Contests and Giveaways | June 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.

Animal_Planet_Animal_AtlasEnter to win a copy of Animal Planet Animal Atlas (Elementary)

This definitive atlas of animal life from Animal Planet gives students a continent-by-continent and habitat-by-habitat passport to adventure! Detailed maps, fun graphics, and illustrated animal tour guides make this informational text highly engaging.  Time Inc Books/Animal Planet/Discovery are giving away 5 copies of Animal Planet Animal Atlas.

To enter to win, go to this link.

Deadline: June 17, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Find classroom activities in the Curriculum Guide.

Kell_The_AlienEnter to win a copy of Kell, The Alien (Elementary)

Shipwrecked. Befriended. Hunted. Kell, and his BFF, Bree, must avoid the Alien Chaser’s Society, and at the same time help Kell’s family make a living by planning birthday parties. Their first party is an alien-themed party, and those crazy aliens totally blow it! Mims House Books is giving away 1 copy of Kell, The Alien.

To enter to win, send an email to suefoster@mimshouse.com with the subject line “Alien Giveaway.”

Deadline: June 24, 2016 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to a part of the book in this audio book excerpt.

FullSizeRender(6)Enter to win a copy of Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers (Middle School)

Clara Humble may seem like your average fourth-grader who doesn’t look before she leaps, but she has a secret: she thinks she might have super powers! And perfect timing too! Share in Clara’s misadventures as she learns to deal with rival students from R. R. Reginald moving in to her school and her favorite neighbor moving away. Owlkids Books is giving away 10 ARCs of Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers! PLUS your ARC will come with a bonus Clara Humble tote bag!

To enter to win, send an email to jemicah.marasigan@owlkids.com with the subject line “Clara Humble giveaway” and make sure to include your mailing address.

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

Find classroom activities with this activity sheet.

The_ClassEnter to win a copy of The Class (Elementary)

Count along with twenty young students from nineteen different homes as they get ready for their first day of kindergarten.  Alarm clocks go off and students all over town wake up and get ready for their big day. Some feel eager, others are nervous, and a few are even grumpy! But they all get dressed, eat breakfast, pack backpacks, and make their way to school, where they will meet their new teacher and become a wonderful new class. Boni Ashburn’s snappy rhyming text and Kimberly Gee’s adorable and diverse group of children make this a great pick for little ones getting ready for their first day of school. Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of The Class.

To enter, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “THE CLASS” and please include your mailing address.

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

Find out about Boni Ashburn at the author’s website.

The_Summer_Nick_Taught_His_CatsEnter to win a copy of The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read (Elementary)

It’s not easy to teach a cat to read, but one boy tries to anyway in this sweet and silly picture book debut that captures the challenges and rewards of learning to read. Nick loves to read books—and he loves to play with his cats, Verne and Stevenson. So naturally Nick decides it’s a great idea to teach his cats to read. But Verne and Stevenson don’t appreciate when Nick wakes them up with a flashcard that says NAP. Nick finally piques Verne’s interest with words like MOUSE and FISH. But not Stevenson’s. While Nick and Verne go to the library, Stevenson hides under the porch. Will Nick ever find a way to share his love of reading with his feline friends? Simon & Schuster is giving away 25 copies of The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read.

To enter, send an email to Education.Library@simonandschuster.com with the subject line “READING CATS” and please include your mailing address.

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

Learn about the Kate Berube at the illustrator’s blog.

Too_Many_MooseEnter to win a copy of Too Many Moose! (Elementary)

When Martha gets an unusual pet, she’s delighted by all of the fun things they do together! So, Martha quite merrily orders one more—and one more and one more and one more…until she’s in a major mess! Through silly, exuberant rhymes and marvelous alliteration, Martha learns that sometimes less is more in this madcap moose adventure. Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of Too Many Moose.

To enter to win, send an email to alex.yeadon@sourcebooks.com with the subject line of “Too Many Moose Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

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

Find activities at the Moose Mart Website.

First_Day_JittersEnter to win a copy of First Day Jitters (Elementary)

Teachers and kids have been going back to school with perennial favorite First Day Jitters for sixteen years. Enter the raffle and get the jitters! Charlesbridge is giving away 20 copies of First Day Jitters.

To enter to win, send an email to trademarketing@charlesbridge.com with the subject line of “Get the Jitters” and please include your mailing address.

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

Find activity ideas in this lesson plan.

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