Contests & Giveaways | May 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 copy of How Old Am I? by JR (Elementary, Middle, Young Adult)

How Old Am I?: 1-100 Faces from Around the World

A first-ever children’s visual reference book on age — and a unique celebration of the diversity of humankind around the globe from one of the world’s most acclaimed public artists showcases the faces and lives of 100 people from around the world via evocative photographs of faces with simple, poignant text. “It’s my dream come true” to help spark conversations to “change the way we see other people, help us get along, and help the world.” How Old Am I? helps spark conversations about aging, intergenerational conversations, empathy, diversity, world cultures, and 100 Days of School.

Phaidon is giving away 5 copies of How Old Am I? Email phaidon@deborahsloanandcompany.com for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Conversation Prompts!

Win a copy of Chickens on the Loose by Jane Kurtz and John Joseph (Elementary)

Chickens on the Loose

Backyard chickens have flown the coop and are ruffling feathers all over town in this rollicking read-aloud by Jane Kurtz!

West Margin Press is giving away 5 copies of Chickens on the Loose. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 21, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Activity Kit!

Win a set of 4 Women in STEM picture book biographies by Laurie Wallmark (Elementary, Middle Grade)

Laurie Wallmark, herself a computer scientist, writes award-winning picture book biographies about women who’ve made incredible discoveries and accomplishments in mathematics, cryptanalysis, computers, and other scientific fields, but who are relatively unknown to the public at large. These STEM pioneers have broken so many barriers; their stories inspire children to persist in their dreams and to see a future in STEM studies and careers.

Abrams Kids, Sterling Children’s Books, and Creston Books are giving away 5 sets of four Women in STEM biographies by Laurie Wallmark: Code Breaker, Spy Hunter; Numbers in Motion; Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life; and Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 21, 2021 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Guest Blog Post and Name Pronunciation from Laurie Wallmark!

Win a copy of We All Play by Julie Flett (Elementary)

We All Play

From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book that celebrates diversity and the interconnectedness of nature through an Indigenous perspective, complete with a glossary of Cree words for the animals.

Greystone Kids is giving away 10 copies of We All Play. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Teaching Guide and Author Name Pronunciation!

Win a copy of Do You Know Where the Animals Live? by Peter Wohlleben and Shelley Tanaka (Elementary, Middle Grade)

Do You Know Where the Animals Live?

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals comes a book for kids ages 8-12 about animals at home and around the world. Get ready to become an animal expert. This wonderful introduction to the animal kingdom features playful questions, fun quizzes, and at-home activities that will help kids study animals in their own backyards—and make the world a better place.

Greystone Kids is giving away 5 copies of Do You Know Where the Animals Live? Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Teaching & Parent Guide!

Win a copy of The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales by Matthew Brenden Wood and Alexis Cornell (Young Adult)

The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales

In The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales, readers ages 12 to 15 embark on a thrilling journey that starts with the Big Bang and takes them all the way to the end of the universe, with many exciting stops in between.

Nomad Press is giving away 2 copies of The Universe. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 31, 2021 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Classroom Guide!

Win a set of The Weather Warriors Series (Elementary, Middle Grade)

Follow different Weather Warriors as they encounter potentially catastrophic weather events. Learn about how storms start, how they move, and how to stay safe before, during, and after. These adventure-filled graphic novels provide information readers need to understand meteorology and its effect on people, animals, plants, and places.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 sets of the new graphic novel series, Weather Warriors. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 31, 2021 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Series Teaching Guide!

Win a copy of No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves by Lee Wind (Young Adult)

No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves

History sounds really official. Like it’s all fact. But that’s not necessarily true. History is created by those who document it…and sometimes those people are biased against or just can’t see or imagine anyone different from themselves. Men who loved men, women who loved women, and people who lived outside gender boundaries are often left out of history. In fact, some household names have had these parts of their lives and identities censored, from Shakespeare and Pharaoh Hatshepsut to Cary Grant and Eleanor Roosevelt. No Way, They Were Gay? reclaims the lives and loves of famous figures by sifting through primary source materials including letters, interviews, photos, and poems.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 advanced review copies of No Way, They Were Gay? Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Meet-the-Author Recording, Audio Name Pronunciation, and Discussion Guide!

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2 Responses to Contests & Giveaways | May 2021

  1. Cody J. May 15, 2021 at 1:21 am #

    Thank you for the giveaways!

  2. Leslie Golden May 29, 2021 at 7:14 am #

    This monthly giveaway is so wonderful. It provides an opportunity to get diverse books into students hands. Thank you for sharing interesting and relevant books students will love. I know my class book club would be excited to read any of these books especially Women in STEM and Weather Warriors because these books fit well with our discussions topics.

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