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Contests & giveaways | January 2014

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 Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family (Elementary)

Welcome to the family! It’s just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato. Well, there’s something just a little bit different about this family. Maybe it’s those clothes they wear … just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors! So vibrant and … lively. Maybe that’s what it is. They are just so full of life. Familia-life.

Cinco Puntos Press is giving away five copies of Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family by Cynthia Weill and illustrated by Jesus Zarate. To enter to win, send an email to jessicapowers@cincopuntos.com with the subject line of “Mi Familia Calaca TeachingBooks.net giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Visit Cynthia Weill’s personal website.

Deadline: January 19, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

WIN A FREE COPY of Parrots Over Puerto Rico! (Elementary)

This award-winning picture book tells the intertwined histories of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico, culminating with current efforts to save the parrots from extinction.

Lee & Low Books is giving away three copies of Parrots Over Puerto Rico! To enter to win, send an email to general@leeandlow.com with the subject line of “PoP Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Check out this interview with co-authors Susan L. Roth  and Cynthia Trumbore.

Deadline: January 24, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

ENTER TO WIN a Set of Four Books Celebrating Friendship! (Elementary)

Friendship comes in all shapes and sizes! Celebrate friendship with these four fabulous picture books from Disney-Hyperion. The set includes Buddy and the Bunnies in: Don’t Play with Your Food! written and illustrated by Bob Shea; Duck, Duck, Moose! written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones; Freddie & Gingersnap written and illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch; and When Elephant Met Giraffe written and illustrated by Paul Gude.

Disney-Hyperion is giving away ten sets of these four titles. To enter to win, send an email to childrens.marketing@disney.com with the subject line of “Friendship Book Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Listen to author Bob Shea’s Audio Name Pronunciation.

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

ENTER TO WIN Writing Builders and Poetry Builders! (Elementary)

Help young students become better writers with Writing Builders and Poetry Builders! These series allow readers to jump in on the fun as friends in the story learn the basics of writing and poetry and follow the steps needed to finish their own writing.

Norwood House Press is giving away one complete set of Writing Builders and Poetry Builders – twenty books! To enter to win, send an email to info@norwoodhousepress.com with the subject line of “WB/PB Set” and please include your mailing address.

Explore the lesson plan for Poetry Builders.

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

 WIN A FREE COPY of the Clam-I-Am!: All About the Beach Book App! (Elementary)

Meet Clam-I-Am and other creatures of the beach in this interactive book app for young readers! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Learn all about beach wildlife and habitats with the familiar characters of the Cat in the Hat!

Oceanhouse Media is giving away three copies of the Clam-I-Am! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Clam-I-Am Giveaway.”

Preview the Clam-I-Am! book app.

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Open to all addresses)

WIN A FREE COPY of Lifetime (Elementary)

In one lifetime, a caribou will shed 10 sets of antlers, a woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes, a giraffe will wear 200 spots, a seahorse will birth 1,000 babies. This extraordinary book collects animal information not available anywhere else – and shows all 30 roosting holes, all 200 spots, and, yes!, all 1,000 baby seahorses in eye-catching illustrations.

Chronicle Books is giving away three copies of Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives. Enter to win here: http://budurl.com/TBLifetime

Read the blog of illustrator Christopher Silas Neal.

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

WIN A FREE COPY of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy (Middle School)

A luminous retelling of the Snow Queen, this is the story of unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard who doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be proven by science. On her very first day in the museum, where her father has taken a new job, Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia’s help. A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.

Random House Children’s Books is giving away 100 copies of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee. To enter to win, send an email to Schoolandlibrarymarketing@randomhouse.com with the subject line of “Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy” and please include your mailing address. 

Check out this interview with author Karen Foxlee.

Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)


WIN A FREE COPY of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon (Middle School)

In Frank Cottrell Boyce’s third sequel to Ian Fleming’s classic, the Tootings must find the Potts – the family that originally built their remarkable car – to rescue Little Harry from his kidnappers and foil the evil plot of an intergalactic car thief.

Candlewick Press is giving away four advanced reading copies of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moowith a parking sign that announces “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Parks Here.” Six runners-up will each receive an advance reading copy and a bookmark. All ten winners will receive a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang key chain! To enter to win, send an email to Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and please include your mailing address.

Watch this interview with author Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Deadline: February 7, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

WIN A FREE COPY of Teaching with Story (Elementary)

Margaret Read MacDonald and her co-authors have created the definitive resource book for using storytelling and folktales in the classroom. This new book covers a range of topics known as the 7Cs including recommendations for using storytelling to enliven the curriculum, ready to tell tales with useful tips for “tellers” along with valuable references for teachers to use in correlating these learning activities with the Common Core Standards.

August House is giving away fourteen free copies of Teaching with Story. To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line of “Teaching with Story and CCS” and please include your mailing address, contact information, and share how you plan to use this new resource book in your classroom with the Common Core Standards.

Listen to author Margaret Read MacDonald’s Audio Name Pronunciation.

Deadline: February 14, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

 


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