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  New Book Press Kits

Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids
An Elementary Curriculum to Promote Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success
Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. 

Cuddle
A board book about snuggling
Happy Healthy Baby® Series (Book 2)

Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis 

Dare! (hardcover)
A Story About Standing Up to Bullying in Schools
The Weird Series (Book 2)

Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 

Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know
(But Didn’t Learn in College)
Otis Kriegel 

I'm Like You, You're Like Me (paperback)
A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other
Cindy Gainer and Miki Sakamoto 

Move
A board book about movement
Happy Healthy Baby® Series (Book 1)

Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis 

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(And Their Parents)
Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D. 

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom
Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use
(Revised & Updated 3rd Edition)

Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. 

This Morning Sam Went to Mars (hardcover)
A book about paying attention
Nancy Carlson 

This Morning Sam Went to Mars (paperback)
A book about paying attention
Nancy Carlson 

Tough! (hardcover)
A Story About How to Stop Bullying in Schools
The Weird Series (Book 3)

Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 

Weird! (hardcover)
A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools
The Weird Series (Book 1)

Erin Frankel and illustrated by Paula Heaphy 



  Other Press Kits

ADHD in HD
Brains Gone Wild
Jonathan Chesner 

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 1–2
Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. 

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 3–5
Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. 

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 6–8
Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. 

Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning PreK–K
Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. 

Advancing Differentiation
Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century
Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. 

Be Confident in Who You Are
Middle School Confidential™ Series
Annie Fox, M.Ed., and illustrated by Matt Kindt 

Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You
Rebecca Kajander C.P.N.P., M.P.H., and Timothy Culbert, M.D. 

Bookmarked
Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight
Ann Camacho 

Building Strong Writers in Middle School
Classroom-Ready Activities That Inspire Creativity and Support Core Standards
Deb Delisle and Jim Delisle 

But Why Can’t I?
A book about rules
Sue Graves and illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini 

The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model
How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All
Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. 

The Complete Guide to Service Learning
Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action (Revised & Updated Second Edition)
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. 

Cool Down and Work Through Anger
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. 

Diapers Are Not Forever Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Doing Good Together
101 Easy, Meaningful Service Projects for Families, Schools, and Communities
Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., and Jolene L. Roehlkepartain 

Dude, That’s Rude!
(Get Some Manners)
Pamela EspelandElizabeth Verdick, and illustrated by Steve Mark 

Feet Are Not for Kicking Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Fighting Invisible Tigers
Stress Management for Teens (Revised & Updated Third Edition)
Earl Hipp 

GLBTQ
The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens
Revised & Updated Second Edition

Kelly Huegel 

Germs Are Not for Sharing
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Germs Are Not for Sharing/Los gérmenes no son para compartir Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Germs Are Not for Sharing/Los gérmenes no son para compartir Paperback
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Get Out!
150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future
Judy Molland 

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide
Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Revised & Updated 4th Edition)
Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle 

Going Blue
A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International 

Hands Are Not for Hitting/Las manos no son para pegar Board Book
Martine Agassi, Ph.D., and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Heart of a Warrior
7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life
Jim Langlas 

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid
Daniel Stefanski 

I Can Play It Safe
Alison Feigh and illustrated by Laura Logan 

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me (hardcover)
A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other
Cindy Gainer and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto 

I’m Not Happy
A book about feeling sad
Sue Graves and illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini 

A Kids’ Guide to Helping Others Read & Succeed
How to Take Action!
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. 

Make a Splash!
A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.Philippe Cousteau, and EarthEcho International 

Making Differentiation a Habit
How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms
Diane Heacox, Ed.D. 

Mealtime
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Moving Past Perfect
How Perfectionism May Be Holding Back Your Kids (and You!) and What You Can Do About It
Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D. 

The New Bully Free Classroom®
Proven Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Teachers K–8 (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition)
Allan L. Beane, Ph.D. 

No Kidding About Bullying
125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along
Naomi Drew, M.A. 

Not Fair, Won’t Share
A book about sharing
Sue Graves and illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini 

On-the-Go Time
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Pacifiers Are Not Forever Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

RTI Success
Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms
Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D.Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Alice Woodrow, Ed.D. 

Reach Out and Give
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. 

Ready for Bed!
A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Any Complaining
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 

Ready for the Day!
A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 

Ready to Play!
A Tale of Toys and Friends, and Barely Any Bickering
Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, and illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba 

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind
Middle School Confidential™ Series
Annie Fox, M.Ed., and illustrated by Matt Kindt 

Respect
A Girl's Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed
Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym 

See It, Be It, Write It
Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing Skills and Test Scores
Hope Sara Blecher-Sass, Ed.D., and Maryellen Moffitt 

Service Learning in the PreK–3 Classroom
The What, Why, and How-To Guide for Every Teacher
Vickie E. Lake, Ph.D., and Ithel Jones, Ed.D. 

Siblings
You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together
James J. Crist, Ph.D.Elizabeth Verdick, and illustrated by Steve Mark 

Speak Up and Get Along!
Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself
Scott Cooper 

The Step-Tween Survival Guide
How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily
Lisa Cohn and Debbie Glasser, Ph.D. 

Stick Up for Yourself!
Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem (Revised and Updated Edition)
Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D.Lev Raphael, Ph.D., and Pamela Espeland 

Tails Are Not for Pulling
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Tails Are Not for Pulling Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them
Ready-to-Use Discussions on Stress, Identity, Feelings, Relationships, Family, and the Future
Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. 

Teaching Kids to Be Confident, Effective Communicators
Differentiated Projects to Get All Students Writing, Speaking, and Presenting
Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., and Dori Schlemmer 

Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom
How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed
Myles L. Cooley Ph.D. 

Teambuilding with Teens
Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, & Group Success
Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. 

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated
Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?
Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. 

The Teen Guide to Global Action
How to Connect with Others (Near and Far) to Create Social Change
Barbara A. Lewis 

They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge
True Cases of Teen Crime
Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. 

Too Old for This, Too Young for That!
Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years (Updated 2nd Edition)
Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, M.A. 

Too Stressed to Think? eBook
A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy
Annie Fox, M.Ed., and Ruth Kirschner 

What Are My Rights?
Q&A About Teens and the Law (Revised & Updated Third Edition)
Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. 

What Do You Really Want?
How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens
Beverly K. Bachel 

What Do You Stand For? For Kids
A Guide to Building Character
Barbara A. Lewis 

What Do You Stand For? For Teens
A Guide to Building Character
Barbara A. Lewis 

What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough
The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids
Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D. 

What’s Up with My Family?
Middle School Confidential™ Series
Annie Fox, M.Ed., and illustrated by Matt Kindt 

Who Feels Scared?
A book about being afraid
Sue Graves and illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini 

Words Are Not for Hurting
Elizabeth Verdick and Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and Illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Words Are Not for Hurting/Las palabras no son para lastimar
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Words Are Not for Hurting/Las palabras no son para lastimar Board Book
Elizabeth Verdick and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen 

Zach Apologizes
William “Bill” Mulcahy and illustrated by Darren McKee 

Zach Gets Frustrated
William “Bill” Mulcahy and illustrated by Darren McKee