Monday, January 07, 2013

Books about bullying

In connection with our Olweus bullying prevention kickoff on January 4, I'd like to highlight some books for children about bullying. We own all of the titles listed below and many are also available at the public libraries.

How to Be a Friend by Laurene Brown (1998)

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (2001)

Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements (2001)

The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes -- A classic that is still very relevant in 2013!

Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester (1999)

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig (2005)

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig (2005)

Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying by Becky R. McCain (2001)

Say Something by Peggy Moss (2004) -- This is the book that was read to all Lawrence students during the kickoff meetings on January 4.

The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill (2002)

Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco (2001)

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain (1997)

Joshua T. Bates Takes Charge by Susan Shreve (1995)

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (2000)

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson (2012) -- I read this book last week to all the fifth grade classes and it promoted some excellent discussion.