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Stress & Anxiety

While no one can eliminate stress from young people’s lives, Free Spirit resources can help kids and teens learn to control how they respond to it. From calming exercises to situational strategies to tips on stress management for students, these books offer proven techniques that kids and teens can use to deal with stressful situations in school, at home, and among friends.

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NEW! The Balanced Teacher Path

Award-winning teacher offers advice on achieving work-life balance and employing self-care techniques to avoid burnout.

NEW! Zach Makes Mistakes

A humorous story about learning from mistakes and dealing with embarrassment.

NEW! Buy the Set: Zach Rules Series

Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving an everyday problem typical of young kids. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.

Coasting Casey

$9.99 / $15.99
Coasting at school gets Casey into trouble . . . until he finds a way to use his talents and passions to turn underachievement upside down.

Penelope Perfect

$9.99 / $15.99
Penelope has a penchant for perfection, until a topsy-turvy day helps her learn to let go of perfect and just be herself.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities and Challenges

Help kids with physical disabilities cope with feeling different and alone and stay motivated to make a bright future for themselves.


Boys learn to deal with persistent bullying, overcome insecurities, and express feelings without hurting others.

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

Updated edition of Free Spirit’s best-selling book on anger management helps kids understand that anger is normal and they can express it in healthy ways.

Questions & Quotes for Girls In a Jar®

Questions and quotes to spark conversation and reflection about school, stress, relationships, health, self-respect, and more.

When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers

Look beyond the grades and test scores to see the real child in need of support.

Buy the Set: Learning to Get Along Bilingual Editions

Bilingual editions of titles in Free Spirit’s popular Learning to Get Along series.

F Is for Feelings

$9.99 / $15.99
Young children learn feelings words through an inviting alphabet book.

Bounce Back!

Encourage resilience and perseverance in young children.

Armond Goes to a Party

$9.99 / $15.99
A boy with Asperger’s overcomes his social challenges to help a friend celebrate her birthday.

My Body Belongs to Me

Acclaimed book helps adults teach kids about body boundaries and getting help to stay safe.

Being Me with OCD

One young woman’s inspiring story of how she overcame OCD and how readers can do the same.

Helping Them Heal

Discover answers, ideas, and specific classroom strategies to help move a stressed, abused, or neglected child in positive directions in the classroom.

When Nothing Else Works

Learn a variety of shared creative strategies and techniques—from aromatherapy to affirmations—to address and adjust problematic behavior in the classroom while simultaneously promoting resilience and active engagement in learning.

What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue

Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping with depression or for when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely.

Temper Tamers In a Jar®

Learn how to control your temper and express your feelings in positive ways.
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