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Girl Bullies...


You're Mean, Lily Jean!

by Frieda Wishinsky (2011, Whitman, 16.99/hardback)
        

Sisters Sandy and Carly must find a way to deal with the bossy behavior of their new neighbor. Tired of being bossed around, Carly comes up with a way to teach Lily Jean a lesson. With Sandy's help, she turns a bully into a friend. Color. Grades 1-4. [8.5” x 11.5”...48 pages]


Bully

by Patricia Polacco (2012, Putnam, 17.99/hardback)
        

Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge. Color. Grades 2-6. [8.5” x 11.5”...48 pages]


Tough!

by Erin Frankel (2012, Free Spirit, 9.99)
        

Sam is concerned about keeping things orderly and "cool" at school. Sam teases her free-spirited classmate Luisa and enlists a friend, Jayla, to help. But when Sam is confronted by a concerned teacher about her bullying, and Jayla turns on Sam and befriends Luisa, Sam begins to show some heart and rethink her treatment of others. Illustrations. Color. Grades K-4. [9.5” x 8”...48 pages]


Dare!

by Erin Frankel (2012, Free Spirit, 9.99)
        

Jayla feels threatened by her classmate Sam, who has bullied her in the past for her "nerdy" love of astronomy and stars. Sam is now bullying Jayla's friend Luisa, and she enlists Jayla to participate. Jalya reluctantly joins in but soon realizes it is wrong. Illustrations. Color. Grades K-4. [9.5” x 8”...48 pages]


Weird!

by Erin Frankel (2012, Free Spirit, 9.99)
        

Luisa is repeatedly teased and called "weird" by her classmate Sam, even though she is simply being herself. Luisa initially reacts to the bullying by withdrawing and hiding her colorful nature. But with the support of her teachers, parents, classmates, and one special friend named Jayla, she is able to reclaim her color and resist Sam's put-downs. Illustrations. Color. Grades K-4. [9.5” x 8”...32 pages]


Confessions of a Former Bully

by Trudy Ludwig (2010, Tricycle Press, 7.99)
        

Ten-year-old Katie finds herself where no child wants to be, in the principal’s office with both her parents. Caught bullying a friend on the school playground, she must meet with the school counselor once a week and figure out how to atone for her actions. As Katie learns more about herself and her options, she keeps a diary-like notebook of reflections and advice as well as facts about physical, emotional, and cyberbullying; why people bully others; and what tools kids can use when they experience or witness bullying. Color. Grades K-5. [8” x 10”...32 pages]


Amelia's Bully Survival Guide

by Marissa Moss (2012, Simon & Schuster, 6.99)
        

Amelia is not about to let the class bully get the best of her--that's just not Amelia's way! But Amelia can't help feeling defenseless against mean-girl Hilary, who seems to have one nasty thing to say after another. But when Amelia attends camp, she gains the confidence she needs to speak up. Illustrations. Grades 3-7. [6” x 7.5”...40 pages]


Kicky, the Mean Chick Learns Her Lesson

by Erika Karres (2010, YouthLight, 17.95)
        

Kicky is a bully to all the other chicks on the farm. Because she is bigger, Kicky picks on the other chicks by pushing, picking, punching, and pecking. Here you will find three adventures of Kicky. In the first, Kicky realizes that being a bully is not so much fun; and eventually writes a letter of apology to all the other chicks. In her next adventure, a real big bully is on the loose at her school. All the chicks are scared of him. Only Kicky stands up to him and makes him stop! In her third and final adventure, Kicky is excited to go to a big birthday party, but a mean clique is after her. Kicky stands up to them and has the best time ever! Color. Grades PreK-3. [11” x 8.5”...60 pages]


In Your Face, Pizza Face:
A Girls Bully-Busting Book

by Catherine DePino (2008, Boulden, 9.95)
        

Relational aggression is a common theme in girl bullying, and Sandra and Liz seem to be experts at dishing it out. They make Carly's life miserable by using teasing, threats, shunning, and physical bullying in their attempts to ostracize her. Fortunately, Carly has some good friends, supportive parents, and school employees to help her. By accepting assistance from others and by using her own ingenuity, Carly begins to see an end to the bullying. She also learns the importance of asking for help if she needs it. Most of all, she learns that there is always a way to solve a bullying problem. There's always hope. Color. Grades 3-6. [8” x 8”...36 pages]


My Secret Bully

by Trudy Ludwig (2004, Dragonfly Books, 7.99)
        

A touching, inspirational story that instantly draws students into Monica's world, where she is bullied by another girl and learns how to cope, survive, and thrive. Monica is the target of relational aggression, emotional bullying among friends who will use name-calling and manipulation to humiliate and exclude. Color. Grades K-5. [8” x 10”...32 pages]


The Bully Blockers Club

by Teresa Bateman (2004, Whitman, 6.95)
        

When Lotty is bothered by a bully at school, she helps start a club where everyone is welcome. With appealing animal characters, this realistic story shows how a bully can hurt others and provides suggestions about how younger children can handle the situation. Color. Grades 1-4. [8” x 10”...32 pages]


The Recess Queen

by Alexis O'Neill (2002, Scholastic, 16.99/hardback)
        

Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean's status as the Recess Queen. In this playground romp, the irrepressible new kid dethrones the reigning recess bully by doing the unthinkable…she invites her to be her friend. A fresh look at the all-too-common issue of bullying. Not only will kids relate, but parents and teachers will appreciate the story’s deft handling of conflict resolution (achieved without adult intervention). Color. Grades K-3. [9” x 11”...32 pages]

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