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Contests & Giveaways | August 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 Evil Fairies Love Hair (Middle School)

Ali just needs to raise a flock of two-inch-tall fairies to be granted a wish. Easy, right? Unfortunately, things get “hairy” in this fun middle-grade fantasy.

Clarion Books is giving away 5 copies of Evil Fairies Love Hair by Mary G. Thompson. To enter to win, send an email to evilfairybook@gmail.com with the subject line “Hairy Fairies” and please include your mailing address. 

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

Deepen student understanding of character development with this Readers’ Theater script!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of My Zombie Hamster (Middle School)

My Zombie Hamster is a laugh-out-loud funny middle-grade debut. Matt’s parents give him a fluffy little mammal for Christmas, a hamster called Snuffles. But the hamster isn’t all that cute — at least not after part of its cheek and belly fall right off — without bothering it a bit!

Egmont USA is giving away 5 Advanced Reader Copies of My Zombie Hamster by Havelock McCreely. To enter to win, send an email to  michellebayuk@egmont.com with the subject line of “My Zombie Hamster on TeachingBooks.net” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 15, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child and Watch Out, Hollywood! More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child (Middle School)

In these funny books, Charlie C. Cooper, fashion trailblazer and reformed bully, navigates the social minefields of middle school. Will she be able to do the right thing, even if it costs her popularity?

HarperCollins is giving away 3 sets of both books in the series: Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child and Watch Out, Hollywood! More Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child by Maria T. Lennon. To enter to win, send an email to CharlieGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line “Middle Child” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 22, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Use this CCSS-aligned Discussion Guide for both books in the series!

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Three-Ring Rascals #1: The Show Must Go On! (Elementary)

The Show Must Go On!, now in paperback, is the first book in the Three-Ring Rascals series by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise. In their trademark style, bursting with humor and wordplay complemented by illustrations, documents, and graphics, The Show Must Go On! introduces a cast of talking animals in the friendliest and funniest family circus in the world.

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of The Show Must Go On! To enter to win, send an email to algonquinyr@algonquin.com with the subject line of “Three Ring Rascals giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 18, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Find Common Core related activities in this Educator Guide!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Dear Panda (Elementary)

With a little help from her neighbor, a panda from the zoo next door, Florence makes a friend at her new school. This quiet story about finding the confidence to make new friends is the antidote to many back-to-school anxieties.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of Dear Panda. To enter to win, send an email to marketingintern@owlkids.com with the subject line “Dear Panda giveaway” and make sure to include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 24, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Check out Miriam Latimer’s Personal Website!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of The Actual and Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher, plus a bonus copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Middle School)

Enter to win a free copy of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher by Jessica Lawson, a whip-smart retelling of the Mark Twain classic, written from the point of view of Tom’s supposed love interest, Becky Thatcher. Plus, you’ll also get a free copy of our fresh new redesign of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Compare notes and pick a side!

Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher and 25 copies of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Becky Thatcher Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Explore the elements of fiction with this CCSS-aligned Curriculum Guide!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast (Elementary)

Celebrate summer with Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast. Students (and teachers!) will love this charming collection of coastal-themed poems from award-winning children’s singer, songwriter, and poet Eric Ode.

Sasquatch Books is giving away 15 copies of Sea Star Wishes: Poems from the Coast. To enter to win, send an email to kreingold@sasquatchbooks.com with the subject line of “Sea Star Wishes Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 30, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Students can analyze each poem with these Activities!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of Lost and Found (Elementary)

When Justin loses the special hat his grandmother made for him, he looks everywhere he can think of to find it. Everywhere, that is, except the lost and found. Mr. Rumkowsky, the old school custodian, is the keeper of all the lost and found items, and everyone is afraid of him, including Justin.

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of Lost and Found — just in time for the start of a new school year!  To enter to win, send an email to niki@peachtree-online.com with the subject line “Lost & Found Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. (No P.O. Boxes, please.)

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

Check out this Interview with illustrator Adam Gustavson, which is full of his artwork!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of A Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry (Elementary)

August House is giving away 5 free copies of A Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry by the award-winning author, Steve Sanfield, to celebrate the September release of this timeless story. 

To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line “John Henry” and write two sentences about how you plan to use this classic picture book in your school. Please include your mailing address.

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

Hear Steve Sanfield share the history of his name

 

ThingsYouCanDo_promo_iPad_01WIN A FREE COPY of Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You! Book App (Elementary)

Join the Cat in the Hat as he teaches Dick and Sally all about the basics of healthy living! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Kids will love learning about a broad range of topics including getting enough exercise and sleep, the distance and speed of a typical sneeze, healthy eating, hygiene, drinking water, brushing teeth, and more through a Seussian-rhyming interactive story.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 3 copies of Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You! book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Oh, the Things You Can Do Giveaway”.

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

Preview this fun and interactive Book App on healthy living!  

 

WIN A FREE COPY of The Swamp Where Gator Hides (Elementary)

The Swamp Where Gator Hides is a fun tale about a gator who hides, still as a log. Only gator’s watchful eyes are able to be seen in the swamp. Taking place in the Florida Everglades, this subtropical climate provides ideal conditions for alligators, dabbling ducks, red bellied turtles, cottonmouth snakes, bullfrogs, white deer, great egrets, bobcats, sunfish and more. Who will gator have for lunch today?

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes. To enter to win, send an email to sandy@dawnpub.com with the subject line of “The Swamp Where Gator Hides giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Students will enjoy rhyme and rhythm with this Reader’s Theatre script!   

 

WIN A FREE COPY of The Princess in Black, plus a free t-shirt (Elementary)

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 copies of The Princess in Black, each with an adult T-shirt (size L) saying “This Princess Wears Black.” To enter to win, send an email to                                    anne.irza-leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line of “Princess In Black Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 4, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn more about The Princess in Black in this Interview with the authors, Shannon and Dean Hale!  

 

08 August 2014 | Contests and Giveaways

3 Responses to “Contests & Giveaways | August 2014”

  • 1 Joye Gulley Says:

    The books for giveaway are really great. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • 2 Mary Hundt Says:

    I really appreciate how these contests and giveaways are gathered in one spot. It’s fun to see the new books and apps. Having the chance to possibly win an item is a great plus!

  • 3 Lisa Williams Says:

    I won one of the copies of The Princess in Black from Teachingbooks.net and Candlewick Press! THANK YOU!!

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