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Stories are a powerful resource to use in our discussions about bullying and violence. The following bibliographies are quite comprehensive and informative.


http://www.bullyingpreventioninstitute.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VWXJwRQjWUE%3d&tabid=39  -comprehensive list that includes helpful information about each book compiled for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

http://www.welcomingschools.org/2012/03/bibliographies-books-to-engage-students -extensive list of books for all ages of youth covering a variety of issues related to bullying

http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/winter_2005/Words_that_Heal1.asp  -Using literature to increase empathy and deal with bullying

http://www.chicagonow.com/portrait-of-an-adoption/2012/04/anti-bullying-reading-recommendations-for-children-and-teens -list of books for children and teens

http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/libraries/documents/bullyingk_5.pdf  – very comprehensive selection of books divided into various aspects of bullying with descriptions of stories for grades k-5

http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-stw-louisville-sel-CARE-read-aloud-list-grade-k-5.pdf -Read-Aloud Books for Grades k-5 to Support Community Reading and Conversations

http://www.open-circle.org/resources/literature.html -list of books for each grade level and by subject (great!)

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/education_for_all/quick_links/education_resources/primary_school_books/default.asp -books for primary students regarding issues around bullying

http://materials.randomactsofkindness.org/pdfs/4439/Bibliography_1.pdf – list of books on kindness for students

http://islamicinsights.com/entertainment/books/must-have-books-for-muslim-children.html – Here is a list of books for Muslim children. These may be good to read to classes in which there are Muslim students to help increase empathy and understanding between students.


Additional books for children:

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig and Abigail Marble (Apr 1, 2005)

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig and Adam Gustavason (April 1, 2006)

Sorry!  By Trudy Ludwig and Maurie J. Manning (Oct. 1, 2006)

Trouble Talk by Trudy Ludwig, Mikela Prevost and Charisse L. Nixon (May 1, 2008)

Better Than You by Trudy Ludwig and Adam Gustavson (Sept. 13, 2011)

Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig and Beth Adams (July 10, 2012)

Say Something by Peggy Moss and Lea Lyon (August 1, 2008)

Percy, The Perfectly Imperfect Chicken by Rick Reiser and illustrated by Dan Seward


Books for adults:

Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying by Stan Davis with Julia Davis and Karen Steiner (Jan. 17, 2007)

Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention by Stan Davis (July 1, 2007)

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents by Jane Bluestein (Aug. 1, 2001)

Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools by Dorothy L. Espelage and Scott A. Napolitano (Jan. 21, 2009)