Contests and Giveaways | June 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 UnderneathWin a free Skype visit with award-winning author Kathi Appelt and free copies of her National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor Book, The Underneath! (Elementary/Middle Grade)

The Underneath, Kathi Appelt’s beloved story about an lonesome hound dog, a calico cat and her two kittens, and a mean old man, celebrates ten years in 2018!

In celebration of the book’s anniversary, Atheneum Books for Young Readers is giving away a free Skype visit with Kathi Appelt and a 20-book set of THE UNDERNEATH to one lucky school or library! Fifteen runners up will receive a paperback copy of THE UNDERNEATH, personalized and autographed by Kathi Appelt. To enter to win, fill out this form.

Deadline: June 15, 2018 (open to US addresses)

Get your students involved with these new activity pages for The Underneath!


Brightly Family Summer Sweeps (Elementary)

Enter the Brightly sweepstakes for your chance to win a Family Summer Fun Pack – including a $1,000 gift card to Melissa + Doug and $1,000 worth of children’s books to make your summer break unforgettable!

Penguin Random House is giving away a $1,000 Melissa + Doug gift card and $1,000 worth of children’s books. To enter to win, fill out this form.

Deadline: June 22, 2018 (open to US addresses)

Get your summer fun started with these great activities for the Duck and Goose series by Tad Hills!


Kell, the AlienJoin the Mims House Reader’s Group and as a welcome, we’ll enter you in the drawing for a complete set of The Aliens, Inc. series! (Elementary)

Kell, a lovable alien from planet Bix, must survive 3rd grade, avoid the Alien Chaser’s Society and learn to duck when a cake is thrown at his face. Hilarious. SLJ says, “This fun chapter book series is out of this world.”

Mims House is giving away a complete set of The Aliens, Inc. series (four books total).  To enter to win, fill out this form.

Deadline: June 25, 2018 (open to US and Canadian addresses)

Find tons of ways to use the series in your classroom with The Aliens, Inc. Teachers Guide.


SunnyVisit Simon & Schuster’s Author of the Month page on The Book Pantry to enter for a chance to win a classroom set of Sunny by Jason Reynolds! (Middle Grade)

Jason Reynolds is The Book Pantry’s Author of the Month for June & July, so they’re giving away a classroom set of 25 copies of Sunny, the third book in Jason’s track series.

Visit The Book Pantry at Simon & Schuster and look for the button with a rafflecopter link that says “Enter to win a classroom set of 25 copies of Sunny”

Deadline: June 30, 2018 (open to US addresses)

Find the perfect reference for classroom author studies on Jason Reynolds at The Book Pantry’s Author of the Month page!


Astro the Alien Visits Desert AnimalsWin a set of Astro the Alien series! (Elementary)

Astro landed on earth and now lives in Ben and Eva’s backyard in a space pod. Together they take fun trips so that Astro can learn more about the world he now lives in! Written at a slightly higher level than the introductory Dear Dragon series, Astro the Alien books help early readers build on previous skills; expanding vocabulary and learning more complex concepts. Readers will have fun as they go along on adventures with Astro, Ben and Eva to learn interesting things about science, geography and history!

Norwood House Press is giving away three sets of the new Astro the Alien series titles (six books). Please email with your shipping address to be entered into the contest.

Deadline: July 3, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses)

Help your students build new skills with these Astro the Alien Reading Reinforcements!


Super Manny Cleans Up!A Book Pantry Super Manny Double Prize Pack! (Elementary)

Simon & Schuster’s Education and Library program, the Book Pantry is giving away 10 prize packs of two books, Super Manny Stands Up! and Super Manny Cleans Up! Manny is a creative little raccoon with a HUGE imagination, and he uses his superhero abilities to stand up to a bully and help protect the environment in this special collection.

Simon & Schuster is giving away ten packs of Super Manny Stands Up! and Super Manny Cleans Up! To be entered to win, email with your name, school or library, and mailing address, with the header or subject line “Super Manny Summer Giveaway” before August 1st, 2018. The 10 winners will be chosen at random from the entries received with all the requested information.

Open: June 15, 2018 to August 1, 2018 (open to US addresses)

Help your students find their inner super powers with the Super Manny Activity Kit!


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One Response to Contests and Giveaways | June 2018

  1. Suzanne Costner June 8, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    These all look wonderful!

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