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Dear Friends of Free Spirit: Meeting the social-emotional and educational needs of children continues to be in the news. Current research confirms what we at Free Spirit have known since our inception in 1983: Children do better in and out of school when they learn social skills, are taught in ways they learn best, and have tools for coping with life. As is true every season, our fall list offers a range of resources from expert authors that are practical, reader-friendly, and focused on solutions. First, we’re excited to add a new title to our highly popular Best Behavior® series: Noses Are Not for Picking (page 5). Another new offering for young children, F Is for Feelings (page 3), uses an alphabet book format with diverse and appealing illustrations to help kids give words to their feelings. This fall we round out Free Spirit’s Count on Me: Sports series by veteran sports author Brad Herzog with three final titles focused on teamwork, generosity, and courage (page 6). Books in this series are a terrific read for sports fans and reluctant readers as well as any kid who enjoys inspiring true stories. For bullying prevention, we offer Stand Up to Bullying! (page 5) in our Laugh & Learn™ series. We also continue to grow our evergreen Survival Guide for Kids line with two fresh titles that should have wide appeal: The Survival Guide for School Success and The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends (page 7). For educators working on the front lines in middle school, we’re pleased to offer a practical and research-based book filled with strategies: RTI in Middle School Classrooms (page 8). And for educators in all grades, we’re excited to present a fully revised and updated edition of Susan Winebrenner’s best-selling Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom (page 9). Please be sure to contact us with any questions. As always, we look forward to hearing from you.

President & Founder P.S. You’ll also be happy to see that we are expanding our bilingual offerings with the introduction of English-Spanish editions of two books in the popular Learning to Get Along® social skills series (page 4). P.P.S. For information about how our titles align with Common Core State Standards, visit freespirit.com/standards.

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New Releases F Is for Feelings by Goldie Millar and Lisa Berger, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell

Young children learn feelings words through an inviting alphabet book Young children often need help learning and practicing their “feelings words” so they can express themselves well. When children learn from an early age to share their feelings in clear and healthy ways, they are more likely to grow into adults who feel capable of handling life’s challenges. Friendly and positive, this picture book uses an alphabet-book format to share and reinforce emotional language and the ideas that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all emotions are natural and important. Charming, colorful illustrations accompany the sweet and simple text. A section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book. August 2014

Gg

G is for Grumpy

Hh

H is for Happy

F Is for Feelings Juvenile Nonfiction/Emotions & Feelings HC ISBN 978-1-57542-475-0 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB ISBN 978-1-57542-476-7 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 11¼" x 9¼", 40 pp., color illust. Ages 3–8 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

I feel grouchy about everything. Nothing seems quite right.

• Perennially popular alphabet-book format I am jumping for joy. I feel so glad! 10

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combines with social-emotional learning for a valuable resource

• Authors are experienced psychologists

B is for Brave

with a special interest in young children’s emotional health

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U is for Upset

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• Colorful, sensitive, and inviting illustrations

reinforce feelings language through facial expressions and posture to help young children recognize emotions through visual cues

I am going to be strong, even though I feel frightened. 5

I don’t like this. This is not how I want things to go! 24

Goldie Millar, Ph.D., is a clinical and school psychologist. Since earning her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2003, Goldie has worked with children in hospital, forensic, community, and educational settings. She has a deep interest in children’s mental health, emotional regulation, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Goldie lives in Bolton, Ontario, with her husband and their two young daughters.

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Lisa Berger, Ph.D., is a clinical, counseling, and rehabilitation psychologist who works with adolescents and adults in a private practice. In 2003, Lisa received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto. She has practiced in hospitals, postsecondary institutions, and community-based settings. Lisa’s professional interests include emotional health and wellness, psychological trauma, and emotion-based therapy. She lives in Newmarket, Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.

Hazel Mitchell thinks the best feeling is when her illustrations make other people happy. She attended art college in England, where she grew up, and went on to illustrate books for children, including How to Talk to an Autistic Kid and One Word Pearl. You can find out more about her work at www.hazelmitchell.com. Hazel lives in Maine.

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New Releases Learning to Get Along® Bilingual Series

September 2014

by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.

Learning to Get Along® Bilingual Series

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

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up/Bilingual English-Spanish Each: US $12.45/CAN $15.50 PB, 9" x 9", 48 pp., color illust. Ages 4–8

Now children and adults can enjoy our most popular Learning to Get Along books in English and Spanish. The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along series helps children learn, understand, and practice basic social and emotional skills. Real-life situations, lots of diversity, and concrete examples make these read-aloud books appropriate for all homes, childcare settings, and primary classrooms as well as special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum. Presented in a social story format, each of the bilingual Learning to Get Along books includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills.

• Acclaimed Learning to Get Along books now available

in English-Spanish editions

• Contains complete activity guide for parents, teachers,

and care providers

• Social story format ideal for students with autism and

Asperger’s syndrome

See the entire Learning to Get Along series on pp. 14–15.

Cool Down and Work Through Anger Cálmate y supera la ira It’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger and build skills for coping in appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete social skills for anger management: self-calming, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps 12 First, I can take some deep breaths preschool and primary children or count to ten to calm down. I can stop and think before I say or do I can something I may feel sorry about later. see that when they cool down and cool down. Primero, puedo respirar profundamente o contar hasta diez para calmarme. work through anger, they can feel Yo puedo Puedo parar y pensar antes de decir calmarme. o hacer algo de que pueda peaceful again. arrepentirme después.

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“A Top Five Character Education Series.” —Booklist

Share and Take Turns Comparte y turna Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn. This book presents sharing as a positive choice, then describes four ways to share. It points out that sharing goes beyond things: children can also share their knowledge, their creativity, and their time. What if they don’t want to share, or someone won’t share with them? These topics are covered, too. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, 22 It’s not always easy to share. I might not want to share it. I might have something that’s special to me. Or I may not feel ready to share. understand how and why to share, A veces no es fácil compartir. Quizás no lo quiera compartir. Quizás tengo algo que valoro mucho. O quizás no esté lista para compartir. and realize the benefits of sharing.

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“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.” —Library Media Connection Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. She is the author of the award-winning Learning to Get Along social skills series for young children and the Being the Best Me! series. A former first-grade teacher, Cheri has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri enjoys visiting and sharing her books in classrooms, libraries, and bookstores. She and her husband, David, have six children and two grandchildren. She lives in Laurel, Maryland. Find her website at www.cherijmeiners.net.

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New Releases Noses Are Not for Picking by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Help put a stop to nose-picking with this new Best Behavior® board book We’ve all seen it—the nose-picking habit starts as early as the toddler years, and no child is the exception. Young children pick their noses for a variety of reasons, from colds to allergies to curiosity or boredom. This board book for toddlers and preschoolers is the answer to the age-old question “How can I get my child not to pick, especially not in public?” With her trademark humor and kid-friendly support, the author helps guide little ones toward healthier habits, like using a tissue and washing their hands. Catchy words help children remember what to do; vibrant illustrations bring the words to life. Throughout, the positive message shines through: noses are for breathing, sniffing, smelling . . . but not for picking! See the rest of the Best Behavior series on p. 14.

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• Helpful, humorous (not gross!) approach sets this book

apart from others on the topic

• Dynamic, award-winning author/illustrator team • Contains tips for parents and caregivers for early

childhood hygiene

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than 40 highly acclaimed books for children and teens, including books in the Best Behavior series for young children, the Happy Healthy Baby™ and Toddler Tools® board book series, and the Laugh & Learn™ series for preteens. Elizabeth also coauthored The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents). She lives with her husband, two children, and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota.

Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an awardwinning children’s book illustrator with Hands Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated all of the books in the Best Behavior and Toddler Tools series. Marieka focuses her work on children, teens, parents, and teachers. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and daughter.

Stand Up to Bullying! (Upstanders to the Rescue!) by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein and Elizabeth Verdick

Empowering every kid to stand up against bullying Who has the most power to stop and prevent bullying? Teachers? Parents? The Principal of the Universe? No, no, and no way! When it comes to changing bullying behavior, nobody has more power than upstanders—all the people who see bullying or know it’s happening . . . and decide to do something about it. How strong are upstanders? Stronger than a snarling seventh grader. More powerful than a petty put-down. Able to delete Internet AUGUST 2014 rumors with a single click. When BYstanders choose to Stand Up to Bullying! act as UPstanders, they are real superheroes! With full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text, Stand Up to Bullying! teaches kids how to safely take a stand against bullying, support kids who are targeted, and spread the word that bullying is not cool—it’s cruel. The power to end bullying starts with one person: you.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Bullying ISBN 978-1-57542-483-5 US $8.95/CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 Previous Edition Title and ISBN: Bystander Power, 978-1-57542-411-8

Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, LMSW, is an anti-bullying advocate, social worker, writer, and magician. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Arnie, sons Eric and Steven, and dogs Bandit and Chewy. Phyllis is the author of 200+ Ready-to-Use Reproducible Activity Sheets That Help Educators Take a Bite Out of Bullying. See above for author information on Elizabeth Verdick.

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• Part of the best-selling, award-winning Laugh & Learn

series (over 620,000 combined books in print)

• Kid-centric book focuses exclusively on empowering

bystanders to become upstanders

• Humorous, full-color book makes reading more

engaging

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New Releases Count on Me: Sports Series

August 2014

by Brad Herzog

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Fascinating true sports stories show good character in action Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with these powerful stories that highlight character building in sports. The Count on Me: Sports series combines exciting sports history with real-life examples of sports and character building. Each book features twenty true stories of athletic challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak—all illustrating a positive character trait. Focusing on qualities such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and courage, the books explore a wide variety of sports, with historical and contemporary episodes featuring male and female athletes from around the world. The Count on Me: Sports series demonstrates that character is best defined by the people who display it.

Count on Me: Sports Series Juvenile Nonfiction/Sports & Character Each: US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 5 1/8" x 7", 104–112 pp., 2-color, photos Ages 8–13 5-Book Series Complete August 2014 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

• Active, engaged author known for his sports writing in

Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids

• Photographs help bring the stories to life and illustrate

the diversity of sports and athletes featured

• Useful for character education teachers, sports

See the rest of the Count on Me: Sports series on p. 26.

coaches, youth leaders, parents of reluctant readers, and more

Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports

Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports

Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports

Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003. They’ll travel with Susan Butcher and her sled dogs as they work together to win the 1990 Iditarod. Through twenty dramatic examples, kids will see the true power of teamwork.

This collection of amazing true stories highlights generosity in sports. Readers will meet athletes including baseball player Roberto Clemente, who died while bringing aid to Nicaragua following a devastating earthquake. Kids will see generosity in action through the work of Mobolaji Akiode, a former college basketball player in the United States who went on to form basketball camps for girls in her home nation of Nigeria. These twenty tales will inspire young readers and show the importance of generosity.

These true stories of courage in sports will inspire and amaze young readers. Jackie Robinson showed great courage in the face of racism when he broke professional baseball’s color barrier in 1946. Other courageous athletes highlighted in this book include surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her left arm in a 2003 shark attack. But just a few weeks later, she was back in the waves. Sports fans and readers will love these dramatic tales.

ISBN 978-1-57542-479-8

ISBN 978-1-57542-478-1

ISBN 978-1-57542-477-4

“As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also inspire it.” —Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

Brad Herzog is the author of more than 30 books for children, including more than two dozen sports books. He has also published three travel memoirs and a fourth book for adults, The Sports 100, which ranks and profiles the 100 most important people in U.S. sports history. For his freelance magazine writing (including Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids), Brad has won three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Brad travels all over the United States visiting schools as a guest author. His website, bradherzog.com, includes information about his presentations. Brad lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons.

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New Releases The Survival Guide for School Success Use Your Brain’s Built-In Apps to Sharpen Attention, Battle Boredom, and Build Mental Muscle by Ron Shumsky, Susan M. Islascox, and Rob Bell

Ten tools help students improve executive functions such as focus, motivation, organization, self-monitoring, and more From struggling students to academic all-stars, everyone can do better in school. Research shows that executive functions such as focus and organization are more valuable to school performance than intelligence or talent. Happily, these functions are skills, September 2014 so students can learn them. This book provides ten tools to The Survival Guide for School Success improve executive functioning, described as “mental apps,” with clever names like the Pizza Cutter and the Channel Juvenile Nonfiction/Study Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-482-8 Changer. Featuring kid-friendly art and instructions, plenty of US $14.99/CAN $17.99 examples, practice assignments, and a playful tone, this book PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., 2-color can provide an academic boost to any student. Ages 10–14 • Based on proven brain research

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• Great for kids with LD, with disorders such as ADHD, and on the autism spectrum • Part of Free Spirit’s award-winning line of Survival Guides for Kids, see p. 31 Ron Shumsky, Psy.D., is a U.S.-trained and licensed clinical psychologist and child neuropsychologist. He specializes in child development and learning as well as converting psychology-education principles into meaningful and practical use. Ron lives in Tokyo with his wife, two kids, and their dog Pickles.

Rob Bell, M.Ed., is an Susan M. Islascox, M.A., is a learning elementary school teacher support teacher at the American School in with teaching experience that Japan, charged with the often daunting task spans fifteen years and three of helping high school students get focused, continents. He currently lives and organized, and motivated. Her successes works in Santiago, Chile, with his wife and fellow and failures in that endeavor inform just about everything in teacher Christina, son Max, and daughter Maya. this book. Susan lives in Tokyo with her husband and son.

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

Every kid’s must-have primer for handling the ups, downs, ins, and outs of friendship Friendships make us happier and healthier. Friends improve our self-esteem and help us live longer— it’s true! Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can october 2014 better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers The Survival Guide for everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to Making and Being Friends overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-472-9 do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, US $13.99/CAN $16.99 “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., 2-color from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook. • Veteran Free Spirit author

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• Easy-to-use handbook • Part of Free Spirit’s award-winning line of Survival Guides for Kids, see p. 31 Award-winning author James J. Crist is the clinical director and a staff psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Crist is also an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. He conducts workshops on topics including ADHD, Asperger’s, depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting skills, effective discipline strategies, and more. He is the author of several books for young people, including What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue, What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried, Mad: How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect, and Siblings: You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together (with Elizabeth Verdick). He lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.

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New Releases RTI in Middle School Classrooms Proven Tools and Strategies by Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D.

Practical, research-based RTI strategies for middle school educators This companion to our popular RTI Success focuses on successfully implementing and using the RTI model in middle school. Response to intervention allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind. In middle school, RTI brings unique advantages, benefits, and challenges. This book provides practical, researchbased instructional techniques and interventions—geared especially to middle school teachers and administrators—that target and address specific needs of individual students. Included are examples of Response to Intervention strategies in diverse settings; detailed information on how co-teaching dovetails with RTI; and customizable digital templates to streamline assessment, implementation, and documentation. Digital content also includes a PDF presentation for professional development. Chapter 1: Response to Intervention

CHAPTER 1

Response to Intervention September 2014

RTI in Middle School Classrooms Teacher Resources/RTI ISBN 978-1-57542-481-1 US $34.99/CAN $41.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 192 pp. For middle school teachers and administrators Digital content includes the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available • Experienced educators provide practical, applicable

information for middle school teachers and administrators who are implementing and using RTI

Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered system of support used to address the challenges in today’s diverse middle school classrooms. The key ingredients of RTI include: schools who engage in teaming and collaboration, teachers prepared to provide high quality instruction at each tier, implementation of an organized system of early identification of student concerns, and on-going progress monitoring of all students. RTI is also about supporting students to achieve their personal best by differentiating instruction through purposeful grouping, providing the appropriate level of support and working as a team to deliver effective instruction. In an effective RTI model all students receive quality teaching and students in need of extra support receive it at varying levels of intensity. Educators monitor academic growth through progress monitoring and intervene when sufficient progress is not made. Specific attention targeted on areas of need and the emphasis on both universal design for learning and differentiation can also increase student motivation. Students work towards specified goals and monitor their own development. Students come to middle school with established academic and behavioral records. In some cases, the use of RTI as an organizational structure becomes less about prevention of academic deficits and more about maximizing a student’s potential. This structure is also helpful for meeting the needs of high-achieving students. It’s about personalizing instruction to meet students’ needs. This structure can be especially advantageous for students who come to middle school with a history of academic and behavioral struggles, but who have not qualified for special education. The aims are to intervene while academic deficits are small, in order to prevent larger gaps down the road, and to target essential skills that will apply in all content areas.

Why RTI at the Middle School Level? The middle grades are a time of individual growth and identity development for students academically, socially, and physically. Students in the middle grades are gaining self-awareness of their talents, interests, learning preferences, strengths, and deficit areas. They are in the process of forming values and making choices that will define them into adulthood. They are eager, and increasingly ready for greater autonomy and independence. Ironically while middle grade students are attempting to define themselves as individuals, they are also trying to figure out how they fit into the larger peer group. Peer relationships become increasingly important. Additionally, they also attempt to develop meaningful connections with adults, including teachers, coaches, and advisors. This is an important period in a student’s life where they need to be encouraged to become critically aware of their roles and responsibilities as members of a learning community.

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With the onset of adolescence young people develop a more complex awareness of and curiosity about the world. Middle school students are ready to use abstract reasoning to ask questions, solve problems, understand connections, and make inferences. They are also eager to investigate and engage with the world in meaningful ways, but the basic academic tools are required to successfully grow as new experiences and skills are demanded of these students. Schools implementing RTI are more prepared to address the academic needs of middle school students through the process of personalized learning instruction, which involves looking at each individual student’s academic needs, learning preferences, interests, and level of progress. SPOTLIGHT: THE LANGUAGE OF A GROWTH MINDSET

What Does RTI Look Like in Middle School? There is no one correct approach to implementing RTI in middle schools, but most approaches include the use of a variation of tiered support with increasing intensity of instruction from Tier I to III. The multi-tiered model is most common with Tier I including all students in the general education setting, Tier II instructing students in small group settings based on academic need, and Tier III providing intense targeted instruction to students who are still academically struggling after Tier II services have not produced the anticipated results. Regardless of the logistics, all RTI models encompass the same basic principles: Outcome Established • Students are screened and evaluated on benchmark performance and desired outcomes. • Students are taught with the approach of Assess, Set Goals, Instruct, and Monitor (ASIM). This approach is implemented using research-based programs and evidencebased strategies. Data-Based Decision Making and Personalized Learner Assessment • Educators make data-driven decisions using a multifaceted approach to assessment, including personalized learner assessment. Every teacher knows each student’s learning preferences and interests. Getting to know your students not only assists in making informed decisions regarding the instruction of students, it also promotes a positive climate of “caring” in the classroom.

In his book Opening Minds, Peter Johnston addresses how language can promote a growth mindset (he uses the term dynamic mindset). Here is an example of growth mindset language as it applies to RTI’s Assess, Set Goals, Instruct, and Progress Monitor approach. The text in quotes offers growth-mindset language for how to explain the process to students at each stage. Assess: “The initial assessments give us a starting point for how you are doing right now. It will help us to determine what you already know and what you are ready to take on as the next step.” Set Goals: “Let’s set goals based on what you are ready for now and where you need to be in about 8 weeks.” Instruct: “I’ve picked out several evidence-based instructional interventions that are aimed at helping you learn. Are you comfortable with the strategy we have for meeting your goal?” Progress Monitor: “You’re getting closer and closer to reaching your goal. Look at how far you’ve come based on your hard work.” or “We aren’t seeing a whole lot of progress toward the goal yet. Why do you think that is? Perhaps we need to approach this differently.”

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• Easy-to-use customizable forms for use in assessment,

lesson planning, team building, and more included in the book and as digital downloads

• Classroom examples demonstrate RTI implementation

in action

• Information on co-teaching provides guidance for

middle school teachers combining the RTI model with a co-teaching system

Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., is an assistant professor of education and the director of the Multilingual and Exceptional Learners Program at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She teaches courses on topics related to special education, developmental theory, and children’s literature. Kelli has experience as a special education teacher and reading specialist in the K–12 public school setting. She received her bachelor’s degree in learning disabilities from Hope College, and both her master’s in visual impairments and her doctorate in special education from Western Michigan University. She lives in Zionsville, Indiana.

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Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy Studies and director of the special education internship study abroad program at Western Michigan University. Prior to moving into higher education, she served as a special educator and elementary teacher, principal, and director of special education. Elizabeth consults with school districts worldwide providing professional development in areas of response to intervention, personalized learning assessment, collaboration and teaming, collaborative teaching, teaching through data-based decision-making, teaching with research-based interventions and evidence-based strategies, and differentiated instruction. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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New Releases Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., with Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed.

An evergreen resource is fully revised and updated to help a new generation of educators reach and teach struggling learners Fully revised and updated to address how we understand kids with learning difficulties as well as changes in education today, this is the definitive guide to meeting the needs of students with learning difficulties in all classrooms. This third edition of Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and twenty-first-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Sidebars throughout highlight special information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies that are especially useful for kids with LD. Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development. Chapter 2: Understanding Learning Difficulties and Intervening Effectively

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CHAPTER 2

Understanding Learning Difficulties and Intervening Effectively There are so many types of learning difficulties that entire books have been devoted to each type. After careful research, we have concluded that it is not the classroom teacher’s job to definitively identify the specific category into which a struggling student fits. There is so much crossover among categories that even the experts are not always sure of their diagnoses. Rather, the teacher’s job is to gather and apply as many teaching strategies as possible, with the intent of matching those that work best to each student’s needs. This book does the gathering. The application is up to you! This chapter summarizes characteristics of students with significant learning problems and offers suggestions for intervening with some of those problems. The material can help you better understand and meet the needs of students in your classroom who are having significant trouble learning, including students in special education who spend part or all of each day in regular education classrooms and students who are not fluent in English. To obtain more detailed information about specific types of learning difficulties, see “References and Resources” at the end of this chapter. As you work with your struggling students, keep the following points in mind:

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numbers of children who appear to have learning difficulties are not really learning disabled—they are learning strategy disabled. Once they learn to use effective strategies, their disabilities fade away. This leaves us with a small number of students whose brains perceive different messages than their senses do.

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forget the important fact that kids with learning difficulties really cannot learn in traditional ways. They are not choosing to fail. The strategies presented in this book have been proven to help struggling students become more successful learners. Don’t worry about using the wrong strategy or technique with the wrong category of student. Don’t worry about whether a student has been formally labeled “learning disabled” or “special education.” Just use what works and congratulate yourself for trying!

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kids who struggle to learn have average or above-average intelligence. Their learning challenges are unrelated to intelligence. Frustration with learning significantly increases inappropriate behaviors and might make students appear less competent than they really are. Many behavior problems improve notably when students perceive themselves as being successful in school.

and similar drugs are intended to be used with kids whose neurological impairments include hyperactivity or attention disorders, so they can focus better on academic subjects and appropriate social behaviors. However, chemical intervention should occur only after several modifications in curriculum and behavior management have been tried. For some students, the modifications are enough. For those who need chemical intervention, the dosage may be adjusted once compensation behaviors have been learned and have become somewhat automatic.

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you take a stand for or against chemical intervention, talk to adults who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity. They are in the best position to describe their life with and without medication. Read Faking It by Christopher Lee and Rosemary Jackson, Making the Words Stand Still by Donald E. Lyman, and Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey for additional insights. (See “References and Resources.”) These books can increase your empathy for the small percentage of students who are labeled LD and who actually have some neurological perceptual impairment.

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assertive in asking for assistance from the special education staff and administrators when you face challenges in teaching students with exceptional learning needs. These professionals should provide the support you need, so you don’t have to significantly reduce the level of attention and services you give to your other students. So-called inclusion programs were not designed to totally sacrifice the needs of children in regular education to the needs of students in special education.

„„Many

of the strategies that help struggling students become more successful are also helpful with other students, including those who are not fluent in English. All your students—and their parents as well—will appreciate your efforts to improve learning success for everyone.

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Learning Difficulties In this book, the term LD refers to all students with learning difficulties. We would rather use a term that contains more hope than the term learning disabilities. Over the years, concern has developed about over-identification in some geographic areas or with certain physicians. Rather than focus on specific categories of need, this book allows you to stock your backpack of teaching strategies with a wide variety of interventions, which you should feel free to use with any student who demonstrates a need for them. The following descriptions will help teachers and parents understand student diagnoses as described in the evaluation reports they receive from the psychologists who have done the special education testing.

“This book allows you to stock your backpack of teaching strategies with a wide variety of interventions, which you should feel free to use with any student who demonstrates a need for them.” Processing deficits are problems recognizing and interpreting information taken in through the senses. The two most common areas of processing difficulty associated with learning difficulties are visual and auditory perception. Auditory sequencing is the ability to order information received aurally, such as directions, lists, events, or sounds. Most sequencing tasks involve memory. Auditory memory is the ability to remember information received aurally, such as directions, events, or lists. For students with auditory difficulties, using modalities other than verbal make the task easier to recall. Visual sequencing refers to the ability to see objects, such as events, the alphabet, or spelling of words, in a particular sequential order. Most sequencing tasks involve memory. Visual memory is the ability to retain and recover previously seen materials, such as events, stories, or words, after the visual images are no

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Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classsroom Teacher Resources/LD ISBN 978-1-57542-480-4 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 256 pp. For K–12 teachers, administrators, higher education faculty Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous Edition Title and ISBN: Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom, 978-1-57542-342-5 • Over 141,000 books in print (previous editions) • Research-based, classroom-tested strategies • Flexible use for regular classroom teachers and

special educators

• Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable

forms and a PDF presentation for professional development

Susan Winebrenner, M.S., is a former classroom teacher and current full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice. Susan is also the author of Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom and Differentiating Content for Gifted Learners in Grades 6–12 and coauthor (with Dina Brulles) of The Cluster Grouping Handbook. She lives in San Marcos, California.

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Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed., is the director of special education at Tulpehocken School District in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Previously, she taught in special education and gifted education for over twenty years. She has supervised numerous student teachers and has presented at several state conferences on the topics of cluster grouping and inclusion to help all students be successful. She lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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Recent Releases Teacher Resources The

INCLUDES DIGITAL CONTENT LINK TO OVER 300 PAGES OF FILL-IN STANDARDS MATRICES

Common Sense Guide to the

Common Core Teacher-Tested Tools

for Implementation

The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core

The PBIS Team Handbook Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior

Teacher-Tested Tools for Implementation by Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.

by Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., with Char Ryan, Ph.D.

This guide will raise educators’ comprehension of the Common Core State Standards with ease and efficiency. Forty teacher-tested tools guide educators through every stage of implementing Common Core across the curriculum—from gap analysis to lesson design to assessment.

At last, a comprehensive, down-to-earth handbook for PBIS coaches and team members implementing schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. Along with solid, detailed implementation guidelines, this helpful guide offers engaging anecdotes, tips for encouraging staff buy-in, and suggestions for sustaining a successful program at your school.

ISBN 978-1-57542-468-2 Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.

ISBN 978-1-57542-469-9

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Kids & Teens Count on Me: Sports Series by Brad Herzog

couNT on me

Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with these powerful stories that highlight character building in sports. Each book features a wide variety of historical and contemporary stories of male and female athletes from around the world. The Count on Me: Sports series demonstrates the power and inspiration of true character. See page 26

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How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out (Revised & Updated Edition) by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he discusses etiquette from common courtesies to cell phone smarts to classroom decorum. A serious etiquette encyclopedia—and a hilarious read!

ISBN 978-1-57542-454-5

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Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports Amazing true stories offer an engaging way to teach perseverance to kids—as shown by the fortitude of Anthony Robles, an undefeated wrestler with only one leg, and by 19 other remarkable sports competitors.

ISBN 978-1-57542-456-9

You’re Smarter Than You Think A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Revised & Updated Edition) by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. Written by an expert on multiple intelligences, this book introduces the theory, explains the different types of intelligences, and helps kids identify and use their own learning strengths.

ISBN 978-1-57542-431-6

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Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship Sportsmanship shines through in all these stories, including the actions of German track star Luz Long, who befriended Jesse Owens—in front of Hitler—at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

ISBN 978-1-57542-455-2

Being Me with OCD How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life by Alison Dotson

“I was a professional football player for fifteen seasons, but by far my most important job is being the father of two sports-loving daughters. The true tales in Brad Herzog’s books show how the games we play can teach seriously important life lessons to kids.”

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, this book tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she climbed back to a fuller, happier life.

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Recent Releases Early Childhood My Body Belongs to Me

Being the Best Me! Series

A book about body safety

by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., illustrated by Elizabeth Allen

by Jill Starishevsky, illustrated by Angela Padrón

Unique character-education series builds positive attitudes and social skills in young children. See page 16

This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe.

ISBN 978-1-57542-461-3

See page 19

Diapers Are Not Forever Los pañales no son para siempre

Bounce Back!

Have Courage!

Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in young children with this unique, encouraging book.

Help children develop the attitudes and skills of courage and assertiveness to make wise choices and work through challenges.

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-459-0 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-457-6

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-460-6 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-458-3

Happy Healthy Baby Board Book Series

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen A bilingual edition of this popular potty-training book.

ISBN 978-1-57542-429-3

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by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis Celebrate babies and their many daily discoveries. The bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations are sure to capture baby’s attention. See page 13

Goes to a y ArAmboook nabodut Asperger’s and frPienadshrt ip

Armond Goes to a Party A book about Asperger’s and friendship by Nancy Carlson and her friend Armond Isaak Parties are hard for a kid with Asperger’s. With the support of his good friend, Armond gets through the party and has fun.

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-467-5 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-466-8

By Nancy Carlson And her friend Armond Isaak

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Play

Rest

Share baby’s busy day with this fun and playful book.

Calming and restful, this book highlights the quiet moments of baby’s day.

ISBN 978-1-57542-426-2

ISBN 978-1-57542-427-9

In a Jar® Go-anywhere, easy-to-use jars make learning fun, portable, and spontaneous. See page 52

Classroom Warm-Ups In a Jar® Quick and Meaningful Activities for All Grades

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Kids & Nature In a Jar® Easy Ways to Love and Learn About the Outdoors

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Inspiring Quotes for Teachers In a Jar®

Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout In a Jar®

Thoughtful Observations & Lighthearted Quips

Helping You Stay Focused, Fresh, & Happy at Work

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Early Childhood Toddler Tools®Board Book Series

317,000

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen Clean-up time, bye-bye time, naptime . . . daily routines like these can be a challenge for any toddler, as well as parents and caregivers. An award-winning author-illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation. These positive books can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Books include tips for parents and caregivers.

Encourage self-regulation to help with everyday routines and transitions—great for home and childcare

Board Books/Growing Up Each: US $7.95 /CAN $9.95 BB, 7" x 7", 24 pp., color illust. Toddlers 10-Book Series

Bedtime

Bye-Bye Time

Ease little ones into the get-ready-for-bed routine with this warm and cozy bedtime book. Aided by Mom and Dad, a sister and brother enjoy a little snack, relaxing baths, time for brushing teeth, stories, lullabies, back rubs, and hugs. Cheerful, soft illustrations and reassuring text set a tone that helps toddlers feel good about settling down to sleep.

Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a babysitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals.

ISBN 978-1-57542-315-9 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Vietnamese

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Calm-Down Time

Clean-Up Time

Every parent, caregiver, and toddler knows the misery that comes with meltdowns and temper tantrums. This gentle, reassuring book offers toddlers simple tools to release strong feelings, express them, and calm themselves down. After a break, toddlers will feel like new—and adults will, too.

Toddlers will look forward to clean-up time with this simple rhyming book that encourages them to chant along as they tidy up. Young children learn to work together to put items in their place and make room for more fun. An engaging book for home or childcare settings.

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Listening Time

Manners Time

When it’s time for young children to listen closely, this book sets the tone. They discover that it’s important to open their eyes and ears but to close their mouths so good listening can begin. Appealing illustrations and gentle humor combine to foster good early listening skills.

Manners start with a smile—then you add the words. There are polite words to use when you greet someone, ask for something, or (oops!) make a mistake. There’s even a nice way to say no. This book gives toddlers a head start on manners, setting the stage for social skills that will last a lifetime.

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Mealtime

Naptime

Mealtime—“yummy-in-the-tummy time”—is an opportunity to teach young children two major life skills: nutrition and table manners. Simple but important routines come to life as the toddlers in this book remember to wash their hands, use a napkin and utensils, stay at the table, and eat healthy foods. Toddlers also learn one big rule for mealtime: Always try one bite (“You just might like it!”).

Naps are just a little break—but when it’s naptime, many toddlers have trouble settling into sleep. This calming, encouraging book helps young children quiet down so they can get the rest they need. Cozy illustrations enhance the text.

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On-the-Go Time

Sharing Time

Who says running errands with toddlers has to be stressful? With On-the-Go Time, toddlers learn simple tools and encouragement to keep moving, cope with the changing scenes, and be super helpers in the car, at the store or library, and on the road. Shopping and errands really can mean fewer hassles and more fun for everyone!

Sometimes it’s fun to share, and sometimes it’s hard. This book offers toddlers simple choices (take turns, use the toy together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and shows them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult.

ISBN 978-1-57542-379-1 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

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Early Childhood

The Free Spirit Happy Healthy Baby™ Board Book Series by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis Busy babies grow healthy and strong as they move about, discovering the many things they can do! Bouncy rhythms, black-and-white photos, appealing close-ups of babies’ faces, and colorful illustrations capture little ones’ attention and the moments and moods of baby’s day. As the books are shared with them, babies absorb concepts of love, safety, and confidence. These sturdy-format books include tips for parents and caregivers. A perfect gift for baby showers, newborns, and birthdays. Board Books/Baby Concept Books Each: US $6.99/CAN $8.50 BB, 5½" x 5½", 22 pp., color illust., B&W photos Ages 0–2 6-Book Series RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“The tender photos will draw in viewers of any age.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Verdick and Lisovskis combine sweet-natured verse with photographs of babies giving and receiving affection. The close-up b&w photos are attention-grabbing, and the accompanying pastel cartoons add to the nursery rhyme vibe. A final spread offers ‘cuddle time’ tips for adults and information about the importance of touch for babies.” —Publishers Weekly

Play

Rest

A board book about playtime

A board book about bedtime

Pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo. You see me and I see you! Gurgle, babble, grunt, and coo. Watch how Daddy waves to you! Celebrate baby’s busy day with this fun and playful book.

Fussy baby, take a break. You’ll feel better when you wake. Tired baby, close your eyes. Mommy sings a lullaby. Calming and restful, this book highlights the quiet moments of baby’s day.

ISBN 978-1-57542-426-2

ISBN 978-1-57542-427-9

Sweet dreams, baby . . . let’s .

Pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo—

Move

Reach

A board book about movement

A board book about curiosity

Amazing babies are on the move in this lively board book that celebrates the many ways babies propel themselves and interact with the world. Babies, parents, and care providers will enjoy this spirited book.

Celebrate the many ways that babies reach out to discover and learn about the world around them. A great book for floortime or anytime!

ISBN 978-1-57542-422-4

Cuddle

ISBN 978-1-57542-424-8

Eat

A board book about snuggling

A board book about mealtime

With soothing photographs and gentle, rhythmic language, this book depicts the many loving connections that come from touch. Babies and grown-ups will love the warm-and-cozy images.

Every day, in every way, babies eat. From bottles and breasts, trays and bowls. With fingers and with spoons. Join these babies as they explore and enjoy the many foods that help them grow healthy and strong.

ISBN 978-1-57542-423-1

ISBN 978-1-57542-425-5

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Early Childhood

THE BEST BEHAViOR® SERiES

BOARD BOOKs

Simple words and delightful full-color illustrations guide children to choose peaceful, positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages baby–preschool, and a longer, more in-depth paperback for ages 4–7. Kids, parents, and teachers love these awardwinning books. All include helpful tips and ideas for parents and caregivers.

Board Books/Growing Up Each: US $7.95 /CAN $9.95 BB, 7" x 7", 24 pp., color illust. Ages 0–4 9-Book Series

See p. 5 for our newest Best Behavior board book

1,430,000 See the posters on page 56

Diapers Are Not Forever

Feet Are Not for Kicking

Germs Are Not for Sharing

Hands Are Not for Hitting

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Learning to use the potty takes patience and practice, and this charming, straightforward book helps pave the way. Young children learn how to use the potty and why it’s time to do so, while gaining the courage and confidence to face this important milestone in their lives.

Feet are for walking, standing, leaping, and landing, not for kicking people. This book helps children learn to use their feet for fun and play, not in anger or frustration.

Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? Rather than focus on what germs are, this book teaches the basics of not spreading them: Cover up a sneeze or cough. Hug or blow kisses when you’re sick. And most of all, wash your hands!

by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

ISBN 978-1-57542-296-1 RIGHTS SOLD:  Greek

ISBN 978-1-57542-158-2 RIGHTS SOLD:  Simplified Character Chinese, Thai

ISBN 978-1-57542-196-4 RIGHTS SOLD:  Simplified Character Chinese, Thai

Little ones learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.

ISBN 978-1-57542-200-8 RIGHTS SOLD:  Simplified Character Chinese, Thai

Pacifiers Are Not Forever

Tails Are Not for Pulling

Teeth Are Not for Biting

Words Are Not for Hurting

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

This book smoothes the way and makes giving up the pacifier a positive experience for all. Instead of saying that pacifiers are “bad,” the focus is on minimizing stress and drama, dealing with feelings of frustrations, and finding fun things to do without a pacifer. Little ones relate to the simple words and warm, true-to-life illustrations.

Toddlers and pets belong together—as long as toddlers don’t chase, grab, squeeze, yank, or tease. This book teaches the basics of kindness to animals: careful handling, awareness, safety, and respect.

Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, parent, or sibling. This book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

Even very young children can learn that their words affect other people in powerful ways. This book guides them to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful, and to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words come out before kids can stop them.

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Early Childhood PaperbackS

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“Hands Are Not for Hitting” is the registered trademark of the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women and is used with permission.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Each: US $11.95 /CAN $14.50 PB, 9" x 9", 40 pp., color illust., Ages 4–7, 4-Book Series

Germs Are Not for Sharing

Hands Are Not for Hitting

Tails Are Not for Pulling

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life with children— at home, on the playground, at childcare and preschool. This book helps kids understand what germs are, what they can do, and why it’s so important to cover them up, keep them from spreading, and wash them down the drain. Simple words complement full-color illustrations of real-life situations kids can relate to.

Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for parents and caregivers with activities and discussion starters.

Pets may not have words, but they can communicate. A joyful bark, a scary growl, a swishing tail can help a child understand what the animal is “saying” and what an appropriate response might be. Kids learn teasing isn’t nice, they can choose to be kind to animals, and if they want to touch someone else’s pet, ask the owner first.

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The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.”

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Words Are Not for Hurting

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“An excellent resource.” —Booklist

THE FREE SPiRiT BEST BEHAViOR® SERiES bilingual editions Now children and adults can enjoy these beloved books in English and Spanish. Each bilingual edition includes all of the children’s text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages. Bilingual titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages baby–preschool, and a longer, more in-depth paperback for ages 4–7. Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up/Bilingual Each BB: US $7.95 /CAN $9.95 7" x 7", 24 pp., color illust. Ages 0–4 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Each PB: US $11.95 /CAN $14.50 9" x 9", 40 pp., color illust. Ages 4–7 GRL I, Grade 1 RIGHTS SOLD: French (French speaking Africa & Haiti)

Diapers Are Not Forever Los pañales no son para siempre by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

BB ISBN 978-1-57542-429-3

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Germs Are Not for Sharing Los gérmenes no son para compartir

Hands Are Not for Hitting Las manos no son para pegar

by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-368-5 BB ISBN 978-1-57542-369-2

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-310-4 BB ISBN 978-1-57542-309-8

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

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-312-8 BB ISBN 978-1-57542-311-1

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Early Childhood Being the Best Me! Series

by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., illustrated by Elizabeth Allen From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books comes a one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each of the 12 books planned for the Being the Best Me! series helps children learn, understand, and develop attitudes and character traits that strengthen self-confidence and a sense of purpose. Each book focuses on a specific attitude or character trait—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, and work ethic. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in all settings. Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Each PB: US $9.99/CAN $11.99 Each HC: US $14.99/CAN $17.99 11¼" x 9¼", 40 pp., color illust. GRL H, Grade 1 Ages 4–8 12-Book Series Complete Fall 2016 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

“These books are simply written and will empower students to turn around bad days. Affirming statements . . . are accompanied by large, cheerful illustrations that are perfect for prompting discussion.” —School Library Journal

The Free Spirit Being the Best Me! series supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

Bounce Back!

Have Courage!

Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in young children with this unique, encouraging book. They learn thought processes and actions that are realistic and helpful for bouncing back. Children learn to recognize people who can support them in times of difficulty. Back matter includes advice for raising resilient children.

Help children develop the attitudes and skills of courage and assertiveness to make wise choices and work through challenges. They learn to do what they think is right, even if it’s hard. They learn to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong things others might pressure them to do.

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-459-0 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-457-6

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-460-6 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-458-3

Be Positive!

Feel Confident!

Guide young children to develop a positive outlook and discover how the choices they make can lead to feeling happy and capable. This friendly, encouraging book introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don’t go their way, and contribute to other people’s happiness, too.

Empower children to recognize their individual worth and develop confidence in themselves, their abilities, and the choices they make. Children learn that they can speak up, expect and show respect, try new things, and believe in themselves. Confidence-building skills of accepting yourself, asking for what you need, making decisions, solving problems, and communicating are also discussed.

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-441-5 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-452-1

PB ISBN 978-1-57542-442-2 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-453-8

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Early Childhood

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8-Book Series Trade sales territories: United States, Canada, and the Philippines only

Juvenile Fiction/Growing Up Each: US $12.99/CAN $15.99 HC, 7¾" x 9½", 28 pp., color illust. Ages 4–8

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Small children have big feelings. The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful, brightly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their emotions and actions are related—and how they can learn to manage both. Follow along as friends discover ways to deal with fears, sadness, rules, and sharing. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding ­children to talk about their feelings.

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Our Emotions and Behavior Series

by Sue Graves, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini

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“These are excellent titles for children who need help expressing their feelings and they will be a bonus in any guidance counselor’s arsenal.”

But What If?

—School Library Journal

Take a Deep Breath

A book about feeling worried

A book about being brave

Daisy’s family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn’t like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn’t nice? Her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don’t come true—and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem.

Ruby is afraid of dogs, Andy doesn’t like to go in the pool, Dan doesn’t want the nurse to touch his bruised knee, and Josh is afraid to go on stage in front of people. Follow along as these friends learn that when something scares them, they can take a deep breath and feel brave enough to get through their ordeals.

ISBN 978-1-57542-444-6 GRL I, Grade 1

ISBN 978-1-57542-446-0 GRL I, Grade 1

I Hate Everything!

I Didn’t Do It!

A book about feeling angry

A book about telling the truth

It’s hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in “Musical Chairs,” Sam cries, “I hate everything!” With the help of his aunt, Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.

Telling the truth isn’t always easy, especially for young children. Everyone is mad at Poppy for not telling the truth, and Poppy feels bad. Join Poppy and her friends as they learn that everyone does something wrong sometimes, and it’s always better to tell the truth.

ISBN 978-1-57542-443-9 GRL I, Grade 1

I’m Not Happy

ISBN 978-1-57542-445-3 GRL I, Grade 1

Who Feels Scared?

A book about feeling sad

A book about being afraid

All children have days when they just don’t feel happy. Follow along as Ben helps cheer up his friends and shows how kids can turn sadness into smiles.

Everybody feels afraid sometimes—like Jack and his friends Ravi and Kevin when they have a sleepover. This reassuring book shows children that they can cope with their fears and be brave.

ISBN 978-1-57542-373-9 GRL H, Grade 1

ISBN 978-1-57542-374-6 GRL H, Grade 1

Not Fair, Won’t Share

But Why Can’t I?

A book about sharing When Nora, Dan, and Henry have trouble sharing at school, they all end up feeling mad. With the help of their teacher, the friends learn that when kids get frustrated, there are ways to calm down, share, and play fairly.

ISBN 978-1-57542-375-3 GRL I, Grade 1

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A book about rules Children sometimes find it hard to follow rules. This encouraging book joins Noah and his babysitter, Jenny, who shows him how rules help keep people safe, healthy, and happy.

ISBN 978-1-57542-376-0 GRL I, Grade 1

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Early Childhood Kids Are Important Series Help for Troubled Times

by Julie Nelson, illustrated by Mary Gallagher Wise, practical help for kids facing big challenges—and for adults who are there to guide them. These gentle, affirming books are meant to be read aloud with kids sitting close by so everyone can see the true-to-life illustrations. 2-Book Series

Families Change

Kids Need to Be Safe

A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights

A Book for Children in Foster Care In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and how kids might feel during foster care. The text makes it clear that the troubles in children’s lives are not their fault, and they deserve to be safe. Includes resources and information for birth and foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.

All families change. Sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or an adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can both value their birth family and love their new family. Uncomplicated words and color illustrations support children facing or experiencing this type of change. Includes information and resources for caring adults.

Parenting/Juvenile ISBN 978-1-57542-209-1 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 9" x 9", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 4–10 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Parenting/Juvenile ISBN 978-1-57542-192-6 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 9" x 9", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 4–10 GRL H, Grade 1 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“Very highly recommended for all parents, foster parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers.” —Children’s Bookwatch

“Incredibly well done.”  —Karen Jorgenson, executive director, National Foster Parent Association

I Like Being Me Poems for Children About Feeling Special, Appreciating Others, and Getting Along by Judy Lalli, M.S., photographs by Douglas L. Mason-Fry Simple rhyming poems and eloquent photographs explore issues important to the everyday lives of young children—being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a friend, and more.

Just Because I Am

We Can Get Along

A Child’s Book of Affirmation

A Child’s Book of Choices

by Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., illustrations by Claudia Rohling, M.S.W.

by Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., illustrations by Claudia Rohling, M.S.W.

Warm, simple words and enchanting illustrations build children’s self-esteem.

Simple words and inviting illustrations teach children how to get along with others and resolve conflicts peacefully.

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“We’ve been looking for books like these, and our sales show how glad we are they’re here.”  —Sue Lubeck, The Bookies, Denver 18

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I Can Play It Safe by Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan This full-color picture book teaches kids (and helps adults reinforce) seven important rules to personal safety in a nonthreatening way. It covers topics like safe versus harmful secrets, safe versus harmful touches, and the importance of having a community of trusted adults to turn to for help. This book gives children the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart choices about their personal safety every day.

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“Written with clarity, authority, and empathy . . . The Golden Rule in sensible, easily understood language.”

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-285-5 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 HC, 10¼" x 7¾", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 4–8, and for parents, teachers, counselors GRL L, Grade 2 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

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Early Childhood ParentSmart KidHappy™

ParentSmart/KidHappy™ Series by Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba

The Language

of Positive Children will love the full-color pictures and tender stories, and parents and caregivers will Parenting learn the language of positive parenting in this unique series. With honesty and gentle humor, each book shows parents how to handle daily transitions by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building your child’s emotional intelligence.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Each: US $9.99/CAN $11.99 HC, 8¼" x 8¼", 32 pp., color illust.

Ages 3–6 GRL I, Grade 1 3-Book Series

VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED, ENGAGING BOOKS MODEL COOPERATION AND THE LANGUAGE OF POSITIVE PARENTING

MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

In a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 75% of parents reported a change in how they deal with behavioral challenges after reading the ParentSmart/KidHappy series.

MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Ready for Bed!

Ready for the Day!

Ready to Play!

A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Any Complaining

A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly Any Foot-Dragging

A Tale of Toys and Friends, and Barely Any Bickering

“I don’t want to go to bed!” If you’re a parent of a preschool-age child, you’ve probably heard this before. And you probably know about the crying, fits, and complaining—by both of you—that can follow. Ready for Bed! offers healthy, lasting solutions.

Getting a preschooler out the door in the morning can be a frustrating battle of wills complete with crying and complaining—by parents and kids alike. Ready for the Day! offers healthy, lasting solutions.

Trouble sharing. Haggles over what to play. Jealousy, hurt feelings—and of course tears when playtime ends. For kids just learning to get along, playtime can be riddled with conflict. Ready to Play! offers healthy, lasting ways to help kids cooperate, develop social skills, and have fun.

ISBN 978-1-57542-269-5 RIGHTS SOLD: Greek

ISBN 978-1-57542-268-8 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

ISBN 978-1-57542-318-0 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

My Body Belongs to Me

A book about body safety

by Jill Starishevsky, illustrated by Angela Padrón This straightforward, gentle book about body boundaries offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that if someone touches their private parts, tell their mom, dad, teacher, or another safe adult. Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-461-3 US $12.99/CAN $15.99 HC, 8" x 8", 32 pp., color illust. Parents, teachers, counselors, caregivers, child advocates, and others working with children ages 3–8 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available One day when we were visiting my Uncle Johnny’s house,

I was playing with some toys, quiet as a mouse.

PRAISE FOR THE SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK:

“In only 19 sentences, this simple book will empower children while promoting open communication.” —School Library Journal

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LEARNiNG TO GET ALONG® SERiES by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. Praised by parents, embraced by educators, our Learning to Get Along series of social stories helps young children learn to behave responsibly and respectfully toward themselves and others. For home and childcare settings, schools, and special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum. Each book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce the skills and ideas being taught. Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Each: US $10.95 /CAN $13.50 PB, 9" x 9", 40 pp., color illust.

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Ages 4–8 GRL H, Grade 1 15-Book Series

The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along series supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

Accept and Value Each Person

Be Careful and Stay Safe

Be Honest and Tell the Truth

Be Polite and Kind

Introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people the way they are.

Teaches children how to avoid potential dangers, ask for help, follow directions, use things carefully, and plan ahead.

Children learn that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence, and telling the truth can take courage and tact.

Covers simple good manners and gracious behavior including “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry.”

ISBN 978-1-57542-203-9 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World, Slovak

ISBN 978-1-57542-211-4 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek

ISBN 978-1-57542-258-9 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World, Greek, Slovak

ISBN 978-1-57542-151-3 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese

Cool Down and Work Through Anger Teaches children anger management: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively.

ISBN 978-1-57542-346-3 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

First, I can take some deep breaths or count to ten to calm down. I can stop and think before I say or do something I may feel sorry about later.

Know and Follow Rules Explains why we have rules and presents four basic rules: “Listen,” “Do my best work,” “Keep my hands and feet to myself,” and “Be polite.”

ISBN 978-1-57542-130-8 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese 12

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When I ask to join in, people might say no.

Join In and Play

I can ask again later. Or I can look for a different friend to play with me.

“Fills a demand for simple, straightforward books promoting social skills and attitudes helpful to preschool and primary-grade students.”

Teaches the basics of cooperation, getting along, making friends, and being a friend.

ISBN 978-1-57542-152-0 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World

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Early Childhood

Listen and Learn

Reach Out and Give

Respect and Take Care of Things

Share and Take Turns

Introduces and explains what listening means, why it’s important to listen, and how to listen well.

Words and pictures introduce gratitude and philanthropy, and show children contributing to their community in simple, meaningful ways.

Helps children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing.

ISBN 978-1-57542-123-0 RIGHTS SOLD:  Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese

ISBN 978-1-57542-204-6 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World

Encourages children to put things back where they belong, ask permission to use things that don’t belong to them, and respect the environment.

Talk and Work It Out

Try and Stick with It

Understand and Care

When I Feel Afraid

Children learn peaceful conflict resolution: calm yourself, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, evaluate results, and agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible.

Introduces children to flexibility, stick-to-itiveness (perseverance), and the benefits of trying something new.

Builds empathy in children; guides them to show they care by listening to others and respecting their feelings.

Helps children understand their fears; teaches simple coping skills; encourages children to talk with trusted adults.

ISBN 978-1-57542-159-9 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese

ISBN 978-1-57542-131-5 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World

ISBN 978-1-57542-138-4 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, Greek

ISBN 978-1-57542-176-6 RIGHTS SOLD:  Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, Slovak

THE FREE SPiRiT LEARNiNG TO GET ALONG® SERiES bilingual editions

Juvenile Nonfiction/ Growing Up/Bilingual Each: US $12.45 /CAN $15.50 Now children and adults can enjoy these beloved books PB, 9" x 9", 48 pp., color illust. in English and Spanish. Each bilingual edition includes Ages 4–8 all of the children’s text along with a section for parents, GRL H, Grade 1

teachers, and caregivers in both languages.

ISBN 978-1-57542-160-5 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, English–Arab World

Learning to Get Along® Series Interactive Software All 15 titles are available in one kid-friendly software package. Teachers can choose which books to make available to each child, manage audio features, and track students’ progress. Children follow along or read on their own, using a highlight feature to click and hear word definitions. Questions follow each book; test results are stored for teacher review in individual student files. Designed for classroom use, yet equally useful at home. User’s Guide included. Developed in association with Attainment Company. Education/Teacher Resource ISBN 978-1-57542-372-2 US $99.99 /CAN $119.99 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Cool Down and Work Through Anger Cálmate y supera la ira ISBN 978-1-57542-473-6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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ISBN 978-1-57542-124-7 RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Simplified Character Chinese, Slovak

NOW FOR MAC AND WINDOWS

Share and Take Turns Comparte y turna ISBN 978-1-57542-474-3 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Early Childhood Zach Rules Series

Zach Apologizes

by William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee Zach and his family work through everyday kid struggles using graphically presented coping strategies that readers will easily remember. 2-Book Series

Juvenile Fiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-390-6 US $12.99/CAN $15.99 HC, 8" x 8", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 5–8 GRL M, Grade 2 Lexile AD580L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Dutch

“Zach’s feelings are widely recognizable and will be familiar to readers . . . A useful tool for teaching valuable skills.”

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Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. He can’t get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration and find a way to enjoy himself: 1) name it (why are you frustrated?); 2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); 3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated using the corners of Zach’s kite. Kids will easily understand and remember this tool.

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Zach Gets Frustrated

Zach ApOlOgizes

When Zach shoves his little brother to the floor, he knows he did something wrong. Even so, it’s hard to apologize—especially when Alex kind of deserved it! Like any seven-year-old, Zach tries to ignore the problem, but finally, with his mom’s help, he learns the four steps to apologizing: 1) say what you did; 2) tell how it made the other person feel; 3) say what you could have done instead; 4) make it up to the person. The apology strategy is presented as the “four-square” apology, which is illustrated with a prompt in each square. Kids will easily understand and remember this tool.

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Finally he remembered the look on Alex’s face. Zach had made him cry. “Sad and hurt,” he wrote in the square. “Let’s give it a try,” Dad said. “There are three steps I follow that help me handle my frustration. The first step is to Name It.” He wrote that in the sand by a corner of the kite.

“Ha!” Zach said. “I already have a name for it: Stupid, stinking, idiotic, no-fun kite.”

Mom said, “In the next square, you have to say how you think it made him feel.” This was hard. Until now, Zach had only thought about how he felt. How would it feel to be shoved by your brother?

Zach’s dad just gave him a funny look.

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I’m Like You, You’re Like Me A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other by Cindy Gainer, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto “It’s fun to find ways I’m like you and you’re like me. It’s fun to find ways we’re different.” In this colorful, inviting book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that’s straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, I’m Like You, You’re Like Me helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their individual differences. A two-page section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.

NAUTILUS SILVER AWARD WINNER

“Bright, cheerful . . . With the focus on kindness, respect, and tolerance, this title is an appropriate teaching tool for an early childhood environment.”

Juvenile Nonfiction PB ISBN 978-1-57542-436-1 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-383-8 US $14.99/CAN $17.99 11¼" x 9¼", 48 pp., color illust. Ages 3–8 GRL I, Grade 1 Lexile AD440L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Greek, Korean All Editions 73,000

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26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore, illustrated by Mike Reed Go beyond “A is for Apple” with an alphabet book that builds character. As children learn and review their ABCs, they discover positive actions they can perform with their own small hands—like applauding, building, giving gifts made with love, helping, planting, recycling, and volunteering. These are simple things even toddlers can do for themselves and others. The message throughout is that everyone, no matter how young or how small, can make a difference in the lives of those around them. The book ends with big hands clapping. A warm, affirming book for the home, childcare, or preschool.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Concepts ISBN 978-1-57542-306-7 US $8.99/CAN $10.99 PB, 11¼" x 9¼", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 2 & up RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Early Childhood Goes to a Party d n o m r A t u o A ook ab sperger’s and friendship Ab

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Armond Goes to a Party

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A book about Asperger’s and friendship by Nancy Carlson and her friend Armond Isaak

Armond doesn’t want to go to Felicia’s birthday party. Parties are noisy, disorganized, and smelly— all things that are hard for a kid with Asperger’s. Worst of all is socializing with other kids. But with the support of Felicia and her mom, good friends who know how to help him, Armond not only gets through the party, but also has fun. When his mom picks him up, Armond admits the party was not easy, but he feels good that he faced the challenge—and that he’s a good friend. A great book for anyone to learn about coping with autism or Asperger’s.

By Nancy Carlson And her friend Armond Isaak

Juvenile Fiction/Asperger’s PB ISBN 978-1-57542-467-5 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-466-8 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 11¼" x 9¼", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 5–9 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

When Armond got to the party, balloons were everywhere. That made him nervous.

Felicia’s little brother had a smelly diaper that made Armond feel sick.

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This Morning Sam Went to Mars A book about paying attention

—Booklist

by Nancy Carlson

Eight-year-old Sam is always daydreaming about exploring space and the deepest seas, which is awesome—except when he’s supposed to be focusing on schoolwork or stuff at home. It seems like all he hears is, “Focus, Sam!” and “Pay attention!” The doctor says Sam is lucky: He has a very powerful brain! But he does need some help focusing. She gives Sam and his dad lots of strategies to try, like staying organized, eating better food, and asking for help when he needs it. Sam’s favorite strategy? Make time for imagination!

People were always telling Sam to focus. When they did, he felt

Juvenile Fiction/Social Skills PB ISBN 978-1-57542-434-7 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-433-0 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 11¼" x 9¼", 32 pp., color illust. Ages 5–9 GRL K, Grade 2 Lexile 520L RIGHTS SOLD: Korean

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Kids & PRETeens Bullying Prevention Resources The Weird Series by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy These three books tell the story of an ongoing case of bullying from three third graders’ perspectives. The books may be read separately or as a set. Each book concludes with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults reinforce the books’ messages and foster dialogue with children. Juvenile Fiction/Bullying Each PB: US $9.99/CAN $11.99 Each HC: US $15.99/CAN $18.99 9½" x 8", 48 pp., color illust. Ages 5–9 3-Book Series

“Useful titles particularly for schools, but also for public libraries that see a fair number of requests for character-education titles.”

“A good discussion starter.”

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Free Spirit Publishing’s innovative line of bullying prevention resources just for kids

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Weird!

A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools Luisa is repeatedly teased and called “weird” by her classmate, even though she is simply being herself. Luisa initially reacts to the bullying by withdrawing and hiding her colorful nature. But with the support of her teachers, parents, and classmates, she’s able to reclaim her color and resist Sam’s put-downs.

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Guess I won’t wear those again.

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I wear my favorite polka dot boots, and she says I’m WEIRD.

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A Story About Standing Up to Bullying in Schools Jayla feels threatened by her classmate Sam, who has bullied her for being “nerdy.” Sam is now bullying Luisa, and she enlists Jayla to participate. Jayla reluctantly joins in but realizes it’s wrong. Caring adults and friends help Jayla find the courage to stand up to Sam and end the bullying. PB ISBN 978-1-57542-439-2 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-399-9 GRL M, Grade 2 Lexile 330L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Dutch

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A Story About How to Stop Bullying in Schools Sam wants things orderly and “cool” at school. She thinks people need to have a tough skin in order to fit in. Sam teases her classmate Luisa and enlists Jayla to help. But when Sam is confronted by a concerned teacher about her bullying and Jayla befriends Luisa, Sam begins to rethink her treatment of others. PB ISBN 978-1-57542-438-5 HC ISBN 978-1-57542-400-2 GRL M, Grade 2 Lexile 280L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Dutch

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Kids & PRETeens Speak Up and Get Along!

Stick Up for Yourself!

Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself

Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., Lev Raphael, Ph.D., and Pamela Espeland

by Scott Cooper

Simple words and real-life examples teach assertiveness, responsibility, relationship skills, choice making, problem solving, goal setting, anger management, and more.

A handy toolbox of ways to get along with others, this book presents 21 strategies kids can learn and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings, each complete with examples and sample dialogue. Includes a note to adults.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-068-4 US $12.99 /CAN $15.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., illust. Ages 8–12 GRL V, Grade 5 Lexile 630L RIGHTS SOLD: Romanian

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Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

Sound advice and witty cartoons help kids deal with cliques and develop the skills needed to form positive, healthy relationships and build self-esteem.

Practical suggestions and humor help kids become “Bully-Proof,” stop bullies from hurting others, and know what to do in dangerous situations.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Friendship ISBN 978-1-57542-045-5 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 136 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL O, Grade 3 Lexile 680L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Serbian, Turkish

Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-023-3 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 112 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL O, Grade 3 Lexile 700L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Serbian, Turkish

Stand Up to Bullying!

Good-Bye Bully Machine

(Upstanders to the Rescue!)

by Debbie Fox and Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., illustrated by Debbie Fox

by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein and Elizabeth Verdick

Kids learn what bullying is, why it hurts, and what they can do to end it with this fresh, compelling book. With its sophisticated collage art, lively layout, and straightforward text, Good-Bye Bully Machine engages kids and keeps them engaged. Adults who share this book with kids can raise awareness and increase empathy by talking about bullying behaviors as fuel for the machine—and kind behaviors as ways to dismantle it.

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Proven ways to avoid conflict and defuse tough situations, written by an expert on conflict resolution and peacemaking. Kids learn how to stand up for themselves without getting physical, how to talk out problems, how to de-stress and calm down, how to deal with teasing and bullying, how to stay safe, and more—essential life skills for all young people.

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Leader’s Guide

The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts

Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Issues/Bullying ISBN 978-1-57542-326-5 US $12.99 /CAN $15.99 HC, 8¼" x 8¼", 48 pp., color illust. Ages 8 & up GRL P, Grade 3 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teaches kids how to safely stand up against bullying, support kids who are targeted, and spread the word that bullying is not cool—it’s cruel.

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Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-182-7 US $12.99 /CAN $15.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 8–12 GRL S, Grade 4 Lexile 790L RIGHTS SOLD: Romanian

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Additional material for Good-Bye Bully Machine, copyright © 2009. Used with permission of Free Spirit Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.

This book helps schools fulfill Title IV—21st Century Schools: “Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities,” which authorizes conflict resolution, violence prevention, and education programs.

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Kids & PRETeens Count on Me: Sports Series by Brad Herzog

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Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with these powerful stories that highlight character building in sports. The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic tales of character in action, bringing together exciting sports history, reallife examples of sports and character, and lively storytelling. Each book features twenty true stories of athletic challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak—all illustrating a positive character trait using a Juvenile Nonfiction/Sports & Character wide variety of historical and contemporary Each: US $9.99/CAN $11.99 episodes and featuring male and female PB, 5⅛" x 7", 104–112 pp., 2-color, photos Ages 8–13 athletes from around the world. The Count on 5-Book Series Complete August 2014 Me: Sports series demonstrates that character RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available is best defined by the people who display it.

Track and Field

LONG FRIENDSHIP August 4, 1936 • Berlin, Germany The great Jesse Owens was in trouble. The American track and field star was the sensation of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany. But now he was one jump away from disaster. To qualify for the long jump semifinals, all he had to do was jump 23 feet, 5½ inches on at least one of his three tries. He had been doing that since high school. No problem. Except there was a problem. Owens, still in his warm-up clothes, had taken a practice jump. He didn’t think it would count as an attempt. But an official had shocked him by ruling that it did count. The official also said that Owens had committed a foul by stepping over the line. Now nervous and upset, Owens tried again—and fouled again. If he made just one more mistake, his Olympic long jump hopes would be gone. That’s when he felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned to see Carl Ludwig “Luz” Long, a tall, strong

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Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports

Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship

Amazing true stories offer an engaging way of teaching perseverance to kids. Is perseverance fortitude, as shown by Anthony Robles, an undefeated wrestler with only one leg? Or toughness, as demonstrated by Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel? These and other stories teach kids the meaning and power of perseverance.

Teach kids about positive character through real-life examples. Sportsmanship goes beyond a single game. It shines through in all these stories, including the actions A Leader’s Guide to of college softball player couNT on me Mallory Holtman, who helped an injured opponent, and of Brad Herzog German track star Luz Long, who befriended Jesse Owens— in front of Hitler—at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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Making Choices and Making Friends  ISBN 978-1-57542-201-5

by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Helping Out and Staying Safe 

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Each: US $7.99 /CAN $9.99 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 80–100 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 8–12 GRL S, Grade 4 8-Book Series RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

ISBN 978-1-57542-161-2

Doing and Being Your Best  ISBN 978-1-57542-171-1

Smart Ways to Spend Your Time  ISBN 978-1-57542-172-8

Loving to Learn  ISBN 978-1-57542-183-4

Knowing and Doing What’s Right  ISBN 978-1-57542-184-1

People Who Care About You 

WINNER! AEP Distinguished Achievement Award

ISBN 978-1-57542-162-9

Proud to Be You  ISBN 978-1-57542-202-2

A Leader’s Guide to The Adding Assets Series for Kids by Ann Redpath, Ed.D., Pamela Espeland, and Elizabeth Verdick This comprehensive, easy-to-use, asset-building curriculum for grades 3–6 includes 42 sessions: one for each of the 40 Developmental Assets, plus introductory and concluding sessions—all correlated to national standards. Each session includes activities, discussion prompts, and a handout to bring home to parents and other family adults.

Teaching/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-210-7 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 288 pp., illust. For teachers, grades 3–6 Digital content includes 143 reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Kids & PRETeens Character Education & Service Learning What Do You Stand For? For Kids

The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects

A Guide to Building Character by Barbara A. Lewis

Over 500 Service Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference (Updated 2nd Edition)

True stories, inspiring quotations, thought-provoking dilemmas, and activities help elementary school children build positive character traits including caring, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From the best-selling author of What Do You Stand For? For Teens (see page 37).

This second edition of our best-selling youth service guide includes a refreshed “Ten Steps to Successful Service Projects” plus hundreds of up-to-date ideas for projects— from simple to large-scale. This revitalized book is sure to find a whole new audience of eager young change-makers.

READ, AMERICA! SELECTION PARENT’S GUIDE TO CHILDREN’S MEDIA AWARD

Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-174-2 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 PB, 7¼" x 9", 176 pp., B&W photos & illust. Ages 8–12 96,000 GRL R, Grade 4 9 reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

by Barbara A. Lewis

Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-338-8 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 PB, 6" x 9", 160 pp., two-color, photos Ages 10 & up GRL W, Grade 6 PARENT’S CHOICE Lexile 850L RECOMMENDED VOYA NONFICTION HONOR LIST RIGHTS SOLD: Turkish

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change by Garth Sundem Foreword by Bethany Hamilton Six-year-old Ryan raised over one million dollars to drill water wells in Africa. Fifteen-year-old Malika fought against segregation in her Alabama town. Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?”

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game

Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-217-6 US $13.99/CAN $16.99 Pack of 60 cards, 3" x 4½", color For teachers, grades 1–6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

What Do You Stand For? 40 Character Buttons ISBN 978-1-57542-057-8 US $16.99/CAN $19.99 Set of 40 buttons, 4 of each word (each is approximately 1¼" in diameter). For ages 7 & up

What Do You Stand For? Poster (See page 57.)

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Courageous Actions Around the World

ISBN 978-1-57542-179-7 US $19.95/CAN $23.95 For teachers, grades 1–6 60 reproducible handout masters

Based on What Do You Stand For? For Kids, this card game spotlights ten top character traits including caring, honesty and respect. “What if” scenarios get kids thinking about what they would do in different situations—and what they stand for. An insert describes the rules and basic character education concepts.

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Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Action ISBN 978-1-57542-350-0 US $9.99 /CAN $11.99 PB, 5¼" x 7½", 176 pp., two-color Ages 9–13 GRL U, Grade 5 Lexile 980L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Japanese, Korean

“These true stories of children making significant change in their communities and countries will convince your students that one person can make a difference.” —School Library Journal

Make a Splash! A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., and Philippe Cousteau with EarthEcho International Elementary kids will learn about Earth’s water crisis and what they can do about it. Filled with facts about our waters and the threats they face, Make a Splash! presents inspiring stories of kids in action and practical tips for making a difference. Kids are introduced to the ideas behind service learning. The back matter includes a glossary and book and Web resources, and a free leader’s guide is available online. Juvenile Nonfiction/Environmental Issues/ Service Learning “Make a Splash! reaches for ISBN 978-1-57542-417-0 the hearts of all young people US $13.99/CAN $16.99 who love wild water, and who PB, 8" x 8", 128 pp., color illust. & photos want to do something to keep Ages 8–12 it pure and everlasting.” GRL S, Grade 4 —Carl Hiaasen, author of Chomp Lexile 780L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Kids & PRETeens 620,000

LAUGH & LEARN™ SERIES Solid information, a kid-centric point of view, and a sense of humor combine to make each of these books an essential guide to help kids through life’s rough spots.

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Bullying Is Such Bull-oney

Stand Up to Bullying!

For the past 30 years, experts have done surveys with kids of all ages to get the scoop on bullying. The results show that bullying is a big, big, big problem in schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This is a problem not only in North America but in countries all over the world.

(Upstanders to the Rescue!) by Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein and Elizabeth Verdick Full-color cartoons and humorous, kidfriendly text teaches kids how to safely stand up against bullying, support kids who are targeted, and spread the word that bullying is not cool—it’s cruel.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Bullying ISBN 978-1-57542-483-5 US $8.95/CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL R, Grade 4 Lexile 780L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish Previous Edition Title and ISBN: Bystander Power, 978-1-57542-411-8

Survey Says 1 in 3 students are bullied during the school year 1 in 3 students bully someone

Nearly 9 out of 10 students have been “bystanders” What is a bystander? Any person who sees bullying or knows about it. The person might stand by and allow bullying to continue. Or he or she might help one of the people involved—the person bullying or the person being bullied.

“Colorful, easy to read, and gives a lot of helpful advice.” —Washington Post

Dude, That’s Rude!

Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Steve Mark

(Get Some Manners)

Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach kids how to make smarter choices about how they behave at home and at school so they stay out of trouble, feel good about themselves, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers.

by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior at home, at school, on the phone, online, at the table, in the mall, and more.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills/Manners ISBN 978-1-57542-233-6 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL Q, Grade 4 Lexile 730L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Simplified Character Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish

Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-353-1 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL T, Grade 5 Lexile 780L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Simplified Character Chinese, French, Korean, Romanian, Turkish 22

Burps All you pros out there can probably burp loud enough for the kids in the next class to hear you . . . or burp the ABCs on command. You can bring up a silent-butdeadly one that you blow down the table toward your brother as he innocently eats his dinner. Is it funny? Kinda.* Is it rude? Mostly.

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* Oh, all right.

Burping is more than kinda funny. It’s absolutely HILARIOUS—but at the right times. Go ahead and have burping contests with your friends. Rate your mega-belches on a scale from one to ten. Just don’t do it around grown-ups or people you want to impress (like that cute guy or girl you’re suddenly interested in).

It’s good manners to burp as softly as possible with your hand placed over your mouth, and then say “Excuse me” afterward. If a friend burps, don’t go “That was excellent!” and beg for more. Post-burp analysis isn’t required. Pretend you didn’t notice and move on.

Hiccups Hiccups sneak up on you when you least expect them. If you get them, don’t make them louder on purpose or fake a few in-between hics to start the whole class laughing. Say “Excuse me,” then wait them out. Hiccups pass. And so does . . .

Gas Here’s some simple Manners Math:

Farts + Etiquette

= Fartiquette “Mark’s humorous, quirky cartoons reinforce the helpful suggestions. A useful addition.” —School Library Journal

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Kids & PRETeens

How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger

(Get It Done)

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Important truths about homework and practical strategies for getting it done—plus jokes and hilarious cartoons that make it all more bearable.

Practical suggestions and humor help kids become “Bully-Proof,” stop bullies from hurting others, and know what to do in dangerous situations.

Everyone procrastinates, but it’s never too late (or too soon) for kids to learn how to get stuff done, get organized, get control of their schedules, and just get started.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Study Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-011-0 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 72 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL M, Grade 2 Lexile 760L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Turkish, Vietnamese

Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-023-3 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 112 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL O, Grade 3 Lexile 700L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

Filled with solid information, sound advice, and humor, this book helps kids understand anger and how to handle it in healthy, positive ways. It guides them to understand that anger is a normal part of life, but violence is not acceptable.

Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!

Get Organized Without Losing It

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick

by Janet S. Fox

Sound advice and witty cartoons help kids deal with cliques and develop the skills needed to form positive, healthy relationships and build self-esteem.

Reassuring words blend with jokes and cartoons to help kids understand and manage their stress. Includes specific tips for dealing with stress and being more assertive.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Friendship ISBN 978-1-57542-045-5 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 136 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL O, Grade 3 Lexile 680L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Serbian, Turkish

Juvenile Nonfiction/Life Skills/Mental Health ISBN 978-1-57542-078-3 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 104 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL O, Grade 3 Lexile 620L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Greek, Romanian, Turkish

Here’s practical, humorous help for kids who want to manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff without going overboard. Kids learn to conquer clutter, prioritize tasks, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and enjoy the benefits of being organized: less stress and more success.

“Reassuring and humorous . . . A solid purchase.” —School Library Journal

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See You Later, Procrastinator!

Juvenile Nonfiction/Anger Management ISBN 978-1-57542-117-9 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., illust. Ages 8–13 GRL P, Grade 3 Lexile 730L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Icelandic, Malay (bahasa melayu), Turkish

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-278-7 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 112 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL Q, Grade 4 Lexile 690L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Simplified Character Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Malay (bahasa melayu), Serbian, Turkish

Siblings You’re Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together

Juvenile Nonfiction/Life Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-193-3 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 112 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 8–13 GRL Q, Grade 4 Lexile 770L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Dutch, French, Malay (bahasa melayu), Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

by James J. Crist, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Verdick Humorous text teaches kids how to cope with problems of jealousy, tattling, and more. Siblings doesn’t dwell on sibling rivalry; it focuses on building positive relationships.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-336-4 US $8.95 /CAN $10.95 PB, 5⅛" x 7", 128 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL Q, Grade 4 Lexile 890L RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Simplified Character Chinese, Dutch, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish

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Kids & PRETeens 92,000

You’re Smarter Than You Think

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*

A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Revised & Updated Edition)

*(Learning Differences)

by Gary Fisher, Ph.D., and Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D.

by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

This survival guide has helped countless young people labeled “learning disabled”—and the adults who care about them. Kids need to know they’re smart and can learn, they just learn differently. The guide explains what LD means (and doesn’t mean), describes what happens in LD programs, helps kids deal with hurt feelings, and suggests ways kids can get along better in school and at home. Includes resources for parents and teachers.

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Written by an award-winning expert on the topic, this book introduces the theory, explains the different types of intelligences (like Word Smart, Self Smart, Body Smart), and helps kids identify their own learning strengths and use their special skills at school, at home, and in life. As kids read the book, they stop asking “How smart am I?” and start asking “How am I smart?”

Juvenile Nonfiction/Special Needs ISBN 978-1-57542-119-3 “A valuable resource US $10.99/CAN $13.50 for parents or youth PB, 6" x 9", 112 pp., illust. workers.” Ages 8 & up —Youth Today GRL Q, Grade 4 RIGHTS SOLD: Croatian, Czech, Danish

This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids—and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations. This revised and updated edition includes information on a newly researched ninth intelligence, Life Smart—thinking and asking questions about life, the universe, and spirituality.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Education ISBN 978-1-57542-431-6 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 7" x 9", 208 pp., 2-color, illust. Ages 9–14 GRL W, Grade 6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous ISBN: 978-1-57542-113-1 Previous Edition Rights Sold: Simplified Character Chinese, Czech, Icelandic, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid by Daniel Stefanski (an autistic kid) Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids and their peers. The author—a 14-yearold boy with autism—helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them. Straightforward and humorous, the personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice give readers the tools needed to befriend autistic kids.

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITION:

“Clear, concise, and fun to peruse.” —School Library Journal

“Strongly recommended.” —Voice of Youth Advocates

Best of the Best 2012 —Chicago Public Library

Juvenile/Social Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-365-4 US $12.99/CAN $15.99 HC, 63/4" x 81/4", 48 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 8 & up GRL P, Grade 3 Lexile 770L For kids, teens, and adults with autistic kids in their lives RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Japanese, Korean

“One of the best children’s books on autism.” —Autism National Committee

Be the Boss of Your Body® Books by Timothy Culbert, M.D., and Rebecca Kajander, C.P.N.P., M.P.H.

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Be the Boss of Your Stress

Be the Boss of Your Pain

Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You

Self-Care for Kids

Self-Care for Kids

Kids learn to recognize the signs of stress, feel less stress, and deal with stress in healthy ways. They discover how relaxation, p ­ ositive thinking, good choices, and self-care skills can help relieve stress.

Kids learn ways to manage and relieve the pain of common headaches and stomachaches, as well as pain related to injuries and illness. Self-care skills include belly breathing, positive s­ elf-talk, aromatherapy, and acupressure.

Tweens learn effective, easy-to-use skills to take control of their fitness and diet while developing healthy self-esteem. Specific tips on eating, exercise, and self-esteem help kids learn how their body, mind, and spirit are connected and work together to make a whole, healthy self.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Health ISBN 978-1-57542-254-1 US $8.95/CAN $10.95 PB, 8" x 8", 64 pp., color illust. Ages 8–12 GRL U, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD:  Arabic

Juvenile Nonfiction/Health ISBN 978-1-57542-307-4 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 6" x 8", 96 pp., color illust. Ages 8–13 GRL Q, Grade 4 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Juvenile Nonfiction/Health ISBN 978-1-57542-256-5 US $8.95/CAN $10.95 PB, 8" x 8", 64 pp., color illust. Ages 8–12 GRL U, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD:  Arabic, Japanese

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Kids & PRETeens

The Free Spirit

for Kids

For decades, Free Spirit has led the way in helping young people who face learning, social, or behavior challenges with our SELF-HELP FOR KIDS® survival guides—books that offer kids and tweens real help for real problems. The Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids are straightforward, friendly, and loaded with true-to-life examples and practical advice, these books give kids the tools they need not only to survive but thrive.

The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble (Revised & Updated Edition) by Thomas McIntyre, Ph.D. (Dr. Mac) Kids with behavior challenges find helpful information, practical strategies, and sound advice to help them make smarter choices, make and keep friends, get along with teachers, take responsibility for their actions, work toward positive change, and enjoy the results of better behavior. This is a book for any young person who needs help with behavior. A special section at the back addresses diagnosed behavior disorders.

“Sensitive and thorough.” Juvenile Nonfiction/Special Needs ISBN 978-1-57542-449-1 US $14.99/CAN $17.99 PB, 7" x 9", 192 pp., illust. Ages 9–14 GRL T, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous Title and ISBN: The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids, 978-1-57542-132-2

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The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids

See new Survival Guides on p. 7

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD

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(Updated Edition) by John F. Taylor, Ph.D. In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes reallife scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

“Presents useful information at a level and in a format that preteens will find appealing, want to read for themselves, and most likely find to be effective.”

Juvenile Nonfiction/Special Needs ISBN 978-1-57542-447-7 US $13.99/CAN $16.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 8–12 GRL T, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous Edition ISBN: 978-1-57542-195-7 Previous Edition Rights Sold: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Polish, Spanish

—Contemporary Pediatrics

“Packed with good advice . . . A useful tool for families who are dealing with the myriad issues associated with ADD/ADHD.” —School Library Journal

For Ages 10 and Under

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Judy Galbraith, M.A.

(And Their Parents)

Help gifted children realize they’re not alone, they’re not “weird,” and being smart is a bonus, not a burden. Based on a survey of 1,000 gifted kids, this retitled edition of the classic Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide is fully updated, addressing social issues, family life, school, current technology, the latest research, and more.

“[A] well-organized, kid-friendly handbook that parents, educators, and anyone who works with children will also value.” Juvenile Nonfiction/Gifted ISBN 978-1-57542-448-4 US $13.99/CAN $16.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp., two-color, illust. All Editions Ages 10 & under 131,000 GRL T, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD: French Previous Title and ISBN: The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide, 978-1-57542-322-7

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—Youth Today

by Elizabeth Verdick and Elizabeth Reeve, M.D. This positive, straightforward resource helps kids with ASD understand their condition, develop skills, handle intense emotions and behaviors, and get support from their family and team of helpers. Written for kids with all kinds of ASD symptoms, and meant to be read with a parent, the book provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Sections for parents offer additional information.

“An informative, practical guide.” —VOYA

Juvenile Nonfiction/Autism/Social Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-385-2 US $16.99/CAN $19.99 “A treasured resource for families PB, 7" x 9", 240 pp., color illust. looking for help in successfully Ages 8–13 with autism spectrum working through some of the problems disorders and their parents faced by higher-functioning children GRL T, Grade 5 with ASD. Buy two copies; one is sure Lexile 810L to get worn out with use.” RIGHTS SOLD: Danish

—School Library Journal

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Kids & PRETeens A Guide for Kids

What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried

by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

A Guide for Kids

Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids learn 10 “Blues Busters” to help shake those unhappy feelings. They also discover lots of ideas they can use to talk about feelings, boost their self-esteem, make and keep friends, and enjoy their alone time. A special section addresses hard-to-handle problems like grief and depression. Includes resources and a Note to Grown-Ups.

by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue

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Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-153-7 US $10.99/CAN $13.50 PB, 5⅜" x 8⅜", 128 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 9–13 GRL T, Grade 5 Lexile 930L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Korean, Serbian

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What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?

The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D.

Helping children cope with death is never easy. This little book, full of concrete advice and expressive illustrations, offers the comfort and reassurance children need during these difficult times. Simple, insightful, and straight from the heart, this book is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person.

Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s a burden. When you believe you must be perfect, you live in fear of making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many are perfectionists or budding perfectionists. Nothing they do is good enough. Assignments are hard to start or hand in. Relationships are more challenging; self-esteem is low. This book helps kids understand what perfectionism is, how it hurts them, how to free themselves—and ultimately how to accept themselves as they are. Includes true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to parents.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-234-3 US $10.99/CAN $13.50 PB, 5⅜" x 8⅜", 128 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 9–13 GRL T, Grade 5 Lexile 890L RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Korean

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?

“This is a must-have book for kids who are dealing with divorce.”

“Supportive, insightful, inspiring . . . very highly recommended for school and public library acquisition, counseling centers, and child welfare departments.” —The Children’s Bookwatch

Feelings

by Kent Winchester, J.D., and Roberta Beyer, J.D.

Hundreds of feelings word cards can be used for acting out, endless creative play, and interaction. Ages 8 & up.

Juvenile Nonfiction/Divorce ISBN 978-1-57542-092-9 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 6" x 6", 128 pp., illust. Ages 7–12 GRL T, Grade 5 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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A Survival Guide for Kids Divorce means big changes for kids. This book guides them through this sad, hard, mixed-up time. It answers questions like “Is the divorce my fault?” and “What do I do about my feelings?” Kids learn to help themselves and know that things will get better in time.

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From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They’ll find out where fears come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can’t manage on their own.

Cheerful

Flustered

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Rx for Stress Ideas and activities you can use to deal with the stress you are feeling about friends, school, or things happening at home. Ages 8 & up.

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Kids & PRETeens Middle School Confidential™ Series by Annie Fox, M.Ed. Middle school can be complicated—added classroom responsibilities, changing family dynamics, fitting into a shifting social scene . . . Free Spirit’s Middle School Confidential series is here to help. Featuring a blend of fiction and practical advice for the middle school years, the series provides the answers kids need in a contemporary, graphic‑novel format that will draw in even reluctant readers. Filled with character narratives, quizzes, quotes, tools, and resources, these books are timely and engaging survival guides for the middle school years.

A Leader’s

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Teen Nonfiction Each book: US $9.99/CAN $11.99, PB, 6" x 8", 96 pp., color illust. Ages 11–14 3-Book Series

Be Confident in Who You Are

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

What’s Up with My Family?

BOOK 2

BOOK 3

This is the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene. The book offers insider information on common middle school concerns and practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are, and staying in control of your feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on.

Book 2 continues the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle as they work to forge friendships while navigating tough social situations. Real Friends vs. the Other Kind engagingly addresses relationship issues including making friends, resolving disputes, and dealing with other common middle school concerns—like gossip, exclusion, and cyberbullying. There’s also expert advice on crushes, peer pressure, and being there for friends who need help.

With Book 3, it’s family life that Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle are trying hard to figure out. Packed with fun features that complement the character narratives, this book offers expert information for getting along with parents and ­handling common concerns that come up at home such as sibling conflicts, coping with divorce and life in a blended family, and being assertive when adults are g­ enuinely unfair.

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BOOK 1

ISBN 978-1-57542-333-3 GRL Y, Grade 6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“Chock-full of helpful hints . . . [and] resources to help readers increase their self-esteem.”

“There’s a lot packed into this colorful title that falls somewhere between self-help and peer advice.”

“This short, readable book will attract even reluctant readers with the format and give practical advice for all teens on improving family life.”

—School Library Journal

—School Library Journal

—VOYA

Middle School Confidential™ apps

Too Old for This, Too Young for That! Your Survival Guide for the Middle School Years (Updated 2nd Edition)

by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, M.A.

Developed by Electric Eggplant. Available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, NOOK, and Android tablets. Available at iTunes, BN.com, and Amazon.com.

Be Confident in Who You Are Be Confident in Who You Are is a graphic novel app based on Book 1 in the Middle School Confidential series. The app can help tweens and teens learn social skills, build self-confidence, and meet new challenges that arise in middle school.

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind Real Friends vs. the Other Kind is based on Book 2 of the series. This app features richly layered movie-like sound effects and music, and interactive quizzes that test what a real friend would do. It will challenge teens to think about their friendships in new ways and encourage them to stand up for themselves and be more empathetic.

An update of a Free Spirit classic, Too Old for This, Too Young for That! is a friendly, reassuring guide to help tweens successfully navigate the often-turbulent middle school years. Readers learn they’re not alone in the challenges they face and find practical tips and tools for all kinds of situations—getting settled in at middle school, making friends, handling peer pressure, setting and reaching goals, dealing with body changes, and getting along better with family and adults. Teen Nonfiction/Life Skills ISBN 978-1-57542-352-4 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 7" x 9", 192 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 10–14 GRL X, Grade 6 RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese

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“Highly recommended gift for middle school students.” —Midwest Book Review

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Teens

Real Teen Voices Series Teens open up to tell personal stories that tackle difficult, real-life issues. Direct, revealing, and often raw, these voices will immediately ring true for any teen reader who has faced bullying, anger, or stress. Each piece has been carefully selected and edited to appeal to reluctant and emerging readers as young as seventh grade. Readers will be inspired by the courage and strength of these writers, who are working hard to overcome their problems both large and small. Teen Nonfiction Each: US $11.99/CAN $14.50 PB, 5¼" x 7½", 176 pp. Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult 3-Book Series

Vicious

Rage

Pressure

True Stories by Teens About Bullying

True Stories by Teens About Anger

True Stories by Teens About Stress

edited by Hope Vanderberg of Youth Communication

edited by Laura Longhine of Youth Communication

edited by Al Desetta of Youth Communication

Essays by teens address bullying: physical, verbal, relational, and cyber. These stories will appeal to readers because the cruelty and hurt are unmistakably real—and the writers’ stories are at times painful, often admirable, and always compelling for the resilience they reveal.

The teen writers in Rage have plenty of reasons to be angry: parental abuse, street violence, peer pressure, feeling powerless, and more. The writers give honest advice and talk about their anger-management skills as they struggle to gain control of their emotions and stop hurting others and themselves.

Stress hits these teen writers from all angles; they’re feeling the pressure at school, at home, and in their relation­ships. The young writers describe their stress-relief techniques, including exercise, music, writing, and more. The collection includes tips for cooling down and inspiring examples of perseverance.

ISBN 978-1-57542-414-9 Lexile 850L RIGHTS SOLD: Korean

ISBN 978-1-57542-412-5 Lexile 920L RIGHTS SOLD: Korean

ISBN 978-1-57542-413-2 Lexile 910L RIGHTS SOLD: Korean

“Teens will identify with the writers, discover that their own problems are not unique, and be encouraged to find help, making these titles solid choices.” —School Library Journal

The Courage to Be Yourself

The Struggle to Be Strong

True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure

True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times

edited by Al Desetta, M.A., with Educators for Social Responsibility

edited by Al Desetta, M.A., of Youth Communication and Sybil Wolin, Ph.D., of Project Resilience

Jennifer gets harassed because she’s overweight. Dwan’s own family taunts her for not being “black enough.” Jamel is harassed for not smoking marijuana. Yet all find the strength to face their conflicts and the courage to be themselves. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about their lives and teenage peer pressure with searing honesty. They will inspire young readers to reflect on their own lives, work through their problems, and learn who they really are. The Leader’s Guide includes activities, exercises, discussions, and reproducibles.

Artiqua dates a boy of another race despite her family’s opposition. Charlene is raising her brothers and sisters because their mother is addicted to drugs; Craig is gay and worried about coming out. In 30 first-person accounts, teens tell how they found the resiliency needed to face major life obstacles, live through them, and move forward with courage, confidence, and hope. As teens read The Struggle to Be Strong, they discover they’re not alone in facing life’s difficulties. They learn about seven resiliencies—insight, independence, relationships, initiative, creativity, humor, and morality—that everyone needs to survive and thrive in even the toughest times. Ideal for teens, educators, counselors, and youth workers.

Teen Nonfiction/ Dealing with Adversity ISBN 978-1-57542-185-8 US $13.99 /CAN $16.99 PB, 6" x 9" 160 pp. Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Teen Nonfiction/ Dealing with Adversity ISBN 978-1-57542-079-0 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 PB, 6" x 9", 192 pp. Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Teens

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The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out

Expert advice on: texting * tweeting cell phones * roommates bullying * breakups * jerks hugging * thanking & lots more!

How Rude!®

The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out (Revised & Updated Edition) by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. Explaining etiquette from common courtesies to cell phone smarts to classroom decorum, Alex J. Packer blends outrageous humor with sound advice as he guides readers and explains why manners and etiquette are important—because people who know how to handle themselves in social situations come out on top, get what they want, feel good about themselves, and enjoy life to the fullest. Full of practical tips for every occasion, How Rude! is a serious etiquette encyclopedia—and a hilarious read. In 504 pages, this revised and updated edition describes the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations at home, in school, online, and in the world.

AleX j. PacKEr, Ph.D.

Teen Nonfiction/Manners & Etiquette ISBN 978-1-57542-454-5 US $23.99/CAN $28.99 PB, 7¼" x 9", 504 pp., illust. Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous ISBN: 978-1-57542-024-0 Previous Edition Rights Sold: Spanish

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITION:

“The most incredibly readable, enjoyable, laughable, enlightening, and insightful book.” —Voice of Youth Advocates

“Surprisingly simple ways for teens to respond to and interact with people to get the best results.” —Youthworker Journal

Being Me with OCD

Words Wound

by Alison Dotson

by Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., and Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life. Using anecdotes, selfreflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical. Teen Nonfiction/Mental Health ISBN 978-1-57542-470-5 US $14.99/CAN $17.99 PB, 6" x 9", 152 pp. Ages 15 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult Lexile 1160L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral

Vicious words and damaging photos exchanged through texts, email, or social media can result in humiliation, broken friendships, punishment at school, and even legal prosecution. In some cases, online harassment has contributed to suicide. Written by experts in cyberbullying prevention, this book provides strategies for teens dealing with cyberbullying as well as for those who have taken part in bullying others. The book gives teens the tools they need to keep themselves safe online, protect their digital reputations, and make their schools and their communities kinder places. Includes true stories by teens who have been cyberbullied and are working to eliminate online bullying in their schools. Teen Nonfiction/Cyberbullying ISBN 978-1-57542-451-4 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 7½", 200 pp., 2-color Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult Lexile 1060L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

A Leader’s Guide to

Words Wound Delete

Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral

Hinduja by Justin W. Patchin and Sameer

Available Online • Free Leader’s Guide

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Teens Heart of a Warrior

Kids with Courage

7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life

“Useful for martial arts instructors and teachers as a way to discuss character.”
 —Kirkus Reviews

True Stories About Young People Making a Difference

by Jim Langlas

by Barbara A. Lewis

The inspiration for this book comes from the ancient Korean history of the Hwarangdo—young studentwarriors who worked to strengthen their spirits as well as their fighting skills. Seven principles from the tradition of Taekwondo and tied to modern character education—courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, community service, and love—are explored through storytelling from the Hwarangdo and writing from the author’s former students. Questions spur reflection, discussion, and action.

These exciting true stories will inspire teens to believe in themselves and the ability of determined young people to make a difference in the world. As fun to read as fiction, the stories are engaging and accessible—a great way to encourage reluctant readers. “RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR THE RELUCTANT YOUNG ADULT READER” AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Teen Nonfiction/Social Action ISBN 978-0-915793-39-6 US $13.99 /CAN $16.99 PB, 6" x 9", 184 pp., B&W photos Ages 11 & up GRL X, Grade 6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Teen Nonfiction/Philosophy/Martial Arts ISBN 978-1-57542-388-3 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 160 pp., two-color Ages 12 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up Lexile 940L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Going Blue A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands

Also available, Make a Splash! on p. 27

by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., and Philippe Cousteau with EarthEcho International Written by service learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye and recognized steward of the oceans Philippe Cousteau, Going Blue educates young people about the earth’s water crisis and gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action. With lively photos and practical suggestions, the book helps teens plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planet’s water system. Along the way, readers learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, bottled water, and much more. This combination of academic learning and ­community service is at the heart of the fast-growing teaching strategy known as service learning.

Teen Nonfiction/Social Issues/ Service Learning ISBN 978-1-57542-348-7 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 PB, 6" x 9", 160 pp., color illust. & photos Ages 11 & up GRL Y, Grade 6 Lexile 1170L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“Going Blue is an inspiring call to action for youth around the world.”

A Leader’s Guide to

GOING

BLUE by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.

Available Online • Going Blue book video • Free Leader’s Guide

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—Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute Learning Magazine Teachers’ choice Awards for the family Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Socially Responsible Products

The Teen Guide to Global Action How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis Kids everywhere are deciding they can’t wait to become adults to change the world. They’re acting right now to fight hunger and poverty, save the environment, and more. This book includes real-life stories to inspire young readers, plus a rich menu of opportunities for service, fast facts, hands-on activities, user-friendly tools, and up-to-date resources. Upbeat, practical, and highly motivating, this book has the power to rouse young readers everywhere.

Teen Nonfiction/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-266-4 US $14.99 /CAN $17.99 PB, 7" x 9", 144 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 12 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up RIGHTS SOLD: Korean

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VOYA NONFICTION HONOR LIST YALSA POPULAR PAPERBACKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS Skipping Stones Honor Award

“This book belongs in the hands of every student who wants to change the world.”  —Benjamin Quinto, founder & executive director, Global Youth Action Network

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Teens A series of critically acclaimed books for teens about the legal system and how it affects their daily lives. 112,000 3-Book Series

What Are My Rights?

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated

Q&A About Teens and the Law (Revised and Updated 3rd Edition)

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

by Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D.

In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of l­andmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying (sending or posting harassing messages online or via cell phone). Judge Jacobs asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the d ­ ecision affects their lives.

Teen Nonfiction/Cyberbullying ISBN 978-1-57542-339-5 US $15.99 /CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 208 pp. Available Online Ages 12 & up • Teen Cyberbullying GRL Z, Grades 7 & up Investigated book video RIGHTS SOLD: freespirit.com/cyberbullying World Rights Available

They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge True Cases of Teen Crime

Teens often have questions about the law, but they don’t always know where to turn for answers. This book explores more than 100 legal questions pertaining specifically to teens. Judge Jacobs uses a straightforward “just the facts” tone and draws on examples from real-life court cases involving young people to help teens learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities.

“An exceptionally solid guide for teens . . . current and comprehensive.”

Teen Nonfiction/Legal Issues ISBN 978-1-57542-380-7 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 224 pp. Ages 12 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up Lexile 1110L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

—School Library Journal

by Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. Teens often hear about other teens who get into trouble with the law. But they’re seldom asked what they think should happen next and why. A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system, They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge describes 21 real-life teen cases, invites readers to “be the judge” after they learn the relevant case facts and sentencing options available, then describes what really happened in the case and where each offender is today.

Teen Nonfiction/Legal Issues ISBN 978-1-57542-134-6 US $15.99 /CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 224 pp. “POPULAR PAPERBACKS FOR Ages 12 & up YOUNG ADULTS” and “QUICK GRL Z+, High School–Adult PICKS FOR RELUCTANT YOUNG RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Cyber Dilemmas Teens tackle challenges from Internet safety to cyberbullying with these thought-provoking scenarios. Ages 12 & up.

ISBN 978-1-57542-419-4 US $9.99/CAN $11.99

They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge: Role Plays

Available Online • Free role plays

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“An excellent introduction of how juvenile justice works.”  —Booklist

What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Stand For? For Teens

How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

A Guide to Building Character

by Beverly K. Bachel with a special note from Polar Explorer Ann Bancroft

This book invites teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more. Includes inspiring quotations, thought-provoking dilemmas, meaningful activities, and true stories about real kids who exemplify positive character traits. Resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and websites.

This step-by-step guide to goal setting helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, cope with roadblocks, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate their successes, and more.

Teen Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-085-1 US $12.99/CAN $15.99 PB, 6" x 9", 144 pp., illust. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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by Barbara A. Lewis

Teen Nonfiction/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-029-5 US $19.99 /CAN $23.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 288 pp., B&W photos & illust. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up 19 reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Teens A Gebra Named Al

Bookmarked

A Novel

Teen Essays on Life and Literature from Tolkien to Twilight

Julie hates algebra—until she meets a zebra (who’s really a gebra) named Al. This witty, intelligent story blends fantasy with learning as it tells of a young girl’s adventures in the Land of Mathematics.

by young author Wendy Isdell

edited by Ann Camacho In 50 compelling essays, young people reflect on how words from literature connect with and influence their lives, goals, and personal philosophies. The essays explore topics including suffering the death of a parent, letting go of perfectionism, and grappling with questions of faith and sexuality. The essays help teens explore literature—and their own responses to it—through writing. A teacher’s guide is included with ideas for using the book with students and for creating personal essays.

Teen Fiction/Math ISBN 978-0-915793-58-7 US $7.99/CAN $9.99 PB, 5⅜" x 8⅜", 128 pp. Ages 11 & up GRL X, Grade 6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Teen Nonfiction ISBN 978-1-57542-396-8 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 224 pp., two-color Ages 13 & up GRL Z+, High School–Adult Lexile 1120L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“Bound to keep the attention of every busy teen.” —Fred: The Magazine for Young Mensans

Integrates literature with math!

“[A] creative way to introduce classic literature to young adults.”

Meets the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards for Algebra, Problem Solving, and Order of Operations

—VOYA

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide

ADHD in HD

Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Revised & Updated 4th Edition)

by Jonathan Chesner

by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, this guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset. Includes information on twice-exceptionality, emotional and social intelligence, creativity, teen brain development, managing life online, testing and standards, homeschooling, International Baccalaureate programs, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics.

Teen Nonfiction/Gifted ISBN 978-1-57542-381-4 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 7" x 9", 272 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up Lexile 1150L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“Gifted young people everywhere should have access to this book.” —School Library Journal

“Teachers and parents of gifted adolescents will glean insight into social and emotional challenges faced by gifted teens as they explore this valuable resource.” —Gifted Child Today

“Offers specific, often pithy advice. This updated edition . . . feels fresh and timely. An intelligent, entertaining look at the unique and not-so-unique issues that gifted teens face.” —Kirkus Reviews

Brains Gone Wild A collection of frank personal stories of failure and success, hilarious anecdotes, wild ideas, and point-blank advice about living with ADHD, this book addresses the four main characteristics of ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and indecisiveness. It provides advice about school, family life, social life, dating, careers, and medicine, and gives the unique perspective that ADHD isn’t all bad— it can actually be a blessing in disguise.

Teen Nonfiction/Special Needs/ADHD ISBN 978-1-57542-386-9 US $14.99/CAN $17.99 PB, 6" x 7½", 160 pp., two-color, illust. Ages 13 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up Lexile 1070L RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“Will appeal to teens who wouldn’t touch a book with a 10-foot pole.” —ADDitude

“Chesner’s frank approach to problems that have occurred in his life is refreshing as well as somewhat disarming. Those who are struggling with ADHD need to see that having it is not all a downer and that there are many people with the disorder who have been über-successful.” —School Library Journal

“A wild ride for a wild brain . . . I was blown away by Chesner’s positive-yet-realistic take on ADHD.” —PsychCentral

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Teens TEEN-FOCUSED RESOURCES TO BUiLD LiFE SKiLLS Teen emotions can be surprising to everyone—including teens themselves. That’s why we offer books especially for teens on the topics of depression, loss, and other life challenges. Written by caring experts, these titles provide information, coping skills, resources, and reassurance in encouraging, jargon-free language.

“The most positive book on depression one could read . . . should be available to all teens.”

“The best book of its kind that I’ve read— by FAR.”

“Full of crucial advice.” —Youth Today

“One of the best guides available for queer teens and their allies.”

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When Nothing Matters Anymore A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens (Revised & Updated Edition)

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Respect A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed

The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Revised and Updated 2nd Edition)

by Bev Cobain, R.N.,C.

by Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym

by Kelly Huegel

For teens who feel unhappy, hopeless, or alone, this is a book teens turn to and teachers and counselors trust. It defines depression and explains that it is treatable. Personal stories from teens speak directly to readers. Includes the latest information on medication, nutrition, and health; current resources; and a Q&A with questions teens have asked the author over the years.

This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to it no matter what—at home, at school, with their friends, and in the world. Tips, activities, writing exercises, and quotes from teens keep readers involved. Girls learn respect is connected to everything and every girl deserves respect.

Frank and sensitive, GLBTQ is written for young people who are beginning to question their sexual or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.

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When a Friend Dies Fighting Invisible Tigers Stress Management for Teens (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Earl Hipp Research suggests that adolescents are affected by stress in ways that can increase impulsivity and risky behaviors. This book offers proven techniques that teens can use to deal with stressful situations in school, at home, and among friends. They’ll find current information on how stress affects health and decision making and learn positive stress-management skills. Filled with interesting facts, student quotes, and fun activities.

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The Power to Prevent Suicide A Guide for Teens Helping Teens (Updated Edition) by Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D., and Judith C. Galas, Foreword by Bev Cobain, R.N.,C. This book helps teens recognize the risk of suicide and respond appropriately. It describes the warning signs, spells out the steps of reaching out to a friend in danger, explains when and how to seek help, and encourages teens to get involved in suicide awareness and prevention.

Teen Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN 978-1-57542-206-0 US $13.99 /CAN $16.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up RIGHTS SOLD: Serbian

A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., Foreword by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Wise, compassionate, gentle advice for any teen who is grieving the death of a friend. The revised edition includes new resources and new insights into losing a friend through violence.

Teen Nonfiction/Grief & Loss ISBN 978-1-57542-170-4 US $9.99 /CAN $11.99 PB, 5" x 7", 128 pp., B&W photos Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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TEACHER Resources Parent Resources Free Spirit books ensure that all students—and teachers— have the opportunity to reach their potential Our teacher resources offer thorough yet user-friendly content on a multitude of topics. Find real-world strategies for teachers in their first years, and current best practices for experienced educators. Many resources align with national and state standards as well as Common Core State Standards. Most books include digital content with reproducible forms and a PowerPoint or PDF presentation for cost-effective professional development.

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The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core Teacher-Tested Tools for Implementation by Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. Tested by over 1,000 educators in diverse classrooms across the country, the research-based tools in this book will help readers examine their current practices and adapt existing curriculum to meet the rigors of the Common Core State Standards. Each of the 40 tools is clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators through every stage of implementing the CCSS across the curriculum—from gap analysis to lesson design to assessment. This book will give readers at all experience levels a clearer understanding of the standards and debunk the myths surrounding them. Some people call it Common Core—in reality, it’s common sense. Downloadable digital content includes customizable forms and over 300 pages of matrices for unpacking all of the standards at all grade levels. Teacher Resources/Common Core Standards ISBN 978-1-57542-468-2 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 240 pp. K–12 teachers, administrators, district leaders, curriculum directors, coaches, PLCs, preservice teachers, university professors Digital content includes customizable forms and standards analysis matrices for all grade levels RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“These tools are very useful. I can imagine using many of them in my role as CCSS facilitator. I wish I’d had this book a year ago!” —Kim Rensch, middle level CCSS facilitator, Fargo Public Schools

The PBIS Team Handbook Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior by Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D. Finally, a detailed, plain-language guide for coaches, administrators, and team members for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). Full of engaging anecdotes from on-the-ground experts, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome the obstacles of staff buy-in and offers solutions for sustaining a successful school program. Sample graphs, figures, checklists, and templates will help teams chart, manage, and interpret data with ease. Positive school climates are not achieved through suspensions, detentions, calls to parents, or visits to the principal’s office. Rather, lasting change is achieved through collective analysis and data-driven decision making. Downloadable digital content includes a PDF presentation and customizable forms. Teacher Resources/Behavioral Support ISBN 978-1-57542-469-9 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 208 pp. K–12 PBIS coaches and team members, including special educators, teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, administrators, parents, and other school staff members Digital content includes PDF presentation and customizable forms RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

“The PBIS Team Handbook is the new go-to guide for PBIS coaches and administrators. It not only gives you step-by-step instructions on how to fully and successfully implement the program in your building, but it also breaks it down and humanizes the process. The handbook makes you think of not only the impact on your students, but also the impact on members of your team and teachers and staff in your building. This is a must-read—no matter what stage you are at in PBIS implementation.” —Cristina Dobon, district PBIS coordinator, Western Placer Unified School District in Lincoln, California

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TEACHER Parent Resources A Moving Child Is a Learning Child How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7) by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy In order to learn, kids need to move! Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child’s individual timetable. Teachers, parents, and caregivers will find a wealth of information, actionable tips, and games they can use to support children’s healthy development—all presented in a lively, full-color format with demonstrative diagrams and photos. A final section offers easy-to-implement activities geared to the Kinetic Scale. Downloadable digital content includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, parent handouts, and bonus activities. An ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and trainers. Early Childhood Education/Child Development Available Online • A Moving Child Is a Learning ISBN 978-1-57542-435-4 Child author video US $34.99/CAN $41.99 freespirit.com/movingchild PB, 7¼" x 9¼", 336 pp., full color, photos For teachers, caregivers, special education practitioners, clinicians, and parents of children ages 0–7 Digital content includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, parent handouts, and bonus activities RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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A Moving Child Is a Learning Child

Smart Steps Activity # 1:

Chapter 26: Smart Steps Activities

Fences

STAGES

Growing

Infant massage is a beautiful way to spend time together while stimulating baby’s sense of touch and helping awaken body awareness. Infant massage is often a quiet bonding activity. But it can also be a playful one. GET READY!

Be sure the room is warm. Undress the child and lay him on a blanket on a flat, sturdy surface. Stay close and keep at least one hand on him at all times.

Moving

Fences Up and Down Use your fingers to map out fences down the child’s back or tummy, narrating the story of the fences as you go. “There are lonnnnnng fences.” Slowly run your fingers down the child’s back or tummy in a straight line.

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Fences All Over Now try the same game up and down the child’s arms and legs, hands and feet, and the top of his head. This will help him understand the full extent of his body.

“There are wiggly fences.” Run your fingers in wiggly lines down the child’s back or arm.

Snugglers

Squigglers

Scamperers

Knowing

Funny Fences

“There are prickly fences.” Gently tap your fingers over the child’s body.

To build the child’s sensory toolbox, make fences with materials such as feathers, terry cloth, satin, and so on.

“There are tickly fences.” For babies, gently hug the ribs with your fingers but don’t tickle. For older children, tickle gently. “But there will never be any fences between you and me.”

PHYSICALITIES Senses Balance Body intuition

Power Coordination Control

BENEFITS

Sense of touch Body awareness Bonding

LANGUAGE

The sound of your voice is all the child needs at this stage to stimulate his curiosity about his auditory world.

“Interprets developmental movements and translates them into their correlating larger skill sets on the path to language, reading, writing, and being a healthy, social child . . . A brilliant read with beautiful photographs, diagrams, and layout.”

SAFEGUARDS

Use a sturdy surface. The floor is ideal. For both safety and reassurance, always keep at least one hand on the child.

EQUIPMENT

Different soft materials such as: Feathers Satin Terry cloth Plush toys Blankets

—Heidi Echternacht, kindergarten teacher and founder of #KinderChat

Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know

What Kids Need to Succeed Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Pamela Espeland

(But Didn’t Learn in College) by Otis Kriegel

Researchers at Minneapolis-based Search Institute have identified 40 Developmental Assets that all kids need in their lives—good things like family support, a caring neighborhood, and resistance skills. Communities across the nation have embraced the book’s quick-read, commonsense suggestions for helping kids lead healthy, productive, positive lives and stay out of trouble. This revised and updated third edition draws on findings from a 2010 survey of about 90,000 kids (grades 6–12) from communities across the United States. The new data confirms the power of Developmental Assets in young people’s lives, reflecting updated levels of assets young people experience as well as the power that assets have to prevent high-risk behaviors and increase thriving behaviors.

All Editions Family & Relationships/Parenting/Child Rearing 655,000 ISBN 978-1-57542-397-5 US $9.99/CAN $11.99 PB, 5" x 7", 272 pp. For parents, teachers, counselors, youth leaders, prevention specialists RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Korean

Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice—or worse? Butterflies in your stomach before your first Meet the Teacher Night? With tips covering virtually every aspect of teaching, Otis Kriegel’s “little black book” will be a treasured resource for teachers who want not only to survive but to thrive in any situation.

Elementary Education/Teacher Resources ISBN 978-1-57542-428-6 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 7½", 248 pp., B&W illust. For new elementary teachers, preservice teachers, and administrators RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

PRAISE AND AWARDS FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: Recommended by the National Association of Elementary School Principals Parent Council® Selection Parents’ Choice Approved

“A concise, effective book filled with specific suggestions.”

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“A vital contribution to the field of teacher education.” —Michael Grady, Ed.D., Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University

“For those who care about improving the quality of our schools you simply have to hope that elementary teachers will buy and read this book.” —Bob Kerrey, president emeritus, The New School

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TEACHER Resources Parent Resources RTI Success

The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model

Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms

How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All

by Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Alice Woodrow, Ed.D.

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

Education ISBN 978-1-57542-279-4 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 224 pp. For teachers and administrators, grades K–8 Digital content includes 50+ reproducible handout masters and PowerPoint presentation RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. The digital content features all of the reproducible forms from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation. An essential resource for administrators, gifted-education program directors, and classroom teachers.

“Cluster grouping . . . is a strategy that works for every learner, and this handbook gives us an amazingly detailed step-by-step process to follow to make it a success from the very start.”  —Sanford J. Cohn, Ph.D., coauthor (with Barbara A. Kerr) of Smart Boys

Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them Ready-to-Use Discussions on Stress, Identity, Feelings, Relationships, Family, and the Future by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. Young people need a safe, supportive place to “just talk” with caring peers and an attentive adult. Tested with thousands of teens, these guided discussions are proven ways to address teens’ social and emotional needs. Teens gain self-awareness and self-esteem, practice problem solving and goal setting, and learn that they have much in common with one another. Introductory and background materials help group leaders feel prepared and secure in their role. The digital content includes all of the reproducible handouts from the book.

Education/Counseling ISBN 978-1-57542-384-5 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 288 pp. For advising teachers, counselors, youth workers, and parents of teens, grades 7–12 Digital content includes 28 reproducible handouts RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an innovative instructional method that allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind. While the initiative is gaining momentum in the United States, many educators continue to have questions about RTI. RTI Success answers these questions while providing educators with practical tools to simplify the process. This all-in-one resource includes stepby-step guidelines for implementing RTI, and more: •1  00+ teacher-friendly, research-based strategies for targeting specific skill deficits

Education ISBN 978-1-57542-320-3 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 256 pp. For teachers and administrators, grades K–12 Digital content includes 34 reproducible handout masters and PowerPoint presentation RIGHTS SOLD: French

•D  igital content that includes staff development tools, including a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, and all the reproducible forms in the book • “ What to Try When” charts that help determine instruction techniques •R  eady-to-use assessments and educational profiles for documentation

“This book is a must-read for preservice, first-year, and experienced teachers alike.” —Karen Evans, elementary teacher, Kalamazoo, MI

Moving Past Perfect How Perfectionism May Be Holding Back Your Kids (and You!) and What You Can Do About It by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D. Perfectionism is not about doing our best or about the struggle for excellence. Perfectionism is about believing that if we can just do something perfectly, other people will love and accept us—and if we can’t, we’ll never be good enough. That belief is a burden that can negatively affect all areas of a person’s life. In this positive, practical book (retitled and updated edition), psychologist Tom Greenspon explains perfectionism, where it comes from, and what parents can do about it.

Family & Relationships/Parenting ISBN 978-1-57542-387-6 US $15.99/CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 128 pp. For parents, family counselors RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese, Korean

“Moving Past Perfect is an eloquent and accessible description of the nature of perfectionism. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to understand perfectionism and to anyone working to reduce perfectionistic tendencies.” —Paul L. Hewitt, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of British Columbia

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TEACHER Parent Resources Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom How to Reach and Teach All Learners (Updated Anniversary Edition) by Diane Heacox, Ed.D. This updated popular and trusted guide provides a practical introduction to differentiation and how to provide variety and challenge in how teachers teach and students learn. Templates simplify planning; examples illustrate differentiation in many content areas. Includes connections to Common Core State Standards, revised information on multiple intelligences, and an updated bibliography and resources. The digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for staff training and professional development, all of the reproducible forms, and extra examples of curriculum maps and matrix plans.

Education/Teaching Methods & Materials ISBN 978-1-57542-416-3 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 176 pp. For teachers and administrators, K–12 Digital content includes reproducible forms, extra examples of curriculum maps and matrix plans, and PowerPoint presentation RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous Edition ISBN: 978-1-57542-328-9 Previous Rights Sold: Slovene

Differentiating Content for Gifted Learners in Grades 6–12 A CD-ROM of Customizable Extensions Menus and Study Guides

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by Susan Winebrenner, M.A.

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This stand-alone CD-ROM has more than 140 reproducible forms and templates, plus detailed explanations on how to differentiate instruction for gifted and high-ability learners across a broad range of academic topics. A must-have tool for today’s challenging classroom.

Education/Gifted ISBN 978-1-57542-188-9 US $21.99 /CAN $25.99 For teachers, grades 6–12 140 reproducible handout masters

Advancing Differentiation

Making Differentiation a Habit

Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century

How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms

by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Foreword by Diane Heacox, Ed.D.

by Diane Heacox, Ed.D. Framed around critical elements for success in academically diverse environments, Making Differentiation a Habit gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Diane Heacox’s best-selling teacher resource Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers not only differentiate instruction, but seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Includes digital content with all reproducible forms and templates from the book.

More than an introductory manual for differentiation, this book guides teachers to develop a rigorous, concept-based curriculum that is differentiated for all learners across content areas, and to build students’ critical and creative thinking skills. It features dozens of figures, diagrams, and sample lessons. Digital content includes all of the reproducible forms, many as customizable PDFs, and a PowerPoint presentation for professional development.

“Teachers and parents of gifted adolescents will glean insight into social and emotional challenges faced by gifted teens as they explore this valuable resource.”

Education/Teaching Methods & Materials ISBN 978-1-57542-357-9 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 208 pp. For K–12 teachers and administrators Digital content includes reproducible pages from the book and PowerPoint presentation RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“This is the thinking teacher’s manual for differentiation.”  —Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn’t Always Equal

Education/Teaching Methods & Materials ISBN 978-1-57542-324-1 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 192 pp. For teachers and administrators, grades K–12 Digital content includes all reproducible forms and templates RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch

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Choose the resource that meets your customers’ needs Introduction: Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

In-Depth: Making Differentiation a Habit

Next Step: Advancing Differentiation

A practical introduction to differentiated instruction (DI)

An in-depth guidebook for implementing a daily habit of DI

A “next step” resource that goes beyond the basics of DI

Build a foundation for DI and a personal repertoire of strategies.

Gain a deeper understanding of DI and extend teaching practices.

Optimize existing DI routines and add rigor and depth.

Start thinking and teaching with a DI mindset.

Explore the entire DI process—from examining current practices to getting involved in school leadership.

Develop motivation, self-regulation, learning autonomy, and high-level thinking skills.

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TEACHER Resources/SPECIAL NEEDS Parent Resources Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., with Dina Brulles, Ph.D. Teachers call it “the orange bible.” Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Full of practical classroom-tested strategies teachers love, plus many useful reproducibles, this new edition addresses technology use, cluster grouping, thinking skills, curriculum rigor, assessments, and twice-exceptionality. Digital content includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, numerous additional extension menus for students in the primary and upperelementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.

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All Editions Education/Gifted 306,000 ISBN 978-1-57542-395-1 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 256 pp. For K–12 teachers, administrators Digital content includes PowerPoint presentation, customizable reproducible forms, and supplemental materials for parents RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“Almost from the day it was published, Susan Winebrenner’s book has become a classic in the field. Moreover, it transcends the relatively small field of gifted child education and has become popular in professional teacher libraries everywhere.” —Gifted Education Communicator

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom Professional Development Multimedia Package by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. Schools will get the benefit of in-person author workshops for a fraction of the cost with this comprehensive professional development resource. Teachers will be introduced to proven, practical classroom strategies for meeting the needs of gifted learners, whether they work in a mixed-ability classroom, cluster classroom, gifted-education classroom, resource room, or another setting. The package includes: •D  VD (100+ minutes) featuring expert author/educators Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles along with actual classroom teaching sessions that illustrate key strategies from the book •1  copy of the book Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom • The package includes one copy of the Education/Gifted teacher book for use by the discussion ISBN 978-1-57542-410-1 group leader. Each participant needs US $299.99/CAN $359.99 a personal copy of the teacher book For administrators, gifted/special as well. education directors, lead teachers, K–12 • This product is intended for use within teachers a school or district. Licensing options Shelf storage box with magnetic closure, are available. Contact Free Spirit 9" x 11½" x 1½" directly. RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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TEACHER Resources/SPECIAL NEEDS Parent Resources When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers

Differentiation for Gifted Learners Going Beyond the Basics

How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs

by Diane Heacox, Ed.D., and Richard M. Cash, Ed.D.

by Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Judy Galbraith, M.A.

Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. Differentiating for them must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Digital content includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development and customizable reproducible forms from the book.

This book takes a close-up look at gifted kids from the inside out. Topics include identification, super-sensitivity, self-esteem, perfectionism, underachievement, and trouble signs to watch for. Includes first-person stories, survey results, activities, and real-life strategies and solutions for meeting gifted kids’ social and emotional needs and creating the gifted-friendly classroom.

Education/Gifted/Teaching Methods & Materials ISBN 978-1-57542-440-8 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 224 pp. K–12 teachers, gifted education teachers, program directors, administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum developers Digital content includes PowerPoint presentation and customizable reproducible forms RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“Recommended for all public and academic libraries.” Education/Gifted ISBN 978-1-57542-107-0 US $21.99/CAN $25.99 PB, 7¼" x 9¼", 288 pp., B&W photos For teachers, gifted coordinators, guidance counselors, and parents 19 reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

 —School Library Journal

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Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., with Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed. Fully revised and updated, this is the definitive guide to meeting the needs of students with learning difficulties in all classrooms. This third edition provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and twenty-first-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Includes special information for working with students on the autism spectrum and “tech tips” that are especially useful for kids with LD. Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development.

Teacher Resources/LD ISBN 978-1-57542-480-4 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 256 pp. For K–12 teachers, administrators, higher education faculty Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available Previous Edition Title and ISBN: Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom, 978-1-57542-342-5 Previous Rights Sold: French, Malay (bahasa melayu), Serbian

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Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom

Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom

How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed

by Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A., Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D., and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, M.Ed., M.S.W.

by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D.

Proven, practical ways to recognize and nurture young gifted children as early as age four and create a learning environment that supports all students. Helps educators teach to multiple intelligences, compact and expand the curriculum, communicate with parents, and more. The digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Depression. Asperger’s Syndrome. ADHD. Many mainstream students have mental health issues and learning problems. How can educators ­recognize the symptoms, respond appropriately, and meet all students’ learning needs? This book offers information, advice, practical strategies, and expert suggestions on what to do (and sometimes what not to do). An essential tool for teachers, special ­education professionals, school counselors and ­psychologists, administrators, and teacher aides.

Education ISBN 978-1-57542-242-8 US $35.99/CAN $42.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 224 pp. For teachers and youth workers, grades K–12 Includes reproducible handouts RIGHTS SOLD: French, German, Korean, Serbian

Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Ages 4–9

Education/Gifted ISBN 978-1-57542-327-2 56,000 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 240 pp. For teachers, grades PreK–4 Digital content includes 23 customizable reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: French

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TEACHER Resources/bullying & conflict resolution Parent Resources Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Safe & Caring Schools® Series by Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. Hundreds of user-friendly lesson plans help teachers build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, empower students to solve problems, and educate the whole child socially, emotionally, and academically. The lessons’ literature-based connections allow teachers to “build in” rather than “add on” social-emotional learning (SEL) as part of the daily curriculum. Each resource guide offers: Monthly themes focused on emotions, empathy, relationships, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, problem solving, decision making, teamwork, and self-esteem; literature-based lessons with curriculum integrations for using the lessons as part of language arts, social studies, science, math, art, and music; easy-to-implement lesson formats for all activities (Read, Discuss, Do, Relate); built-in assessments; and reproducible activity handouts in the book and as digital content. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities when fully implemented have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Essential teaching tools for all preK–8 teachers.

ISBN 978-1-57542-391-3 Grades PreK–K RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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The New Bully Free Classroom®

Helps schools fulfill Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

ISBN 978-1-57542-394-4 Grades 6–8 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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No Kidding About Bullying

Proven Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Teachers K–8

125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along

by Allan L. Beane, Ph.D.

by Naomi Drew, M.A.

The New Bully Free Classroom makes it easier than ever to create a peaceful, caring classroom that promotes a sense of belonging in all students and stops bullying in its tracks. The book looks closely at what bullying is, emphasizing the role (and power) of bystanders, presenting a range of new examples and scenarios, and addressing the issues of cyberbullying. Readers will find support for teachers, counselors, and supervisors, including a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation for preservice and in-service training. Other digital content includes all reproducible forms, surveys, handouts, and letters to parents and caregivers found in the book.

Bullying is a serious problem in today’s schools. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and their teachers, No Kidding About Bullying gives educators and youth leaders a diverse range of activities they can use to help kids in grades 3–6 build empathy, manage anger, and work out conflicts. Featuring 125 mini-lessons that may be completed in 20 minutes or less, the book is a flexible resource that can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or a complement to antibullying and character education programs already in place. Digital content includes 93 reproducible handouts, bonus activities, forms for parents, and information on schoolwide responses to bullying.

“Banish bullies with this book!”

Teaching/Bullying Prevention All Editions  —Learning Magazine ISBN 978-1-57542-382-1 148,000 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 Helps schools fulfill PB, 8½" x 11", 192 pp. Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act For teachers, grades K–8 Digital content includes dozens of classroom-ready reproducible handouts and PowerPoint presentation PREVIOUS EDITION: RIGHTS SOLD: Malay (bahasa melayu) Previous ISBN: 978-1-57542-344-9 Previous Edition Rights Sold: French, Japanese

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Education/Teaching Materials/Social & Emotional Skills Each: US $29.99/CAN $35.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 160–208 pp. For educators, group leaders, caregivers. Available for grades preK–K, 1–2, 3–5, and 6–8 Digital content for each book includes all reproducible forms from the books 4-Book Series

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Education/Bullying Prevention ISBN 978-1-57542-349-4 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 296 pp. For educators, group leaders, and caregivers, grades 3–6 Digital content includes 93 reproducible handouts and bonus materials RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, German, Spanish

Helps schools fulfill Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

“[An] essential resource on bullying for educators.” —School Library Journal

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TEACHER Resources/Character Education &Parent Service Learning Resources Service Learning in the PreK–3 Classroom

Complete Guide to Service Learning

The What, Why, and How-To Guide for Every Teacher

Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action (Revised & Updated 2nd Edition)

by Vickie E. Lake, Ph.D., and Ithel Jones, Ed.D. Based on field trials with over 3,500 students and 215 educators, this one-of-a-kind resource presents all the background knowledge and skills needed to effectively use service learning in preK and primary classrooms. Rich in both theory and practice, the book reflects the tenets of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practices (DAP), combining community service with differentiated learning to meet the academic and social needs of young children in meaningful ways. Sample lesson plans are based on tested classroom projects and correlated to K–12 Service-Learning Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and Common Core State Standards. Digital content offers customizable forms along with a PowerPoint presentation for use in preservice and professional development.

Teaching/Service Learning ISBN 978-1-57542-367-8 US $39.99/CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 224 pp. For teachers of PreK–grade 3, administrators, and early childhood professionals Digital content includes reproducible forms and PowerPoint presentation for professional development RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Aligns with K–12 servicelearning standards for quality practice

“A great resource for educators to embrace their critical role in shaping the mindset of young students.”

by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. An award-winning treasury of activities, ideas, annotated book recommendations, author interviews, and expert essays—all presented within a curricular context and organized by theme. This project-based guide is a blueprint for service learning—from getting started to assessing the experience—and integrates the K–12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It provides ideas for incorporating literacy into service learning and suggestions for creating a culture of service. The digital content contains all of the planning and tracking forms from the book plus bonus service learning plans, and more.

Teaching/Service Learning ISBN 978-1-57542-345-6 “Fresh insights, All Editions US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 84,000 practical guidelines, PB, 8½" x 11", 288 pp. and useful resources Digital content includes reproducible make this book forms from the book and bonus materials For teachers grades K–12 essential.” RIGHTS SOLD: Simplified Character Chinese  —School Library Journal

“If there is a bible of K–12 service learning, it is Cathryn Berger Kaye’s The Complete Guide to Service Learning.”

—Clifton L. Taulbert, author of Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators

—Youth Service California

Doing Good Together 101 Easy, Meaningful Service Projects for Families, Schools, and Communities

Character Building Day by Day 180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home

by Jenny Friedman, Ph.D., and Jolene Roehlkepartain

by Anne D. Mather and Louise B. Weldon

An increasing number of schools, workplaces, and organizations are doing family service projects as a way to make positive change in their communities. The projects in Doing Good Together answer this growing demand for family volunteerism with hands-on projects focused on easing poverty, promoting literacy, supporting the troops, helping the environment, and more. Each self-contained project provides an overview, time requirements, materials list, step-bystep instructions, debriefing questions, recommended resources, and ideas for extending the activity. The service project ideas in this book are specially created to be nonintimidating, so families will feel encouraged to participate. Digital content includes the book’s 45 reproducible forms.

In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 fictional vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in true-to-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for classrooms, youth groups, and character-conscious homes.

Teaching/Character ISBN 978-1-57542-178-0 US $15.99 /CAN $18.99 PB, 6" x 9", 240 pp. For teachers, grades 3–6 RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Education/Service Learning/ Volunteerism/Family Involvement ISBN 978-1-57542-354-8 US $29.99 /CAN $29.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 240 pp. For leaders of youth groups, family service groups, workplace groups Digital content includes 45 reproducible forms RIGHTS SOLD: Croation

Building Character with True Stories from Nature by Barbara A. Lewis Combining character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature, each of the 25 lessons is an engaging story describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Teachers will find several quick and easy activities that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Includes a chart cross-referencing lessons to character traits and additional resources. The digital content contains more than 80 reproducible forms, including a complete bonus lesson and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

Teaching/Character Education ISBN 978-1-57542-418-7 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award Winner US $34.99/CAN $41.99 from Learning Magazine PB, 8½" x 11", 176 pp. For teachers, grades 2–5 Digital content includes more than 80 reproducible forms, including a complete bonus lesson and color photograph RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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“Creatively weds character education with analogies from nature to help teachers promote both deep learning and positive character development in students . . . this synergy is just what education should be.” —Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D., director, Sanford N. McDonnell Leadership Academy for Character Education for School Principals

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TEACHER Resources Parent Resources Support Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Building Strong Writers in Middle School

See It, Be It, Write It Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing Skills and Test Scores

Classroom-Ready Activities That Inspire Creativity and Support Core Standards

by Hope Sara Blecher-Sass, Ed.D., and Maryellen Moffitt Improve students’ writing skills and boost their assessment scores while adding performing arts education, creativity, and fun to the writing curriculum. With this vibrant resource, students learn how to use acting activities to help them connect writing prompts to their own lives, resulting in lively, personalized responses. Easy-to-use checklists guide students to include specific elements in their writing and to demonstrate skills that are assessed on standardized tests. See It, Be It, Write It aligns with Common Core State Standards and with content standards in reading, writing, and arts education. It is for anyone charged with preparing students for state-mandated standardized tests. Specific content is included for teachers working with English language learners (ELL), gifted and talented, and special needs students. Dozens of complete writing prompts are also included, so teachers can get started right away. Digital content includes all reproducibles, customizable and printable.

Teaching/Language Arts ISBN 978-1-57542-347-0 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 192 pp. For teachers grades 3–8 Digital content includes all reproducible handouts RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

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Teaching Kids to Be Confident, Effective Communicators

by Deb Delisle and Jim Delisle How can educators of middle school students promote writing that builds authentic language arts skills? By engaging young people in meaningful literary activities that relate to their lives. This book features 24 classroom-ready lessons that incorporate adolescent interests into writing assignments supporting Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Complete with step-by-step directions and student examples—and developed and tested in public and private classrooms with students of varying abilities—Building Strong Writers in Middle School can help inspire beliefs while building proficiency in core language arts concepts. With writing now being required across the curriculum, teaching language arts at the middle school level is more important than ever. Digital content includes reproducible handouts.

Teaching/Language Arts ISBN 978-1-57542-370-8 US $32.99/CAN $38.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 176 pp. For teachers of grades 4–8 Digital content includes dozens of classroom-ready reproducible handouts RIGHTS SOLD: French

Supports Common Core State Standards for English language arts

“Provide[s] teachers with the tools to personalize writing for their students in a way that builds confidence, engages thoughtful reflection, and results in written products that capture the inward feelings and personal experiences of young authors.” —Gifted Child Today

Differentiated Projects to Get All Students Writing, Speaking, and Presenting by Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., and Dori Schlemmer

Teaching Beyond the Test

Build children’s proficiency with oral and written communication, promote social and emotional learning (SEL) and help students work toward standards while developing critical skills they’ll need in later grades. This practical and unique resource presents 18 classroom-tested projects, called “openings,” that align with content standards in core curricular areas. Students research topics and present what they have learned to their peers with this kids-teaching-kids approach to differentiated, project-based learning. The digital content includes the book’s reproducible forms (customizable and printable) and three bonus openings.

Teaching/Language Arts ISBN 978-1-57542-371-5 US $35.99/CAN $42.95 PB, 8½" x 11", 240 pp. For elementary teachers K–6 Digital content includes nearly 100 reproducible student handouts and assessments and 3 bonus openings RIGHTS SOLD: French

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Projects align with content standards in core curricular areas

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Differentiated Project-Based Learning in a Standards-Based Age, Grades 6 & Up by Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., and Dori Schlemmer To thrive in their uncertain future, students must know more than how to take tests. They must know how to learn. This practical resource presents strategies for flexible grouping, choice boards, tiered assignments, and fully developed content-focused projects, which align with content standards in the areas of English language arts, math, social studies, and science. Designed for use in many settings. The digital content features all the reproducible forms from the book plus four bonus projects.

Teaching/Project-Based Learning ISBN 978-1-57542-259-6 US $39.99 /CAN $47.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 256 pp. For teachers, grades 6 & up Digital content includes 100+ reproducible handout masters and four bonus projects RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

AEP DISTINGUISHED achievement award winner Projects align with rigorous, comprehensive content standards in the areas of English language arts, math, social studies, and science

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TEACHER Parent Resources AEP Distinguished Achievement Award Winners

Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Everyday Leadership

Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success (A curriculum guide for teachers and youth workers)

Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success (A guidebook for teens)

An Elementary Curriculum to Promote Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success

by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

Every teen can be a leader. That’s because leadership is not just about taking the lead in big ways, but in everyday small things, too. This flexible, ready-to-use curriculum helps you instill a leadership attitude in all adolescents, not just a select few. The 21 sessions teach leadership skills through activities, discussion, observation, reading, writing, and goal setting. Choose those that seem best for your class or group, or explore leadership through an entire school year. Includes assessment tools and exams. Note: Requires use of the student book Everyday Leadership.

Written and experiential activities help teens discover their own leadership potential and develop skills that guide them to act responsibly and make a difference in the world around them. Teens gain a greater understanding of who they are, what matters to them, how that translates into leadership, and how leadership relates to everyday life. This book is for all teens, not just a select few—whether they’re building leadership skills from the ground up or improving skills they already have. Note: Can be used alone or with the curriculum guide Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens.

It’s never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, these easy-to-use activities—in categories such as Understanding Leadership and Working with Others—are designed to promote group interaction, build self-confidence, and help students explore personal understanding. A special set of activities is specifically geared toward kids who are transitioning to middle school. Digital content includes customizable reproducible forms.

Teaching/Leadership ISBN 978-1-57542-213-8 US $29.99 /CAN $35.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 208 pp., lay-flat binding For teachers and youth workers, grades 6–12 45 reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic

Teen Nonfiction/Leadership ISBN 978-1-57542-212-1 US $9.99 /CAN $11.99 PB, 7" x 9", 144 pp. Ages 12 & up RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic

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Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids

Elementary Teaching/Leadership ISBN 978-1-57542-432-3 US $29.99/CAN $35.99 PB, 8½" x 11", 176 pp. For teachers of grades K–6 Digital content includes customizable reproducible forms RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available

Student Workbook!

“Easily navigated and provides the facilitator all the guidance necessary for a successful experience . . . highly recommended.”  —Youthworker Journal

Teambuilding with Teens Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, and Group Success by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. Leadership isn’t just for a chosen few. All teens can practice skills and attitudes leaders use. The 36 activities in this book make learning about leadership a hands-on, active experience. Kids are called on to recognize each other’s strengths, communicate clearly, identify their values, build trust, set goals, and more. Each activity takes 20–45 minutes. Digital content features all of the reproducible forms from the book.

“The hands-on activities in this book make learning about leadership meaningful and fun while building character.”

Teaching/Leadership ISBN 978-1-57542-265-7 US $35.99 /CAN $42.95 PB, 8½" x 11", 192 pp. For teachers and youth workers, grades 6–12 Digital content includes 25+ reproducible handout masters RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic

Everyday Leadership Cards Writing and Discussion Prompts by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. These easy-to-use discussion and writing prompts help instill a leadership attitude in teens by encouraging them to think about their beliefs and goals, how they communicate, what they admire in a leader, and more. The card deck can be used independently or as a supplement to Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens and is great for group or one-on-one ­situations. A fold-out insert with directions and suggestions for using the cards also is included.

Teen Nonfiction/Leadership ISBN 978-1-57542-337-1 US $13.99 /CAN $16.99 60 cards, 3" x 4½", two-color Ages 10 & up RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic

 —Adolescence

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high gloss sources books The following titles are available exclusively as eBooks. See page 58 for a list of our eBook vendors or visit freespirit.com/ebooks.

Wise Highs

See Jane Win for Girls

How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol or Other Drugs

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Success

100 Things Guys Need to Know

by Dr. Sylvia Rimm

by Bill Zimmerman

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-823-9 144 pp., illust. Ages 9–13 GRL V, Grade 5

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-699-0 128 pp., 2-color, illust. Ages 9–13 GRL X, Grade 6

by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-849-9 264 pp., illust. Ages 13 & up GRL X, Grade 6

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Be the Boss of Your Sleep

The Step-Tween Survival Guide

Self-Care for Kids

How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily

by Timothy Culbert, M.D., and Rebecca Kajander, C.P,N.P., M.P.H.

by Lisa Cohn and Debbie Glasser, Ph.D.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-743-0 64 pp., color illust. Ages 8–12 GRL U, Grade 5

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-761-4 128 pp., 2-color, illust. Ages 9–12 GRL Y, Grade 6

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One

A Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself!

A Guide for Grownups by William C. Kroen, Ph.D., LMHC

by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D., Lev Raphael, Ph.D., and Pamela Espeland

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-872-7 112 pp. All parents.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-676-1 128 pp. Grades 3–7.

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School Power Study Skill Strategies for Succeeding in School by Jeanne Shay Schumm, Ph.D.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-853-6 144 pp., illust. Ages 11 & up GRL U, Grade 5

No B.O.!

Get Out!

The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens

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

by Marguerite Crump, M.A., M.Ed.

by Judy Molland

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-700-3 128 pp., 2-color, illust. Ages 9–13 GRL X, Grade 6

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-779-9 128 pp., 2-color, photos. Parents, teachers, and youth leaders.

What Teens Need to Succeed

On Those Runaway Days

Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future

by Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan

by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Pamela Espeland

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-878-9 368 pp., illust. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-772-0 32 pp., color illust. Parents, teachers, counselors. Ages 4–8 GRL J, Grade 1

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Parent Resources books

Mad

The Kid's Guide to Social Action

Too Stressed to Think?

How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect

How to Solve the Social Issues You Choose—and Turn Creative Thinking Into Positive Action

A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy

by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-845-1 160 pp., 2-color, illust. Ages 13 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up

by Barbara A. Lewis

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-827-7 224 pp., B&W photos & illust. Ages 10 & up GRL Y, Grade 6

by Annie Fox, M.Ed., and Ruth Kirschner

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-846-8 176 pp., illust. Ages 12 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up

Expert Approaches to Support Gifted Learners

The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens

Professional Perspectives, Best Practices, and Positive Solutions

Ready-to-Use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More

Tips, Steps, Hints, and How-Tos for Growing Up, Getting Along, Learning, and Having Fun

A collaboration with the California Association for the Gifted, edited by Margaret Wayne Gosfield

by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D.

by Pamela Espeland

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-780-5 288 pp. Grades 6–12.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-885-7 272 pp. Ages 11 & up GRL Z, Grades 7 & up

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-875-8 320 pp. Parents, teachers, gifted coordinators, and guidance counselors.

The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids How to Plan, Manage, and Evaluate Programs for Gifted Youth K–12 by Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Lewis

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-858-1 176 pp. Teachers of gifted students grades K–12.

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Meets ASCA National Standards for School Counseling Programs

Life Lists for Teens

Growing Good Kids 28 Activities to Enhance Self‑Awareness, Compassion, and Leadership by Deb Delisle and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

PDF ISBN 978-1-57542-694-5 168 pp., illust. Grades 3–8.

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® high gloss sources In a Jar

In a Jar®Products Unique, engaging topics for all ages, these go-anywhere and easy-to-use jars make learning fun, portable, and spontaneous. Kids, parents, and educators will enjoy the games and cards at home, at school, at childcare, in the office, while traveling, at parties, in youth groups, and at camp.

“The In a Jar series is a wonderful and portable way to make learning fun and spontaneous, something everyone can appreciate . . . Whether at school, in after-school programs, at home, in church groups, at parties, or in the car—the possibilities are endless” Every jar label shows sample cards and includes a brief description of the jar’s features.

—Amy Barseghian, M.S.E., parent coach

Three jars just for teachers offer quick tips, reminders, and inspiration Classroom Warm-Ups In a Jar®

Inspiring Quotes for Teachers In a Jar®

Short, easy, fun classroom activities get things going in the morning or after a break. For teachers of all grades.

Quotes for inspiring teachers and reminding them why they picked their passion. For teachers of all grades

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Thoughtful Observations & Lighthearted Quips

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Early Childhood

more get kids thinking, laughing, and moving. Ages 3 & up.

their basic knowledge with these 101 simple questions. Ages 3–6.

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Healthy Me

Trivia for Tots Trivia para peques

Build healthy habits with 101 fun activities, tips, and questions that help young children learn the basics of self-care. Ages 3–6.

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Spark kids’ natural curiosity and test their basic knowledge with these simple questions in both English and Spanish. Ages 3–6.

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Character and Life Skills Attitude

Bully Free Zone®

Positive statements provide fresh perspectives, reflection, and food for thought. Ages 12 & up.

What to do if you have a bully problem—whether you are the target, the bystander, or the bully. Ages 9–14.

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Chill Skills Learn healthy ways to cage your rage. Deal positively with your anger and maintain respectful relationships. Ages 12 & up.

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Be the Boss of Your Body®

Character

Smart ideas and easy-to-use skills help tweens and teens manage their nutrition, fitness, stress, sleep, and pain so they feel and look great. Ages 8–14.

Choices

Discussion starters and writing prompts reinforce positive character traits at home, in the classroom, or anywhere adults and kids interact. Ages 11 & up.

Spark lively conversation with dilemma cards that ask you to decide what to do, say, or choose. All ages.

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Feelings Hundreds of feelings word cards can be used for acting out, endless creative play, and interaction. Ages 8 & up.

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Friendship Quotes and comments about friends who stand by us, put up with us, and let us be ourselves. Ages 12 & up.

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Kids’ Attitude Daily reminders encourage positive attitudes for happy, healthy lives. Ages 8 & up.

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101 bits of wisdom instill in youth and adults a commitment to excellence and a desire for positive change. Ages 16 & up.

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Manners 101 etiquette tips and advice on a variety of topics help you master the art of getting along with others. All ages.

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Temper Tamers Learn how to calm down and keep your cool in order to control your temper and express your feelings in positive ways. Ages 8–11.

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Think Twice

Guy Talk Everyday questions promote conversation about friendship, family, emotions, and more guy things. Ages 10 & up.

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More Feelings Feelings cards to use as icebreakers, discussion starters, and role plays. All ages.

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Quotes & Quotables

Fun and compelling, learn about yourself and others while gaining confidence in communicating and sharing ideas. Use as discussion starters, warm-ups, or during transitions. All ages.

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Tools for Life

Reveal a positive thought each day with proverbs and quotes from women throughout the world. Ages 12 & up.

Discover 101 quick tips on resolving conflicts, strengthening relationships, improving communication, inspiring creativity, and more. Ages 12 & up.

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Kids’ Daily Dilemmas Tackle one of the 101 challenges in this jar to develop positive decision making. Ages 9–12.

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Real Organized Tips on how to create a less-mess zone to organize your life for success at home, in school, and wherever you go. Ages 9 & up.

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Figurative Language Answer multiple-choice questions to explore the use of metaphors, similes, and idioms. Ages 8 & up.

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Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout Let’s face it: teacher burnout happens. Stay fresh with these tips and strategies. For teachers of all grades

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Inspiring Quotes for Teachers Quotes for inspiring teachers and reminding them why they picked their passion. For teachers of all grades

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Fun and Games Brain Games

Riddles

101 brain teasers challenge kids to think and learn. Ages 6–9.

Puzzling riddles help everyone chuckle throughout the day. All ages.

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Infinite Inventions

Think Fast

Pull three nouns out of the jar and come up with an imaginary invention that uses all three things. All ages.

In 30 seconds players name (or write) all the things they can think of that match the prompt on the card, such as words that start with “B” and have to do with a dog (timer included). Ages 6 & up.

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Inspire kids’ creative spirits, and get kids thinking with 101 writing and storytelling prompts. Ages 8 & up.

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Fun and Games Brain Games..........................................................................55 Infinite Inventions...................................................................55 Riddles..................................................................................55 Think Fast..............................................................................55

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Free Spirit Posters Free Spirit poster sets provide quick and easy ways to reinforce character development, bullying prevention, positive behavior, social-emotional learning, and more. For classrooms, hallways, and student meeting areas, these colorful, inspiring messages will resonate with children and teens.

Best Behavior®Poster Set Adapted from the Best Behavior series (see pp. 14–15).

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Learning to Get Along® Poster Set Adapted from Learning to Get Along series (see pp. 20–21).

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Safe & Caring Schools® Poster Set Adapted from the Safe & Caring Schools series (see p. 46).

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Calm down and breathe deeply.

What is the problem? What are your options?

Make your choice.

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Consider everyone’s feelings.

What are the consequences of your actions?

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Talk to someone you trust for support.

Together We Can

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Stop, Think, Choose

What Do You Stand For?

Bully Free Zone®

Adapted from Safe & Caring Schools® series (see p. 46).

Adapted from What Do You Stand For? For Teens (see p. 37).

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Tips for Making and Keeping Friends

Choose to Make a Difference

Adapted from The Gifted Teen Survival Guide (see p. 38).

Adapted from The Complete Guide to Service Learning (see p. 47).

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Bully Free Classroom® Elementary School Poster Set ISBN 978-1-57542-408-8 US $12.99/CAN $15.99 High gloss, 13⅜" x 19" Set of 4

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Title Index Accept and Value Each Person.................................................... 20 Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning....................................................... 46 Adding Assets Series for Kids...................................................... 26 ADHD in HD................................................................................ 38 Advancing Differentiation............................................................ 43 Armond Goes to a Party.............................................................. 23 NEW Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports.............................6 Be Careful and Stay Safe............................................................ 20 Be Confident in Who You Are...................................................... 33 Bedtime......................................................................................12 Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You............................................................ 30 Be Honest and Tell the Truth....................................................... 20 Being Me with OCD..................................................................... 35 Being the Best Me! Series...........................................................16 Be Polite and Kind...................................................................... 20 Be Positive!.................................................................................16 Best Behavior® Poster Set.......................................................... 56 Best Behavior® Board Book Series..............................................14 Best Behavior® Softcover Series..................................................15 Best Behavior® Series Bilingual Editions . ...................................15 Be the Boss of Your Body® Books......................................... 30, 50 Be the Boss of Your Pain............................................................ 30 Be the Boss of Your Sleep eBook................................................ 50 Be the Boss of Your Stress.......................................................... 30 Bookmarked............................................................................... 38 Bounce Back!.............................................................................16 Building Character with True Stories from Nature.........................47 Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids..................................... 49 Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens................................... 49 Building Strong Writers in Middle School.................................... 48 Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain.............................................. 25, 29 Bully Free Classroom® Elementary School Poster Set..................57 Bully Free Classroom® Middle School Poster Set.........................57 Bully Free Zone® Poster...............................................................57 But What If?................................................................................ 17 But Why Can’t I?......................................................................... 17 Bye-Bye Time...............................................................................12 Calm-Down Time..........................................................................12 Character Building Day by Day.....................................................47 Choose to Make a Difference Poster............................................57 Clean-Up Time.............................................................................12 Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney........................................ 25, 29 Cluster Grouping Handbook.........................................................42 Common Sense Guide to the Common Core............................... 40 Complete Guide to Service Learning............................................47 Cool Down and Work Through Anger........................................... 20 NEW Cool Down and Work Through Anger / Cálmate y supera la ira........................................................4, 21 Courage to Be Yourself................................................................ 34 Leader’s Guide........................................................................ 34 Cuddle .......................................................................................13 Dare!..........................................................................................24 Diapers Are Not Forever Board Book............................................14 Diapers Are Not Forever Board Book / Los pañales no son para siempre............................................15 Differentiating Content for Gifted Learners in Grades 6–12......... 43 Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom.................... 43 Differentiation for Gifted Learners............................................... 45 Doing and Being Your Best ........................................................ 26 Doing Good Together ..................................................................47 Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave ......................................... 28 Dude, That’s Rude!..................................................................... 28 Eat..............................................................................................13 Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens eBook......................51 Everyday Leadership................................................................... 49 Everyday Leadership Cards......................................................... 49 Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know................................................41 Expert Approaches to Support Gifted Learners eBook..................51 Families Change..........................................................................18 Feel Confident!............................................................................16 Feet Are Not for Kicking Board Book............................................14 Fighting Invisible Tigers............................................................... 39 NEW F Is for Feelings...................................................................3 Gebra Named Al......................................................................... 38 Germs Are Not for Sharing...........................................................15 Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compatir.........................................15 Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book........................................14 Get Organized Without Losing It.................................................. 29 Get Out! eBook.......................................................................... 50 Gifted Teen Survival Guide.......................................................... 38 GLBTQ........................................................................................ 39 Going Blue ................................................................................ 36 Good-Bye Bully Machine............................................................. 25 Growing Good Kids eBook...........................................................51 Hands Are Not for Hitting.............................................................15 Hands Are Not for Hitting / Las manos no son para pegar..................................................15 Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book..........................................14 Happy Healthy Baby™ Series.......................................................13 Have Courage!................................................................................16

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Heart of a Warrior........................................................................ 36 Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One eBook.......... 50 Helping Out and Staying Safe .................................................... 26 How Rude!®............................................................................... 35 How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up................................. 29 How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger.............................................. 29 How to Talk to an Autistic Kid...................................................... 30 I Can Play It Safe.........................................................................18 I Didn’t Do It!.............................................................................. 17 I Hate Everything!........................................................................ 17 I Like Being Me............................................................................18 I’m Like You, You’re Like Me.........................................................22 I’m Not Happy ............................................................................ 17 In a Jar® products................................................................ 52–55 NEW Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports................................6 Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship............................................. 26 Join In and Play.......................................................................... 20 Just Because I Am.......................................................................18 Kids Are Important Series............................................................18 Kid’s Guide to Service Projects....................................................27 Kid’s Guide to Social Action eBook..............................................51 Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts........................................... 25 Leader’s Guide........................................................................ 25 Kids Need to Be Safe..................................................................18 Kids with Courage....................................................................... 36 Know and Follow Rules............................................................... 20 Knowing and Doing What’s Right ............................................... 26 Laugh & Learn™ Series......................................................... 28–29 Leader’s Guide to Adding Assets Series for Kids......................... 26 Leader’s Guide to Courage to Be Yourself................................... 34 Leader’s Guide to Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts............... 25 Leader’s Guide to Struggle to Be Strong..................................... 34 Leader’s Guide to What Do You Stand For? For Kids CD-ROM.....................................................................27 Learning to Get Along® Poster Set.............................................. 56 Learning to Get Along® Series.......................................... 4, 20–21 Learning to Get Along® Series Interactive Software......................21 Learning to Get Along® Series Bilingual Editions..........................21 Life Lists for Teens eBook............................................................51 Listen and Learn..........................................................................21 Listening Time.............................................................................12 Loving to Learn . ........................................................................ 26 Mad eBook..................................................................................51 Make a Splash!...........................................................................27 Making Choices and Making Friends . ........................................ 26 Making Differentiation a Habit.................................................... 43 Manners Time..............................................................................12 Mealtime.....................................................................................12 Middle School Confidential™ Apps............................................. 33 Middle School Confidential™ Series............................................ 33 Move . ........................................................................................13 Moving Child Is a Learning Child..................................................41 Moving Past Perfect.....................................................................42 My Body Belongs to Me...............................................................19 Naptime......................................................................................12 New Bully Free Classroom®........................................................ 46 No B.O.! eBook.......................................................................... 50 No Kidding About Bullying.......................................................... 46 NEW Noses Are Not for Picking Board Book.................................5 Not Fair, Won’t Share................................................................... 17 100 Things Guys Need to Know eBook........................................ 50 On-the-Go Time............................................................................12 On Those Runaway Days eBook.................................................. 50 Our Emotions and Behavior Series............................................... 17 Pacifiers Are Not Forever Board Book...........................................14 ParentSmart/KidHappy™ Series..................................................19 PBIS Team Handbook................................................................. 40 People Who Care About You ...................................................... 26 Play.............................................................................................13 Posters................................................................................. 56–57 Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports................................. 26 Power to Prevent Suicide............................................................ 39 Pressure .................................................................................... 34 Proud to Be You ........................................................................ 26 Rage.......................................................................................... 34 Reach..........................................................................................13 Reach Out and Give.....................................................................21 Ready for Bed!............................................................................19 Ready for the Day!......................................................................19 Ready to Play!.............................................................................19 Real Friends vs. the Other Kind................................................... 33 Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change...........................................27 Real Teen Voices Series.............................................................. 34 NEW Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports..........................6 Respect...................................................................................... 39 Respect and Take Care of Things.................................................21 Rest............................................................................................13 NEW RTI in Middle School Classrooms.........................................8 RTI Success.................................................................................42 Safe & Caring Schools® Poster Set . .......................................... 56 Safe & Caring Schools® Series .................................................. 46 School Power eBook................................................................... 50

See It, Be It, Write It................................................................... 48 See Jane Win for Girls eBook...................................................... 50 See You Later, Procrastinator!..................................................... 29 Service Learning in the PreK–3 Classroom...................................47 Share and Take Turns...................................................................21 NEW Share and Take Turns / Comparte y turna............................4 Sharing Time...............................................................................12 Siblings...................................................................................... 29 Smart Ways to Spend Your Time ................................................ 26 Speak Up and Get Along!........................................................... 25 NEW Stand Up to Bullying!.............................................5, 25, 28 Step-Tween Survival Guide eBook............................................... 50 Stick Up for Yourself!.................................................................. 25 Teacher’s Guide eBook............................................................ 50 Stop, Think, Choose Poster..........................................................57 Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!........................................ 29 Struggle to Be Strong................................................................. 34 Leader’s Guide........................................................................ 34 Survival Guide for Gifted Kids......................................................31 Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD...............................................31 Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents)...................................................31 Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges.........................31 Survival Guide for Kids with LD................................................... 30 NEW Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends.......................7 NEW Survival Guide for School Success.......................................7 Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids eBook.........................51 Tails Are Not for Pulling................................................................15 Tails Are Not for Pulling Board Book.............................................14 Take a Deep Breath..................................................................... 17 Talk and Work It Out....................................................................21 Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them................................42 Teacher’s Guide to Stick Up for Yourself! eBook.......................... 50 Teaching Beyond the Test............................................................ 48 Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom............................... 44 Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom Professional Development Multimedia Package....................... 44 Teaching Kids to Be Confident, Effective Communicators........................................................ 48 NEW Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom.......................................................... 9, 45 Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom.......................... 45 Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom........... 45 Teambuilding with Teens............................................................. 49 Teen Cyberbullying Investigated...................................................37 Teen Guide to Global Action........................................................ 36 Teens & the Law Series................................................................37 Teeth Are Not for Biting Board Book.............................................14 They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge.........................................37 This Morning Sam Went to Mars ................................................ 23 Tips for Making and Keeping Friends Poster ................................57 Toddler Tools® Series...................................................................12 Too Old for This, Too Young for That! .......................................... 33 Too Stressed to Think? eBook......................................................51 Tough! . ......................................................................................24 Try and Stick with It.....................................................................21 26 Big Things Small Hands Do.....................................................22 Understand and Care..................................................................21 Vicious....................................................................................... 34 We Can Get Along.......................................................................18 Weird! ........................................................................................24 Weird Series................................................................................24 What Are My Rights?...................................................................37 What Do You Really Want?...........................................................37 What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game..............27 What Do You Stand For? Character Buttons.................................27 What Do You Stand For? For Kids................................................27 Leader’s Guide CD-ROM...........................................................27 What Do You Stand For? For Teens..............................................37 What Do You Stand For? Poster.................................................. 57 What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?...........32 What Kids Need to Succeed........................................................41 What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?.........................32 What’s Up with My Family?......................................................... 33 What Teens Need to Succeed eBook........................................... 50 What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough......................32 What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue.......................................32 What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried..................................32 When a Friend Dies.................................................................... 39 When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers............................. 45 When I Feel Afraid.......................................................................21 When Nothing Matters Anymore.................................................. 39 Who Feels Scared?...................................................................... 17 Wise Highs eBook....................................................................... 50 Words Are Not for Hurting............................................................15 Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar....15 Words Are Not for Hurting Board Book.........................................15 Words Wound............................................................................. 35 You’re Smarter Than You Think.................................................... 30 Zach Apologizes...........................................................................22 Zach Gets Frustrated...................................................................22

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