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.
Magic beans. A beanstalk. Readers will devour Stacy DeKeyser’s clever twist on the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” story quicker than you can say Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum!
Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon and Schuster is giving away 3 copies of One Witch at a Time. To enter to win, send an email to BewitchingGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Bewitch Me!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 16, 2015 (Open to: US addresses)
Facilitate conversation about One Witch at a Time with this discussion guide!
Jack Berenson, a phobia-plagued, checklist-making sixth grader, just wants a normal childhood, but he keeps getting caught up in his globe-trotting parents’ get-rich-quick schemes. Readers ages 9-12 — especially boys and reluctant readers — will love Jack’s hilarious misadventures!
Darby Creek/Lerner Books is giving away 3 sets of the Berenson Schemes books by Lisa Doan: Jack the Castaway, Jack and the Wild Life, and Jack at the Helm. To enter to win, send an email to SchemesGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Berenson Schemes” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 18, 2015 (Open to: US addresses)
Get informative and narrative essay prompts inspired by Jack the Helm from this activity guide!
Crinkle, crackle, CRACK! Winter’s frost is melting and the sounds foretell the coming of a new season. This rhythmic picture book by a Newbery medalist and a celebrated artist is full of surprises as a bear and a boy go in search of the first signs of spring.
Holiday House is giving away 5 copies of Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It’s Spring by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Shelley! To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Crinkle Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 20, 2015 (Open to US addresses)
Visit author Marion Dane Bauer’s personal website to learn more about her and her books!
Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries and learning about their cultures and customs. This informational picture book brings engaging nonfiction content to young readers by showing them how children just like them live around the world.
Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of A Ticket Around the World. To enter to win, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Ticket Around the World giveaway” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 22, 2015 (Open to US and Canadian addresses)
Check out illustrator Kim Smith’s blog!
On April 22nd each year, more than a billion people around the world join together to shine a spotlight on planet Earth. Let’s Celebrate Earth Day encourages young readers to learn about why this important holiday was created and the little things we can do to make big changes in the health of our planet.
Let’s Celebrate Earth Day is the most recent of 6 titles in the Holidays & Heroes series. Kane Press is giving away 10 paperback copies of Let’s Celebrate Earth Day. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TeachingBooks Earth Day” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: March 23, 2015 (Open to US and Canadian addresses)
Talking about the series? Learn how to pronounce Barbara deRubertis’s name.
Which body part, if spread out flat, would cover a tennis court? Stretched end to end, which body parts would wrap four times around the equator? What’s the hardest substance in the human body? In these pages you will discover the astonishing answers to these questions — and many more! Put your cerebral cortex to work. Follow the anatomical, poetic, and visual clues to make a guess, then read the science notes to check your powers of riddle reasoning. You’ll even find hints from the greatest poet of them all, William Shakespeare!
Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this humorous blend of riddles, science, and poetry, just in time to celebrate National Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day. To enter to win, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Random Body Parts Giveaway” and please include your mailing address. No PO boxes, please.
Deadline: March 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Introducing the book or author in your classroom? Use Leslie Bulion’s audio name pronunciation!
Beautiful Oops! is a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”— each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.
Workman Publishing is giving away 15 copies of Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to Celebrate Oops!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: April 1, 2015 (Open to US and Canadian addresses)
Learn more about the Celebrate Oops! campaign designed to build confidence and turn accidents into teaching moments.
Everyone knows Sir Sidney’s Circus is the best in the world, but who’s the star of the show? The rascals from the world’s friendliest family circus are back in this hilarious, fully illustrated story about teamwork.
Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Three-Ring Rascals: The Greatest Star on Earth. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to join the Three-Ring Rascals” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: April 1, 2015 (Open to US addresses)
Visit the series website for classroom activities!
To celebrate the launch of Forty Fun Fables by the award-winning creative team of Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton, August House is giving away 5 free copies of Forty Fun Fables and their highly acclaimed picture book, Priceless Gifts.
Enter to win your free copies of both books by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use this timeless book of fables in your school. Be sure to place “Forty Fun Fables” in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: April 5, 2015 (Open to US and Canadian addresses)
Explore trade and collaboration with this lesson plan for Priceless Gifts!
Spot is an app unlike any other. A visual adventure—one that is never the same twice—unfolds as you travel through spaces that transition into one another via the Pinch-and-Zoom feature of your iPad. With a pinch and a zoom, you move through dazzling scenes, delving into worlds within worlds rendered in gorgeous original artwork by three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is giving away 3 copies of Spot. To enter to win a free download code, tote bag, and journal, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line of “Teachingbooks.net SPOT giveaway” and please include your email address.
Deadline: April 15, 2015 (Open to all addresses)
Author David Weisner shares his motivation for writing Spot and resources about the app in this blog post.