Contests & Giveaways | April 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 copy of Plastic: Past, Present, and Future (Middle)

Book Cover for Plastic: Past, Present, and Future

Come on a journey through the world of plastic, with easy-to-understand facts, bold graphics, fascinating stories, and hope for the future. Enter to win a copy for your classroom!

Scribble U.S. is giving away three copies of Plastic: Past, Present, and Future. To enter, email Phoebe at phoebe@thinkcursor.com with your name, address, and how this book will enrich your curriculum.

Deadline: April 17, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore these Teaching Notes!

Win a copy of Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence (Elementary)

Book Cover for Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence

“If you are looking for lighthearted, joyous, and youthful poems about childhood, this is the perfect selection for your bookshelves,” says Booklist magazine about Jacqueline Jules’ exciting new poetry collection, Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence. Couldn’t we all use some lighthearted joy in these crazy times?

Albert Whitman & Company is giving away 5 copies of Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence. Complete the form for a chance to win.

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

Listen to author Jacqueline Jules’ Audio Name Pronunciation!

Win a copy of Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Middle)

Book Cover for Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

In a starred review, SLJ says Tod Olson’s latest book is “An absolute must-have for all readers looking for well-researched and gripping adventure nonfiction.” You’ll find Olson’s vivid chronicle of three expeditions to climb K2 hard to put down — it’s that compelling. A welcome distraction from our own challenges these days!

Scholastic is giving away 5 copies of Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain. Complete the form for a chance to win.

Deadline: April 22, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Discussion Guide and author Tod Olson’s guest post on writing life-or-death situations.

Win a copy of the “At the Heels of History” series (Elementary)

Book Cover for Bo-Bo's Cave of Gold

In the At the Heels of History series by Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, young readers get a dog’s eye view of famous historical events: Filigree’s Midnight Ride introduces Paul Revere and the Patriots’ cause and Bo-Bo’s Cave of Gold explores the California Gold Rush. History has never been so doggone fun!

Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster is giving away 5 sets of the first two books in the series. Complete the form for a chance to win.

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

Explore these curriculum guides for Filigree’s Midnight Ride and Bo-Bo’s Cave of Gold!

Win a copy of Under My Tree — Blue Dot Kids Press will plant a tree for your students (Preschool-Elementary)

Book Cover for Under My Tree

Nature and environment, science, seasons, friendship, multigenerational. Booklist calls it Especially notable.” Kirkus says it’s “an interactive, modern-day The Giving Tree without the creepy self-sacrifice.” Under My Tree is a wonderful introduction to trees for young children that gently cultivates an appreciation for nature. Interwoven in the fiction text are unique facts about trees and simple activities that encourage readers to touch, smell, and observe the world that is all around them. Ideal for Earth Day (2020 marks the 50th Anniversary!) and beyond. 

Blue Dot Kids Press is giving away 5 copies of Under My Tree. For a chance to win, email hello@bluedotkidspress.com. Plus, via a partnership with One Tree Planted, Blue Dot Kids Press will plant a tree for each child who participates in their Earth Day coloring sheet activity

Deadline: April 26, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore this Teacher’s Guide!

Win a copy of Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story (Elementary)

Book Cover for Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story

In this empowering picture book perfect for young feminists, a gutsy baseball-playing girl and her bricklaying mom celebrate when love and hard work triumph over nerves. While we wait for baseball season to begin, we have the perfect book to keep that sense of teamwork, perseverance, and excitement alive! Cheer on mom and daughter as they smash gender stereotypes in sports and in careers while they work hard to meet their goals.

Holiday House is giving away three copies of Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story. Complete the form for a chance to win.

Deadline: April 30, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Read this letter from the author!

Win a copy of Somebody Told Me (Young Adult)

Book Cover for Somebody Told Me

After an assault, bigender seventeen-year-old Aleks/Alexis is looking for a fresh start — so they voluntarily move in with their uncle, a Catholic priest. In their new bedroom, Aleks/Alexis discovers they can overhear parishioners in the church confessional. Moved by the struggles of these “sinners,” Aleks/Alexis decides to anonymously help them, finding solace in their secret identity: a guardian angel instead of a victim. But then Aleks/Alexis overhears a confession of another priest admitting to sexually abusing a parishioner. As they try to uncover the priest’s identity before he hurts anyone again, Aleks/Alexis is also forced to confront their own abuser and come to terms with their past trauma.

Lerner Publishing Group will choose five lucky readers at random to receive an ARC of Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert. Enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: April 30, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this discussion guide!

Win the complete 26-book set of Jane Belk Moncure’s Sound Box® Books (Elementary)

My 'a' Sound Box

Jane Belk Moncure’s acclaimed Sound Box® Books have been an educational standard for over 50 years. We’ve updated and enhanced this beloved series to meet current educational standards and reflect cultural and social changes. The text appears in a clear, sans-serif typeface and paragraph form, and rebus icons trigger recognition of target words. Continuing a long tradition, these editions are sure to develop confident readers, expand their vocabularies, and inspire a love for reading that will outlast their school years.

The Child’s World is giving away this 26-book set in paperback! Complete the form for a chance to win.

Deadline: April 30, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Classroom Guide!

Win a copy of Write! Write! Write! (Elementary)

Book Cover for Write! Write! Write!

Write! Write! Write! is a poetry collection that explores every stage and every aspect of the writing process: from learning the alphabet to the thrilling moment of writing a thought for the first time; from writer’s block to finding inspiration; and from revision to stapling your finished work into a book. These poems also celebrate how writing teaches patience, helps express opinions, and allows us to imagine the impossible. This book, brimming with imagination and wonder, will leave readers eager to grab a pen, pencil, or keyboard — and write!

Boyds Mills & Kane will be giving away 10 free copies of Write! Write! Write! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke.  Email marketing@bmkbooks.com to enter. 

Deadline: May 15, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Watch the video book trailer!

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