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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Bullying

My Life as A Cartoonist
My Life as A Cartoonist By Tashjian, Janet Book - 2013 J TASHJIAN Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 15 copies

Annotation:Derek finds that the wheelchair-bound student he is trying to help wants to steal his cartoon ideas. Ages 9-12

Odd, Weird, and Little
Odd, Weird, and Little By Jennings, Patrick Book - 2014 J JENNINGS Available in some locations

Annotation:Befriending a very strange new student, Toulouse, helps outsider Woodrow stand up to the class bullies who have been picking on them both. Ages 8-11

Arthur's April Fool
Arthur's April Fool By Brown, Marc Tolon Book - 1983 E BROWN Available in some locations

Annotation:Arthur worries about remembering his magic tricks for the April Fool's Day assembly and Binky's threats to pulverize him. Ages 4-7

Bullies Never Win
Bullies Never Win By Cuyler, Margery Book - 2009 E CUYLER Available in some locations

Annotation:First-grader Jessica worries about everything Brenda the bully might tease her about, until the day she discovers a new way to deal with Brenda. Ages 4-7

Bully By Polacco, Patricia Book - 2012 J POLACCO Available in some locations

Annotation: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. Ages 9-12

The Bully Blockers Club
The Bully Blockers Club By Bateman, Teresa Book - 2004 E BATEMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When Lotty is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome. Ages 5-8

Calvin Coconut
Calvin Coconut Trouble Magnet By Salisbury, Graham Book - 2009 J SALISBURY Available in some locations

Annotation:Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room. Ages 7-10

Chrysanthemum By Henkes, Kevin Book - 1991 E HENKES Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 82 copies

Annotation:Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it. Ages 5-8

Crash By Spinelli, Jerry Book - 1996 J SPINELLI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 23 copies

Annotation:John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and family. Ages 10-14

Dealing With Bullying
Dealing With Bullying By Martineau, Susan Book - 2012 J302.3 MAR Available in some locations

Annotation:A mix of photographs and cartoons illustrate the definition of bullying, why bullies act as they do, how to deal with them, and how to stop being one. Ages 7-9.

EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken
EllRay Jakes Is Not A Chicken By Warner, Sally Book - 2011 J WARNER Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 20 copies

Annotation:EllRay's father has promised a family trip to Disneyland if EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, but not defending himself against Jared, the class bully, proves to be a real challenge. Ages 7-9

Elmer and the Big Bird
Elmer and the Big Bird By McKee, David Book - 2012 E MCKEE Available in some locations

Annotation:When Elmer the patchwork elephant learns that a bully is bothering the smaller birds, he devises a plan to teach the bully bird a lesson. Ages 4-7.

Good-bye Bully Machine
Good-bye Bully Machine By Fox, Debbie Book - 2009 J371.58 FOX Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about ways to turn the “bully machine” off such as empathy and group action. Ages 7-10

Hooway for Wodney Wat
Hooway for Wodney Wat By Lester, Helen Book - 1999 E LESTER Available in some locations

Annotation:All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can't pronounce his name, but it is Rodney's speech impediment that drives away the class bully. Ages 4-8

How to Deal With Bullies
How to Deal With Bullies By Kravetz, Jonathan Book - 2007 E302.34 KRA Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the different kinds of bullying, why people bully, the effects of bullying, and steps to take if a child thinks he is a victim of bullying or is a bully himself. Ages 7-10

How to Deal With Teasing
How to Deal With Teasing By Fieldler, Julie Book - 2007 E302.3 FIE Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn the difference between playful and hurtful teasing and practical ways to deal with being teased. Ages 7-10

The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses By Estes, Eleanor, 1906-1988 Book - 2004 J ESTES Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 55 copies

Annotation:The students who tease Wanda about her name and clothing are sorry, after she leaves, when they learn more about her. Ages 8-12

Invisible Inkling
Invisible Inkling By Jenkins, Emily, 1967- Book - 2012 J JENKINS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 109 copies

Annotation:When Hank Wolowitz runs into trouble in the form of a lunch-stealing bully, he finds an unlikely ally in an invisible refugee pumpkin-loving bandapat named Inkling. Ages 7-9

Jake Drake Bully Buster
Jake Drake Bully Buster By Clements, Andrew, 1949- Book - 2001 J CLEMENTS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:It is up to Jake Drake to take matters into his own hands when Link Baxter, Super Bully, moves into the neighborhood. Ages 7-10

Martha Walks the Dog
Martha Walks the Dog By Meddaugh, Susan Book - 1998 E MEDDAUGH Available in some locations

Annotation:Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help of a parrot. Ages 4-8

One By Otoshi, Kathryn Book - 2008 E OTOSHI Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:Numbers and colors are used to promote acceptance, tolerance and boundaries amidst bullying. Ages 3-6

Pinky and Rex and the Bully
Pinky and Rex and the Bully By Howe, James, 1946- Book - 1996 J HOWE Available in some locations

Annotation:Pinky learns the importance of identity as he defends his favorite color, pink, and his friendship with a girl, Rex, from the neighborhood bully. Ages 6-8

The Recess Queen
The Recess Queen By O'Neill, Alexis, 1949- Book - 2002 E O'NEILL Available in some locations

Annotation:Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen. Ages 4-7

Secret Identity
Secret Identity By Van Draanen, Wendelin Book - 2004 J VAN DRAANEN Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman! Ages 7-10

Take A Stand!
Take A Stand! What You Can Do About Bullying By Golus, Carrie, 1969- Book - 2009 J302.3 GOL Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn the different techniques bullies can use to harass their victims and some options for facing a bully. Ages 9-12

The Tale of Sir Dragon
The Tale of Sir Dragon Dealing With Bullies for Kids (and Dragons) By Pendziwol, Jean Book - 2007 E PENDZIWOL Available in some locations

Annotation:This title in the Dragon Safety Series combines rhyme, adventure and information that provides a starting point for discussions about bullying. Ages 4-7

Thank You, Mr. Falker
Thank You, Mr. Falker By Polacco, Patricia Book - 1998 J POLACCO Available in some locations

Annotation:Trisha's difficulty learning to read causes students to jeer at her, until a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem. Ages 5-9

There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom By Sachar, Louis, 1954- Book - 2004 J SACHAR Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 30 copies

Annotation:An unmanageable, but lovable, eleven-year-old misfit learns to believe in himself when he gets to know the new school counselor, who is a sort of misfit too. Ages 9-12

Tyrannosaurus Dad
Tyrannosaurus Dad By Rosenberg, Liz Book - 2011 E ROSENBERG Available in some locations

Annotation:Tobias's father is different from other dads, but when bullies threaten during Field Day at Tobias's school, his dad comes through. Ages 4-7

Warp Speed
Warp Speed By Yee, Lisa Book - 2011 J YEE Available in some locations

Annotation:Marley Sandelski has always felt invisible at school when he is not facing bullies, but a series of unexpected events gives him a taste of popularity and insights into some classmates. Ages 10-14.


Different perspectives and methods of coping are offered to combat this challenging problem. For ages 3-12.

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