Contests and Giveaways | January 2019

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 Waiting for Pumpsie! (Elementary)

Bernard and his family love the Boston Red Sox, but they wonder why they’re the last Major League Baseball team to integrate. Finally, Pumpsie Green is called up to play with the team! This picture book about an important milestone is perfect for Black History Month celebrations.

Charlesbridge is giving away 5 copies of Waiting for Pumpsie. To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: January 28, 2019 (Open to US addresses)

Explore more about Waiting for Pumpsie with this exciting discussion guide


Win a free copy of Lost in the Antarctic: The Doomed Voyage of the Endurance!(Elementary)

The fourth book in Tod Olson’s compelling LOST series of narrative nonfiction survival stories focuses on the infamous Shackleton expedition to Antarctica which began in 1914. The dramatic true story of explorers stranded on an ever-shifting ocean of ice, desperately attempting to survive a 1,000 mile journey in the planet’s most unforgiving environment will keep readers breathless.

Scholastic is giving away 5 copies of Lost in the Antarctic. To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: January 29, 2019 (Open to US addresses)

Read Tod Olson’s thoughts on writing narrative nonfiction in this short essay


Win a free boxed set of Beep and Bob’s Astro Adventures (Elementary)

Astro Elementary is a school near Saturn attended by the bravest, smartest kids in the solar system . . . and Bob. When Bob meets a lost alien named Beep, the two friends end up saving the day in the most unlikely ways. Young readers will love their hilarious, out-of-this-world adventures!

Aladdin/Simon & Schuster is giving away five boxed sets featuring all four Beep and Bob books: Too Much Space ,Party Crashers,Take Us To Your Sugar, and Double Trouble. To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: January 30, 2019 (Open to US addresses)

Create many more adventures with Beep and Bob using this fun activity kit


Win a signed copy of Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World! (Middle Grade)

New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World. In this series opener, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans.

But they’re not your typical kind of orphans—they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for twelve-year-old Jack. For Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time. When the kids try to spy on one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems…Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers.

ABRAMS is giving away a limited number signed copies of Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone! Six lucky winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Click here to enter.

Deadline: January 31, 2019 (open to US addresses. No P.O. Boxes)

Spend more time learning from the geniuses with this classroom activity guide


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