The Complete Guide to Service Learning with CD-ROM
Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., a 256-page comprehensive guide to answer all your service learning questions and provide a
myriad of information, ideas, examples, and literature connections to enhance your projects and programs. The CD-ROM has over
100 easy to download forms and
documents to make it easier to integrate service learning into your classroom or
Free Spirit Service Learning for Kids series
Put service learning into students' hands with these exciting, inspiring, get involved workbooks.
A Kid's Guide to Protecting and Caring for Animals
A Kid's Guide to Helping Others to Succeed
A Kid's Guide to Hunger & Homelessness
to Make a Difference Poster
A wealth of ways to serve. Adapted from
The Complete Guide to Service Learning.
Laminated. 18" X 24"
Increase the Peace
The ABC's of Tolerance
By Devora Kaye
Conversation Starters as Easy as ABC 123
"How to start conversations with
people who have memory loss"
By Devora Kaye and Gabi Roussos
By James Howe
students who do not "fit in" at their middle school create a third party for
student council elections: the No-Name Party. These good friends laugh
together, openly discuss their upsets, and talk about important issues. As they
enter the challenging world of adolescent popularity, politics, love, and loss,
along the way they change their school forever.274pp gr 5-8
Our Village – Kambi ya Simba Through the Eyes of Its Youth by the students at
Awet Secondary School in Tanzania East Africa, and What Kids Can Do
An insightful look inside the lives of a
community. In 22 chapters, these young authors share their daily lives, the way
they greet, work the land, respect elders, sing and dance, and have dreams for
their future.75 pp all ages
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch
By Eileen Spinelli
An anonymous valentine turns standoffish Mr. Hatch into a
friend and helper of everyone in the neighborhood. When he learns the valentine
was meant for someone else, Mr. Hatch reverts to his old ways until his true
friends come to his rescue.
Toestomper and the Caterpillars
By Sharlene Collicott
Toestomper and his group of Rowdy Ruffian friends are mean, and they like it that way.
However, once Toestomper begins to care for a family of fuzzy caterpillars, he
becomes more caring and kind. A humorous story about friendship and bullying.
By Paul Fleischman
Through thirteen interconnected short stories we meet a diverse urban community. One by
one, people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a city lot that is filled
with garbage into a productive, beautiful garden. In the process, they each
grow. 69pp: gr 5-10
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, &
by Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., with Philippe Cousteau and EarthEcho International
The latest resource to engage youth in saving our most precious resource water! Get involved, go Blue!
More info here.
Free Spirit's Service Learning for Kids Series A Kid's Guide to Climate Change & Global
Warming: How to Take Action! By Cathryn Berger Kaye
Teach kids about current issues related to climage change: carbon footprints, "foodprints" (how the food we consume
affects climate change), the greenhouse effect, alternative energies, deforestation and more.
By Deborah Ellis
Jake and his sister live in
foster care in New York City. They take a big risk to sneak out of the house to
ride a bus with other kids whose mothers are in prison to visit them on
Mother’s Day. This humorous and moving adventure will transform any reader to
be more sensitized to the worth of every child. Read it and get everyone you know
to do the same!
Support your service learning programs with these two outstanding books. Valuable
ideas, teaching tools and youth stories will help bring your program to life.
The Kid's Guide to Social Action
The Kid's Guide to Service Projects
Weaving in character education? Check these out!
What Do You Stand For? For Teens
What Do You Stand For? For Kids
What Do You Stand For? 40 Buttons
What Do You Stand For? 96 Stickers
What Do You Stand For? 35 Magnets
26 Big Things Small Hands Can Do -- The ABCs of Getting Involved for the
Younger Set! Wonderful for Pre-K - 1st graders
The Summer My Father Was Ten
By Pat Brisson
As they plant a garden together every spring, a young girl
hears how her father at age ten with his friends carelessly destroyed a
neighbors garden. An act of forgiveness begins a lifelong friendship
By Pat Brisson
When Wanda discovers a thorn bush in an empty lot, she is sure it is a rosebush
ready to bloom. Even though she waters her bush and clears the debris with the
help of neighbors, only she remains convinced the flowers will come. Wanda’s
"can do" attitude produces more than she imagined!
Any Small Goodness
By Tony Johnston
A middle school student, Arturo Rodriguez has support from his loving family,
however it’s hard to make sense of the challenges in his world–the barrio of
Los Angeles. As his father says, "In life there is bueno and malo.
If you do not find enough good, you must create it yourself."128pp: gr 4-8
By Francisco Jimenez
Francisco sits in first grade without understanding a word in this English-only school.
His desire to learn begins to focus on a caterpillar in the jar next to his
desk: how does it transform into a butterfly? To find out, Francisco also
transforms and teaches others about tolerance and the love of learning.
Soul Moon Soup
By Lindsay Lee Johnson
At age 11, Phoebe Rose describes life “in the
hard poor middle of the city,” where she and her mother sleep in doorways and
shelters. Only when she is sent to live in the country with her Gram does
Phoebe learn, “When things come apart it’s your chance to rearrange the
pieces.” Exquisite prose poetry. 134pp: gr 5-12
materials are available to
download and use in your programs or
classrooms. More will be added on a
regular basis, so visit often!
Find out about a variety of workshops,
seminars and presentations
offered by Cathryn
Berger Kaye, National Service