Contests and Giveaways | April 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 copy of Brick by Brick and Why? (Elementary)

Enter to win a copy of Brick by Brick by Giuliano Ferri and Why? by Nicolai Popov, two books from minedition that reflect on themes quite relevant with what’s going on in the world: each covers the issue of tearing down walls, learning to work with one another, and peace.

minedition is giving away 10 copies of Brick by Brick and Why? To enter to win, email minedition@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net minedition giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Check out the blog of illustrator Nikolai Popov.

 

Win a free copy of The Seagoing Cowboy (Elementary)

Beginning in 1945, while Europe struggled with the desolation left by years of war, over 7,000 men and boys traveled on ships as seagoing cowboys caring for horses and cows being sent to Europe to help with reparations. This charming picture book for grades 1-3 brings this fascinating piece of American history to young readers.

Brethren Press is giving away 5 copies of The Seagoing Cowboy. To enter to win, go to this link.

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

Use the curriculum guide for discussion and activity ideas.

 

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Win a free copy of This Is Not a Book (Elementary)

This Is Not a Book by Jean Jullien, one of today’s most popular graphic artists and creator of the “Peace for Paris” symbol, is playfully deceptive and designed to challenge readers to think creatively about objects in their daily lives by transforming what lies between the covers into a fridge full of food, a laptop, a theater and more. The fun and unusual format full of Jullien’s distinctive and bold illustrations will encourage new readers to suspend their disbelief and play with the book.

Phaidon is giving away 10 copies of This Is Not a Book by Jean Jullien. To enter to win, email sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks.net This is Not a Book giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Watch this interview about illustrator Jean Jullien. 

 

Win a free copy of Let’s Celebrate Memorial Day (Elementary)

On the last Monday in May, when spring flowers are in bloom and summer is just around the corner, we celebrate Memorial Day by remembering all the brave men and women in our armed forces who gave their lives to protect our country, our freedoms, and us. Let’s Celebrate Memorial Day is one of 10 titles in our Holidays & Heroes series.

Kane Press is giving away 10 paperback copies of Let’s Celebrate Memorial Day. To enter to win, send an email to info@kanepress.com with the subject line of “TeachingBooks Memorial Day.” Please be sure to include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 18, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to author Barbara deRubertis introduce and pronounce her name.

 

Win a free copy of Ancient and Epic Tales From Around the World (Elementary)

To celebrate the April launch of Heather Forest’s new book, Ancient and Epic Tales From Around the World, August House is giving away 5 copies of the final installment from the award winning trilogy, “Tales From Around the World.”

To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com with the subject line “Ancient & Epic” and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use this collection of epic folktales in your school. Like sharing stories and folktales from the world’s great oral traditions? Visit their website at www.augusthouse.com to find a range of folktales from all over the world.

Deadline: April 22, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to author Heather Forest’s audio name pronunciation

 

Win a free copy of Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of the Earth’s Most Dominant Species (Middle School)

With fascinating facts on every page, Last of the Giants by Jeff Campbell chronicles the giant animals and apex predators pushed to extinction in the modern era. As it profiles each extinct and endangered animal, this book also focuses on the conservation efforts that are trying to preserve the world’s remaining giant species before they are lost forever.

Zest Books is giving away 10 copies of Last of the Giants. To enter to win, send an email to publicity@zestbooks.net with the subject line of “Last of the Giants Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 22, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore the book’s topics with the study guide.

 

Win a free copy of The Artist and Me (Elementary)

A bullying story rooted in the life of Vincent van Gogh, we’re giving you a chance to win a free copy of The Artist and Me! Inspired by true events, this story is told by a bully who reflects on taunting painter Vincent van Gogh. Using vibrant colors and textures reminiscent of van Gogh’s art, The Artist and Me touches on peer pressure, art education, and social/emotional development.

Owlkids Books giving away 5 copies of The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock. To enter to win, send an email to jemicah.marasigan@owlkids.com with the subject line “Artist and Me giveaway” and make sure to include your mailing address.

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

Lead conversation with these classroom discussion prompts.

 

Win a free copy of Bartholomew Quill (Elementary)

Tour the animal kingdom from a crow’s point of view in this whimsical mix of science and poetry from award-winning author Thor Hanson. Follow along with the young crow Bartholomew as he attempts to discover what type of animal he is and where he fits into the world – a dilemma young readers will surely relate to!

Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, is giving away 5 copies of Bartholomew Quill. To enter to win, send an email to nbanholzer@sasquatchbooks.com with the subject line of “Bartholomew Quill Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 30, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit the personal website of illustrator Dana Arnim.

 

Win a free copy of Just Like Me (Middle School)

Just Like Me is a funny, uplifting summer camp story about unlikely friendships and finding your place in the world from Nancy J. Cavanaugh, the award-winning author of This Journal Belongs to Ratchet.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of Just Like Me. To enter to win, send an email to alex.yeadon@sourcebooks.com with the subject line of “Just Like Me Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 30, 2016 (Open to: U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Delve into the book with the discussion guide.

 

Win a free copy of Let’s Play! and a tote bag (Elementary)

It’s only a yellow dot…but what a dot it is! Readers won’t be able to resist this jaunty, adventurous dot, nor its invitation to play along, with the latest book from New York Times bestselling author Hervé Tullet. In celebration of the release of Let’s Play! from the author that brought you Press Here and Mix It Up!

Chronicle Books is giving away signed copies of Let’s Play! and an adorable tote bag. Enter for a chance to win: http://woobox.com/sjf98v.

Deadline: April 30, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Go behind the book with Hervé Tullet.

 

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