Contests & Giveaways | September 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 The Day Saida Arrived by Susana Gómez Redondo and Sonja Wimmer (Elementary)

The Day Saida Arrived

What happens when a new friend arrives who doesn’t speak your language? This “lyrical, playful book about immigration, respect, learning and friendship across cultures…offer[s] a great resource about immigration and cultural difference.” (Kirkus)

Blue Dot Kids Press is giving away 10 copies of The Day Saida Arrived. Email hello@bluedotkidspress.com for a chance to win!

Deadline: September 20, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

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Win a copy of Nacho’s Nacho: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel and Oliver Dominguez (Elementary)

Nacho's Nachos: The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack

People have been enjoying delicious nachos for 80 years, but few know the REAL story about how this delicious snack came about. Nacho’s Nachos takes us to Piedras Negras, Mexico, in 1940 where we meet Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a charming, creative waiter and chef who invented the world’s favorite snack in a moment of culinary desperation.

Lee & Low Books is giving away 10 copies of Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Virtual Book Tour and Story Time Activities!

Win a copy of All Except Axle by Sue Lowell Gallion and Lisa Manuzak Wiley (Elementary)

All Except Axle

Axle is anxious and nervous, but with some help from a friend, he gains confidence and is able to hit the open road. This SEL story about overcoming fears will resonate with young children — especially in these uncertain times.

Aladdin/Simon & Schuster is giving away 10 copies of All Except Axel. Enter for a chance to win!

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

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Win a copy of The Truth About Dragons by Jaime Zollars (Elementary)

The Truth about Dragons

As a young girl cautiously approaches a castle full of soaring, roaring dragons, she worries about their wildness and their terribly sharp teeth. But as she looks more closely, she discovers they may be more like her than she realized. In this enchanting tale about seeing beyond fears, every page turn reveals another dragon meticulously transformed into a friend.

Little, Brown and Company is giving away 5 copies of The Truth About Dragons. Enter for a chance to win!

Deadline: September 25, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu (Young Adult)

Like Spilled Water

Na has always been in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents’ cherished son. But when Bao-bao dies suddenly, Na realizes how little she knew him. And he wasn’t the only one with secrets.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 ARCs of Like Spilled Water. Enter for a chance to win!

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

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Win a copy of Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species by Ana Pêgo, Isabel Minhós Martins, and Bernardo P. Carvalho (Young Adult)

Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species

When she was young, biologist Ana Pêgo didn’t play in a backyard,  but on a beach. She walked along the shore, looked at tide pools, and collected fossils. As she grew older, Pêgo noticed a new species at the seaside: plastic. She decided to collect it, study it, and give it a Latin name—Plasticus maritimus—to warn people of its dangers to our planet. Inspired by Pêgo’s life’s work, Plasticus Maritimus (Greystone Kids: September 8, 2020) is filled with engaging science and colorful photographs, this foundational look at ocean plastics explains why they are such an urgent contemporary issue.

Greystone Kids is giving away 3 copies of Plasticus Maritimus, plus a printed curriculum guide with each copy. Enter for a chance to win!

Deadline: September 30, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

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Win a copy of Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath and Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts by Dianne K. Salerni (Middle Grade)

If you love gripping contemporary tales or supernatural alternate histories or both, Holiday House has something special for you this month! In September, two wonderful middle grade novels, Pine Island Home and Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts, are being released into the world.

Holiday House is giving away one bookset. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Educator Guide for Pine Island Home and Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts!

Win a classroom set of Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina and Sonia Sanchez (PK-Elementary)

Evelyn del Rey Is Moving Away

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away and Evelyn Del Rey se muda by Meg Medina, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez is Jumpstart’s 2020 selection. This is the 15th year of this celebration of literacy – join with your students and be counted among the millions of people reading the same book on the same day. Evelyn Del Rey is a celebration of lasting friendship, the power of connection, and encountering change – values we can all use in any time but particularly in 2020!

Candlewick Press is giving away three (3) classroom sets of Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away and Evelyn Del Rey Se Muda and additional materials. To enter, email Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “Evelyn Del Rey” and include your mailing address and the number of students in your class.  

Deadline: October 1, 2020 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Video Book Trailer and Family Activity Guide!

Win a copy of The Teachers March! How Selma’s Teachers Changed History by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace, and Charly Palmer (Elementary)

The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History

Demonstrating the power of protest and standing up for a just cause, here is an exciting tribute to the educators who participated in the 1965 Selma Teachers’ March. Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs — and perhaps their lives — by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demand their right to vote? On January 22, 1965, the Black teachers left their classrooms and did just that, with Reverend Reese leading the way. Noted nonfiction authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace conducted the last interviews with Reverend Reese before his death in 2018 and interviewed several teachers and their family members in order to tell this important story, which is especially important today.

Boyds Mills & Kane will be giving away 20 free copies of The Teachers March! Email marketing@bmkbooks.com to enter for a chance to win.

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

Explore the Video Book Trailer and Educator Guide!

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