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Bullying: Resource List

Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • A Book About Being Bullied; by Joy Berry; Scholastic, 2005
  • Benny Gets a Bully Ache; by Jane Bomberge; Freedom Pub Co, 1997
  • Bootsie Barker Bites; by Barbara Bottner; Putnam Juvenile, 1997
  • Bye-Bye, Bully!: A Kid's Guide For Dealing With Bullies; by J.S. Jackson; illustrated by R.W. Alley: Abbey Press, 2003
  • Chrysanthemum; by Kevin Henkes; Greenwillow Books, 1991
  • Dealing With Bullies; by Pam Scheunemann: Abdo Pub., 2004
  • Dealing With Bullying; by Marianne Johnston Hazelden, 1998
  • Just a Bully; by Gina Mayer; Golden Books, 1999
  • Long Walk To School: A Story About Bullying; by Cindy Leaney; illustrated by Peter Wilks; Rourke Pub., 2004
  • Nobody Knew What To Do: A Story About Bullying; by Becky McCain; Albert Whitman & Company, 2001
  • Rat and the Tiger; by Keiko Kasza; Econo Clad Books, 1999
  • Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-Downs; by Karen Burnett; GR Publishing, 1999
  • Stop Bullying Bobby!: Helping Children Cope With Teasing and Bullying;Dana Smith-Mansell; illustrations by Suzanne Riggio; New Horizon Press, 2004
  • Stop Picking On Me; by Pat Thomas; Macdonald Young, 2000
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Bully; by S. and J. Berenstein; Random House, 1993

Ages 6 to 10

  • Arthur's April Fool; by Marc Brown; Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal With Bullies; by Catherine DePino and Bonnie Matthews; Magination Press, 2004
  • Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain; by Trevor Romain; Free Spirit Publ, 1997
  • Bullying; by Bruce Sanders: Stargazer Books, 2006
  • Bullying: How To Deal With Taunting, Teasing, And Tormenting; by Kathleen Winkler: Enslow Publishers, 2005
  • Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesday; by Adolph Moser; Landmark Editions, 1991
  • Don't Sit on My Lunch!; by Abby Klein and John McKinley; New York Blue Sky Press, 2005
  • Finding the Greenstone; by A. Walker; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991
  • How to Lose All Your Friends; by Nancy Carlson; Viking
  • Talking About Bullying; by Jullian Powell; Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1999
  • Why Do People Bully?; by Adam Hibbert; Raintree, 2005

Ages 9 to 12

  • Blubber; by Judy Blume; Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Bullies are a Pain in the Brain; by Trevor Romain; Free Spirit Pub, 1997
  • Crash; by Jerry Spinelli; Knopf, 1999
  • Freak the Mighty; by Rodman Pilbrick; Scholastic, 2001
  • 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; Rainbow Books, Inc, 1995
  • Peace on the Playground: Nonviolent Ways of Problem-Solving; by Eileen Lucas; Watts, 1991
  • Simon's Hook: A Story About Teases and Put-Downs; by Karen Burnett; GR Publishing, 2000
  • Stick Up For Yourself; by Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael; Free Spirit Publishing, 1998
  • The Araboolies of Liberty Street; by Sam Swope; Sunburst, 2001
  • The Bully Buster Book; by John William Yee; Outgoing Press, 1997
  • The Hundred Dresses; by E. Estes; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994
  • When Kids Drive Kids Crazy: How to Get Along With Your Friends and Enemies; by Eda LeShan; Dial Books for Young Readers, 1990
  • Why is Everybody Always Picking On Me?: A Guide to Understanding Bullies For Young People; by Terrence Webster-Doyle, Rod Cameron (illustrator); Atrium Society, 1991

Young Adult

  • The Chocolate War; by Robert Cormier; Laurel Leaf, 1999
  • Ironman; by Chris Crutcher; Greenwillow, Laurel Leaf, 1996
  • Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along; by Naomi Drew; Free Spirit Publ, 2004

Books for Adults

  • The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking and Curbing School Aggression; available from US Dept of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
  • And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence; by James Garbarino; Free Press, 2002
  • Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Survive the Schoolyard Battlefield; by Suellen Fried; M Evans & Co, 1998
  • Bullying: Practical and Easy-to-Follow Advice; by Jenny Alexander; Penguin USA, 1998
  • Bully Busting: How To Help Children Deal With Teasing and Bullying; by Evelyn M. Field; Finch Publishing, 1999
  • Bully Proofing Your Child; by Carla Garrity, Mitchell Baris, and William Porter; Sopris West, 1999
  • Easing the Teasing: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Deal with Name-Calling, Ridicule and Verbal Bullying; by Judy Freedman; Contemporary Books, 2002
  • Mom, They're Teasing me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems; by Michael Thompson; Ballantine Books, 2002
  • "Words Will Never Hurt Me": Helping Kids Handle Teasing, Bullying and Putdowns; by Sally Ogden: Elton-Wolf, 2001

Other Resources

Department of Health and Human Services
Online bullying courses and information

National Resource Center for Safe Schools (NRCSS)
101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204
1-800-268-2275 or (503) 275-0131
(503) 275-0444

There is a comprehensive program for schools that addresses bully/victim problems. "Bully Proofing Your School" is available in both elementary and middle school versions from Sopris West at:

Sopris West
4093 Specialty Place
Longmont, Colorado 80504


Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by McKesson Provider Technologies.
Last modified: 2006-11-09
Last reviewed: 2006-08-28
This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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