Contests and Giveaways | December

contests-giveaways-badgeEach 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


Earth's Got TalentWin a free copy of Earths Got Talent!, Book #4 in the How to Be an Earthling chapter book series. (Elementary)

It’s showtime! Shy Grace has a secret—she loves to sing. She hasn’t told Spork, the alien in her third-grade class. Or even her best friend, Trixie. Now the school talent show is coming up, and Trixie wants to do an act together. How can Grace tell Trixie she wants to go solo? And is she really brave enough to sing in front of everyone? 

Kane Press is giving away 5 paperback copies of Earth’s Got Talent! To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line: “TeachingBooks Earth’s Got Talent”. Please be sure to include your mailing address. 

Deadline: Dec 18, 2017 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Check out STEM and literacy activities in the Earth’s Got Talent Mission Guide.


Title: Before She Was HarrietWin a free copy of Before She Was Harriet! (Elementary)

We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken.

Holiday House is giving away five copies of the picture book Before She Was Harriet. To enter to win, fill out the form.

Deadline: December 31 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Hear Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome discuss the backstory of this book in the Before She Was Harriet Meet-the-Author Book Reading!


Shadow WeaverWin a free copy of Shadow Weaver! (Elementary/Middle Grade) 

Shadow Weaver is the first in a dark middle-grade fantasy duology filled with shadows, danger, and magic. A Starred Review from Booklist hailed it as “a gripping tale that is wholly original… A perfect choice for fans of Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon.”

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of Shadow Weaver. Please visit and fill out the form to enter the Shadow Weaver giveaway.  

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find discussion questions to get your students thinking about the topics in the Shadow Weaver Discussion Guide!


GridironWin a free copy of a book in the Gridiron high-low series! (Middle Grade/High School)

In these fast-paced stories, football rules more than just high school—it’s at the heart of the town. Each book in the series features relatable characters facing challenges on and off the field. Written at a 4th grade reading level, Gridiron will keep reluctant and struggling readers turning the pages.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of books from the Gridiron series. Enter for a chance to win a Gridiron book.

Deadline: Dec 31, 2017 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Engage students with this Discussion Guide for the Gridiron series.


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