Contests and giveaways | September 2012

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 PRIZE PACK FROM OWLKIDS BOOKS! (Elementary and Middle School)

Owlkids Books is giving away a prize pack (approx. value $200) that includes:

 

 

  • A year-long subscription to Chirp, chickaDEE, or OWL magazine for the classroom
  • A selection of books appropriate for the grade level of your choice
  • Posters, bookmarks, stickers, and buttons to use as prizes or reading incentives
  • A class set of Owlkids tote bags (max. 35 students)

To enter to win, “Like” Owlkids Books on Facebook and leave a comment describing the best moment of your school year so far.

Deadline: September 21, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Cadillac Chronicles by Brett Hartman (High School)

Sixteen year-old Alex Riley’s top priorities in life are to find his long-absent father and a girl with a decent set of breasts, but his mother has a knack for sabotaging his plans. To advance her political career, she takes in an elderly black man named Lester Bray, who arrives with a cherry Cadillac and an old man’s personality. It takes only a week for Alex’s mother to ask Lester to leave. That makes Alex angry. On the morning of his eviction, Lester and Alex set out on a road trip, ostensibly to find the boy’s father in Fort Lauderdale. They cross through un-navigated political, racial, and personal territory. Cadillac Chronicles explores what it means to—finally—find a real friend.

Cinco Puntos is giving away 5 copies of Cadillac Chronicles to the first five people who contact us. To enter to win, send an email to jessicapowers@cincopuntos.com and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 26, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Hunter Moran Saves the Universe by Newbery Medalist, Patricia Reilly Giff (Middle School)

Twins Hunter and Zack have a small problem to solve: They must save their town from a diabolical dentist who is planning to blow it to smithereens. But first they have to hold a funeral for an incriminating report card before it breaks their mother’s heart, hide a cello that has been demolished, and keep their father from finding out what they did to his laptop. This irresistible novel, filled with comical characters, lots of mischief, and plenty of heart, will have readers cheering for this dynamic duo and have fans begging for more.

Holiday House is giving away 5 SIGNED copies of Hunter Moran Saves the Universe. To enter to win, “Like” Holiday House on Facebook and leave a comment describing a favorite childhood mischief-filled memory you have.

Deadline: September 26, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF Racing Home by Adele Dueck (Middle School)

12-year-old Erik never wanted to leave Norway. Coming to Minnesota was bad enough, but now his mother and stepfather are taking them all even further north to Canada. This award-winning middle-grades novel is a valuable resource for learning about prairie pioneers settling, farming and building a life in the West. It’s tied up into a fast-paced story of cowboys and horses that’s especially encouraging to boy readers.

Coteau Books is giving away 5 copies of Racing Home. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@coteaubooks.com with the subject line “RACING HOME CONTEST” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 26, 2012

WIN A FREE COPY OF When Dinos Dawned, Mammals Got Munched and Pterosaurs Took Flight (Elementary and Middle School)

A handbook for the dinosaur enthusiast, this is the third book in Hannah Bonner’s award-winning prehistoric trilogy. Lively text paired with the author’s colorful, scientifically accurate paintings and funny cartoons yields a book that feels part reference, part fantasy and 100 percent original. Jam-packed with researched facts, this book also includes age-appropriate appendices — including a timeline of earth — making it an excellent curriculum source.

National Geographic Kids Books is giving away 3 copies of When Dinos Dawned. To enter to win, please send an email to karen@mmpublicity.com with the subject line “WHEN DINOS DAWNED” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 28, 2012

WIN A FREE TEACHER PACK FOR Floors by Patrick Carman (Elementary)

Introduce Floors, by New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman, to your students with this fun Teacher Pack! The pack includes a discussion guide, a tee-shirt to raffle off, and 25 collectible cards.

Scholastic is giving away 200 Floors Teacher Packs. To enter to win, send an email to BookGiveaways@Scholastic.com and please include “Floors Teacher Packs” in the subject line and your mailing address in the body.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

WIN BOOKS 1 & 2 in Neal Shusterman’s Unwind Series and a classroom set of the reading group guide (High School)

Don’t miss your chance to read and discuss these gripping, thought-provoking YA novels.

Simon & Schuster will award five winners with the following:

  • A copy of Unwind in paperback
  • A copy of UnWholly in hardcover
  • A classroom set of the reading group guide

To enter to win, send an email to kids.marketing@simonandschuster.com and please include “UnWholly” in the subject and your mailing address in the body.

Deadline: September 30, 2012

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