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Free Spirit Publishing celebrating 30 years

Free Spirit News

July Is Anti-Boredom Month

Beat the summer boredom blues with In a Jar® products for teachers, parents, and kids of all ages. From the backyard to the backseat and everywhere in between, these easy-to-use jars are great for road trips, camping, and rainy days at home. Each jar is full of cards with challenges, brain teasers, discussion topics, or story starters. Click to view all In a Jar® products.

Author Spotlight

Alex J. Packer

Have you been listening to our new series of podcasts for teens by Alex Packer, etiquette guru and author of How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out? The most recent podcast is a primer on why good manners are important and how being polite pays off for teens. Visit the Free Spirit Blog to listen or read the transcript.

Reviews & Accolades

Armond Goes to a Party

“With help from her coauthor, a middle schooler with Asperger’s syndrome, Carlson explains why a child with a spectrum disorder might be reluctant to attend a friend’s party. Yet with some peer understanding and adult assistance, the challenge can become an opportunity to have fun as well as be a friend . . . Both Armond’s distress and his relief and satisfaction are likely to move young audiences toward increased empathy for others with mental or physical differences.”—Booklist

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Featured Products

Count on Me: Sports

Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with powerful stories that highlight character building in sports. The five books in the Count on Me: Sports series include dramatic tales of character in action, bringing together exciting sports history, real-life examples of sports and character building, and lively storytelling.

Learn more about the Count on Me: Sports series.



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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