Contests & Giveaways | April 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 The Path by Bob Staake (Elementary)

From New Yorker cover artist and beloved children’s book author/artist Bob Staake comes an inspirational guide to finding your authentic self through life’s challenges, “excellent for discussion of self-discovery, making choices, and increasing self-confidence.” – Booklist

Includes an exclusive bonus poster from Bob Staake inside the jacket!

Astra Books for Young Readers is giving away 15 copies of The Path. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: April 18, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Discussion Activity!

Win a copy of Just to See by Morgane de Cadier and Florian Pigé (Elementary)

Whimsical illustrations bring humor to an inspirational story about staying curious, finding wonder in nature, and seeing the familiar in new and unexpected ways. “Will bring a chuckle. Recommended.” —School Library Connection. Perfect for units on adventure, imagination and play, self-esteem, friendship, new experiences and animals.

Blue Dot Kids Press is giving away 5 copies of Just to See. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Teacher’s Guide!

Win a copy of Wave by Diana Farid and Kris Goto (Elementary, Middle Grade)

Wave, set in 1980s Southern California, is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about Ava, a 13-year-old Persian American girl who loves surfing, singing, and poetry and hanging out with her best friend, Phoenix. But when Phoenix gets sick, Ava loses hold of the one place and the one person that make her feel like she really belongs.

Cameron Kids is giving away 5 copies of Wave. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the Meet-the-Author Recording and guest blog post from Diana Farid!

Win a copy of Only One by Deborah Hopkinson and Chuck Groenink (Elementary)

This lyrical, environmentally focused picture book showcases the singular beauty of our one and only universe—its galaxies, stars, and planets—as well as our one and only Earth and the precious life it contains. Take a special walk with one child, and listen to her talk about the universe above us, and the world around us, and all its unique life everywhere we turn.

Anne Schwartz Books/Random House is giving away 10 copies of Only One. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore this Author Interview!

Win a copy of Breaking News by Frank Morelli (Middle Grade)

Breaking News, which releases from Fitzroy Books on April 28, 2022, is composed of the news articles, journal entries, recordings, and field notes of three competing narrators who all have their own versions of the truth behind a school wide fundraising scandal.

Author Frank Morelli will be giving away three limited edition hardcopies of his upcoming middle grade novel, Breaking News. Sign up for the author’s monthly email list and follow the author on Twitter (@frankmoewriter) and/or Instagram (@frankmorelliauthor) for a chance to win!

Deadline: April 27, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Watch the Book Trailer!

Win a copy of Time Capsule by Lauren Redniss (Elementary)

The joy a child finds in making their own time capsule, filled with everyday objects, comes alive in Time Capsule by award-winning author Lauren Redniss. Extra pages in the back of the book give tips about creating a time capsule and facts about different types of time capsules throughout history.

Make Me a World/Random House is giving away 5 copies of Time Capsule. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: April 27, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Try out the puzzle game for this book cover!

Win a copy of Gold Mountain by Betty G. Yee (Young Adult)

Growing up in 1860s China, Tam Ling Fan has lived a life of comfort. Her father, a magistrate, is wealthy enough to provide for his family yet nontraditional enough to spare Ling Fan from the debilitating foot-binding required of most well-off girls. But her life is upended when her brother, Jing Fan, dies and their father is imprisoned under false accusations. To earn the money that will secure her father’s release, Ling Fan disguises herself as Jing Fan and takes his contract to work as a laborer on the Transcontinental Railroad in America. Once there, she must face grueling work conditions, avalanches, treachery, and racism to save what is left of her family.

Lerner Publishing is giving away 5 ARCs of Gold Mountain. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Study Guide!

Win a copy of Jack Knight’s Brave Flight: How One Gutsy Pilot Saved the Us Air Mail Service by Jill Esbaum and Stacy Innerst (Elementary)

High-flying history is brought to life in this suspenseful story of an unknown and daring pilot named Jack Knight, who in 1921 flew his biplane straight into a blizzard over America’s heartland and saved the US Air Mail Service in the process.

Astra Books for Young readers will be giving away 20 copies of Jack Knight’s Brave Flight. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the author page for Jill Esbaum!

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