Books About Bullying

Kids grappling with bullying can check out our list of relatable books for various ages, from picture books to tween and teen novels to memoirs. Some books deal with cyberbullying, while others portray the old-fashioned kind, with kids experiencing it face-to-face.

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Simple animal tale of bullying, empathy, and forgiveness.
By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(2013)
School bully tale great for showing kids how to respond.
By Anna Dewdney
(2013)
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Affirming story of a little rat standing up to a bully.
By Tracey Campbell Pearson
(2011)
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Charming art distinguishes story about friends and bullies.
By Beth Ferry
(2015)
Imaginative girl tackles bully in upbeat playground story.
By Julianne Moore
(2013)
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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Striking, vibrant tale of friendship, bullying, and loss.
By Bob Staake
(2013)
Kids stand up to bullies in warm family story.
By Sally Warner
(2013)
Giggles, wisdom as worrywart Justin starts fourth grade.
By Rachel Vail
(2014)
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Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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Insightful look at school bullying sometimes hard to follow.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2013)
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Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(2011)
Real middle school issues mix with lots of humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2012)
Rafe goes to camp, faces bullying, copes with gross humor.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
Students stand up to principal and bullies in clever sequel.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
Middle school humor mixes with moving disability subplot.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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Life and 9/11 through lens of 11-year-old Afghan immigrant.
By N. H. Senzai
(2011)
Moving free-verse tale of immigrant girl's new life in UK.
By Sarah Crossan
(2013)
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Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
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Boy loses dad in 9/11, then faces school bullies.
By Francine Prose
(2007)
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Charming tale takes on bullying with sweet, light touch.
By Sophie Kinsella
(2015)
Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
Heartfelt letters to cyberbullied teen inspire compassion.
By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
(2011)
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A troubled boy discovers his self-worth through art.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2011)
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Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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Rap star's moving novel about a bully redeemed.
By 50 Cent
(2011)
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(2011)
Brave memoir about HIV offers new perspective and hope.
By Paige Rawl
(2014)
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Complex story about a Muslim teen confronting bullies.
By Leslie Stella
(2013)
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Witty tale of a bullied teen boy saved by rock 'n' roll.
By Len Vlahos
(2014)
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Riveting tale of teen bullying tragedy, told by the bully.
By Amanda Maciel
(2014)
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2008)
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Gritty but powerful read about bullied teen.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2007)
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
By Meg Medina
(2013)
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Teens learn to live for themselves in intense, mature book.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2011)