Get Your Ducks in a Row With Presidents and Dragons! Win Four Books for Presidents’ Day

What do presidents, dragons, and Duck Tape have in common? For one, I’d wager that Duck Tape has been used by presidents and for dragons. But for teachers, they represent fabulous resources for your classroom and exciting chances to win!

Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, February 16, 2015, to tell me which of the contests, freebies, and resources below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win four books that are perfect for Presidents’ Day. Where Do Presidents Come From? And Other Presidential Stuff of Super-Great Importance uses a comic book format to explain the election process, life in the White House, and more. Fun presidential facts are tucked into poems in Presidential Misadventures. Readers learn more about the third US president’s life in Thomas Jefferson: A Day at Monticello. Then in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, share an illustrated version of Abraham Lincoln’s influential speech.  (Update: congratulations to Brian, who is the winner of our prize.)


I have more for Presidents’ Day or anytime you want to inspire discussion about the commander in chief. Sweeten up your lesson plans with the latest editions of PEZ Presidents of the United States candy dispensers. Then enter the Invite the Presidents Into Your Classroom sweepstakes for a chance to win $100 in classroom cash and two PEZ presidential dispenser prize packs. Plus you can download free presidential trading cards, writing prompts, fun facts, and more! It’s all at


Hot off the presses, here’s a book that will spark your reluctant readers’ interest. Villain Keeper is the first book in the brand-new The Last Dragon Charmer series. For Prince Caden, nothing is more important than slaying a dragon. But he is ripped from his home in Razzon and finds himself in Asheville, North Carolina—a land without magic or dragons. However, there is unexpected and dangerous magic in this strange land and maybe dragons too. Learn more about the book; then enter to win one of 15 free copies!



What amazing things can you do with Duck Tape®? How about using it as a tool for writing inspiration? Get free resources—writing-project starters, print-and-use graphic organizers, and send-home Ductivities®—in the Get Your Ducks in a Row sweepstakes. Plus each project includes a valuable Duck Tape® brand duct tape coupon. Then enter to win a $150 Duck Tape® prize pack, an iPad mini, and a $100 Visa gift card! Five runners-up each win a $50 Duck Tape® prize pack. Get it all at


Don’t forget to tell me which of these fabulous resources are your favorites for a chance to win the four books.



22 thoughts on “Get Your Ducks in a Row With Presidents and Dragons! Win Four Books for Presidents’ Day

  1. Always looking for new books for my reluctant reader. The Last Dragon Charmer series looks great!. Can’t wait to introduce the first one and see my students reactions.

  2. I would love the presidential Pez sets for the library! I continue buying Pez for my soon to be 30 year old son. I am hoping one day he will decorate a Christmas tree with them!!

  3. I am looking forward to obtaining the Villain Keeper book. I think the 4th grade boys in my school will especially enjoy the book. It’s my goal to keep new, exciting books in my library 🙂

  4. There are two things I love- dragons and duck tape. We use the Duck Tape for math bags and who wouldn’t want to be in charge of a dragon.

  5. My students will love “The Villain Keeper” and the President Day books will be great to add to my collection.

  6. We are studying the nickel and are reading all about Thomas Jefferson and Monticello. The book would be a welcome addition to our classroom library!

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