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Books about Bullying at the Curriculum Center
What Happens Next by
Call Number: JFIC Hughes What
What Happens Next is a raw, realistic story told by an unnamed protagonist who feels different from everybody else, like she doesn't quite fit in. Bullied by a girl at school, our narrator gives a terse script of the related facts and emotions. At school the next day, the narrator confronts the bully by spinning her "weirdo" obsession with science into an opportunity to find common ground, and maybe help the bully see the world in a new way.
The Bully by
Call Number: PBK FIC Langan
Darrell Mercer, a 9th grader at Bluford, is at the center of this story. Darrell and his mother move to the Bluford area in the middle of the school year. Physically smaller than his peers, Darrell quickly becomes a target for Tyray Hobbs, the freshman class bully.
Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder by
Call Number: PBK FIC Nesbo
New friends Nilly and Lisa help eccentric professor Doctor Proctor to develop his latest invention, a powder that makes one fart, making them very popular at school, but someone is planning to steal the industrial-strength formula for evil purposes.
Bully B. E. A. N. S by
Call Number: PBK JFIC COO
This a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying. This book can help children and adults understand why bullying happens and what they can do to stop it.
Nobody Knew What to Do by
Call Number: Ee.2 ZB Grade2 2012 Snow Theme3 McCain
When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must do something.
My Secret Bully by
Call Number: Ee.2 ZB Grade3 2012 Snow Theme3 Ludwig
A girl confides to her mother that her best friend is treating her badly, and together they figure out what to do about it. Includes a note to parents and teachers, as well as related resources.
Call Number: JFIC Henkes Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.
Call Number: JFIC Seeger Bully
A little bull discovers that he has been a big bully.
Books about Bullying cont.
Call Number: JFIC Polacco
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.
Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school. Then she makes the cheerleading squad, and suddenly the most popular clique of girls in her grade invites her to join them. Before she knows it, she's left Jamie behind. It's one thing to be popular and to belong to the group everyone else wishes they belonged to, but Lyla knows bullying when she sees it--and when she witnesses her new "friends" viciously teasing Jamie and other kids on Facebook, Lyla decides she wants nothing to do with them. The only problem is, no one dumps these girls--and now they're out for revenge.
Lucy and the Bully by
Call Number: JFIC Alexander
When a mean classmate in preschool wrecks Lucy's artwork, she discovers that they can be friends once he stops being jealous of her.
The Recess Queen by
Call Number: JFIC O'Neill Recess
Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.
A Bully-Free School by
Call Number: 371.58 Hall
A Bully-Free School follows a group of young characters from Niceville Elementary School who bully each other. Young readers will learn about verbal and social bullying as well as cyberbullying.
Call Number: Ee.2 ZB Grade2 2012 Snow Theme3 Caseley
Mickey has trouble with Mack, a bully at school, until he decides to try being nice to Mack and making him a friend.
The Hundred Dresses by
Call Number: FIC EST
Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn't and bullies her mercilessly. In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.
Call Number: FIC Cohen
High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.
The Chocolate War by
Call Number: FIC Cormier
A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.