Contests and Giveaways | June 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


BugsWin copies of Bugs! and Snakes!, the two new Animal Planet Chapter Books series titles! (Elementary)

The two newest installments in the Animal Planet Chapter Book series, Bugs! and Snakes!, offer readers an up-close and personal look at the amazing world of insects and snakes. From grasshoppers to cicadas and from rattlesnakes to pythons, these engaging books are packed with full-color photographs and fascinating facts that young readers will adore!

Time Inc. Books is giving away 5 sets of Bugs! and Snakes! To enter to win, fill out this Animal Planet form.

Deadline: June 16, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Find creative ways to use these books in the Curriculum Guide for Bugs! and Snakes!


The Wise Animal Handbook coverWin a free copy of The Wise Animal Handbook! (Elementary)

The Wise Animal Handbook series shows familiar animals in humorous situations that give practical advice for life; engaging animal photographs paired with read-aloud rhymes open the door for meaningful conversations about everything from honesty and grit to perseverance and play.  Sometimes children have trouble talking about a tricky situation and these funny animal photos help spark conversations about difficult topics. Pull-out coloring pages in the back of the book provide an extra educational boost and an opportunity to keep the conversations going about familiar animals in a child’s own state or region (series contains 41 state/regional based titles plus one national edition).

Arcadia Kids is giving away 5 copies of one of The Wise Animal Handbook series books. To enter, email and Arcadia will send you the edition for the state/region where you live or the national edition.

Deadline: June 16, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Learn about the author on Kate Boehm Jerome’s personal website!


Are You a Monkey? Book CoverWin a free copy of Are You a Monkey?: A Tale of Animal Charades (Elementary)

“This book has children guessing, giggling, and considering animal behavior and characteristics” (Learning magazine) with page turns [that] are especially well-handled, creating lovely visual parallels between the pretend and real animals….Along the way, readers pick up details about animal behavior, and Toucan’s bad guesses add light laughs to a book that’s equal parts handsome and fun.” (Publishers Weekly) Curriculum connections: animal classification, dramatization, empathy

Phaidon is giving away 5 copies of Are You a Monkey?: A Tale of Animal Charades by Marine Rivoal. To enter, send an email to Phaidon.

Deadline: June 16, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Find activities to share with your students with this Are You a Monkey? Activity Kit!


My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis book coverWin a signed copy of My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis! (Elementary)

This humorous picture book, written and illustrated by Geisel Award Honor winner Paul Meisel, accurately introduces young children to the life cycle of the praying mantis. P. Mantis describes the entirety of her life, sharing the fun and beauty of her world through bold illustrations and dated diary entries. “May 17: I was born today! It’s a beautiful, sunny spring day!” The New York Times featured the book in “Picture Books That Deliver Eureka Moments.”

Holiday House is giving away 5 signed copies of My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis. To enter, fill out this Holiday House form.

Deadline: June 23, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Use the book in your classroom with the Educator’s Guide for My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis!


Shark Lady book coverWin a free copy of Shark Lady! (Elementary)

Shark Lady is a beautifully illustrated biography of Eugenie Clark, a scientist as impressive as the sharks she studied. This inspiring story from critically acclaimed author and zoologist Jess Keating also includes educational backmatter with a timeline of Eugenie’s life and many fin-tastic shark facts!

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of Shark Lady. To enter, fill out the Sourcebooks form.

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

Use this Shark Lady activity kit!


Dex book coverWin a free copy of Dex! (Middle Grade)

Dex is the fresh, delicious story of Dex, a middle school kid with a lot on his plate, whose love of food brings his eclectic family and diverse group of friends together to support his growing local lunch business. Middle school is already tough, but especially so for Dex, as he dodges daily threats from bullies while trying to impress the girl of his dreams…all his paths ultimately leading to the opportunity of a lifetime—to be the first kid celebrity chef on TV’s famous Eatz Network!

Persnickety Press is giving away 5 copies of Dex (along with the Dex Educational Guide and Dex classroom poster). To enter, please visit and complete the Dex giveaway entry form.

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

Get your students talking about the book with the Dex Discussion Guide!


Piecing Me Together book coverWin a free copy of Piecing Me Together! (High School)

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it’s trying to break her.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books is giving away 5 copies of Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson.  To enter, fill out this Bloomsbury form.

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

Listen to Renée Watson discuss what inspired her book in the Meet-the-Author Book Reading!


Dear Dragon book coverWin a set of Bilingual Dear Dragon books! (Elementary)

Twelve Dear Dragon books are now bilingual! Perfect for an early introduction to Spanish or for ESL. Spanish/English Beginning-to-Read™ books foster independent reading and comprehension using high frequency words and repetition so readers gain confidence while enjoying stories about everyday life and adventures.

Norwood House Press is giving away 3 sets of the new Bilingual Dear Dragon series titles (12 books). To be entered into the contest, email Norwood House Press with your shipping address.

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

Find classroom ideas for using this series in the Dear Dragon Lesson Plan!


Beyond the Bright Sea book coverEnter to Win 50 Summer Reads for Kids! (Elementary, Middle, and High School)

Brightly is giving away a library of 50 great new summertime books to keep kids reading while school is out. Explore Brightly’s Summer Reading Challenges and Ultimate Summer Reading Lists for unique, age-specific reading challenges and book recommendations that will add some fun, inspiration, and great reading memories to a child’s summer.

Enter for a chance to win great new reads for your school! To enter, fill out the entry form at Brightly.

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

Enjoy this Q&A with author Lauren Wolk!



One Response to Contests and Giveaways | June 2017

  1. Brenda Williams June 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

    I love entering the contest and giveaways. The form was easier ( than the email message) to use with this TB contests.

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