Contests and Giveaways | January 2017

Happy New Year 2017! Each month we feature free and fun book contests and giveaways. We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via

presidentsoftheunitedstatesWin a free copy of TIME for Kids Presidents of the United States! (Elementary)

TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of our nation’s chief executives from George Washington to Donald Trump in this full-color nonfiction guide to U.S. Presidents. Students will discover fascinating facts about the U.S. commanders-in-chief — their origins, accomplishments, and place in history — as told through famous quotes, important historical dates, and a comprehensive timeline.

Time Inc Books is giving away 5 copies of TIME For Kids Presidents of the United States. To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: January 20, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Find activities to share with your students with this Event Kit!


thesundownkidWin a copy of The Sundown Kid: A Southwest Shabbat! (Elementary)

To celebrate the launch of The Sundown Kid: A Southwest Shabbat, August House will be giving away 5 copies of this new picture book about a young Jewish boy and his family’s adventures when they move to a small Wild West town and build a new sense of community with their pioneer neighbors.

Enter to win your free copy – just send an email to and write 2 sentences about how you plan to use this new picture book in your school. Be sure to place “Sundown Kid” in the Subject Line of your email.

Deadline: January 23, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Watch the book trailer!


fourfingeredmanWin a paperback edition of The Gateway: The Four-Fingered Man! (Middle Grade)

When Amelia’s parents take over an old hotel, she and her friend Charlie soon learn her new home’s been built on top of a space portal, and its guests are checking in from other planets! There are four books published so far in The Gateway series, all of them delightfully page-turning science fiction novels with cross-gender appeal. At the heart of each are positive family relationships and friendships, with a balance of fun character interaction and intrigue—and also aliens.

Kane Miller is giving away 10 copies of The Four-Fingered Man. To enter, please send an email to with the subject line “Gateway Giveaway.” Also be sure to include your mailing address.

Deadline: January 31, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Get useful teacher tips for using this book in your classroom!


deardragongoestothelibraryWin a set of all 12 new Dear Dragon books! (Elementary)

The Dear Dragon 21st Century books by Margaret Hillert have been re-illustrated for a new generation of beginning readers! This popular beginning-to-read series allows readers to practice reading high-frequency words, expand comprehension of information text, and improve oral language skills.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 sets of the new Dear Dragon titles (12 books). Please email with your shipping address to be entered into the contest.

Deadline: January 31, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Classroom ideas can be found in the Lesson Plans for this series!


windwitchWin a classroom set of Windwitch! (Middle and High School)

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies… Susan Dennard returns with Windwitch, a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch. After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

Tor Books is giving away 3 classroom sets of Windwitch with copies of the hardcover book, patches, pins, and a galley of Truthwitch.  Visit the Tor blog to enter.

Deadline:  February 7, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses only)

 Find trailers, a map, and more at the Witchlands series website!


2 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | January 2017

  1. Terry Jacobsen January 11, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    I would like to enter in the giveaways. They all look phenomenal, and in my position in an elementary library, these books would be perfect!

  2. Sheri Schubbe February 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Please enter me in the givaways. I work with all grade levels in our district, so I could find a library home for any of the books! 🙂

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