Contests, Author’s Visit, and More Add Up to a Great School Year!

What would an inspiring author visit plus a free motivational reading program plus discounts, special teacher offers, and a teacher sweepstakes add up to? Based on my math, I’d say they’d equal a pretty successful school year, and I’ve got the facts you need right here to get you started!


Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, July 27, 2014, to tell me which of the fun freebies below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win The Grudge Keeper, which may be just be the springboard you need to set the tone for a peaceful classroom. Cornelius the Grudge Keeper keeps all the townspeople’s tiffs and huffs carefully tucked away. When a storm flings the grudges to the wind, how will those grudges be held? Submit a comment now for your chance to win! (Update: Congratulations to Brenda, who is our winner!)

Don’t miss out on the chance to win a $500 Office Depot or OfficeMax gift card—enter the Gotta Get It! teacher awards sweepstakes. One lucky teacher will win, and six runners-up will each win a $100 gift card. Plus you can download free materials on popular back-to-school topics, sign up for teacher-only discounts, and learn about teacher appreciation events and special offers. Click here now!


The reading universe awaits your students as they shoot to become reading stars with the Ready-to-Read series. The books feature characters students know and love, like Olivia and Daniel Tiger, as well as characters that are rising stars, like The Really Rotten Princess and the Dino School bunch. Meet the whole Ready-to-Read team and get free ready-to-read resources for your classroom and book recommendations at


Would you like the author of a well-known children’s book series to be a guest teacher in your classroom? Then enter for a chance to win a visit from Peter Lerangis, author of the Seven Wonders books! If you win, Lerangis will come to your school to teach your students during his book tour for Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King. To enter, click here.


Don’t forget—leave a reply now for a chance to win The Grudge Keeper and to let me know which of our offers you like best!


17 thoughts on “Contests, Author’s Visit, and More Add Up to a Great School Year!

  1. The author visit would be awesome for our students! I really appreciate the info on I would love to win the book.

  2. I would love to have an author come and talk to the students at my school. That would be very inspiring! I also love to shop for supplies so the Gotta get it Sweepstakes would make my day. Thanks for finding us great stuff every week Karen!

  3. My favorite are the free ready-to-read resources for my classroom and book recommendations at

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