RESOURCE BOOKS FOR TEACHERS AND VOLUNTEERS

You may want to purchase or check out these resources from your school or local library. They provide strategies and contacts for obtaining "free stuff." Much of the material written in this booklet was based on the information contained in these resources. If you choose to purchase the books, make sure the publishing date is current with the school year since much of the information contained in these resources is subject to change from year to year. The website http://www.amazon.com has descriptions and discount prices for these resources. To find out books relating to "freebies" do a search on the website for "free things for teachers," "free things for kids," or "freebies." Happy hunting.

The Official Freebies for Kids: Something for Nothing or Next to Nothing! (5th ed.)
by Freebies Magazine (Editor) and Jessica Schiffman (Illustrator)
Cost: $5.00-11.00 (range depends on where and how it is purchased)
Age Range: primarily elementary age, but there are some products that
are appropriate for junior high and high school

This is a great resource to look for many different types of "freebies." It contains a comprehensive list of products, addresses to all of the sports organizations, and Internet games. This resource includes instructions on how to obtain "freebies" from each of the resources, including how to write letters, what to include in the body of your letters, and company addresses.

The Official Freebies for Teachers: Something for Nothing or Next to Nothing
by Leo Abbett (Illustrator)

Cost: $5.00-11.00 (range depends on where and how it is purchased)

Age Range: primarily elementary age, but there are some products that appropriate for junior high and high school

This is a great resource to look for many different types of "freebies." It contains a comprehensive list of products, addresses to all of the sports organizations, fan packages, and internet games. This resource includes instructions on how to obtain "freebies" from each of the resources, including how to write letters, what to include in the body of your letters, and company addresses.

Free Stuff for Kids 2002 (Free Stuff for Kids) by Free Stuff (Editor)

Cost: $5.00

Age Ranges: primarily for elementary, but there are some products that are appropriate for junior high and high school

This is a great resource to look for many different types of "freebies." It contains a comprehensive list of products, "cool stuff" addresses for all of the sports organizations, and internet games. This resource includes instructions on how to obtain "freebies" from each of the resources, including how to write letters, what to include in the body of your letters, and company addresses.

Free Stuff & Good Deals for Your Kids
by Linda Bowman

Cost: $10.36

Age Ranges: primarily for elementary, but there are some products that are appropriate for junior high and high school

This is a great resource for parents or volunteers who want to find free gifts and great bargains for their kids. This resource is packed with information on free or reduced items, education information, arts and crafts, sports and games, magazines and books, travel bargains, and more. Addresses for each company or organization are organized in such a way so it is it is quick and easy to take advantage of all of the offers in this book.

Free Stuff for Kids on the Net (Cool Sites)
by Lisa Trumbauer

Cost: $17.90

Age Ranges: primarily elementary age, but some products are appropriate for junior high

This is a great resource for the Internet user. Typically, there is one website per page that includes a description of what is included on the website. Students reviewed this resource and tested the websites they liked the best.. It is important that you purchase this resource for the current school year since many websites change, become extinct, or are out-of-date.

Unbelievably Good Deals That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're a Teacher
by Barry Harrington and Beth Christensen

Cost: $10.36

Age Ranges: primarily elementary age, but some products are appropriate for junior high and high school.

This resource is crammed packed with all types of free products or good deals to use as reinforces. It also includes ideas for other types of reinforcing activities, such as ideas for inexpensive field trips and assemblies, plus ideas for bringing professional sports stars to your school. Guidelines for obtaining "freebies" are listed including letter writing, thanking the donator, and scheduled times to reinforce students for good classroom behavior.

The Kid's Address Book: Over 2,500 Addresses of Celebrities, Athletes, Entertainers, and More Just for Kids (Kid's Address Book, 5th ed.)
by Michael Levine

Cost: $11.16

Age Ranges: appropriate for all ages

This resource has been completely revised and updated so most of the addresses and websites are current. Information on how and where to contact the coolest names in Hollywood, the most important politicians, and the most exciting organizations and clubs are listed with descriptions. This includes where to send fan mail, share opinions, request information, or simply say "hi" to just about anyone, including music, movie, and TV celebrities.

The Sports Address Book: A Collector's Guide to Free Autographs
by Cynthia Mattison (Compiler)

Cost: $34.95

Age Ranges: appropriate for all ages

This resource is a wealth of information on how to obtain "freebies" from sports franchises. It provides hints from how to track your requests to asking for discarded or unused equipment. It does not stop there. This book also provides information on ideas for getting sports cards, autograph pictures, public appearance with sports stars, and much more.