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Amelia's Bully Survival Guide. Marissa Moss, $7.99 (ages 7-10)

Amelia was sure grade five would be the best year ever. Until she met Hilary, the class bully. But Amelia isn't going to let a bully get her down.


The Artist and Me. Shane Peacock, illustrated by Sophie Casson, $18.95

Vincent van Gogh is now known as an acclaimed, incomparable Post-impressionist painter. But when he lived in Arles, France, in the 1880s, he was mocked for being different. Back then, van Gogh was an eccentric man with wild red hair who used clashing hues to paint unusual-looking people and strange starry skies. Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art. But he kept painting.

Inspired by these events, The Artist and Me is the fictional confession of one of van Gogh’s bullies — a young boy who adopted the popular attitude of adults around him. It’s not until the boy faces his victim alone that he realizes there is more than one way to see the world. The lyrical text carries the emotional weight of the subject and will leave readers with the understanding that everyone’s point of view is valuable.


Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies. Catherine DePino, $10.95 (Grades 4-7)

Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help him come up with a plan to send Gus on his way, he knows he can do it. The next time Gus tries to bully "Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet," he is in for a big surprise!

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Browser the Mouse and His Internet Adventure. Barbara Trolley, Constance Hanel & Linda Shields, $24.95 (Grades K-5)

Browser learns about cyberbullying and making a safety plan. Includes an audio CD of songs that reinforce the book’s message concerning personal safety on the Internet.


Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived — How You Can Too. Jodee Blanco, $20.95

Have you ever felt alone, as if no one understands what you're going through, and that no matter how hard you try, you're scared things may never get better? Do you wish your classmates would give you a break? I felt that way often in school. I was bullied and excluded for the same reason maybe you or someone you know has been — simply for being different. There were days when all I wanted was to stay in my room. Back then, I would have given almost anything to meet the kids you're going to meet here.

Autumn dreaded recess. Joshua was afraid to trust anyone at home or at school. Taylor had lots of friends until her BFF turned them all against her. Gabe's online gaming world was turned upside down when other players started humiliating him. A teacher was bullying Brianna. Eric's Asperger's made him the butt of cruel jokes. The cool crowd beat up Tiffany and videotaped it for YouTube. Zach got punched and stomped on because of his weight. Trinity felt invisible. Aamina was harassed because of her family's religious beliefs. Riley had to live with the soul-crushing weight of mental illness as well as the other students who jeered at her plight. These are some of the brave teens who will be talking to you in this book. They found the courage to stand up to their bullies and reclaim their lives, and you'll hear exactly how they did it. You're not alone anymore.


Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain DVD. Trevor Romain, $44.95 Grades 2-8, 25 minutes

Strategies for helping bullies, targets and bystanders and the secrets for becoming bully-proof!

Also available: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (book). Trevor Romain, $9.95 Grades 4-9

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Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends. J. Alexander, $9.99 (grades 5-7)

Learn how to bully-proof yourself and build your defenses — so the bullies won't get to you.


Bully. Patricia Polacco, $19.00 (ages 7- 12)

Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day at her new school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge. 

Patricia Polacco has taken up the cause against bullies, and her passion shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.


Bully B.E.A.N.S. Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.50

Bully B.E.A.N.S. is a fun story that teaches people of all ages to become proactive when it comes to bullying.

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The Bully Blockers Club. Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic, $8.99

Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes. But her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her. She notices other kids are being bullied by Grant, too so she gathers everyone together and they form a club — The Bully Blockers Club. Now when Grant tries to bully someone, the other kids speak up.


Bully: a Lift-the-Flap Book. Illustrated by Naomi Tipping, $15.50

This book will help you learn about all sorts of bullying — physical, emotional, cyber-space and more. More importantly it will help you learn all sorts of ways to taking care of yourself and for dealing with bullies.


Bully on the Bus: the Decision is Yours. Carl Bosch, $8.95 (Grades 2-6)

Jack is being teased by the fifth-grade bully on the school bus. Readers help Jack decide whether to ignore him, ask an adult for help, or fight back.

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Bully 101. Doretta Groenendyk, $18.95

BULLY 101 is an irreverent look at a familiar and ongoing issue. It explores both the temptations of bullying and the remarkable possibility of kindness. It is an excellent conversation starter for both families and schools, or anyone who hopes for peace. The illustrations are funky. The text rhymes and twists. Geared towards primary-grade 7, BULLY 101 identifies ways in bullying occurs, the feelings that result, and the simple notion that anyone can chose kindness instead. The book does not answer all questions surrounding bullying; it does not preach either. Rather, it will begin conversations on why we bully, or watch it happen and it presents the idea that everyone has the choice to not participate in it.


Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain, Revised Edition. Trevor Romain, illustrated by Steve Mark, $12.95

No one wants to be picked on, pushed around, threatened, or teased. With practical suggestions and humor, kids will learn to stop bullying in its tracks. This updated classic reassures kids that it’s not their fault if they are bullied and describes realistic ways to become “Bully-Proof.” It shows how bystanders can stand up for others and how to get help in dangerous situations. Even kids who bully will find ideas they can use to get along with others and feel good about themselves — without making other people miserable.


Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written By Teen Victims, Bullies and Bystanders. Edited by Stephanie Meyer, John Meyer, & Heather Alexander, $17.50

BULLYING UNDER ATTACK is an eye-opening anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers from all three players in the bullying cycle: victims, bullies and bystanders.

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The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann & Julia Taylor, $22.95

Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to fear for your safety. If you have experienced bullying at school, or even cyberbullying while online, you aren’t alone. The effects of both can be tremendous for a young person who is already dealing with major stresses like getting good grades and transitioning into adulthood.

THE BULLYING WORKBOOK FOR TEENS incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies; manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression; and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings. With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control or if you are feeling suicidal. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you can combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Whether you are a straight A student, a cheerleader, a member of the LGBT community, or encompass all of these things, you should know that bullying can happen to anyone. But there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all. This is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counseling professionals.


Bye-Bye Bully! J.S. Jackson, $10.95 (Grades 3-5)

A kid's guide for dealing with bullies.


BYSTANDER: a Bystander? Or the Bully’s Next Target? James Preller, $8.99 (novel, ages 12+)

Eric is the new kid in seventh grade. Griffin wants to be his friend. When you’re new in town, it’s hard to know who to hang out with — and who to avoid. Griffin seems cool, confident, and popular. But something isn’t right about Griffin. He always seems to be in the middle of bad things. And if Griffin doesn't like you, you’d better watch your back. There might be a target on it.

Eric wants to break away, do the right thing. But in one shocking moment, he goes from being a bystander... to the bully’s next victim.

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Bystander Power. Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein & Elizabeth Verdick, $9.95

Who has the most power to stop and prevent bullying? Teachers? Parents? Principals?

No. When it comes to changing bullying behavior, nobody has more power than bystanders — all the people who see bullying or know about it. When bystanders choose to step up and speak out, they become UPstanders — standing up and making their voices heard.


Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully. Audrey Penn, illustrated by Barbara Gibson, $14.95

Chester Raccoon learns how to turn a bully into a friend.


Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney DVD. Trevor Romain, $43.95 Grades 2-8, 25 minutes

Being one of the cool kids may not always be what it seems. This animated and live-action DVD helps students to identify cliques, build self confidence and the importance of staying true to ourselves.

Also: Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney. Trevor Romain, $12.95 (book)


Confessions of a Former Bully. Trudy Ludwig & Beth Adams, $17.99 (ages 7-11)

Katie never thought of herself as a bully, but lately she’s come to realize that she has to make some tough decisions about her behaviour.

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Cyber Bullying. Nick Hunter, $12.95 (ages 13 and up)

This sophisticated and accessible book tackles the issue of cyber bullying by taking an in-depth look at the issue; what it means to the people involved and various ways to best deal with it. The book includes case studies that provide insight into the bullies as well as their victims; coverage of how the media, schools, families and social networking influence the issue and engaging questions that will encourage critical thinking and debate.


Cyber Dilemmas In a Jar®: Challenges for Teens. $14.99 (ages 12 & up)

Teens tackle challenges from Internet safety to cyberbullying with these thought-provoking scenarios. This go-anywhere, easy-to-use jar prompts interesting and practical discussions about a serious issue.


The Deal with It Series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and aims to promote peaceful homes, schools and communities.

Fighting: Deal with It without Coming to Blows. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95

Racism: Deal with It Before It gets Under Your Skin. Anne Marie Aikins & Steven Murray, $12.95

Gossip: Deal with It Before Word Gets Around. Catherine Rondina & Dan Workman, $12.95

Bullying: Deal with It Before Push Comes to Shove. Elaine Slavens & Brooke Kerrigan, $12.95

Arguing: Deal with It Word by Word. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95

Cliques: Deal with It Using What You Have Inside. Kat Motosune & Ben Shannon, $12.95

Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride. Steven Solomon & Nick Johnson, $12.95

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word. Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams, illustrated by A.G. Ford, $18.00

When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group of boys shout a very mean word at him. He first responds by shouting an insult, but soon discovers that fighting back with mean words doesn’t make him feel any better. With the help of kindly Father Trevor, Desmond comes to understand his conflicted feelings and see that all people deserve compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. Brought to vivid life in A. G. Ford’s energetic illustrations, this heartfelt, relatable story conveys timeless wisdom about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, while seeing the good in everyone.


Enemy Pie. Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King, $19.99

It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy!

In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning your best enemy into your best friend. Accompanied by charming illustrations, Enemy Pie serves up a sweet lesson in the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.


The Energy Bus for Kids. Jon Gordon, illustrated by Korey Scott, $20.00

A story about staying positive and overcoming challenges, using the powers of positive thinking and loving kindness.

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Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. Bonnie Burton, $14.50

Most girls have been gossiped about, ignored, teased, taunted online, or even threatened by other girls. And if you do some real soul-searching, you may realize that you too have been the “mean girl” at times. But why do girls act this way? And what can they do about it?


Henry and the Bully.  Nancy Carlson, $7.99

Henry loves playing soccer with his first-grade friends — until Sam the second-grade bully shows up! Henry has to find a way to show Sam he’s not afraid and that sometimes even an enemy can become a friend.


Hot Issues Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity and Put Downs. Sandra McLeod Humphrey, $18.98

Did you know that there are kids out there who don’t even want to get out of bed in the morning because they know what going to school means for them?

  • being teased and taunted
  • being excluded and rejected
  • being afraid that you’re going to be assaulted and possibly hurt

After reading this book, you may just possibly become a kinder, more compassionate human being, someone who treats others the way you want them to treat you. So come along and join the students at Emerson Elementary and help them make some cool choices!

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How Can I Deal with Bullying? A Book about Respect. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

What should you do if you see someone bullying another person at school? Is it better to just stay out of it? Or what should you do when your best friend says she won't play with you if you talk to someone she doesn't like? It's really tricky to handle situations like these. But if you show respect for others, it gets easier. This book offers examples of several tough problems and shows what you might do in each situation. See how a little respect can go a long way!


How to Handle a Bully.  Nancy Wilcox Richards, $5.99 (ages 6-10)

Rilla and her friends meet every day at the park to practice for the first annual fitness challenge. But can Rilla handle the playground bullies too?


How to Tame a Bully. Nancy Wilcox Richards, $5.99 (ages 6 to 10)

Lauren is looking forward to grade three — her best friend is in her class and they have the BEST teacher in the school, Ms. MacCarthur!

But then her luck changes — the biggest bully in the school is Bethany, who picks a seat right next to her. For weeks, school is no fun at all, until Lauren figures out how to tame this bully.

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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. Edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, $16.00

After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere.

It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.


Jake Drake, Bully Buster. Andrew Clements, $6.99

Jake has to use all his smarts — and his heart as well — to turn himself from Jake Drake Bully Magnet, into Jake Drake, Bully Buster.

 

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Jay McGraw’s Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies. Jay McGraw, $19.99 (ages 9-11)

This no-nonsense approach to bullying helps kids with the tools they need to take back the power in their lives. Whether it’s physical, verbal, relationship or cyber bullying, this book will help school-age kids identify ways to help themselves and others.


Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: CYBERBULLY. Farley Katz, $14.99 (novel, ages 12+)

Niko Kayler is a calculating bully. When his mom transfers to a new job, in a new town, Niko has the chance to mend his ways and start fresh. Though he tries to contain himself, Niko stumbles into the world of cyberbullying and begins to covertly torture his new classmates.Things seem to be going his way until the technology is turned against him, and Niko learns what it’s like to be on the wrong side of cyberbullying.

Also Available: Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies, and Wedgies. Farley Katz, $14.99 (novel, ages 12+)


Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies, and Wedgies. Farley Katz, $14.99 (novel, ages 12+)

Niko Kaylor, the terror of his middle school, doles out wedgies and collects money he doesn't need. When he is forced to begin keeping a journal of his activities to curb his bullying ways, he secretly turns his diary into a how-to guide for bullies. Now, against the wishes of his peers, Niko plans to conquer his middle school and teach everyone a lesson in bullying, including his teachers.

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The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others. Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy, $11.95

Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? Instead of being bystanders, the kids at Pete's new school get involved and teach him to shed his bullying ways.


King of the Playground. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, $7.99 (Preschool - Gr3)

Kevin loves playing in the playground — but when Sammy is there it isn't any fun. Sammy is a bully. How will Kevin deal with Sammy?


The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe and Get Along. Naomi Drew, $16.50 (10-15); Leader’s Guide, $24.95

From taunts and teasing to physical assault, many kids face difficult, even dangerous situations at school, at home, and in the community. How can they avoid conflict and defuse tough situations? Written by a well-known expert on conflict resolution and peacemaking, incorporating the results of a nationwide survey of kids ages 10-15, this book offers practical, realistic answers. Author Naomi Drew describes common forms of conflict, the reasons behind conflicts, and positive ways to deal with difficult circumstances. Through self-tests and exercises, young people discover whether they are conflict-solvers or conflict-makers. They learn how to stand up for themselves without getting physical, and how to deal with people who don't want to resolve conflicts in a peaceful way." Includes tips for:

  • countering bullying
  • calming down, lessening stress and tension
  • letting go of anger and resentment
  • eliminating put-downs and other hurtful language

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Leave Me Alone. Kes Gray & Lee Wildish, $9.99

A little boy struggles to stand up to a bully, until his friends show him that eight loud voices are stronger than one!


Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. Anna Dewdney, $19.00 (ages 2-5)

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him — walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?


Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: a Real Girl's Guide to Getting through the Day with Smarts and Style. Erika Shearin Karres, $13.50 (Grade 8 & up)

Cliques. Snobs. Facebook stalkers. Twitter twits. Gossip. MySpace brats. Name-calling and showing off. Let's face it — the girl world is tough!

This book is the ultimate survival guide to backstabbers and bullies both in school and online. Girl guru Dr. Erika talked to more than 1,000 teen girls just like you to help you understand what makes mean chicks tick. She features smart strategies and powerful tools. Loaded with helpful advice and true stories from girls who fought back against teasing and cyberbulling, Mean Chicks is the only book you need to feel strong, confident, and triumphant.


My Secret Bully. Trudy Ludwig, $8.99 (Grades 4-9)

A touching, inspirational story targeted for 5- to 11-year-olds, My Secret Bully instantly draws young readers into Monica's world where she is bullied by a friend and learns how to cope and thrive. Name-calling, humiliation, exclusion, and manipulation are some bullying tactics Monica's friend Katie employs. Monica learns to face her fears of betrayal and social isolation and reclaims her power from the bully with the help of a supportive adult - her mother. Included in this wonderful resource for children, parents, teachers, and counselors are helpful tips, discussion questions, and additional information.

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Name Calling. Itah Sadu, $10.95 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Written with attention to rhythm, like traditional African and Caribbean spoken word, this is an effective and compassionate look at the power of language and how words can be used to hurt or heal.


Nobody Knew What to Do: a Story about Bullying. Becky Ray McCain, $18.99 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

This story tells how one child found the courage to tell a teacher about Ray, who was being picked on and bullied by other kids in school.


Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in School. Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy, $13.50

Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s persistent bullying. At school, at soccer — nowhere feels safe! “Mom said Kyle would grow up over the summer and stop picking on me, but he didn’t grow up, he just grew.” With support from friends, classmates, and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself and his hobbies, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others. The book concludes with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about ways to stop bullying.


Noni Speaks Up. Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Geneviève Côté, $10.50 (ages 3-7)

Noni always tries to do the right thing. But she doesn't know how to help her classmate Hector, who is constantly bullied for his name, his size and his giant glasses. Noni stands by silently, afraid that the kids will turn on her if she speaks up. Yet "doing nothing" doesn't feel very good. Will Noni be brave enough to take matters into her own hands? 

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Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy. Rachel Simmons, $15.95

The national bestseller Odd Girl Out exposed a hidden culture of cruelty that had always been quietly endured by American girls. As Rachel Simmons toured the country, these girls found their voices and spoke to her about their pain. They wanted to talk-and they weren't the only ones. Mothers, teachers, counselors, young professional women, even fathers, came to Rachel with heart-wrenching personal stories that could no longer be kept secret.

Here, Rachel creates a safe place for girls to talk, rant, sound off, and find each other. The result is a collection of wonderful accounts of the inner lives of adolescent girls. Candid and disarming, creative and expressive, and always exceptionally self-aware, these poems, songs, confessions, and essays form a journal of American girlhood. They show us how deeply cruelty flows and how strongly these girls want to change. Odd Girl Out helped girls find their voices; Odd Girl Speaks Out helps them tell their stories.


OUCH! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways. Michael Genhart, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli, $13.95 (ages 5-8)

Hearing a mean or hurtful word hurts a lot. When other kids say something mean or hurtful, it is hard to know what to do. Ouch Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways explains these "ouch moments" in kid-friendly terms, offers practical strategies for what kids can do to help, and empowers kids to stand up to mean and hurtful language.

A Note to Parents and Caregivers provides more information about micro-aggressions, and strategies for talking to children about hurtful language, discrimination, and bias.


Picture Me. Lori Weber, $12.95 (novel, ages 13+)

When a well-meaning English teacher has overweight student Krista read aloud a poem about body image titled "Barbie Doll" in class, she ignites a simmering bullying event based on Krista's appearance. Krista's best friend, and witness to the event, Tessa, is suspended for fighting to defend her friend. The girl who bullies Krista seems unaffected by the incident at school and more concerned with what an older guy thinks of her. But as the three characters' paths intersect, their inner lives are revealed. Each emerges as a much more complicated individual than their simple bully, target, and witness labels.

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Pinky & Rex & the Bully. James Howe, $4.99 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Pinky's favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he's still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?


Please Stop Laughing at Me Journal: a Safe Place for Us to Talk. Jodee Blanco, $16.50

Maybe you're a kid struggling to fit in and you feel like nobody understands what you're going through. This is your first step toward finding your way back to yourself. Jodee Blanco, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME, designed this fresh and innovative journal to help you draw out of silence to a place of renewed self-understanding and acceptance. Chock-full of insightful quotes, practical activities, and meaningful questions, Jodee gives you a safe place to vent, accompanying you on a guided tour of your deepest thoughts and emotions. Sharing memories from her own painful adolescence, the author speaks as a kindred spirit, holding your hand as you begin to reclaim your hope for the future, one diary entry at a time.


PRESSURE: True Stories by Teens about Stress. Edited by Al Desetta, $14.50

Stress hits these teens from all angles: pressure at school, at home, and in their relationships. The writers in this book on teens and stress describe their stress-relief techniques, including exercise, music, writing, and more, and offer inspiring examples of perseverance. Their stories of teens and stress captivate and inspire.

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The Recess Queen. Alexis O'Neill & Laura Huliska-Beith, $18.95 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

A schoolyard bully is enlightened by the new kid in class in this lively story about the power of kindness and friendship. 


The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen. Susin Nielsen, $19.99

This deeply moving novel looks at the ultimate cost of bullying — with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed.


Runt. Nora Raleigh Baskin, $17.99 (novel)

Elizabeth helps her mom run a dog boarding kennel out of their home. She’s seen how dogs can snap, snarl, and fight to determine a pecking order. She just wasn’t expecting sixth grade to be the same way.


Ryan Respects. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye, $17.99

Ryan is fast like a cheetah, but his friend Doug is not. After they get timed in gym, Doug comes in behind everyone else. “Doug the Slug,” chants Ryan and he gets a lot of laughs. Doug is upset but Ryan doesn’t notice. What has to happen for Ryan to realize he has hurt his friend’s feelings? This new title in The Way I Act series uses a common situation to talk about respect.

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Say NO to Bullying. Louise Spilsbury & Mike Gordon, $11.50

It's time to do something about bullying! Even if you yourself are not being bullied, we all need to know how to make a stand and say NO to bullying!


Say Something. Peggy Moss, $11.95 (Grades 1-3)

How can one person make a difference? Speaking up to help someone being bullied can make all the difference in the world!


Secret of the Peaceful Warrior. Dan Millman, $21.50 (Grades 1-3)

Courage, dignity, and friendship help solve the problem of a schoolyard bully.

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Stop Picking on Me: a First Look at Bullying. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.


Straight Talk about Bullying. Jessica Pegis, $11.95 (ages 10-15+)

Bullying provides an honest and unbiased view of a prevalent issue. This book examines different forms of bullying and covers practical topics such as how to recognize bullying behavior, the role of the bystander, and empowering ways to deal with bullies. Candid first-hand accounts from different perspectives and a list of valuable resources give readers the tools to help break the cycle of this destructive epidemic.


Straight Talk about Gangs. James Bow, $11.95 (ages 10-15+)

Gangs exist in places all over the world. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding gangs, including how and why young people are lured into gangs and the consequences of gang involvement. Firsthand accounts and current statistics provide an insightful look at this issue.

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The Survival Guide to Bullying — Written By a Teen. Aija Mayrock, $11.99

The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from building confidence to asking for help from parents and teachers; from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. Along the way are inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, and "battle plans" — how to plan a safe route around school and your community. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.


Take a Stand Against Bullying: Cyber Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Physical Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Social Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Verbal Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

This compelling series of books addresses bullying from the perspective of the target, the bully, and the bystander. Case studies, statistics, and thought-provoking questions shed light on this issue and provide actionable strategies to prevent it. Grades 5 to 8.

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A Tattle-tell Tale: a Story about Getting Help. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95 (ages 5-8)

Starting on Monday and working through all the days of the week, Joseph tries to deal with a lunchroom bully. On Monday he has his brownie taken, on Tuesday he's left with only carrot sticks, on Wednesday his bully follows him into the bathroom to take his lunch, and on Thursday Joseph goes outside to eat lunch all alone. Friday is the best day. That is the day Joseph makes a trip to the principal’s office where he learns the difference between tattling and telling. At lunch, Mr. Tate catches the bully in the act and Joseph has a very good day indeed.


Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? Thomas Jacobs, $17.50

In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying and cyberharassment. This riveting, informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is and is not, recognize when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it.


To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful. Shane Koyczan, illustrated by various artists, $19.95

In February 2013, Shane Koyczan’s passionate anti-bullying poem “To This Day” electrified the world. An animated video of the lyric narrative went viral, racking up over 12 million hits to date and inspiring an international movement against bullying in schools. Shane later performed the piece to sustained applause on the stage of the 2013 annual TED Conference. Now this extraordinary work has been adapted into an equally moving and visually arresting book. Thirty international artists, as diverse as they are talented, have been inspired to create exceptional art to accompany “To This Day.” Each page is a vibrant collage of images, colors and words that will resonate powerfully with anyone who has experienced bullying themselves, whether as a victim, observer, or participant. Born of Shane’s own experiences of being bullied as a child, To This Day expresses the profound and lasting effect of bullying on an individual, while affirming the strength and inner resources that allow people to move beyond the experience. A heartfelt preface and afterword, along with resources for kids affected by bullying, make this book an invaluable centerpiece of the anti-bullying movement.

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VICIOUS: True Stories by Teens about Bullying. Edited by Hope Vanderberg, $13.50

The essays on teenage bullying in VICIOUS address every form of bullying: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber. These stories will appeal to readers because the writers’ cruelty and hurt are unmistakably real — and the writers’ stories are at times painful, often admirable, and always compelling for the resilience they reveal.


The Weird Series. Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy, $22.99 each (ages 5-9)

WEIRD! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy

DARE! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy

TOUGH! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy

The three books in the Weird series tell the story of an ongoing case of kids bullying from three third-graders’ perspectives. The books may be read separately or as a set; readers will enjoy tracking small details that carry over from one book to another. These books on bullying each conclude with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults reinforce the books’ messages and foster dialogue with children.


What Do You Know about Bullying? Pete Sanders, $9.95 (Grades 1 - 4)

An exploration of the issue of bullying, which uses real case studies and includes further reading and contact addresses. Illustrated with colour photographs, artwork and diagrams throughout

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What Does It Mean to Be Safe? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Sandra Salsbury, $19.50

Children need easy guidelines to help them understand how to protect themselves and feel secure in their environments. Rana DiOrio's newest addition to her award-winning series explores physical, emotional, social and cyber safety in unthreatening ways that spark meaningful conversation between adults and children about staying safe.


Willow Finds a Way. Lana Button & Tania Howells, $18.95 (ages 4-6)

Willow’s bossy classmate makes everyone uncomfortable. Willow needs to find a way to say “NO!” to Kristabelle, once and for all.


Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. Justin Patchin & Sameer Hinduja, $18.99

Cyberbullying among teens happens every day. Harsh words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution. In some cases, online harassment has contributed to suicide. Faced with this frightening problem, parents, educators, and teens are looking for information and advice. But few cyberbullying resources speak to teens themselves.

Written by experts in cyberbullying prevention and reviewed by teens, this book provides strategies for dealing with teenage bullying happening online — such as saving a screenshot of hostile Facebook posts as evidence — as well as for those who have taken part in bullying others. It also presents ways for teens to make their schools and their communities kinder places that are free from online cruelty. This book gives teens the tools they need to keep themselves and others safe.

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Complete Booklist

Bullying Resources for Kids & Teens

Amelia's Bully Survival Guide. Marissa Moss, $7.99 (ages 7-10)

The Artist and Me. Shane Peacock, illustrated by Sophie Casson, $18.95

Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies. Catherine DePino, $10.95 (Grades 4-7)

Browser the Mouse and His Internet Adventure. Barbara Trolley, Constance Hanel & Linda Shields, $24.95 (Grades K-5)

Bullies are a Pain in the Brain. Trevor Romain, $9.95 (Grades 4-9)

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain DVD. Trevor Romain, $44.95 (Grades 2-8, 25 minutes)

Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends. J. Alexander, $9.99 (grades 5-7)

Bully. Patricia Polacco, $19.00 (ages 7- 12)

Bully B.E.A.N.S. Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla, $13.50

The Bully Blockers Club. Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic, $8.99 (Grades 2-5)

Bully: a Lift-the-Flap Book. Illustrated by Naomi Tipping, $15.50

Bully on the Bus: the Decision is Yours. Carl Bosch, $8.95 (Grades 2-6)

Bully 101. Doretta Groenendyk, $18.95

Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain, Revised Edition. Trevor Romain, illustrated by Steve Mark, $12.95

Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written By Teen Victims, Bullies and Bystanders. Edited by Stephanie Meyer, John Meyer, & Heather Alexander, $17.50

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann & Julia Taylor, $22.95

Bye-Bye Bully! A Kid's Guide for Dealing with Bullies. J.S. Jackson, $10.95 (Grades 3-6)

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BYSTANDER: a Bystander? Or the Bully’s Next Target? James Preller, $8.99 (novel, ages 12+)

Bystander Power. Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein & Elizabeth Verdick, $9.95

Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully. Audrey Penn, illustrated by Barbara Gibson, $14.95 (Grades K-2)

Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney. Trevor Romain, $12.95 (Grades 4-9)

Cliques, Phonies & Other Baloney DVD. Trevor Romain, $43.95 (Grades 2-8, 25 minutes)

Confessions of a Former Bully. Trudy Ludwig & Beth Adams, $17.99 (Grades 2-6)

Cyber Bullying. Nick Hunter, $12.95 (ages 13 and up)

Cyber Dilemmas In a Jar®: Challenges for Teens. $14.99 (ages 12 & up)

The Deal with It Series (Grades 7 and up):
Bullying: Deal with It Before Push Comes to Shove. Elaine Slavens & Brooke Kerrigan, $12.95
Cliques: Deal With It Using What You Have Inside. Kat Motosune & Ben Shannon, $12.95
Cyberbullying: Deal with It and Ctrl Alt Delete It. R. MacEachern & G. Charette, $12.95
Fighting: Deal with It without Coming to Blows. Elaine Slavens & Steven Murray, $12.95
Gossip: Deal with It Before Word Gets Around. Catherine Rondina & Dan Workman, $12.95
Racism: Deal with It Before It gets Under Your Skin. Anne Marie Aikins & Steven Murray, $12.95
Teasing: Deal with it Before the Joke's On You. Steve Pitt & Remie Geoffroi, $12.95
Homophobia: Deal with It and Turn Prejudice Into Pride. Steven Solomon & Nick Johnson, $12.95

Desmond and the Very Mean Word. Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams, illustrated by A.G. Ford, $18.00

Enemy Pie. Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King, $19.99 (Grades K-3)

The Energy Bus for Kids. Jon Gordon, illustrated by Korey Scott, $20.00

Girls Against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change. Bonnie Burton, $14.50 (Grades 7 and up)

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Henry and the Bully.  Nancy Carlson, $7.99 (Grades K-2)

Hot Issues Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity and Put Downs. Sandra McLeod Humphrey, $18.98 (Grades 5-7)

How Can I Deal with Bullying? A Book about Respect. Sandy Donovan, $10.95

How to Handle a Bully.  Nancy Wilcox Richards, $5.99 (Grades 1-5)

How to Tame a Bully. Nancy Wilcox Richards, $5.99 (Grades 1-5)

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. Edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller, $16.00 (Grades 9 and up)

Jake Drake, Bully Buster. Andrew Clements, $6.99 (Grades 4-6)

Jay McGraw's Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies. Jay McGraw, $19.99 (Grades 4-6)

Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies, and Wedgies. Farley Katz, $14.99 (novel, ages 12+)

Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: CYBERBULLY. Farley Katz, $14.99 (novel, ages 12+)

The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others. Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy, $11.95

The Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe and Get Along. Naomi Drew, $16.50 (Grades 4-8)

King of the Playground. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, $7.99 (Preschool - Gr3)

Leave Me Alone. Kes Gray & Lee Wildish, $9.99

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. Anna Dewdney, $19.00 (ages 2-5)

Lucy and the Bully. Claire Alexander, $19.95 (Preschool – Gr1)

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Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks: a Real Girl's Guide to Getting through the Day with Smarts and Style. Erika Shearin Karres, $13.50 (Grade 8 & up)

My Name Is Not Dummy! A Children's Problem-Solving Book. Elizabeth Crary, $9.95 (Preschool – Gr2)

My Secret Bully. Trudy Ludwig, $8.99 (Grades 4-9)

Name Calling. Itah Sadu, $10.95 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Nobody Knew What to Do: a Story about Bullying. Becky Ray McCain, $18.99 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Noni Speaks Up. Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Geneviève Côté, $10.50 (ages 3-7)

Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity and Jealousy. Rachel Simmons, $15.95 (Grades 9 & up)

OUCH! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways. Michael Genhart, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli, $13.95 (ages 5-8)

Picture Me. Lori Weber, $12.95 (novel, ages 13+)

Pinky & Rex & the Bully. James Howe, $4.99 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Please Stop Laughing at Me Journal: a Safe Place for Us to Talk. Jodee Blanco, $16.50

PRESSURE: True Stories by Teens about Stress. Edited by Al Desetta, $14.50

The Recess Queen. Alexis O'Neill & Laura Huliska-Beith, $18.95 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen. Susin Nielsen, $19.99

Runt. Nora Raleigh Baskin, $17.99 (novel)

Ryan Respects. Virginia Kroll, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye, $17.99 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

Say NO to Bullying. Louise Spilsbury & Mike Gordon, $11.50

Say Something. Peggy Moss, $11.95 (Grades 1-3)

Secret of the Peaceful Warrior. Dan Millman, $21.50 (Grades 1-3)

Stop Picking on Me: a First Look at Bullying. Pat Thomas, $9.50 (Kindergarten - Gr3)

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Straight Talk about Bullying. Jessica Pegis, $11.95 (ages 10-15+)

Straight Talk about Gangs. James Bow, $11.95 (ages 10-15+)

The Survival Guide to Bullying — Written By a Teen. Aija Mayrock, $11.99

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Cyber Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Physical Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Social Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

Take a Stand Against Bullying: Verbal Bullying. Jennifer Rivkin, $12.50

A Tattle-tell Tale: a Story about Getting Help. Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng, $15.95 (ages 5-8)

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? Thomas Jacobs, $17.50 (Grades 7-12)

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful. Shane Koyczan, illustrated by various artists, $19.95

VICIOUS: True Stories by Teens about Bullying. Edited by Hope Vanderberg, $13.50

The Weird Series. Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy, $22.99 each (ages 5-9)
WEIRD! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy 
DARE! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy
TOUGH! Erin Frankel, Illustrated by Paula Heaphy

What Do You Know about Bullying? Pete Sanders, $9.95 (Grades 1 - 4)

What Does It Mean to Be Safe? Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Sandra Salsbury, $19.50

Willow Finds a Way. Lana Button & Tania Howells, $18.95 (ages 4-6)

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. Justin Patchin & Sameer Hinduja, $18.99

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