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Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

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48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying by Naomi Drew, M.A., with Christa M. Tinari, M.A. Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and pro-social attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate.

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The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention

Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect by Michele Borba, Ed.D. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention includes guidelines for: • i mplementing strategies • c ollecting data • t raining staff •m  obilizing students and parents •b  uilding social-emotional skills • s ustaining progress    Use it on its own or to supplement an existing anti-bullying program. Bullying prevention expert Michele Borba offers realistic, research-based strategies and advice. 288 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Administrators, teachers, counselors, youth leaders, bullying prevention teams, and parents of children in grades K–8. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.

The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: • Rules • Respond • Recognize • Refuse • Report • Replace “Exceptionally well written, organized, and presented, The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention is . . . an invaluable and unreservedly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library reference collections.”

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development The Balanced Teacher Path

How to Teach, Live, and Be Happy by Justin Ashley It wasn’t long after being named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year that Justin Ashley started noticing signs of burnout. He knew he needed to make some radical changes in how he handled his work and personal life. In The Balanced Teacher Path, Justin shares his personal story—illuminating how easy it is to give your job everything you’ve got and leave yourself with nothing outside of school—and shows new teachers and veterans alike the self-care techniques they can employ to create work-life balance and prevent burnout. With equal parts humor and wisdom, Justin analyzes four key aspects of every teacher’s life— career, social, physical, and financial—and offers practical advice to bring these areas into sync, reigniting a passion for teaching in the process. 160 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Educators for grades K–8.

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The School Climate Solution

Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room by Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A. The School Climate Solution helps kids and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies, and raises academic performance. With dozens of fun and easy-to-do activities and community meeting agendas, this book provides everything you need to create a positive learning environment in any classroom, school, or school community. For use by principals, teachers, counselors, coaches, or any other school leaders looking to improve classroom climate, the strategies in this book have been tested in schools, and they work. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

“Jon Erwin has been a consistent voice for innovation and rationality in education. This book is another great contribution from his unique perspective.”

—Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D., Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education

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The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement

Transform Culture, Empower Teachers, and Raise Student Achievement by Evelyn M. Randle-Robbins, M.A. This practical guide helps all members of school leadership bring transformational change to struggling and underperforming schools. Based on the wisdom gained during the author’s twentyplus years of experience in Chicago Public Schools, this book focuses on building a school culture of respect and harmony as a foundation for change. Includes advice on how to recruit effective teachers, initiate difficult conversations with struggling staff, and empower teachers to manage their classrooms effectively and deal with challenging issues. 208 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Principals, administrators, and school leaders, K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable forms from the book.

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“Randle-Robbins’s smart and practical book is full of the kind of concrete advice that can only come from years of solving problems at every level in schools as teacher and administrator alike. It’s bound to be immensely valuable to educators with high aspirations and real work to do.”

—Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion


Teaching Strategies & Professional Development Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know (But Didn’t Learn in College) by Otis Kriegel Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this nononsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. These tips have all been learned from real-life classroom experience. 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. 224 pp., illust., PB, 6" x 7½". New elementary teachers, preservice teachers, and administrators.

“Good advice for novice and veteran teachers alike. Whether readers take in the guide from cover to cover or dip in as needed (which will be often), they will leave with a greater sense of confidence.”

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Teaching Smarter

An Unconventional Guide to Boosting Student Success by Patrick Kelley, M.A. Patrick Kelley presents straight-forward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement—all while streamlining the teacher’s work to yield maximum efficiency. Strategies include team-grading essays, using Socratic Seminars and sworn statements, and allowing for re-dos, among others. Often humorous and irreverent, this guide will be the talk of the break room. 208 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Middle school and high school teachers. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible handouts for Socratic Seminars, information on connecting standardized testing information to curriculum and grades, and student strategies for improving grades.

“Rather than focusing on the old twin pillars of ‘motivation’ and ‘study strategies,’ Kelley focuses on the simpler, more elegant, and more effective cognitive approach of challenging and transforming what students think and assume about themselves, school, and academic success.”

—Christian Peters, AVID coordinator and high school teacher, Cajon High School in San Bernardino, CA

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The Principal’s Survival Guide

Where Do I Start? How Do I Succeed? When Do I Sleep? by Susan Stone Kessler, Ed.D., April M. Snodgrass, M.Ed., and Andrew T. Davis, Ed.D. A hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators, this book offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings—you’ll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves.    These tips and hundreds more are the collective wisdom of three experienced principals who know how to connect with kids, staff, families, and stakeholders, and help students succeed.

“Practical and usable suggestions for principals of all levels and experience.”

—Jayne Ellspermann, 2015 NASSP National Principal of the Year

208 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Principals and administrators, K–12.

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development 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. This book is a must-have resource for supporting kids with learning difficulties in any classroom. With an emphasis on teaching students in the ways they learn best, the authors present proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies for working in all subject areas, along with step-by-step instructions for how to use them. A wealth of information—accompanied by easy-to-follow charts and printable, customizable forms—shows teachers how to make the most of integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st century skills. 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. 288 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". K–12 teachers, administrators, higher education faculty. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all of the book’s customizable forms, additional content organization charts, and a PDF presentation for professional development.

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Buy the Set: Teaching Twice/Multi-Exceptional (2e) Students in Today’s Classroom by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. Twice/multi-exceptional (2e) describes students who are gifted and have a learning challenge such as a learning disorder, behavioral problem, ADHD, or autism. Often, these students’ learning difficulties mask their strengths—and limit their success in school. Use Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom and Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom together—along with a free downloadable PLC/ Book Study Guide and PDF presentation—to help overcome the barriers 2e students face. With the complete 2e package, you will have targeted resources for identifying and helping 2e students of all ages achieve consistent forward progress in their learning. Together, the books, study guide, and presentation offer up-to-date, practical, classroom-tested teaching strategies to help students: • Recognize and build on their learning strengths • Develop proactive approaches to become productive, independent learners • Overcome feelings of failure, loss of confidence, and behavior challenges SET OF 2 BOOKS: 1511…$55.98 (30% savings when you purchase both books!) Download the free 2e resources to complete your package FREE Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners PLC/Book Study Guide and Strategies to

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RTI in Middle School Classrooms

RTI Success

Proven Tools and Strategies by Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D.

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

Provides practical, research-based instructional techniques and interventions— geared especially to middle school teachers and administrators—that target and address specific needs of individual students. Response to intervention allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind. The book includes examples of RTI strategies in diverse settings and customizable digital templates to streamline assessment, implementation, and documentation. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Middle school teachers and administrators. DIGITAL CONTENT includes the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development.

Find the information you need to implement RTI as well as step-by-step administrator guidelines and practical teacher tools in this all-in-one resource. What are the three tiers of intervention? How do screening and progress monitoring work? Is funding available? RTI Success provides the what and how-to information that educators have been asking for. 256 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers and administrators, grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes staff development tools, a PowerPoint presentation, and 34 customizable reproducible forms.

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development The PBIS Team Handbook

Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior by Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D. This helpful handbook provides solid, detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. This comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome the obstacles of staff buy-in and offers solutions for sustaining a successful program at your school. Customizable forms will help chart, manage, and interpret data with ease. Positive school climates are not achieved through suspensions, detentions, or calls to parents. Rather, lasting change is achieved through collective analysis and data-driven decision making.

“This is a must-read— no matter what stage you are at in PBIS implementation.”

—Cristina Dobon-Claveau, PBIS coordinator, Lincoln, California

208 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". 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.

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Self-Regulation in the Classroom

“This action-ready, Helping Students Learn How to Learn comprehensive, beautifully by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. organized resource full of power To succeed in school, students need more than subject area tools for student self-regulation knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an is all a teacher needs to bring executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students daily success to students.” focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, —LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed., coauthor welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning of Deeper Learning and Bringing tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process of developing the Common Core to Life self-regulation as easy as ABC: Affect (how you feel), Behavior (what you do), and Cognition (how you think). Teaching students to balance these three elements builds motivation, resilience, and college and career readiness. 184 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". K–12 teachers, administrators, counselors. Looking for a knowledgeable DIGITAL CONTENT includes all the reproducible forms from the speaker for your next event? Visit book and a PDF presentation. freespirit.com/expert-presenters 978-1-63198-032-9...$39.99 to learn about Free Spirit’s expert presenter authors. FREE Free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide available at PLC freespirit.com/PLC

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Children Ages 4–9 by Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A., Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D., and Ellen I. Honeck, Ph.D. These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and giftedness in diverse populations. Includes real-life scenarios and extensive annotated resources. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

“A ‘must have’ for every early childhood and primary teacher’s educational library.”

—Julie A. Brua, Ed.D., director of the Gifted and Talented Education Program for Aptakisic-Tripp School District No. 102, Illinois

248 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers of children ages 4–9 (preschool, preK, K–3). DIGITAL CONTENT includes all the reproducible forms from the book.

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The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model

How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Dina Brulles, Ph.D. In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential—without major budget implications? 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. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development.

“With this one book alone, you could revamp a whole school system, one school at a time. The Cluster Grouping Handbook will do all the thinking, all the planning, all the charting, and all the predicting you will ever need . . . buy the book! It has wonderful ideas.”

—Gifted Education Communicator

224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers and administrators grades K–8. DIGITAL CONTENT features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation designed for in-service training.

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Differentiation for Gifted Learners

“Considering gifted students Going Beyond the Basics with learning disabilities by Diane Heacox, Ed.D., and Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. to those from diverse For the first time, this book connects the unique and varied backgrounds, authors Diane abilities, interests, and learning styles among gifted students Heacox and Richard M. to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational Cash address the unique experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted students must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. educational experiences    Topics include Common Core State Standards, real-world of all types of gifted and problem solving, abstract thinking, interdisciplinary concepts, talented learners.” authentic products, learning autonomy, accountability, grouping —Gifted Child Today practices, affective curriculum, 21st century skills, Advanced Placement and Honors classes, IB programs, underserved populations, and twice-exceptional learners. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". K–12 teachers, gifted education teachers, program directors, administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum developers. DIGITAL CONTENT includes PowerPoint presentation and customizable reproducible forms.

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., with Dina Brulles, Ph.D. The definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. This “orange bible” provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. 256 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". All grades. DIGITAL CONTENT provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development Choose the differentiation resource that meets your needs Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

How to Reach and Teach All Learners (Updated Anniversary Edition) by Diane Heacox, Ed.D. Diane Heacox presents a practical introduction to differentiation and explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide range of settings to provide variety and challenge. Chapters focus on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. The book includes connections to Common Core State Standards. 176 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable forms from the book, and curriculum maps, workcards, and matrix plans.

Introduction: Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom A practical introduction to differentiated instruction (DI). Build a foundation for DI and a personal repertoire of strategies. Start thinking and teaching with a DI mindset.

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Making Differentiation a Habit

How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms by Diane Heacox, Ed.D., foreword by Rick Wormeli Educators will find specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. This book provides new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Offers a wealth of practical and specific tools, templates, and checklists. 192 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers and administrators, grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable reproducible forms.

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In-Depth: Making Differentiation a Habit An in-depth guidebook for implementing a daily habit of DI. Gain a deeper understanding of DI and extend teaching practices. Explore the entire DI process— from examining current practices to getting involved in school leadership.

Advancing Differentiation

Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century (Revised & Updated Edition) by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., foreword by Diane Heacox, Ed.D. Advancing Differentiation is a powerful resource that will lead educators through the process of creating a thriving, student-centered, 21st-century classroom. Since its initial publication, the book’s materials have undergone rigorous testing and refinement in classrooms all over the world to deliver the best and most effective differentiation strategies. This advanced K–12 teacher’s guide will transform the way educators—and their students—think while they are differentiating instruction. 208 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers and administrators, grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable forms and a PDF presentation for professional development.

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Improve proficiency in core language arts concepts with twenty-four classroom-ready activities that align with Common Core State Standards. Meaningful language arts activities let teachers promote authentic writing in which students explore their personal thoughts and beliefs, resulting in richer work. 176 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 4–8. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible handouts.

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Build the body-brain connection with hundreds of step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Grounded in best practices and current research, Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider, or parent and an ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers. The full-color format includes teaching tips, diagrams and photos, and an observational assessment tool. 216 pp., full color, photos, PB, 8½" x 11". Early childhood teachers, caregivers, program directors, coaches, mentors, professional development trainers, and parents of children birth to age 7. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all the activities from the book: 50 activity sets with 900 total activities.

This essential professional development resource provides advice for early childhood teachers who are navigating demands and changes in their careers, helping them see these challenges as growth opportunities. Through in-depth self-assessment and reflection, educators reexamine their teaching philosophy, integrate new knowledge and strategies into their practice, and strengthen the impact of their teaching on students. In the midst of a constantly changing education landscape, educators will learn to teach with intention and rediscover their unique purpose and passion for teaching young children. 216 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Early childhood teachers and providers, instructional coaches, directors, administrators. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all the reproducible forms from the book.

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

This unique, hands-on resource connects the dots linking brain activity, motor and sensory development, and early learning in young children. The authors unveil the Kinetic Scale, a visual guide to the active learning needs of children from birth to primary age. They present the Movement Can-Do Guide, an observational tool that pinpoints children’s individualized developmental needs and capabilities in order to provide a well-balanced “diet” of movement and play.    Teachers and parents will find a wealth of information and strategies to guide children’s healthy physical and cognitive growth, build literacy, foster confidence, and support healthy development—all presented in a lively full-color format with diagrams, photos, and examples. 336 pp., full color, photos, PB, 7¼" x 9¼". For teachers, caregivers, special education practitioners, clinicians, and parents of children birth to age 7. DIGITAL CONTENT includes printable charts, games, and activities from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation Earn graduate credits for your work associated for professional development, parent handouts, and with this text. bonus activities. See info on page 2.

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Teaching Strategies & Professional Development Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Everyday Leadership Cards Writing and Discussion Prompts by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success (Revised & Updated Edition) by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

What’s new in the revised edition? • Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes Inventory • Extensions, enrichments, curriculum connections • Bonus leadership activities plus ideas for using movies to discuss leadership • Group- and self-evaluations • And more

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 cards can be used independently or as a supplement to Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens. A fold-out insert with directions and suggestions for using the cards also is included. 60 cards, 2-color, 3" x 4½". Grades 6–12.

Every teen can be a leader. The twenty-one sessions in this book guide teens to explore ethical decision-making, team-building, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk-taking, communication, creative thinking, and more. Includes reproducibles, the Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes Inventory (a student inventory of leadership skills and attitudes), evaluation tools, and exams. Requires use of the student book, Everyday Leadership. 240 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible handouts and lots of bonus materials.

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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. Note: Can be used alone or with the curriculum guide Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens. 144 pp., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-X, grade 6

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It’s never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. This resource engages all emerging leaders, at all emotional and academic levels, by taking a full, practical approach to building personal and group leadership attitudes. The easyto-use activities promote group interaction, build self-confidence, and allow students to explore personal understanding. A special set of activities is specifically geared toward kids who are transitioning to middle school. 208 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers of grades K–6. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable reproducible forms.

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A one-of-a-kind resource, this is a treasury of activities, ideas, quotes, reflections, author interviews, and resources—all presented within a curricular context, organized by theme, and enhanced to reflect the most up-to-date service Earn graduate credits learning pedagogy. for your work associated with this text. 288 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". See info on page 2. Grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable reproducibles and lots of bonus material.

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

The thirty-six 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 twenty to forty-five minutes. 192 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all of the book’s reproducible forms.

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

The book combines community service with differentiated curriculum-based learning to meet the academic and social needs of young children in meaningful ways. Sample lesson plans are correlated to National Service-Learning, Head Start, and Common Core State Standards. It includes dozens of ready-to-use templates for lesson planning, surveying, assessment, evaluation, and documentation. 224 pp., illust., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades PreK–3. DIGITAL CONTENT offers customizable forms and a PowerPoint presentation for use in preservice and in-service training.

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Gifted & Special Education • Resources support the social, emotional, and educational needs of all students • Topics address giftedness, learning differences, ADHD, behavioral difficulties, autism, OCD, physical challenges, and other concerns • Resources available for both the child and the teacher or caregiver

Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Children Ages 4–9 by Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A., Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D., and Ellen I. Honeck, Ph.D. These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and giftedness in diverse populations. Includes real-life scenarios and extensive annotated resources.

“A ‘must have’ for every early childhood and primary teacher’s educational library.”

—Julie A. Brua, Ed.D., director of the Gifted and Talented Education Program for Aptakisic-Tripp School District No. 102, Illinois

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This “orange bible” is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions, along with information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. 256 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". All grades. DIGITAL CONTENT provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, reproducible forms ready to customize and print for classroom use, additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades, and a special supplement for parents.

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Gifted & Special Education Differentiation for Gifted Learners

Going Beyond the Basics by Diane Heacox, Ed.D., and Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. For the first time, this book connects the unique and varied abilities, interests, and learning styles among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted students must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice.    Topics include Common Core State Standards, real-world problem solving, abstract thinking, interdisciplinary concepts, authentic products, learning autonomy, accountability, grouping practices, affective curriculum, 21st century skills, Advanced Placement and Honors classes, IB programs, underserved populations, and twice-exceptional learners. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". K–12 teachers, gifted education teachers, program directors, administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum developers. DIGITAL CONTENT includes PowerPoint presentation and customizable reproducible forms.

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When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs (Revised & Updated Edition) by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

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Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students and presents ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twiceexceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. 288 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Teachers, gifted coordinators, guidance counselors, and parents of gifted children grades K–9. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible forms from the book, teacher inventory and student questionnaire.

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

How can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential? The Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM) differs from grouping practices of the past. The authors present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers and administrators, grades K–8. DIGITAL CONTENT features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation for in-service training.

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The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids

Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Revised & Updated 4th Edition) by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.

For Ages 10 & Under (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) by Judy Galbraith, M.A.

Based on surveys of nearly 1,400 gifted teens and full of facts, step-by-step strategies, teen quotes, and expert essays, this book helps readers appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. The fourth edition includes information on emotional and social intelligence, twice-exceptionality, creativity, teen brain development, testing and standards, homeschooling, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics. 272 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up Lexile 1150L

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Based on surveys of 1,000 gifted kids, this book is packed with illustrations, quizzes, tips, and quotes, plus information on gifted brain development, technology, and self-esteem. Readers learn how to cope with high expectations, perfectionism, labels, bullying, friendships, and more. When many school gifted programs are scaling back, it’s more important than ever for kids to have this essential guide to growing up gifted. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 10 & under / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 990L

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Gifted & Special Education 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. Support kids with learning difficulties in any classroom with an emphasis on teaching students in the ways they learn best. The authors present classroom-tested strategies for working in all subject areas. A wealth of information, easy-to-follow charts, and printable, customizable forms show teachers how to make the most of integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st century skills. Sidebars highlight information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies especially useful for kids with LD.

“Ensuring that a child is successful in a classroom does not mean that you provide the student with an easy curriculum and unearned praise. The key to the student’s true success is careful balance of support and challenge.”

—from the foreword by Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.

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

ADHD in HD Brains Gone Wild by Jonathan Chesner

How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D.

Written for all classroom teachers, this jargon-free guide helps you learn about a wide variety of mental health disorders and learning problems often observed in schoolchildren, including how to recognize the symptoms, respond appropriately, and meet students’ learning needs. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades K–12.

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

—ADDitude

A collection of frank personal stories of failure and success, hilarious anecdotes, wild ideas, and pointblank 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. 160 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 7½". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up Lexile 1070L

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Gifted & Special Education The PBIS Team Handbook

Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior by Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D. Implement and sustain schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports using solid, detailed guidelines from this helpful handbook. Full of engaging anecdotes from expert PBIS coaches, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome the obstacles of staff buy-in and offers solutions for sustaining a successful program at your school. Customizable forms, checklists, and graphic organizers will help 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. 208 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". 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.

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RTI in Middle School Classrooms

RTI Success

Proven Tools and Strategies by Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D.

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

Provides practical, research-based instructional techniques and interventions that target and address specific needs of individual middle school students. RTI allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind. The book includes examples of RTI strategies in diverse settings and customizable digital templates to streamline assessment, implementation, and documentation. 224 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". For middle school teachers and administrators. DIGITAL CONTENT includes the book’s customizable forms and a PDF presenFREE Free downloadable PLC/Book tation for professional development.

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Armond Goes to a Party

This Morning Sam Went to Mars

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

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 his good friend, Armond gets through the party and has fun. It feels good to be a friend. A great book for anyone to learn about coping with autism or Asperger’s.

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Sam is always daydreaming about exploring, which is awesome—except when he’s supposed to be focusing on schoolwork. 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. Watch the author video at freespirit.com/sam.


Gifted & Special Education You’re Smarter Than You Think

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A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences (Revised & Updated Edition) by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

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

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?”    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 about and asking questions about life, the universe, and spirituality. 208 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 9–14 / GRL-W, grade 6 Lexile 1030L

In fifty compelling essays, young people from a wide range of backgrounds reflect on how words from literature connect with and influence their lives, goals, and personal philosophies. Essays explore topics including suffering the death of a parent, facing a life-threatening illness, letting go of perfectionism, making friends, reaching goals, and grappling with questions of identity. Books cited range from The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby to Twilight and The Fellowship of the Ring.    Questions to prompt conversation, writing, and deeper consideration of the issues raised follow each group of essays, and the back matter includes a brief leader’s guide on how to use the book. 224 pp., 2-color, PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1120L

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

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How to Talk to an Autistic Kid

How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life by Alison Dotson Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive

by Daniel Stefanski (an autistic kid)

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, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With its humor, specific advice, and inspiring, beenthere-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical. 152 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 15 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1160L

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—Foreword Reviews

“Daniel’s bright spirit and frank manner convince us that he and others with autism are worth getting to know . . . This book offers valuable communication tips to a wide audience of all ages.”

—Youth Today

The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens Ready-to-Use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D.

Meets ASCA National Standards for School Counseling Programs.

While many kids know someone with autism, they sometimes misunderstand the behavior of autistic kids, which can seem antisocial or even offensive— even if the person with autism really wants to be friends. The result of this confusion is often painful for those with autism: bullying, teasing, excluding, or ignoring. How to Talk to an Autistic Kid is an antidote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledgeable explanations, and supportive advice—all in Daniel’s unique and charming voice and accompanied by lively illustrations. 48 pp., 2-color, illust., HC, 6¾" x 8¼". Interest level ages 8 & up / GRL-P, grade 3 Lexile 770L

No matter how bright these kids are, they can’t do it alone. Help gifted teens gain self-awareness and self-esteem, learn to manage stress, address issues such as perfectionism and competitiveness, and build social and life skills. Use these seventy field-tested guided group discussions to provide crucial opportunities for gifted teens to “just talk” with caring persons and an attentive adult. Includes step-by-step directions, reproducible handouts, and background material for group leaders. 288 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all of the reproducible forms from the book.

Differentiate to meet diverse learning needs, increase thinking skills, and build motivation

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Gifted & Special Education The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)

Straightforward, friendly, and loaded with practical advice, the Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids give kids the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive. With plenty of realistic examples and bright illustrations, they are accessible, encouraging, kid-friendly, and even life-changing.

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Understanding What Special Ed Is & How It Can Help You by Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., and Denise M. Campbell, M.S. Kids who receive special education often have questions and worries. Whether they are in the process of being evaluated for special ed or already receiving special ed services, readers will learn to cope with their challenges, understand the reasons for testing, and see the benefits of accepting special education supports. The book includes special features such as explanations of individual education plans (IEPs) and 504 plans for both parents and kids; reproducible forms to help kids think about their strengths, challenges, goals, worries, and more; and a section just for parents addressing common questions. 184 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Ages 8–14.

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The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD (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. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 830L

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

Meant to be read with a parent, this positive resource for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) addresses questions and provides strategies for communicating, making and keeping friends, and succeeding in school. Body and brain basics highlight symptom management, hygiene, relaxation, toileting, “stims,” and more. The book includes stories from real kids, helpful checklists, and resources. Sections for parents offer additional information. 240 pp., color illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 9–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 810L

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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 practical strategies and sound advice to help them make smarter choices, get along with friends and teachers, take responsibility for their actions, and enjoy the results of better behavior. A special section at the back addresses diagnosed behavior disorders. 192 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 9–14 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 680L

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—School Library Journal

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD* *Learning Differences (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D.

Young people labeled with a “learning disability” or “learning disorder” will find a welcome resource in this fully revised and updated survival guide. This book defines different kinds of LD, describes learning aids, helps kids deal with bullying and difficult feelings, suggests ways to make friends, and inspires young people to set goals for the future. A special section discusses IEPs and 504 plans and includes a chapter written to parents and teachers along with resources for kids and adults. 144 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 9–14 / GRL-V, grade 5 Lexile 660L

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The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges by Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., and Susan A. Taddonio, D.P.T.

For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with—as well as their secret fears—this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challenges. Friendly illustrations, think-about-it prompts, trueto-life stories gathered from the authors’ decades of experience, and specific tips and advice provide comfort, hope, and supportive guidance. 160 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-V, grade 5 Lexile 850L

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Bullying Prevention & Conflict Resolution • Wide range of bullying prevention resources to help build a positive social climate • Activities promote empathy, kindness, conflict resolution, and social problem-solving skills • Resources offer help for school, home, and online bullying • Strategies address everyone involved in a bullying incident: targets, bystanders, and perpetrators

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48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying by Naomi Drew, M.A., with Christa M. Tinari, M.A. Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and pro-social attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate.

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No Kidding About Bullying

125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along by Naomi Drew, M.A. Prevent bullying behaviors, help students become “upstanders” for themselves and others, and foster respectful, welcoming classroom communities with this flexible resource for educators and youth leaders. Featuring lessons that may be completed in twenty minutes or less, the book can be used as a stand-alone curriculum or as a complement to other anti-bullying and character education programs. With a focus on preventing teasing, name-calling, fighting, exclusion, and other hurtful actions, No Kidding About Bullying also features activities for when mistreatment is occurring. Games, role plays, group discussions, and art and writing projects affirm the importance of respect, listening, and kind actions at school. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 students and teachers. 296 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 3–6. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible forms and bonus material.

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“This is an extraordinary resource. It should be in every single elementary and middle school classroom.”

—Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., director of Rutgers University Social-Emotional Learning Lab and author of The Educator’s Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement

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Bullying Prevention & Conflict Resolution The School Climate Solution

“Jon Erwin has been a consistent voice for innovation and rationality in education. This book is another great contribution from his unique perspective, focusing on school climate and its constituent parts. All schools need to take these ideas very seriously.”

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Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the Staff Room by Jonathan C. Erwin, M.A. The School Climate Solution helps kids and adults master critical social-emotional skills, encourages student leadership, provides effective and compassionate behavior management strategies, and raises academic performance. With dozens of fun and easy-to-do activities and community meeting agendas, this book provides everything you need to create a positive learning environment in any classroom, school, or school community. For use by principals, teachers, counselors, coaches, or any other school leaders looking to improve classroom climate, the strategies in this book have been tested in schools, and they work.

—Marvin W. Berkowitz, Ph.D., Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education

200 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Administrators, teachers, and counselors, K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable forms from the book.

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Words Wound

Vicious

Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., and Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.

True Stories by Teens About Bullying edited by Hope Vanderberg of Youth Communication

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. This 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. 200 pp., 2-color, PB, 6" x 7½". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1060L

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. 176 pp., PB, 5¼" x 7½". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 910L

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The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts

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How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along by Naomi Drew, M.A.

“This authoritative book has the potential to change behavior and influence social media interaction involving both teens and adults . . . Words Wound belongs in every library and classroom, anywhere that a bullied or bullying teen could find it easily and quickly.”

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. 160 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 10–15 / GRL-X, grade 6

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

A powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, this informative guide will help young people understand what cyberbullying is, recognize when they may be its victims or perpetrators, and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it. Be advised: Subject matter contains profanity. All quotes are taken directly from published court opinions; please consider any offensive language within the context it is presented. 208 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 12 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect by Michele Borba, Ed.D. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sustaining progress. Use it on its own or to supplement an existing anti-bullying program. Bullying prevention expert Michele Borba offers realistic, researchbased strategies and advice.

“An important addition to any educator’s toolbox for breaking the cycle of bullying violence and creating a more deeply caring school environment.”

—Barbara Coloroso, educator and author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: • Rules • Respond • Recognize • Refuse • Report • Replace

288 pp., PB, 7¼" x 9¼". Administrators, teachers, counselors, youth leaders, bullying prevention teams, and parents of children in grades K–8. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable forms from the book and a PDF presentation for use in professional development.

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Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain

Stand Up to Bullying!

(Revised & Updated Edition) by Trevor Romain, illustrated by Steve Mark

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

This updated classic reassures kids that bullying is not their fault and describes realistic ways to become “Bully-Proof.” With humor and practical suggestions, it shows how bystanders can stand up for others, how to get help in dangerous situations, and how kids who bully can start to get along with others and feel good about themselves. 112 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 780L

Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach kids how to safely stand up against bullying, See the support kids who are targeted, Free Spirit and spread the word that bullying Laugh & Learn® is not cool—it’s cruel. series, pages 28–29. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-R, grade 4 Lexile 780L

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Third-grader Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s persistent bullying—nowhere feels safe! With support from classmates and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others. Set in the same school as the Weird series, the book concludes with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about ways to stop bullying. 48 pp., PB, color illust., 8" x 10". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-M, grade 2 Lexile 320L

“Nobody! helps children embrace what makes them special and unique, and provides positive steps to help stop bullying in their schools. It’s a great tool to help start conversations about kindness, empathy, and acceptance.”

—Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

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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. Kids will easily relate to Luisa, Jayla, and Sam, as each girl has her own unique experience, eventually learning how to face her challenges with the help of friends, peers, and caring adults.    The books may be read separately or as a set; readers will enjoy tracking small details that carry over from one book to another. 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. Each book: 48 pp., PB, color illust., 9½" x 8". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-M, grade 2

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“Delightful . . . Not only for kids, this series is a must for parents, educators, and caregivers who want to help children end the cycle of cruelty.”

—Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander

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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning • Award-winning and classroom-tested resources for students of all ages • Strategies and activities help students develop positive character traits and become engaged and active citizens in their communities • Build students’ leadership potential, skills, and attitudes to strengthen their sense of teamwork

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Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change

Choices That Matter Around the World by Garth Sundem This inspiring sequel to Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change spans the globe again with true accounts of ordinary kids showing extraordinary character. Thirty short inspirational stories are divided into six character traits (courage, creativity, kindness, persistence, resilience, and responsibility) and feature kids facing adversity. Readers will see how every choice they make is a chance to build character and show the world who they really are.

Courageous Actions Around the World by Garth Sundem Thirty true stories profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their courage, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and do extraordinary things. Young readers may start to wonder, “What kind of hero lives inside of me?” 176 pp., 2-color, PB, 5¼" x 7½". Interest level ages 9–13 / GRL-U, grade 5 Lexile 980L

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“Inspiring.”

—The Washington Post

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Count on Me: Sports Series

by Brad Herzog Encourage enthusiasm for reading and inspire positive character development with these powerful stories that highlight character in sports. 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. SET OF 5 BOOKS: 1471…$42.45 (15% savings!)

—Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports

Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports

Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports

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“As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also inspire it.”

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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning Activities for building character and social-emotional learning

Safe & Caring Schools® Series by Katia S. Petersen, Ph.D. Build attitudes of respect and caring, reduce problem behaviors, and empower students to solve problems with these easy-to-implement activities focused on empathy, bullying prevention, teamwork, decision-making, and more. Field-tested in classrooms across the United States, these activities have resulted in improved school climate, greater parent engagement, increased academic achievement, and reduction in discipline referrals. Each book: 160–208 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Educators, group leaders, and caregivers, grades PreK–8. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all of the book’s reproducible forms.

“A top pick for any educator.”

—Library Bookwatch: The Education Shelf

Grades PreK–K 160 pp.

Grades 1–2 208 pp.

Grades 3–5 208 pp.

Grades 6–8 208 pp.

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

Invite teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, integrity, tolerance, respect, and more. Includes inspiring quotations, thought-provoking dilemmas, activities, and stories about real kids who exemplify positive character traits. Resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and websites. 288 pp., B&W photos & illust., PB, 8½" x 11". Interest level ages 11 & up GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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“A marvelous approach to character development . . . Readers will gain insight into who they are and who they hope to be.”

—VOYA

A Guide to Building Character by Barbara A. Lewis

True stories, thought-provoking dilemmas, and activities help elementary school children build positive character traits. 176 pp., illust., PB, 7¼" x 9". For kids and their parents and teachers. Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-R, grade 4

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—Parent Council

Reinforce positive character traits at home, in the classroom, or anywhere adults and kids interact. Cards make great discussion starters and writing prompts. See pages 35–37 Ages 11 & up.

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What Do You Stand For? Character Buttons

Reward kids (and adults) who demonstrate positive character traits: confidence, tolerance, honesty, fairness, caring, cooperation, imagination, respect, citizenship, and responsibility. Packet of 40 1¼" buttons. Ages 7 & up.

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What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game

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Character In a Jar®

Based on What Do You Stand For? For Kids, this card game spotlights ten character traits, including caring, cooperation, forgiveness, honesty, responsibility, and more. Meant to be played with adult supervision. Pack of 60 cards, color, 3" x 4½", and 12-page fold-out insert. Grades 1–6.

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A Leader’s Guide to What Do You Stand For? For Kids CD-ROM 144 pp., 60 reproducible forms. Mac and Windows compatible. Grades 2–6.

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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning What Kids Need to Succeed

Character Building Day by Day

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

180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home by Anne D. Mather and Louise B. Weldon

Search Institute has identified forty Developmental Assets that all kids need in their lives—good things like family support, a caring neighborhood, and resistance skills. The book offers suggestions for helping kids lead healthy, productive lives and stay out of trouble. 272 pp., PB, 5" x 7". Parents, teachers, community and youth leaders, and teens.

The 180 brief, engaging fictional vignettes (five for each of the thirty-six weeks in the school year) are grouped by trait: acceptance and tolerance, caring, compassion, cooperation, honesty, integrity, respect for others, responsibility, trustworthiness, and more. An excellent tool for classrooms, youth groups, and character-conscious homes. 240 pp., illust., PB, 6" x 9". Grades 3–6.

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The Free Spirit Adding Assets Series for Kids by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Each book: 80–100 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-S, grade 4

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Doing and Being Your Best

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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning 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

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. Service learning groups, youth groups, science teachers, and teachers of conservation and environmentalism units will find it a valuable resource. Includes book and Web resources and a glossary. 128 pp., color photos & illust., PB, 8" x 8". Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-S, grade 4 Lexile 780L

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gives them tools and inspiration to transform their ideas into action as they plan and do a meaningful service project that benefits our planet’s water system. Readers follow stories of young people around the world addressing water concerns and learn about issues such as clean water access, coral reef damage, runoff pollution, trash islands, factory fishing, and bottled water. 160 pp., color photos & illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-Y, grade 6 Lexile 1170L

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by Barbara A. Lewis

Teach character education using analogies of powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s twenty-five lessons is an engaging story describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Includes a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits. 176 pp., illust., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 2–5. DIGITAL CONTENT contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

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In the second edition of her popular service guide, Barbara Lewis presents steps for successful service projects along with hundreds of ideas for projects—from simple to large-scale. Topics include animals, crime fighting, the environment, health, hunger, literacy, special needs populations, senior citizens, politics, government, and more. Endorsed by Youth Service America. 160 pp., 2-color, PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 10 & up / GRL-W, grade 6 Lexile 850L

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Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action (Revised & Updated 2nd Edition) by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A.

A one-of-a-kind resource, this is a treasury of activities, ideas, quotes, reflections, author interviews, and resources—all presented within a curricular context, organized by theme, and enhanced to reflect the most up-to-date service learning pedagogy. Features include: • A blueprint for service learning • Hundreds of real-life, field-tested service learning projects • The integration of K–12 standards for service learning • Thirteen thematic chapters, ideas for incorporating global literacy into service learning, and suggestions for creating a culture of service • Hundreds of annotated book recommendations 288 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades K–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes customizable reproducibles and lots of bonus material.

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning

Kids with Courage True Stories About Young People Making a Difference by Barbara A. Lewis

Meet eighteen remarkable kids with the courage to speak out, fight back, come to the rescue, and stand up for their beliefs. As fun to read as fiction, these stories prove that anyone can make a real difference in the world. 184 pp., B&W photos, PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-X, grade 6

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Kids everywhere are acting right now to fight hunger and poverty, promote health and human rights, save the environment, and work for peace. This book includes real-life stories to inspire young readers, plus a rich menu of service opportunities, facts, hands-on activities, user-friendly tools, and resources kids can use to put their own volunteer spirit into practice. 144 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 12 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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Character Education, Leadership & Service Learning Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success (Revised & Updated Edition) by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S. Every teen can be a leader. The twenty-one sessions in this book guide teens to explore ethical decision-making, teambuilding, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk-taking, communication, creative thinking, and more. Includes reproducibles, the Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes Inventory (a student inventory of leadership skills and attitudes), evaluation tools, and exams. Requires use of the student book, Everyday Leadership.

What’s new in the revised edition? • Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes Inventory • Extensions, enrichments, curriculum connections • Bonus leadership activities plus ideas for using movies to discuss leadership • Group- and self-evaluations • And more

240 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible handouts and lots of bonus materials.

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Everyday Leadership (Student Workbook)

Writing and Discussion Prompts by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S.

Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success by Mariam G. MacGregor, M.S., foreword by Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D.

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. Note: Can be used alone or with the curriculum guide Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens. 144 pp., PB, 7" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-X, grade 6

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

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It’s never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. This resource engages all emerging leaders, at all emotional and academic levels, by building personal and group leadership attitudes. The easy-to-use activities promote group interaction, build selfconfidence, and allow students to explore personal understanding. A special set of activities is specifically geared toward kids transitioning to Where middle school. Where others others Where others barriers and Bein8½" 208 pp., PB, K–6. barriers and of gradessee see Teachers g a leadxer11". and barriers see isn’ t Bein g a a leader lead problems, er leader about becomin a isn’t problems, leader problems, a Being a g DIGITAL CONTENT includes about becominsees opportunities. leader isn’t more. powerful.sees opportunities . g sees opportunities It’s about becomin moreforms. g powerful. It’s customizable reproducible about empowering more pow those around you .

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The thirty-six 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 twenty to forty-five minutes. 192 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all of the book’s reproducible forms.

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Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning • Resources are research-based and written by experts • Expert authors provide straightforward approaches in their fields to tough topics and overcoming challenges • Practical, easy-to-follow formats and reproducible • Social-emotional resources provide support for forms enable active learning for all ages and abilities all ages • Topics include differentiation, RTI, PBIS, special • Topics include social skills, grief and loss, stress, needs, gifted education, bullying prevention, manners, anger management, mental illness, and more depression, family issues, self-confidence, and more • Presentations and PLC Guides offer cost-effective professional development

Helping Kids Help Themselves® Straightforward, friendly, and loaded with practical advice, the Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids give kids the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive. With plenty of realistic examples and bright illustrations, they are accessible, encouraging, kid-friendly, and even life-changing.

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Earn, Save, Spend, Give by Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan This lively survival guide introduces the basics of financial literacy and money management for kids— from earning and saving money to spending and donating it—and presents essential skills for becoming “money smart.” Readers will find humorous illustrations and engaging examples that bring to life ideas for setting money goals, delaying gratification, being thrifty, building self-esteem, giving to charity, and making socially responsible spending and donating decisions. The authors also offer friendly insight into how choices about money and finances connect to character development and social-emotional well-being. The book includes special features such as: •F  ictional vignettes called “Choose Your Own Spending Ending,” putting readers in hypothetical situations where they need to make decisions about how to manage money •T  rue success stories about real kids who made smart financial decisions •V  ocabulary boxes that highlight important terms •Q  uizzes, checklists, helpful tools, tips, and lots more 152 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 9–14 / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up Lexile 830L

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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

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. Fortunately, these functions are skills, so students can learn them. This book provides ten tools to improve executive functioning, described as “mental apps,” that will appeal to digital natives. Featuring plenty of examples, practice assignments, and a playful tone, this book can provide an academic boost to any student. 160 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 10–14 / GRL-V, grade 5 Lexile 850L

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

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 better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 790L

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The Free Spirit Laugh & Learn® Series

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(Revised & Updated Edition) by Trevor Romain, illustrated by Steve Mark Homework can be horrible! But homework isn’t going anywhere, and kids need to learn to do it—without throwing up. Updated to address modern issues such as technology, this classic (with hilarious full-color illustrations) provides specific tips for starting, 2 3 doing, and finishing homework— Here are a few good reasons for doing homework: Now, repeat after me: and maybe even laughing while you learn. Kids will also • It helps you practice skills that you haven’t fully learn how to make a homework learned yet. And it helps you review skills that you have learned. schedule, when to do the hardest homework (first!), the benefits • It gives you the chance to finish up tasks that of doing homework, and more— you couldn’t get done during school hours. “Homework is not serious suggestions delivered horrible.” (Well, not that horrible.) • It helps you learn and grow. with wit and humor because laughter makes learning fun. 80 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13  GRL-S, grade 4

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“I can do my homework WITHOUT THROWING UP!”

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Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain

Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney

(Revised & Updated Edition) by Trevor Romain, illustrated by Steve Mark

written and illustrated by Trevor Romain

This updated classic reassures kids that bullying is not their fault and describes realistic ways to become “Bully-Proof.” With humor and practical suggestions, it shows how bystanders can stand up for others, how to get help in dangerous situations, and how kids who bully can start to get along with others and feel good about themselves. 112 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 780L

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If you’re on the outside, you’re treated like dirt. If you’re on the inside, you have to follow the rules. Who needs more rules? This book helps kids deal with cliques and learn how to make real friends. 136 pp., illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-O, grade 3 Lexile 680L

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

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 their choices, and get along better with family, friends, and teachers. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 780L

Dude, That’s Rude! (Get Some Manners) by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, That’s Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior at home, online, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-Q, grade 4 Lexile 730L

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Get Organized Without Losing It

How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger

by Janet S. Fox

(Revised & Updated Edition) by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Kids today have a lot to keep track of. Schoolwork, activities, chores, backpacks, lockers, desks . . . and what about fun? Kids learn to conquer clutter, handle homework, prepare for tests, plan projects, stop procrastinating, and enjoy less stress and more success. 112 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 5 1/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-Q, grade 4 Lexile 770L

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Kids need help learning how to deal with anger. Blending sound advice with lively illustrations, this book guides kids to understand that anger is normal and they can learn to express it in healthy ways. This revised edition addresses children’s exposure to increased societal violence and anger related to texting and social media. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-Q, grade 4 Lexile 730L

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See You Later, Procrastinator! (Get It Done) by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick

With this colorful, laugh-out-loud guide, kids learn twelve Procrastination Busters, twenty ways to kiss procrastination good-bye, tips for avoiding setbacks, and dozens more strategies for getting and staying motivated. 112 pp., color illust., PB, 5 1/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-Q, grade 4 Lexile 690L

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

Brothers and sisters can make for great friends— but sibling relationships can be hard when problems of fairness, jealousy, tattling, privacy, and other things come up. This humorous pocket guide will keep kids laughing while they build positive sibling relationships. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 5 1/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-Q, grade 4 Lexile 890L

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Stand Up to Bullying!

Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves!

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

by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick

Full-color cartoons and humorous, kid-friendly text teach 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. 128 pp., color illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-R, grade 4 Lexile 780L

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For every kid who’s a stressed-out mess, this book is a must. It’s packed with facts about stress, ways to deal with stress, things not to try and why, and plenty of jokes and cartoons for stress-relieving laughs. 104 pp., illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 8–13 / GRL-O, grade 3 Lexile 620L

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Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning Stick Up for Yourself!

Speak Up and Get Along!

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

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

Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids, big sisters and brothers, and even grown-ups. Also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors. 128 pp., illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 630L

A handy toolbox of ways to get along with others, this book presents twenty-one strategies kids can learn and use to express them­selves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. Each is clearly described, illustrated with examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and try. Includes a note to adults. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 8–12 / GRL-S, grade 4 Lexile 790L

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“A great resource for classroom exercises, as well as for any group that works with kids.”

“A handy resource for all youth workers and educators.”

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Middle School Confidential™ Series A contemporary, graphic-novel format that will draw in even reluctant readers by Annie Fox, M.Ed., illustrated by Matt Kindt Featuring a blend of fiction and practical advice, this series follows six teens as they try to figure out the social scene, forge friendships, deal with family dynamics, and navigate challenging situations.

“Offers an effective way to approach character development and interpersonal relationships with a difficult-to-engage population.”

—School Library Journal

Each book: 96 pp., color illust., PB, 6" x 8".

Be Confident in Who You Are

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Readers get practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about themselves, and staying in control of feelings and actions.

What’s Up with My Family?

Insider information on making friends, resolving disputes, and dealing with cliques, crushes, gossip, exclusion, cyberbullying, peer pressure, and more.

Realistic help for getting along with families, coping with divorce, and being assertive when adults are unfair.

Interest level ages 11–14 / GRL-Y, grade 6

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“Be Confident in Who You Are gives parents the gift of opening a dialogue with their middle school children on the issues they face. While Annie Fox writes to children in their language, parents are reminded of how stressful these times can be. Skip the next movie and read this book with your kids instead.”

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These apps allow readers to interact with the stories through movie-like sound effects, music, and interactive quizzes. Available at iTunes (educator discounts available), BN.com, and Amazon.com. To learn more, visit freespirit.com/msc.

From A Leader’s Guide to the Middle School Confidential™ Series by Annie Fox, M.Ed., copyright © 2010. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., Minneapolis, MN; www.freespirit.com.

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Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

What’s Up with My Family?


Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning Teens & the Law

Every Vote Matters

by Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. Judge Jacobs familiarizes young readers with our legal system, dispels myths and mysteries, and shows that the law is by and for the people— including teens. Each book offers discussion points, tips and advice, detailed resources, emergency hotlines, and probing questions for further reflection. Available Online • Judge Tom Jacobs’s interactive website askthejudge.info • The Teen Cyberbullying Investigated book video at freespirit.com/cyberbullying

The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court by Judge Tom Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings that came down to a single vote and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of U.S. citizens—especially teens.    The authors also take a look at the history of voting in the United States. The emphasis is involvement in local and national elections as well as other ways to be an engaged citizen.

Teen Cyberbullying Investigated Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?

This informative guide helps young people understand what cyberbullying is and learn tactics for successfully dealing with it. Each chapter features a seminal case and urges readers to think about how it affects their lives. Subject matter contains profanity. 208 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 12 & up  GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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A Leader’s Guide to

JUDGE TOM JACOBS NATALIE JACOBS A Leader’s Guide to Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court by Judge Tom Jacobs and Natalie Jacobs, copyright © 2016. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

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True Cases of Teen Crime

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

This book explores more than 100 legal queries pertaining to teens and draws on examples from real-life court cases. Readers learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities. 224 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 12 & up GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1110L

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Real Teen Voices Series

A unique introduction to the juvenile justice system invites readers to preside over twenty-one real-life cases of teens in trouble with They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge: Role Plays the law. Then they find out what happened and where each offender is today. 224 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 12 & up  GRL-Z+, high school–adult

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Vicious True Stories by Teens About Bullying edited by Hope Vanderberg of Youth Communication

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. 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.

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They Broke the Law—You Be the Judge

What Are My Rights?

Each book: 176 pp., PB, 5¼" x 7½". Interest level ages 13 & up  GRL-Z+, high school–adult

224 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up  GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1250L

The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court

Unmistakably real, these essays are at times painful, yet admirable and compelling for the resilience they reveal. Lexile 910L

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Rage True Stories by Teens About Anger edited by Laura Longhine of Youth Communication

The writers give honest advice and talk about their struggles to gain control of their emotions and stop hurting others and themselves. Lexile 850L

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Pressure True Stories by Teens About Stress edited by Al Desetta of Youth Communication

Teens describe stress-relief techniques, including exercise, writing, and more, and offer inspiring examples of perseverance. Lexile 920L

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Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning 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. In 504 pages, this revised edition describes the basics of polite behavior at home, in school, online, and in the world. 504 pp., illust., PB, 7¼" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 910L

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Adapted from How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., copyright © 2017. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved. Adapted from How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., copyright © 2017. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved. Adapted from How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., copyright © 2017. Free Spirit Publishing Inc., www.freespirit.com. All rights reserved.

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What Do You Really Want?

GLBTQ

How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens (Revised & Updated Edition) by Beverly K. Bachel

The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (Revised & Updated 2nd Edition) by Kelly Huegel, foreword by Phoenix Schneider, program director for The Trevor Project GLBTQ is the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian,

Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities. 160 pp., 2-color, PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up Lexile 950L

978-1-63198-030-5...$14.99 “The skills you’ll learn from this book—including how to set goals, build a support team, and keep yourself motivated— will help you set your course and make the most of your life.”

—From the foreword by Ann Bancroft Being Me with OCD How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life by Alison Dotson 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, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With its humor, specific advice, and inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical. 152 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 15 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1160L

978-1-57542-470-5…$14.99 “A wise and compassionate model for teens and young adults who have been newly diagnosed with OCD or are considering seeking out a diagnosis . . . This would also be an ideal guide for friends and family members of those afflicted.”

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bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens—and their allies. In this fully revised edition, readers will find issues-based information and advice on coming out, legislative initiatives, prejudice, getting support, making healthy choices, school safety, workplace equality, and transgender expression. 240 pp., 2-color, PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z+, high school–adult Lexile 1090L

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These guided discussions are proven ways to reach out to young people and address their social-emotional needs. Teens gain selfawareness and self-esteem, practice problem solving and goal setting, and learn that they have much in common with one another—they are not alone. Background materials help group leaders feel prepared and secure in their role. Sessions can be easily customized to meet the needs of your group. 288 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades 6–12. DIGITAL CONTENT includes reproducible handouts from the book.

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Help 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 in this smart, savvy book. The “big sister” style inspires trust. 240 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 7" x 9". Girls. Interest level ages 13 & up  GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning Fighting Invisible Tigers

When Nothing Matters Anymore

Stress Management for Teens (Revised & Updated Third Edition) by Earl Hipp

A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens (Revised & Updated Edition) by Bev Cobain, R.N.,C.

Stress is something we all experience. But research suggests that adolescents are affected by it in unique 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—including assertiveness, positive self-talk, time management, relaxation ­exercises, and much more. 144 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-X, grade 6

For teens who feel sad, hopeless, or alone, this book is a light in the darkness. It has become a book teens turn to and teachers and counselors trust. It defines depression, describes the symptoms, and explains that depression is treatable. Personal stories from teens speak to readers’ own feelings, concerns, and experiences. Teens learn how to take care of themselves and how treatment can help. Includes information on medication, nutrition, and health; resources; and a Q&A with the author. 176 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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—National Mental Health Association

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—VOYA The Power to Prevent Suicide

When a Friend Dies

A Guide for Teens Helping Teens (Updated Edition) by Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D., and Judith C. Galas, new foreword by Bev Cobain, R.N.,C.

A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Revised & Updated Edition) by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., foreword by R.E.M. singer/songwriter Michael Stipe

Help teens recognize the risk of suicide and respond appropriately. This book 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. 128 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 11 & up  GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age. This compassionate book answers questions grieving teens often have, like “How should I be acting?” “Is it wrong to go to parties and have fun?” and “What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?” Also recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss. 128 pp., B&W photos, PB, 5" x 7". Interest level ages 11 & up / GRL-Z, grades 7 & up

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The Struggle to Be Strong

The Courage to Be Yourself

True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times edited by Al Desetta, M.A., of Youth Communication and Sybil Wolin, Ph.D., of Project Resilience

True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure edited by Al Desetta, M.A., with Engaging Schools

In thirty first-person stories, teens tell how they faced and overcame major life obstacles. Readers learn about seven resiliencies—insight, independence, relationships, initiative, creativity, humor, and morality—that everyone needs to triumph over adversity. 192 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up GRL-Z+, high school–adult

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Cassandra gets hassled for sitting with the “wrong” kids at lunch. Dwan’s family taunts her for not being “black enough.” In twenty-six firstperson stories, teens write about their lives with searing honesty, inspiring readers to reflect on their own lives, work through their problems, and learn who they really are. 160 pp., PB, 6" x 9". Interest level ages 13 & up GRL-Z+, high school–adult

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“Easy to read and often inspiring.”

“These twenty-six stories are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always gripping, first-person accounts of the pressures that teens face.”

—School Library Journal

—VOYA A Leader’s Guide to The Struggle to Be Strong

A Leader’s Guide to The Courage to Be Yourself

176 pp., PB, 8½" x 11". Teachers, social workers, case workers, clinicians, prevention specialists, counselors, and other adults who work with teens in grades 7–12.

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Counseling & Social-Emotional Learning What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?

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

by Trevor Romain

Divorce is a little word, but it means big changes for kids. This book answers important questions like “Is the divorce my fault?” “What happens to our family now?” “What if I feel stuck in the middle?” and “What do I do about my feelings?” Kids will discover how to help themselves and learn that things will get better in time. 128 pp., illust., PB, 6" x 6". Interest level ages 7–12 / GRL-T, grade 5

Simple, insightful, and straight from the heart, this book is for any child who has lost a loved one or other special person. It speaks directly to kids about what death means and how to cope; tackles questions kids often ask (including the tough ones); and offers comfort and reassurance. It also suggests meaningful ways to honor and remember the person who has died. 72 pp., illust., PB, 51/8" x 7". Interest level ages 5–10 / GRL-P, grade 3

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“Simple and direct, Romain’s tiny purple book offers tons of practical advice.” 

—American Statesman Families Change

Kids Need to Be Safe

A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of Parental Rights by Julie Nelson, illustrated by Mary Gallagher

A Book for Children in Foster Care by Julie Nelson, illustrated by Mary Gallagher

In simple words and full-color illustrations, this book explains why some kids move to foster homes, what foster parents do, and ways kids might feel during foster care. This book makes it clear that the troubles in their lives are not their fault. Includes resources and information for parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers. 32 pp., color illust., PB, 9" x 9". Interest level ages 4–10  GRL-H, grade 1

Sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers. 32 pp., color illust., PB, 9" x 9". Ages 4–10.

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—St. Paul Pioneer Press

A Guide for Kids by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue

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. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 53/8" x 83/8". Interest level ages 9–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 930L

A Guide for Kids by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

Kids can turn to this book for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids also discover ideas they can use to talk about feelings and take care of themselves. A special section addresses hard-to-handle problems like grief, roller-coaster feelings, and depression. 128 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 53/8" x 83/8". Interest level ages 9–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 910L

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

Most children don’t know what perfectionism is, yet many are budding perfectionists. Assignments are hard to complete. Relationships are more challenging; self-esteem is low. This book helps kids understand what perfectionism is, how it hurts them, and how to accept themselves as they are. 144 pp., 2-color, illust., PB, 53/8" x 83/8". Interest level ages 9–13 / GRL-T, grade 5 Lexile 890L

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The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along® Series by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.

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Humorous and helpful, these posters highlighting Alex J. Packer’s etiquette basics will appeal to teens and adults alike. High gloss, 17" x 22".

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make fun of students

ignore students

don’t don’t gossip or spread rumors

talk down to students

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act bored and fall asleep in class

call on students to embarrass them

belch or pass gas on purpose

play favorites

punish the whole class because of one person

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judge students before getting to know them

See page 32 for more information.

accuse students based only on suspicions

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Spark kids’ natural curiosity and test their basic knowledge with these 101 simple questions. Ages 3–6.

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“What would you do?” scenarios help preschool and primary-age kids develop decision-making skills. Ages 5–9.

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Riddles

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

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

Think Fast

In 30 seconds, players list 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. Ages 6 & up. Timer included.

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Character and Life Skills Attitude

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

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Brain Boosters for Groups by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor 101 active games to encourage brain development and team building in classrooms and youth groups. Ages 12 & up. Die included.

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Character

Reinforce positive character traits at home, in the classroom, or anywhere adults and kids interact. Cards make great discussion starters and writing prompts. Ages 11 & up.

Bully Free Zone®

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

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Character in Sports

Chill Skills

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Cyber Dilemmas

Feelings

Thought-provoking prompts, inspiring quotes, and fascinating facts for sports lovers. Ages 8–13.

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

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

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

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

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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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by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. Fun activities help kids and teens learn how to treat others with courtesy, kindness, and respect. 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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More Feelings

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

Quotes & Quotables

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Story Starters

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Temper Tamers

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Discussion starters and icebreakers on just about everything teens want to talk about. Ages 13 & up.

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

Tools for Life

Questions & Quotes for Girls

Tackle one of the 101 challenges in this jar to develop positive decision making. Ages 10–14.

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

Help kids soar with 101 ideas that encourage creative thinking and imaginative writing. Ages 7 & up.

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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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.

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

Feelings cards to use as ice-breakers, discussion starters, and role plays. All ages.

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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.

Questions and quotes to spark conversation and reflection about school, stress, family, friendships, health, self-respect, and more. Ages 10 & up.

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Inspiring Quotes for Teachers

Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

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Just for Teachers Classroom Warm-Ups Short, easy, fun classroom activities get things going in the morning or after a break. Teachers, all grades.

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

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Educational Games, Jars & Posters Colorful, durable, high-gloss poster sets help define your classroom and reinforce values Safe & Caring Schools® Poster Set

Adapted from the Safe & Caring Schools series (see page 23). High gloss, 133/8" x 19".

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Bully Free Classroom® Elementary School Poster Set

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Bully Free Zone®

Stop, Think, Choose

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Early Childhood • Award-winning early childhood resources • Developmentally appropriate guidance and encouragement offered for every age and stage of childhood • Colorful board books and picture books are full of diversity and speak directly to children about issues in their lives • Books feature activities, tips, discussion questions, and resources for parents and teachers

Zach Rules Series

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by William Mulcahy, illustrated by Darren McKee Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships. Each book: 32 pp., color illust., HC, 8¼" x 8¼".

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When Zach shoves his little brother to the floor, he knows he did something wrong. Even so, it’s hard to apologize. With his mom’s help, he learns the “four-square” apology. Interest level ages 5–8 / GRL-M, grade 2 Lexile 420L

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Ages 5–8.

Zach Apologizes

I Like Being Me

For Zach, a class field trip to the museum is about more than cool exhibits—it’s about learning from mistakes and dealing with embarrassment. Using an easy-to-remember tool, the Key to Mistakes, his teacher helps him see that everyone makes mistakes—and how to use them to grow. Interest level ages 5–8 / GRL-N, grade 3 Lexile 580L

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Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices by Judy Lalli, M.S. Twenty-five short rhyming poems invite children to believe in themselves, learn from mistakes, cooperate, share, help others, solve problems, be kind, tell the truth, make positive choices, and more. This charming update to a popular volume of poetry is perfect for teaching social skills to young children.

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—Our Children: National PTA Magazine

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Early Childhood F Is for Feelings by Goldie Millar and Lisa Berger, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell

Sometimes children need help finding the words to describe how they’re feeling. This friendly and positive alphabet book gives children those “feelings words,” and explores the idea that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all are natural and important. A section for parents and caregivers provides tips and activities to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book. “A discussion-starter for caregivers offers help for 40 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". children struggling to describe their emotions . . . Interest level ages 3–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 130L Perfect for classrooms and homes alike.”

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Bilingual English-Spanish edition

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

48 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Interest level ages 3–8 / GRL-I, grade 1 Lexile 440L

In this colorful, inviting book, young kids 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. Wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art help kids appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their differences. A section provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.

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Just Because I Am

We Can Get Along

A Child’s Book of Affirmation by Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, illustrated by Melissa Iwai

A Child’s Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW, illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves. This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children builds selfesteem and self-confidence through clear language and colorful art. Just Because I Am invites little ones to love, accept, and feel good about themselves exactly as they are. 36 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Interest level ages 3–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 160L

At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences. We Can Get Along uses clear, affirming words and charming full-color illustrations to teach young children tolerance, kindness, and conflict resolution. 40 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Interest level ages 3–8 / GRL-L, grade 2 Lexile 380L

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I Can Play It Safe

A book about body safety by Jill Starishevsky, illustrated by Angela Padrón

by Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan

A straightforward, gentle book about body boundaries 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, they should tell their mom, dad, teacher, or another safe adult. 32 pp., color illust., HC, 8" x 8". Parents, teachers, counselors, caregivers, child advocates, and others working with children ages 3–8. Interest level ages 3–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 580L

This book gives children the knowledge and confidence they need to make smart choices about personal safety every day.

32 pp., color illust., HC, 10¼" x 7¾". Parents, teachers, counselors. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-L, grade 2

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A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other Un libro para entendernos y apreciarnos by Cindy Gainer, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto

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Early Childhood The Free Spirit 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® series comes a one-of-akind character-development series that 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 and includes discussion questions, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts with children. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in all settings.

“Easy reads with child-friendly illustrations and easy-to-understand examples of real-life situations.”

—Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Children’s Magazine

Each book: 40 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼".

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Forgive and Let Go!

A book about optimism

A book about forgiveness

Help children discover 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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1 Lexile 510L

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For young children, learning to forgive can take time. Help children develop their forgiveness skills and learn how to accept an apology and move on without holding grudges. At the same time, encourage children to let go of disappointment and to accept when things don’t go the way they hope. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1 Lexile 440L

Bounce Back!

Grow Strong!

A book about resilience

A book about healthy habits

Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in young children with this unique, encouraging book. Children learn thought processes and actions that are realistic and helpful for bouncing back. The book also helps kids recognize people who can support them in times of difficulty. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 360L

Children’s health and confidence can increase as they become more aware of their own unique bodies and abilities, and as they incorporate the self-care principles presented in this warm and encouraging book. Back matter includes advice for motivating kids and teaching about being healthy at home, school, and childcare. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 570L

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Dream On!

Have Courage!

A book about possibilities

A book about being brave

Imagination and motivation are key to young children’s happiness and health. Thinking about dreams and goals can help children cope with challenges and view life through a hopeful lens. Nurture children’s imaginations and help them enjoy taking responsibility for their choices and goals. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-K, grade 2 Lexile 550L

Help children develop the skills and attitudes of courage and assertiveness to make wise choices, work through challenges, and do what they think is right. They also learn to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong things others might pressure them to do. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1 Lexile 390L

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Feel Confident!

Stand Tall!

A book about self-esteem

A book about integrity

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1 Lexile 380L

Integrity is an important trait for kids to develop, especially as they grow, learn, and have more opportunities to make choices for themselves. With this encouraging book, support children in knowing right from wrong, making positive decisions, keeping promises, and staying true to themselves. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 390L

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Early Childhood The Free Spirit Learning to Get Along® Series by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. Our 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 home and childcare settings, schools, and special education settings. Each book ends with a section of discussion questions, games, and activities adults can use to reinforce what children have learned. Each book: 40 pp., color illust., PB, 9" x 9". Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1

“Top Five Character Education Series.”

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Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award Finalist

Accept and Value Each Person

Be Careful and Stay Safe

Be Honest and Tell the Truth

Be Polite and Kind

Lexile 260L

Lexile 360L

Lexile 280L

Lexile 170L

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Cool Down and Work Through Anger

Join In and Play

Know and Follow Rules

Listen and Learn

Lexile 150L

Lexile 180L

Lexile 120L

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Respect and Take Care of Things

Share and Take Turns

Talk and Work It Out

Lexile 290L

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Reach Out and Give Lexile 320L

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Try and Stick with It

Understand and Care

When I Feel Afraid

Lexile 240L

Lexile 270L

Lexile 380L

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Early Childhood Learning to Get Along® Series Interactive Software by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., illustrated by Meredith Johnson

All fifteen titles from the Learning to Get Along series are available in one kid-friendly software package. Children follow along or read on their own, using a special highlight feature to click and hear word definitions. Questions follow each book; teachers manage features and track student progress. Useful at school and home. User’s Guide included. Software disc, Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS 10.7 or higher, touch-screen and single-switch compatible. For grades K–3.

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Bilingual English-Spanish editions by Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. Now children and adults can enjoy our most popular Learning to Get Along books in English and Spanish. These bilingual editions provide the complete text from the original books, including discussion and activity guides for adults, in both languages. Each book: 48 pp., color illust., PB, 9" x 9". Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1

Cool Down and Work Through Anger Cálmate y supera la ira

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Know and Follow Rules Saber y seguir las reglas Lexile 360L

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Listen and Learn Escucha y aprende Lexile 350L

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Respect and Take Care of Things Respetar y cuidar las cosas Lexile 540L

Share and Take Turns Comparte y turna

Talk and Work It Out Hablar y resolver

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Armond Goes to a Party A book about Asperger’s and friendship by Nancy Carlson and her friend Armond Isaak

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 his good friend, Armond gets through the party and has fun. It feels good to be a friend. A great book for anyone to learn about coping with autism or Asperger’s. 32 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-K, grade 2 Lexile 450L

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Sam is always daydreaming about exploring, which is awesome—except when he’s supposed to be focusing on schoolwork. 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. 32 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Watch the author video at Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-K, grade 2 freespirit.com/sam. Lexile 520L

“With help from her coauthor, a middle schooler with Asperger’s syndrome, Carlson explains why a child with a spectrum disorder might be reluctant to attend a friend’s party. Both Armond’s distress and his relief and satisfaction are likely to move young audiences toward increased empathy for others with mental or physical differences.”

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“Brightly colored, with shiny pages, this picture book provides encouragement as well as sensible suggestions within a fictional frame.”

—Booklist

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I Don’t Want to Be Nice!

A book about being a good sport

A book about showing kindness

Bella always needs to win—no matter what. At summer Fun Club, she gets mad whenever someone beats her in a game. When she struggles during a tent-making competition, Bella would rather give up than keep trying. Can she learn to do her best and feel good about it, even if she’s not the winner? With the help of the club leader, Bella discovers that she can make a tent, even if it’s not the best tent—and that being a good sport feels much better than being a sore loser. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

Finn is not very kind to his classmates, and he cares mostly about himself. He doesn’t help Ahmed or Lily. He shoves Molly and Freddy on the playground. In soccer, he doesn’t play fair. The children are mad at Finn. Then, when no one wants to play with him at recess, he feels sad and lonely. How will Finn find a way to make it all better? Ultimately, Finn’s teacher helps him see that he can change his mean behavior and that kindness leads to friendship and fun. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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I Didn’t Do It!

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A book about telling the truth

A book about rules

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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I’m Not Happy

I Hate Everything!

A book about feeling sad

A book about feeling angry

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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But What If? A book about feeling worried

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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Not Fair, Won’t Share 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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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Early Childhood Take a Deep Breath

Who Feels Scared?

A book about being brave

A book about being afraid

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-I, grade 1

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. Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-H, grade 1

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Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in Schools by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy

Third-grader Thomas feels like no matter what he does, he can’t escape Kyle’s persistent bullying—nowhere feels safe! With support from classmates and adults, Thomas starts to feel more confident in himself, while Kyle learns the importance of kindness to others. Set in the same school as the Weird series, the book concludes with “activity club” pages for kids, as well as information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about ways to stop bullying. 48 pp., PB, color illust., 8" x 10". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-M, grade 2 Lexile 320L

“Nobody! helps children embrace what makes them special and unique, and provides positive steps to help stop bullying in their schools. It’s a great tool to help start conversations about kindness, empathy, and acceptance.”

—Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

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The Weird Series

“Delightful . . . Not only for kids, this series is a must for parents, educators, and caregivers who want to help children end the cycle of cruelty.”

by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy These three books tell the story of an ongoing case of —Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the bullying from three third graders’ perspectives. Kids Bullied , and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander will easily relate to Luisa, Jayla, and Sam, as each girl has her own unique experience, eventually learning how to face her challenges with the help of friends, peers, and caring adults.    The books may be read separately or as a set; readers will enjoy tracking small details that carry over from one book to another. 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. Each book: 48 pp., PB, color illust., 9½" x 8". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-M, grade 2

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Weird! A Story About Dealing with Bullying in Schools

Luisa is repeatedly teased and called “weird” by her classmate Sam, 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 others, she is able to reclaim her color and resist Sam’s put-downs. Lexile 540L

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Dare!

Tough!

A Story About Standing Up to Bullying in Schools

A Story About How to Stop Bullying in Schools

Jayla feels threatened by her classmate Sam, who has bullied her in the past. Sam is now bullying Jayla’s friend Luisa, and she enlists Jayla to participate. Jayla reluctantly joins in but soon realizes it is wrong. With the help of caring adults and friends, Jayla finds the courage to dare to stand up to Sam and put an end to the bullying. Lexile 330L

Sam thinks people need to have a tough skin in order to fit in. She teases her free-spirited classmate Luisa and enlists Jayla to help. But when Sam is confronted by a concerned teacher about her bullying and Jayla turns on Sam and befriends Luisa, Sam begins to show some heart and rethink her treatment of others. Lexile 280L

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Early Childhood The must-have series for every home and early childhood education program

The Free Spirit Best Behavior® Series Simple words and lively full-color illustrations guide children to choose positive behaviors. Select titles are available in two versions: a durable board book for ages 1–4 and an expanded paperback for ages 4–7. Bilingual board book and paperback editions of select titles also are available. All include helpful tips for teachers, caregivers, and parents.

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Early Childhood Paperbacks for ages 4–7

Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Lexile 260L

Each paperback: 40 pp., color illust., PB, 9" x 9". Interest level ages 4–7 / GRL-H, grade 1

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Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compartir Words Are Not for Hurting / Las palabras no son para lastimar PB Lexile 420L

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

The Free Spirit Toddler Tools® Board Book Series by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen Daily transitions and routines can be a challenge for any toddler, as well as parents and caregivers. These award-winning, positive books can help ease the many trying “times” that are a part of every toddler’s day. Share them before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Each board book: 24 pp., color illust., BB, 7" x 7". Toddlers.

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The Free Spirit Happy Healthy Baby® Board Book Series by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all parents read to babies from birth. Bouncy rhythms and bright photos and illustrations capture the moments and moods of baby’s day, and hold baby’s attention. 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. “The tender photos will draw Each book: 22 pp., color illust./B&W photo mix, BB, 5½" x 5½". Ages 0–2. in viewers of any age.” SET OF 6 BOARD BOOKS: 1465...$37.74 (over 10% savings!) —Kirkus Reviews

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Early Childhood Penelope Perfect

“This book tackles subject matter A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild not often touched upon in picture by Shannon Anderson, illustrated by Katie Kath books and handles it in an Penelope has a penchant for perfection, until a topsy-turvy entertaining, gentle way.” day helps her learn to let go of perfect and just be herself. This warm, encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to —Booklist kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. 48 pp., color illust., 8" x 10". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-K, grade 2 Lexile 600L

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Coasting Casey

A Tale of Busting Boredom in School by Shannon Anderson, illustrated by Colleen Madden Casey isn’t interested in much at school, so he does just well enough to get by. What does interest Casey is art, and with the help of his school principal, he learns to apply his passion to his schoolwork. Told in humorous rhyme, this lively story will speak to bored students and to any kid who can—and wants to—do better. The book concludes with tips and information to help adults foster dialogue with kids wrestling with underachievement.

“Told in cheeky narrative verse, illustrated in comic expressive style…Coasting Casey is an exciting book to help awaken students to their true potential.”

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48 pp., color illust., 8" x 10". Interest level ages 5–9 / GRL-L, grade 2 Lexile 660L

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Screen-Free Fun by Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., illustrated by Guy Wolek Ollie has a big imagination and big plans for summer. But no one in his family wants to go outside and play. Dad is sending emails, Mom is watching TV, Ollie’s siblings are playing video games and texting—even Gram and Gramps are too busy downloading photos. Too much screen time! How can Ollie get his family to shut off their gadgets and play together? Tips at the end of the book reinforce this message. 32 pp., color illust., 11¼" x 9¼". Interest level ages 4–8 / GRL-J, grade 1 Lexile 320L

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Early Childhood The Thinking Teacher

“A must read and excellent educator guide about reflection and relationships. The Thinking Teacher gives teachers multiple, concrete resources and support for how to reflect on the complexities of a teaching life.”

A Framework for Intentional Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom by Sandra Heidemann, M.S., Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., and Claire Chang, M.A. Foreword by Carol Brunson Day This essential professional development resource provides advice for early childhood teachers who are navigating demands and changes in their careers, helping them see these challenges as growth opportunities. Through in-depth self-assessment and reflection, educators reexamine their teaching philosophy, integrate new knowledge and strategies into their practice, and strengthen the impact of their teaching on students. In the midst of a constantly changing education landscape, educators will learn to teach with intention and rediscover their unique purpose and passion for teaching young children.

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Service Learning in the PreK–3 Classroom

The What, Why, and How-To Guide for Every Teacher by Vickie E. Lake, Ph.D., and Ithel Jones, Ed.D. The book combines community service with differentiated curriculum-based learning to meet the academic and social needs of young children in meaningful ways. Sample lesson plans are correlated to National Service-Learning, Head Start, and Common Core State Standards. It includes dozens of ready-to-use templates for lesson planning, surveying, assessment, evaluation, and documentation.

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

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224 pp., illust., PB, 8½" x 11". Grades PreK–3. DIGITAL CONTENT offers customizable forms and a PowerPoint presentation for use in preservice and in-service training.

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Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

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Early Childhood Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps

Sequenced Activities to Build the Body and the Brain (Birth to Age 7) by Gill Connell, Wendy Pirie, M.H.Sc., and Cheryl McCarthy Build the body-brain connection with hundreds of step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Grounded in best practices and current research, Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps is both a hands-on resource for any classroom teacher, care provider, or parent and an ideal tool for coaches, mentors, and professional development trainers. The full-color format includes teaching tips, diagrams and photos, and an observational assessment tool.

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BALANCE

The Spinnagans

Spinning: Challenging Orientation

ON THE MOVE

• Spinning chair, such as an office chair

KEY BENEFITS

• Core strength development • Balance

• Hoop • Adhesive spot sticker

• Body control • Stamina

complete revolution per 8 seconds. If a child becomes dizzy, stop and let him regain his bearings before trying again. • Support the child when he’s spinning on things like an office chair.

LANGUAGE FOCUS

TEACHING GEMS

CRITICAL SAFEGUARDS

ON THE MOVE

The most advanced form of balance is the ability to be still. That’s why it’s hard for young children to stay still for very long. Spinning slowly enhances the vestibular (balance) system, which is one of the main reasons little ones like the sensation of spinning. So if you want a child to sit still, let him spin when he feels like it!

WATCH ME GROW

IN THE KNOW

216 pp., full color, photos, PB, 8½" x 11". Early childhood teachers, caregivers, program directors, coaches, mentors, professional development trainers, and parents of children birth to age 7. DIGITAL CONTENT includes all the activities from the book: 50 activity sets with 900 total activities.

HIGH-FLYING FIVE. Sit the child on a spinning chair and slowly spin the chair to the right. Sing “Spinnagans Go Round and Round” to match the pace of his spin. On each rotation, have the child high-five you as he passes. Repeat, spinning to the left. (D 2 min. in each direction)

SPINNING. Spinning—especially slow spinning—helps the brain understand the dynamics of motion and balance. UPSIDE-DOWN ROUND AND ROUND. Sit on a spinning chair and lay baby on his back with his feet up against your chest. Support his head and neck as you spin very slowly in both directions. Repeat with baby’s head tilted back over your knees to give the sensation of spinning upside down. (D 1–2 min.)

MY FIRST SPINNAGAN! Have the child lie on his back and tuck his arms under his legs. Gently spin him around by his feet, first to the left then to the right. Start slowly, changing up the speed as you go. Sing “Spinnagans Go Round and Round” as he spins. (D 2–3 min.)

RHYTHM, TIMING, AND BALANCE. Full-body coordination requires a complex set of skills and abilities to come together, all while in motion.

EARLY BOUNCES. Sit baby on your knee facing you. Support him under his arms and bounce him up and down. Sway your knee side to side. Turn baby away from you and repeat the ride. (D 1–2 min.)

Squigglers MY FIRST OFFICE CHAIR. Sit on a spinning chair and sit baby up in your lap facing you. Spin very slowly (1 revolution per 8 seconds) in both directions. Turn baby away from you and repeat. Repeat again with baby lying on his back and then on his tummy. (D 1–2 min.)

NOSE SPINS. Put an adhesive spot sticker in the center of a hoop on the floor. Have the child kneel inside the hoop and put both hands on the dot. Staying inside the hoop, have him crawl around the dot. Next, have him put his nose on the dot and repeat the game. (D 2–3 min.)

Scooters

EARLY BALANCE. The sense of balance is developed through movement, which actually begins through the natural process of carrying baby in your arms. EARLY TWIRLS. Sit on the floor with baby enclosed in your lap. Support baby’s head and neck as you gently rock your body backward and forward, then from side to side. (D 1–2 min.)

UPSIDE-DOWN SPINS. Hold the child by his hips upside down and slowly spin in both directions. If this position isn’t comfortable for him, try holding the child over your shoulder to go for a spin. (R 2–3 times)

DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL. As children begin to spin themselves around, the brain is absorbing important new information about orientation, equilibrium, and self-control. WHERE’S MY TAIL? Pretend to pin a tail on the child. Have the child kneel inside a hoop on the floor. Have the child stay inside the hoop and crawl in circles to the left and right, trying to find his tail. (D 2–3 min.)

Snugglers EARLY TURNS. Hold baby close against your body and turn very slowly (1 revolution per 8 seconds). Turn in both directions. Next, hold baby away from your body and turn in both directions. (D 1–2 min.)

HORIZONTAL SPINS. Hold the child in your arms facing upward, supporting him under his back and knees, and spin slowly. Then hold him facing downward, supporting him under his chest and thighs, and spin slowly some more. Next, hold him lying horizontally (your tummies touching) and give him a slow spin. Finally, hold him facing out (his back to your tummy) and spin again. Be sure to spin in both directions slowly in each position. (R 2–3 times)

Stompers

around, front and back, side to side

• Always be guided by the child. If it appears the child isn’t enjoying the activity, stop and try again later. Do not overspin. • Ensure spinning is done slowly to prevent the child from becoming dizzy and losing control. The recommended pace is 1

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ORIENTATION. A finely tuned sense of balance means understanding the sensations of movement in any position and at any angle. UPRIGHT SPINS. Hold the child under his arms and slowly spin around in both directions. Next, have the child bend his elbows. Pick him up by the elbows and slowly spin him in both directions. (R 2–3 times) SARAH WHITING

EQUIPMENT

WATCH ME GROW

Scampers

Meet the Spinnagans—they spin everywhere they go! And you can hear them coming from a mile away because when they spin, they sing their favorite song, “Spinnagans Go Round and Round” (page 190).

AIRPLANE RIDE. Hold baby away from your body supported under his chest and hips. As you spin slowly, change his orientation—head down for landing and head up for takeoff. Zoom, zoom! (D 1–2 min.)

LOW-FLYING FIVE! Repeat “High-Flying Five” with the child lying on his tummy on the chair so his head is below his feet, slowly spinning to the right. Sing “Spinnagans Go Round and Round” to match the pace of his spin. On each rotation, have him “low-five” you as he passes. Repeat, spinning to the left. (D 2 min. in each direction)

THE SPINNAGANS SPIN. Sing “Spinnagans Go Round and Round.” On each lyric, have children spin first to their left then to the right. On “Let’s get dizzy!” fall to the ground with a great big giggle. Next, have the children make up their own choreography to the song. Invite them to pair up to spin around, too. (D 3–5 min.)

Skedaddlers CORE MUSCLE MOMENTUM. Strong core muscles work in conjunction with the rest of the body and the brain to create dynamic equilibrium. SPINNAGANS GO FRONT AND BACK. Have children sit on the floor and lock their hands under their bent knees. Have them rock forward and backward, using their feet to propel the movement. Next, have them try it without touching their feet to the floor. Then have them extend their legs straight out and try it again. (D 2–3 min.)

SPINNAGANS GO SIDE TO SIDE. Have children sit on the floor and lock their hands under their bent knees. Have them rock side to side while keeping their feet off the floor. Next, have them extend their legs out straight and try it again. (D 2–3 min.)

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SPINNAGANS GO ROUND. Sitting on the floor with their hands locked under their bent knees, have children roll forward, then to the side, then backward, then to the other side, and then return to center without touching their feet to the floor. Create a full 360-degree rotation. Next, encourage them to try to go from one side of the room to the other like Spinnagans! (D 3–5 min.)

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A Moving Child Is a Learning Child

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Index Accept and Value Each Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ADHD in HD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Adding Assets Series for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 New! Advancing Differentiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Armond Goes to a Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 43 Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports . . . . . . . . 22 New! Balanced Teacher Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Be Careful and Stay Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Be Confident in Who You Are . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bedtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Be Honest and Tell the Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Being Me with OCD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 32 Being the Best Me! Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Be Polite and Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Be Positive! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Best Behavior® Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46–47 Bookmarked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bounce Back! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Building Character with True Stories from Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26 Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26 Building Strong Writers in Middle School . . . . . . . . 11 Bully Free Classroom® Elementary School Poster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bully Free Classroom® Middle School Poster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bully Free Zone® Poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bullying Is a Pain in the Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 28 But What If? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 But Why Can’t I? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Bye-Bye Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New! Bye-Bye Time/ Momento de la despedida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Calm-Down Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Calm-Down Time/Momento para calmarse . . . . . . 49 Character Building Day by Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Clean-Up Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New! Clean-Up Time/Momento de arreglar . . . . . 49 Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14 Coasting Casey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Complete Guide to Service Learning . . . . . . . . 12, 25 Cool Down and Work Through Anger . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cool Down and Work Through Anger/ Cálmate y supera la ira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Count on Me: Sports Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Courage to Be Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 A Leader’s Guide to Courage to Be Yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 New! Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 19 Cuddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Dare! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 45 Diapers Are Not Forever Board Book . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Diapers Are Not Forever/ Los pañales no son para siempre . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Differentiation for Gifted Learners . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14 Doing and Being Your Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Don’t Behave Like You Live in a Cave . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dream On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Dude, That’s Rude! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Eat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens . . . . . . . 17 Everyday Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26 Everyday Leadership Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 26 Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Every Vote Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Families Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Feel Confident! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Feet Are Not for Kicking Board Book . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Fighting Invisible Tigers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 F Is for Feelings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Forgive and Let Go! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Germs Are Not for Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Germs Are Not for Sharing Board Book . . . . . . . . . 46 Germs Are Not for Sharing/ Los gérmenes no son para compartir . . . . . . . . . 47 Get Organized Without Losing It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gifted Teen Survival Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 GLBTQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Going Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Grow Strong! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Hands Are Not for Hitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book . . . . . . . . . . 46 Hands Are Not for Hitting/ Las manos no son para pegar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hands-On Guide to School Improvement . . . . . . . . . 4 Happy Healthy Baby® Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Have Courage! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One eBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 How Rude!® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 New! How Rude!® In a Jar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 New! How Rude!® Poster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 New! How to Do Homework Without Throwing Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger . . . . . . . . . . . 29 How to Talk to an Autistic Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 I Can Play It Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 I Didn’t Do It! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 New! I Don’t Want to Be Nice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 I Hate Everything! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 New! I Like Being Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 I’m Like You, You’re Like Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 New! I’m Like You, You’re Like Me/ Yo soy como tú, tú eres como yo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 I’m Not Happy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 In a Jar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–37 Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports . . . . . . . . . 22 Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 New! I Want to Win! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Join In and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Just Because I Am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Kid’s Guide to Service Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . 20 A Leader’s Guide to the Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Kids Need to Be Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Kids with Courage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Know and Follow Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Know and Follow Rules/ Saber y seguir las reglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Knowing and Doing What’s Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Laugh & Learn® Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28–29 Learning to Get Along® Series . . . . . . . . . . . . 42–43 Learning to Get Along® Series Interactive Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Listen and Learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Listen and Learn/Escucha y aprende . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Listening Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New! Listening Time/ Momento para escuchar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Make a Splash! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Making Choices and Making Friends . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Making Curriculum Pop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Making Differentiation a Habit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Manners Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 New! Manners Time/Los buenos modales . . . . . . . 49 Mealtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Middle School Confidential™ Series . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps . . . . . 11, 52 A Moving Child Is a Learning Child . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 52 Moving Past Perfect eBook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 My Body Belongs to Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Naptime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Nobody! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 45 No Kidding About Bullying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Noses Are Not for Picking Board Book . . . . . . . . . . 46 Not Fair, Won’t Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 New! Ollie Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 On-the-Go Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Our Emotions and Behavior Series . . . . . . . . . 44–45 Pacifiers Are Not Forever Board Book . . . . . . . . . . . 46 PBIS Team Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 16 Penelope Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports . . . . . . 22 Power to Prevent Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Principal’s Survival Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Proud to Be You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Rage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Reach Out and Give . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Real Friends vs. the Other Kind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change . . . . . . . . . . . 22 New! Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character . . . . 22 Real Teen Voices Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports . . . . . . 22 Respect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Respect and Take Care of Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Respect and Take Care of Things/ Respetar y cuidar las cosas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 RTI in Middle School Classrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16 RTI Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 16 Safe & Caring Schools® Poster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Safe & Caring Schools® Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 New! School Climate Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 20 See You Later, Procrastinator! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Self-Regulation in the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 New! Self-Regulation in the Classroom Poster Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Service Learning in the PreK–3 Classroom . . . . . 12, 51 Share and Take Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Share and Take Turns/Comparte y turna . . . . . . . . 43 Sharing Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Sharing Time/Tiempo para compartir . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Siblings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 New! 6Rs of Bullying Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 21 Speak Up and Get Along! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Stand Tall! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41 Stand Up to Bullying! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 29 Stick Up for Yourself! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Stop, Think, Choose Poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Stress Can Really Get on Your Nerves! . . . . . . . . . . 29 Struggle to Be Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 A Leader’s Guide to Struggle to Be Strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Survival Guide for Gifted Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 New! Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents) . . . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Kids with LD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 New! Survival Guide for Money Smarts . . . . . . . . . 27 Survival Guide for School Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tails Are Not for Pulling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tails Are Not for Pulling Board Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Take a Deep Breath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Talk and Work It Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Talk and Work It Out/Hablar y resolver . . . . . . . . . . 43

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