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Our more than 300 award-winning books and products are trusted, dog-eared companions of parents, teachers, counselors, youth workers, and kids everywhere
Positive, solution focused, and kid friendly, our books meet all kids—babies, teens, and everyone in between—where they are and address the real-life issues they face
Create an Emotion-Rich Classroom
Strategies and activity ideas to support emotional development in young children.
Affirmations for children foster confidence and a sense of self-worth.
Sometimes When I'm Bored
A sensitive and supportive story to help children learn practical strategies for coping with boredom and loneliness.
Teaching Kids to Pause, Cope, and Connect
Thirty hands-on lessons provide students opportunities to learn and practice self-regulation strategies.
We Can Say No
A story that helps teach young children that it's okay to say no.
Understanding and Using the Naglieri General Ability Tests
An accessible guide to identifying gifted students and creating equity and inclusion within gifted programs.
Dragons on the Inside (And Other Big Feelings)
Imaginative picture book helps children recognize their inner feelings and discover ways to regulate big emotions.
Laney Dances in the Rain
The vivid artwork in this wordless picture book tells the story of a little girl who loves to dance in the rain—no matter what anyone thinks.
We Are in Charge of Our Bodies
Support young children as they learn the importance of setting physical boundaries.
Yay! You Failed
Help young kids learn how to set goals, overcome challenges, and feel good about their efforts.
Lulu and the Hunger Monster / Lulú y el Monstruo del Hambre
Award-winning story of food insecurity and hunger is available as an English-Spanish bilingual book.
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Feel free to explore and browse our extensive catalogue of diverse Subjects that are suitable for all ages and grade levels, suitable for classrooms and remote teaching.
A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator
An updated edition of an indispensable resource offers practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with mental health and learning disorders.
Differentiation for Gifted Learners
Revised and updated edition helps educators increase rigor and depth for all advanced and gifted learners to fulfill their potential.
Fighting Invisible Tigers
Fresh edition of a popular title offers teens straightforward advice on stress management, anxiety reduction, and digital well-being.
I'm Happy-Sad Today
This friendly picture book helps young children make sense of mixed-up emotions.
A guide for busy elementary educators on how to easily incorporate mindfulness activities into existing curriculum.
Sometimes When I'm Sad
A sensitive and supportive story to help young children recognize and cope with sadness.
Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students
Flexible tools help teachers see, understand, teach, challenge, and advocate for underserved gifted students.
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom
Latest edition of the go-to classroom resource since 1992 for reaching and challenging gifted students.
The PBIS Team Handbook
A revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide for schools implementing PBIS Tier 1.
The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents)
Help autistic kids understand their unique gifts and needs and learn strategies for daily living in a neurotypical world.
Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior
Teach social skills and enrich classrooms to reduce problem behaviors and nurture growth.
Read the latest articles posted on our blog, written by nationally-recognized experts and get some inspiration for your classroom, at-home or distance learning.
Seeking Personally Relevant SEL Books for Children and Teens
Hello! My name is Deidra Purvis, and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new acquisitions editor for children and teens at Free Spirit Publishing. I’m excited to share my journey to this role as acquisitions editor and the types of books I’m seeking.Read more
How Parents Can Help Kids Develop Self-Confidence
A couple of years ago, my youngest child woke up and announced his intention to ride his bike without training wheels . . . right now. Note: he had never once attempted this task. He hopped on with confidence. But after about 10 minutes and multiple falls, he threw the bike down in frustration.Read more