Zany Zoo: Win Books About a Walrus, a Squirrel, and a Bear

Bring the zoo to your classroom with this week’s prize pack of books, including If Wendell Had a Walrus (Henry Holt), The Squirrels’ Busy Year (Candlewick), and The Truth About Bears (Roaring Brook Press). To enter our random drawing, all you have to do is submit a comment telling us what your favorite animal is. Send it by September 27, 2018; one lucky teacher will win!


Check out these fun and fascinating resources that catch kids’ attention with animals of all types:

Social-emotional learning is a hot topic; Magination Press has lots of books designed to help kids with life’s challenges. Hector’s Favorite Place features a hedgehog who struggles to break out of his comfort zone; Blossom Plays Possum centers on a shy possum who wants to have fun; and All My Stripes stars a zebra who fears others won’t understand his “autism stripe.” Check out these titles and more—and use the code LEARNING for 25% off at Click here now.




The new Tails from History series is just right for your beginning readers. These Ready-to-Read books have five different reading levels. And here’s something else fun: When you sign up for the Simon & Schuster email list, you’ll get to choose a free ebook. Click here to learn more.




The Smithsonian Science Education Center has a whole pile of goodies for you. Choose your grade and topic and search digital resources, videos, games, and apps to find everything from a video about butterflies to an ebook about insects to activities about animal communication. And that’s just for starters! Explore it all at

Meerkats, otters, elephants, penguins, it’s hard to choose a favorite!

Still thinking,


PS: Lots of little learners say their favorite friend is Peppa Pig. Enter Peppa Pig’s newest sweepstakes for a chance to win an Amazon gift card, Peppa Pig books, and more. Click here.

34 thoughts on “Zany Zoo: Win Books About a Walrus, a Squirrel, and a Bear

  1. My favorite animal is also the giraffe, but my kids love dogs as in Charlie the Ranch Dog who is the main character in Ree Drummond’s books.

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