Contests and Giveaways | October 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


Win a free copy of The Flight of Swans (Middle Grade)

In this novel based on the Brothers Grimms’ fairy tale Six Swans, Princess Andaryn fights to save her father from his mysterious new queen. Not only that, she must also protect her brothers, who the queen has turned into swans. In a starred review, Kirkus called The Flight of Swans “an imaginative retelling with an unforgettable heroine.”

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of The Flight of Swans. For a chance to win, click here and enter.

Deadline: October 31, 2018 (Open to US addresses)

Start more discussions on The Flight of Swans with this fun discussion guide!


Win a free copy of Every Shiny Thing!
(Middle Grade)

In this beautifully constructed middle-grade novel, told half in prose and half in verse, Lauren prides herself on being a good sister, and Sierra is used to taking care of her mom. When Lauren’s parents send her brother to a therapeutic boarding school for teens on the autism spectrum and Sierra moves to a foster home in Lauren’s wealthy neighborhood, both girls are lost until they find a deep bond with each other.

But when Lauren recruits Sierra to help with a Robin Hood scheme to raise money for autistic kids who don’t have her family’s resources, Sierra has a lot to lose if the plan goes wrong. Lauren must learn that having good intentions isn’t all that matters when you battle injustice, and Sierra needs to realize that sometimes, the person you need to take care of is yourself.

ABRAMS is giving away a limited number of copies of Every Shiny Thing! 10 lucky winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Click here to enter.

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

Spend time exploring key topics of the book with these guides: Teaching Guide | Author Essay!


Win a free copy of Bully on the Bus! (Middle Grade)

All the emotions seven-year-old Leroy experiences as the bully on the bus taunts and threatens him are perfectly captured in this sensitive and eloquent verse novel.  Ms. Apel authentically captures the emotions of a bullied child and offers real solutions to bullying that kids will relate to. The heartwarming, upbeat ending is empowering and offers courage to anyone who’s ever felt small.

Kane Miller Books is giving away 12 paperback copies of this recently released verse novel that captures the bullying experience – a powerful tool for use in Bullying Awareness campaigns and curriculum.

To enter, please send an email to with the subject line “Bully” Please include your mailing address.

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

Create more discussions around bullying with this activity sheet!


Win a bundle of 4 titles in The Renaissance for Kids series
(Middle Grade)

Books in the Renaissance for Kids series invite readers ages 10 to 15 to learn about the inventors, artists, explorers, philosophers, scientists, and politicians who lived in Europe and around the world during the Renaissance and who made contributions to the wealth of human knowledge and experience that have lasted far into the future. Primary sources, color photography, relevant quotes, and hands-on STEAM activities that promote the scientific method or engineering design process keep even the most curious kids satisfied!

Titles in this series include The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids; The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids; The Renaissance Artists: With History Projects for Kids; and The Renaissance Explorers: With History Projects for Kids.

Nomad Press is giving away 5 bundles of 4 titles in the Renaissance for Kids series

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

Build more meaningful connections to The Renaissance Thinkers with this activity guide!

Win a copy of Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World (Elementary)

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also “hide” more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun.

Dawn Publications is giving away 5 copies of Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World To enter, click on this link.

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

Find more desert surprises with this fun activity guide!

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One Response to Contests and Giveaways | October 2018

  1. Marie Hinton October 10, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    I love this site- As a librarian is is great to share the author comments with students

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