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Children & Teens—Learning & Games

SEL for Prevention is a Social-Emotional Learning program that builds emotional competence in kids. Buy materials direct from them, check for a program in your area, or ask your child's elementary school to check it out.
Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed thought leader, speaker, writer, consultant, and game designer in the critical areas of education and learning. His writings, including The Reformers Are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century and work in educational games (at and are well worth your time to contemplate and explore.
Kids and Teens Open Directory Project

Links to numerous Creative Writing related sites. The Kids and Teens Open Directory Project's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web for people under the age of 18, by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.—a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art.


The bestseller "Notes Left Behind" was originally published by Pen & Publish and proceeds support The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit). It is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a "homerun" cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer.


NewPages is one of our favorite resources. It features a robust independent publishers' database, book reiews, calls for submissions, literary magazines, and resources for everyone from young writers to established authors.
Poets & Writers is another important resource for everyone interested in books and publishing. They also feature a small press database so you can find a good match for your manuscript, job listings, conferences, contests . . . you name it.
Funds for Writers
Check out our friend Hope Clark for great newsletters for all ages. Books, contests, grants, e-books, newsletters . . . Resources designed to help writers make more money.
How to Start a Blog is a simple guide for beginners covering everything from how to purchase a domain to the design process.
Learn How to Become a Writer
This site breaks down writing careers by type, salary, growth, education requirements, and more.
Check out Kimberly Chapman's website for an 8-step guide on writing and polishing essays.
Struggling to find a way to hook your essay readers? Try these tips. (Open Education Database)
This website features 150 Resources to Help You Write Better, Faster, and More Persuasively, plus free online courses and other content to help you write.
Paragraph Punch
Paragraph Punch is a collection of online interactive exercises to help guide you from pre-writing to publishing.
Online community for writers and readers of all interests and skill levels.
National Writing Project
Writing is essential to success in school and the workplace. Yet writing is a skill that cannot be learned on the spot; it is complex and challenging. Through NWP's professional development programs, teachers in all subject areas and all grade levels learn new strategies to help their students become accomplished writers and learners.
Yes! Magazine
An award-winning, ad-free, nonprofit publication that supports people's active engagement in building a just and sustainable world.

Our Imprints

Our newest imprint, Brick Mantel Books, publishes literary fiction and poetry. Keep an eye out for exciting news and new releases!

You will find some excellent books coming out of our Body/Mind/Spirit imprint, Transformation Media Books.
For fiction and non-fiction for all ages, visit Open Books Press.