If your child is heading off to middle school or already there, these books about bullying for middle school will help your children know they’re not alone.
It will also make it easier for the two of you to talk about bullying and how to handle it.
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Books About Bullying for Middle School
Any of my regular followers knows that my family loves to open up discussions using books — which is why these books about bullying for middle school are just perfect.
With my oldest son heading off to middle school next year, the discussion about bullying has become more complex and all that much more important to talk about!
Middle School Reads about Bullies
Tired of being bullied, middle school underdogs “Pottymouth” and “Stoopid” finally fight back with the power of funny.
David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: “Pottymouth” and “Stoopid” are still stuck with the names–and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true.
So how do they go about changing everyone’s minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs–it shows that the worst bullying doesn’t have to be physical…and that things will get better.
Eleanor Estes’s The Hundred Dresses won a Newbery Honor in 1945 and has never been out of print since.
At the heart of the story is Wanda Petronski, a Polish girl in a Connecticut school who is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing the same faded blue dress every day. Wanda claims she has one hundred dresses at home, but everyone knows she doesn’t and bullies her mercilessly.
The class feels terrible when Wanda is pulled out of the school, but by that time it’s too late for apologies. Maddie, one of Wanda’s classmates, ultimately decides that she is “never going to stand by and say nothing again.”
What happens when teasing goes too far? This classic middle grade novel from Judy Blume addresses the timeless topic of bullying.
“Blubber is a good name for her,” the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on whales just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween.
But Robby grabbed the note and before Linda stopped talking it had gone halfway around the room. There was something about Linda that made a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they could go…but nobody, Jill least of all, expected the fun to end where it did.
When the author was eleven, he was bullied. This book is loosely based on incidents that happened to him in sixth grade.
What is The Bully Book? Part mystery, part tragedy, part comedy.
Eric Haskins, the new sixth-grade bully target, is searching for answers. And unlike many of us who experienced something awful growing up, he finds them. Though they may not be what he expected.
Brought to sparkling life by a cast of over two dozen actors, this tender, touching, utterly hilarious tale of life as a middle school misfit will delight not only those who are in middle school, but all those who have survived the experience.
Skeezie, Addie, Joe, and Bobby — they’ve been friends forever. After years of getting by, they are given the chance in 7th grade to stand up and be seen — not as the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to, but as the full, complicated human beings they are just beginning to discover they truly are.
This suspenseful story of computer-era underground rebellion offers fresh perspectives on some of the most enduring themes in fiction for young listeners.
Parkland Middle School is a place the students call Darkland, because no one in it does much to stop the daily harassment of kids by other kids. Three bullied seventh graders use their smarts to get the better of their tormentors by starting an unofficial email forum at school, in which they publicize their experiences.
This fourth book in the massively popular Middle School series is an unforgettable summer of hi-jinks, new friends, and surprises, all told with the hilarity and honesty listeners have come to expect from blockbuster author James Patterson.
Rafe Khatchadorian, the hero of the bestselling Middle School series, is ready for a fun summer at camp–until he finds out it’s a summer school camp!
Inspired by Mark Goldblatt’s own childhood growing up in 1960s Queens, Twerp shines with humor and heart. This remarkably powerful story will have readers laughing and crying right along with these flawed but unforgettable characters.
Julian Twerski doesn’t think he’s a bully. He’s just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of a class assignment.
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