Contests and giveaways | May 2012

We occasionally learn of special, free, and enjoyable opportunities for you that we feel support the mission of TeachingBooks. This month, we hope you enjoy learning about the following opportunities (in order of deadline):

WIN A FREE COPY OF Aunty Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic (Elementary)

A Chinese American girl’s Auntie Yang discovers soybeans—a favorite Chinese food—growing in Illinois, and their family starts a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Lee & Low Books is giving away 3 copies of Aunty Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic (2012).

To enter to win, send an email to publicity@leeandlow.com.

The subject line should be “Aunty Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic contest entry” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 23rd, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Bitterblue (High School)

Return to the Graceling Realm with Bitterblue (Penguin, 2012), the sequel to Graceling and companion to Fire. Now eighteen and believing her advisors are overprotecting her, Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle at night to walk the streets of her own city—disguised and alone—risking her life as well as her heart.

Enter to win a copy from Penguin by emailing danika@teachingbooks.net with the subject line “Graceling Realm” and please include your mailing address.

Go here to view the trailer.

Deadline: May 23rd, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Hanging Off Jefferson’s Nose: Growing Up on Mount Rushmore (Elementary)

This book tells the story of Lincoln Borglum, son of the great sculptor Gutzon Borglum who envisioned one of our country’s most iconic monuments. Lincoln was raised on the mountain and finished the project after his father’s death. Lincoln’s story can’t be told without also describing the fourteen-year evolution of Mount Rushmore.

Enter to win by emailing danika@teachingbooks.net with the subject line “Jefferson’s Nose” and please include your mailing address.

Go here to download activities and more.

Deadline: May 23rd, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Glass Castle (High School)

New York Times bestseller for more than 5 years, an ALA Alex Award winner, and the recipient of multiple state award commendations, The Glass Castle (Simon & Schuster, 2009) is a favorite among high school teachers, YA librarians, and teens.

Five lucky winners will receive a copy of The Glass Castle. Enter to win by emailing danika@teachingbooks.net with the subject line “Glass Castle” and please include your mailing address.

Download the reading group guide here.

Deadline: May 24th, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Molly’s Organic Farm (Elementary)

Inquisitive and mischievous, a homeless little cat scampers through—and suddenly finds herself in the wondrous world of an organic farm! Affectionately named “Molly” by the farmers who discover her, she romps, naps, and hunts among the vegetables. Based on a true story, Molly will touch children’s hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically.

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of Molly’s Organic Farm (2012). To enter to win, send an email to danika@teachingbooks.net with the subject line “Molly’s Organic Farm”and include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 31st, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats (Elementary)

One winner will receive 4 prizes:

– a signed copy of Barbara Joosse’s new book, Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats
– a digital download of “Old Robert’s Jig”
– a CD of kid/parent friendly music by The Happy Racers titled Ready Set Go which includes more of Barbarba Joosse’s songs
– a DVD, “Your Story, Your Way”

To enter to win, send an email to streetsing@aol.com with the subject line “Sea-silly Giveaway” and include your mailing address.

Find more resources, including Barbara Joosse’s kid-friendly music, here.

Deadline: June 4th, 2012

 

4 Responses to Contests and giveaways | May 2012

  1. Stephanie Angelette May 18, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    Love your contests and book trailers!!!

  2. Bonnie Close May 19, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Wonderful thing you are doing here. I am not a teacher myself, but MANY of my friends are. I posted your offer ALL OVER my FB page and twittered you so they will all know. Will expect you’ll have a few new visitors over the next couple days. Thank you, and God Bless. ~BB

  3. Julie Phiffer June 3, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Love the book

  4. Kelly Beam Brown June 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Love your giveaways…do you ever share who the lucky winners are?

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