Free Spirit Books

Reach And Teach has been honored to work with Free Spirit Publishing for nearly 15 years. Every single title we've ever gotten from them has made a difference in people's lives in a positive way. On this page you'll find many of the titles we've selected for our store. 

About Free Spirit (from their web site):

Whether at home, in school, or out in the world, all kids face challenges. No matter the choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for nearly 40 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.

Today more than ever, young people need social and emotional guidance. We aim to meet all kids—babies, teens, and everyone in between—where they are (not where we wish they were) and to support them in developing their talents, building resiliency, and fostering a positive outlook on life so they can reach their full potential.

You can use our books to tackle tough topics such as anger and stress management, childhood and teenage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. And sometimes our sound advice includes a sense of humor to help kids with school success, self-esteem, friendship and social skills, and more.

Our Self-Help for Kids® and Self-Help for Teens® books and other learning materials are practical, positive, pro-kid, and solution focused—not watered-down adult content.

Lulu and the Hunger Monster ™ By Erik Talkin, Sheryl Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erik Talkin, Sheryl Murray (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631985461
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 24th, 2020

Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns (Jamie Is Jamie) By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631985430
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - October 2nd, 2020

Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Afsaneh Moradian, Maria Bogade (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631981395
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - May 1st, 2018

Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing By Lisa L. Walsh, Wendy Leach (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa L. Walsh, Wendy Leach (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631985171
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - October 2nd, 2020

Y Is for Yet: A Growth Mindset Alphabet By Shannon Anderson, Jake Souva (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Anderson, Jake Souva (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781631985256
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 24th, 2020

Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day By Shannon Anderson, Violet Lemay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Anderson, Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631984976
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 31st, 2020

Dream Up Now ™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery By Rayne Lacko, Lesley Holmes (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Rayne Lacko, Lesley Holmes (Contributions by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781631985492
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 21st, 2020

Say Hi When You’re Shy (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631985690
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 16th, 2020

Let Go of Jealousy (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631985706
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 16th, 2020

Finding Your Way Through Conflict: Strategies for Early Childhood Educators (Free Spirit Professional™) By Chris Amirault, Ph.D., Christine M. Snyder, M.A. Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781631984945
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - October 7th, 2020

Culture and Diversity (Together in Our World) By Marie Murray, Hanane Kai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marie Murray, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631985768
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - June 26th, 2020

Protecting the Planet (Together in Our World) By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631985775
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - June 26th, 2020

Rights and Equality (Together in Our World) By Marie Murray, Hanane Kai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marie Murray, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631985782
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - June 26th, 2020

Rules and Responsibilities (Together in Our World) By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781631985799
Published: Free Spirit Publishing - June 26th, 2020

1-2-3 My Feelings and Me By Goldie Millar, Lisa A. Berger, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781631983627
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - October 4th, 2019

Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning By Amadee Ricketts, Ashley Barron (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amadee Ricketts, Ashley Barron (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631982101
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - May 16th, 2018

F Is for Feelings By Goldie Millar, Lisa A. Berger, Hazel Mitchell Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781575424767
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 7th, 2014

Sometimes When I’m Sad By Dr. Deborah Serani, Psy.D., Kyra Teis (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631983825
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - April 27th, 2020

I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings By Lory Britain, Ph.D., Matthew Rivera (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781631983054
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - April 9th, 2019

I Like Being Me: Poems about kindness, friendship, and making good choices By Judy Lalli, M.S. Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781631980923
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 12th, 2016

Worries Are Not Forever / Las preocupaciones no duran para siempre (Best Behavior® Paperback Series) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781631984716
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - February 25th, 2020

Me and You and the Universe By Bernardo Marçolla, Bernardo Marçolla (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781631985225
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - February 25th, 2020

Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation By Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., LCSW, Melissa Iwai (Illustrator) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781631980527
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 15th, 2015

Just Because I Am / Solo porque soy yo: A Child’s Book of Affirmation / Un libro de afirmaciones para niños By Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., LCSW, Melissa Iwai (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.45
ISBN: 9781631983351
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 3rd, 2018

My Body Belongs to Me: A book about body safety By Jill Starishevsky, Angela Padrón (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jill Starishevsky, Angela Padrón (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781575424613
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - April 10th, 2014

My Body Belongs to Me / Mi cuerpo me pertenece: A book about body safety / Un libro sobre el cuidado contra el abuso sexual By Jill Starishevsky, Angela Padrón (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jill Starishevsky, Angela Padrón (Illustrator)
$13.45
ISBN: 9781631984761
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - February 7th, 2020

Mindful Classrooms™: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning (PreK to Grade 5) (Free Spirit Professional™) By James Butler, M.Ed Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781631983696
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - April 3rd, 2019

Feeling Sad! (Everyday Feelings) By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631982538
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 18th, 2017

Feeling Shy! (Everyday Feelings) By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631982569
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 18th, 2017

Feeling Angry! (Everyday Feelings) By Katie Douglass, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katie Douglass, Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631982514
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 18th, 2017

Feeling Worried (Everyday Feelings) By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kay Barnham, Mike Gordon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631982552
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 18th, 2017

Sleep Easy: A Mindfulness Guide to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep (Everyday Mindfulness) By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Christelis, Elisa Paganelli (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631983344
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 14th, 2018

Face Your Fears (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631985294
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - January 8th, 2020

Put Your Worries Away (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631984310
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 31st, 2019

Take Charge of Anger (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631984570
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 31st, 2019

Turn Away from Teasing (Kids Can Cope Series) By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gill Hasson, Sarah Jennings (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631985287
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - January 8th, 2020

Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners) (Laugh & Learn®) By Pamela Espeland, Elizabeth Verdick Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781575422336
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - January 15th, 2007

Siblings: You're Stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together (Laugh & Learn®) By James J. Crist, Ph.D., Elizabeth Verdick Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781575423364
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - January 15th, 2010

The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges: How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble (Survival Guides for Kids) By Thomas McIntyre, Ph.D. Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781575424491
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 8th, 2013

The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities and Challenges By Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., Susan A. Taddonio, D.P.T. Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781631980336
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 16th, 2015

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And Their Parents) By Elizabeth Verdick, Elizabeth Reeve, M.D. Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781575423852
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - March 22nd, 2012

The Survival Guide for Kids with LD*: (*Learning Differences) By Rhoda Cummings, Ed.D. Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781631980312
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - March 30th, 2016

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges: Overcoming Adversity Around the World By Garth Sundem Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781631982774
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 3rd, 2018

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change: Courageous Actions Around the World By Garth Sundem Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781575423500
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - February 1st, 2010

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Character: Choices That Matter Around the World By Garth Sundem Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781631980268
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - August 1st, 2016

LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens By Kelly Huegel Madrone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781631983023
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - September 17th, 2018

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D. Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781631984228
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - July 16th, 2019

What On Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies? By Trevor Romain, Trevor Romain (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trevor Romain, Trevor Romain (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781575420554
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Published: Free Spirit Publishing - February 15th, 1999