Contests & Giveaways | May 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 Wildflower by Melanie Brown and Sara Gillingham (Elementary)

The Rainbow Fish for kids who love the garden — a moving picture book for ages 3 to 8 about a daisy who is told she’s “just a weed” — and embarks on a journey to find her place in the garden. An ideal conversation starter about self-compassion, confidence, the importance of loving yourself and how everyone has something special about them.

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

Deadline: May 18, 2022 (U.S. and Canadian Addresses)

Explore the Curriculum & Activity Guide!

Win a copy of Mr. Lemoncello’s Very First Game by Chris Grabenstein (Middle Grade)

Discover the origins of what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in the world” in Mr. Lemoncello’s Very First Game, the highly-anticipated prequel to the New York Times bestselling book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Go back to the start and meet 13-year-old puzzle-obsessed Luigi Lemoncello!

Random House is giving away 10 copies Mr. Lemoncello’s Very First Game. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore this Author Interview!

Win a copy of Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans (Elementary)

In Alone Like Me, a young girl moves from a small village to a big city in China and longs to find a friend. With luscious watercolor illustrations and lovely poetic text, this achingly beautiful story is about the desire for connection, and the comfort we feel when we find a true friend.

Anne Schwartz Books is giving away 8 copies of Alone Like Me. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 24, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Meet-the-Author Recording!

Win a copy of One Turtle’s Last Straw: The Real-Life Rescue That Sparked a Sea Change by Elisa Boxer and Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Elementary)

One Turtle’s Last Straw tells the inspiring true story of how one small turtle and kids all over the country sparked an environmental movement. The book includes an afterword by one of the marine conservation biologists featured in the story, as well as profiles of real kids who were inspired by the video to create change in their communities.

Crown Books for Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of One Turtle’s Last Straw. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Play the Jigsaw Puzzle!

Win a copy of Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming and Launched a Worldwide Obsession by Kate Hannigan and Zachariah O’Hora (Elementary)

Video games are so popular with kids and adults, but where did they come from? Enter Blips on a Screen, an engaging picture book biography that tells the incredible true story of a Jewish refugee who pioneered home video gaming.

There are two opportunities to win a copy of the book:

The author is giving away 3 copies of Blips on a Screen, email KateHannigan@gmail.com for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 17, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Knopf Books for Young Readers is giving away 5 copies of Blips on a Screen. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 26, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Discussion Questions!

Win a copy of My Blue-Ribbon Horse: The True Story of the Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts and Kayla Harren (Elementary)

Calling all horse lovers! This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the dramatic true story of Snowman, the horse bought from a truck bound for the slaughterhouse for a mere $80 that went on to become a show-jumping champion.

Random House is giving away 10 copies of My Blue-Ribbon Horse. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Play the Jigsaw Puzzle!

Win a copy of Glowing Bunnies!?: Why We’re Making Hybrids, Chimeras, and Clones by Jeff Campbell (Young Adult)

Modern genetic technology has the potential to remake animals in almost any way we can imagine. With reassuring, wry humor, Glowing Bunnies!? explores the possibilities, dangers, and ethical issues of bioengineering.

Lerner Publishing Group is giving away 5 copies of Glowing Bunnies!?. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Educator Guide!

Win a copy of The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor (Young Adult)

In this queer contemporary YA mystery, a nonbinary autistic teen realizes they must not only solve a 30-year-old mystery but also face the demons lurking in their past in order to live a satisfying life.

Astra Books for Young Readers is giving away 20 copies of The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Discussion Guide!

Win a copy of Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun (Middle Grade)

Readers will cheer on Korean American Pippa Park in this wonderful middle school book about friendships, bullying, crushes, and family. In this relatable story, Pippa reinvents herself and discovers who she really is on and off the basketball court.

Fabled Films is giving away 10 copies of Pippa Park Raises Her Game. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Discussion Guide!

Win a copy of Climate in Crisis: Changing Coastlines, Severe Storms, and Damaging Drought by Carla Mooney and Traci Van Wagoner (Young Adult)

In Climate in Crisis: Changing Coastlines, Severe Storms, and Damaging Drought, readers 12 to 15 discover how climate change is affecting the human population—from extreme weather and rising coastlines to new migration patterns and disease—through real-life stories and a deep examination of the science driving the phenomenon.

Nomad Press giving away 2 copies of Climate in Crisis. Submit an entry for a chance to win.

Deadline: May 31, 2022 (Open to U.S. Addresses)

Explore the Classroom Guide!

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