Bullying

Written by · Published Jun 5, 2018

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See also: Top titles about bullying for children and young adults for Anti Bullying Week 2016

Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies, by Michele Elliott

“Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied - at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? This guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens, and what you can do about it.”

Bullying, by Michele Elliott

“The Wise Guide provides tips on how to respond to the bully, who to go to if you need help, how to make real friends who respect you and, if you see yourself becoming a bully, how to stop. Finally, it shows you how to get your self-esteem back when the bullying has ended.”

Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends, by Jenny Alexander

“Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to ‘ignore it’ or ‘say something smart’ is doomed to fail, as you can’t act brave if you feel stressed. Jenny Alexander’s approach is to develop readers’ psychological defences.”

Bully Busting: how to help children deal with teasing and bullying, by Evelyn M. Field

“This practical guide aims to help children overcome the damaging effects of teasing and bullying, and to develop understandings and skills which can be used throughout their lives.”

Cyberbullying, by Heather E. Schwartz

“If a classmate sends threatening e-mails to you, do you know what to do? Don’t worry if you don’t. This book is here to help! Learn tech-savvy ways to keep bullies out of your technology without taking away all the fun!”

Dealing with Bullying, by Jane Lacey & Venitia Dean

“Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own. But sometimes you need to ask for help. This book helps young children to make this decision and find out about and understand bullying. It features seven case studies from children who have a range of bullying problems from a girl who is being left out by her friends to a boy bullied for the way he speaks. It features both verbal and physical bullying.”

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai

““Malala Yousafzai tells her story - from her childhood in the Swat Valley to her shooting, recovery and new life in England. She’s a girl who loves cricket, gossips with her best friends, and, on the day of the shooting, nearly overslept and missed an exam. A girl who saw women suddenly banned from public, schools blown up, the Taliban seize control, and her homeland descend into a state of fear and repression.

“This is the story of her life and her passionate belief in every child’s right to education, her determination to make that a reality throughout the world and her hope to inspire others.”

I Feel Bullied, by Jen Green & Mike Gordon

“Describing what it feels like to be bullied, this is a book for young children. It covers the various forms bullying can take, including physical violence, name-calling, and intimidation, and suggests ways to deal with bullies.”

Stop Picking on Me, by Pat Thomas & Lesley Harker

Stop Picking on Me looks at the causes and effects of both physical and verbal bullying and encourages communication of fears and worries to those that can help.”

Talking About Bullying, by Bruce Sanders

“Bullying leads to fear and anxiety - it can happen in the home, school or workplace. This text describes what bullying is, how to deal with it and why some people become bullied.”

Say Hello, by Jack & Michael Foreman

“Based on the author’s childhood experience, this is the story of a boy who is left out and all alone, while other children play happily.”

Willy the Wimp, by Anthony Browne

“Willy wouldn’t hurt a fly - he even apologises when someone hits him. The suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp. Then, one day, Willy answers a bodybuilding advertisement - with hilarious results!”

Tug of War, by Anthony Browne

“Hare, Hippopotamus and Elephant live together, but not happily, for Hippopotamus and Elephant are forever teasing poor Hare. One day, Hare decides to teach his friends a lesson, and so the great tug of war begins.”

Sophie Green

Sophie Green

I work for the Suffolk Libraries stock team. I also write children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Visit my website.