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Seeking Personally Relevant SEL Books for Children and Teens

by Deidra Purvis, acquisitions editor for children and teens for Free Spirit Publishing Hello! My name is Deidra Purvis, and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new acquisitions editor for children and teens at Free Spirit Publishing. I’m excited … Continue reading

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Using Wordless Picture Books to Get Kids Talking About Bullying

by Ken Willard, author of Laney Dances in the Rain National Bullying Prevention Month in October offers an opportunity to open a discussion on bullying that can continue all year, promote positive interaction, and offer children a safe space for … Continue reading

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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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