Contests and Giveaways | February 2016

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 collection of 5 Anansi Story Cove picture books (Elementary)

To celebrate Black History Month, August House is giving away 3 free sets of 5 Anansi Story Cove picture books by award winning author, Bobby Norfolk: Anansi and the Pot of Beans, Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner, Anansi and the Tug O’War, Anansi Goes to Lunch, and Anansi and the Sky Kingdom. Visit www.augusthouse.com to find a range of folktales from all over the world.

To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use these timeless folktales in your school. Be sure to place “Anansi” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: February 21, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Use this lesson plan for Anansi and the Tug o’ War.

 

Win a free copy of Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose (High School)

Told through the raw and unflinching diary entries of a real teen, Mary Rose struggles with addiction, bullying, and a deadly secret. Her compelling story will inspire readers—and remind them that they are not alone.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of Dear Nobody. To enter to win, send an email to beth.oleniczak@sourcebooks.com with the subject line of “Dear Nobody Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 29, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find extras, like a book trailer, on the book website.

 

Win a free copy of Ida, Always (Elementary)

Ida, Always, by Caron Levis and illustrated by Charles Santoso, is a beautiful, honest portrait of loss and deep friendship told through the story of two iconic polar bears. Gus lives in a big park in the middle of an even bigger city, and he spends his days with Ida. Ida is right there. Always. One sad day, Gus learns Ida is very sick, and she isn’t going to get better. The friends help each other face the difficult news with whispers, sniffles, cuddles, and even laughs.

Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of Ida, Always. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Ida Always Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 29, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Check out the blog of author Caron Levis.

 

Win a free advance copy of My House is Alive! The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes (Elementary)

What’s that sound? Starting with a simple question, My House is Alive! takes readers on a tour of the basic inner workings of a house and explains the scientific reasons for the knocks, thumps, bangs, and booms we hear.

Owlkids Books is giving away 5 copies of My House is Alive! To enter to win, send an email to jemicah.marasigan@owlkids.com with the subject line “My House is Alive giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 29, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Read Scot Ritchie’s blog to learn about his journey as an author.

 

Win a free copy of The Night Gardener (Elementary)

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear and each one is more beautiful than the last. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to be an instant classic.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers is giving away 25 copies of The Night Gardener. To enter to win, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “The Night Gardener Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: February 29, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit Terry Fan’s website.

 

Win a free copy of Radioactive! (Middle School)

Radioactive! by Winifred Conkling is a dual biography of Irene Curie (Marie Currie’s daughter) and Lise Meitner, and how these two women have been swept under the rug of scientific history. Fans of Steve Sheinkin’s Newbery Honor winning Bomb will love this book, and it’s perfect for Women’s History Month in March.

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

Deadline: March 1, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Read author insights from Winifred Conkling.

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4 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | February 2016

  1. Suzanne Costner February 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    What a collection of titles!

  2. Sara Lewis February 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Definitely interested in Radioactive and other books for middle schools.

  3. Karen Kline February 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    This blog always shares great ideas and books. Thanks teachingbooks.net!

  4. Dee Johnson March 9, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    Amazing books to add to library collection! Students will love love them!

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