Maurie J. Manning Illustrations ©2006

My Secret Bully 


“There are too few resources available to families dealing with girl bullying. My Secret Bully will show girls they are not alone. The story of Katie and Monica will expand our understanding of a “bully” from the boy in the schoolyard who steals your lunch money to a person who might be your best friend.” –Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl

“This…bibliotherapeutic offering tackles the difficult topic of bullying…. Despair and isolation are realistically portrayed and highlight the often-overlooked aggression between females.” –School Library Journal

“Excellent read! Two thumbs up! My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig is a must-have for any parent whose child has been bullied by a peer.” –Armchair Interviews

My Secret Bully captures the truth of bullying within friendships. I highly recommend this book for children and all who work with them.” –Stan Davis, author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying

“I encourage you to use this story, together with the helpful tips, discussion questions and additional resources listed in the back of the book, as a vehicle for helping others, like Monica, achieve their 'happily ever after–with their self-esteem intact.” –Susan Wellman, founder, The Ophelia Project

“A great resource for home and classrooms!” –Sandra McLeod Humphrey, award-winning children's author & character education consultant

“A 'must-read' for any child who has ever been teased, ignored, or excluded by his/her peers. Parents and teachers will also find it a very useful resource for addressing social cruelty among children.” –Kathy Masarie, M.D. , parent and life coach

My Secret Bully deserves the highest praise: It is an important contribution to making the world a better place by teaching children and adults that we don't have to tolerate bullying behavior in any form.”–Ingrid Arnason, youth services librarian

“…a desperately needed tool to help parents, teachers and other professionals address the growing epidemic of relational aggression (emotional bullying).” –Theresa Markowitz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

“I highly recommend this book as there is not enough written on this subject and certainly not many books of this caliber.”–Angela Reynolds, youth services program manager, Washington County Library System