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.
Yellow spiders! Blue butterflies! Green lizards! Get little kids started on learning with a color concept book that features their favorite animals. Lyrical text by Janet Lawler is mixed with the awe-inspiring images of National Geographic field biologist and wildlife photographer Tim Laman.
National Geographic Kids Books is giving away 10 copies of RAIN FOREST COLORS. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of “Win a copy of Rain Forest Colors” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: June 12, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Develop literacy and math skills with the Common Core Guide!
Win a free copy of CAST OFF (Middle Grade)
It’s swashbuckling adventure on the high seas when 12-year-old Petra De Winter stows away aboard the Golden Lion headed for the East Indies. Bram, son of the ship’s carpenter and himself an outcast, helps disguise Petra as a boy, and the two face pirates, mutiny, and worse!
Dial Books is giving away three copies of CAST OFF. To enter to win, send an email to CastOffGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Ahoy!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: June 17, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Delve into story elements with the Discussion Guide!
Win a free copy of SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG (Elementary)
Using the spaceship he built from a box and a little imagination, Niko blasts into space with his toy robot and his dog in search of an adventure. The only one not invited is his sister, Posh, who keeps trying to insert herself into Niko’s story.
Boyds Mills Press is giving away three copies of SPACE BOY AND HIS DOG. To enter to win, send an email to SpaceBoyGiveaway@gmail.com with the subject line of “Blast Off!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: June 22, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Students can join the space adventure with activities from the Curriculum Guide!
Enter to win a free GALACTIC HOT DOGS Teacher Kit, which includes a copy of the book, a GALACTIC HOT DOGS hat, and 25 bookmarks! Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the cosmos and staying crazy busy…
Star Wars meets Adventure Time in this new blockbuster series written by Max Brallier and illustrated by Rachel Maguire. Simon & Schuster is giving away 10 GALACTIC HOT DOGS Teacher Kits. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Galactic Hot Dogs Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: June 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Activities like imagining your own food truck are ready to use in the Reading Group Guide!
You’ll be amazed to discover all the different reasons why animals have spots! What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they have them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to the many ways in which animals benefit from their spots.
Peachtree Publishers is giving away 10 copies of this graphically compelling picture book that shows the youngest readers how animals use their spots in nature. An afterword tells a little bit more about each animal and where it lives, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end! Enter to win your copy by filling out the form at http://bit.ly/1FhC3Iu.
Deadline: June 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses. No PO Boxes, please.)
Engage students using the Teacher’s Guide!
Win a free copy of THE ART OF SECRETS (High School)
When Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a mysterious fire, possibly a hate crime, her Chicago high school rallies around her. However, the true story of the fire that sets events in motion, and what happens afterward, gradually comes together in an innovative narrative made up of journal entries, interviews, articles, letters, text messages, and other documents.
Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Edgar Allen Poe Award Winning Book for Best YA Mystery, THE ART OF SECRETS. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to know The Art of Secrets!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Learn the story behind the book in this Author Interview!
Win a free copy of CHOOSING COURAGE (Middle School)
In partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, CHOOSING COURAGE by Peter Collier contains 26 true stories of character, selflessness, and heroism about Medal of Honor recipients. Great for reluctant readers!
Artisan Books is giving away 10 copies of CHOOSING COURAGE. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to celebrate CHOOSING COURAGE!” and please include your mailing address.
Deadline: July 1, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)
Look forward to the forthcoming Teacher’s Guide!