Contests and Giveaways | April 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


The Tukor's JourneyWin a free copy of The Tukor’s Journey! (Elementary/Middle Grade)

Jeannine Kellogg’s epic fantasy spans the centuries as ancient Grezniks, the enemy of all life on Earth, intersect with modern times and the lives of three siblings who discover their own powerful mission battling this evil force.

Jagged Compass is giving away five copies of The Tukor’s Journey. To enter to win, fill out this form.

Deadline: April 20, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Get your students talking with the Discussion Guide for The Tukor’s Journey!


Road WhizWin a free copy of Road Whiz! (Middle Grade)

Inspired by a retired greyhound, Jamie runs 5Ks. Does he run because he loves the sport, or because he wants to win? Mesmerizing novel for teens who struggle with competition.

Mim’s House is giving away three copies of Road Whiz.  To enter to win, fill out this form.

Deadline: April 25, 2018 (open to U.S. and Canada)

Get kids excited with the Road Whiz Book Trailer!


Who Will Bell the CatWin a free copy of Who Will Bell the Cat? (Elementary)

A community of barn mice defend their home against a terrorizing cat in Patricia McKissack’s vivid interpretation of Aesop’s fable, illustrated by Christopher Cyr. Smart Mouse and Friend Mouse make a collar with a bell to warn them when the cat is coming. But how do they get the collar on the cat? Wee Mouse, Tiny Mouse, and Teeny Mouse nearly meet their demise in the first attempt. The Rat Pack offers to do it for a fee, but quickly surrenders. Then Smart Mouse and Friend Mouse figure out a way to get a human to help them.

Holiday House is giving away five copies of Who Will Bell the Cat? To enter to win, fill out this form

Deadline: April 30, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Get insights on the pictures in this Question and Answer with illustrator Christopher Cyr!


WallpaperWin a free copy of Wallpaper! (Elementary)

New from the creator of Skunk on a String comes Wallpaper, a wordless picture book in Thao Lam’s signature paper collage style. It tells the story of a young girl whose family moves into a new house. Outside, she can hear other kids playing, but she’s too shy to say hello. So she picks at the old wallpaper in her room—revealing an entryway to a fantastic imaginary adventure world behind the walls. There, she runs between the vibrant and varied environments—surrounded by birds, swimming in a frog pond, in a herd of art-deco sheep—as she finds herself chased by a monster. He is frightening at first, until it becomes clear he simply wants to be her friend. When it comes time to go back to reality, the girl feels inspired with the courage to approach the other kids and say hello. Full of humor and heart, this book delivers exquisite illustrations in a lively fantasy narrative that will inspire thinking about bravery and overcoming obstacles.

Owlkids Books is giving away five copies of Wallpaper. To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line “Wallpaper Giveaway” and include your mailing address.

Deadline:  April 30, 2018 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn more about the author and illustrator, Thao Lam, in this mini documentary!


Without RefugeWin a copy of Without Refuge! (Middle Grade)

Thirteen-year-old Ghalib has to flee war-torn Syria with his family. In a journey of life and death, the family braves hunger, homelessness, and persecution to reach the refugee camp. . . and an uncertain future.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away five copies of Without Refuge. To enter to win, fill out this form

Deadline: April 30, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Explore the story and themes with the Without Refuge Discussion Guide.


Band on the RunWin a free copy of Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run! (Elementary)

Wolfie likes to be on her own, but her annoying new neighbor Fly insists on including her in all his games. Thanks to Fly, Wolfie discovers a hidden musical talent, but the next thing she knows, she’s being chased off stage by rabid fans! A funny story from Cary Fagan with charming art from Zoe Si, you’ll be shouting for

Tundra Books (a division of Penguin Random House Canada) is giving away fifteen copies of Wolfie and FlyBand on the Run.  To enter to win, please email with the subject line “Wolfie and Fly Giveaway” and include your mailing address.

Deadline: April 30, 2018 (open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore the story with the Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run Reading Guide!


Judy MoodyWin a set of Judy Moody like you’ve never seen her before! (Elementary)

Meet Judy Moody, third-grade Queen of Many Moods. This hit series following Judy’s way-not-boring adventures both in and out of Class 3T, with a mood for every occasion has a positively THRILL-ER-IFIC new look! Enter to win a tote bag filled with a set of the grooviest, moodiest, tiger-stripiest series.

Candlewick Press is giving away three Judy Moody tote bags, stuffed with the ENTIRE Judy Moody series (13 paperbacks, with a snappy new look!). To enter, send an email to with the subject line “Judy Moody’s new look” and please include your mailing address.

Deadline: May 1, 2018 (0pen to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find classroom materials, chapter samples and other Way-Not-Boring stuff at Judy Moody’s Website!


Blue Grass BoyWin a free copy of Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music! (Middle Grade)

Here is the story of Bill Monroe, whose deep Kentucky roots helped him to create the unique American music called bluegrass, as told by award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and acclaimed illustrator Edwin Fotheringham. Bill Monroe loved many things: playing music, his big family, and his home in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Even though his eyes were crossed and didn’t work right, Bill’s ears worked hard, picking out all sorts of sounds around his treasured home: rushing streams, wailing winds, and sundown jamborees with his family. Through heartache and hard times, Bill held on to these sounds that reminded him of home. Award-winning author Barb Rosenstock and illustrator Edwin Fotheringham beautifully capture the ups and downs of Bill Monroe’s musical journey, and how his deep Kentucky roots helped him create a unique form of American music—bluegrass. Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Jerry Garcia all credit Bill Monroe with influencing their music.

Boyds Mills Press is giving away ten copies of Blue Grass Boy. Email to enter!

Deadline:  May 1, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Get your toes tapping with the Book Trailer for Blue Grass Boy!


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2 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | April 2018

  1. Stephanie April 11, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    Thanks for sharing all of these great giveaways!

  2. Rosemary April 27, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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