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The Best Children’s Books About Bullying

“What are the best Children’s books about Bullying?” We looked at 234 of the top Kids Bullying books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 21 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Children’s Bullying” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 200+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 21+ Best Children’s Bullying Books



21 .) Bad Girls written by Jacqueline Wilson

	Bad Girls

Lists It Appears On:

  • Suffolk Libraries
  • Telegraph
  • The Book People

Ten-year-old Mandy must endure torment from three nasty bullies in school, but she finds solace in a new friendship with an older girl.




20 .) Enemy Pie written by Derek Munson

	Enemy Pie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Doing Good Together
  • Storytime Standout
  • We Are Teachers

Hoping that the enemy pie which his father makes will help him get rid of his enemy, a little boy finds that instead it helps make a new friend.




19 .) Goal! written by Mina Javaherbin

	Goal!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Human Education
  • Pragmatic Mom

In a dangerous alley in a township in South Africa, the strength and unity which a group of young friends feel while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.




18 .) Llama Llama and the Bully Goat written by Anna Dewdney

	Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

Lists It Appears On:

  • Family Education
  • RD
  • Teacher

Following their teacher’s lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.




17 .) My Secret Bully written by Trudy Ludwig

	My Secret Bully

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Human Education
  • Storytime Standout

When Monica’s friend Katie begins to call her names and humiliate her in front of other kids at school, she feels betrayed and isolated. But with help from her mother, Monica reclaims her confidence from a bully disguised as her friend. Includes a note to parents and teachers, as well as related resources.…




16 .) Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy written by Bob Sornson PhD

	Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Doing Good Together
  • Family Education
  • Teacher

After Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily decides to pay closer attention to others during her day.




15 .) The Bully Blockers Club written by Teresa Bateman

	The Bully Blockers Club

Lists It Appears On:

  • Family Education
  • Human Education
  • Storytime Standout

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




14 .) The Hundred Dresses written by Eleanor Estes

	The Hundred Dresses

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • We Are Teachers

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author’s daughter, Helena Estes.




13 .) The Invisible Boy written by Trudy Ludwig

	The Invisible Boy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Teacher
  • We Are Teachers
  • Welcoming Schools

Brian has always felt invisible at school, but when a new student, Justin, arrives, everything changes.




12 .) The Recess Queen written by Alexis O’Neil

	The Recess Queen

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Doing Good Together
  • We Are Teachers

Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean’s status as the Recess Queen.




11 .) Thirteen Reasons Why written by Jay Asher

	Thirteen Reasons Why

Lists It Appears On:

  • RD
  • Suffolk Libraries
  • We Are Teachers

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah’s voice recounting the events leading up to her death.…




10 .) Tyrannosaurus Drip written by Julia Donaldson

	Tyrannosaurus Drip

Lists It Appears On:

  • Little Parachutes
  • Telegraph
  • The Book People

hoever heard of a vegetarian T Rex? Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur’s egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he’s so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed… Another winner from the author of The Gruffalo!…




9 .) Willow Finds a Way written by Lana Button

	Willow Finds a Way

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Human Education
  • Storytime Standout

Willow wants to go to Kristabelle’s fantastic birthday party, so she does things to get Kristabelle to like her, but soon the popular girl’s behavior is too much for Willow.




8 .) Yoko written by Rosemary Wells

	Yoko

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Storytime Standout

When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats–until one of them tries it for himself.




7 .) Chrysanthemum written by Kevin Henkes

	Chrysanthemum

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Human Education
  • Teacher
  • We Are Teachers

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.




6 .) Wings written by Christopher Myers

	Wings

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Human Education
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Welcoming Schools

Ikarus Jackson, the new boy in school, is outcast because he has wings. But his resilient spirit inspires one girl to speak up for him in this thought provoking story about celebrating individuality.




5 .) Blubber written by Judy Blume

	Blubber

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Read Brightly
  • Suffolk Libraries
  • Telegraph
  • The Book People

Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it’s like when she, too, becomes a target.




4 .) Bully written by Patricia Polacco

	Bully

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Human Education
  • RD
  • Storytime Standout
  • We Are Teachers

Sixth-grade friends Lyla and Jamie, both new to their school, stand up for each other when a clique of popular girls bullies them online.




3 .) One written by Kathryn Otoshi

	One

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Human Education
  • Read Brightly
  • Storytime Standout
  • Welcoming Schools

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




2 .) Wonder written by R.J. Palacio

	Wonder

Lists It Appears On:

  • Family Education
  • RD
  • Teacher
  • Telegraph
  • The Book People
  • We Are Teachers
  • Welcoming Schools

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.…




1 .) Each Kindness written by Jacqueline Woodson

	Each Kindness

Lists It Appears On:

  • A Mighty Girl
  • Book Riot
  • Human Education
  • Pragmatic Mom
  • Read Brightly
  • We Are Teachers
  • Welcoming Schools

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya’s shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.




 


The 200+ Additional Best Kids Books About Bullies



 

#BooksAuthorsLists
22A Man Called Raven Colours Of Us
Pragmatic Mom
23Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy TinkletrousersDave PilkeyRD
Teacher
24Cat’s EyeMargaret AtwoodBook Riot
Telegraph
25Freak the MightyRodman PhilbrickRead Brightly
Suffolk Libraries
26I Walk With VanessaKerascoëtA Mighty Girl
Suffolk Libraries
27
Inside Out and Back Again
 Colours Of Us
Welcoming Schools
28King for a Day Colours Of Us
Pragmatic Mom
29Leave Me Alone Little Parachutes
Redtri
30Marlene, Marlene, Queen of MeanJane LynchA Mighty Girl
Family Education
31MatildaRoald DahlSuffolk Libraries
The Book People
32My Name Is Bilal Colours Of Us
Welcoming Schools
33
Pepita and the Bully/Pepita y La Peleonera
 Human Education
Pragmatic Mom
34Say SomethingPeggy MossHuman Education
Teacher
35Spaghetti in a Hot Dog BunMaria DismondyA Mighty Girl
Family Education
36Stand Tall, Molly Lou MelonPatty LovellRD
Teacher
37Stop Picking On Me Redtri
Storytime Standout
38The Chocolate WarRobert CormierSuffolk Libraries
Telegraph
39The Juice Box BullyBob Sornson, Ph.D.Family Education
We Are Teachers
40The Skin I’m In Colours Of Us
Welcoming Schools
41The Smallest Girl in the Smallest GradeJustin RobertsA Mighty Girl
Teacher
42Totally Joe Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools
43Willy the WimpAnthony BrownSuffolk Libraries
Telegraph
447 DaysEve AinsworthSuffolk Libraries
45A First Look At Storytime Standout
46A Glass Full of RumorsA.M. MarcusTeacher
47A Handful of Stars Welcoming Schools
48A Monster CallsPatrick NessTelegraph
49A Safe Place for Rufus Little Parachutes
50Addie on the Inside, Welcoming Schools
51After Notes Storytime Standout
52Angel Child, Dragon Child Colours Of Us
53Anger Tree by John Cary We Are Teachers
54Anita and MeMeera SyalBook Riot
55Avocado BabyJohn BurninghamSuffolk Libraries
56Back HomeMichelle MagorianTelegraph
57Bad Astrid Storytime Standout
58Batty Betty Redtri
59Ben Rides On Human Education
60
Billy and the Big New School
 Little Parachutes
61Billy Bully Storytime Standout
62BluebirdBob StaakeSuffolk Libraries
63Booked Colours Of Us
64Bully 101 Storytime Standout
65
Bullying No More: Understanding and Preventing Bullying
 Redtri
66
Bullying Solutions: Learn to Overcome from Real Case Studies
 Redtri
67CarrieStephen KingTelegraph
68Cheeky Charlie! Little Parachutes
69Chick-O-Saurus Rex Storytime Standout
70Chocolate Me! Welcoming Schools
71Clara and the Bossy Storytime Standout
72Cloud BustingMalorie BlackmanBook Riot
73Confessions of a Former BullyTrudy LudwigFamily Education
74Crow Boy Colours Of Us
75
Dad David, Baba Chris and Me
 Little Parachutes
76
Dare!: A Story about Standing Up to Bullying in Schools (The Weird! Series)
 Colours Of Us
77Dear Bully We Are Teachers
78Diary of a Wimpy KidJeff KinneySuffolk Libraries
79Dinosaur Chase!Benedict BlathwaytSuffolk Libraries
80Don’t be a Bully, Billy! Little Parachutes
81
e Liberation of Gabriel King
 Welcoming Schools
82Eddie Longpants Storytime Standout
83
Edwardo: The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World
 Human Education
84Elmer and the Big BirdDavid McKeeSuffolk Libraries
85
Enough of Frankie Already!
 Colours Of Us
86Eric!…the Hero? Little Parachutes
87
Everybody Matters: A First Look at Respect for Others
 Little Parachutes
88FaceBenjamin ZephaniahBook Riot
89
Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl
 Storytime Standout
90Felix Stands Tall Redtri
91First Day in Grapes Colours Of Us
92First Test: Protector of the SmallTamora PierceBook Riot
93
Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully
 A Mighty Girl
94Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America’s BulliedGabrielle FordFamily Education
95Galloping FoxleyRoald DahlTelegraph
96Garvey’s Choice Welcoming Schools
97Ghost Welcoming Schools
98Giraffes Can’t Dance Little Parachutes
99Good Little Wolf Little Parachutes
100Gracefully Grayson Welcoming Schools
101
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?: A Daily Guide to Happiness for Kids
 A Mighty Girl
102Hey, Little AntPhillip and Hannah HooseTeacher
103How Should I Behave? Little Parachutes
104
How to Be Cool in the Third Grade
 Read Brightly
105How to Fly with Broken WingsJane ElsonSuffolk Libraries
106Hugo and the Bully Frogs Little Parachutes
107Hurricane Child Welcoming Schools
108
I Can’t Hear Like You (Talking it Through)
 Little Parachutes
109
I Don’t Care!: Learning About Respect
 Little Parachutes
110
I Feel Bullied (Your Feelings)
 Little Parachutes
111I Like Myself! RD
112I’m the King of the CastleSusan HillTelegraph
113Invisible Isabelle Little Parachutes
114Invisible VinnieJenny NimmoSuffolk Libraries
115Is It Because…? Little Parachutes
116It’s Okay To Be Different A Mighty Girl
117Jacob’s New Dress Welcoming Schools
118JoJo the Giant Storytime Standout
119Jungle Bullies Storytime Standout
120Junkyard Wonders Pragmatic Mom
121Just KiddingTrudy LudwigFamily Education
122Kung Fu High SchoolRyan GattissTelegraph
123Let Me In Telegraph
124Let the Right One InJohn Ajvide LindqvistTelegraph
125
Let’s Talk: Have you got a Secret?
 Little Parachutes
126Lion’s Lunch Storytime Standout
127Lively Elizabeth Little Parachutes
128Lord of the FliesWilliam GoldingSuffolk Libraries
129lso Known as Elvis Welcoming Schools
130Lucy and the Bully Little Parachutes
131Malala’s Magic Pencil Little Parachutes
132Manfred the Baddie Little Parachutes
133Manners in School Little Parachutes
134
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald no combina
 Welcoming Schools
135Minnie & Max are OK! Little Parachutes
136
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
 Welcoming Schools
137
Muskrat Will Be Swimming
 Welcoming Schools
138My Friend Maggie Redtri
139My Princess BoyCheryl KilodavisTeacher
140
Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl
 Little Parachutes
141Nineteen MinutesJodi PicoultTelegraph
142Noni Says No Storytime Standout
143Nothing Rhymes with OrangeAdam RexTeacher
144Odd Velvet A Mighty Girl
145One Green Apple Pragmatic Mom
146Only Ever YoursLouise O’NeillBook Riot
147Orchards Colours Of Us
148Out of My Mind Read Brightly
149Paper Pink Shirt Day #2 Storytime Standout
150
Playground: A Mostly True Story of a Former Bully
 Welcoming Schools
151Pottymouth and StoopidJames Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Stephen GilpinSuffolk Libraries
152
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
 We Are Teachers
153Red: A Crayon’s Story Welcoming Schools
154Ringo the Flamingo Little Parachutes
155Roxie and the Hooligans A Mighty Girl
156Rude Rabbit Little Parachutes
157Save Me a Seat Colours Of Us
158Say HelloJack & Michael ForemanSuffolk Libraries
159Secret FriendsElizabeth LairdSuffolk Libraries
160Shaun The Shy Shark Little Parachutes
161Side Effects May Vary We Are Teachers
162Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBecky AlbertalliSuffolk Libraries
163Simon with Two Left Feet Storytime Standout
164Small Florence Little Parachutes
165
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
 Little Parachutes
166Something ElseKathryn Cave & Chris RiddellSuffolk Libraries
167Spark Learns To Fly Little Parachutes
168Stand Up for Yourself & Your FriendsPatti Kelley CriswellFamily Education
169Stick and StoneBeth FerryTeacher
170Strictly No ElephantsLisa MantchevTeacher
171Tales from the Bully BoxCat Woods, Sarah Tregay, Lauren Neil, Steven Carman, Linda Brewer, Eden Grey, K.R. Smith, Precy LarkinsTeacher
172Tease We Are Teachers
173Teasing Isn’t Funny The Book People
174Th Welcoming Schools
175Thank You, Mr. FalkerPatricia PolaccoTeacher
176The 18th EmergencyBetsy ByarsBook Riot
177
The Adventures of Doc Holliday Hennings
 Redtri
178The Art of Being NormalLisa WilliamsonBook Riot
179
The Bad Tempered Ladybird
 Little Parachutes
180The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TeasingStan and Jan BerenstainTeacher
181
The Bully Blockers: Standing Up for Classmates with Autism
 Colours Of Us
182The Bully Book We Are Teachers
183
The Bully from the Black Lagoon
 RD
184The Butterfly ClubJacqueline WilsonSuffolk Libraries
185The Crossover Colours Of Us
186The DiddakoiRumer GoddenTelegraph
187
The Exact Location of Home
 Welcoming Schools
188
The Great Big Book of Feelings
 Little Parachutes
189
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
 Welcoming Schools
190The Happy Book Little Parachutes
191The Harder They FallBali RaiBook Riot
192The Icarus ShowSally ChristieSuffolk Libraries
193The Infamous Ratsos Redtri
194The Knife That Killed MeAnthony McGowanSuffolk Libraries
195The Misfits Welcoming Schools
196The Name JarYangsook ChoiBook Riot
197The Only Game Read Brightly
198
The Popularity Papers: Book Two: The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
 Welcoming Schools
199The Revealers Welcoming Schools
200The Shopping Basket Little Parachutes
201
The Sneetches and Other Stories
 Welcoming Schools
202The Song from Somewhere ElseA. F. Harrold & Levi PinfoldSuffolk Libraries
203
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
 Welcoming Schools
204The Story of FerdinandMunro LeafTeacher
205The Truth About AliceJennifer MathieuSuffolk Libraries
206The Ugly DucklingHans Christian AndersenTelegraph
207The War Next DoorPhil EarleSuffolk Libraries
208The Weight of WaterSarah CrossanSuffolk Libraries
209There’s a Boy in the Girls’ BathroomLouis SacharSuffolk Libraries
210
This Book Belongs to Aye-Aye
 Little Parachutes
211This is Our House Little Parachutes
212ThornhillPam SmySuffolk Libraries
213Tom Brown’s SchooldaysThomas HughesTelegraph
214Troll StinksJeanne Willis & Tony RossSuffolk Libraries
215Trouble Talk A Mighty Girl
216Two Dumb Ducks Storytime Standout
217Two of a Kind Storytime Standout
218Ugly Redtri
219Walrus’s Gift Storytime Standout
220
Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High
 Colours Of Us
221We Are All Made of MoleculesSusin NielsenSuffolk Libraries
222We’re All Wonders Little Parachutes
223Weird! A Mighty Girl
224What’s worrying you? Little Parachutes
225Who’s a Big Bully Then?Michael MorpurgoSuffolk Libraries
226Why Pick On Me?Louis SacharSuffolk Libraries
227Will You Be My Friend? Little Parachutes
228Wishtree Welcoming Schools
229Witches and Fairies Little Parachutes
230Wolf HollowLauren WolkSuffolk Libraries
231
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
 Colours Of Us
232
You, Me and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders
 We Are Teachers
233You’re Mean Lily Jean Storytime Standout
234Zero Welcoming Schools

 


 


18 Best Children’s Books About Getting Bullied Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
A Mighty Girl 18 Bullying Prevention Books for Young Children
Book Riot 12 Books About Bullying For Young Readers and Teens
Colours Of Us 20 Multicultural Children’s Books about Bullying
Doing Good Together A Growing List of Picture Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being
Family Education 11 Children’s Books About Bullying, Teasing & Empathy
Human Education 13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying – Institute for Humane
Little Parachutes Little Parachutes • children’s picture books about Bullying, Violence
Pragmatic Mom Top 10 Multicultural Picture Books on Bullying
RD Books About Bullying for Kids
Read Brightly 7 of the Best Books About Bullying, According to Kids
Redtri Best Books on Bullying for Kids
Storytime Standout Anti-bullying picture books, chapter books and novels for children
Suffolk Libraries Bullying: recommended titles for children and young adults for Anti
Teacher 20 of the Best Anti-Bullying Picture Books for Teachers
Telegraph 20 inspirational books about bullying
The Book People Top 6 Best Children’s Books About Bullying
We Are Teachers 14 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids
Welcoming Schools Books to Engage Students on Bullying and Diversity

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