Contests and giveaways | January 2013

Each month we share information about 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 ADVANCE READING COPY & GOODY BAG for Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (Middle School)

Meet “detective” Timmy Failure, star of the kids’ comedy of the year, created by New York Times best-selling cartoonist Stephan Pastis.

Enter to win one of five Timmy Failure goody bags by emailing Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “Timmy Failure” and please include your mailing address.

Visit http://timmyfailure.com/ for information about the book, Stephan Pastis, news & reviews, fun stuff, and more.

Deadline: January 22, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian residents)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Poetry Friday Anthology (Elementary)

The Poetry Friday Anthology: Poems for the School Year with Connections to the Common Core includes 36 poems for each grade level, K-5 (a poem-a-week for the 9 months of the typical school year). This book also includes activities that connect to the Common Core standards.

TeachingBooks.net is giving away two copies of The Poetry Friday Anthology by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. To enter to win, please email danika@teachingbooks.net with the subject line “Common Core and Poetry” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 24th, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian residents)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen (Middle and High School)

Susin Nielsen peoples The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen with a cast of fabulous characters, dark humour, and a lovable, difficult protagonist struggling to come to terms with the horrible crime his brother has committed. This novel was the winner of the 2012 Governor General’s Award for Best Children’s Text!

Tundra Books is giving away three copies of The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen. To enter to win, send an email to tundra@mcclelland.com with the subject line “Henry K. Larsen Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 24th, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian residents)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Tooth Mouse (Elementary)

Kids Can Press is giving away ten copies of The Tooth Mouse. To enter to win, send an email to libraries@kidscan.com with the subject line “Tooth Mouse Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

To download a Baby Tooth Tracker chart, click here.

Deadline: January 31, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian residents)

 

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best, Valentine Ever (Elementary)

Leon makes the perfect valentine to express his love for Zoey Maloney, but this valentine has other ideas. “Love is yucky, kid!” the card yells and leaps out the window. Will true love triumph?

Dial Books for Young Readers is giving away five copies of The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best, Valentine Ever. To enter to win, send an email to yuckyvalentine@gmail.com with the subject line “Pick me!” and please include your mailing address.

Click here to download a free Valentine Activity Kit based on the book.

Deadline: January 31, 2013 (Open to U.S. residents only)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Edition (Elementary)

Amelia Bedelia will be 50 years young in 2013, and you’re invited to her birthday party! The celebration kicks off on January 29, 2013—Amelia Bedelia Day. Greenwillow Books is giving away 50 copies of the special Amelia Bedelia 50th Anniversary Edition of the I Can Read classic, now with a beautiful foil cover.

Click here to enter to win and to download a Party Kit, which includes decorating and hosting tips, name tags, activities, and a make-your-own-bonnet craft!

Deadline: February 1, 2013 (Open to U.S. residents only)

 

NOMINATE YOUR CLASS for OWL Magazine’s Ambassadors for Change Classroom of the Month!

OWL Magazine and Free the Children want to know what your class is doing to make a change in your community or around the world. Are you and your students organizing a fundraiser or planning a special project for a cause? To enter your class, tell your story and send a photo to change@owlkids.com.

OWL Magazine will highlight a class of the month starting in January 2013. Nominations are welcome from students, parents, and teachers.

Deadline: None (Open to all)

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