Contest & Giveaways | February 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 Cogheart! (Elementary)

Lily’s life is in mortal peril, her father is missing, and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. With her friends Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox, Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world in this fast-paced Victorian steampunk adventure for ages 8-12!

Jolly Fish Press is giving away 5 copies of Cogheart.

To enter click on this link.

Deadline: February 22, 2019 (Open to US addresses)

Explore more concepts of Cogheart with this fun discussion guide


Win a free copy of Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Environmental Science Activities for Kids!(Elementary)

Would you rather live in the desert or the grasslands? Middle readers can discover new worlds by reading Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Science Activities for Kids, which discusses the world’s biomes in terms of climates, geologies, resources, and organisms! Essential questions, fun facts, and hands-on STEM experiments make this book a fully immersive learning experience!

Nomad Press is giving away 20 copies of this latest title in the Build It Yourself 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: February 28, 2019 (Open to US addresses)

Discover more about the earth’s ecosystems with this exciting classroom guide


Win a free copy of Flight of a Starling! (High School)

Sisters Lo and Rita spend their lives flying high on the circus trapeze. As secrets start to unravel the close-knit community and Lo finds love with an outsider, will they land on their feet? In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews called Flight of a Starling “[a] gem of a novel, one that is sure to be savored.”

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of Flight of a Starling.

To enter for a chance to win, click this link.

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

Explore more of the Flight of a Starling with this informative discussion guide


Win a signed copy of Ski Soldier: A World War II Biography! (Middle Grade)

Ski Soldier is a true-life adventure story for readers ages 10 to 14 by noted nonfiction writer Louise Borden. It tells the story of Pete Seibert, a ski soldier severely wounded in World War II who went on to found the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado.

Ever since he first strapped on his mother’s wooden skis when he was seven, Pete Seibert always loved to ski. At 18, Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the 10th Mountain Division, soldiers who fought on skis in World War II. In the mountains of Italy, Pete encountered the mental and physical horrors of war. When he was severely wounded and sent home to recover, Pete worried that he might never ski again. But with perseverance and the help of other 10th Mountain ski soldiers, he took to the slopes again and fulfilled his boyhood dream–founding the famous ski resort in Vail, Colorado.

Boyds Mills Press is giving away 10 copies of Ski Soldier.

Email to enter!

Deadline: March 1, 2019 (open to US addresses)

Hear more about Louise Borden’s journey to writing Ski Soldier in this author trailer


Win a signed copy of The Next Great Paulie Fink! (Middle Grade)

In this highly anticipated second novel by the author of the award-winning, bestselling The Thing About Jellyfish, being the new kid at school isn’t easy, especially when you have to follow in the footsteps of a classroom prankster like Paulie Fink.

Little Brown Books for Young Readers is giving away 10 advance reader copies of The Next Great Paulie Fink.

For a chance to win, click this link to enter.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 (open to US addresses)

Listen to Ali Benjamin talk more about The Next Great Paulie Fink in this short podcast

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