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Free Spirit Publishing celebrating 30 years

Free Spirit News

We’re moving!

After 15 wonderful years in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood, we’re ready to begin a new chapter. Effective October 5, you can find all Free Spirits (both two-legged and four-legged) at our new home at 6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427.

Please note: Our warehouse will not be shipping products October 5–9 as we settle into our new office. Shipping will resume Monday, October 12. Thank you for your patience!

Illustrator Spotlight

Melissa Iwai

A Day in the Life of a Children's Book Illustrator

Melissa Iwai, illustrator of Just Because I Am and We Can Get Along shares a day in the life of an artist and illustrator. Visit the Free Spirit Blog to read.

Reviews & Accolades

Penelope Perfect

Penelope Perfect“Cheery cartoons ... and vignettes show many instances of perfection ... The book concludes with four pages of activities and discussion questions to help adults understand and work with children struggling with perfectionism.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Featured Product

Noses Are Not for Picking

Noses Are Not for PickingWith gentle humor and kid-friendly support, this board book for toddlers and preschoolers helps guide little ones away from nose picking toward healthier habits, like using a tissue and washing their hands. Catchy words help children remember what to do; vibrant full-color illustrations bring the words to life. Throughout, the positive message shines through: noses are for breathing, sniffing, smelling . . . but not for picking! Learn more about Noses Are Not for Picking.



Advisory Board Members Wanted

Free Spirit seeks early childhood educators and grades preK–12 teachers, administrators, librarians, counselors, and social workers to join its advisory board. In order to make our books and other products even more beneficial for children and teens, the advisory board will provide valuable feedback on things like content, text, and art and help us identify what educators need to support the kids they serve.

Free Spirit also seeks young people, grades 6 and up, to join its teen advisory council. In order to keep our books and other products current and relevant, the advisory council provides valuable feedback on such things as the design, art, and content of our resources for young people.



From all of us at Free Spirit, thanks for stopping by!


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