Contests and Giveaways | August 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 Awesome America (Elementary)

An accessible and comprehensive timeline and photographic overview of American history for readers ages 8-12 from TIME for Kids that highlights the milestone events and important people who have made America awesome. Time Inc Books is giving away 5 copies of Awesome America.

To enter to win, go to this link.

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

Find classroom activities in the Curriculum Guide.

BusyBuildersBusyWeekWin a free copy of Busy Builders, Busy Week! (Elementary)

Grades K-1 will love this adorable introduction to the days of the week as a team of busy builders constructs a wonderful surprise for the neighborhood!  Bloomsbury is giving away 5 copies of Busy Builders, Busy Week!

To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: August 16, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Find Storytime ideas in the Curriculum Guide.

SpaceBoyAndTheSpacePirateWin a free copy of Space Boy and the Space Pirate (Elementary)

Niko and his crew blast off to Planet Zorg to rescue cousin Sasha from a space pirate, but Niko’s pesky sister (or pirate, according to Niko!) commandeers his ship and leaves Niko and crew stranded. This clever story about the power of imaginative play will soon become a classroom favorite. Boyds Mills Press is giving away 5 copies of Space Boy and the Space Pirate.

To enter to win, click on this link.

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

Find discussion questions in the Curriculum Guide.

Stanley Gift BagWin 1 of 5 Stanley tote bags, filled with all of the Stanley books, including the all-new concept board books! (Elementary)

Enter to win an adorable Stanley tote bag, filled with copies of all of Stanley’s books! Included are: Stanley the Builder, Stanley’s Garage, Stanley the Farmer, Stanley’s Diner, and Stanley the Mailman. Also included are Stanley’s newest books, the concept board books Stanley’s Colors and Stanley’s Shapes! Peachtree Publishers is giving away 5 tote bags filled with books.

To enter to win, please send an email to publicity@peachtree-online.com with the subject line “TEACHINGBOOKS STANLEY GIVEAWAY” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: August 19, 2016 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore Stanley’s world in the Activity Kit.

IWantADogEnter to win a 3-book set of the Read and Write Series (Elementary)
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay
I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay
My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay

When cousins Dennis and Mellie decide to get pets, they must write an opinion essay. Dennis later writes a narrative essay about adventures with his dog, Clark Kent. “. . .breezy and engaging. . .,” says Booklist.

To enter, send an email to SueFoster@MimsHouse.com with the subject READ AND WRITE Series.

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

Find videos about how to use these books in the classroom at the book’s website.

LabyrinthLostWin a free copy of Labyrinth Lost! (High School)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone meets Beautiful Creatures with an infusion of Latin American tradition. A starred review from School Library Journal called this highly-original fantasy adventure “a compelling must-have for teens,” and Publishers Weekly hailed it for introducing readers to “an engrossing, Latin American–inspired fantasy setting and an irresistible heroine.” Sourcebooks is giving away fifteen copies of Labyrinth Lost.

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

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

Learn more about this fantasy world at the book’s website.

LevelThePlayingFieldIt’s an all-star look at women’s pro sports! Win a free advance copy of Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present and Future of Women’s Pro Sports. (Middle Grade)

While men’s pro sports command throngs of fans, media, attention and money, many of the world’s top professional female athletes aren’t valued or recognized equally for their talent. Level the Playing Field examines the root of this issue by taking readers through history of women’s pro sports, exploring how far we’ve come, and exposing what ground is left to gain. Owlkids Books is giving away 5 ARCs of Level the Playing Field!

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

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

Find out what the author thinks on her blog.

Choosing courage pbkWin a Free Copy of Choosing Courage by Peter Collier (Elementary/Middle School)

In partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Choosing Courage contains 26 true stories of character, selflessness, and heroism about Medal of Honor recipients. Great for reluctant readers! Artisan Books is giving away 10 copies of Choosing Courage.

To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to celebrate CHOOSING COURAGE!” and please include your mailing address.

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

Find ways to share this book with the discussion guide.

Win a Free Set of The Big Fat Notebooks from Workman Publishing (Middle Grade)

A complete middle school study guide with illustrated Wimpy Kid-esque interiors to keep students engaged. Workman Publishing is giving away 10 sets of all five Big Fat Notebooks.

To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want a BIG FAT NOTEBOOK!” and please include your mailing address.

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

Check out the How to Take Notes guide for your class.

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