Contests & giveaways | October 2013

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via

WIN A FREE COPY of The August House Book of Scary Stories (Elementary and Middle School)

Contributed by storytellers who work in school settings, the stories in The August House Book of Scary Stories have been crafted for telling out loud and tested before the most discerning critics, the students. This collection works on many levels: as an enticement for reluctant readers, as a resource book for educators, or as a collection for kids to share in the classroom.

August House is giving away 13 copies of The August House Book of Scary Stories. To enter to win a free copy, send an email to with the subject line, “August House Scary Stories Contest” and describe how you will share these stories with students in your school. Please include your mailing address and contact information.

Deadline: October 13, 2013 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)


 WIN A FREE COPY of Hunter Moran Hangs Out (Middle School)

Twins, Hunter and Zack, have a small problem to solve. After erecting a rickety lookout tower high in a tree in nearby Werewolf Woods, they discover suspicious activities going on around the town: a probable ax murderer is hiding in the cellar of an empty house, Bradley, the neighborhood bully, is poking at what must be dead bodies in the pond, and a suspicious letter arrives for Mom. This irresistible companion to the hilarious Hunter Moran Saves the Universe is filled with comical characters, lots of mischief, and plenty of heart.

Holiday House is giving away 5 copies of Hunter Moran Hangs Out and its companion book, Hunter Moran Saves the Universe, signed by two-time Newbery Honor winner, Patricia Reilly Giff. To enter to win, “Like” Holiday House on Facebook and share the Hunter Moran Hangs Out giveaway on your own Facebook page. Winners will be randomly chosen from all shares.

Hear Patricia’s name pronunciation.

Check out this interview with Patricia Reilly Giff about contest companion book, Hunter Moran Saves the Universe.

Deadline: October 15, 2013 (Open to U.S. addresses)


WIN A FREE COPY of Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale (Elementary)

In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho sets out to find his father who traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the border.

Abrams Books for Young Readers is giving away 3 copies of Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh. To enter to win, email with the subject line of “ Pancho Rabbit Giveaway,” and please include your mailing address.

Hear Duncan’s name pronunciation.

Deadline: October 30, 2013 (Open to U.S. addresses)

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