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.
Shaping Up Summer is the new, final book in the Math in Nature series—four picture books that help kids engage with primary math concepts, one for each season. The cross-curricular series is illustrated with paper collage artwork throughout, and teacher’s guides are available for each book.
Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of Shaping Up Summer. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Shaping Up Summer giveaway” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 20, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)
Enjoy the lesson plan for Shaping Up Summer!
Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 Charlie Bumpers prize packs! Nine winners will receive one hardcover copy of Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year, and one galley of Charlie Bumpers vs. The Really Nice Gnome (April, 2014). One Grand Prize winner will receive one hardcover copy of Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year, one hardcover copy of Charlie Bumpers vs. The Really Nice Gnome, and one audio book CD of Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year (performed by author and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Bill Harley).
To enter to win students must write a story about a time they faced some sort of obstacle like Charlie. Teachers may send the stories in to Peachtree Publishers via email or mail. Stories can be silly or serious; true or fictional; about school, home, or extra-curriculars! Email: email@example.com. Mailing address: Peachtree Publishers/ Publicity Dept./ 1700 Chattahoochee Ave./ Atlanta, GA 30318
Deadline: March 26, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Check out the Charlie Bumpers series website!
From K.G. Campbell, illustrator of this year’s Newbery award-winning Flora and Ulysses comes The Mermaid and the Shoe: a gorgeously illustrated story about finding one’s purpose.
Kids Can Press is giving away 10 copies of The Mermaid and the Shoe. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Mermaid” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 28, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)
Listen to an audio name pronunciation with K.G. Campbell!
Win a free copy of Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo! In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance (and splashy ending!) will have readers clapping for more!
Chronicle Books is giving away one signed copy of Flora and the Flamingo, plus a poster and bookmarks! Enter here: http://budurl.com/TBFlora
Deadline: March 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)
Enjoy this Meet-the-Author Book Reading with Molly Idle!
Join Tyrannosaurus Rex, the fiercest predator in all the land, as she shatters the stillness of the prehistoric forest with a loud, pounding sound! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Come along and see what Tyrannosaurus Rex finds to eat in this exciting storybook app!
Oceanhouse Media is giving away three copies of It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line of “It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex Giveaway.”
Deadline: March 31, 2014 (Open to all addresses)
Preview the book app!
If you love Maynard Moose tales then be forewarned, this book might just be the funniest yet. The fourth installment in the Maynard Moose series provides the back-story about Little Moose’s struggle with going to sleep each night. She is Maynard’s youngest cousin and his favorite kin. This whimsically illustrated story also includes a CD along with a Moose to English glossary.
August House is giving away seven free copies of The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TeachingBooks Little Moose” and please include how you plan to use this picture book in your school as well as your mailing address.
Deadline: April 14, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)
Listen to an audio name pronunciation with Willy Claflin!
Coming this August from Walden Media and The Weinstein Company: the feature film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s revered dystopian novel The Giver.
In celebration of The Giver’s silver screen debut, Walden Media is giving away a trip for two to The Giver Movie Premiere in New York City. Airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and meals are all covered.
Enter to win here: www.walden.com/giversweepstakes. For further details, please visit: http://www.walden.com/official-rules-the-giver-sweepstakes.
Deadline: June 30, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Watch the video book trailer!