Contests and Giveaways | August 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


Who Eats Orange? Win a set of Dianne White’s two new 2018 picture books! (Elementary)

GOODBYE BRINGS HELLO is a charming ode to change that gently empowers young children to brave letting go of some things in order to welcome something new–like transitioning from home to that first day of school. WHO EATS ORANGE? shows the colorful foods that animals eat and invites children to eat a rainbow of their own beautiful fruits and vegetables every day!

HMH and Beach Lane/S&S are giving away 5 sets Dianne White’s gorgeous new picture books. To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: August 15, 2018 (Open to US addresses)

Find fun activities for your students with Activity Kit and Activity Kit 2


The Rhino in Right FieldWin a free copy of THE RHINO IN RIGHT FIELD (Elementary)

A boy whose parents are immigrants is looking for his own American dream and finds it on the baseball field in 1948 Milwaukee. In a starred review, Kirkus called this funny and heartwarming novel “A winner in every way.”

McElderry Books/S&S is giving away 5 copies of THE RHINO IN RIGHT FIELD. To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: August 17, 2018 (Open to US addresses)

Explore and discuss further with this exciting discussion guide


Animals Help PlantsWin a set of  Read and Discover – Science (Elementary)

Learn about the scientific world while building reading skills with this Beginning-to-Read™ 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 and academic vocabulary while reinforcing high-frequency words and early literacy skills.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 sets of the new Read and Discover – Science titles (8 books). Please email with your shipping address to be entered into the contest.

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

Learn more about building reading skills with science using this activity kit


Finding LangstonWin a copy of Finding Langston (Middle Grade) 

When 11-year-old Langston’s mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago’s brown belt as a part of what came to be known as the Great Migration. It’s lonely in the small apartment with just the two of them, and at school Langston is bullied. But his new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the local public library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.

Holiday House is giving away five copies of Lesa Cline-Ransome’s debut novel, Finding Langston. To enter to win, fill out the form.

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

Discover more about the author with this resource


Double or NothingWin a free copy of Double Or Nothing: 3D Printing! from the Makers Make It Work Series (Elementary)

Mason and Mia are twins … but don’t always get along. When Mia wins a dolphin at the fair, Mason wants one, too. If only Mia could make a twin dolphin! This charming story about siblings explores the Makers theme of 3D printing and includes explanatory sidebars as well as a 3D printing–related activity for young makers to try themselves! Ages 5–8.

Kane Press is giving away 5 paperback copies of Double or Nothing. To enter to win, send an email to with the subject line: “TeachingBooks Makers”. Please be sure to include your mailing address (for giveaway use only).

Deadline: August 31, 2018 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Engage students with this 3D Zoo activity!


Win a copy of PET THIS BOOK and PLAY THIS BOOK! (Elementary)

For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and “play” with the book. Bloomsbury Children’s Books is giving away 5 sets of PET THIS BOOK and PLAY THIS BOOK. To enter, please fill out this form.

Deadline: August 31, 2018 (Open to U.S. and Canada addresses only)

Let your students continue the fun with these accompanying activity kits:  Activity Kit 1 | Activity Kit 2


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