Contests & Giveaways | January 2015

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 LET’S CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS’ DAY (Elementary)

The stories of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are told in a single book not only to celebrate the important February holiday but to compare and contrast the lives of these two towering Americans. Though they lived at different times, they shared similar problems, triumphs, and traits of leadership. LET’S CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS’ DAY is one of six titles in the Holidays & Heroes series with more titles to come.

Kane Press is giving away 10 paperback copies of LET’S CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS’ DAY. To enter to win, send an email to info@kanepress.com with the subject line “TeachingBooks Presidents’ Day” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 20, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Keep an eye on the series website for activities.

 

Win a SICK SIMON Care Package (Elementary)

Enter to win a free SICK SIMON Care Package, which includes a copy of the book, hand sanitizer, tissues, and a poster! In this clever and prescriptive picture book from Dan Krall, the author-illustrator of THE GREAT LOLLIPOP CAPER, Sick Simon learns that having a cold isn’t nearly as much fun as he thought! It’s the perfect addition to any classroom or library, especially during cold and flu season.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 10 SICK SIMON Care Packages. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Sick Simon Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Learn tips to stay healthy with this activity kit.

 
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Win a promo code for the Byron Barton Collection book app (Pre School)

Byron Barton books are famous for their cute, chunky illustrations and easy to read text. Interact with 4 special vehicles and learn all about the different types of trains, planes, boats, and trucks that we see all around us every day.

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 5 promo codes for their Byron Barton Collection digital book app for iOS! The collection contains 4 animated books that toddlers and vehicle-minded preschoolers will love: TRAINS, PLANES, BOATS, and TRUCKS. To enter to win,  send an email to press@oceanhousemedia.com with the subject line “Byron Barton Giveaway.” No need to send physical addresses; the prize is digital only.

Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Open to anyone)

Preview the digital book app.

 

Win a free copy of CLAUDE ON THE SLOPES (Elementary)

Claude and Sir Bobblysock go to the Snowy Mountains to swish down the powdery slopes. They throw snowballs, learn to ski, and enter a snow-sculpture contest. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue.

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this delightfully absurd early chapter book!

To enter to win, send an email to niki@peachtree-online.com with the subject line “Claude & Sir B Giveaway” and please include your mailing address (no PO Boxes please).

Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Learn more about the Claude series on the author’s blog.

 

Win a free copy of GOING HOME: THE MYSTERY OF ANIMAL MIGRATION (Elementary)

This book is like a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion to travel, sometimes over long distances, often skipping many meals. The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration – loaded with additional tips for teachers.

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of GOING HOME: THE MYSTERY OF ANIMAL MIGRATION. To enter to win, send an email to sandy@dawnpub.com with the subject line “Going Home contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Bring the story to life with a Reader’s Theatre Script

 

Win a free copy of INFANDOUS (High School)

Sephora Golding lives in the shadow of her beautiful mother. They scrape by in Venice Beach, but Sephora has always felt lucky. Then she meets Felix, and the fairy tale takes an unimaginable turn.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of INFANDOUS by Elana K. Arnold. To enter to win, send an email to lstille@lernerbooks.com with the subject line “Infandous Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Check out twenty topics for classroom discussion.

 

Win a free copy of PILLS AND STARSHIPS (High School)

Win a free copy of PILLS AND STARSHIPS by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet. Millet’s not-too-distant dystopia future deals directly with the consequences of global warming and our changing climate.

Akashic Books/Black Sheep is giving away 5 copies of PILLS AND STARSHIPS. To enter to win, send an email to susannah@akashicbooks.com with the subject line “TeachingBooks: Pills and Starships” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Engage students with prepared discussion questions

 

Win a free copy of A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE: A HURRICANE KATRINA STORY (Elementary)

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas, the story of the survival of Patience and 18 other African Penguins from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is cause to celebrate!

Sleeping Bear Press is giving away 5 copies of A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE: A HURRICANE KATRINA STORY (2015 release). To enter to win, send an email to intern@sleepingbearpress.com with the subject line “Patience,” tell us what your favorite Sleeping Bear Press title is and why, and please include your mailing address (no PO Boxes please).

Deadline: February 1, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Incorporate the book into your curriculum with ready-to-use activity pages.

 

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One Response to Contests & Giveaways | January 2015

  1. Mary Ann Kuntz January 20, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Thank you so much for the chance to get newly published and very timely books into the hands of my students and teachers. I have thoroughly enjoyed the books which I have won and have shared them with many classes in the media center. Thank you for helping to stretch our budgets a little further!

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