Contests and Giveaways | January 2018

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


Sled Dog School

Win a free set of Terry Lynn Johnson’s five outdoor adventure books for kids! (Elementary)

Terry Lynn Johnson’s exciting outdoor adventures stories are compelling reads. Whether they’re tossed overboard by a rogue wave, caught in an avalanche, lost in the woods with a team of sled dogs, or injured in the Montana back country with a falcon for company, Terry’s characters have the grit, determination, and know-how to survive against all odds.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Charlesbridge are giving away ten sets of Terry Lynn Johnson’s outdoor adventure books for kids! Each set contains five books: Survivor Diaries: Avalanche!, Survivor Diaries: Overboard!, Falcon Wild, Ice Dogs, and Sled Dog School. To enter to win, go to this link.

Deadline: January 16, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Read why Terry Lynn Johnson has so many outdoor adventure mishaps in her books in her Behind-the-Books Blog Post!


Heroes of Black HistoryWin a free copy of Heroes of Black History from TIME For Kids! (Elementary)

This beautifully illustrated collection of narrative biographies highlights the accomplishments and personal histories of four great Americans — Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama — and shines a light on the long fight for social justice in the United States.

Time Inc Books is giving away 25 copies of Heroes of Black History. To enter to win, go to this link.

Deadline: January 16, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Help your students explore the qualities of American heroes with the Curriculum Guide to Heroes of Black History! 


Explore Ancient Chinese MythsWin a free copy of Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects! (Elementary)

Who is the lady who floated to the moon? Did a monkey really hatch from an egg? Did tears bring down the Great Wall of China? Does the sky rest on the legs of a turtle? In Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages seven to ten soar on a journey through ancient China to learn about history, geography, science, and art through stories that have been told and retold for thousands of years.

Nomad Press is giving away 25 copies of Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! With 25 Great Projects. Please email and include your physical address, the grade level or age group of the students you work with as well as the school where you work.

Deadline:  January 31, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Discuss myths and their history with your students using the Explore Ancient Chinese Myths! Teacher Resource Guide!


As You WishWin a copy of As You Wish! (High School)

What if you could wish for anything—and get it? In Madison, Nevada, everyone can make one wish on their eighteenth birthday, and that wish is guaranteed to come true. Eldon makes his in 26 days.

Sourcebooks is giving away 15 copies of As You Wish. Please fill out the form to enter the giveaway.

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Consider the nature of wishes with your students using the As You Wish Discussion Guide!


Amina's VoiceWin Six Simon & Schuster Books with Downloadable Reading Group Guides! (Elementary through High School)

Looking for an easy way to incorporate fiction and nonfiction books into your lesson plans? Simon & Schuster Children’s Education & Library has a full list of backlist and front list books with reading group guides available for free on The Book Pantry, including the six titles in this giveaway.

Simon & Schuster is giving away one copy each of six different titles: All American Boys, The Last Magician, Amina’s Voice, Out of My Mind, The World is Not a Rectangle, and The Wildest Race Ever. Please email with the subject line ENTER TO WIN 6 S&S BOOKS WITH DOWNLOADABLE READING GROUP GUIDES to enter.

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Discover Discussion Guides for these and even more great titles at the Simon & Schuster Book Pantry!


Can I Touch Your Hair?Enter for the chance to win a copy of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship! (Elementary)

Irene and Charles don’t know each other . . . and they’re not sure they want to. But when they’re assigned a fifth grade poetry project together, they begin exploring their different experiences of race, from hair to family dinners. Written by poets Irene Latham and Charles Waters and illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable poetry picture book has received starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away five copies of Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. To enter for a chance to win, please fill out the form.

Deadline: January 31, 2018 (open to  U.S. addresses)

Find ways to use this book in your classroom to explore themes of race, mistakes, and friendship with the Can I Touch Your Hair? Teacher’s Guide.


Animal DefensesWin a set of Read and Discover Science books! (Elementary)

Win a set of 12 books from the new Read and Discover Science series. These informational texts for beginning readers feature engaging, informative content and beautiful full-color photographs, which work together to support independent reading. Each title teaches primary science concepts while reinforcing high-frequency words.

Norwood House Press is giving away two sets of the 12 book series Read and Discover Science (Animal Defenses; Animal Mothers and Fathers; Color and Shape; Ecosystems; Hot and Cold; Landforms; Light; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle; Speed; Sun and Shade; Water; and Weather Near You). Please email with your shipping address to be entered into the contest.

Deadline: February 5, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Explore Connecting Concepts with Teacher Guides for the books in the series!


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5 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | January 2018

  1. Sue Flint January 5, 2018 at 5:20 pm #

    Thank you for the chances to win free books.

  2. M Pence January 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    Awesome Giveaway. Would love to win any of these books!

  3. M Pence January 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Great Giveaway. Would love to win all these wonderful books!

  4. Andrea Paige Houdek January 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Keep highlighting these great books . Your newsletters inspire me in the creation of human rights and social emotional learning lessons for my elementary students. As a Title 1 school our students need to be reminded they have the power to be the change they want to see in the world and they have the ability to overcome obstacles to succeed.

  5. Bonnie Anderson January 16, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

    Thank you for offering a chance to win some great books!

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