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Recommended Reading For Adults

Adults | Preschool-Elementary
Elementary-Middle School | Middle School–Young Adults

Bazelon, Emily. Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. New York: Random House, 2013.

Borba, Michele. Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others ShineNew York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2021.

Borba, Michele. Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me WorldNew York: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.

Borba, Michele. The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect. Minnesota: Free Spirit Publishing, 2016.

Breen, Galit. Kindness Wins. Washington: Booktrope, 2015.

Coloroso, Barbara. Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander. New York: William Morrow and Company, 2016.

Cooper, Scott. Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal with Teasing, Conflict and Other Hard Times. New York: Random House, 2000.

Davis, Stan. Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies For Reducing Bullying.Illinois: Research Press, 2005.

Davis, Stan. Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention. Illinois: Research Press, 2007.

Davis,Stan and Charisse Nixon. Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment. Illinois: Research Press, 2014.

Dellasega, Cheryl and Charisse Nixon. Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying.New York: FIRESIDE (Simon & Schuster), 2003.

Drew, Naomi and Christa Tinari. Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School:48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying. Minnesota: Free Spirit Publishing, 2017.

Fagell, Phyllis. Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond - and How Parents Can Help. New York: DaCapo Press, 2019.

Freedman, Judy S. Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying. New York: McGraw-Hill /Contemporary Books, 2002.

Gruener, Barbara. What’s Under Your Cape: Superheroes of the Character Kind. Michigan: Ferne Press, 2014.

Hinduja, Sameer and Justin Patchin. Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying. California: Corwin Press, 2014.

Hinduja, Sameer and Justin Patchin. Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices. California: Sage Publications, 2016.

Goldman, Carrie. Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Nees to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear. New York: HarperOne, 2012.

Keltner, Dacher. Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life. New York: W.W.Norton, 2009

Masarie, Kathy, Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in Today’s Digital World. Oregon: Family Empowerment Network, 2014.

McCarthy, JoEllen. Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy and Caring ConversationsNew Hampshire: Stenhouse Publishers, 2020.

Meehan, Cricket. The Right to Be Safe: Putting an End to Bullying Behavior, Minnesota: Search Institute Press, 2011.

Pollack, William S. Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. New York: Owl Books, 1999.

Romo, Diane. The Feelings Activity Book for Children: 50 Activities to Identify, Understand and Manage Your Feelings. Emeryville, CA: Rockridge Press, 2021. This book is a helpful resource for parents to use with their little ones (preK- K) to help them explore and better understand their emotions. Older elementary-aged children (i.e., grades 2 -4) can use it on their own.

Rubin, Kenneth. The Friendship Factor: helping our children navigate their social world-and why it matters for their success and happiness. New York: Viking, 2002.

Scheff, Sue and Melissa Schorr. Shame: The Global Epidemic Nation of Online Hate. Illinois: SourceBooks, 2017.

Simmons, Rachael. Odd Girl Out: Revised and Updated. New York: Mariner Books, 2011.

Thompson, Michael, Lawrence J. Cohen, and Catherine O'Neill Grace. Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. New York: Ballantine Books, 2001.

Thompson, Michael, Lawrence J. Cohen, and Catherine O'Neill Grace. Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.

Whitson, Signe. 8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies for Parents & Schools. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.

Whitson, Signe. 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book Companion Guide for Parents & Educators. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

Whitson, Signe. Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying. Pennsylvania: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.

Willard, Nancy. Positive Relations @ School (& Elsewhere): Legal Parameters & Positive Strategies to Address Bullying & Harassment. Oregon: Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, 2014.

Willard, Nancy. Support and Empower Your Bullied Child A Guide for Parents Oregon: Embrace Civility in the Digital Age, 2017.

Wiseman, Rosalind. Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Your Son Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World. New York: Harmony Books, 2013.

Wiseman, Rosalind. Queen Bees and Wannabees, 3rd Edition : Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and The New Realities of Girl World. New York: Harmony Books, 2016.

Zaki, Jamil. The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World. New York: Crown, 2019.