Contests & Giveaways | October 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 TeachingBooks.

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the ForestWin a free copy of Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben (Elementary)

A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book, a young readers’ edition of the New York Times Bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.  A Kirkus Starred Review title, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest in language kids will love and understand. Includes exciting quizzes, photographs, and hands-on activities to help even the most reluctant learners.

Greystone Kids is giving away 5 copies of Can You Hear the Trees Talking?. To enter, email sloan@deborahsloanandcompany.com.

Deadline:  October 18, 2019 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find activities to share with your student with this Curriculum Guide!

Weird Little RobotsWin a free copy of Weird Little Robots (Elementary)

Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far, the little robots she builds are her only company. But with a little bit of magic, everything changes: she becomes best friends with Lark, has the chance to join a secret science club, and her robots come alive! Soon, a fateful misstep puts everything in jeopardy. Quirky and wonderful, this illustrated chapter book by Carolyn Crimi shows that making your own space in the world–and making a true friend–is a kind of magic all its own.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 copies of Weird Little Robots. To enter to win, click on this link.

Deadline: October 23, 2019 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Learn more from author Carolyn Crimi about her inspiration for this text in her guest blog post!

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation TournamentWin a free copy of Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament (Elementary)

Twelve-year-old physics whiz Lexi Magill is determined to win the Wisconsin Teleportation Tournament where teams teleport around the world solving STEAM-based puzzles. But when her teammates from her new school get them off to a rocky start, Lexi is afraid her old friends at the science academy might prove victorious. Friendships are tested along with puzzle-solving skills in this fast-paced adventure novel from Kim Long.

Running Press Kids is giving away 5 copies of Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament. Click on this link to enter the giveaway.

Deadline: October 24, 2019 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Curriculum Guide from Blue Slip Media.

Boomer At Your ServiceWin a free copy of Boomer At Your Service (Elementary)

When disaster strikes at Boomer’s service dog graduation day ceremony, he sets off to find a family to help on his own. A series of catastrophes leaves him feeling hopeless, until a little lost kitty leads him to his forever home and his new role as a therapy dog.

Clear Fork/Spork Publishing is giving away 5 copies of Boomer At Your Service. To enter, go to this link.

Deadline: October 25, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore this Curriculum Guide from Blue Slip Media.

The Wayward Witch & the Feelings MonsterWin a copy of Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch & The Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin (Grades 2-6)

Introducing Polly and Buster, a spellbinding new series about the magic of friendship from best-selling children’s author Sally Rippin. If Polly and Buster walk past each other in the street, they never say hello. After all, who ever heard of a witch being friends with a monster? But every day after school, Polly climbs to the top of their tree and calls out, “Awroooooo!” And Buster always comes. Yet one day, Polly and Buster’s schools go on a field trip to the same museum on the same day, and things go horribly awry. When their secret friendship is exposed, Polly must make the hardest decision of her life. All she’s ever wanted is to fit in and be a great witch…but is she willing to lose her best friend for it?

Kane Miller Books is giving away 10 paperback copies of this recently released magical novel. Enter for a chance to win your free copy of Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch & the Feelings Monster.

Deadline:  October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore teacher tips and activities based on Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch & the Feelings Monster as well as award-winning author Sally Rippin’s own discussion questions for the series!

 

Gutsy Girls Go for Science: PaleontologistsWin a set of four collective biographies about Women in STEM (Grades 3-5)

Books in the Gutsy Girls Go for Science series explore career connections for young scientists while following the lives of women who overcame both personal and societal challenges to reach the top of their fields! Titles in this series include PaleontologistsAstronautsEngineers, and Programmers. Nomad Press books in the Gutsy Girls Go for Science series integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. Nomad’s unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

Nomad Press is giving away one set of four Gutsy Girls Go for Science titles.  Please email rachel@nomadpress.net 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, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore author Karen Bush Gibson’s website to learn more!

The Life Heroic: How to Unleash Your Most Amazing SelfWin an advanced review copy of The Life Heroic: How To Unleash Your Most Amazing Self! (Middle)

Almost anyone can be a hero, and the heroes who make the biggest impact don’t always make headlines. This research-backed guide will equip middle-grade readers with the tools they need to become everyday heroes. It’s the perfect book to give kids in October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of The Life Heroic. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore the text further with these Discussion and Teaching Guides!

A Time Traveler's Theory of RelativityWin an advanced review copy of A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity! (Middle)

“This is an incredible book, no matter which time universe you’re in. I couldn’t put it down. One of my favorite debut novels of the year.”—Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times bestselling author and 2018 Newbery Medal winner

After his mother goes missing, twelve-year-old science lover Finn discovers that the women in his family are time travelers. To find his mom, he’ll have to put his trust in something bigger than logic.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore the text further with these Discussion and Teaching Guides!

Strange But True: 10 of the World's Greatest Mysteries ExplainedWin a copy of Strange but True! (Middle)

Prepare to have your mind blown! As you explore ten of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries, you’ll witness a UFO encounter, search for the lost city of Atlantis, tour a haunted house and discover the kraken’s true form. Along the way, you’ll use the scientific method and sharp thinking to separate fact from fiction and explain the unexplainable.

Quarto Kids is giving away three copies of Strange But True: 10 of the World’s Greatest Mysteries ExplainedEnter for a chance to win!

Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Learn more about the author at Kathryn Hulick’s website.

Ra the Mighty: Cat DetectiveWin the first two Ra the Mighty books! (Middle)

Can a lazy cat and a dung-obsessed beetle really crack a mystery? Ra relishes his role as the Pharaoh’s beloved—and spoiled—cat. So when an amulet goes missing from the palace, Ra plans to keep enjoying his snacks and nap in the sun. But Ra’s friend Khepri, a wise and industrious scarab beetle, insists on investigating in order to save the young servant girl who has been framed for the crime. Once Ra gets going, he decides that being a Great Detective actually isn’t so bad. The comically mismatched duo is on the case! 

Enter Holiday House’s giveaway to receive one of ten signed copies of Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective and an ARC of A. B. Greenfield’s newest book in the series, Ra the Mighty: The Great Tomb Robbery.

Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore author A.B. Greenfield’s website to learn more about them!

A Slip of a GirlWin A Slip of a Girl! (Middle)

Written in verse, A SLIP OF A GIRL is a poignant story of adversity, resilience, and self-determination by a master of historical fiction, painting a haunting history of the tensions in the Irish countryside of the early 1890s, and the aftermath of the Great Famine.  

Enter Holiday House’s ARC giveaway for Patricia Reilly Giff’s newest middle grade novel, A Slip of a Girl. We have 25 ARCs, and we want to share them with you!

Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Hear from author Patricia Reilly Giff herself in her Author Name Pronunciation.

Ordinary Hazards: A MemoirWin a copy of Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes! (High)

In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse.

Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night – and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki’s notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards – ordinary and extraordinary – of her life.

Boyds Mills & Kane will be giving away 10 free copies of Ordinary Hazards. Email marketing@bmkbooks.com to enter. 

Deadline: November 15, 2019 (Open to U.S. addresses)

Explore this discussion guide!

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4 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | October 2019

  1. Lori Blevins October 9, 2019 at 8:26 am #

    Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  2. Donna Gehring October 10, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

    Thanks for giving us this opportunity every month!

  3. Stella Bromley October 22, 2019 at 8:08 am #

    These awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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