This page contains items about the effects of bullies and how to face them.

Print Resources:

Bateman, Teresa
PZ7.B294435 Bul 2014 Check availability
The Bully Blockers Club
Gr. K-3
On the first day of school, Lotty Raccoon encounters Grant Grizzly, the class bully. Ignoring him does not work, nor do several other tactics she tries. Finally, she comes up with a solution: a Bully Blockers Club. This title is a AV2 fiction read-along.
List of Teaching Tolerance books with discussion questions geared towards K-3 students.

Binkow, Howard and Cornelison, Susan F.
PZ7.B511826 Hor 2008 Check availability
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies
Gr. PreS-3
In this book for children ages 4 and up, Howard was being bullied at school. Tips and Lessons are included.
Printable lessons for Howard B. Wigglebottom books.

Criswell, Patti Kelley
BF637.B85 C75 2009 Check availability
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness, and Finding a Better Way
Gr. 3-5
Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness, and Finding a Better Way is full of of tips, from clever comebacks to the best way to ignore bullies.

Ford, Gabrielle and Thomson, Sarah
BF637 .B85 F67 2014 Check Availability
Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America's Bullied
Gr. 4-6
Gabrielle Ford shares her personal experiences with bullying, as well as how she came to be a voice for those who have suffered abuse at the hands of their peers.

Gray, Kes and Wildish, Lee
PZ8.3.G7433 Le 2011 Check availability
Leave Me Alone: A Tale of What Happens When You Stand up to a Bully
Gr. PreS-3
Author Kes Gray's gently clever use of rhyming verse gives a difficult subject a wonderfully light touch. Large color illustrations on every page capture the spirit of a story that will have special meaning for many little boys and girls.

Kolka, Kurt
PN6727.K65 W73 2014 Check availability
Bullying is No Laughing Matter and Wrath of the Warthog
Gr. 5-8
An annotated anthology of comics about bullying, and a superhero story about bullying.

Koyczan, Shane
PR9199.4.K69 T6 2014 Check availability
To this Day
Gr. 5-12
Shane Koyczan's well-known anti-bullying poem, illustrated by thirty artists from around the world.

Ludwig, Trudy
PZ7.L98865 Jus 2006 Check availability
Just Kidding
Gr. K-3
Just Kidding is a story about a boy who learns how to deal with a bully in school. The book also includes questions at the end useful for discussion.

Mayrock, Aija
BF637.B85 M293 2015 Check Availability
The Survival Guide to Bullying
Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying.

McCain, Becky Ray
PZ7.M122842 No 2001 Check availability
Nobody Knew What To Do: A Story About Bullying
Gr. PreS-3
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.

Metcalf, Dawn, Hall, Kelly and Jones, Carrie
BF637.B85 D43 2011 Check Availability
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
Gr. 9-up
Compilation of seventy different children and teen authors' stories about how they were affected by bullying and how they came to terms with their experiences.
Collection of discussion questions designed to help students reflect on the material.

Moss, Peggy
PZ7.M85357 Say 2004 Check availability
Say Something
Gr. PreS-3
This story takes an interesting slant on an important topic. A young narrator describes different examples of bullying that she witnesses at school and on the bus, but remains silent. One day, when her friends are absent, she must sit alone in the cafeteria, and several students make jokes at her expense. She is then able to empathize with other victims. The next day, she approaches a quiet girl who is often teased and finds a new friend.

Nickle, John
PZ7.N5584 An 1999 Check Availability
The Ant Bully
Gr. PreK-5
Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into the ant hole he has been tormenting.

Rawl, Paige
RJ387.A25 R38 2014 Check availability
A teenager's memoir of the experiences of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world.

Recorvits, Helen
PZ7.R24435 Yja 2008 Check availability
Yoon and the Jade Bracelet
Gr. PreS-3
Instead of the jump rope Yoon wants, her mother gives her a book about a girl who outwits a tiger and a beautiful jade bracelet that was once her own. At school, an older girl asks lonely Yoon to let her borrow the bracelet. When the bully refuses to return it, Yoon, like the girl who outwitted the tiger, uses her quick thinking to recover her treasure.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
PZ7.S4514 Bul 2013 Check availability
Gr. PreS-3
Bully is a picture book showing a Bull bullying the other barnyard animals until one stands up to him.

Walker, Niki
BF637.I48 W35 2013 Check Availability
Why Do We Fight?: Conflict,War, and Peace
Gr. 3-7
Explores how conflict develops and has the potential to evolve into war, using real world examples.
This website provides ativities, discussions and vocabulary for teachers to use in their classroom and the Common Core Standards that are met.

Wilhelm, Doug
PZ7.W648145 Re 2011 Check availability
The Revealers
Gr. 5-9
Tired of being bullied and picked on, three seventh-grade outcasts join forces and, using scientific methods and the power of a local area network (LAN), begin to create a new atmosphere at Parkland Middle School.

Wilhelm, Doug
PZ7.W648145 T78 2011 Check availability
True Shoes
Gr. 5-8
The kids from The revealers are back, entering eighth grade at Parkland Middle school, where they have to cope with the super-popular kids and the ugly truth about online bullying.

Audiovisual Resources:

Arthur Stands up to Bullying
PN1992.77.A78 2013 Check availability
PBS Kids
Gr. K-3
Four Great Arthur Adventures
Run time: 56 minutes

Bullied: A Student, a School, and a Case that Made History
LB3013.32.B85 2010 Check availability
Teaching Tolerance
Not Rated
Gr. 6-up
Tells an inspiring story of a young gay man who took a stand against the bullying he experienced in school.
Run time: 38 minutes

Bystander Intervention: Putting a Stop to Bullying
HV6558.B97 2017 Check Availability
Human Relations Media
Not Rated
Gr. 7 & up
The video first defines bystander intervention then models how it works by showing dramatizations of bullying which stop at critical points and ask viewers: What would you do?
Run time: 21 minutes

Sexting in Suburbia
HQ755.85.S49 2012
Not Rated
Gr. 9-12
When Dina commits suicide, her mom starts looking for an answer. A painful secret unravels.

With My Own Eyes: Holocaust. Genocide. Today
D805.A2 W58 2011 Check availability
Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
Not Rated
Gr. 7-up
This video weaves the testimonies and artifacts of Holocaust survivors with contemporary issues of bullying, bystanders, and world genocides. It serves as an introduction to the Holocaust and connects this history to our world today.
Run time: 20 min.

Websites and Articles:

Authors Speak Out Against Bullying
An excellent 2:18 minute video to use with students, five current authors for middle schoolers/teens speak out about their experiences with bullies. Posted October 2012.

A Call to Action: Bullying and Books
October is National Bullying Awareness Month. This online link takes you to the October 22, 2012 Publisher's Weekly article about bullying which includes an extensive bibliography of books for children, teens and educators about bullying.

Caring Makes a Difference: A Curriculum guide for Grades K-4
"Lessons on Friendship, Respect, and Tolerance" from the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, 2004. The materials and lessons address the issue of bullies through the topics of racism, sexism, antisemitism and other religious prejudices, ethnocentrism, economic classism, ageism, prejudice against the differently abled, and prejudice based on a person's physical appearance.