Contests & giveaways: May 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):
 
FREE BOOK FRIDAY with Lerner Publishing Group (Middle School)

Visit the Lerner Books Blog at www.lernerbooks.blogspot.com every week for Free Book Friday and enter to win great new books! This week, two lucky winners will receive Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg by Tanya Anderson, which brings one of the Civil War’s most famous battles to life through the eyes of a young teenager.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away two copies of Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg. To enter to win, visit the “Free Book Friday: Tillie Pierce” blog post and leave a comment with your name and email address.

Explore this extension activity: Taking Tillie’s Path: An Activity Using Google Earth

Deadline: May 31, 2013 (Open to US addresses only)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, & Biruté Galdikas (Middle – High School)

# 1 New York Times Best-Selling author Jim Ottaviani presents a non-fiction graphic novel with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.

First Second Books is giving away three copies of Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. To enter to win, send an email to mail@firstsecondbooks.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net / Primates Give-Away” and please include your mailing address.

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

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book (Middle School)

 

Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling is the creative companion to the bestselling Origami Yoda series and offers readers easy-to-follow instructions for creating custom doodles, drawings, folded paper crafts, letters, games, and much more. A 16-page color insert, which includes ten sheets of perforated origami paper and two photo-ready backdrops, completes this do-it-yourself book.
 
Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, is giving away three copies of Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling. To enter to win, send an email lmihalick@abramsbooks.com with the subject line of “Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling” and please include your mailing address.

See origami video instructions on the book’s website.

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

 

WIN A COPY OF I Scream, Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles (Elementary)
 
Chronicle Books is giving away three copies of I Scream, Ice Cream. New York Times Bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s wacky, wonderful “Wordles” will have students giggling – and making their own! To enter to win, please visit: http://budurl.com/TBnetISIC

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

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Platypus Police Squad by Lunch Lady author Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Elementary)

Welcome to the Platypus Police Squad! Hotshot rookie detective Rick Zengo and hard-nosed old-timer Corey O’Malley must fight to keep the streets of Kalamazoo City clean in the first illustrated middle-grade series from the creator of the hit Lunch Lady graphic novels.

Walden Pond Press is giving away three copies of Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked. To enter to win, send an email to WaldenPondPress@gmail.com with the subject line of “Platypus Police Squad Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. Three winners will be selected at random.

Check out the Platypus Police Squad Book Trailer

Deadline: June 5, 2013 (Open to US addresses only)

 

WIN A FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE DIGITAL BOOK APP Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (Elementary)

Full of good wishes and sage advice, this tale chronicles a cheerful little guy in a yellow jumpsuit as he makes his way in the world. Use the Record and Share feature to capture precious memories of all family members.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away five copies of  “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss App” (app is for Apple devices only).  To enter to win, send an email to info@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – contest entry.”

Deadline: June 6, 2013 (Open to US and Canadian addresses)

 

WIN A MOVIE PRIZE PACK FOR The Great Gatsby (High School)  

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby is now a major motion picture from director Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Simon & Schuster are giving away 25 The Great Gatsby movie prize packs, which include a t-shirt, screen wipes, water bottle, and movie tie-in paperback.  To enter to win, send an email to education.library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line of “Great Gatsby” and please include your mailing address.

See the reading group guide and the official movie site.

Deadline: June 7, 2013 (Open to US addresses only)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey Del Mambo! (Elementary)

From musical prodigy on the streets of Harlem to five-time Grammy Award winner, Tito’s life was full of rhythm. This toe-tapping bilingual tribute to the King of Mambo will delight and inspire young and old.

Rayo/HarperCollins is giving away three copies of Tito Puente, Mambo King. To enter to win, send an email to TitoGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line “Mambo!” and please include your mailing address.

See the book guide.

Deadline: June 10, 2013 (Open to US addresses only)

 

WIN A FREE COPY OF The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise & a Skype visit with Geoff Rodkey (Middle School)

Thirteen-year-old Egg’s life has never been easy growing up on pirate-infested Deadweather Island, but it gets even harder when his family disappears in a freak accident. The first book in the Chronicles of Egg series is a swashbuckling adventure filled with action, intrigue, and—you guessed it—pirates.

Penguin Young Readers Group is giving away 25 copies of Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise. To enter to win, send an email to schoolandlibrary@us.penguingroup.com with the subject line of “Chronicles of Egg Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

*** One lucky contestant will also win a Skype visit with author Geoff Rodkey!

See the series website.

Deadline: June 11, 2013 (Open to US addresses only)

 

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