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New Releases

How to Talk to an Autistic Kid


by Daniel Stefanski (an autistic kid)

An autistic teen gives friendly suggestions on how to better


understand, talk with, and be a good friend to autistic kids

Kids with autism have a hard time communicating, which can be frustrating for autistic kids
and for their peers. In this intimate yet practical book, author Daniel Stefanski, a fourteen-
year-old boy with autism, helps readers understand why autistic kids act the way they do and
offers specific suggestions on how to get along with them.

While many “typical” 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 anti-
dote. Written by an autistic kid for non-autistic kids, it provides personal stories, knowledge-
able explanations, and supportive advice—all in Daniel’s unique and charming voice and
accompanied by lively illustrations.

Always straightforward and often humorous, How to Talk to an Autistic Kid will give readers—
kids and adults alike—the confidence and tools needed to befriend autistic kids. They’ll also
feel like they’ve made a friend already—Daniel.

April 2011
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• 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys are


on the autism spectrum
• Teen author offers positive, upbeat
advice from first-hand experience
• Easy-to-use format makes this book
suitable for anyone who has an autistic
person in his or her life
• Use in families, classrooms, youth
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Daniel Stefanski is fourteen years old and a middle school student. He has a passion for
writing and drawing and likes to declare proudly “I’m autistic and artistic.” A talented golfer,
Daniel has participated in the Special Olympics and other competitive golf events. At age four,
he was adopted from an orphanage in Bulgaria and flew 18 hours with his new mom to his
new home in Valparaiso, Indiana. An animal lover and shelter volunteer, Daniel is surrounded
by the love of his mom, dad, stepfather, brother, and five dogs.

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New Releases

Germs Are Not for Sharing


Los gérmenes no son para compartir
by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Two new bilingual titles from Free Spirit’s


popular Best Behavior™ series

With the ongoing popularity of Germs Are Not for Sharing (both the board book and paperback
versions), these bilingual (English-Spanish) editions open further opportunities to teach young
children how and why to stay clean and healthy. Available in a durable board book for ages
baby–preschool and a longer, more in-depth softcover for ages 4–7, both books include all of
the children’s text along with a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers in both languages.
Simple words complement warm, inviting, full-color illustrations that show real-life situations
kids can relate to.

Cough, cough, cough! or this or even like this.


así
April 2011 What do you need to do? o incluso así.
¡Cof, cof, cof! Like this
Germs Paperback ¿Qué tienes que haces? Así
ISBN: 978-1-57542-368-5
Early Childhood/Health/Bilingual Cover up your
See more
For kids, parents, teachers, childcare providers, mouth before the books in the
and healthcare providers germs get out.
series on pgs.
Tápate la boca
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Softcover, 9" x 9", 40 pp., color illust. salgan
los gérmenes.
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Ages 4–7

8 9

• Dynamic, award-winning
FLUSH! author and illustrator
What do you Go and wash your hands,
need to do? because germs are not • Contain tips for parents
for sharing.
and caregivers
• Useful tools for early
childhood educators,
healthcare providers,
school nurses, and flu
awareness initiatives
¡TIRA LA Lávate las manos, porque
CADENA! los gérmenes no
¿Qué tienes que haces? son para compartir.

“A great book for preschoolers “Addresses an increasingly


through early elementary children. important subject in
April 2011 The book’s language is easy enough children’s health. This book should
to understand, yet doesn’t talk down be in every pediatrician’s and family
Germs Board Book
to the kids or sound babyish.” physician’s waiting room and at
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Early Childhood/Health/Bilingual —Andrea Coventry, montessori educator, every childcare center, preschool,
For baby–preschool (birth to age 3) and Andi’s Kids Book Blog and early elementary school.”
parents, teachers, childcare providers, and — Joseph J. Sockalosky, M.D.,
healthcare providers
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Ages 0–3

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New Releases

Mealtime
by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

Guide little ones toward healthy eating and make


time shared around the table pleasant for all with this
Book 9 in our popular
bright and cheerful board book Toddler Tools™ series

Mealtime—“Yummy-in-the-tummy time”—is an opportunity to teach young children two major life skills:
nutrition and table manners. Simple but important mealtime routines come to life as the toddlers in
this book remember to wash their hands, use a napkin and fork or spoon, stay at the table, and eat
healthy foods. Toddlers also learn the one big rule for mealtime: Always try one bite (“You just might
like it!”). Parents and caregivers want toddlers to develop healthy eating habits and positive mealtime
routines. This book helps them do so with Verdick’s keen ability to speak directly to little ones and
Heinlen’s delightful, appealing illustrations. Part of the award-winning Toddler Tools series.

• Over 148,000 series books in print


April 2011
• Dynamic, award-winning author-illustrator team of the best-selling Best Behavior™ series
Mealtime
• C
 harmingly illustrated, thoughtfully written books engage toddlers in facing daily transitions ISBN: 978-1-57542-366-1
with confidence Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
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 esigned for reading before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers
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p. 15
• Ideal for both home and childcare settings

We eat our fruits and veggies to grow up strong and healthy.

Elizabeth Verdick is the author of more than thirty highly Marieka Heinlen received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin,
acclaimed books for children and teenagers, including books in Madison, and also studied at Central Saint Martins College of
the Toddler Tools board book series, the Best Behavior series

Art and Design in London. She launched her career as an award-
for young children, and the Laugh & Learn series for preteens.

winning children’s book illustrator with the original edition of Hands
Elizabeth’s daughter and son are the inspiration for nearly Are Not for Hitting and has illustrated the Best Behavior and Toddler
everything she writes. She lives with her husband, two children, Tools series. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband,
and five pets near St. Paul, Minnesota. son, and daughter.

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New Releases

Teaching Kids to Be Confident,


Effective Communicators Book with CD-ROM
Differentiated Projects to Get All Students Writing, Speaking,
and Presenting
by Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., and Dori Schlemmer

Help kids achieve learning standards and master oral and written
language arts skills with these fun, curriculum-based projects

Build children’s proficiency with oral and written communication, promote social and
­emotional learning (SEL), and help students work toward standards while developing
critical skills they’ll need in later grades. This practical and unique resource
presents 18 classroom-tested projects, called “openings,” in core curricu-
lar areas. Students research topics and present what they have learned
to their peers with this kids-teaching-kids approach to differentiated,
project-based learning. CD-ROM includes the book’s reproducible
forms (customizable and printable) and three bonus openings.

March 2011
102 Teaching Kids to Be Confident, Effective Communicators Middle Elementary Openings 103

Teaching Kids to Be Confident,


Alien Broadcast System
class. Discuss any requirements that might be about his or her topic in a way that would

Effective Communicators unclear to students.


4. Have students record the content focus area
help an alien understand it. The handouts
will help students prepare for the opening
presentation.
on their assignment sheets. For example, the
Content Focus: Any • Create a visual aid with information about
ISBN: 978-1-57542-371-5 Content Area
the topic. focus area might be “Animals of Earth.” 10. Schedule class time for students to prepare
and present their openings. Preparation time
• Present an opening titled “Alien Broadcast 5. Explain to students that as scientists, they will
will vary depending on your expectations, the
Education Topic and Assignment System.” choose topics related to the focus area, find
information, write reports, and create visual
amount of prep work you assign as home-
Young students are captivated by the idea of com- work, and the readiness of your students. In
aids to be used in presentations to their alien
For elementary teachers K–6 municating with intelligent beings from outer
space. This project provides a fun way to ask:
Student Handouts colleagues.
general, this project should require no more
than about two hours of class time prior to
• Assignment Sheet: Alien Broadcast System
If you actually could communicate with curious 6. Conduct a class discussion to make a list students making their presentations. This
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would you tell them?
• Instructions for Making an Opening: Alien
Broadcast System
of possible topics for students to choose
from. Narrow the conversation to the focus
time is typically spread over several days.
11. Optional: Have students who are done early
Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 240 pp. For this project, students assume the role of
scientists who have received a message from an
• Visual Transmission Planner: Alien
Broadcast System
area you want to cover with the project.
For example, you might decide to focus on
create an “Alien Broadcast System” sign to
serve as a backdrop to the opening presen-
advanced civilization on a distant planet request- “What Is a Community?” and ask students
CD-ROM includes nearly 100 reproducible ing information about life on Earth. They have
decided to reply to this request by making presen-
Note: While these forms provide all the materials students
to think of as many topics as possible that
are related to the concept of community.
tations. Or, students could create a poster
showing a setting from the other galaxy with

student handouts and assessments and tations on topics that aliens would likely find inter-
esting, and then laser-streaming
need to complete an “Alien Broadcast System” opening, the
CD-ROM included with this book contains a more detailed 7. Decide what your expectations will be for
an alien in it. This could be positioned to
represent a television screen during the “live”
poster-making project that may be of interest for this and the visual and written parts of the assign-
3 bonus openings Materials
the presentations back to the
planet. They call these inter-
other openings. ment. Give students the Instructions for
broadcast of each student’s opening.
12. Make copies of the assessment form on page
Making an Opening handout and the Visual
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conducting
stellar presentations the “Alien
Broadcast System.” The scientists Content Standards Transmission Planner. These provide the
basic requirements of the opening and offer
207. Complete a form for each student after
he or she has presented an opening.
work together to develop a list This project can address standards in any core a good way to review with students what 13. Proceed with “Alien Broadcast System”
research
of topics and conduct research content area, depending upon your chosen topics. your expectations are and what they need to openings as you have planned them. As
Previous title: Drawing paper before making presentations to
their alien “colleagues.”
do to prepare for their presentations. Explain necessary, prompt children to fulfill the key
or poster board Idea for Introducing what elements you expect them to include on elements of the opening as they make their
Projects & Presentations for K–6 for visual aids You can use this project to
tie into a specific curriculum area the Opening their Visual Transmission Planner. Students
should use the planner as a rough draft; then
presentations.

Students (ISBN: 978-1-57542-317-3) Drawing and


coloring materials
that you are studying (maybe the
aliens have a particular interest in
Show students an interesting container in which
you have already placed a written message that
create their final visual on a new piece of
paper or poster board.
Ideas for Extending or
for making visual Modifying the Opening
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plant or animal life, weather, gov- you received from aliens. “Dear Earthlings, we
aids ernment, customs and traditions, 8. Communicate with parents about the
are friendly life forms from the Spectacula Galaxy 1. Make video recordings of students present-
family life, or even mathematics). and we are curious about . . .” upcoming opening to inform them about the
theme being covered and the requirements ing their openings, and create an Alien
Or you can give your students
of students when making an opening. A good Broadcast System digital video.
free reign to choose any topic that interests them
and that they want to share with the aliens. Project Steps way to do this is to send the Instructions for 2. Have students use word processing for their
Making an Opening handout home with reports and scan or take digital photographs
• Well-organized, easy-to-use, teacher-
The project also is designed to help kids think 1. Decide on a topic focus area before introduc-
about doing research and writing short, factual ing the openings assignment to students. students. (Also see pages 60–63 for parent of their visual aids to make the project
reports based on what they discover. letters to adapt.) Ask them to practice with completely digital. They may project their
2. Introduce the project scenario to the stu-
friendly guide During this project students will:
• Participate in a class discussion to create a
dents: In this opening, you will pretend to be a
scientist who has received a message from aliens, or
their children at home.
9. As needed, model part or all of an “Alien
reports and visual aids onto a screen during
their presentation.
list of interesting topics. beings that are not from Earth. These aliens want Broadcast System” opening for the class. 3. Develop a list of questions from the aliens

• Projects align with content standards information about life on Earth. You and your fellow Demonstrate how to present the informa- before the project begins so that students
• Choose a topic for their presentations. tion (“Hello, alien scientists, and welcome to
scientists will make presentations to send back to them can choose specific topics to work with. For
• Conduct research to find information about through the Alien Broadcast System. the Alien Broadcast System. You wanted to example:
in English/language arts, math, the topic.
3. Hand out the Alien Broadcast System assign-
know more about communities. Well, here
is some information for you . . .”). Each ·· We would like to know what “adapta-
• Write a report that describes and explains ment sheet and read through it with the tions” are. They seem to have some-
science, and social studies the topic.
student is expected to present information
thing to do with survival.

• Details three instructional levels:


early, middle, and upper elementary
• Includes strategies for differentiation
Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., is currently curriculum director for Holland Public Schools in Holland,
• Provides ideas for modifying, Michigan. He has been a teacher, administrator, writer, consultant, and curriculum designer since
adapting, and extending projects 1973, and during that time has written ten books. His main areas of expertise are differentiated
instruction, project-based learning, and instructional innovation. Throughout his career he has
focused his efforts on helping students become self-directed, lifelong learners.
Dori Schlemmer designed and developed specialized resource materials for students and
staff and worked as the high school career resource technician for Kentwood, Michigan, Public
Schools. For over three decades, she collaborated with her husband Phil researching, writing
books, and ­presenting workshops for educators. Until her death in May 2010, Dori lived with
Phil in Kentwood, Michigan.

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New Releases

GLBTQ revised and updated 2nd edition

The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens
by Kelly Huegel

Frank information and sensitive advice for GLBTQ teens on fitting in,
coming out (or not), and everything in between

When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the
straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary
look at society and its growing acceptance of people who are GLBTQ. Included are updates on efforts to
promote equality, including the current status of legislative initiatives concerning safe schools, gay mar-
riage, workplace equality, transgender expression, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Issues-based information
and advice address coming out, prejudice, getting support, staying safe, making healthy choices, and
thriving in school. This frank, sensitive book is written for young people who are beginning to question
their sexual or gender identity, those who are ready to work for GLBTQ rights, and those who may need
advice, guidance, or reassurance that they are not alone.

• Over 17,000 books in print (first edition)


Praise for the 1st edition: • New foreword from Phoenix Schneider,
“An indispensable map through the program director for The Trevor Project
wilderness, one that should be issued to • Resources point the way to books and
websites with more information March 2011
every queer kid immediately.”
—The Advocate • Student quotes from GLBTQ youth (and GLBTQ
allies) who have “been there” ISBN: 978-1-57542-363-0
Teen Nonfiction/Social Issues/Sexuality
“Sensitively written . . . speaks • Created with feedback and suggestions
US $15.99/CAN $18.99
frankly and directly to teens.” from PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends
Softcover, 6" x 9", 240 pp.
of Lesbians and Gays), GLSEN (the Gay,
—Teaching Tolerance Lesbian and Straight Education Network),
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GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
Defamation), and others. Previous edition:
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Previously, she worked for the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., chapter of PFLAG, where she
helped provide support and educational services for GLBTQ people and their families. The “One of the best one-volume
author of two books and more than fifty published articles, Kelly has a special passion for
working with teens and holds a degree in secondary education. Kelly lives with her girlfriend
sources of information available
in suburban Washington, D.C. about being GLBTQ.”
—Booklist

The Teen Guide to Global Action Cards


Book Support teen service and social action with these versatile, engaging cards
available
p. 30
More and more teens are making a difference in their communities and the world. Based on the acclaimed The
Teen Guide to Global Action by Barbara A. Lewis, these cards feature hands-on service and social action opportuni-
ties young people can use to effect change. For those who may not be sure where they want to make a difference,
reflection and discussion cards encourage teens to think and talk about issues that are important to them. Action
cards are divided into seven areas of service: Human Rights, Hunger
July 2011
and Homelessness, Health and Safety, Education, Environment and
Conservation, Youth Representation, and Peace and Friendship. Cards in The Teen Guide to
Global Action Cards
each service area are labeled either “Take It Global” or “Keep It Local.”
ISBN: 978-1-57542-364-7
Website extensions point the way to Internet resources where young
Education/Social Issues
people can learn more about issues, connect with other teens, and get For teachers, counselors, and youth leaders
engaged in activism online. A fold-out insert with directions and sugges- of grades 6 & up
tions for using the cards is included. This compact and versatile tool will US $12.99/CAN $15.99
60 cards, 3" x 41/2", two-color,
stimulate thought, talk, and action for teens in classrooms, small groups, 12-page instructional fold-out insert
and guidance settings.

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New Releases

Building Strong Writers in Middle School Book with CD-ROM


Classroom-Ready Activities That Inspire Creativity
and Support Core Standards
by Deb Delisle and Jim Delisle

Provide standards-based language arts instruction with


compelling student-centered writing activities

How can educators of middle school students promote writing that builds authentic
language arts skills? By engaging young people in meaningful literary activities that relate
to their lives. This book features twenty-four classroom-ready lessons that incorporate
adolescent interests into writing assignments supporting Common Core State
Standards for English Language Arts. Complete with step-by-step directions
and student examples—and developed and tested in public and private
classrooms with students of varying abilities—Building Strong Writers
in Middle School can help inspire students to explore their personal
thoughts and beliefs while building proficiency in core language arts
concepts. With writing now being required across the curriculum,
teaching language arts at the middle school level is more important
than ever. Reproducible handouts included on CD-ROM.

July 2011
Building Strong Writers in Activity
Me in a Nutshell
2. Introducing the activity. Once the conversations are finished, ask the class to

Middle School #
5 reassemble as a whole. Ask students to share any unusual or interesting responses that were
shared in groups. Record these on the board, under each category name. As appropriate, ask
Whenever you visit a vacation destination for the first time, you search ahead of your trip for sights to see,
for elaboration on particular answers.
places to go, and not-to-be-missed highlights. Often we scan the Internet for suggestions, but we also use
ISBN: 978-1-57542-370-8 brochures and pamphlets issued by local attractions or the visitors’ bureau. Armed with stacks of enticing
Tell the students that the activity you are about to do will include events from their lives to
this point, including some they may not remember but that others do. The activity will also
literature, we select those places that seem to offer whatever it is we are seeking: relaxation or adventure, a
Teaching Methods & Materials/Language Arts haven of solitude or a hotbed of nonstop action.
This activity places your students in a similar position. They have the opportunity to learn rich details
include predictions for the future. In sum, students will be creating a type of autobiography
in the form of a brochure—a personal brochure—that reveals their lives in a nutshell.

For teachers of grades 4–8 about classmates while also sharing interesting facts and qualities about themselves. 3. Inviting students to complete their personal responses. Distribute copies of the
“Me in a Nutshell” directions sheet, reading through it orally. Mention that much of the
information the students are to provide will come from them, but that some categories,
US $32.99/CAN $38.99 Product (“When I Was Small,” e.g.) will require that they speak with family members (or others)
A tri-fold brochure that can be shared both with classmates and family members who knew them as babies or toddlers. (The “Personal Heroes” section can also be made
Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 176 pp. Materials
richer with the cooperation of those who have been cited. If the personal hero is deceased or
unavailable, speaking with someone who knew that hero personally is suggested.) Provide

CD-ROM includes dozens of classroom- •



copies of “Me in a Nutshell” directions (page 63) for students
transparency or slide with student examples of “Me in a Nutshell” (page 64)
students with a project timeline no longer than two weeks after it is introduced, with these
“flashpoints” as helpful guidelines:

ready reproducibles •

copies of the brochure template (page 65) for students
copies of “Interview Notes” (page 66) for students
• within three days: write first drafts of the categories that do not need other people
in order to complete them
• within five days: interview people for the “Personal Hero” and “When I Was
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photographs (to be supplied by students)
computer Small” sections
• referee whistle • within seven days: write the next-to-final draft of each category and collect any
photographs or other visuals that will be used on the brochure

Time
• within ten days: format and type all of the categories according to the template
design, or a different design you have approved
• Activities support Common Core State Two 45-minute sessions of in-class time; additional at-home time to interview people for
their brochure and compile interview information into written form.
4. Sharing the responses. One way to share these brochures in school is to invite students
to preview their personal brochures in small groups of students with whom they feel
Standards for English Language Arts Procedure
comfortable. This can be done as a celebration with healthy snacks and drinks so that the
presentations seem less formal. When the hard work and creativity devoted to designing this
1. The hook. Prior to students entering the classroom, list the following categories on the personal brochure is complete, encourage students to distribute it to important people in
• Established authors have extensive board: their lives, especially siblings away at college or grandparents who live elsewhere.
Pet peeves
classroom experience and education Hot and not Classroom, School, and Family Extensions
My future Classroom Extensions: These brochures can be made part of a writing portfolio that
credentials Personal heroes
students maintain throughout the year. Portfolios can contain students’ best work samples
of the year, all encased in either a scrapbook or three-ring binder. During the last few days of
Favorites the school year, you can reserve space in the media center and set aside a time for parents,

• Includes in-depth writing activities


siblings, grandparents, and “personal heroes” to come in and see students’ writing projects.
When students arrive, ask them to get into groups of four or five for a series of “2-minute
School Extensions: This activity is ideal for a team-wide or grade level activity. A second
conversations.” Introduce the categories you have written on the board. Ask students to
that encourage students to explore come up with answers for these categories in groups. Advise them to speak in round-robin
fashion as quickly as they can. When everyone is ready, blow a whistle to indicate the start
way to extend the activity is to have students who have completed their personal brochures
work with selected students who struggle to write. You can connect with special education
teachers in your school to set up a group of writing tutors and tutees.
thoughts and feelings about identity, Building
Strong
of the first “conversation” (sharing “Pet peeves”). Blow the whistle again when two minutes
are up, moving on to the next category. Repeat until all of the categories have been covered. Family Extension: In addition to the preceding ideas for family sharing, students can also Section 2
Writers compose letters to personal heroes selected (or friends or relatives of them). Letters might Writing to
friendship, change, and other in Middle
School
contain detailed descriptions from the student as to why this individual was selected as a
personal hero. The letter might then be shared along with copies of personal brochures.
Understand
Yourself

adolescent topics 32 33

• Step-by-step directions with learning


objectives, student outcomes, and
ideas for extending activities for use
with families and in the community Deb Delisle has been an educator for more than thirty years and currently serves as Ohio’s State
Superintendent of Education. Prior to that, she was a school superintendent, a curriculum director, an
• Teacher-created content has been
elementary principal, a teacher of primary and middle school kids, and a K–12 gifted coordinator. She
developed and tested in numerous
serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers and is coauthor of
classrooms
Growing Good Kids and numerous articles on gifted child education and reform-based education.
• Dozens of student stories and writing
Jim Delisle, Ph.D., has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than
samples serve as examples and can
thirty years, including twenty-five years as a professor of special education at Kent State University.
inspire young people to produce strong
The author of more than 250 articles and fourteen books, he is a frequent presenter on gifted
pieces of writing
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by Stacey R. Kaye, MMR, illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba KidHappy™
The Language
Children will love the full-color pictures and tender stories, and of Positive “The ParentSmart/KidHappy
parents and caregivers will learn the language of positive parenting in
Parenting series of books from Free Spirit
Publishing is something you
this unique series. With honesty and gentle humor, each book shows parents how to
need in your house . . . Each of
handle daily transitions by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result:
the books in this series tackles
you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building your child’s emotional intelligence. the battle of wills that we all
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up encounter in our homes.”
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Hardcover, 81/4" x 81/4", 32 pp., color illust. HARDCOVER
MODEL COOPERATION AND THE LANGUAGE
Gr. 1–2 Ages 3–6 I OF POSITIVE PARENTING

Green words
validate feelings.
Ready for Bed!
A Tale of Cleaning Up, Tucking In, and Hardly Mommy says it’s time for bed, but Marco isn’t ready.
“I don’t want to go to bed!”
“I can see you’re
disappointed,” Mommy says.
Any Complaining “You were having fun.”
Marco nods.
“I don’t want to go to bed!” If you’re a parent of He is disappointed.

a preschool-age child, you’ve probably heard this


before. And you probably know about the crying, fits,
and complaining—by both of you—that can follow.
Ready for Bed! offers healthy, lasting solutions.

ISBN: 978-1-57542-269-5 MOM’S CHOICE


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Red words
encourage.
Ready for the Day!
A Tale of Teamwork and Toast, and Hardly “Hair!” Maya says, and hands Daddy the barrettes.
“Wow, you’re really cooperating today,” Daddy says.
Any Foot-Dragging
Getting a preschooler out the door in the morning
can be a frustrating battle of wills complete with
crying and complaining—by parents and kids alike.
Ready for the Day! offers healthy, lasting solutions.

ISBN: 978-1-57542-268-8 MOM’S CHOICE


AWARD WINNER Maya and Daddy have
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the day, so they hop like
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“Would you like to do your
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first?” Daddy asks.

outstanding
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Blue words
offer choices. Purple words invite solutions and
Ready to Play! outcomes.
A Tale of Toys and Friends, and Barely “Emma, can you think of something different “Ryan, Oliver is special to me.

Any Bickering to do when a friend picks up your special toy?” Could you please play with
Francis instead?”
Emma thinks for a minute.“I know! I can
Trouble sharing. Haggles over what to play. Jealousy, give Ryan a different horse to play with.”
“Sure,” Ryan says.
hurt feelings—and of course tears when playtime “Sure,” says Mom. “Give that a try.”
“I didn’t know
Oliver was
ends. For kids just learning to get along, playtime your special
can be riddled with conflict. Ready to Play! offers horse.”

healthy, lasting ways to help kids cooperate,


develop social skills, and have fun.

ISBN: 978-1-57542-318-0
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“These books present important concepts to parents and children. They can help children learn to be aware of feelings
and to engage in problem solving, key components of emotional intelligence. The explanation of these concepts at the
end of the book is also important for parents to be able to generalize these skills to other areas of the child’s life.”
 —Steven Tobias, Psy.D., coauthor of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

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by Elizabeth Verdick,
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen Also
Clean-up time, bye-bye time, naptime . . . available!
daily routines like these can be a challenge for any toddler, as well as See p. 5
parents and caregivers. An award-winning author-illustrator team offers a
fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young
children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation.
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These positive books can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers
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Toddlers  

Manners Time Sharing Time Bye-Bye Time Naptime


Board Book Board Book Board Book Board Book
Manners start with a smile—then you add Sometimes it’s fun to share, and some- Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by Naps are just a little break—but when it’s
the words. There are polite words to use times it’s hard. This book offers toddlers a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom naptime, many toddlers have trouble set-
when you greet someone, ask for something, simple choices (take turns, use the toy or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a tling into sleep. This calming, encouraging
or (oops!) make a mistake. There’s even a together, wait for another time) to make big deal. This gentle book helps ease the book helps young children quiet down
nice way to say no. This book gives toddlers sharing easier, and shows them where to transition with simple rituals. so they can get the rest they need. Cozy
a head start on manners, setting the stage turn for help when sharing is difficult. illustrations enhance the text.
for social skills that will last a lifetime. ISBN: 978-1-57542-299-2
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iParenting Outstanding
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Listening Time Clean-Up Time Calm-Down Time Bedtime


Board Book Board Book Board Book Board Book
When it’s time for young children to listen Toddlers will look forward to clean-up time Every parent, caregiver—and toddler—knows Ease little ones into the get-ready-for-bed
closely, this book sets the tone. They discover with this simple rhyming book that encour- the misery that comes with meltdowns and routine with this warm and cozy bedtime book.
that it’s important to open their eyes and ages them to chant along as they tidy up. temper tantrums. This gentle, reassuring Aided by Mom and Dad, a sister and brother
ears but to close their mouths so good listen- Young children learn to work together to book offers toddlers simple tools to release enjoy a little snack, relaxing baths, time for
ing can begin. Appealing illustrations and put items in their place and make room strong feelings, express them, and calm brushing teeth, stories, lullabies, back rubs,
gentle humor combine to foster good early for more fun. An engaging book for home themselves down. After a break, toddlers and hugs. Cheerful, soft illustrations and
listening skills. or childcare settings. will feel like new—and adults will, too. reassuring text set a tone that helps toddlers
feel good about settling down to sleep.
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PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Award® Winner

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CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE TOY AWARD


READY TO ROCK KiDS Series Award
Winner DR. TOY’S BEST PRODUCTS
“A wonderful, beautifully
by Dr. Mac & Friends NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER’S SEAL OF APPROVAL
produced project.”
We know that music builds brainpower. The Ready to Rock (Note: The songs are musically sophisticated and
 —Cathy Fink,
Kids series also builds social and emotional skills while professionally produced. Adults will enjoy them, too.)
Children’s Music Grammy winner ®

supporting character education. Upbeat, inviting songs by Music/Juvenile Nonfiction/Activity


a child psychologist and award-winning songwriter teach Each: US $16.95 /CAN $21.95
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respect, responsibility, friendship, honesty, caring, sharing, Song samples
24 reproducible handout masters,
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Ready to Rock Kids Volume 1 Ready to Rock Kids Volume 2 Ready to Rock Kids Volume 3
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Twelve original songs and more than 60 activities teach and Have fun with 12 original songs and 60 activities that The newest volume with 12 original songs and related
reinforce positive thinking, respect, responsibility, including reinforce caring, sharing, resilience, the Golden Rule, activities that teach honesty, kindness, self-esteem, feelings,
everyone, good manners, friendship, self-esteem, best effort, valuing diversity, learning and asking questions, taking communication, positive thinking, overcoming fears, and
honesty, kindness, and more. care of things, peacemaking, and more. celebrating diversity.

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26 Big Things Small Hands Do


“Awesome by Coleen Paratore, illustrated by Mike Reed
ABC Book” Go beyond “A is for Apple” with an alphabet book that builds character. As children learn
and review their ABCs, they discover positive actions they can perform with their own small
 —Scholastic hands—like applauding, building, giving gifts made with love, helping, planting, recycling,
Instructor and volunteering. These are simple things even toddlers can do for themselves and others.
Magazine The message throughout is that everyone, no matter how young or how small, can make
a difference in the lives of those around them. The book ends with big hands clapping.
A warm, affirming book for the home, childcare, or preschool.

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CREATIVE CHILD ISBN: 978-1-57542-306-7
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THE FREE SPiRiT BEST BEHAViOR™ Books in this series have won the following awards:
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Diapers Are Not Forever Feet Are Not for Kicking Germs Are Not for Sharing Hands Are Not for Hitting
Board Book Board Book Board Book Board Book
by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Martine Agassi, Ph.D.,
Learning to use the potty takes patience Feet are for walking, standing, leaping, and Achoo! Cough! F-L-U-S-H! What to do? illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
and practice, and this charming, straight- landing, not for kicking people. This book Rather than focus on what germs are, this Little ones learn that violence is never okay,
forward book helps pave the way. Young helps children learn to use their feet for fun book teaches the basics of not spreading hands can do many good things, and every-
children learn how to use the potty and why and play, not in anger or frustration. them: Cover up a sneeze or cough. Hug or one is capable of positive, loving actions.
it’s time to do so, while gaining the cour- blow kisses when you’re sick. And most of
ISBN: 978-1-57542-158-2 ISBN: 978-1-57542-200-8
age and confidence to face this important all, wash your hands!
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Pacifiers Are Not Forever Tails Are Not for Pulling Teeth Are Not for Biting Words Are Not for Hurting
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by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
This book smoothes the way and makes Toddlers and pets belong together—as long Sooner or later, almost all young children Even very young children can learn that
giving up the pacifier a positive experience as toddlers don’t chase, grab, squeeze, will bite someone—a friend, parent, or their words affect other people in powerful
for all. Instead of saying that pacifiers are yank, or tease. This book teaches the sibling. This book helps prevent biting and ways. This book guides them to choose
“bad,” the focus is on minimizing stress and basics of kindness to animals: careful teaches positive alternatives. words that are helpful instead of hurtful,
drama, dealing with feelings of frustrations, handling, awareness, safety, and respect. and to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words
and finding fun things to do without a paci-
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fer. Little ones relate to the simple words
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Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women and is used with permission.


“Hands Are Not for Hitting” is the registered trademark of the
Tails Are Not for Pulling Words Are Not for Hurting
by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
Pets may not have words, but they can The older children get, the more words they
communicate. Paying attention to an know and can use—including hurtful words.
animal’s cues—a joyful bark, a scary growl, This book teaches children that their words
Germs Are Not for Sharing a swishing tail—can help a child understand belong to them: They can think before they
Hands Are Not for Hitting
what the animal is “saying” and what an speak, then choose what to say and how
by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
appropriate response might be. That’s part to say it. It also explores positive ways to
Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and This fresh edition of a Free Spirit classic of what this book is about. But mostly it’s respond when others use unkind words
messes are facts of everyday life with ­presents charming new illustrations along about showing children how to love pets and reinforces the importance of saying
children—at home, on the playground, at with the familiar encouraging message of the gently—because pets are for loving, after “I’m sorry.”
childcare and preschool. This book helps original. Children learn that violence is never all. Kids learn that teasing isn’t nice, that
kids understand what germs are, what they okay, that they can manage their anger and they can choose to be kind to animals, and ISBN: 978-1-57542-156-8
can do, and why it’s so important to cover other strong feelings, and that they’re capable that if you want to touch someone else’s pet, RIGHTS SOLD: Arabic, Greek, Korean
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wash them down the drain. Simple words music, learning, counting, helping, taking care,
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Paperback Paperback
Hands Are Not for Hitting Words Are Not for Hurting
Las manos no son para pegar Las palabras no son para lastimar
by Martine Agassi, Ph.D., by Elizabeth Verdick,
illustrated by Marieka Heinlen illustrated by Marieka Heinlen
Hands are for helping, learning, playing, With gentle encouragement, these books guide
and much more. Children learn that hitting children to think before speaking, to choose
is never okay, hands can do many good words that are helpful instead of hurtful, and
things, and everyone is capable of positive, to say “I’m sorry” when hurtful words come out
loving actions. before kids can stop them.
Paperback Paperback
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Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up/Bilingual Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up/Bilingual
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Ages 0–4 Ages 0–4

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I Can Play It Safe Award On Those Runaway Days


by Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan
Winner by Alison Feigh, illustrated by Laura Logan
I Like Being Me
Poems for Children About Feeling Special,
Here’s help for all adults who want to talk to young children When children feel overwhelmed, angry, or unsafe at home
Appreciating Others, and Getting Along
about personal safety. Written by an expert in child safety, or in school, they may see running away as a solution to
by Judy Lalli, M.S., photographs by Douglas L. Mason-Fry
this full-color picture book teaches kids (and helps adults their worries instead of what it really is—a dangerous way
reinforce) seven important rules to personal safety in a to avoid working out a problem. Written by an expert in child Simple rhyming poems and eloquent photographs explore
nonthreatening way. It covers topics like safe versus harmful safety, this book provides kids with an important set of cop- issues important to the everyday lives of young children—
secrets, safe versus harmful touches, and the importance ing strategies to use on those “runaway days.” being kind, solving problems, learning from mistakes, telling
of having a community of trusted adults to turn to for help. the truth, dealing with feelings, making decisions, being a
Emphasizing the “check-in” rule and teaching kids to trust “A brilliant book that affirms children and takes away fear friend, and more.
their gut instincts, this book gives children the knowledge in a sometimes frightening world.”
“I highly recommend that anyone who loves kids use this wonderful
and confidence they need to make smart choices about their —Patty Wetterling, cofounder, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
resource.” —Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
personal safety every day.
ISBN: 978-1-57542-286-2 ISBN: 978-1-57542-025-7
ISBN: 978-1-57542-285-5 Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up HARDCOVER Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up HARDCOVER For parents, teachers, counselors US $9.99 /CAN $12.99
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I’m Like You, You’re Like Me


A Child’s Book About Understanding
and Celebrating Each Other
Just Because I Am We Can Get Along by Cindy Gainer
A Child’s Book of Affirmation A Child’s Book of Choices A gentle introduction to diversity for the very young.
by Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W., by Lauren Murphy Payne, M.S.W.,
“A wonderful book for helping young children understand
illustrations by Claudia Rohling, M.S.W. illustrations by Claudia Rohling, M.S.W.
and appreciate people who are different from themselves.”
Warm, simple words and enchanting illustrations Simple words and inviting illustrations teach children how to
—Our Children: National PTA Magazine
build children’s self-esteem. get along with others and resolve conflicts peacefully.
ISBN: 978-1-57542-039-4
ISBN: 978-0-915793-60-0 “Written with clarity, authority, and empathy . . . The Golden Rule in
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
Juvenile Nonfiction sensible, easily understood language.” —School Library Journal
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For educators, grades PreK–3
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show how glad we are they’re here.” 12 reproducible handout masters
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Siblings See You Later, Dude, That’s Rude! Stress Can Really Get Organized
by James J. Crist, Ph.D., Procrastinator! (Get Some Manners) Get on Your Nerves! Without Losing It
and Elizabeth Verdick (Get It Done) by Pamela Espeland by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick by Janet S. Fox
Humorous text teaches kids how by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick Reassuring words blend with Here’s practical, humorous help
to cope with problems of jealousy, and Elizabeth Verdick Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly jokes and cartoons to help kids for kids who want to manage their
tattling, and more. Siblings doesn’t Everyone procrastinates, but it’s text teach the basics of polite understand and manage their tasks, their time, and their stuff
dwell on sibling rivalry; it focuses never too late (or too soon) for behavior at home, at school, on stress. Includes specific tips for without going overboard. Kids
on building positive relationships. kids to learn how to get stuff done, the phone, online, at the table, dealing with stress and being learn to conquer clutter, prioritize
get organized, get control of their in the mall, and more. more assertive. tasks, plan projects, stop procras-
ISBN: 978-1-57542-336-4
schedules, and just get started. tinating, and enjoy the benefits of
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up ISBN: 978-1-57542-233-6 ISBN: 978-1-57542-078-3
being organized: less stress and
US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 ISBN: 978-1-57542-278-7 Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills/ Juvenile Nonfiction/Life Skills/ more success.
Softcover, 51/8" x 7", Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Etiquette Mental Health
128 pp., color illust. US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 ISBN: 978-1-57542-193-3
RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Softcover, 51/8" x 7", Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 128 pp., Softcover, 51/8" x 7", Juvenile Nonfiction/Life Skills
Available 112 pp., color illust. color illust. 104 pp., illust. US $8.95 /CAN $11.95
Gr. 3–4 Ages 8–13 P RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights RIGHTS SOLD: Korean, Spanish RIGHTS SOLD: Greek, Softcover, 51/8" x 7",
Available Grade 4 Ages 8–13 Q Japanese, Korean 112 pp., two-color, illust.
“Mark’s humorous, quirky cartoons
Grade 4 Ages 8–13 Q Gr. 3–4 Ages 8–13 O RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Spanish
reinforce the helpful suggestions. “[The] casual and sometimes sassy
A useful addition.” Grade 4 Ages 8–13 Q
tone . . . will go down well with kids.”
—School Library Journal —St. Paul Pioneer Press

True or False? Cliques, Phonies, How to Do Homework Bullies Are a Pain How to Take
Tests Stink! & Other Baloney Without Throwing Up in the Brain the Grrrr Out of Anger
by Trevor Romain and Elizabeth Verdick written and illustrated by Trevor Romain written and illustrated by Trevor Romain written and illustrated by Trevor Romain by Elizabeth Verdick
Test-taking hints, top-secret stuff Sound advice and witty cartoons Important truths about homework Practical suggestions and humor and Marjorie Lisovskis
(your first answer is usually right), help kids deal with cliques and and practical strategies for getting help kids become “Bully-Proof,” Filled with solid information, sound
tips, do’s and don’ts, jokes, and develop the skills needed to form it done—plus jokes and hilarious stop bullies from hurting others, advice, and humor, this book helps
cartoons help kids do and be positive, healthy relationships and cartoons that make it all more and know what to do in dangerous kids understand anger and how to
their best on test days. Small build self-esteem. bearable. situations. handle it in healthy, positive ways.
but mighty! It guides them to understand that
ISBN: 978-1-57542-045-5 ISBN: 978-1-57542-011-0 ISBN: 978-1-57542-023-3
anger is a normal part of life, but
ISBN: 978-1-57542-073-8 Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills Juvenile Nonfiction/Study Skills Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills violence is not acceptable.
Juvenile Nonfiction/Study Skills US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 US $8.95 /CAN $11.95
US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 ISBN: 978-1-57542-117-9
US $8.95 /CAN $11.95 Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 136 pp., illust. Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 112 pp., illust.
Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 72 pp., illust. Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Skills/
Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 88 pp., illust. RIGHTS SOLD: Greek, RIGHTS SOLD: Greek, Hungarian,
RIGHTS SOLD: Greek, Hungarian, Mental Health
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Japanese, Korean US $8.95 /CAN $11.95
Gr. 3–4 Ages 8–13 O Gr. 3–4 Ages 8–13 O
Gr. 2–3 Ages 8–13 M Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 128 pp., illust.
Gr. 3–4 Ages 8–13 O
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THE FREE SPIRIT ADDING ASSETS SERIES FOR KIDS Student Books
by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick by Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick
Written in kid-friendly language, illustrated throughout, the Adding Assets
Researchers at Search Institute have identified 40 good things that all kids need in their lives.
Series for Kids includes true-to-life stories and ideas for kids to try at
Called Developmental Assets, they include a loving family, a caring neighborhood, self-esteem, home, at school, in their neighborhood, in their faith community, and with
and a commitment to learning. The more assets kids have, the more likely they are to do well and their friends. Each features a message for adults and helpful resources.
stay out of trouble. Requested by parents and teachers, supported by data, the Adding Assets Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
series empowers kids ages 8–12 to build their own positive, life-changing assets. Each student Each: US $7.99 /CAN $10.50
book stands alone. The eight student books, together with the Leader’s Guide, make a complete, Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 80–100 pp., two-color, illust.
ready-to-use series that engages children and inspires adults. Gr. 4–5 Ages 8–12 S

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Loving to Learn People Who Helping Out Knowing and Proud to Be You
ISBN: 978-1-57542-183-4 Care About You and Staying Safe Doing What’s Right ISBN: 978-1-57542-202-2
RIGHTS SOLD:  Korean ISBN: 978-1-57542-162-9 ISBN: 978-1-57542-161-2 ISBN: 978-1-57542-184-1 RIGHTS SOLD:  Korean
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Meets specific standards for


character education, health,
social studies, social and
emotional learning (SEL),
and language arts.

Doing and Being Making Choices and Smart Ways


Your Best Making Friends to Spend Your Time
ISBN: 978-1-57542-171-1 ISBN: 978-1-57542-201-5 ISBN: 978-1-57542-172-8
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A Leader’s Guide to The Adding Assets Series for Kids


Book with CD-ROM
Activities and Strategies for Positive Youth Development
by Ann Redpath, Ed.D., Pamela Espeland, and Elizabeth Verdick
This ready-to-use curriculum for grades 3–6 includes 42 sessions: one for each Developmental
Asset plus introductory and concluding sessions. Each includes activities, discussion prompts, and
a handout to connect classroom and home. The CD-ROM features the reproducible forms from the
book and 40 additional pages of student handouts. For schools; youth-supporting
clubs, organizations, and programs; religious organizations; and communities
involved in Search Institute’s Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth initiative.
ISBN: 978-1-57542-210-7
Education
For teachers, grades 3–6
US $39.99 /CAN $52.95, Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 288 pp., illust.
103 reproducible handout masters in book, 143 reproducible
handout masters on CD‑ROM
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BE THE BOSS OF YOUR BODY®SERiES


by Timothy Culbert, M.D., and Rebecca Kajander, C.P.N.P., M.P.H.
Everyone needs to see a doctor sometimes. But we all can do a lot to take care of our own health and wellness—and
that includes kids. Written by a pediatrician and a nurse practitioner, these upbeat, empowering books help children discover
the body’s natural healing abilities. Kids explore how their body, mind, and spirit work together, learn simple self-care skills,
and form better lifestyle habits—for now and a healthier future. Kids discover they really can be the boss of their bodies
and feel better on their own.
Books are available separately or as part of the kit.
AWARD WINNERS!
Juvenile Nonfiction/Health
For ages 8 & up
“These books are fabulous and I can’t wait to use them with clients.
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You really did a great job of capturing the strategies for managing stress,
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sleep, and pain in a very kid-friendly way. Thanks for the great resource.”
Contains the book of your choice plus tools, 81/16" x 81/16" x 11/2" —Gloria Guinee, MSW, LICSW, psychotherapist

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Be the Boss of Your Pain Be the Boss of Your Stress Be the Boss of Your Sleep
Self-Care for Kids Self-Care for Kids Self-Care for Kids
Kids learn ways to manage and relieve the pain of Kids learn to recognize the signs of stress, feel less Kids learn to control how their body sleeps—even when
common headaches and stomachaches, as well as stress, and deal with stress in healthy ways. They they’re having trouble sleeping. Self-care techniques help
pain related to injuries and illness. Self-care skills discover how relaxation, positive thinking, good choices, them fall asleep faster, stay asleep, and deal with fears
include belly breathing, positive self-talk, aromatherapy, and self-care skills can help relieve stress. and discomfort so they can feel well rested and energized
and acupressure. every day.
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Be Fit,
SOME BOOKS AVAILABLE AS A KIT WITH Be Strong,
THE TOOLS SHOWN HERE Be You
by Rebecca Kajander,
C.P.N.P., M.P.H.,
and Timothy Culbert, M.D.
Tweens learn effective, easy-to-
use skills to take control of their
fitness and diet while developing
Quick-Start Acupressure Biofeedback healthy self-esteem. Specific
Card Tool Card tips on eating, exercise, and
self-esteem help kids learn how
Be the Boss of Your Body Kit
their body, mind, and spirit are
with Pain Book connected and work together to
ISBN: 978-1-57542-273-2 make a whole, healthy self.
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Be the Boss of Your Body Kit Stress Ball


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with Stress Book
Pinwheel Juvenile Nonfiction/Health
ISBN: 978-1-57542-275-6
US $9.99 /CAN $10.50
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Softcover, 6" x 8", 96 pp., color illust.
Be the Boss of Your Body Kit Stickers Caribiner RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available
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Character Education Resources

What Do You Stand For? For Kids


A Guide to Building Character
by Barbara A. Lewis
True stories, inspiring quotations, thought-provoking
dilemmas, and activities help elementary school children
build positive character traits including caring, fairness,
respect, and responsibility. From the best-selling author of
What Do You Stand For? For Teens (see page 30).

“Character education is a growing trend . . . and practical,


kid-centered books like this are needed.” —Booklist
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What Do You Stand For?
Character Building Card Game
ISBN: 978-1-57542-174-2
Turn learning into a game and kids will want to play. Based
Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education on What Do You Stand For? For Kids by Barbara A. Lewis,
US $14.99 /CAN $19.99 this card game spotlights ten top character traits includ-
Softcover, 71/4" x 9", 176 pp., ing caring, cooperation, fairness, honesty, respect, and
B&W photos & illust. safety. To win, players collect cards for each trait. “What if”
9 reproducible handout masters scenarios and questions get kids thinking about what they
RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese would do in different situations—and what they stand for.
Previous Title: Being Your Best Meant to be played with adult supervision. An insert
ISBN: 1-57542-063-5 describes the rules and basic character education concepts.
Grade 4 Ages 8–12 R ISBN: 978-1-57542-217-6
Leader’s Guide to Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education
What Do You Stand For? For Kids CD-ROM For teachers, grades 1–6
Eleven easy-to-use lessons provide ample opportunities US $12.99 /CAN $16.99
for discussion, reflection, and action. They include thought- Pack of 60 cards, 3" x 41/2", color illust.
provoking questions, role plays, additional “What if” character RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available
dilemmas, and further resources and reproducibles.
ISBN: 978-1-57542-179-7
For teachers, grades 1–6
US $19.95 /CAN $25.95
60 reproducible handout masters

See book
for teens
Stick with It! on p. 30
35 Character Magnets
Set of 35 magnets
(one 3" x 4", 34 1" x 13/4"),
US $19.95 /CAN $25.95

What Do You Stand For?


96 Character Stickers
Set of 96 stickers on 6 sheets
(each sticker about 1" x 13/4"),
US $6.99 /CAN $8.99

What Do You Stand For? What Do You Stand For?


40 Character Buttons Poster
Set of 40 buttons, 4 of each word Adapted from What Do You Stand For? For Teens.
(each is approximately 11/4" in diameter), 18" x 24", Laminated
for ages 7 & up, US $9.99 /CAN $12.99
US $15.99 /CAN $20.99

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Good-Bye Bully Machine


by Debbie Fox and Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., illustrated by Debbie Fox
Watch the
Kids learn what bullying is, why it hurts, and what they can do to end it with award-winning
this fresh, compelling book. With its sophisticated collage art, lively layout, book video for
Good-Bye Bully
and straightforward text, Good-Bye Bully Machine engages kids and keeps them Machine AT www
engaged. Adults who share this book with kids can raise awareness and increase .FREESPIRIT.COM/
empathy by talking about bullying behaviors as fuel for the machine—and kind BULLYFREE

behaviors as ways to dismantle it.


FREE LEADER’S GUIDE available at www.freespirit.com/bullyfree

ISBN: 978-1-57542-321-0
Juvenile Nonfiction/Social Issues/Bullying
US $6.99 /CAN $8.99
Softcover, 8" x 8", 48 pp., color illust.
RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available
Gr. 3–4 Ages 8 & up P

ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER HARDCOVER


ISBN: 978-1-57542-326-5
See all of the US $12.99 /CAN $16.99
best-selling Hardcover, 8 1/4" x 8 1/4", 48 pp., color illust.
Bully Free Classroom® RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available
resources on
page 45.

“Kid-friendly text . . . Fox’s enticing, edgy, collage artwork will draw


Now
available! readers in . . . [and] send a strong visual message. This offering
See p. 12 will be a great discussion springboard for teachers and counselors.”
—School Library Journal

The Kids’ Guide Stick Up


to Working Out for Yourself!
Conflicts Every Kid’s Guide to
How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, Personal Power and
and Get Along Positive Self-Esteem
by Naomi Drew, M.A. by Gershen Kaufman, Ph.D.,
Lev Raphael, Ph.D., and
Proven ways to avoid conflict
Pamela Espeland
and defuse tough situations,
written by an expert on Simple words and real-life
peacemaking. examples teach assertive-
ness, responsibility, relation-
SKIPPING STONES ship skills, choice making,
HONOR AWARD problem solving, goal set-
ting, anger management,
and more.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-150-6 US $12.99 /CAN $16.95
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
Leader’s Guide Softcover, 6" x 9", 128 pp., illust.
(not shown) RIGHTS SOLD: Korean, Polish, Slovene
US $14.99 /CAN $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-57542-154-4 Gr. 4–5 Ages 8–12 T
Softcover, 7" x 9", 160 pp.,
two-color, illust. For grades 5–8
RIGHTS SOLD: Indonesia US $21.99 /CAN $28.95 Teacher’s Guide (not shown)
Gr. 6 & up Ages 10–14 X Softcover, 81/2" x 11" ISBN: 978-1-57542-069-1
112 pp., lay-flat binding For teachers grades 3–7
36 reproducible handout
US $22.99 /CAN $29.99
masters
Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 128 pp.
“Should be required reading for middle school lay-flat binding
14 reproducible handout masters
students and the people who work with them.”
—Friends Journal

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The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change
Over 500 Service Ideas Courageous Actions Around the World
for Young People Who Want 123,000 by Garth Sundem
to Make a Difference Foreword by Bethany Hamilton
(Updated 2nd Edition) Ten-year-old Jean-Dominic won a battle against pesticides—
by Barbara A. Lewis and the cancer they caused in his body. Six-year-old Ryan
This new edition of our best-selling youth service raised over one million dollars to drill water wells in Africa.
guide includes a refreshed “Ten Steps to Eleven-year-old Tilly saved lives in Thailand by warning
Successful Service Projects” plus hundreds of people that a tsunami was coming. Fifteen-year-old Malika
up-to-date ideas for projects—from simple to fought against segregation in her Alabama town. With the
large-scale. At a time when U.S. President Barack right role models, any child can be a hero. Thirty true stories
Obama has called for increased participation in profile kids who used their heads, their hearts, their cour-
community service, this revitalized book is sure age, and sometimes their stubbornness to help others and
to find a whole new audience of eager young do extraordinary things. As young readers meet these boys
change-makers. and girls from around the world, they may wonder, “What
kind of hero lives inside of me?”
Topics Include: ISBN: 978-1-57542-350-0
• Animals • Holidays • Hunger •  olitics
P Juvenile Nonfiction/Biography
• Environment • Homelessness • Literacy • Safety US $9.99 /CAN $12.99
• Health • Community • People with • Seniors Softcover, 51/4" x 71/2" “This collection of tales about real kids
Development Special Needs Transportation
• 176 pp., two-color doing amazing things is inspiring.”
RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese
ISBN: 978-1-57542-338-8 —Washington Post
Juvenile Nonfiction/Character Education Previous title: The Doggy Dung Disaster
US $14.99 /CAN $19.99 & Other True Stories
ISBN: 978-1-57542-216-9
Softcover, 6" x 9", 160 pp., two-color, photos
RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available
Grade 5 Ages 9–13 U “A treasure chest, rich with hope,
Previous edition: heavily laden with motivating stories.”
ISBN: 978-0-915793-82-2
—Warren McLaren, Treehugger.com
Gr. 5–6 Ages 10 & up W

“A funny Speak Up and


Get Along!
fact-filled Learn the Mighty Might,
book for the Thought Chop, and More
puberty set.” Tools to Make Friends,
Stop Teasing, and Feel
 —Philadelphia Good About Yourself
Tribune by Scott Cooper
A handy toolbox of
ways to get along
with others, this book
presents 21 strategies
kids can learn and use
to express themselves,
build relationships,
No B.O.! 100 Things Guys Need to Know end arguments and
The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens by Bill Zimmerman fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings, each
by Marguerite Crump, M.A., M.Ed. Advice for guys on all kinds of issues, from family life to fitting complete with examples and sample dialogue. Includes
This frank, reassuring, humorous book covers the physical in, emotions, bullies, school, peer pressure, failure, anger, and a note to adults.
changes of puberty and offers tips on good hygiene from more. Graphic-novel-style illustrations engage even reluctant READ, AMERICA! SELECTION
head to toe. Fascinating facts, friendly suggestions, and readers. Quotes from boys, survey results, facts, and stories
keep them interested. Journaling prompts personalize the ISBN: 978-1-57542-182-7
funny illustrations combine in a lighthearted approach with
strong kid appeal. For boys and girls. experience. Conversation starters for adults are available as Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
a free download at our Web site. US $12.99 /CAN $16.99
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these days.” —Curriculum Review
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“BOOKS FOR THE TEEN AGE”
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD

ISBN: 978-1-57542-175-9 ISBN: 978-1-57542-167-4 “A handy resource for all


Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up youth workers and educators.”
US $13.99 /CAN $17.99 US $13.95 /CAN $17.95
Softcover, 8" x 101/2", 128 pp., two-color, illust.
—Youth Today
Softcover, 7" x 9", 128 pp., two-color, illust.
RIGHTS SOLD: Complex Character Chinese, Spanish RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese, Korean, Simplified Character Chinese
Gr. 6 & up Ages 9–13 X Gr. 6 & up Ages 9–13 X “Excellent communication book . . .
Doable skills written in
“A snappy self-help guide with comic
kid-friendly vernacular.”
book flair to appeal to guys.”
—Youthworker
 —School Library Journal

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What to Do When Good Enough What to Do When You’re Sad & Lonely What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried
Isn’t Good Enough A Guide for Kids A Guide for Kids
The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids by James J. Crist, Ph.D. by James J. Crist, Ph.D.
by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D. Everyone feels sad and lonely sometimes. Growing Advice, reassurance, and strategies kids can use to recog-
Perfectionism may seem like a worthy goal, but it’s a burden. numbers of children suffer from depression, a disease nize, understand, and manage their fears, plus guidance on
When you believe you must be perfect, you live in fear of often mistaken for sadness. Written by a psychologist, getting help for hard-to-handle problems they can’t manage
making mistakes. Most children don’t know what perfection- this book helps kids deal with painful feelings. The first on their own.
ism is, yet many are perfectionists or budding perfectionists. part presents coping skills (“Blues Busters”) kids can
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Nothing they do is good enough. Assignments are hard to learn and practice on their own. The second part focuses
start or hand in. Relationships are more challenging; self- on grief, depression, bipolar disorder, and other problems ISBN: 978-1-57542-153-7
esteem is low. This book helps kids understand what perfec- too big for kids to handle alone and describes what it’s Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up
tionism is, how it hurts them, how to free themselves—and like to go to counseling. US $9.99 /CAN $12.99
ultimately how to accept themselves as they are. Includes ISBN: 978-1-57542-189-6 Softcover, 53/8" x 83/8", 128 pp., two-color, illust.
true-to-life vignettes, exercises, and a note to parents. RIGHTS SOLD: Croatian, Korean, Serbian, Spanish
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ISBN: 978-1-57542-234-3 US $9.99 /CAN $12.99 Gr. 4–5 Ages 9–13 T
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Softcover, 53/8" x 83/8", 128 pp., two-color, illust.
US $9.99 /CAN $12.99 RIGHTS SOLD: Korean
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RIGHTS SOLD: Korean
Gr. 4–5 Ages 9–13 T

Books to help children cope with loss


“A useful
self-help book
and practical
guide to life.”
 —School Library
Journal

See Jane Win for Girls What in the World Do You Do


A Smart Girl’s Guide to Success
What on Earth Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?
by Dr. Sylvia Rimm
When Someone Dies? A Survival Guide for Kids
written and illustrated by Trevor Romain by Kent Winchester, J.D., and Roberta Beyer, J.D.
The best-selling author of See Jane Win gives girls the
“I Can” tips and tools they need to be confident, capable, Simple, insightful, and straight from the heart, this Divorce means big changes for kids. This book guides them
eager to learn, and ready to lead. The comments and book is for any child who has lost a loved one or other through this sad, hard, mixed-up time. It answers questions
experiences of successful women inspire young readers; special person. like “Is the divorce my fault?” and “What do I do about my
practical advice and encouragement help them make “The concise, truthful answers and drawings will comfort children feelings?” Kids learn to help themselves and know that
positive changes and choices in all areas of their lives. who are coping with the death of a loved one. Recommended.” things will get better in time.
Includes quizzes and resources. —Library Talk “This is a must-have book for kids who are dealing with divorce.”
ISBN: 978-1-57542-122-3 ISBN: 978-1-57542-055-4 85,000 —Dennie Hughes, USA Weekend RelationTips columnist
Juvenile Nonfiction/Growing Up Juvenile Nonfiction/Grief ISBN: 978-1-57542-092-9
US $13.95 /CAN $17.95 US $8.99 /CAN $11.99 Juvenile Nonfiction/Divorce
Softcover, 7" x 9", 144 pp., illust. Softcover, 51/8" x 7", 72 pp., illust. US $9.99 /CAN $12.99
RIGHTS SOLD: Korean RIGHTS SOLD: Greek, Japanese, Serbian Softcover, 6" x 6", 128 pp., illust.
Gr. 5–6 Ages 9–13 V Gr. 3–4 Ages 5–10 P RIGHTS SOLD: Croatian, Greek, Serbian
Gr. 4–5 Ages 7–12 T

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“[A] well-organized,
kid-friendly handbook
that parents, educators, VOYA NONFICTION
and anyone who HONOR LIST
works with children
will also value.”
—Youth Today

You’re Smarter Than You Think The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide The Step-Tween Survival Guide
A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences 115,000
For Ages 10 & Under How to Deal with Life in a Stepfamily
by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) by Lisa Cohn and Debbie Glasser, Ph.D.
Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences by Judy Galbraith, M.A. Step-tweens are not only caught between childhood
has revolutionized the way we think about being Based on 1,000 new surveys of gifted kids, this book will and teenhood—they’re also often caught between two
smart. Written by an award-winning expert on the continue to help countless bright, talented children know they’re parents, two families, and two homes. This book helps
topic, this book helps kids identify their own learn- not “weird” or alone in the world. It answers their questions them identify and express their wants and needs. The
ing strengths, build other intelligences, and use all about what giftedness is (and isn’t), how to cope with teasing, how engaging format includes lively illustrations, quizzes,
eight at school, at home, and in life. to deal with high expectations and perfectionism, how to make advice from other stepkids, “survival tools” to use when
“Clear, concise, and fun to peruse.” —School Library Journal friends, and much more. It’s upbeat, informative, friendly, and the going gets rough, and suggestions for what to do
compact. At a time when some gifted programs are being chal- when nothing else seems to be working.
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True Cases of Teen Crime Young People Who Challenged the Law—and 95 Questions and Answers About Teens and the Law
by Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D. Changed Your Life (Updated Edition)
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TEEN-FOCUSED RESOURCES TO BUiLD LiFE SKiLLS


Teen emotions can be surprising to everyone—including teens themselves. That’s why we offer books especially for teens on the topics of depression, loss, and
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This step-by-step guide to goal setting helps teens More than 200 powerful self-help lists cover topics This practical, inspiring book explores the wide world of
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THE FREE SPiRiT HOW RUDE!® SERIES FOR TEENS


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With over 145,000 copies in print, How Rude!® The Teenagers’ Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People
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Daily Readings for Teens on Self-Awareness, A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing
Creativity, and Self-Esteem When Your Line Is Crossed
by Pamela Espeland and Rosemary Wallner by Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym
The first book of daily readings for all kids who This smart, savvy book helps girls get respect and hold
want to know themselves better, be more creative, on to it no matter what—at home, at school, with their
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Self-Help for Teens®

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Too Stressed to Think? Fighting Invisible Tigers


A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy Stress Management for Teens
by Annie Fox, M.Ed., and Ruth Kirschner (Revised & Updated Third Edition)
When stress has the “survival brain” on overdrive, what happens to the “thinking brain”? by Earl Hipp
How can teens stay cool and make smart choices when the pressure’s on? This book is Research suggests that adolescents are affected by stress in unique ways that can increase
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Get Out!
150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to
Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future
by Judy Molland
Get Out! is chockful of ideas to get families, classrooms, and groups outside learning about nature,
experiencing the world in new ways, and taking a hands-on approach to the three Rs (reduce, reuse,
recycle). Chapters on being a green consumer and green eater, as well as on choosing an issue and
taking a stand, make for a well-rounded yet easy-to-use handbook for making a difference indoors and
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• Get Started: Cool Ways to Embrace Nature Today
• Go Further: Projects, Plans, and Outings
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What Kids Need to Succeed The Survival Guide for Parents Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism
Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids of Gifted Kids by Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D.
by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Pamela Espeland How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up Perfectionism is not about doing our best. It’s about feeling that
This best seller identifies 40 Developmental Assets kids for Your Gifted Child we’re never good enough—a burden that takes a heavy toll. In
need to lead healthy, productive, positive lives, then gives by Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D. this groundbreaking book, psychologist and therapist, Thomas
more than 900 suggestions for building assets at home and Parents learn what giftedness is (and isn’t), how kids are Greenspon, describes a healing process for transforming per-
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How to Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid Helping Children Cope with
A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the Loss of a Loved One 50,000
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Families Change
A Book for Children Experiencing Termination of
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All families change. Sometimes a child gets a new
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Differentiating Instruction Teaching Beyond the Test


in the Regular Classroom Book with CD-ROM
Book with CD-ROM Differentiated Project-Based Learning in a
How to Reach and Teach All Learners, Standards-Based Age, Grades 6 & Up
Grades 3–12 by Phil Schlemmer, M.Ed., and Dori Schlemmer
by Diane Heacox, Ed.D. To thrive in their uncertain future, students
Differentiation—one of the hottest topics in must know more than how to take tests.
education today—means changing the pace, They must know how to learn. This
level, or kind of instruction to fit the learner. practical resource presents strategies
This guide is a menu of strategies, examples, for flexible grouping, choice boards,
templates, and tools teachers tiered assignments, and fully
can use to differentiate developed content-focused
instruction in any curriculum, projects. Designed for use
even a standard or in many settings. The
mandated curriculum. The included CD-ROM features
CD-ROM includes all of the all of the reproducible
forms from the book, plus forms from the book plus
additional materials. Timely four bonus projects.
and practical.
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Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 176 pp.
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arts, math, social studies,
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Making Differentiation a Habit Book with CD-ROM


How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms
by Diane Heacox, Ed.D.
Framed around critical elements for success in academically diverse environments, Making
Differentiation a Habit gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching,
learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Diane Heacox’s best-selling teacher
resource Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas,
fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers not
only differentiate instruction, but to seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their
daily routines. Includes a CD-ROM with all reproducible forms and templates from the book.

ISBN: 978-1-57542-324-1
Education
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RTI Success Book with CD-ROM


Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms
by Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Alice Woodrow, Ed.D.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an innovative instructional method that allows educators
to assess and meet the needs of struggling students before they have fallen too far behind.
While the initiative is gaining momentum in the United States, many educators continue to
have questions about RTI. What are the three tiers of intervention? How do screening and
progress monitoring work? Is there funding available to support RTI? RTI Success answers
these and other questions while providing educators with practical tools to simplify the process.
This all-in-one resource includes step-by-step guidelines for implementing RTI, and more:

•­ 100+ teacher-friendly, research-based strategies for targeting specific skill deficits


• Vignettes and school profiles demonstrating RTI practices in diverse settings
• Tools for differentiating instruction to meet diverse classroom needs
• 34 reproducible forms for streamlined implementation, progress
monitoring, and tier movement
• CD-ROM with staff development tools, including a PowerPoint
presentation for professional development, and all the reproducible
forms in the book
•­ “What to Try When” charts that help determine instruction techniques
• Ready-to-use assessments and educational profiles for documentation
ISBN: 978-1-57542-320-3
Education
“This book is a must-read for pre-service, For teachers and administrators, grades K–12
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Teaching Kids with Mental Health


& Learning Disorders in the
Regular Classroom
How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged
(and Challenging) Students Succeed
by Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Depression.
Asperger’s Syndrome. ADHD. In our age of mainstream-
ing, many students have these and other mental health
issues and learning problems. How can educators
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meet students’ learning needs while preventing or
addressing disruptive behaviors? This book is a go-to
Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties
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Book with CD-ROM times what not to do). User-friendly and jargon-free,
Ways to Challenge & Motivate Struggling Students this is an essential tool for teachers, special
to Achieve Proficiency with Required Standards ­education professionals, school counselors and
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A gold mine of p
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help teachers differentiate the curriculum in all subject areas
Education
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Teaching Gifted Kids in the


Regular Classroom Book with CD-ROM The Survival Guide
Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use for Teachers of Gifted Kids
to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented How to Plan, Manage, and Evaluate Programs
by Susan Winebrenner, M.A., Foreword by Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D. for Gifted Youth K–12
Teachers call it “the orange bible.” Teaching Gifted Kids by Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Lewis
is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of Two veteran educators of the gifted share
gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom—with- strategies, insights, practical tips, and survival
out losing control, causing resentment, or skills gleaned from years in the field. Includes
spending hours preparing extra materials. advice on how to set the foundation for a
It’s full of proven, practical, classroom- gifted program; how to evaluate, identify, and
tested strategies teachers love, plus select students; how to differentiate for gifted
many useful reproducibles. Included kids; how to enrich the content; and more.
CD-ROM has all of the forms from the
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ISBN: 978-1-57542-329-6 ISBN: 978-1-57542-116-2 —Texas Association for the
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“Parents and educators—and in turn the gifted learners


they support—will benefit greatly from this wise,
straightforward, and thoughtfully conceived book.”
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Storrs department head and professor,
Educational Psychology

Expert Approaches to Support


Gifted Learners
Professional Perspectives, Best Practices,
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When Gifted Kids Don’t Have A collaboration with the California Association for the Gifted,
All the Answers Teaching Young Gifted Children in the edited by Margaret Wayne Gosfield
How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs Regular Classroom Book with CD-ROM Educators and parents need practical information they can
by Jim Delisle, Ph.D., and Judy Galbraith, M.A. use now to help them best understand and support the
Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Ages 4–9
Real-life strategies and solutions for meeting gifted kids’ gifted learners in their lives. Because of the unique social
by Joan Franklin Smutny, M.A., Sally Yahnke Walker, Ph.D.,
social and emotional needs and creating the gifted-friendly and emotional needs faced by gifted learners—not to
and Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, M.Ed., M.S.W.
classroom. mention the unique academic needs—teaching and
Proven, practical ways to recognize and nurture young gifted parenting them can be as demanding as it is rewarding.
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guidance counselors, and parents Education 54,000 Gifted. With contributions from respected scholars as well
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RIGHTS SOLD: World Rights Available 23 reproducible handout masters on CD-ROM Education
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The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A
Schoolwide Model Book with CD-ROM
How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement See It, Be It, Write It
for All Book with CD-ROM
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., and Using Performing Arts to Improve
Dina Brulles, Ph.D. Writing Skills and Test Scores
In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate by Hope Sara Blecher-Sass, Ed.D., and
and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students Maryellen Moffitt
reach their potential? This book provides a compelling Improve students’ writing skills
answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model
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How to Challenge
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and Improve
Achievement for All
A Schoolwide Model
implementing,sustaining, and evaluating writing curriculum.
schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will With this vibrant
find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strate- resource, students
gies along with detailed information on identifying learn how to use
students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. acting and visualiza-
Special attention is directed toward empowering gifted English language learners. The included CD-ROM tion as prewriting activ-
features all of the reproducible forms from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation. An essential ities to help them connect
resource for administrators, gifted-­education program directors, and classroom teachers. writing prompts to their own lives, resulting in lively, personalized responses.
Easy-to-use checklists guide students to include specific elements in their
ISBN: 978-1-57542-279-4
writing and to ­demonstrate skills that are assessed on standardized tests.
Education
See It, Be It, Write It is for anyone charged with preparing ­students for state-man-
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Softcover, 81/2" x 11", 224 pp. students. Dozens of complete writing prompts are also included, so teachers
50+ reproducible handout masters and PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM can get started right away. A CD-ROM includes all reproducibles, ­customizable
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Quick and Lively


Classroom Activities
Integrates literature Book with CD-ROM
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Make the most of every moment
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Differentiating Content for room, or between
times too short to
Gifted Learners in Grades 6–12
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A CD-ROM of Customizable Extensions Menus
big and too long to
and Study Guides
waste. Includes 52
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templates, plus detailed explanations on by young author Wendy Isdell • Knowing Myself • Life Skills • Succeeding in School
how to differentiate instruction for gifted and
Julie hates algebra—until she meets a zebra (who’s • Getting to Know Others • Just for Fun
high-ability learners across a broad range of
really a gebra) named Al. This witty, intelligent story Each activity takes 15–20 minutes and includes an inspiring quotation, dis-
academic topics: literature, writing, history,
blends fantasy with learning as it tells of a young cussion questions, an affirmation, and resources. The CD-ROM features all of
social studies, math, science, health, foreign
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Everyday Leadership
“Easily navigated and provides the facilitator all the guidance Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success “A must-have for any teacher or advisor looking for new ways to
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No Kidding About Bullying Book with CD-ROM
125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along
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Complete Guide to Service Learning


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community needs, and develop a service note to teachers and other adults. and more. domestic and wild, read what others (including
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