Contests & Giveaways | March 2021

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 Ready-to-Read Prize Pack (Elementary)

Can a Cat Do That?

Ready-to-Read is a leveled reader program designed to develop beginning readers into confident reading stars! Each book is vetted by educational experts to adhere to the latest beginning reader guidelines, making them perfect additions to your classroom and personal library. From engaging nonfiction to stories featuring fan favorite characters, there’s a Ready-to-Read book for every reader!

Simon & Schuster is awarding 20 recipients a collection of Ready-to-Read and Ready-to-Read Graphics titles to add to their classroom library! Submit an entry for a chance to win.

Deadline: March 12, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Teaching Ideas!

Win a copy of The Stuff Between the Stars by Sandra Nickel and Aimée Sicuro (Elementary)

The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

A stunning portrait of a trailblazer, The Stuff Between the Stars tells the incredible story of astronomer Vera Rubin who was ridiculed by her male colleagues but went on to make huge contributions in the discovery of dark matter. This accessible picture book biography is perfect for Women’s History Month!

Abrams Kids is giving away 5 copies of The Stuff Between the Stars. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: March 19, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Curriculum Guide!

Win a copy of The King’s Golden Beard by Klaas Verplancke (Elementary)

The King's Golden Beard

Who’s to blame when a vain, heedless king meets his comeuppance? He is, of course! Kids will love this hilarious read-aloud picture book about a long, long beard and its short-sighted royal owner — an ideal conversation starter to explore themes of fairness, justice and good leadership.

Penguin Random House is giving away 10 copies of The King’s Golden Beard. Email minedition@deborahsloanandcompany.com for a chance to win.

Deadline: March 19, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Craft Activity Guide!

Win a copy of Our World Out of Balance by Andrea Minoglio and Laura Fanelli (Elementary and Middle Grade)

Our World Out of Balance: Understanding Climate Change and What We Can Do

Encouraging and easily digestible, this illustrated nonfiction guide introduces children ages 8-12 to the important topic of climate change with tips on “How You Can Help” and citizen scientist activities. Filled with engaging big ideas that will inspire children to think about their role in keeping our world healthy, Our World Out of Balance details how humans have thrown the planet off-balance and ways we can work together to be part of the solution and create a healthier world.

Blue Dot Kids is giving away 10 copies of Our World Out of Balance. Email jcollins.bluedotkids@gmail.com for a chance to win!

Deadline: March 21, 2021 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Earth Day Activities and Resource Guide!

Win a copy of My Ex-Imaginary Friend by Jimmy Matejek-Morris (Middle Grade)

My Ex-Imaginary Friend

Eleven-year-old Jack thought he’d outgrown his imaginary friend, George, until his family hits a crisis and Jack decides that George may hold the key to putting his life back together.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 ARCs of My Ex-Imaginary Friend. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Discussion Guide!

Win a copy of Rissy No Kissies by Katey Howes (Elementary)

Rissy No Kissies

A lovebird who doesn’t like kisses? Rissy’s friends and family wonder if she’s sick, confused, or rude. But kisses make Rissy uncomfortable. Can she show everyone there’s not one right way to share affection?

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of Rissy No Kissies. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the activities!

Win a Picture Book Science set (Elementary)

The Sun: Shining Star of the Solar System

Join the universe and two funny aliens as they make complex science topics fun and interesting for kids. Learn about the earth, sun, moon, and stars!

Nomad Press is giving away a set of four new books, ages 5-8: The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet, The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor, The Stars: A Gazillion Suns, and The Sun: Shining Star of the Solar System. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: March 31, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Classroom Guides for The Earth, The Moon, The Stars, and The Sun!

Win a copy of Welcome Home, Whales by Christina Booth (Elementary)

Welcome Home, Whales

Winner of the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature, Welcome Home, Whales shares the story of a boy who befriends a whale and offers her understanding; with timely themes of empathy and conservation that will resonate with children concerned about wildlife, the environment, and how they can help make a better world, the book includes whale facts and a list of ways kids can help whales wherever they live.

Blue Dot Kids is giving away 10 copies of Welcome Home, Whales. Email jcollins.bluedotkids@gmail.com for a chance to win.

Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Teacher’s Guide and Drawing Activity!

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