Category Archives: Free Spirit News

#DiverseBooks: African American Voices in Children’s Literature

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books. Organizations like We Need Diverse Books and online movements such as #OwnVoices underscore this need. According to statistics from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of … Continue reading

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Enter to win A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re giving away A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., to five lucky readers! This indispensable resource provides strategies for recognizing, understanding, and helping … Continue reading

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Enter the Movement, Learning, and Play Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. This month we’re giving away resources that provide strategies for incorporating learning through movement into daily activities as well as books for kids that celebrate playtime and curiosity. One lucky reader will win: I Play … Continue reading

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Words Matter: Wielding the Power of Language in Education

By Kyra Ostendorf, publisher at Free Spirit Publishing When asking an adult, “What do you do?” we are generally asking what kind of work the person is in. My answer has changed over time from “preschool teacher” to “curriculum writer” … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Teens and the Law Series!

This month, we’re giving away the Teens & the Law series. These three books familiarize young readers with our legal system, dispel myths and mysteries, and show that the law is by and for the people—including teens. One lucky reader will … Continue reading

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