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Character Education

For over thirty years, Free Spirit has produced character education resources that support what studies have now confirmed: social and emotional learning significantly improves students’ academic performance. Find character-building activities in Free Spirit’s books that will help students build positive relationships, learn and understand manners, develop empathy, learn responsibility, become engaged citizens, and achieve academic success.

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NEW! We Can Get Along / Podemos llevarnos bien

$12.45
Teach little ones basic conflict resolution and peacemaking skills in both English and Spanish.

Just Because I Am / Solo porque soy yo

$12.45
Help little ones build self-esteem and self-confidence in both English and Spanish.

NEW! Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges

$10.99
Inspiring true stories of kids from around the world who have overcome obstacles to create success for themselves.

A Teacher’s Guide to the Real Kids, Real Stories Series

Help young readers get the most out of the Real Kids, Real Stories series.

Buy the Set: Zach Rules Series

$48.70
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.

NEW! Zach Stands Up

$12.99
Zach finds the courage to be an upstander when he uses his stand-up-to-bullying STAR.

NEW! Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students

$39.99
Develop and strengthen essential emotional intelligence skills in adolescents with this practical, hands-on resource.

How to Boost Emotional Intelligence in Students

In this edWebinar, Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., and Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., talk about what emotional intelligence is and why and how you can build valuable EQ skills in your students. They review and demonstrate sample lessons and activities related to assessing students' EQ strengths, improving emotion recognition and management, exercising self-control, using assertive communication skills, and implementing effective problem-solving.

Stay Positive In a Jar®

$9.99
101 tips and strategies to help kids stay positive.

What If? In a Jar®

$9.99
101 lively what-if scenarios to spark conversation and reflection.

Zach Hangs In There

$12.99
Picture book that teaches how to persevere when things get difficult.

Teeth Are Not for Biting / Los dientes no son para morder Board Book

$7.95
In the English-Spanish bilingual edition, help prevent biting and teach little ones positive alternatives.

How Rude!® Poster Set

$19.99 / $32.98
Humorous and helpful, these posters highlighting Alex J. Packer’s etiquette basics will appeal to teens and adults alike. Save 25% when you buy the book along with the poster set.

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

$39.99
Practical, research-based lessons for middle school educators to teach students prosocial attitudes and behaviors to prevent bullying.

I Want to Win!

$12.99
A book about being a good sport.

I Don’t Want to Be Nice!

$12.99
A book about showing kindness.

Everyday Strategies to Build a Sustainable Culture of Kindness

In this edWebinar, Christa M. Tinari, M.A., identifies key social-emotional skills, such as emotional literacy, empathy, perspective taking, and upstander skills, that can help students (and staff) show kindness even when it’s hard to do.

How Rude!® In a Jar®

$9.99
Prompts, tips, skits, and quips about social skills, good manners, and etiquette.

I’m Like You, You’re Like Me / Yo soy como tú, tú eres como yo

$9.99
Popular introduction to diversity for young children in an English-Spanish bilingual edition.

Ollie Outside

$9.99 / $14.99
Ollie’s family has too much screen time! So it’s up to Ollie to show everyone how summer is about fun in the sun.
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