“A conscious, willful, and deliberate hostile activity intended to harm, induce fear through the threat of further aggression, and create terror. Bullying can be premeditated or seem
to come out of the blue, it can be obvious or subtle, ‘in-your-face’ or behind our back, easy to identify or cloaked in the garb of friendship, done by one kid or a group of kids.”

– Barbara Coloroso
(the bully, the bullied, and the bystander)


The Hundred Dresses

Author:  Eleanor Estes
Age Group:  Chapter Book (8-12)
Summary:  Wanda wears the same faded blue dress everyday but she says she
has one hundred beautiful dresses lined up at home.  The other girls tease her,
until one day she doesn’t come to school.  This book offers a timeless message of compassion and understanding; it can be read by a strong reader or as a group.

Nobody Knew What to Do
Author:  Becky Ray McCain
Age Group:  6-12
Summary:  Ray starts getting picked on at school, the bullies hurt him with their
fists and words.  Nobody does anything about it until one day Ray doesn’t come to school and a young boy hears the bullies talking about what they’ll do if Ray comes back.  This young boy stands up and gets help for Ray; it is a great story about courage and the role of bystanders.

The Tale of Sir Dragon;
with Bullies for Kids
Author:  Jean E. Pendziwol & Melanie Gourbault
Age Group:  5-12
Summary:  Setting out from Camp Camelot in
search of a noble quest, a girl
her dragon
friend cross swords with a bully of a knight.
Suddenly, playtime
is spoiled. The girl stands up
for the dragon, but the other bystanders let the
dragon do as he pleases. It’s time for a petition
to the king! After a roundtable discussion, the
bully comes to accept that everyone has a right
to play – no matter how big, tall or green they are!

Don’t Laugh at me (CD included)
Author:  Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin
Age Group:  6-12

Girl Wars
Author:  Cheryl Dellasega

Just Kidding

Author:  Trudy Ludwig
Age Group:  6 +

My Secret Bully
Author:  Trudy Ludwig
Age Group:  10-12 or group reading

10 Days to a Bully-Proof Child

Author:  Sherryll Kraizer

The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander: From Pre-school to High School:
How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence

Author:  Barbara Colorosso

Bullies, Targets and Witnesses
Author:  SuEllen Fried and Paula Fried

Web Resources:

VIEW   Bullying Ends Here

VIEW   Bullying

VIEW   Bullying Course

VIEW   Stop Bullying

VIEW   Bully Free Alberta

VIEW   B-Free


Cyber Bullying:

VIEW   Cyber Law Enforcement

VIEW   Teen Angels

VIEW   Internet 101