Contests & giveaways | March 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 DOWNLOAD OF THE DIGITAL BOOK APP It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! (Elementary)

Reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution, the It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! digital book app tells the story of the fiercest predator in all the land and its quest for food. The app provides fascinating information about the prehistoric world, with amazing graphics and powerful sound effects.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 5 copies of It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! (app is for Apple devices only). To enter to win, send an email to info@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net T-Rex Contest Entry.”

Click here for a Teacher’s Guide for It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Deadline: March 27, 2013  (Open to US and international addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Testing (High School)

In Cia’s dystopian society it’s an honor to be chosen for The Testing. But it’s not enough to pass the Test. Cia will have to survive it.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is giving away 5 copies of The Testing. We will also include a Testing bracelet and a package of tattoos. To enter to win, send an email to amanda.barsuhn@hmhco.com with the subject line of “The Testing Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Click here to see the Educator’s Guide.

Deadline:  March 27, 2013   (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar (Elementary)

It’s easy to take a cookie out of the cookie jar: just reach in. But how does it get in there in the first place? It’s more complicated than you might think. George Shannon and Julie Paschkis take us on a delicious cookie journey, showing how many hands work together so that one hand can take the cookie out—and so that you can take a huge yummy bite!

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar by George Shannon, illustrated by Julie Paschkis. To enter to win, send an email to kidsschoolandlibrary@macmillanusa.com with the subject line of “Cookie Jar Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 27, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

  

WIN A FREE SIGNED COPY OF Being Henry David (Middle and High School)

Albert Whitman Teen is giving away 5 copies of Being Henry David. To enter to win, send an email to online@albertwhitman.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything–who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden by Henry David Thoreau. “This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers.” STARRED, Kirkus Reviews

Click here for the discussion guide.

Deadline:  March 31, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind (Elementary)

Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind is the second in a series of chapter books featuring a charismatic and funny central character. An only child with active, loving parents (and a most impressive lint collection), Jasper John Dooley is a true original.

Kids Can Press is giving away 5 copies of Book 2 in the series, Jasper John Dooley: Left Behind. To enter to win, send an email to libraries@kidscan.com with the subject line of “Jasper John Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 1, 2013   (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Windblown (Elementary)

Using the same small scraps of paper over and over again to create a new animal on each page, Édouard Manceau has created a timeless cumulative tale that will delight and enchant children as they try to figure out just who the pieces of paper belong to…

Owlkids Books is giving away 3 copies of Windblown. To enter to win, send an email to owlkids@owlkids.com with the subject line of “They belong to me!” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 1, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Girl of the Wish Garden (Elementary)

This beautifully written story, loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “Thumbelina,” was created in response to the gorgeous award-winning art of Nasrin Khosravi.

Groundwood Books is giving away 5 copies of The Girl of the Wish Garden. To enter to win, send an email to news@groundwoodbooks.com with the subject line of “WISH GARDEN CONTEST” and please include your mailing address.

Click here to see the book trailer.

Deadline: April 3, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Open This Little Book (Elementary)

Open this book and you will find … another book … and another … and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.

Chronicle Books is giving away 3 copies of Open This Little Book and a poster. To enter to win, please visit http://budurl.com/OTLB

Click here to see the book trailer.

Deadline: April 3, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT WITH Ethan Long, author of The Wing Wing Brothers (Elementary)

Enter to win a visit with the amazing Ethan Long during Mathematics Awareness Month in April! Tell us how you use The Wing Wing Brothers books to help meet your curriculum objectives—and make math fun!

One Grand-Prize Winner will receive:

• A free 30-minute Skype school visit with author-illustrator Ethan Long
• Signed copies of The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular! and The Wing Wing Brothers Carnival De Math.
• A set of ten Holiday House math books—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards

 Two Lucky Classrooms will receive:

• Signed copies of The Wing Wing Brothers Math Spectacular! and The Wing Wing Brothers Carnival De Math.
• A set of Holiday House math titles—all aligned with the Common Core State Standards

To enter to win, go to the Holiday House Books for Young People’s Facebook page and tell them how you use the Wing Wing Brothers books in your classroom. Feel free to get creative and post photos. Have you made your own Wing Wing Brothers puppets to help teach your classroom how to add and subtract? Or have you used any particular method the characters use in the book?

Deadline: April 10, 2013  (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A COMPLETE SET OF THE NEW iMATH series (Elementary) 

iMath is a 30 book leveled reader series created to align with the Common Core (10 books in each level – K-2, 3-4, 5-6).  This storyline approach uses real life situations and open-ended questions to strengthen critical thinking skills and promote discussion.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 complete sets of their newest series, iMATH. To enter to win, send an email to info@norwoodhousepress.com with the subject line “iMath Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 15, 2013  (Open to US addresses only)

 

ENTER TO WIN ORIGINAL ART FROM Patricia Polacco (Elementary)

Patricia Polacco loves teachers! Show how much you appreciate Patricia Polacco by entering for a chance to win original art.

Penguin Young Readers Group and School Library Journal are giving away original art from Patricia Polacco and a classroom set of her books. To enter to win, go to slj.com/patriciapolaccosweepstakes and fill in the entry form.

Deadline: April 30, 2013  (Open to US addresses only)

 

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