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Bully pulpits: Books about dealing with meanies

Check out these books to learn more about dealing with and preventing bullying.

By GreatSchools Staff

For children ages 4-8:

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Random House, 1993)

Talking About Bullying by Jillian Powell (Steck-Vaughn, 1998)

Ready Freddy: Don't Sit on My Lunch (Ready Freddy series) by Abby Klein, illustrated by John Mckinley (Blue Sky Press, 2005)

Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain, illustrated by Todd Leonardo (Albert Whitman & Company, 2001)

For children ages 9-12:

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain written and illustrated by Trevor Romain (Free Spirit Publishing, 1997)

Stop Bullying Bobby! Helping Children Cope With Teasing And Bullying by Dana Smith-Mansell, illustrated by Suzanne Riggio (New Horizon Press, 2004)

Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schoolyard Battlefield by SuEllen Fried and Paula Fried (M. Evans and Co., 1996)

For adults:

Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do by Dan Olweus (Blackwell, 1993)

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons (Harcourt Inc., 2002)

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School — How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence by Barbara Coloroso (Collins, 2004)

Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega and Charisse Nixon (Fireside, 2003)

Comments from readers

"Read Little Girls Can Be Mean by Drs. Michelle Anthony and Reyna Lindert! A four step approach to bully proof girls in the early grades! "
"Hi, I wanted to tell you about my books about bullying. One is a chapter book for children ages 6-12, and it's called Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies (published by American Psychological Association; my second book is In Your Face, Pizza Face and it's written for girls ages 6-12. Boulden published it. My latest book is for elementary and middle school teachers and is called Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids. I’m currently marketing two more bully prevention books, 50 Things to Do While a Bully’s Bugging You for children ages 6-12, and Elliot K. Carnucci is a Big, Fat Loser, a fiction book for middle school kids. Best wishes with the good work you do. Catherine DePino, Ed.D. "
"Another great book ... 'My Secret Bully' by Trudy Ludwig. Her others, 'Sorry!' and 'Just Kidding!' are great on this subject too!"
"There is also a book titled Say Something that talks about the bystander. It's age appropriate for 6 and up."
"Check out these wonderful books on bullying by Portland, OR author Trudy Ludwig: My Secret Bully, Just Kidding, Sorry and Trouble Talk which will be published May 2008. The publisher is Tricycle Press."