Contests & Giveaways | November 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 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!

Win a copy of Jacob’s Fantastic Flight by Philip Waechter, translated by Elisabeth Lauffer (Elementary)

Jacob's Fantastic Flight

Jacob has a special gift: he can fly! As he flies to meet his parents for their vacation, he meets birds who need help. A humorous, resonant story about independence, kindness, and embracing the unknown, Jacob’s Fantastic Flight — with three ★ starred reviews ★ from Kirkus, Booklist, PW — shows what happens when a child uses their strengths and differences to help others in need. Ideal for discussions of collaboration and teamwork, new experiences, birds, aviation, and friendship.

Blue Dot Kids is giving away 10 free copies of Jacob’s Fantastic Flight. Email jcollins.bluedotkids@gmail.com to enter for a chance to win.

Deadline: November 16, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Bird Science Activities and Teacher’s Guide!

Win a copy of Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table by Isabel Thomas and Sara Gillingham (Middle Grade)

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table

Science meets design in Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table, a comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe, from AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books winning author Isabel Thomas. “★ Presents complex information in a simple and pleasing way….written with infectious enthusiasm for science… could make a chemist out of anyone.” — Kirkus, starred review. Complete with poster-sized periodic table on the reverse side of the book jacket and backmatter including tables of elemental properties, glossary and more. The Kitchen Chemistry activity is just right for in school or remote learning.

Phaidon is giving away 5 copies of Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table. Email phaidon@deborahsloanandcompany.com to enter for a chance to win!

Deadline: November 17, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Kitchen Chemistry Activity Kit!

Win a copy of Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters by Ginger Garrett (Middle Grade)

Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters

Twelve-year-old Lizbeth is determined to get rid of her dad’s new girlfriend and make friends at her new school—neither of which turns out to be as easy as she expects.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 10 ARCs of Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters. Complete the form to enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Discussion Guide!

Win a copy of Mega-Dogs of New Kansas by Dan Jolley and Jacques Khouri (Middle Grade)

Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

Meet the mega-dogs: massive pooches helping the human settlers of a faraway planet. When an official threatens the mega-dog program, Sienna Barlow sneaks away with her dog, Gus, and begins an adventure across New Kansas.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away two sets of 25 ARCs of the graphic novel Mega-Dogs of New Kansas to share with their students. Complete the form to enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore this interview with the authors!

Win a copy of Hello, Neighbor! by Matthew Cordell (Elementary)

Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

In honor of World Kindness Day on November 13th, Holiday House is so excited to give away a SIGNED COPY of Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell’s gorgeous picture book, Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers. Kindness, caring, and reliance on our neighbors are more important now than ever before. We all need more Mister Rogers in our lives.

Holiday House is giving away one signed copy of Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers. Complete the form to enter for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Virtual Book Tour with the author!

Win a copy of Choo-Choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Mike Yamada (Elementary)

Choo-Choo School

No racing in the haul-ways! From the late, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules — Work hard, play fair, be kind — it’s time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone’s ready to climb a hill in gym (it’s good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos.

Candlewick Press is giving away 20 copies of Choo-Choo School. Email Anne.Irza-Leggat@candlewick.com with the subject line “Choo-Choo” and your mailing address for a chance to win!

Deadline: December 3, 2020 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Listen to the audiobook excerpt!

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6 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | November 2020

  1. Christine Berry November 10, 2020 at 10:54 am #

    I am so thrilled that these wonderful books are being made available at no cost to some of us.

    I appreciate your doing this during these difficult times.

    Thank You!

  2. Stephanie Wright November 12, 2020 at 1:46 am #

    I got to agree with Christine. It is wonderful that book publishers and Teaching Books are stepping up to get books in the hands of teachers and ultimately kids, especially right now!

  3. elizabeth decoteau November 12, 2020 at 4:57 am #

    Great chance to give students a book of their own.

  4. Lori Blevins November 12, 2020 at 7:25 am #

    Great chances to win some awesome looking titles!!!

  5. Anita Folgert November 12, 2020 at 9:48 am #

    So wonderful to get a chance to see new books that are available!

  6. Carol Moore November 12, 2020 at 11:12 am #

    Thank you to the publishers for the opportunity to add these books to our libraries. Thanks to TeachingBooks.net for promoting these contests. You are a great resource.

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