Contests & Giveaways | February 2014

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 TeachingBooks.net.

WIN A FREE COPY of Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Middle School)

Plastic: It’s used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn’t belong—like in the Pacific Ocean? Follow along on a scientific expedition to find out how scientists studied the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and what alarming discoveries they made.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. To enter to win, send an email to publicityinfo@lernerbooks.com with the subject line of “Plastic, Ahoy Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 14, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Watch the book trailer!

WIN A FREE COPY of Ice Dogs (Middle School)

Champion musher Victoria Secord is an expert in surviving the unforgiving Alaskan bush. But when an injured “city boy” and a freak snowstorm catch Victoria and her beloved dog team by surprise, a routine trip becomes a life-or-death trek through the frozen wilderness. Readers will be spellbound by this high-stakes adventure novel of endurance and hope.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is giving away 5 copies of Ice Dogs! To enter to win, send an email to IceDogsGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Mush!” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 21, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Watch the book trailer!

WIN A FREE COPY of The Berenstain Bears Collection #1 Book App! (Elementary)

Dive into 6 exciting Berenstain Bears interactive book apps for young readers! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize each story with your own narration. Enjoy The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle, The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee, The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk, The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up, The Berenstain Bears’ Really Big Pet Show, and The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores, all in one convenient place.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 3 copies of The Berenstain Bears Collection #1 book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “The Berenstain Bears Collection #1 Giveaway.”

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (Open to all addresses)

Preview the book app!

WIN A FREE COPY of The Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale (Elementary) 

From the wacky world of Maynard Moose comes a Bully Goat who has a case of “Random Hostility Syndrome.” But he meets his match in Baby Troll who has a pure heart, a sharp mind, and she knows how to handle a bully! This picture book has flying bunnies, rude noises, and a CD along with a Moose to English glossary.

August House is giving away 5 copies of The Bully Goat Grim. To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line of “Teachingbooks Bully Goat,” and please include how you plan to use this picture book in your school and your mailing address.

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Read James Stimson’s blog!

WIN A FREE COPY of Josephine (Elementary)

Josephine is an extraordinary portrait of the passionate performer and civil rights advocate Josephine Baker, the woman who worked her way from the slums of St. Louis to the grandest stages in the world. Her powerful story of struggle and triumph is an inspiration and a spectacle, just like the legend herself.

Chronicle Books is giving away 3 copies of Josephine, the illustrated biography of legendary performer and civil rights leader, Josephine Baker. Enter to win here: http://budurl.com/TBJosephine

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Watch the book trailer!

WIN A FREE COPY of The Tweedles Go Electric (Elementary)

Meet the Tweedles: Papa, Mama, daughter Frances and her brother, Francis. It’s the dawn of a new century—the twentieth century!—and the Tweedles have decided to buy a car. But no gas guzzler for this modern family. Only an electric car will do for them.

Groundwood Books is giving away 10 copies of The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling and illustrated by Marie Lafrance. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@groundwoodbooks.com with the subject line of “Tweedles Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline February 28, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Visit Monica Kullig’s personal website!

ENTER TO WIN the Great Lemonade War! 

Schools across the United States can now partner with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to raise money for childhood cancer research by competing in the Great Lemonade War! This contest, inspired by the book The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, challenges schools to compete against each other to determine who can raise the most money through a lemonade stand project or other event.

For contest details and prizes visit: http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-lemonade-war

For contest registration please visit: https://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/great-lemonade-war/register

Deadline: April 11, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit the Lemonade War Series website!

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