Bullying Books for Children, Part 2

Angel Child, Dragon Child1989 by Michelle Surat. Scholastic
In this classic tale, Ut, a Vietnamese child trying to adjust to life in the USA, has trouble with children at school because she is different.

Ant Bully 1999 by John Nickle.
ScholasticShifting perspectives to accentuate height, creating giants out of children and mountains out of ant hills; these shifts help convey Lucas’s own changing attitudes.

The Big Bully (1991) by Lizi Boyd.   Puffin Books
Bailey the bully is accustomed to getting his own way. A new boy named Max moves into town and begins to upset the balance of power.

Bootsie Barker Bites (1992) Putnam, 1992 by Barbara Bottner. Putnam.
A little girl finds her life made miserable by the torments devised by the nasty, mischievous Bootsie Barker, until the terrible Bootsie receives her just punishment.

Bully Trouble (Step into Reading, Step 2) 1989. By Joanna Cole. RandomBothered by a bully named Eddie who takes their treats, Arlo and Robbie show him that disagreements can be settled peaceably when we have self-confidence.

Crow Boy 1976. By Taro Yashima
In this classic tale, Chibi is taunted by the others only because he is different. What responsibilities do other students have when one student is excluded? What is the teacher’s role? Story is set in Japan and shows how Chibi has an extraordinary understanding of nature – using all of his 5 senses.

Emily Breaks Free  2000.  by Linda Talley
A complex issue told using canine characters. Set against Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, this story presents the both the attraction of and repulsion from the bullying character and the importance of making wrongs right again.

Fighting Words 1992. By Eve Merriam. William Morrow
When best friends Dale and Leda decide they really hate each other, they roll up their sleeves and engage in a whimsical battle of fighting words.

Hooway for Wodney Wat1999. By Helen Lester, Houghton Mifflin
A timid rat who can’t pronounce his r’s is a role model for any child who has been bullied or teased and outwits his tormentor with a very light touch. He will encourage children to have the spirit to stand up for themselves.

The Meanest Thing To Say (A Little Bill Book) 1997. By Bill Cosby, Scholastic, 1997
To win the game Little Bill must say mean things. Is there a choice? Can he say nice things and win the game?

Mr. Lincoln’s Way 2001. By Patricia Polacco, Philomel Books
Mr. Lincoln is the principal and everyone loves him . . . except for “Mean Gene” who hates everyone who’s different. He’s a bully. Can the principal find a way to get through to “Mean Gene” and show him that the differences between people are what make them special?

No Fair to Tigers/ No Es Justo Para Los Tigres (2002) by Eric Hoffman.
Mandy, a girl with a disability, and her stuffed tiger shows how they ask for fair treatment and solutions to the problems they encounter.

One  2008. By Kathryn Otoshi.  KO Kids Books
This deceptively simple color and counting book uses round splashes of color as persona’s.  It offers a clever way for the very young to think about finding solutions to teasing and bullying.

Pinky and Rex and the Bully (Ready to Read Level 3) 1996. By James Howe, Alladin
Pinky, a boy, must deal with a bully who calls him names and creates a situation where Pinky must develop more confidence in himself.

Rebel (1994) by Baillie, Allan, Ticknor & Fields
A story set in Rangoon, Burma, when a small village is bullied by a general and his troops until a symbolic gesture of defiance by a child and a resulting show of unity of all the people stops the action.

The Recess Queen 2002. By Alexis O’Neill. Scholastic
Mean Jean meets little Katie Sue, a new girl, who is oblivious to the fact that Jean is a bully, and just asks her to jump rope with her. The atmosphere on the playground changes for everyone.

Secret of the Peaceful Warrior: A story of courage and Love 1991. By Dan Millman.
In a new neighborhood Danny is confronted by a frightening bully. In a dream, Danny meets an old man with shining white hair – a man who will soon appear in real life and share a wonderful secret.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon 2001. By P. Lovell, Putnam
Molly Lou Melon, a girl who doesn’t let anything – or anyone – shake her belief in herself even when she encounters the school bully, Ronald Durkin.

Stop Picking on Me: A First Look At Series. 2001. By Pat Thomas, Barrons, 2001
Explores the difficult issue of bullying among children and helps them accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

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