Bullying - see also Prejudice
Mo and his new trainers / Home Office
A book produced in association with Neighbourhood Wardens in Southend. It looks at how Mo is bullied for not having the ‘right’ trainers, and how the warden intervenes on his behalf.
Lucy and the bully / Claire Alexander
Lucy the goat kid is bullied at nursery by Tommy the calf. All is sorted out and Tommy says sorry and Lucy forgives him. A reassuring tale to encourage children to tell their parents if they are bullied.
Bully / by Janine Amos
Three stories, all a little worthy but could provide a useful starting point to stimulate discussion.
The Rainbow Club / Annette Aubrey
Not for children being bullied, but for those doing bullying to understand their actions and the impact they have.
Willy the wimp / Anthony Browne
Willy tries to change himself because he is teased for being a wimp. He commits a brave act, but in the end is the same lovable Willy.
Bernard's gang / Dick Cate
Bernard is struggling with his identity and adjusting to new family relationships - potential step-parents. He is bullied at school but a friend helps him out and he becomes more comfortable in himself. Humorous and light-hearted in places.
(Willow Street Kids) Beat the bullies - ELLIOTT, M
Written by the founder of Kidscape, these stories are set in school and show the effects of bullying with positive yet realistic ways of dealing with it.
Angel of Nitshill Road - FINE, A
Amusing story about bullying at school. Outcome is assisted by magical means which lessens its usefulness.
Chicken - GIBBONS, A
A boy moves house and faces bullying at his new school. Realistic, and bullying is resolved.
Feather wars - GRINDLEY, S
Sam, growing up in 1940, loses his protection from school bullies when his brother goes off to war. The issue is sensitively handled and resolved in this absorbing story.
Bullying - HEWITT, S
A combination of case studies and practical advice combine to make this a very useful tool to aid discussion.
The Rat and the Tiger - KASZA, K
Tiger bullies smaller rat but eventually the rat rebels and tiger mends his ways. Shows verbal bullying rather than physical in a good fun story.
Simon & Schuster
Is it Because? - ROSS, T
A sympathetic look at the possible causes of bullying by the victim of the bully.
No more bullying! - STONES, R
Realistic story which explores a child's experience of bullying. The story is resolved with the intervention of an older child and a teacher but the ending is unsentimental and believable.
Python goes to playschool - WILLIS, J
Python is over-friendly and squeezes the other children too hard. When she realises what it feels like to be squeezed, she stops doing it.
Puma goes to playschool - WILLIS, J
Puma can’t resist biting the other people at playschool. When he realises how sharp his teeth are and how much it hurts, he stops doing it.
Bad Girls - WILSON, J
A number of issues, including bullying, are tackled in this author's usual humorous style, as Mandy finds herself befriended by a girl who fails to meet her parents' approval.
National charity helping to prevent bullying and child abuse
- Helpline 0845 120 5204 (for concerned adults)
- Helpline 0800 1111 (for child experiencing bullying)