Picture Books ~ Bullies & Bullying

Alexander, Claire

Lucy and the Bully

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When a mean classmate in preschool wrecks Lucy's artwork, she discovers that they

can be friends once he stops being jealous of her.  2008.


Bateman, Teresa

The Bully Blockers Club

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When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where

everyone is welcome.  2004.


Bottner, Barbara

Bootsie Barker Bites

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Bootsie Barker only wants to play games in which she bites, until one day her

friend comes up with a better game.  1992.


Browne, Anthony

Willy the Champ

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Not very good at sports or fighting, mild-mannered Willy nevertheless proves he's

the champ when the local bully shows up.  1985.


Carlson, Nancy

Loudmouth George and the sixth-Grade Bully

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After having his lunch repeatedly stolen by a bully twice his size, Loudmouth George

and his friend Harriet teach him a lesson he'll never forget.  1983.


Caseley, Judith


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Mickey has trouble with Jack, a bully at school, until he decides to try being

nice to Jack and making him a friend.  2001.


Cooper, Ilene

Jake's Best Thumb

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When Jake goes to kindergarten, a bully teases him about sucking his thumb,

but Jake discovers that everyone--even bullies--needs some help being brave.  2008.


Kasza, Keiko

The Rat and the Tiger

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In his friendship with Rat, Tiger takes advantage and plays the bully because of his

greater size, but one day Rat stands up for his rights.  1993.


Lovell, Patty

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

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Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what

her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.  2001.


Ludwig, Trudy

Just Kidding

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With help from his father, older brother, and teacher, D.J. learns how to handle a

classmate who claims that his mean-spirited "teasing" is just a joke.  2005.


McCain, Becky

Nobody Knew What to Do

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When bullies pick on a boy at school, a classmate is afraid, but decides that he must

do something.  2001.


Mayer, Mercer

If I Had a Gorilla

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What's a boy to do when the big kids are picking on him? Scare them away

with a gorilla, of course!  1968.


Mayer, Mercer

Just a Daydream

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Little Critter daydreams about what he would do to the local bully if he were

Super Critter.  1989.


Meddaugh, Susan

Martha Walks the Dog

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Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help

of a parrot.  1998.


Moss, Marissa

Amelia Takes Command

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After successfully commanding the Discovery shuttle mission at Space Camp,

Amelia returns to fifth grade where she deals with the bully who has been

making her life miserable.  1999.


Nickle, John

The Ant Bully

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Lucas learns a lesson about bullying when he is pulled into the ant hole he has

been tormenting.  1999.


O'Neill, Alexis

The Recess Queen

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Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives

and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen.  2002.


Otoshi, Kathryn


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A number/color book reminding us that it just takes one to make everyone count.  2008.


Peet, Bill

Big Bad Bruce

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Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more

ways than one by a small but very independent witch.  1977.


Shaw, Hannah

Sneaky Weasel

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Although he's had a lot of fun doing sneaky and devilish things to all his friends for his

own amusement, Sneaky Weasel learns a hard lesson about friendship and respect when

he throws a party for himself and no one shows up. 2008.


Wells, Rosemary

Hazel's Amazing Mother

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When Hazel and her beloved doll Eleanor are set upon by bullies, Hazel's mother comes

to the rescue in a surprising way.  1985.