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Contests & giveaways | November 2013

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.

WIN A FREE COPY OF A History of Just About Everything (Elementary)

From Buddha and Muhammad to King and Mandela, from the discovery of fire to the invention of the World Wide Web, and from Romeo and Juliet to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, A History of Just About Everything is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining compendium of important people and events.

Kids Can Press is giving away 10 copies of A History of Just About Everything. To enter to win, send an email to libraries@kidscan.com with the subject line of “History” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 20, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Check out the Teacher’s Guide for A History of Just About Everything.

WIN A FREE COPY OF One For All (Elementary)

Released by Ruby’s Studio for Bullying Prevention Month, One For All is an inspiring story of one brave voice that creates change for all. One For All creates a conversation between adults and children about how to prevent bullying.

The Mother Company is giving away 10 copies of One For All. To enter to win, send an email to hello@themotherco.com with the subject line of “One For All contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 20, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

See the Book Trailer for One for All.

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Spelling Bee Before Recess (Elementary)

The annual school spelling bee is down to just three spellers, but with one minute left until recess, there’s still no winner. It all comes down to one final word, and a curveball that no one sees coming—the readers have to know what the word means too! The book includes three spelling lists that can be used for spelling bees in school, at the library, or for community events.

Abrams Books for Young Readers is giving away 3 copies of The Spelling Bee Before Recess. To enter to win, please visit http://tinyurl.com/ogn2wu5.

Deadline: November 20, 2013 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Check out this interview with author Deborah Lee Rose about The Spelling Bee Before Recess.

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Boy on the Wooden Box (High School)

Even in the darkest of times—especially in the darkest of times—there is room for strength and bravery. A remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of The Boy on the Wooden Box.  To enter to win, send an email to kids.marketing@simonandschuster.com with the subject line of “Boy on the Wooden Box” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 30, 2013 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Listen to an excerpt read from The Boy on the Wooden Box.

ENTER TO WIN a free set of books from the Orca Footprints Series (Middle School)

Kids today inhabit a world full of complex—and often mystifying—environmental issues. The Orca Footprints Series aims to help kids answer their questions about the state of the natural world with well-researched, simply expressed information and powerful images. Each book is Common Core correlated.

Orca Book Publishers is giving away a set of the first 3 books in the Orca Footprint Series on the topics of bicycling, food production, and energy. To enter to win, send an email to amy@orcabook.com with the subject line of ”Footprints & TeachingBooks.net” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 30, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Visit the Orca Footprint Series resource page on TeachingBooks.net.

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Templeton Twins Make a Scene (Elementary)

In Book II of the hilarious series, Abigail and John Templeton find themselves at TAPAS (the Thespian Academy of the Performing Arts and Sciences) where their father, the illustrious Professor Templeton, has been hired to invent a groundbreaking theatrical device. Once again, there is drama (of course!), silliness, and suspense, as the twins (and their ridiculous dog) must thwart the dastardly Dean brothers in order to save the invention as well as their father (and the dog).

Chronicle Books is giving away 3 copies of The Templeton Twins Make a Scene!   Visit http://budurl.com/TBTTMAS to win!

Deadline: November 30, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to author Ellis Weiner share the story and pronunciation of his name.

WIN A FREE COPY OF Why Do We Fight? (Middle School)

Why Do We Fight? is a new book designed to help our future global citizens think critically about conflicts large and small. It’s a framework for having a conversation with young people about the shared structures, factors, and complex histories that create both personal and global conflicts.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of Why Do We Fight? To enter to win, send an email to allison.maclachlan@owlkids.com with the subject line of “Why Do We Fight giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 30, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Check out this interview with author Niki Walker about Why Do We Fight?

WIN A FREE COPY OF Baker’s Dozen (Elementary)

The award-winning creative team of Heather Forest and Susan Gaber have collaborated on another timeless LittleFolk picture book that tells the origin of the term, “baker’s dozen.” Baker’s Dozen is a Christmas season folktale from Colonial America about how a baker learns an important life lesson about sharing and generosity.

August House is giving away 5 free copies of Baker’s Dozen. To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks Baker’s Dozen” and please include your mailing address, contact information, and a description of how you you plan to use Baker’s Dozen in your classroom.

Deadline: December 12, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to author Susan Gaber share the story and pronunciation of her name.


3 Responses to “Contests & giveaways | November 2013”

  • 1 Debbie May Says:

    Wow! Thanks for providing all of these opportunities to find out about some great books and the chance to add them to our libraries for free!

  • 2 Dorothy Smay Says:

    Thank you for holding a contest for children to be able to read some of the greatest books ever. God bless all of you for a great job and contribution to society.

  • 3 andrea Says:

    You guys rock! Thank you for continuing to provide all of the mamas out there with fabulous resources on all parenthood topics. Thank you!

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