Oodles of Book-Related Freebies for Teachers

Books, books, books! There are lots of teacher freebies related to favorite children’s books and authors. I’m showcasing a few favorites that I’ve seen recently. Read on!


Submit a comment to our blog to let us know which great offers you’ll be taking advantage of. One lucky reader will win the Book Lover’s Calendar for 2011 from Workman Publishing. (I admit, I really wanted to keep this for myself, but I’ll give it to a lucky teacher. Hopefully Santa will bring me my own copy!) Submit your comment by midnight EST on Monday, December 27, 2010. Good luck! (Update: Congratulations to Sherrie N., who was our winner!)


John Grisham, author of many blockbusters for adults, is now writing for children! Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer is for ages 8-12. To get a free activity kit to go along with the book, simply email schoolandlibrary@us.penguingroup.com and write “Theodore Boone” in the subject line. You can also request the kit at us.penguingroup.com. To read a free excerpt of Theodore Boone, visit http://www.theodoreboone.com.


Have you been to Seussville? The online home for all things Dr. Seuss has been redesigned. You’ll find videos, games, author info, and a section especially for teachers. There’s even an Oh, the Places You’ll Go! scholarship contest for high school seniors. Click here now to check it out!


Paperless books? Yep! Explore Lerner Digital’s new interactive, online books! Developed for struggling readers in grades K-5, the books help students improve key literacy skills while building knowledge across the curriculum. Sign up for a free 30-day trial at www.lernerbooks.com/freetrial.


If you’re looking for a way to encourage students to read, check out the free online reading motivation program at www.bookadventure.com. You’ll find more than 7,000 recommended titles, multiple-choice quizzes, and a chance for students to earn points and prizes. The site is sponsored by Sylvan Learning.


Ho, ho, hope you enjoy these freebies! Be sure to submit your comment for a chance to win our prize!


16 thoughts on “Oodles of Book-Related Freebies for Teachers

  1. Hello teachers,

    I am a bilingual children’s books writer and I am given away 25 books of my title Born into the Pack/Nacer en la manada to any school in any of the 50 states that book a school visit from us. This offer is until March 2011.

    Maria Retana

  2. So excited to read the Grisham book for young adults! Should be exciting 🙂 Also the book adventure site is on my list to check out over Winter Break!

  3. Lerner Digital’s new interactive, online books! — always looking for ways to help struggling readers feel successful and grow in their skills. Thank you.

  4. Karen, This is the first time I have come across your book suggestions. I will definitely use them when tutoring uppergrade students. I am a pre-school teacher of children with disabilities and love The Mailbox. I will have to continue to read the entire web page..Thanks again for helping us make the lives of our students better through books.

  5. I am going to Seussville now. Oh, the places I’ll go for those little smiling faces that I teach! The Really Good Stuff website has some neat Dr. Seuss Day items too!
    Thank you for the update on Seussville,
    Mrs. Lee-Flax
    SHCS Preschool

  6. Just requested my Theodore Boone activity kit and am now off to check out what’s new with Seussville and Book Adventure.

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