Children’s and YA

Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
(Scholastic Press, Mar. 2015, ages 12–up)

Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived—How You Can Too by Jodee Blanco
(F+W Media/Adams, Jan. 2015, ages 12–18)

The Bully and the Shrimp by Catherine Allison and Kim Geyer
(Parragon, Sept., ages 4–up)

Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putnam Oakes
(Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Feb. 2015, ages 9–12)

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall
(Sky Pony, Nov., 12–up)

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Thompson, illus. by Sean Qualls
(Random/Schwartz & Wade, Jan. 2015, ages 4–8)

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
(Greenwillow, Sept., ages 14–up)

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson
(Simon Pulse, Jan. 2015, ages 14–up)

Girl Talk: Questions and Answers about Daily Dramas, Disasters, and Delights by Nancy Loewen and Paula Skelly
(Capstone, Mar. 2015, ages 9–12)

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky
(Hyperion, Nov., ages 10–14)

King Dork, Approximately by Frank Portman
(Delacorte, Dec., ages 14–up)

Love & Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life, edited by Nick Healy
(Capstone/Switch, Mar. 2015, ages 14–up)

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch, with Lara Embry and A.E. Mikesell, illus. by Tricia Tusa
(Random House, Sept., ages 3–7)

Misdirected by Ali Berman
(Seven Stories/Triangle Square, Nov., ages 12–up)

Mister Cool by Birdy Jones, illus. by Tara Lynch
(PowerHouse/Pow!, Jan. 2015, ages 6–9)

My Cousin’s Keeper by Simon French
(Candlewick, Sept., ages 8–12)

My Heart Is Laughing by Rose Lagercrantz
(Gecko, Sept., ages 5–8)

Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel
(Sky Pony, Oct., ages 8–12)

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine
(Putnam, Sept., ages 10–up)

Playing a Part by Daria Wilke
(Scholastic/Levine, Mar. 2015, ages 12–up)

Positive by Paige Rawl
(HarperCollins, Aug., ages 13–up)

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles
(Candlewick, Mar. 2015, ages 14–up)

Red by Jan De Kinder
(Eerdmans, Mar. 2015, ages 4–8)

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill
(Simon & Schuster, Sept., ages 14–up)

Revenge of the Bully by Scott Starkey
(S&S/Wiseman, Sept., ages 8–12)

Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
(Chronicle, Oct., ages 10–14)

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
(HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray, April 2015, ages 14–up)

Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts, illus. by Christian Robinson
(Putnam, Sept., ages 3–5)

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews
(Simon & Schuster, Sept., ages 14–up)

Taking Flight: From War-Torn Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince
(Knopf, Oct. ages 12–up)

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts by R.J. Palacio
(Knopf, Aug., ages 8–12)

The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond
Candlewick, Mar. 2015, ages 14–up)

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan
(Annick, Sept., ages 10–18)

Unfriended by Rachel Vail
(Viking, Sept., ages 11–up)

Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn
(Clarion, Sept., ages 9–12)

You Can’t Sit with Us by Nancy Rue
(Thomas Nelson, Dec., ages 9–12)


Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self by Laura Martocci
(Temple Univ. Press, Jan. 2015)

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray
(Forest Ave. Press, Aug.)

Confronting School Bullying: Kids, Culture, and the Making of a Social Problem by Jeffrey Cohen and Robert Brooks
(Lynne Rienner, Nov.)

Whipping Boy by Allen Kurzweil
(Harper, Jan. 2015)

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