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Contests & Giveaways | May 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 Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood (Middle School, High School)

In a unique memoir comprising more than fifty watercolor paintings and accompanying text, award-winning artist and New York Times bestselling author James McMullan explores how his early childhood in China and wartime journeys with his mother influenced his whole life, especially his artwork.

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of Leaving China. To enter to win, send an email to algonquinyr@algonquin.com with the subject line of “Leaving China Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 20, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Learn directly from James McMullan about his artistic process for illustrating Leaving China in this audio clip!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of A Bird On Water Street (Middle School)

A Bird On Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba is a coming of age story about Jack, a boy growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices and pollution. Jack is opposed to the mine, where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his dad who wants him to follow in the family trade?

Little Pickle Press is giving away 5 copies of A Bird On Water Street. To enter to win, send an email to Heather@littlepicklepress.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 30, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Build interdisciplinary connections with these discussion points for A Bird on Water Street!

 

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WIN A FREE COPY of Smithsonian’s Alphabet of Dinosaurs Book App! (Elementary)

Learn about dinosaurs with duck-bills, club tails, spiked bodies and more in this one-of-a-kind Alphabet of Dinosaurs storybook app. From Ankylosaurus to Zigongosaurus, and everything in between, there is so much for kids to learn about this prehistoric world.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 3 copies of Alphabet of Dinosaurs book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Alphabet of Dinosaurs Giveaway.”

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

Preview the book app for Alphabet of Dinosaurs with an audio sample!

 

 WIN A FREE COPY of Five Little Ducklings Go To Bed (Elementary)

Five Little Ducklings Go To Bed is an adorable read-aloud featuring five mischievous ducklings.

NorthSouth Books is giving away 5 copies of Five Little Ducklings Go to Bed. To enter to win, send an email to hlennon@northsouth.com with the subject line of “Ducklings Contest” and please include your mailing address.

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

Get into the spirit of story-time with this activity kit for Five Little Ducklings Go to Bed!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design (All Grades)

Chip Kidd explains the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, as well as how to use those elements in creative ways… like putting the word “go” on a stop sign. Go is all about shaking things up, and kids will love its playful spirit and belief that the world looks better when you look at it differently.

Workman Publishing Company is giving away 15 copies of Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design. To enter to win, send an email to mrockliff@workman.com, with the subject line “Go Giveaway” and please include your school or library mailing address.

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

Listen to Chip Kidd introduce GO: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design in this audio clip!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of A Place for Butterflies (Elementary)

A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart is a fact-filled, colorful look at the life cycle and habitats of butterflies that calls on young readers do their part in protecting these beautiful insects.

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 free copies of this nonfiction picture book – just in time for spring lesson plans!

To enter to win your copy, send an email to niki@peachtree-online.com with the subject line “Butterflies Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. address — no PO boxes please)

Enjoy cross-curricular activities with this teaching guide for A Place for Butterflies!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of The Promise of a Pencil (High School)

Enter to win a free copy of The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun, the inspiring memoir of a young man who traded a lucrative career in finance to found Pencils of Promise, the groundbreaking organization that started with $25 and has now built more than 150 schools around the world.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of The Promise of a Pencil. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “The Promise of a Pencil Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Watch this video with author Adam Braun to learn about the origins of The Promise of a Pencil!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy: Acts of Kindness for Kids (Elementary)

Did your mom ever tell you it’s nice to be nice? Well she’s right, but the good news is it’s actually fun to be nice too. This cool and quirky title is full of ways to spread a bit of happy with some guerrilla acts of goodness.

Kane Miller Books is giving away 5 copies of Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy: Acts of Kindness for Kids by Bernadette Russell. To enter to win, send an email to lynn@kanemiller.com with the subject line of “Do Nice giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: June 15, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Check out this video to learn how Bernadette Russell came to create Do Nice, Be Kind, Spread Happy! 

 

09 May 2014 | Contests and Giveaways

One Response to “Contests & Giveaways | May 2014”

  • 1 Cathy S. Ruszel Says:

    Thank you for introducing these new resources and for the opportunity to win a copy free!

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