Each month we 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 That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone, an Anthology of Essays from Around the World, edited by J.L. Powers (High School)
Coming of age during a time of war: fighting, dying, surviving. First-person accounts from around the world. “War’s most vulnerable victims, stepping up to have their say.” (Kirkus)
Cinco Puntos is giving away 5 copies of That Mad Game to the first five people who contact us. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “That Mad Game” in the subject line. Please include your mailing address.
Deadline: August 28, 2012
WIN A FREE COPY OF Outcasts of River Falls by Jacqueline Guest (Middle School)
It’s 1912. A well-bred young city girl, Kathryn, is in for a shock when she is sent to live with her aunt. Kathryn’s family has hidden her Aboriginal heritage from her, and she is about to learn some hard truths, in this latest novel from the winner of the American Indian Youth Literature Award.
Coteau Books is giving away 5 copies of Outcasts of River Falls. To enter to win, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “OUTCASTS CONTEST” and please include your mailing address.
Download the study guide as well as free study guides for many other Coteau titles.
Deadline: 12 noon EST on August 28, 2012
WIN A FREE COPY OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL Unwind by Neal Shusterman (High School)
“A thought-provoking, well-paced read that will appeal widely.” (School Library Journal, starred review)
“Gripping, brilliantly imagined futuristic thriller.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Simon & Schuster is giving away 5 copies of Unwind, now available in paperback!
To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include “Unwind” in the subject and your mailing address in the body.
Click here to learn more about the Unwind Series and get ready for Book 2: UnWholly, on sale August 28th!
Deadline: August 28, 2012
WIN A FREE COPY OF The Secret Life of Money! (Middle and High School)
Using anecdotes, engaging comics, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections, The Secret Life of Money will help readers understand cash from an entirely different angle. From why we buy what we buy to how charities and credit cards work, adults may learn a thing or two too!
Owlkids Books is giving away 3 copies of The Secret Life of Money. To enter to win, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your mailing address and use the subject line “SHOW ME THE MONEY.”
Download a free activity kit for the book with discussion questions, activities, worksheets, and more!
Deadline: August 31, 2012
WIN A VISIT TO YOUR LIBRARY FROM Dav Pilkey! (Elementary School)
Enter this sweepstakes co-sponsored by Scholastic and School Library Journal for the chance to have Dav Pilkey, author of Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Scholastic, 2012), visit your library!
Open to librarians in the US. For more information and to enter this sweepstakes click here.
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers will be released on August 28th!
Deadline: September 15, 2012