Contests & Giveaways | August 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 Life in the Doghouse series by Danny Robert Shaw & Ron Danta (Elementary)

Elmer and the Talent Show book cover

Dogs of all kinds come through Danny & Ron’s Rescue in hopes of finding their forever homes. A spirited dachshund with facial deformities needs a family who can love him scars and all. A rambunctious puppy needs to learn how to follow the rules in his new home. Two best canine friends hope they can stay together. In each sweet story in this chapter book series, unique pups make a home with their forever families.

Aladdin/Simon & Schuster is giving away 10 sets of the 3 books in the Life in the Doghouse series. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 25, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of Miraculous by Caroline Starr Rose (Middle Grade)

Miraculous book cover

A traveling medicine show promises to cure all, but Jack and Cora learn it takes more than faith in Dr. Kingsbury’s “Miraculous Tonic” to fix things that are broken. This captivating mystery and timeless friendship story from the award-winning author of May B. and Jasper and The Riddle OF Riley’s Mine, is pitch-perfect middle grade at its best.

Putnam/PRH is giving away 5 copies of Miraculous. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 25, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of If the World Were 100 Animals by Miranda Smith & Aaron Cushley (Elementary)

If the World Were 100 Animals book cover

With around 20 quintillion animals on Earth, it’s impossible to know everything about them all! However, if we shrink that number down to 100, we can picture a global park that lets us learn about our fellow living creatures. This accessible introduction to our planet’s animals is perfect for fact-hungry young readers.

Crown Books is giving away 10 copies of If the World Were 100 Animals. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 26, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

Play the Jigsaw Puzzle!

Win a copy of Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker (Middle Grade)

Dad's Girlfriend and Other Anxieties book cover

This middle grade debut, brimming with humor and heart from Kellye Crocker, offers a realistic portrait of living with a newly diagnosed anxiety disorder, celebrates loving families in all their messy imperfection, and shows there’s more than one way to be brave.

Albert Whitman & Co. is giving away 5 copies of Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 26, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a new picture book set: The Long Ride Home by Stephanie Graegin; Hurry, Little Tortoise, Time for School by Carrie Finison & Erin Kraan; Courage Like Kate by Anna Crowley Redding & Emily Sutton (Elementary)

The Long Ride Home book cover
Courage Like Kate book cover
Hurry, Little Tortoise, Time for School book cover

Hurry, Little Tortoise, Time for School! is a sweet first-day-of-school story; in The Long Ride Home, Koala misses her best friend who has moved away; and Courage Like Kate tells the true story of girl lighthouse keeper Kate Moore. These charming picture books will be a delightful addition to your classroom or library!

Random House Studio is giving away 5 sets of new picture books. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 29, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes (Middle Grade)

Garvey shines when he sings, and it’s no surprise that his mom and sister are proud of him. But Garvey discovers singing is a source of surprising pride for a dad who, he learns, once sang in a band. A quietly triumphant novel told through Japanese Tanka poems (explained in an author’s note) follows an African American boy gaining confidence and finding connection doing something he loves. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

Astra Books for Young Readers is giving away 20 free copies of Garvey’s Choice. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 30, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of World War I: The Great War to End All Wars by Julie Knutson and Micah Rauch (Young Adult)

World War I: The Great War to End All Wars book cover

World War I: The Great War to End All Wars brings to light the key details of this critical juncture in history, which marks the transition to a modern era in which mass destruction became not only a possibility but a reality through military technologies a century in the making.

Nomad Press is giving away 2 copies of World War I: The Great War to End All Wars. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 31, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: Meet Lyle based on books by Bernard Waber (Elementary)

Help your students fall in love with Lyle by featuring the beloved character in his new movie look with this tie-in beginning reader that introduces Lyle and his world to emerging readers! Pair the book with the Lesson Plan based on themes in the books by Bernard Waber and the upcoming movie, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, which can help students form healthy relationships in a new environment.

Sony Entertainment is giving away 5 copies of this new beginning reader, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 31, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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Win a copy of The Art of Teaching Children by Phillip Done (Educator)

An essential guide for teachers and parents that’s destined to become a classic, The Art of Teaching Children is one of those rare and masterful books that not only defines a craft but offers a magical reading experience.

Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster is giving away 1 copy of The Art of Teaching Children. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

Deadline: August 31, 2022 (U.S. Addresses)

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