Bullying: Books for Grades 6-8

Nonfiction books on bullying are located in J and Y155.4. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Junior High Fiction (Y)

Author Title Call Number
50 Cent (Musician)Playground
After beating up Maurice on the playground, Butterball is forced to see the school therapist. (314 pp.)
Y Fifty Cent
ButlerThe Truth About Truman School
Tired of censorship on the school newspaper, Zibby and Amr start an underground newspaper online, but a cyberbully starts using the site. (170 pp.)
Y Butler
CummingsCheating for the Chicken Man
Kate has to take care of her brother, which involves paying off bullies by doing their school work. (287 pp.)
Y Cummings
HahnWhere I Belong
A foster child doesn't get along with his foster mother, is failing in school, and is bullied by classmates until he meets others who can help him. (226 pp.)
Y Hahn
HoltRhyme Schemer
Novel in verse about Kevin's journey from bully to being bullied. (167 pp.)
Y Holt
HoweThe Misfits
Four students who do not fit in at their school create a party for their student council elections to represent students who have been called names. (274 pp.)
Y Howe
KellyBlackbird Fly
April, a Filipino-American bullied in her small southern town, likes Beatles music and learns to play the guitar. (296 pp.)
Y Kelly
Griffin and his friends try to locate Mr. Fielder's missing lottery ticket and thwart the local bully who wants it for himself. (200 pp.)
Y Korman
KossThe Girls
Each of the girls in a middle school clique reveals the strong hold one exerts on the others, causing hurt and self-doubt. (121 pp.)
Y Koss
Wrongly accused of cyberbullying, Jun Li has seven days to find the real culprit or face expulsion. (246 pp.)
Y Lawlor
MaddoxOn the Line
Robby is determined to make the football team this year but must face his fears and the bully who tackled him the year before. (65 pp.)
Y Maddox
PattersonJust My Rotten Luck
Rafe's new school year looks depressingly like last year until he demonstrates talent as a running back and discovers a way of dealing with his bullying teammate. (301 pp.)
Y Patterson
PrellerThe Fall
Sam explores whether he was a friend or bully to a classmate who committed suicide. (196 pp.)
Y Preller
After his father's death in the World Trade Center on 9/11, Bart goes to a prep school where a bully's cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy. (260 pp.)
Y Prose
RiversThe Girl in the Well is Me
Kammie fights claustrophobia while waiting to be rescued from a well which she accidentally fell into when trying to impress some mean girls. (218 pp.)
Y Rivers
WolkWolf Hollow: A Novel
Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right when a violent bully targets people she cares about. (291 pp.)
Y Wolk

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories
Top authors share their stories about bullying - as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves. (369 pp.)
Y155.4 DE
BurtonGirls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change
This guide explains why girls can be mean to each other, what to do if you are a victim, and the importance of treating other girls with respect. (128 pp.)
EllisWe Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying
Students talk about their experiences with bullying, which methods have helped, and overcoming fear and anger. (120 pp.)
Y155.4 EL
MayrockThe Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen
Written by a teen who was bullied throughout school, this book offers guidance and strategies. (153 pp.)
Y155.4 MA

Last Updated: 11/16


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