Contests and Giveaways | August

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


The Man Who Loved LibrariesWin a Free Copy of The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie! (Elementary)

This picture book biography, written by Andrew Larsen and illustrated by Katty Maurey, shares the rags-to-riches story of American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Told in simple, lyrical text, The Man Who Loved Libraries unfolds against striking, stylized illustrations that transport readers to the bustle and boom of the Industrial Revolution.

Owlkids Books is giving away 5 copies of The Man Who Loved Libraries. To enter to win, send an email to Owlkids Books with the subject line “Andrew Carnegie giveaway” and include your mailing address.

Deadline:  August 31, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find great information in the U.S. fact sheet or the Canadian fact sheet about Andrew Carnegie!


The ListWin a free copy of The List! (Middle Grade)

Fahrenheit 451 meets The Giver in this gripping middle-grade novel about the power of words and the dangers of censorship, written by Patricia Forde. In the city of Ark, language is limited to 500 sanctioned words. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice, Letta. But when Letta uncovers plot to suppress language completely, she realizes it’s up to her to save not only words, but culture itself.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of The List. Please fill out the form to enter the giveaway.

Deadline: August 31, 2017 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore the concepts and themes from the book with your students using the Educator Guide!


Who Feels Sad, Dear Dragon?Win 4 new Dear Dragon books! (Elementary)

These all-new Dear Dragon stories are about a boy experiencing various emotions with his pet dragon, friends, and family. Beginning-to-Read books can be used to practice reading high frequency words, expand comprehension, and improve oral language skills. These new titles tie in to SEL.

Norwood House Press is giving away 5 sets of the new Dear Dragon Emotions (4 books). To enter to win, send an email to Norwood House Press with your shipping address to be entered into the contest.

Deadline:  September 5, 2017 (open to U.S. addresses)

Discover ways to use the Dear Dragon books to build reading skills in your classroom with the Teacher Guide!


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2 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | August

  1. Amy N August 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Hi, Thanks so much for posting book giveaways each month! I think the email address for the Andrew Carnegie prize needs to be updated. I tried to enter, but got this message as an automatic reply:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your email.

    Unfortunately, as of July 18, I no longer work with Owlkids Books.

    Please feel free to contact Allison MacLachlan, Marketing Manager at for assistance.


  2. Katie Giacomini August 31, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    The email address has been fixed. Sorry for the confusion!

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