Back-to-School Contests and Discounts Plus a Free Poster!

If summer has to end, there’s only one good way I know to soften the blow a bit: freebies. Lots and lots of freebies. Read on to find out about contests to win books or math supplies, a free poster, and more especially for back-to-school.


Submit a comment to our blog to let us know which of these back-to-school goodies you’ll be taking advantage of. One lucky reader will win an assortment of new books from Albert Whitman & Company, including Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? Librarian on the Roof! Bullying and Me, and In the Garden With Dr. Carver. Submit your comment by midnight EDT on Monday, September 6, 2010, for a chance to win! (Update: Congratulations to Darlene, who was our winner!)


Do your students struggle with spelling? Franklin is offering two great deals. For a limited time, you can get an electronic dictionary/thesaurus with spell corrector for 50% off! You must use coupon code “Speller” to get this deal. Click here now to check it out! Also, Franklin is also offering a free 18″ x 24″ full-color poster that you can use to help teach language arts. To request yours, click here. Don’t miss out!


K-5 Kaplan is giving away math materials! Visit for your chance to win a Making Algebra Connections math manual or the grand prize, a Making Algebra Connections math manipulatives kit. Hurry, you must enter this contest by August 31, 2010.


Feeling lucky? Here’s another contest to enter: Orca Book Publishers is giving away a set of Orca Echoes Early Chapter Books and a $50 Amazon gift card. For readers ages 7-9, the set includes 44 books and is valued at over $300. Enter today!


In honor of back-to-school, Workman Publishing is giving away assorted poster books. Each includes 30 pull-out posters on glossy paper. Titles include Under the Sea Poster Book, Eye See You Poster Book, The Petting Farm Poster Book, and others. To enter, email Include your name, address, and grade level.


Time’s almost up for the Westcott school supplies giveaway! Visit to enter to win Westcott scissors, rulers, a pencil sharpener, a paper trimmer, and more for your entire grade level! Plus if you include Westcott kids’ scissors on your school supply list and fax or email it to Westcott, you’ll receive a free pair of adult-size scissors—a $17 value! If you don’t have your school supply list handy, simply use the customizable form provided on the Westcott site. Both offers expire August 31, 2010. Click here now!


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15 thoughts on “Back-to-School Contests and Discounts Plus a Free Poster!

  1. I will most definitely be entering the Orca books contest and the Kaplan Math contest. I mean… you can never have too many books right? 😉

  2. As I begin a new school year with teaching young people how to play their favorite songs on the piano, I can not tell you how many students have confided in me their sensitivity and fears of confessing their encounters with bullies. Indeed young people are stepping up and speaking out like never before. Indeed it is not their fault.

  3. I am entering the Orca Echoes Early Chapter Books and $50 Amazon Gift Card contest. Preschoolers love books. We could use the books for our classroom storytime and reading corner. The Amazon gift card would come in handy. I am needing puppets and flannelboard supplies for our preschool room and they have some nice items on Amazon. I love your blog and contests. Thank you for helping to us to prepare todays preschoolers to be tomorrows leaders.
    Mrs. Lee-Flax
    SHCS Preschool

  4. Oh, I love Workman Publishing’s educational resources (from Sandra Boynton’s board books for toddlers to the BrainQuest series for elementary to middle school students), and the Westcott scissors are a dream! And because I firmly believe a child (or adult, for that matter) can never have too many books, I think the goodies from Albert Whitman & Company and from Orca Book Publishers look promising. 🙂

  5. Love to have promotional materials and books to share with the 100+ school librarians I work with in Western New York. Thank You!

  6. Hi Karen,
    I am heading right to the Workman site when I finish this. The poster books sound very cool.
    You asked me to let you know about the book I won from you. A Family Of Readers by Roger Sutton. I enjoyed the book and plan to put it in my Parent library. I think it will be a great asset to our Parents in part because the author covers so many reading levels. I think every teacher should pick this book up just to be able to recommend books for readers of all levels.

  7. Great give aways!!!! You can never have to many books!! We can always use new books to enhance our classroom libraries and to send home with children to encourage the love of reading. Some children do not have books at home, so it is wonderful to have enough books to share at school and home!!

  8. I love all of the freebies and giveaways you do. Thank you! I am looking forward to getting my copy of the book Librarian on the roof!

  9. Librarian on a roof? Whether it highlights a teacher’s need for a peace and quiet spot, or her desire to motivate in a new way, this book sounds like a winner!

  10. I entered the Orca and Amazon contest. I would love to have the Dr. Carver in the Garden book. I could definitely use these books with many of my students. Thanks so much!

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