Sunday, July 13, 2014

RA RA READ: Big Bad Bullies

Bullying is a hot topic now. I'm not wholly convinced of the efficacy of using books as bibliotherapy, especially for younger kids, but it's a frequently requested topic so it helps to have something to refer parents to. For middle grade especially, I tried to pick books that treated the topic seriously and not in the Wimpy Kid vein.

Preschool and Elementary
  • Trudy Ludwig
  • Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
  • Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully by Julianne Moore
  • Stand tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
  • Dixie and the big bully by Grace Gilman
  • EllRay Jakes (series) by Sally Warner
  • Invisible Inkling (series) by Emily Jenkins
  • Squish (series) by Jennifer Holm
Middle Grade
  • The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando
  • Max Quigley technically not a bully by James Roy
  • Kidnappers by Willo Davis Roberts
  • Warp speed by Lisa Yee
  • Girls against Girls by Bonnie Burton (nonfiction - parenting)
Middle School and Teen
  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown
  • Shattering Glass by Gail Giles
  • Bystander by James Preller
  • Some girls are by Courtney Summers
  • Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass by Meg Medina
  • Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

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