Contests and Giveaways | October 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.

scarieststoriesevertoldShare your plans to win 7 copies of Scariest Stories Ever Told! (Elementary/Middle Grade)

To celebrate the launch of Scariest Stories Ever Told by Roberta Simpson Brown (The Queen of the Cold-Blooded Tales), August House is giving away 7 copies. Kirkus Reviews described her new collection of scary stories as, “…original short chillers just right for sharing with unsuspecting middle graders.”

To enter to win, send an email to steve@augusthouse.com and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use this collection of scary stories in your school. Be sure to place “Scariest Stories” in the Subject line of your email.

Deadline: October 20, 2016 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn about what inspires scary stories in this Author Interview.

 

the-girl-the-gypsy-and-the-gargoyleEnter to win a copy of The Girl, the Gypsy and the Gargoyle! (Middle Grade)

Michelangelo once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” But what if an unscrupulous sculptor could trap someone inside a block of stone, just so he could carve them? Follow Laurel and Jassy on a journey toward darkness that produces not one, but two miracles. Deliciously creepy (but not horrifying!), give your students a satisfying Halloween read.

To enter, send an email to Sue.Foster@MimsHouse.com with the subject Girl, Gypsy, Gargoyle. Please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 25, 2016 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Listen to an audio excerpt of the book.

 

piratesandshipwrecksEnter to win free copies of two books from the Mystery & Mayhem series! (Elementary)

Tales of survival are as old as humanity! In Survival: True Stories, the second book of the Mystery & Mayhem series, readers discover accounts of survival that required innovation, a thirst for adventure, and even a bit of brutality. And Pirates and Shipwrecks: True Stories introduces readers to the perils of sailing the high seas, whether sailors find themselves battling the elements, pirates, or both. Nomad Press will give away 20 copies.

To enter to win, send an email to rachel@nomadpress.net and include your name, email, the name of your institution, and mailing address.

Deadline: October 30, 2016 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Find questions for readers with the Teacher’s Guide.

 

journeyEnter to win a free copy of Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West! (Elementary)

This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years’ time. Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, is giving away 3 copies of Journey.

To enter to win, send an email to nbanholzer@sasquatchbooks.com with the subject line of “Journey Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: October 30, 2016 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Find teaching ideas in the Teacher’s Guide.

 

cinderellaattheballEnter to win a complete set of 14 Fairy Tales & Folklore books! (Elementary)

Newly re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look, these Beginning-to-Read books by Margaret Hillert foster independent reading and comprehension. Fairy Tales and Folklore retell classic stories in an easy format.

To enter to win 1 of 3 complete sets, please email info@norwoodhousepress.com with your shipping address. Please put “Fairy Tales & Folklore” in the subject line.

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (open to all addresses)

Get reading skill building exercises with the Teacher’s Guide.

 

iamjosephineEnter to win a free copy of I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing)! (Elementary)

It’s an upbeat picture book exploring how kids are part of the larger world of living things!  Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She’s also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing—all identities she explores with readers in this charmingly simple informational picture book. This book will help children recognize themselves as part of the natural world. OWLKIDS BOOKS is giving away 5 copies of I Am Josephine (And I Am a Living Thing)!

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

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn more about the author at her website.

 

girlinchargeEnter to win a picture book bundle! (Elementary)

A set of four new picture books:
– Max at Night, the follow up to the New York Times bestselling Max the Brave
– The Storybook Knight, from the author/illustrator team behind The Snatchabook
– Isabella: Girl in Charge, the newest book in the New York Times bestselling Isabella picture book series
– Cara’s Kindness by Olympic gold medalist and New York Times bestselling author Kristi Yamaguchi.
Sourcebooks is giving away ten picture book bundles.

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

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn about famous historical women with the Isabella: Girl in Charge Activity Kit.

 

catchyoulatertraitorEnter to win a free copy of Catch You Later, Traitor by Avi! (Elementary/Middle Grade)

A great book for units on American history and themes of bullying, Newbery medal winner Avi is back with another gripping mystery set around the red scare in the 1950s. Algonquin Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Catch You Later, Traitor.

To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to use Catch You Later, Traitor in the class” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Get useful classroom activities in the Educator Guide.

 

overinthegrasslandsEnter to win a free copy of Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna! (Elementary)

The African grasslands teem with classic animals. Children will “stalk” like lions, “squirt” like elephants, and “slurp” like giraffes! Plus they will count to ten and sing along to the classic tune of “Over in the Meadow” while learning about the animals of the African grasslands. Dawn Publications is giving away 10 copies of Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna.

To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Find a fun game to play while reading this book in the Activity Guide.

 

thisismeEnter to win a free copy of This Is Me by Jamie Lee Curtis! (Elementary)

A great book for units on immigration, This Is Me explores through the eyes of a diverse class, who we are and where we come from. Workman is giving away 10 copies of This is Me.

To enter to win, send an email to Trevor@workman.com with the subject line of “I want to use This Is Me in the class” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: November 1, 2016 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Use lesson plans from the Educator’s Guide.

 

2 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | October 2016

  1. Natalie Christensen October 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    The email entry for this contest got sent back as no user at sasquatchbooks.com.:

    Enter to win a free copy of Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West! (Elementary)

    To enter to win, send an email tonbanholzer@sasquatchbooks.com with the subject line of “Journey Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

  2. Katie Giacomini October 17, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    Thank you for letting us know! This should be fixed now.

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