Contests and Giveaways | November 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 TOUGH COOKIE: A CHRISTMAS STORY! (Elementary)

Cookie runs through Christmastown shouting to Fox that he can’t be caught, but Fox does indeed catch him and Cookie tastes terrible! It turns out that he’s a hard, non-edible cookie ornament, not a sweet cookie after all. What’s a cookie with an identity crisis to do?

Henry Holt and Company is giving away 10 copies of Tough Cookie. To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: November 14, 2018 (Open to US addresses)

Take a sweet bite out of more Tough Cookies with this fun recipe activity guide


Win a free Leslie Margolis mini-library!(Elementary)

In Leslie Margolis’s newest book Ghosted, a clever mash-up of A Christmas Carol and Mean Girls, readers will find a powerful story of friendship, forgiveness, letting go, and growing up. Also featured–two of Leslie’s previous novels: Girl’s Best Friend, the first in the Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries series, and We Are Party People, about shy Pixie Jones who steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight to help the people she loves.

FSG/Macmillan and Bloomsbury are giving away 5 Leslie Margolis mini-libraries featuring all three books. To enter to win, click on this link.

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

Take a deeper dive into Ghosted with this exciting discussion guide


Win a copy of First Snow! (Elementary)

The first big snow of the season is here! Enjoy all the fun activities the snow brings: bundle up and race outside to build a snowman, make snow angels, and go sledding with friends. Make every day a snow day with this rhyming read-aloud!

Albert Whitman & Company is giving away 5 copies of First Snow. To enter to win, click on this link.

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

Learn how to have fun during those upcoming snow days with this story hour kit


Win a bundle of 4 titles in Explore the Waterways! (Elementary) 

In the Explore Waterways set, readers ages 7 to 10 learn about the waterways of our world, including the what, where, how, and who about the origination, content, and aquatic life that water contains. Through science-minded STEAM projects and experiments that encourage readers to think of waterways as part of a larger ecosystem, kids develop critical and creative thinking skills about the role waterways play in our world.

Titles in the Explore Waterways set include Marshes and Swamps! With 25 Science Projects for Kids; Lakes and Ponds! With 25 Science Projects for Kids; Oceans and Seas! With 25 Science Projects for Kids; and Rivers and Streams! With 25 Science Projects for Kids.

Nomad Press is giving away 5 bundles of 4 titles in the Explore Waterways set.

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: November 30, 2018 (open to U.S. addresses only.)

Explore more questions about Lakes and Ponds with this fun classroom guide


Win a set of Tech Bytes Books!(Elementary)

Amazing technological breakthroughs are happening all the time. Scientists and engineers bring new ideas to life, and businesses make them real.Tech Bytes: High-Tech explores some of the extraordinary devices and systems that are changing the modern world. Explore the history of these high-tech innovations, what obstacles their inventors encountered along the way, and how these technologies can become a part of society’s culture. Supports STEM and NGSS standards. Each book contains fast facts, a glossary, an index, and places to go for more information.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 sets of the new Tech Bytes titles (4 books). Please email with your shipping  to be entered into the contest.

Deadline: December 7, 2018 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Spend more time learning about these Tech Bytes titles with this activity kit


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5 Responses to Contests and Giveaways | November 2018

  1. Carol HUghes November 15, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Great books with fun follow ups. I look for books that have activities that go along and can be adapted to various grade levels. Thanks for the preview and chance to win the books.

  2. Christine Cope November 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    These are wonderful books with great learning opportunities attached. Thank you for bringing them to my attention!

  3. Lori Blevins November 16, 2018 at 7:37 am #

    Thanks for all the activities and information you all provide!

  4. Kim November 26, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a new book for our library!!

  5. Annette Pierce November 27, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    I agree with Carol! It’s nice to have additional activities to go with the books that are available in the library. Thank you for the opportunity to win these great books!

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