Contests & Giveaways | February 2020

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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 Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln (Elementary)

Book Cover for Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln

Celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with this charming picture book that tells a little-known true story of Lincoln’s childhood. Long before Lincoln led the nation, he was just a barefoot kid running around the woods near his Kentucky home, setting animals free from traps. One day he found a dog with a broken leg and named him Honey. The scruffy pup became his best friend and one day saved his life.

Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins is giving away 5 copies of Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln. Enter to win!

Deadline: February 18, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this curriculum guide and activity kit!

Win a free copy of We Could Be Heroes (Grades 3-7)

Book Cover for We Could Be Heroes

Hank has autism; Maisie is the new girl at school. But they could be heroes in this funny and heartwarming novel about two unlikely friends who team up to save a dog.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of We Could Be Heroes. Enter to win!

Deadline: February 21, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this discussion guide!

Win a free set of Michelle Schaub’s books for children! (Elementary)

Book Covers for Michelle Schaub's three books

Poet and teacher Michelle Schaub’s charming books are perfect for classroom use. Dream Big, Little Scientists introduces eleven branches of science–from astronomy to geology, and more–all in a rhyming, calming text with illustrations to pour over. Her two poetry collections, Finding Treasure and Fresh-Picked Poetry, will inspire Poetry Month celebrations in April!

Charlesbridge is giving away 5 sets of Michelle Schaub’s three books. Enter to win!

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

Watch this book trailer for Dream Big, Little Scientists.

Win a free copy of The Newspaper Club before it goes on sale! (Elementary)

Book Cover for The Newspaper Club

Learn what it means to be a journalist in this fun, fast-paced new middle grade series about a club of kid reporters by award-winning author, Beth Vrabel.

Running Press Kids is giving away 5 advance copies of The Newspaper Club. Enter here for a chance to win.

Deadline: February 27, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Learn more about the author!

Win a copy of Red Menace by Lois Ruby!  (Middle)

Book Cover for Red Menace

In 1953, thirteen-year-old Marty Rafner finds his life upended when the FBI suspects his parents of communist sympathies. As rumors fly, his friends turn on him, and agents track his every move, Marty questions what it means to be a patriotic American. Booklist called this title a “compelling story [that’s] sharply relevant.”

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of Red Menace. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: February 29, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this discussion guide!

Win a school visit from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Messenger!

Picture of author Shannon Messenger

Millions of readers have made it a worldwide phenomenon. Have your students discovered Keeper of the Lost Cities yet?

Grand Prize

One grand prize winner will receive one (1) school visit from Shannon Messenger at the end of the 2020 school year*, one (1) classroom set of Keeper of the Lost Cities books 1–8, one (1) swag bag of Keeper of the Lost Cities promotional items, one (1) Keeper of the Lost Cities curriculum guide, and one (1) Keeper of the Lost Cities book club guide.

*Visit will be scheduled for the end of the school year in 2020. Date and details based on author and winning school availability.

First Prize

Five first prize winners will each receive one (1) classroom set of Keeper of the Lost Cities books 1–8, one (1) swag bag of Keeper of the Lost Cities promotional items, one (1) Keeper of the Lost Cities curriculum guide, and one (1) Keeper of the Lost Cities book club guide.

Enter for a chance to win a school visit from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Messenger!

Deadline: February 29, 2020 (U.S. Addresses)

Discover more about Shannon Messenger and her books!

Win a bundle of 4 Inventors and Inventions titles (Grades 4-7)

Book Cover for Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World

Titles include Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World; The Renaissance Inventors; and Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren’t Round and Other Mysteries; and 3-D Engineering Design and Build Your Own Prototypes.

Kids love to tinker and invent, and these books offer scaffolding and guideposts to get them from idea to working prototype! Plus, learn all about the people who have been inventing the world around us since early humans picked up sticks to make tools. Fascinating stories, essential questions, links to online resources, and hands-on projects make these books a win.

Nomad Press is giving away a bundle of 4 Inventors and Inventions titles. Enter to win!

Deadline: February 29, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Teacher Resource Guide and Activity Kit for Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World.

Win a set of the four Work It, Girl books

Book Cover for Work It, Girl: Mae Jemison: Blast Off Into Space, Like

Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists. Each of these vibrantly illustrated books tells the story of a remarkable woman in 10 chapters that highlight transformative moments in her life, following the ups and downs that she faced on her road to success. At the end, 10 key lessons show what you can learn from these moments, and self-reflection questions help you apply these lessons to your own life. Brightly colored photo illustrations of 3-D cut paper artwork featuring inspiring quotes from these amazing women bring their stories to vivid life. Learn how to work it as you lay the foundations for your own successful career.

Quarto Books is giving away a set of four Work It, Girl! books — Work It, Girl: Mae Jemison; Work It, Girl: J.K. Rowling; Work It, Girl: Michelle Obama; and Work It, Girl: Oprah Winfrey. Enter to win!

Deadline: February 29, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore illustrator Sinem Erkas’ website!

Win a copy of One Mean Ant — the first book about an ant so mean that leaves fall off trees when he walks by! (Elementary)

Book Cover for One Mean Ant

Read the first in a new series by Arthur Yorinks, an author hailed as “one of the most distinctive prose styles in children’s literature.” In this pitch-perfect picture book comedy, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier, an astonishingly disagreeable ant may meet his match.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 copies of One Mean Ant. To enter, send an email to Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “One Mean Ant” and please include your mailing address.  

Deadline: March 2, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Listen what the author has to say about this ant in the Meet-the-Author Recording with Arthur Yorinks.

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3 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | February 2020

  1. Debbie Schneider February 13, 2020 at 4:54 pm #

    This book sounds so cute!

  2. Debbie Schneider February 13, 2020 at 4:55 pm #

    I can’t wait for the students to read it!

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