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Free Spirit Publishing celebrating 30 years

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New Releases

The Survival Guide for Making and Being FriendsStraightforward, friendly, and loaded with practical advice, the Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids give children and teens the tools they need to not only survive but thrive. With plenty of realistic examples and bright illustrations, theyre accessible, encouraging, kid-friendly, and even life-changing. Check out the two newest titles: The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends and The Survival Guide for School Success.

Author Spotlight

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein & Elizabeth Verdick

This months spotlight is on Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, LMSW, and Elizabeth Verdick, the coauthors of Stand Up to Bullying! now available from Free Spirit Publishing. Phyllis and Elizabeth are both bullying prevention advocates who believe that kids are key to making bullying uncool in schools.

Read on to learn about why they were inspired to tackle this tough topic.

Reviews & Accolades

Differentiation for Gifted Learners

Congratulations to Diane Heacox, Ed.D., and Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., coauthors of Differentiation for Gifted Learners, which has won the 2014 Legacy Book® Award for Educators from the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented.

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Featured Product

In a Jar® Products

With unique, engaging topics for teachers, parents, and kids of all ages, these go-anywhere, easy-to-use jars make learning fun, portable, and spontaneous. Enjoy the games and cards at home, at school, at childcare, in the office, while traveling, at parties, in youth groups, and at camp.

Learn more.



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.



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