Contests & Giveaways | February 2022

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 Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey and Loveis Wise (Elementary)

In this stunning celebration of art and the power of imagination, Jeanne Walker Harvey and Loveis Wise tell the incredible true story of Alma Thomas, the first Black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York City and to have her work chosen for the White House collection. With her bold and vibrant abstract paintings, Alma set the world ablaze with color.

HarperCollins is giving away 5 copies of Ablaze with Color. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 21, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Read this For Teachers, By Teachers blog post from Jeanne Walker Harvey!

Win a copy of The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Raúf (Elementary, Middle Grade)

What does it take to turn a bully into a hero? In this poignant middle grade novel, when Hector plays a prank on a homeless man and is seen and shamed by a schoolmate, he reaches a turning point.

Delacorte Press is giving away 5 copies of The Night Bus Hero. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 22, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore this Cultural Representation Reflection!

Win a copy of Once Upon a Forest by Pam Fong (Elementary)

After a fire leaves the forest smoldering, a determined marmot and her resourceful bird friend set off on a rescue mission in this beautifully illustrated, wordless story. Pam Fong’s monochromatic art style with splashes of color makes this book feel classic and modern at the same time. This a great pick for Earth Day with its message of environmental stewardship!

Random House Studio is giving away 5 copies of Once Upon a Forest. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 23, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Pam Fong’s Website!

Win a copy of Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts by Erika Lewis (Middle Grade)

Brimming with Celtic mythology, action, and danger, Erika Lewis’s Kelcie Murphy and The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts introduces readers to a new kind of magical school and a warrior who must choose with which side of an epic battle her destiny will lie. The School for Good and Evil meets Amari and the Night Brothers in this debut middle-grade fantasy, perfect for readers who’ve ever wondered: What if Harry Potter was sorted into Slytherin?

Starscape is giving away 50 ARCs of Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 25, 2022 (Open to U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Listen to the Meet-the-Author-Recording!

Win a copy of Bok’s Giant Leap: One Moon Rock’s Journey Through Time and Space by Neil Armstrong and Grahame Baker-Smith (Elementary)

Award-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith has taken a speech given by astronaut Neil Armstrong about a moon rock he named Bok and adapted it into a stunning picture book for young readers. Bok’s Giant Leap explores the formation of the Earth and the moon over billions of years and one moon rock’s view of the cosmic show before being picked up by Neil Armstrong on his famous moon walk on July 20, 1969.

Crown Books for Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of Bok’s Giant Leap. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 25, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Try this Story Map Multi-Leveled Lesson!

Win a copy of This Last Adventure by Ryan Dalton (Middle Grade)

When Archie’s beloved grandpa is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Archie tries to slow the progression of his grandpa’s memory loss through shared role-playing fantasies. But he has to face the reality of what he’s losing.

Lerner Publishing is giving away 5 copies of This Last Adventure. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 28, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Family Interview Questions & Writing Prompts!

Win a copy of The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah (Young Adult)

In 1890s West Africa, twin sisters Hassana and Husseina are torn apart by violence and must build individual lives for themselves an ocean apart. But the choices they make may eventually reunite them.

Lerner Publishing is giving away 5 copies of The Deep Blue Between. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 28, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the this Recipe & Geography Guide!

Win a copy of Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planet by Diana Kapp and Ana Jarén (Young Adult)

Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planet by Diana Kapp aims to inspire future and current environmental activists, social entrepreneurs and green innovators of all kinds. The book profiles 34 diverse revolutionaries—many young—fighting for our future. Publication set for April 5, 2022.

Diana Kapp is giving away 5 copies of Girls Who Green the World. Email rgbreinin@gmail.com for a chance to win!

Deadline: February 28, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

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