Contests and Giveaways | September 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 Ghostlight (Middle Grade)

When Avery and Julian film their ghost story at spooky Hilliard House, the “imaginary” dangers in their movie threaten to become very real. This new spine-tingling novel for grades 4-8 is a great read-aloud for Halloween!

Knopf is giving away 3 copies of Ghostlight. Enter to win using this link.

Deadline: September 16, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Use the Discussion Guide to engage readers in a new way.

 

Win a free copy of Teaching with Story (Elementary)

To celebrate the start of the new school year, August House will give away 3 copies of Teaching with Story by Margaret Read MacDonald, Jen Whitman MacDonald and Nat Whitman.

To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line of “Teaching with Story,” and write 1-2 sentences about how you plan to use this valuable resource book in your classroom. Please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 21, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to Margaret Read MacDonald’s Audio Name Pronunciation.

 

Win a free copy of Fab Four Friends (Elementary)

Told through a lyrical text and stunning paintings, this book spotlights four ordinary boys growing up amid the rubble of postwar England who found music to be a powerful, even life-saving, force.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of Fab Four Friends. To enter to win, send an email to katie.halata@gmail.com with the subject line of “Fab Four Friends” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 23, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Listen to author Susanna Reich introduce and pronounce her name.  

 

Win a free copy of Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation (Elementary)

Thomas Jefferson was not only a proud Founding Father of the United States, he was also a planter, gardener, inventor, and foodie, dedicated to making the country grow in reputation, size, produce, and spirit. This book relies on extensive research to paint a portrait of this passionate patriot and planter.

Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights for Children, is giving away 5 copies of Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@calkinscreekbooks.com with the subject line of “TJ Grows a Nation Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 25, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Enhance reader connections to the book with this Educator’s Guide.

 

Win a free copy of The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics. (Middle School)

Why should kids care about politics? What are politics, and why do we need them? Written in a conversational voice by a political reporter, this book argues that everyone is a politician. It will help young readers understand why politics matter to them, and why they matter to politics.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics. To enter to win, send an email to marketingintern@owlkids.com with the subject line of “The Art of the Possible giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: September 30, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Visit the Personal Website of illustrator Julie McLaughlin.

 

Win a free library edition copy of Billie B. Brown: The Copycat Kid (Elementary)

Being the new girl’s buddy is a very important job. Billie is excited! But what happens when the new girl starts to copy everything Billie does? Will she still want to be friends with The Copycat Kid?

Kane Miller Books is giving away 10 library edition copies of Sally Rippin’s Billie B. Brown: The Copycat Kid. To enter, please send an email to lynn@kanemiller.com with the subject line “Billie giveaway.” Please include your mailing address.

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

Find ideas for using the book in the classroom with these Teacher Tips

 

Win a free copy of Fur, Fins, and Feathers (Elementary)

All his life, Abraham Dee Bartlett loved animals. He eventually became superintendent in the London Zoo, where he dramatically improved the conditions of the zoo to ensure that the animals could be happy and healthy. This picture book biography of the man who helped to create the modern zoo features charming illustrations and supplementary materials.

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Fur, Fins, and Feathers by Cassandre Maxwell. To enter to win, send an email to giveaway@eerdmans.com with the subject line of “FFF Giveaway.” No need for an address – Eerdman’s will contact the winner.

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

Build curriculum connections to the book with this Educator’s Guide.

 

Win a free copy of Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods (Middle School)

Readers of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will love this. It has the same concept but with lumberjack folklore. Be prepared to be spooked by these 20 chilling tales from the wilderness.

Workman is giving away 10 copies of Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods by Hal Johnson. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to dive into the lumberwoods!” and please include your mailing address.

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

Visit the Book Website for activities, quizzes, and more.

 

Win a free copy of Look and Be Grateful (Elementary)

In this meditative and joyful book by Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola, a young boy awakens with the dawn, opens his eyes and looks closely at his world. He admires all that surrounds him, large and small, from the radiant sun to a tiny, but exquisite, lady bug. Simply told, penned in graceful hand-lettering and illustrated with jewel-like paintings, this inspiring picture book encourages each one of us to be thankful.

Holiday House is giving away 10 copies of Look and Be Grateful. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@holidayhouse.com with the subject line of “Look and Be Grateful Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Check out ready-to-use discussion questions in this Lesson Plan.

 

Win a free copy of The Witch’s Boy (Middle School)

With a deft hand, acclaimed author Kelly Barnhill takes classic fairy tale elements – speaking stones, a friendly wolf, and a spoiled young king – and weaves them into a richly detailed narrative that explores good and evil, love and hate, magic, and the power of friendship.

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of The Witch’s Boy. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to read The Witch’s Boy to my class!” and please include your mailing address.

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

Learn about the origins of the book in this Author Essay by Kelly Barnhill.

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