Contests & Giveaways | October 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 Arto’s Big Move (Elementary)

Arto has lived in the snowy, cold North his whole life – and seven years is a long time. When his family moves down South, he has a hard time accepting it, until a new friend coaxes him out of his shell and shows him change doesn’t have to be so bad.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of Arto’s Big Move. To enter to win, send an email to marketingintern@owlkids.com with the subject line of “Arto’s Big Move giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 19, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

 To learn more about author Monica Arnaldo, visit her blog!

 

Win a free copy of Of Monsters and Madness (High School)

A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author.

Egmont USA is giving away 5 copies of Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday. To enter to win, send an email to michellebayuk@egmont.com with the subject line of “Of Monsters and Madness on TeachingBooks.net” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 21, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

To learn more about author Jessica Verday, visit her personal website!

 

Win a free copy of Spooky Season from the Bramble and Maggie Series (Elementary)

Maggie and her beloved horse, Bramble, find autumn and Halloween a little spooky! All of the books in Jessie Haas’s adorable Bramble and Maggie Series are perfect for grades K-3.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 copies of Spooky Season. To enter to win, send an email to SpookySeasonGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Spooky Season” and please include your mailing address.

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

This curriculum guide has discussion questions and activity ideas for each book in the Bramble and Maggie Series!

 

Win a free copy of Be a Changemaker: How To Start Something that Matters (High School)

Be a Changemaker is a how-to guide for kids on taking action to make a positive difference in their communities and the world. It’s hands-on, practical, and has numerous examples of real teens who’ve created projects and organizations that make a real difference.

Simon Pulse/Beyond Words is giving away 3 copies of Be a Changemaker. To enter to win, send an email to ChangemakerGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Changemaker” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 22, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

To learn more about author Laurie Ann Thompson, visit her personal website!

 

Win a free copy of Friendship Over (The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine) (Elementary)

Ten-year old Celie has quite a few things on her mind: fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won’t speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive when everything in her life is changing? Your students will love Celie’s heartfelt, realistic diary – the first in a fun new series for grades 3-5!

Boyds Mills Press is giving away 5 copies of Friendship Over (The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine). To enter to win, send an email to CelieGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Celie” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 23, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Need ideas on how to incorporate Friendship Over in your classroom? Use this educator guide!

 

Win a free copy of Miles is the Boss of His Body (Elementary)

On his 6th birthday, Miles finds himself being pinched, noogied, hugged too tight and tickled by his well-intentioned family and decides he’s had enough! When Miles decrees that he is the “boss of his body,” his whole family expresses support and respect for his personal boundaries. In a colorful, comic-book style, young kids will laugh while learning this potentially life-saving concept that can benefit them for years to come.

The Mother Company is giving away 5 copies of Miles is the Boss of His Body. To enter to win, send an email to taylor@themotherco.com with the subject line of “Miles Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. Everyone who enters will be awarded 20% off the cover price and free shipping.

Deadline: October 24, 2014 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find Common Core related activities in this teaching guide!

 

Win a free copy of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin book app (Elementary)

Join Spookley the Square Pumpkin in this special tale of diversity and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween… or any time of the year! Jump inside to find out how Spookley and the other pumpkins discover that being different can save the day!

In honor of Halloween and National Bullying Prevention Month, Oceanhouse Media is giving away 3 copies of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin digital book app for iOS devices! To enter to win, send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line of “Spookley Giveaway.”

Deadline: October 30, 2014 (Open to all addresses)

Preview the book app!

 

Win a free copy of The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream (Elementary)

Consider the dandelion, it lives life fully, flies with beauty, survives storms, endures darkness, and never gives up. It is one of nature’s greatest success stories. Like dandelions, each of us can make the world a brighter place. The trick is to bloom right where we are.

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream. To enter to win, send an email to sandy@dawnpub.com with the subject line of “Dream contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Find activities based on The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream in this lesson plan!

 

Win a free copy of Double Reverse (Middle School)

The Franklin High Panthers need a new quarterback. Freshman Jesse Wagner knows the plays, but he feels he’s too small to lead the team. Blending exhilarating plays and poignant life lessons, Double Reverse chronicles one team’s inspiring journey in conquering expectations and seeing themselves, not for how they look, but for what they can achieve.

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this middle-reader chapter book—perfect for football season and reluctant readers! Enter to win by sending an email to niki@peachtree-online.com with the subject line of “Double Reverse Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. No P.O. boxes, please.

Deadline: October 31, 2014 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Listen to author Fred Bowen, pronounce and share the story of his name.

 

Win a free copy of Spooky House from the Billie B. Mystery Series (Elementary)

Billie B. Brown is back, using her smarts and common sense in a new mystery series. Like the original early reader Billie B. Brown series, the Billie B. Mysteries showcase teamwork and co-operation and demonstrate reasoning and problem-solving skills in appealing stories featuring true-to-life, engaging characters.

Kane Miller Books is giving away 10 copies of Sally Rippin’s Spooky House, a Billie B. Mystery. To enter to win, please send an email to lynn@kanemiller.com with the subject line of “Billie giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Learn more about author Sally Rippin’s books at the Billie B. Brown Series website!

 

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3 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | October 2014

  1. Leslee Gantner October 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    What wonderful sounding books you are showing here! And free books are the way to a librarian’s heart, I’ll tell ‘ya!
    Thanks.
    Leslee Gantner

  2. Jeanette Lee October 17, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Thank you, Leslee!

  3. Donna Williams-Richter October 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Thanks for the Freebies! The only thing that is better is actually winning one of them!

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