Books and Bullies: No Name-Calling Week

January 24th, 2013 by

Pop quiz! Match each character with their own personal bully:

This might have been easy-peasy for some of you, but here’s Nancy’s painstakingly created, color-coded answer key.


Even though some villains are certainly interesting, they are ultimately bullies. You may have heard that this week is No Name-Calling Week, which was actually inspired by the novel The Misfits by James Howe*. No one should ever feel the way Hermione felt when Draco called her a Mudblood!

Since we’re in the middle of No Name-Calling Week, I thought I’d highlight some books about bullying:

Books Recommended By Other Kids

Books Recommended by Karen & Nancy

And some books that WE love and KIDS love, too! We all have amazing taste. *high five!*

Are there any books about bullying or featuring bullies that really spoke to you? Leave a comment below or submit a book review about it!

— Nancy

Nancy thinks that Dolores Umbridge, Queen of the Bullies, was actually more evil than Lord Voldemort. *shudders* We all need a Patronus to ward off thoughts of Umbridge!

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*James Howe, author of the Bunnicula series!

4 Responses

  • Nancy writes:
    October 7th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I love Greg books! ( Heffley

  • kiddiemomo writes:
    February 26th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Draco IS Harry’s enemy, but I agree with Nancy. What about Lord Voldemort? Tom Riddle? You could at least list Delores Umbridge. I think she is the most evil. character

    • Brody writes:
      September 29th, 2016 at 3:46 pm


  • Brody writes:
    September 29th, 2016 at 3:46 pm


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