Contests & Giveaways | March 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 Skype Visit with an Award-Winning Author!

For their World of Stories Sweepstakes, Kokila Books and Penguin want to bring voices from the margins into your classroom. Six Grand Prize Winners will receive a 30-minute Skype call with a Kokila author and a ten copy set of the selected author’s books.  The Skype call must occur by May 28, 2020. Skype call subject to author availability.

Enter for a chance to win

Deadline: March 13, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Discover resources for these authors and their books. Pablo Cartaya, Celia C. Pérez, Randy Ribay, Traci Sorell, Veera Hiranandani, and Isabel Quintero.

Win a free set of Tiny Traveler Treasure Quest books (Preschool-Elementary)

Book Cover for Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest

Come on a global adventure and help kids fall in love with the world they live in with the Tiny Traveler Treasure Quest books, celebrating diverse cultures — Puerto Rico, Mexico, and China — that make the world the special place it is. Tiny Travelers Puerto Rico Treasure Quest, Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest, and Tiny Travelers China Treasure Quest take readers ages 3-6 on a search-and-find adventure to uncover their treasures (icons, animals, statues, instruments, and more) and learn basic geography and language skills which will promote cultural awareness and essential skills. 

Each book in the series has a Country Guide, a destination expert from the featured country or territory or with family ties to it, helping to ensure cultural authenticity is maintained and accurately depicted. 

Tiny Travelers/Encantos Media is giving away 5 sets of all three Tiny Traveler books. To enter, email anita@encantosmedia.com.

Deadline: March 15, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Find ways to connect the series to young readers with the Educator Guide.

Win a free copy of Kaia and the Bees (Elementary)

Book Cover for Kaia and the Bees

Kaia is brave, but there’s one thing that scares her: BEES! Can she learn to love the bees that her dad keeps on the roof? Buzzing with storytime potential, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion.

Candlewick Press is giving away 5 copies of Kaia and the Bees. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: March 20, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this classroom guide and the guest blog post from author Maribeth Boelts!

Win a free copy of Green on Green (Elementary)

Book Cover for Green on Green

A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons. Yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer make way for orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork, Green on Green is a lovely celebration of nature, seasons, colors, and family — perfect for classroom use and story hours.

Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster is giving away 5 copies of Green on Green. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: March 23, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this activity kit!

Win a copy of Ivy Bird and a free Skype visit (Preschool-Elementary)

Book Cover for Ivy Bird

Imagination and play. Birds and animals. Science, nature and environment. Introducing an array of beautiful birds to young readers, Ivy Bird is a celebration of the natural world and ideal for springtime read alouds. Includes two pages bursting with colorful bird illustrations and encourages readers to seek out birds in their own backyards and schoolyards. 

Blue Dot Kids Press is giving away 5 copies of Ivy Bird and a free Skype visit with author Tania McCarthy. To enter, email hello@bluedotkidspress.com.

Deadline: March 30, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses)

Explore activities with the Curriculum Guide!

Win a free Accessible Science Set (Grades 4-6)

Book Cover for Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets with Hands-On Science Activities

Science is everywhere, including at the fairgrounds and in your own kitchen! With hands-on activities that bring learning to life, books in the Accessible Science set invite kids to explore the world of science that can be found at their very own fingertips. In Kitchen Chemistry: Cool Crystals, Rockin’ Reactions, and Magical Mixtures, kids explore familiar scenarios such as such as boiling water, baking cookies, and creating slime to figure out the why and how behind the science. In Fairground Physics: Motion, Momentum, and Magnets, learn about the forces that rule our world and everything in it by examining the rides, games, and even food you might find at a county fair. Science doesn’t always happen in a lab, and everyone can do it. All you need is a few basic supplies and a whole lot of curiosity.

Nomad Press is giving away this Accessible Science set! Enter for a chance to win.

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

Explore this classroom guide!

Win the new Little Women movie and Movie Companion Book (Grades 4-8)

Movie Cover for Little Women

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to celebrate and study the revered American writer Louisa May Alcott’s masterpiece Little Women, which was named by the Library of Congress as one of the “Books that Shaped America.” As a pioneer in the suffragist movement in the U.S., Alcott wrote a ground-breaking book featuring four strong young women each with their own ambitions. Read the book and then watch the film — a combination that will produce a lively discussion about women’s roles in society then and now.

Writer-Director Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Little Women received six Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, and earned worldwide critical acclaim. On March 10, the film comes home on Digital, and it will be released on Blu-ray and DVD April 7. The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases will take viewers even deeper into the beloved story of Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth with over 45 minutes of fascinating bonus features. You’ll want to own the Little Women movie for classroom discussions for years to come.

Enter to win one of ten copies of the Little Women movie and Movie Companion Guide book.

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

Explore resources for Little Women!

Win a copy of Open Fire (High)

Book Cover for Open Fire

Open Fire, Amber Lough’s historical fiction set in 1917 Russia, follows Katya as she joins the Women’s Battalion of Death to fight the Germans in World War I. Faced with the horrors of war, she soon finds that patriotism alone isn’t enough to help her survive.

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

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

Explore this Discussion Guide!

Win a copy of Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z (Middle)

Book Cover for Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

Irene Latham and Charles Waters, authors of Can I Touch Your Hair?, collaborate once again in Dictionary for a Better World to build upon themes of diversity and inclusivity. This inspiring, poetic resource for middle graders is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as allyempathy, or respect. Readers explore the words through poems, quotes, anecdotes, and activities.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of Dictionary for a Better World. Enter for a chance to win.

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

Explore this Discussion Guide!

Win a set of ten Storytime Series books (PK – Elementary)

Add to your storytime collection with this set of ten picture books from Quarto Kids!

Enter for a chance to win.

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

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13 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | March 2020

  1. Natalie Christensen March 7, 2020 at 11:26 am #

    FYI: The Little Women Contest Form is not working. It says that permissions are required. Love these every month! It is also a great way to share quality resources and new books!

  2. Lori Blevins March 12, 2020 at 6:05 am #

    Thanks for these contests! You can NOT enter the Little Women giveaway because the Google Form can’t be opened because it’s restricted to people within their organization. They will need to open access to public for us to enter

  3. Tricia Vilcan March 12, 2020 at 8:31 am #

    The link to the “Enter to Win” form for Little Women is not active

  4. Michelle Levy March 12, 2020 at 9:23 am #

    Little Women link is not working.

  5. Sonya Abraham March 12, 2020 at 9:52 am #

    The set of 10 storytime series books would not let me enter. I was not recognizing the fields I entered. It may have a clitch.

  6. Mandy Watson March 13, 2020 at 10:57 am #

    I love these contests- thank you! However, I cannot get the entry to work for the “Win a set of ten Storytime Series books.” Thanks again! =)

  7. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

    Our apologies for the access issues with the Little Women link. We have corrected this and the form should be fully accessible. Thanks for letting us know!

  8. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm #

    Our apologies for the access issues with the Little Women link. We have corrected this and the form should be fully accessible. Thanks for letting us know!

  9. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:11 pm #

    Our apologies for the access issues with the Little Women link. We have corrected this and the form should be fully accessible. Thanks for letting us know!

  10. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

    Our apologies for the access issues with the Little Women link. We have corrected this and the form should be fully accessible. Thanks for letting us know!

  11. Mandy Watson March 20, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

    I cannot get the Storytime Series to take an address. It keeps saying I must enter something in the field.

  12. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

    Thank you for letting us know of this form issue. This is not a form that we at TeachingBooks control so I’m not sure what the error was, but I have since tested the link and form and it seems to be working for me. If you are still having issues with this, we recommend reaching out to the contact information listed on the Quarto submission page. I hope this helps!

  13. Alyssa Yokota-Byron March 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm #

    Thank you for letting us know of this form issue. This is not a form that we at TeachingBooks control so I’m not sure what the error was, but I have since tested the link and form and it seems to be working for me. If you are still having issues with this, we recommend reaching out to the contact information listed on the Quarto submission page. I hope this helps!

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