Contests & Giveaways | February 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


LittleCritterWin a free promo code for the Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter Book App (Elementary)

In Mercer Mayer’s Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter, the kids of Critterville are getting ready to deliver their valentines. Little Critter has a very special valentine to deliver, too — who will it be for?

Oceanhouse Media is giving away 5 promo codes for their new digital book app for iOS! Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter will be the perfect addition to any February 14th festivities, so this month’s contest period is a short one, ending 2/12/15! To enter to win, please send an email to with the subject line of “Little Critter Valentine.” No need to send physical addresses; the prize is digital only.

Deadline: February 12, 2015 (Open to anyone)

Learn how to remember the pronunciation of Mercer Mayer.


Win a free copy of Anton & Cecil: Cats at Sea (Elementary)

In the tradition of The Wind in the WillowsStuart Little, and Poppy come two cat brothers whose curiosity about the world and passion for adventure takes them on a journey from their harborside home to see places and creatures beyond their wildest imaginings. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate each chapter. Now in paperback.

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Anton & Cecil: Cats at Sea by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin. To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line of “Anton & Cecil giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadine: February 20, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Have your students imagine what it’s like to be a cat at sea using this activity guide


Win a free copy of Earmuffs for Everyone!, plus a pair of earmuffs (Elementary)

Written by the author-illustrator of Pop! and Daredevil!, this heartwarming picture book tells the true story of how Chester Greenwood became known as the inventor of earmuffs during the cold Maine winter of 1873.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 10 copies of Earmuffs for Everyone! along with 10 earmuffs. To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line of “Earmuffs for Everyone! Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 28, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

 Find out what inspires Megan McCarthy’s non-fiction in this author interview.


Win a free copy of P. Zonka Lays an Egg (Elementary)

Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellow of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can’t understand why she never lays eggs like they do — they think she’s just plain lazy. But when P. Zonka finally decides to give egg-laying a try, the other chickens are in for a spectacular surprise!

Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this original folktale inspired by the Ukranian art of pysanky — perfect for lessons on Easter celebrations around the world. To enter to win, send an email to                              with the subject line “P. Zonka Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. No PO Boxes, please.

Deadline:  February 28, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Learn how to pronounce Julie Paschkis.


Win a free copy of St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice (Elementary)

When St. Patrick has driven all but one crafty snake out of Ireland, the mice — Ryan, Brian, and Tulla — devise a risky plan of their own to help St. Patrick rid Ireland of the wily reptile. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice by Joyce A. Stengel.

Pelican Publishers is giving away a copy of St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice autographed by Joyce A. Stengel. To enter to win, please email with the subject line “I’d like to be entered to win a signed copy of St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice!” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 28, 2015 (Open to all addresses)

During your St. Patrick’s Day celebration students can perform this Reader’s Theatre Script.


WB 2 CoversEnter to win Set #2 of Writing Builders (Elementary)

Writing Builders helps students become better writers by joining in on the fun as friends in the story learn the basics of the writing process. Concepts include brainstorming, outlining, first drafts, revising, and the finished piece. From writing a research report to building a website, each book covers a different writing project.

Norwood House Press is giving away the newest six titles in Writing Builders for 2015. To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line “Writing Builders” and please include your mailing address and title.

Deadline: February 28, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Ready to use Teachers’ Notes with Correlations to the Common Core for the whole set.


TimmyFailure copyVote 4 Failure! (Middle School)

The New York Times best-selling adventure continues — and this time, we need YOUR help! In his fourth memoir to date, Timmy Failure is hittin’ the road in a cross-country trip. It’s a world gone mad, where good becomes bad and Timmy Failure is a condemned man.

For this fourth Timmy Failure adventure, we want YOU to choose the subtitle and cover art! Log on to the Timmy Failure website,, and choose between two subtitle and cover art options. The one that receives the most votes will be the subtitle and cover art of the fourth Timmy Failure book! So make your pick, cast your vote, and tell your friends! This is your chance to contribute to GREATNESS.

Deadline: March 15, 2015 (Open to anyone)

Stephan Pastis introduces the Timmy Failure Series in this Meet-the-Author Book Reading.



One Response to Contests & Giveaways | February 2015

  1. Lin Edmonston February 11, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    Not sure what I should be commenting on other than to say I would love to win a book and really like

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