Reading about bullying can help you give your child tips and tricks on how to handle bullies. It can help you talk together about bullying, and give you a chance to let your child know that she can always come to you if she’s having bully problems at school.

Here are two lists of helpful books on bullying:
• Books you can read with your child about bullying
• Books you can read about bullying

If you don’t find these books at your library, ask your city or school librarian to recommend others.

Book for kids about bullying:

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (Laugh and Learn series ), by Trevor Romain (Free Spirit Publishing, 1997)

Bye-Bye, Bully!: A Kid’s Guide for Dealing with Bullies, by J.S. Jackson, illustrated by R.W . Alley (One Caring Place, 2010)

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies, by Howard Binkow, illustrated by Susan F. Cornelison (Thunderbolt Publishing, 2008)

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

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

Say Something, by Peggy Moss, illustrated by Lea Lyon (Tilbury House Publishers, 2008 )

Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness, and Finding a Better Way, by Patti Kelley Criswell, illustrated by Angela Martini (American Girl, 2009)

Books for grown-ups about bullying:

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

Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades, by Michelle Anthony, M.A., PhD., and Reyna Lindert, PhD. (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010)

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Updated: April 2, 2015