Books for Parents & School Personnel

• Sheras, Peter, Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending School Yard Tyranny. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

• Hoover, John H., and Ronald Oliver, The Bullying Prevention Handbook: AGuide for Principals, Teachers, and Counselors. Bloomington, Ind.: National Educational Service, 1996. Contact: National Educational Service, 1252 Loesch Rd., Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 336-7700 or (800) 733-6786.

• Olweus, Dan, Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 1993. Contact: Glackwell Publishers, P.O Box 20, Williston, VT 05495; (800) 216-2522.

• Ross, Dorothea M., Childhood Bullying and Teasing: What School Personnel, Other Professionals, and Parents Can Do. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association, 1996.

• Jelnrichs, Rebekah, Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying. Shawnee Mission, KS: Autism Asperger Syndrome Publishing Company, 2003

Books for Children

• Berenstain, Stan, and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears and the Bully. New York: Random House, 1993.

• Brown, Marc, Arthur’s April Fool. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1983.

• Clements, Andrew, Big Al. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988

• Golding, William, Lord of the Flies. New York: Prentice Hall, 1959.

• Shriver, Maria, What’s Wrong with Timmy? New York: Warner Books, 2001.

• Mitchell, Lori, Different Just Like Me. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1999.

• Myers, Christopher, Wings. New York: Scholastic Press, 2000

• Webster-Doyle, Terrence, Why Is Everybody Always Picking on Me? A Guide to Understanding Bullies for Young People. Middlebury, Vt.: Atrium Society Publications, 1991.

Books for Young Readers

• Capote, Truman. “The Thanksgiving Visitor.” New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1996. (Illustrated by: Beth Peck)

A boy recalls his life with an elderly relative in rural Alabama in the 1930s and the lesson she taught him one Thanksgiving Day about dealing with a bully from school.

• Clements, Andrew. “Jake Drake, Bully Buster” New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001. (Illustrated by: Lynn Munsinger)

• Duffey, Betsy. “How to Be Cool in the Third Grade.” New York, N.Y., U.S.A: Viking, 1993. (Illustrated by: Janet Wilson)

Hazen, Barbara Shook. “The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark.” New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989. (Pictures by: Tony Ross and, Barbara Shook Hazen)

When the castle bully discovers bold Sir Fred is secretly terrified of the dark, he tries to stir up trouble between that brave Knight and his Lady Wendylyn.

• Lester, Helen. “Hooway for Wodney Wat.” Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can’t pronounce his name, but it is Rodney’s speech impediment that drives away the class bully.

• Lovell, Patty. “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon.” New York: Putnam’s, 2001. (Illustrated by: David Catrow)

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.

• Smallcomb, Pam. “Camp Buccaneer.” New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002.

After spending summer vacation learning to be a real pirate at Camp Buccaneer, Marlon feels much better prepared to return to school and face Carla, the bully who has pestered her since kindergarten.

• O’Neill, Alexis. “The Recess Queen.” New York: Scholastic, 2002. (Illustrated by: Laura Huliska-Beith)

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

• Polacco, Patricia. “Mr. Lincoln’s Way.” New York: Philomel Books, 2001.

When Mr. Lincoln, “the coolest principal in the whole world,” discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.

• Shreve, Susan. “Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again.” New York: Knopf, 1997. (Illustrated by: Roberta Smith)

After finally being promoted to fourth grade in the middle of the year, Joshua is so worried about the bully who rules the fourth grade boys that he makes some unwise decisions.

• Stine, Megan and William. “How I Survived Fifth Grade.” Mahway, N.J.: Troll Associates, 1992.

Elliot doubts that he will survive the fifth grade, because the obnoxious class bully has selected him as his own special victim.

Articles – Utah Special Educator, Utah Personnel Development Center

Anti-Gay Bullying

December 2008, Vol. 29, #2; Pages 54-55

B is for Bullied

February 2008, Vol. 28, #3; Pages 64-65

Vulnerable Populations for Bullying

Fall 2004, Vol. 25, #2; Pages 30-31

Bully Proofing Your School

December 2000, Vol.21, #3; Pages 6-8


Battling the Bullies in the Classroom

December 2000, Vol.21, #3; Pages 11-12



Bullying Prevention website for Kids


Bullying Prevention website for Teens


This website has webisodes that are excellent for kids and families and include follow-up questions.


This has several presentations from 45-120 minutes in length.


There are useful fact sheets and statistics.


This website has a lot of statistics that are very insightful.


Autism and bullying article.


• Utah Personnel Development Center, Academics, Behavior, and Coaching – ABC-UBI, Bully Proofing

• The National ALLIANCE of Parent Centers, Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers, a project of PACER Center, Inc.