Contests & Giveaways | January 2020


Each 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.

Win a free copy of The Generous Fish (Elementary)

The Generous Fish Book Cover

The Generous Fish weaves two Jewish folktales together to tell a fable about being good stewards of our environment. This story of villagers who take from the generous fish who offers literally all he has will prompt great discussion about what happens when we want something that depletes another’s resources. Perfect for multicultural, kindness, and environmental units!

Wisdom Tales Press is giving away 5 copies of The Generous Fish. To enter, click on this link.

Deadline: January 24, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this discussion guide!

Win a Black History Month Gift Set (Middle)

Finding Langston Book Cover

This gift set includes…

  • A hardcover copy of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor-Winning book, Finding Langston, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome, which tells the story of an eleven-year-old boy whose father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago’s Bronzeville district after the death of his mother during the Great Migration in 1946.
  • A hardcover copy of Leaving Lymon, the brand new companion to Finding Langston, in which we hear from Lymon, the boy who gives Langston a hard time in the first novel, and hear his side of the story and the struggles he is facing in Chicago.
  • A hardcover copy of Overground Railroad, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner James Ransome, which tells of little Ruth Ellen’s odyssey on the New York Bound Silver Meteor train during the Great Migration. It is the start of a new life up North that she can’t begin to imagine in this gorgeously illustrated picture book.

Holiday House is giving away 3 gift sets of the titles above to help prepare your classroom or library for Black History Month in February. Complete this form to enter.

Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Listen to author Lesa Cline-Ransome talk about Finding Langston in this Meet-the-Author Recording.

Win a STEAM Club Kit from Quarto (Middle)

Supersize Cross Sections: Inside Engines Book Cover

Feature STEAM in your classroom with this collection of STEAM titles and activities from Quarto’s STEAM club kit.

Quarto Kids is giving away STEAM Club Kits. Complete this form to enter.

Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Learn more about connecting resources to STEAM standards with these examples.

Win a set of Dear Dragon Developing Readers! (PK-K)

Book Cover for Dear Dragon Goes to the Library

Introduce your PK-K readers to the beloved Dear Dragon character with the Dear Dragon Developing Readers series. The books provide emergent readers opportunities to read for meaning and gain fluency through familiar topics, simple story lines, strong picture support and repetitive high frequency words. Follow a boy and his pet dragon as they visit new places, meet new friends and explore their feelings. Written at the earliest Fountas and Pinnell reading levels of A-D, these are the perfect start to reading before moving on to the next series of Dear Dragon books. Each book contains educators’ resources which include picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2-24 book sets from the new Dear Dragon Developing Readers series. Enter to win one of 2 sets of Dear Dragon Developing Readers!

January 31, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore and discuss further with this lesson plan and teacher’s notes.

Win a set of 3 Inquire and Investigate Earth Science titles (Grades 7-11)

Book Cover for Science of Weather and Climate: Rain, Sleet, and the Rising Tide

Earth science makes the news on a daily basis in the form of climate change and natural disasters—these three books in the Inquire and Investigate Earth Science set tackle the foundational knowledge necessary to understand the physical and chemical challenges the earth is facing. With hands-on activities, essential questions, career connections, links to online resources, and more, kids dive into the science and discover the explanations behind many of the news stories they hear, such as raging wildfire and floods. 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 a set of 3 Inquire and Investigate Earth Science titles. Titles include The Science of Weather and Climate: Rain, Sleet, and the Rising Tide; The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide; and Rocks and Minerals: Get the Dirt on Geology. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Classroom Guide.

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One Response to Contests & Giveaways | January 2020

  1. Shelley Ward January 15, 2020 at 9:32 am #

    Thank you!

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