. When the author was eleven, he was bullied. This book is loosely based on incidents that happened to him in sixth grade.
Newman, Dawn Alyce
J371.58 NEWMA (PTC)

The Bully Busters' approach, which is especially useful for working with upper elementary and middle school students, emphasizes both control and prevention. It helps teachers increase their awareness, knowledge base, and intervention skills to attack the root causes of bullying behavior and to deal with the problem confidently.
Horne, Arthur M.
J371.58 HORNE (PTC)

Horne, Bartolomucci, and Newman-Carlson are trained counseling psychologists and the authors of a previous text, (2000), for those who work with middle school students. In response to requests from staff at a number of elementary schools, they've adapted the information and activities from the first text into a manual designed specifically for grades K-5. The elementary-level text also includes new material on emotional intelligence and on aspects of the developmental assets program developed by the Search Institute.
Sanders, Bruce
J302.34 SANDE

Asks and answers questions related to bullying, where and why it happens, and what you can do to stop it.
Mortensen, Lori
J COMICS GRAPHICS MY-FIR

Gavin hates riding the bus. Max, the bus bully, is always picking on him. But when Max is gone for a few days, Gavin starts to worry. Does Gavin actually miss the bus bully?
Penn, Audrey
JE PENN

When Chester tells his mother about the school bully, she asks him to gather his friends to hear a story about getting along with people who are prickly.
Ludwig, Trudy
J LUDWI

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.
Cole, Henry
JE COLE

Eddie enjoys being mean and bullying his fellow students until a new girl arrives and shows him how good it can feel to be nice.
Murphy, Stuart J.
JE MURPH

Max makes fun of Freda's shoes, but Freda soon learns how to cope with his bullying.
Agassi, Martine
J371.78 AGASS

Demonstrates that "hands are not for hitting" by suggesting many positive uses for them, such as saying hello, playing, creating, and helping.
Lai, Thanhha
J LAI

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
Britt, Fanny
J COMICS GRAPHICS JANE

Helene is an outcast in her grade. Her only consolation is reading Jane Eyre. Even seeing a lovely fox doesn't make her feel better, but maybe a new friendship will.
Kroll, Steven
JE KROLL

To get what they want, the larger jungle animals bully the smaller ones until Mama Monkey shows them all the benefits of sharing.
Ludwig, Trudy
JE LUDWI

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.
Dewdney, Anna
JE DEWDN

Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.
Sarah, Duchess of York
JE SARAH

Matthew learns how to deal with the bullies at his school the proper way--by asking his parents and teacher for help. Includes note to parents.
Roy, James
J ROY

After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.
Ury, William L., editor.
J303.6 MUST (PTC)

With intelligence and sensitivity, Ury describes a brilliant program for personal and community empowerment called The Third Side. The Third Side is a proven model for ending conflict that shows how to mobilize communities to stop and, in some cases, prevent individual and group violence.
Leonardo and the Makin' Waves Band
CD JZM LEON NMB L05

B true 2 your school (1:50) -- That's a bully (1:46) -- Makin' waves (2:38) -- Tell somebody (3:41) -- Take a stand, lend a hand (2:25) -- No more bullies (2:53) -- Ready for success (2:30) -- Trouble (2:03) -- Nothin' gonna bring me down (2:15) -- Don't send it (3:25).
Manushkin, Fran
JER MANUS

The class bully loves to tease Katie Woo until she decides to ignore him.
McCain, Becky R.
JE MCCAI

When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must do something.
Hartt-Sussman, Heather
JE HARTT

Standing by silently in fear while her friend is routinely bullied, Noni realizes that doing nothing is making her feel worse and gathers the courage to take matters into her own hands.
Otoshi, Kathryn
JE OTOSH

A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count.
Hayes, Geoffrey
JE HAYES

When Patrick Bear meets a bully on the way to the store, pretending to be a dragon helps him deal with the situation.
Lachtman, Ofelia Dumas
S JE LACHT

After a mean-spirited girl bullies her for three days in a row, Pepita no longer wants to go to her new school. (Bilingual)
Howe, James
JER HOWE

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

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.
Bowles, Paula
JE BOWLE

A bullying chicken who keeps all the sunflower seeds to herself and builds a fort to keep the other barnyard animals away soon realizes that being scary is lonely.
Broza, Jamie
CD JZM COLL SES B25

his album of children's music features many contrasting styles and teaches our kids lessons of empathy, caring, and understanding, with songs chosen for their ability to engage, educate, entertain, and encourage children to think about both their own feelings and those of others.
Lovell, Patty
JE LOVEL

Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.
Lears, Laurie
JE LEARS

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.
Pritchard, Michael
DVD J371.58 STEPP, DISC 1

Uses puppets to teach kids about bullying and provides solutions to bullying.
Thomas, Pat
J302.34 THOMA

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.
Bateman, Teresa
JE BATEM

When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome.
Bracken, Beth
JE BRACK

When Fred makes fun of Billy at school, Billy has to learn how to deal with his friend's bullying.
Beane, Allan L.
J371.1024 BEANE (PTC)

The New Bully Free Classroom makes it easier than ever to stop and prevent bullying. With this book, educators can help build a sense of belonging in all students and create a peaceful, caring classroom.
Aubrey, Annette
JE AUBRE

Rhyming text explores the issue of bullying.
O'Neill, Alexis
JE ONEIL

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
JE PENDZ

This winning combination of adventure and information provides the perfect starting point for discussions about bullying. The Tale of Sir Dragon: Dealing with Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) offers a constructive approach to an important subject.
De Paola, Tomie
JE DEPAO

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.
Palacio, R. J.
J PALAC

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.