Contests and Giveaways | April 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


Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs book coverWin a free copy of Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale! (Elementary)

To celebrate April, the month of good humor and foolishness, August House will give away 5 copies of the award-winning wacky picture book Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs by the creative team of master storyteller Willy Claflin and the brilliant illustrator James Stimson. This fractured Maynard Moose story combines three classic fairytales: Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to create a cast of memorable characters who stumble through a series of hilarious misadventures.

Enter to win your free copy – just send an email to and write 1-2 sentences about how you plan to use this Maynard Moose fractured fairy tale in your school. Be sure to place “Maynard Moose” in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: April 15, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Enjoy the story in this video book reading with the author!


Animals on the Move book coverWin a free set of the six books in the Animal Planet Animal Bites series! (Elementary)

Each book in this dynamic Animal Planet series for grades 1-5 features over 200 full-color photographs and fascinating facts about animal behavior, habitat, food, play time, conservation, and more!

Time Inc. Books is giving away 5 sets of the 6 titles in the Animal Bites series: Ocean Animals, Polar Animals, Wild Animals, Farm Animals, Baby Animals, and Animals on the Move. To enter to win, fill out the contest form.

Deadline: April 18, 2017 (0pen to U.S. addresses)

Learn fun new animal facts with the Activity Kit for this series!


Henry and the Chalk Dragon book coverWin a free copy of Henry and the Chalk Dragon! (Elementary)

When Henry draws a Chalk Dragon on his door, the dragon does what Henry least expects—it runs away! It will take the bravery of a knight to vanquish the rampaging Chalk Dragon, but Sir Henry and friends are up to the task in this charming middle-grade novel about art and imagination.

Rabbit Room Press is giving away 7 copies of Henry and the Chalk Dragon. To enter to win, fill out the contest form.

Deadline: April 19, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Find fun activities in this Curriculum Guide!


Meatless? Book CoverWin a free copy of Meatless? A Fresh Look at What You Eat! (Middle Grade)

Meatless? is an engaging, informative look at vegetarianism vs. meat-eating. It covers topics such as what vegetarianism is, why people choose it, how their reasons have changed over time, and having the freedom to choose one’s diet.

Owlkids Books is giving away 5 copies of Meatless? To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line “Meatless giveaway” and include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 28, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Get new insights from this interview with author Sarah Elton.


The Holocaust book coverWin a free copy of The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II! (Middle Grade/High School)

About 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, when the Nazi regime carried out systemic mass murder of Jewish people, Soviet civilians, criminals, the disabled, mentally ill, and other groups of people. In The Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, readers ages 12 to 15 learn about the long history of anti-Semitism and the events of one of the deadliest genocides in history.

Nomad Press is giving away 25 copies of The Holocaust. Please email and include your physical address, the grade level or age group of the students you work with, and the school where you work.

Deadline:  April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Find ideas for using this book in your classroom in the Teacher’s Guide.


Will It Blow? Book CoverWin a free copy of Will It Blow? Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens! (Elementary/Middle Grade)

Will Mount St. Helens erupt again? Will it spit lava or unleash a deadly mudflow? These are some of the many mysteries that scientists are working to solve. Learn how to be a volcano detective, sifting through the evidence, searching for clues, and solving real-life cases to determine: will it blow?

Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books, is giving away 3 copies of Will It Blow? To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line of “Will It Blow? Giveaway” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses only)

Find ways to your students interested in volcanos with the Teaching Guide.


Hold Your Temper, Tiger Book CoverWin a free copy of Hold Your Temper, Tiger! (Elementary)

A playful look at managing tempers for tigers of every age.

NorthSouth Books is giving away 5 copies of Hold Your Temper, Tiger! Email with your address, and please use TIGER in the subject line.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

See more artwork at the illustrator’s website.


We Are the Dinosaurs book coverWin a free We Are the Dinosaurs activity kit! (Elementary)

Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the earth.

To win, submit your name, school, email, and mailing address to with the subject line “Dinosaurs Giveaway” for a chance to win one of 10 Laurie Berkner We Are the Dinosaurs activity kits. The first 10 to submit will receive a kit which includes: an easel back display of We Are the Dinosaurs, a hardcover edition of We Are the Dinosaurs, a sell sheet, an activity booklet, and a pack of bookmarks.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Sing along with the fun Activity Kit.


The Dragon Hunters book coverWin a free copy of The Dragon Hunters! (Elementary)

Discover the magical adventures of the Dragon Brothers with the first book in this exciting new series! Living on an island means life is full of adventure for brothers Flynn and Paddy. So when a dragon swoops out of the sky and nabs their beloved dog, Coco, they set off on an epic adventure to bring her home.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of The Dragon Hunters. Please visit the entry form and fill it out to enter the giveaway.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Make your own dragon with the Activity Kit.


One Last Word book coverEnter to win a free copy of Nikki Grimes’s One Last Word! (Middle Grade)

Celebrate National Poetry Month! From Wilder medalist and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes an emotional, special new collection of poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance — paired with full-color, original art from today’s most exciting African-American illustrators.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books is giving away 5 copies of One Last Word. To enter, please fill out this form.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S and Canadian addresses)

Get your students writing their own poetry with the Teacher Guide.


Flying Lessons and Other Stories book coverEnter to Win 50 of the Best Children’s Books, Handpicked for Your Students (Elementary and Middle Grade)

Brightly is giving away 50 of the best books in children’s literature, handpicked to meet the needs of your students. The giveaway celebrates The 50 Best Books for 11-and 12-Year-Olds, the newest installment in Brightly’s popular “50 Best Books” series that shares age-based reading recommendations from a variety of children’s literature experts including a librarian, educator, bookseller, and book editor. Additional lists in the series include: The 50 Best Books for 5-and 6-Year-Olds7-and 8-year-olds, and 9-and 10-year-olds. Enter for a chance to win great new reads for your students!

To enter to win this prize package, please visit Brightly.

Deadline: April 30, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Read this great interview with Ellen Oh about Flying Lessons & Other Stories.


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