Contests and Giveaways | May 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.

 

Enter to win a copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion (Elementary)

Astro was a tiny pup when he was found orphaned. The Marine Mammal Center cared for Astro until he could be released, but this sea lion kept coming back to the center. In anticipation of Jeanne Walker Harvey’s fall release of Honey Girl, a new true life animal adventure, we are giving away 10 copies of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion!

To enter, send an email to PR@arbordalepublishing.com with the subject line of “Astro Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 15, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find classroom activities in the Teacher Guide.

 

Enter to win a copy of Fielder’s Choice (Elementary)

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rick Norman’s baseball novel for kids, August House is giving away 3 copies of this timeless baseball story set with World War II as the backdrop. Norman’s humor has been compared to Mark Twain’s writing. Visit www.augusthouse.com to find a range of folktales from all over the world.

To enter, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use this book in your school. Be sure to place “Fielder’s Choice” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: May 20, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore concepts with the Teaching Guide.

 

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Win a free copy of Votes of Confidence (High School)

Just in time for what is already an extremely dynamic presidential election, author Jeff Fleischer has boldly taken up the challenge of political education in Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections. Packed with accessible information as well as entertaining anecdotes, this book will be invaluable to people learning about the voting process for the first time, and it might have something to offer to those of us who could use a refresher course as well.

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

Deadline: May 27, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore key concepts with the Study Guide.

 

2290947-0-Flora-totebagEnter to win a Friends of a Feather READ Together tote bag (Elementary)

In celebration of the release of Flora and the Peacocks, the third book in the series by Caldecott honor award-winning author and illustrator Molly Idle, Chronicle Books is giving away Friends of a Feather READ Together tote bags featuring exclusive art. Enter for a chance to win a Friends of a Feather READ Together tote bag: http://woobox.com/q9nvzx.

Deadline: May 31, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Preview the book for your class with the Book Trailer.

 

 

Win A Free Copy of Good Night, Baddies (Elementary)

Get to know the softer side of your favorite fairy tale baddies in this charming picture book. Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day they’re such baddies! But cozy at night at home among friends? Why, they couldn’t be nicer! Inspired by the mischief-makers from classic folk and fairy tales, this picture book shows that even the baddest baddies can have big hearts.

Beach Lane Books is giving away 25 copies of Good Night, Baddies written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Juli Kangas. To enter, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Good Night Baddies Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 31, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Listen to Deborah Underwood’s Audio Name Pronunciation.

 

Enter to win an Advanced Reader Copy of The Infamous Ratsos (Elementary)

Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just how tough they are, the Ratso brothers end up accidentally doing good deeds instead. This warmhearted chapter book shows that being tough all the time can be really tough.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 Advance Reader Copies of The Infamous Ratsos with classroom sets of Infamous Ratsos temporary tattoos. To enter, send an email to Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “Ratsos” and please include your mailing address.

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

Listen to author Kara LaReau’s Audio Name Pronunciation.

 

Win a free copy of The Lost Twin (Middle School)

The Lost Twin is the first book in a mesmerizing new middle-grade mystery series set in a creepily atmospheric boarding school, where Ivy must uncover the secrets behind her twin sister Scarlet’s disappearance before it’s too late.

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

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

Engage students in discussion with this Activity Kit.

 

Win A Free Copy of So, You Want to Be a Coder? (Elementary)

Covering everything from navigating the maze of computer languages to writing code for games to cyber security and artificial intelligence, So, You Want to Be a Coder? by Jane (J.M.) Bedell debugs the secrets behind a career in this diverse and state-of-the-art industry. In addition to tips and interviews from industry professionals, So, You Want to Be a Coder? includes inspiring stories from kids who are working with code right now, plus activities, a glossary, and helpful resources

Aladdin/Beyond Words is giving away 25 copies of So, You Want to Be a Coder? To enter, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “Coder Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 31, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Visit the Personal Website for J.M. Bedell.

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