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Using Picture Books for Social-Emotional Learning

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is an essential aspect of elementary instruction. But with so many demands on teachers’ time, including standardized testing, addressing these needs in the classroom can seem … Continue reading

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Next Week! The 2022 Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Opens

Big news! Now in its fourth year, the Black Voices in Children’s Literature writing contest is going national! Cosponsored by Free Spirit and Strive Publishing, the contest’s mission is to elevate authentic, culturally relevant children’s stories written by and about … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! Take a First Look at Must-Have Books for Fall 2022

When Free Spirit authors aren’t writing for our blog, they’re busy writing books! Today we’re revealing our newest titles coming out in fall 2022. Which one(s) are you most anticipating? Tell us in the comments! Children’s Books Celebrate the many … Continue reading

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2021 Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest Winners

All children deserve to see themselves and their lives represented in books written by people like them. To help make that happen, Strive Publishing and Free Spirit Publishing have partnered to create the Black Voices in Children’s Literature Writing Contest, now … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! Take a First Look at Must-Have Books for Summer 2022

When our Free Spirit authors aren’t writing for our blog, they’re busy writing books! Today we’re revealing our newest titles coming out in summer 2022. Which one(s) are you most anticipating? Tell us in the comments! Children’s Books First up … Continue reading

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