Based in Minneapolis, Free Spirit Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs and renowned for its range of self-help books for children, adolescents and teachers.

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 care about them – with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges and make a difference in the world.

A former classroom teacher and gifted-education specialist, Free Spirit founder Judy Galbraith searched in vain for kid-friendly information that addressed the real-life issues her students faced. In 1983, she decided to fill that void by starting Free Spirit to offer accessible, contemporary books that help young people develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Outside the Box distributes a selection of Free Spirit resources in Ireland. To view the full range of their products please visit their website on

A Selection of Free Spirit Resources from Outside the Box Learning Resources


Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom


A gold mine of practical, easy-to-use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels.


Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom


Written for all classroom teachers, this book helps you learn about a wide variety of mental health disorders and learning problems, including how to recognize the symptoms, respond appropriately, and meet students’ learning needs.

What Teens Need to Succeed


This best-selling book “What Kids Need to Succeed” tells parents, teachers, and community leaders how to build assets in young people.