Contests and Giveaways | March 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 free set of Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga (Elementary)

Gentle exercises to help children start their school day confident and empowered, or to feel calm and centered after a busy afternoon, are woven into these two charming picture books by educator Mariam Gates.

Sounds True is giving away 10 sets of Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga books. To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: March 15, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Host a yoga story hour.

 

Win a free copy of Can I Eat That? (Elementary)

New York Observer restaurant critic Joshua David Stein is passionate about food and he wants kids to be too, so he presents a clever approach to talking about food that will engage good eaters and resisters alike. Questions range from the practical, “Can I eat a sea urchin?” and “Can I eat a jellyfish?” to the playful “Do eggs grow on eggplants?” and “Can I eat a tornado?!” This includes offering alternative foods to try from different cultures and cuisines such as ‘tonnato’ and ‘tournedos,’ satisfying a children’s inquisitive nature and development (and could be perfect before lunch or snack time!).

Phaidon is giving away 10 copies of Can I Eat That? by Joshua David Stein, illustrated by Julia Rothman. To enter to win, email sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line of “Teachingbooks.net Can I Eat That? giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 18, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Get creative with this activity pack.

 

Win a free copy of Carlota Wouldn’t Say Boo (Elementary)

What if a child doesn’t need to talk? A story filled with words about a girl who won’t speak? How crazy-fun!” says illustrator Emilio Uveruaga. “I illustrated Carlota so that it could be read in two ways: text and illustrations, which “talk” like Carlota; and with no words, telling her story just like in a silent film. Surely, adult readers will be able to find the connection to these references amongst the pages of Carlota.” Booklist included Carlota Wouldn’t Say Boo in their 2016 Spring Youth Preview of “especially notable” new titles.

NubeOcho is giving away 10 copies of Carlota Wouldn’t Say Boo by José Carlos Andrés, illustrated by Emilio Uberuaga. To enter to win, email sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line of “Teachingbooks.net CARLOTA giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 18, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore the website of author José Carlos Andrés.

 

Win a free copy of Reproductive Rights: Who Decides? (High School)

This compelling nonfiction resource offers a complete history of reproductive rights around the world. Author Vicki Wittenstein sensitively tackles the subject with informative, short chapters, lots of photos and sidebars, a glossary, timeline, and more.

Twenty-First Century Books/Lerner is giving away 5 copies of Reproductive Rights: Who Decides? To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: March 18, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Have a conversation with discussion questions about each chapter. 

 

Win a free copy of Over on the Farm (Elementary)

Welcome to the farm, where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop, hens peck, and turkeys strut! Count, clap, and sing along to the classic tune of “Over in the Meadow” while learning about life on a classic farm. This book is a delight for children and adults alike with charming illustrations and a potpourri of valuable information about farm animals and suggestions for child-friendly activities. Plus there are free downloadable lesson plans aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.

Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of Over on the Farm. To enter to win, send an email to bruce@dawnpub.com with the subject line of Farm Contest” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 21, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit this resource page to add up the animals and more.

 

Win a free advanced copy of Half-Truths and Brazen Lies (Middle School)

It’s a book that tells nothing but the truth about lying! Why do we lie? What types of lies are there? And when is it okay or even good to tell a lie? From forgeries and hoaxes to plagiarism and placebos, Half-Truths and Brazen Lies offers historical anecdotes, scientific studies, and sociocultural analyses to help unpack the complex world of untruths.

Owlkids Books is giving away 5 copies of Half-Truths and Brazen Lies. To enter to win, send an email to jemicah.marasigan@owlkids.com with the subject line “Half-Truths and Brazen Lies giveaway” and make sure to include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 31, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to author Kira Vermond talk about her name.

 

Win a free copy of You Were Here! (High School)

Told from multiple points of view through a mix of prose, graphic novel panels, and word art poetry, You Were Here takes you on an unforgettable journey of friendship, heartbreak, and inevitable change.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of You Were Here. To enter to win, send an email to beth.oleniczak@sourcebooks.com with the subject line of “You Were Here Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: March 31, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Spark discussion with questions from author Cori McCarthy.

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