Contests & Giveaways | October 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 Tree Hole Homes: Daytime Dens and Nighttime Nooks by Melissa Stewart and Amy Hevron (Elementary)

In this science and nature-themed picture book, nonfiction expert Melissa Stewart and illustrator Amy Hevron offer up an inviting peek into the secret world of tree hole dwellers. Extensive backmatter gives detailed information on the animals mentioned throughout this engaging book.

Random House Studio is giving away 5 copies of Tree Hole Homes. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the guest author blog post by Melissa Stewart!

Win a copy of What About: The Universe by Bertrand Fichou and Pascal Lemaître (Elementary)

What is the universe? Can you travel in time? Will humans ever live on other planets? Curious kids want to know, and they will get the answers to these astronomy questions and many more in this exceptionally illustrated Q&A book.

Twirl Books is giving away 5 copies of What About: The Universe. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Play the jigsaw puzzle!

Win a set of nonfiction books about real animals at the world-famous San Diego Zoo (Elementary)

Animal advocate Georgeanne Irvine’s nonfiction picture books tell true stories about real animals living at the San Diego Zoo. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, these stories of hope and inspiration give young readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the San Diego Zoo’s newest and most interesting residents.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press is giving away 5 sets of 3 nonfiction animal books by Georgeanne Irvine: Raising Don, Mosi Musa, and Ruuxa & Raina. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Play the word search for Raising Don.

Win a set of fiction titles from the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press (Elementary)

Former elementary teacher Carrie Hasler’s charming fiction titles about animals carry a wonderful message about environmental stewardship. In addition to a lovely story, each book features educational backmatter about habitat loss, fun animal facts, and ways kids can join the fight to save these incredible creatures.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press is giving away 5 sets of 3 animal fiction books by Carrie Hasler: Sloth’s Treehouse Inn, Ty the Quiet Giraffe, and Koala Crossing. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore Carrie Hasler’s website!

Win a copy of Dog Squad 2: Cat Crew by Chris Grabenstein (Middle Grade)

Fred, the loveable stray in Dog Squad, is back and working on a new show—Cat Crew. But there’s something funny about these felines. Could they be electronically controlled? Book 2 in this action-packed, middle grade series will have kids howling with laughter!

Random House Books for Young Readers is giving away 10 copies of Dog Squad 2: Cat Crew. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Watch the video book trailer!

Win a Pippa Park Scavenger Hunt Kit (Middle Grade)

Celebrate Pippa Park Crush at First Sight with a kit that lets you host a fun scavenger hunt! Match the quotes from Pippa Park Crush at First Sight to the items in the box to uncover the hidden meaning behind the clues. Items include: holiday snow globe with cat Kimchi-Jjigae, family recipe from the author, mini basketball, and more! BONUS: Includes *signed* copies of Pippa Park Raises Her Game (book 1) and Pippa Park Crush at First Sight (book 2).

Fabled Films is giving away 5 scavenger hunt kits. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Listen to the Meet-the-Author Recording for Pippa Park Crush at First Sight!

Win a copy of Ice Cycle: Poems about the Life of Ice by Maria Gianferrari and Jieting Chen (Elementary)

Pancake ice, floebergs, glaciers, icicles . . . cold temperatures create an astonishing variety of ice forms! Welcome winter with a poetic exploration of ice on land and at sea in this evocative and atmospheric picture book.

Lerner Publishing is giving away 5 copies of Ice Cycle. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the activity guide!

Win a copy of Electricity: Circuits, Static, and Electromagnets with Hands-On Science Activities by Carmella Van Vleet and Micah Rauch (Middle Grade)

In this book, readers ages 8 to 12 explore the science of electricity and the technology we’ve developed to harness the energy to power our lives. Hands-on STEM activities, entertaining illustrations, essential questions, fascinating sidebars, and links to online resources and videos get kids hooked on the fascinating subject they all use in their daily lives—electricity!

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

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

Explore the classroom guide!

Win a STEM Fairy Tale Series (Elementary)

Re-visit some of the world’s most popular fairy tales and find out how each fable has a basis in STEM! Dr. Gnome-It-All is host of the most popular internet show found on the World Wondrous Web—STEM Stream. In graphic-style format, he teaches his audience about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while entertaining them with adaptations of timeless fairy tales. STEM Fairy Tales explains science concepts as they appear in the story and gives readers a new perspective on favorite fables. Includes colorful, engaging illustrations, a glossary, and a bibliography for further reading.

Norwood House Press is giving away 2 complete sets of their new STEM Fairy Tales series. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Explore the teacher’s notes!

Win a copy of Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman and Nancy Carpenter (Elementary)

Perfect for fans of firefighters and fire trucks, this energetic rhyming picture book shows how a fire chief and her crew keep their community safe.

Astra Books for Young readers will be giving away 10 free copies of Fire Chief Fran. Submit an entry for a chance to win!

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

Play the crossword puzzle!

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