Contests & Giveaways | October 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 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!

Win a Halloween Gift Set (Middle Grade)

Middle School Bites

Superheroes, Monsters, and Ghosts! Oh My! Throw in a Vam-Wolf-Zom, and we are in for a super spooky Halloween! Looking for some middle grade novels and graphic novels for your students? Enter to win a gift set to help your class kick off Halloween right!

Holiday House and Pixel are giving away a Halloween gift set. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Watch this video book reading from the author!

Win a copy of Marjory Saves the Everglades by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rebecca Gibbon (Elementary)

Marjory Saves the Everglades

When Marjory Stoneman Douglas returned to Florida after serving overseas in World War I, the beautiful Everglades — home to countless birds and animals — was under threat by developers. She knew she had to do everything in her power to protect this unique ecosystem. Sandra Neil Wallace’s engaging picture book biography is perfect for units on strong women and the environment!

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of Marjory Saves the Everglades. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Curriculum Guide and Activity Kit!

Win a set of 2 Iggy Iguanodon books by Maryann Macdonald and Jo Fernihough (Elementary)

Playtime & Mealtime

Iggy Iguanodon is just like all little dinosaurs — he doesn’t want to take a bath or eat his greens. Sometimes, a bedtime story can be scary and making new friends is hard. But Iggy’s funny antics always save the day and will delight children learning to read.

Albert Whitman & Company is giving away 5 sets of the 2 Iggy Iguanodon early readers by Maryann Macdonald: Playtime & Mealtime and Bath Time & Bedtime. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore these Activities!

Win a boxed set of the At the Heels of History Collection by Pam Berkman, Dorothy Hearst, and Claire Powell (Elementary)

Minsha's Night on Ellis Island

Tag along with brave and loyal dogs as they live through pivotal moments in American history! Join Filigree, the patriotic Pomeranian who stows away on Paul Revere’s midnight ride; Bo-Bo, the big-hearted mutt as she searches for treasure during the California Gold Rush; and Minsha, the loyal terrier who travels to Ellis Island to find the family she lost. Each fun-filled story is heavily illustrated and includes an authors’ note with additional information about the time period.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers is giving away 7 boxed sets of At the Heels of History Collection, each containing three books: Filigree’s Midnight Ride, Bo-Bo’s Cave of Gold, and Minsha’s Night on Ellis Island. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the curriculum guides for Filigree, Bo-Bo, and Minsha!

Win a subscription to Coping with COVID-19 Online Learning Resource (Elementary)

What If I'm Worried about Covid-19?

COVID-19 has dramatically changed our world. Now more than ever, it’s important to bring educators, parents, and children together during these challenging times. Coping with COVID-19 is an online learning resource designed to foster a safe, educational environment to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. By learning about the new coronavirus, kids will have easy-to-understand facts about what’s happening and how they can help keep themselves and others safe. Coping with COVID-19 includes books, articles, activities, assessments and much, much more!

The Child’s World is giving away 5 (five) 1-year Institutional Plan subscriptions to Coping with COVID-19! Enter for a chance to win!

Deadline: October 25, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore these Teacher Guides for related titles like What If I’m Worried about COVID-19 and What is COVID-19?

Win a book set of Field Trip to the Moon and Field Trip to the Ocean Deep (Elementary)

Field Trip to the Ocean Deep

John Hare, the wonderful creator of last year’s Field Trip to the Moon, is here to take us on another adventure this Fall. This time we are heading into a yellow submarine and taking a Field Trip to the Ocean Deep! These wordless picture books are fun for the whole class and spark so many interesting discussions. We have one book set, and we want to share it with you!

Holiday House is giving away a book set of Field Trip to the Moon and Field Trip to the Ocean Deep by John Hare. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Listen to the Meet-the-Author Recording for Field Trip to the Moon and Field Trip to the Ocean Deep!

Win a copy of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery by Whitney Stewart and Hans C. Andersson, MD (Young Adult)

Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the field of genetic studies has transitioned into an era of discovery. Explore the breakthroughs in research that inform our understanding of ancestry, inheritance, epigenetics, health, and medicine.

Lerner Publishing is giving away 5 ARCs of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery. Enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Educator Guide!

Win a copy of Arithmechicks Take Away: A Math Story by Ann Marie Stephens (Elementary)

Arithmechicks Take Away: A Math Story

As the Arithmechicks slide down the slide, swing on the swings, and play hide-and-seek, they don’t realize that a lonely mouse is copying them, longing to join in. However, when their basketball becomes stuck, the chicks discover that a two-inch-tall new friend is exactly what they need. In this heartwarming story, there are many ways to add up ten cheerful chicks, but a new friend is what makes them cheer. The book includes a helpful glossary that defines the eight arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story, providing a playful introduction to essential math for young children and their caregivers.

Boyds Mills & Kane is giving away 20 free copies of Arithmechicks Take Away. Email marketing@bmkbooks.com to enter for a chance to win.

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

Explore the Teacher’s Guide!

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3 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | October 2020

  1. Suzanne Costner October 10, 2020 at 12:39 pm #

    The Teachers March is a wonderful book – and so is Marjory Saves the Everglades. Some lucky winner will really enjoy them!

  2. May Cartwright October 17, 2020 at 9:33 am #

    I have used Teaching Books somewhat in the past when my library was being used and I could not get to my books. We have been Asynchronous since last March and it has saved my life. I am going back into the library next week and it is a permanent part of my lesson plans from now on. My school is a Title I school and we have very little if any library budget. This helps me expand the reading experience and exposure to my students.

    Thank you so much.

  3. Alyssa Yokota-Byron October 21, 2020 at 11:52 am #

    So glad to hear it has been helpful!

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