I’m being bullied: a guide for 9 – 13 year olds by M. Dew
Specially written for 9 – 13 year olds, this book faces the issues around bullying, prompts thinking about situation and experiences and offers support in finding appropriate ways of taking control.
Bad Girls by Jaqueline Wilson, paperback, Random House Children's Books (2006)
Mandy has been picked on at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence. Mandy's sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it... or could she?
"Jacqueline Wilson writes with great skill and humour about the reasons and results of bullying... Very readable... Tanya and Mandy will remain in readers' minds long after they close the book. Nick Sharratt's illustrations capture the mood of the book, using some delightful details to show everyday scenes and fantasies"
ISBN 13: 9780440867623 | ISBN 10: 0440867622
Bullies, Bigmouths and So-called Friends by J Alexander,
paperback, Hachette Children's Books (2006)
Most books about bullying tell children how to act without addressing how they feel. But the usual advice to 'ignore it' or 'say something smart' is doomed to fail, as you can't act brave and confident if you feel stressed and helpless inside.
Jenny Alexander's approach is to develop readers' psychological defences. Through an entertaining mix of exercises, quizzes and fictional scenarios, she combines common sense with simple cognitive therapy techniques, to build up children's self esteem. Her tone is humorous and upbeat, but always sensitive to the reader's feelings. This new, updated edition takes account of recent technologies such as texting, MSN and bluejacking, which are increasingly abused by bullies.
ISBN 13: 9780340911846 | ISBN 10: 0340911840
Wise Guides: bullying by M Elliot
Offers advice on self-assertiveness, making friends and dealing successfully with bullies. Contains real-life examples and quotes from celebrities who were once victims. It also offers advice to bullies.
Speak by J. Blume, Hodder Children’s Books
Melinda Sordino busted a summer party by calling the cops. Her friends will not speak to her and strangers glare at her. No one knows why she called the cops and for some reason she cannot explain. She retreats into her head, but even there, there is something she does not want to think about.
Beating the Bullies: True-Life Stories of Triumph over Violence, Intimidation and Bullying by Polly Clarkson, Blake Publishing (2008)
At some point in their lives, nearly everyone experiences being bullied: by brothers, sisters, neighbours, adults and schoolmates. Many people dismiss it as 'a normal part of one's development'. But it isn't. Bullying can ruin people's lives. In some extreme cases, it can even lead to self-harming, suicide and even murder. This book brings together some of the most profoundly moving stories of people whose lives were on the brink of ruin but who fought back against all odds and beat their bullies. For some, the bullying went on for years; for others it was less frequent. And in each case, it took a different form - from gang bullying, workplace bullying, verbal bullying, or the newest form: cyber and text bullying. But one thing they all have in common is their determination and courage to stand up to their tormentors. Challenging, powerful and inspiring, "Beating the Bullies" celebrates the victims and their fighting spirit.
ISBN 13: 9781844545117 | ISBN 10: 1844545113
Good and Bad: Bully by Janine Amos, paperback, Evans (2006)
At times, all children behave badly. Some are bullies. Some cheat, lie and steal. "Good and Bad" is a valuable series, which shows children how to cope with their behaviour problems. Each title consists of three stories, through which all children will be able to identify with the characters, as well as adults welcoming the sound moral and psychological sense that each story provides. "Bully" tells the stories of Michael, Sharon and Li, as each child experiences what it is like to be a bully. We also see the effect it has on the people around them and, as well as examining the reasons behind the emotions, the book also explains the best way to cope with them.
ISBN 13: 9781842343937 | ISBN 10: 1842343939
Talking About Bullying by B Sanders, paperback, Franklin Watts (2007)
Chapters include: Why should we talk about bullying? What is bullying? Who is a bully? Where does bullying happen? Why pick on me? What does it feel like to be bullied? What is wrong with gangs? Why do bullies do it? Who can help? Should I tell on bullies? What about bullying at our school? What else can I do? What if I'm a bully? Why bullying matters. Part of an excellent series.
ISBN 13: 9780749670047 | ISBN 10: 0749670045
The Bully by Jan Needle, paperback, Puffin (1995)
Fiction for older children and teenagers. 'Unbidden, Simon saw a face before his eyes, a girl's face with blonde hair. Unbidden, his teeth clamped shut, ground against each other. She was the target'. Simple, lumpy Simon Mason. Of course he's a bully and a liar, even his mother thinks so. And he's picking on that nice Anna Royle, her brother and Rebekka. Or is he? Has Simon been found guilty, sentenced and condemned without a proper hearing? Simon's teacher is determined to find out just who's bullying who. Hostilities reach a head when bully and victim meet for a final confrontation. Will the truth come out in time? Or have too many lies been told?
ISBN 13: 9780140364194 | ISBN 10: 0140364196