Picture Books ~ Bullies & Bullying

Alexander, Claire
Lucy and the Bully
JUV 398.8.A37503l

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
JUV 398.8.B317b

When Lottie is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome. 2004.

Bottner, Barbara
Bootsie Barker Bites
JUV 398.8.B659b

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
JUV 398.8.B816wi

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
JUV 398.8.C1976ls

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
JUV 398.8.C267b

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
JUV 398.8.C7853j

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
JUV 398.8.K1558r

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
JUV 398.8.L9434s

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
JUV 398.8.L9667j

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: A Story About Bullying
JUV 398.8.M123n EFL

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
JUV 398.8.M452if

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
JUV 398.8.M452j

Little Critter daydreams about what he would do to the local bully if he were Super Critter. 1989.

Meddaugh, Susan
Martha Walks the Dog
JUV 398.8.M465mw

Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help of a parrot. 1998.

Moss, Marissa
Amelia Takes Command
JUV 398.8.M8555at

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
JUV 398.8.N536a

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
JUV 398.8.O5833r

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
JUV 398.8.O8853o

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

Peet, Bill
Big Bad Bruce
JUV 398.8.P347b

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
JUV 398.8.S5343s

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
JUV 398.8.W462h

When Hazel and her beloved doll Eleanor are set upon by bullies, Hazel's mother comes to the rescue in a surprising way. 1985.