Contests and Giveaways | October 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 Feeding the Flying Fanellis  (Elementary School)

What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them in the air? A lion with a gourmet palate? This collection of poems from a circus chef about the foods he makes for these amazing performers will leave kids in grades 1-4 hungry for seconds!

Carolrhoda Books/Lerner is giving away 3 copies of Feeding the Flying Fanellis by Kate Hosford, illustrated by Cosei Kawa. Enter to win.

Deadline: October 20, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Students can join the circus with the activities in this Curriculum Guide

 

Win a free copy of The Trouble with Ants (Elementary School)

Eleven-year-old Nora loves science! In book 1 in the new Nora Notebooks series, Nora gets an ant farm and is puzzled as to why the girls in her class would rather watch cat videos on a cell phone than learn the fascinating habits of ants. Thankfully, she has supportive parents and good friends who have no trouble with ants!

Knopf is giving away 3 copies of The Trouble with Ants: The Nora Notebooks, Book 1 by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Katie Kath. Enter to win.

Deadline: October 21, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Design a science experiment and more with this Curriculum Guide

 

Win a free copy of Romancing the Dark in the City of Light (High School)

A troubled teen living in Paris is torn between two boys: one encourages her to embrace life, while the other urges her to embrace her fatal flaws. Will Summer choose life or death in this compelling novel by a new voice in YA fiction?

St. Martin’s Press is giving away 3 copies of Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus. Enter to win.

Deadline: October 22, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Read Ann Jacobus’s BookPage Guest Post written for Suicide Prevention Week.

 

Win a free copy of A Prayer for World Peace (Elementary School)

Enter to win a copy of Jane Goodall’s prayer that appeals to all humankind, regardless of creed or background, a truly universal message of hope and ideal for readers who are awakening to the suffering caused by animal abuse, environmental degradation, and war.

minedition is giving away 15 copies of A Prayer for World Peace by Jane Goodall, illustrated by Iranian artist Feeroozeh Golmohammadi. To enter to win, email sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line “Teachingbooks.net giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Watch Jane Goodall introduce her book on International Peace Day. 

 

Win a free copy of Elwood Bigfoot, Wanted: Birdie Friends!  (Elementary School)

Elwood Bigfoot loves birdies, but for some reason, they seem afraid of him. Will he ever have a flock of birdie friends? Young readers will love this silly bigfoot and his heartfelt attempts to make new friends.

Sterling Books is giving away 3 copies of Elwood Bigfoot, Wanted: Birdie Friends! by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Nate Wragg. Enter to win.

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

Have fun with Elwood using this Activity Kit.

 

Win a free copy of Naughty Mabel (Elementary School)

Enter to win a free copy of Naughty Mable, a charmingly hilarious picture book from film and Broadway star Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott! Meet Mabel, the fanciest French bulldog the Hamptons have ever seen. Mabel is many things: sassy, classy (and sometimes a bit gassy!), but especially…naughty! Mabel’s always getting herself into trouble—and with style like hers, can you really blame her? As the hilarity ensues, Mabel and her parents learn that through thick and thin, naughty or nice, they’ll always be a family, just as they are.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of Naughty Mabel by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott, illustrated by Dan Krall. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “NAUGHTY MABEL Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Nathan Lane speaks about the book in this Author Interview

 

Win a free copy of The Power of Henry’s Imagination (Elementary School)

Enter to win a free copy of The Power of Henry’s Imagination, a picture book story about a little boy, his favorite toy and a very special power, from the team behind the phenomenally bestselling The Secret.

Aladdin is giving away 25 copies of The Power of Henry’s Imagination by Skye Byrne, illustrated by Nic George. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “The Power of Henry’s Imagination Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Discussion questions and extension activities are available in this Reading Group Guide.

 

Win a free copy of Scared Witless: Thirteen Eerie Tales to Tell (Elementary School)

To celebrate Halloween and spooky storytelling, August House is giving away 5 free copies of Scared Witless: Thirteen Eerie Tales to Tell by acclaimed Beauty and the Beast Storytellers Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton.

To enter to win your free copy of Scared Witless, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line “Scared Witless” and two sentences about how you plan to use this book of scary stories in your school. Please include your mailing address. 

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

Learn more about storytellers Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton at their Personal Website.

 

Win a free copy of Strictly No Elephants (Elementary School)

Enter to win a free copy of Strictly No Elephants, a stunning picture book about a boy and his tiny pet elephant who are excluded from pet club. Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet story captures the magic of friendship, the joy of having a pet, and the importance of inclusion.

Paula Wiseman Books is giving away 25 copies of Strictly No Elephant by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “STRICTLY NO ELEPHANTS Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Students can create their own pet club with this Activity Kit!

 

Win a free copy of the first Wildlife Rescue series book, Koala Hospital (Elementary School)

Koala Hospital, the first in the new 4-book Wildlife Rescue series, takes readers inside an Australian care center for sick, injured, and orphaned koalas. Stunning photos by award-winning photographer Suzi Eszterhas complement the informative text.

Owlkids Books is giving away 10 copies of Koala Hospital by Suzi Eszterhas. To enter to win, send an email to marketingintern@owlkids.com with the subject line “Koala Hospital giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 31, 2015  (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Get to know author/photographer Suzi Eszterhas in this Author Interview.

 

Enter to win the Middle Grade Historical Fiction giveaway! (Elementary School)

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 middle grade historical fiction packs featuring The Secret Mission of William Tuck by Eric Pierpoint and I Don’t Know How the Story Ends by J.B. Cheaney.

To enter to win, send an email to beth.oleniczak@sourcebooks.com with the subject line “Middle Grade Historical Fiction giveaway” and please include your mailing address.  

Deadline: October 31, 2015 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

An Educator Guide is available for both books! Here and here.

 

Win a free copy of The One Safe Place (Middle School)

Fans of R. L. Stine will love this creepy dystopian story about a young boy finding refuge in a drought stricken world. But, the Gabriel H. Penn Home for Childhood is no paradise and nothing is as it seems.

Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth. To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line “I want The One Safe Place for my class!” and please include your mailing address.

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

Prepare for a book talk with the Reader’s Guide!

 

Win a free copy of All for a Dime!: A Bear and Mole Story (Elementary School)

It’s Market Day! Bear has picked delicious blueberries. Mole has dug up yummy worms. Their friend Skunk made a new kind of perfume she knows will be a gigantic hit. The trio can’t wait to make big piles of dimes. But there are surprises both good and bad in store for the three friends as the farmers market gets underway.

Holiday House is giving away 10 copies of All for a Dime! by Will Hillenbrand. To enter to win, send an email to marketing@holidayhouse.com with the subject line “All for a Dime Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 15, 2015 (Open to U.S. addresses only)

In this Author Interview, Will Hillenbrand shares his hopes for readers of this book.

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2 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | October 2015

  1. Donna Gehring October 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity each month to win copies of these wonderful books.

  2. Sara Lewis October 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    Thank you! This is awesome!

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