It’s Contest Time!

We’re in the holiday mood and in the spirit of giving we want to give you FREE BOOKS! All you need to do is tell us how you use Lerner books in your school or library and you will be entered to win a free set of books! Leave your response in the comment section below and then check back on the blog on Monday, December 20 to see if you’re the winner. If you want to double your chances of winning, simply post the following tweet and we’ll enter your name in the contest twice!: “Enter to win free books in the Lerner blog contest! #Lernercontest via @LernerBooks.”

So what books can you win? For younger readers we are giving away a package of three new series including Six Questions of American History, Powerful Medicine, and History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater.

Or you can pick the package of new series for grades six and above which includes Ancient Technology, My Boyfriend Is a Monster, and the four inaugural YA books from our new Carolrhoda Lab™ imprint.

Good luck and happy holidays from all of us at Lerner!

-Include your name, Twitter handle (if you have one), town, and the name of your school or library with your entry.
-Entrants must check the Lerner Books Blog at on December 20, 2010 to see if they are a winner and follow instructions on how to receive their books. If the initial winner does not email Lerner at by 5:00 PM CST on December 23, 2010 a different winner will be selected.
-Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada
-Your comment must be posted by 11: 59 PM CST on December 19, 2010.
-If you are under the age of 18, you must get permission from a parent or teacher to enter the contest.
First prize winner will receive a set of either three new lower grade series OR three new upper grade series. The winner gets to pick which set of books he/she would like to receive.
Judging Criteria:
Entries will be judged on the most creative and educational use of Lerner books in a school, home school, or library setting.
Please leave a comment with your question, and we will respond.
Fine print:
No purchase necessary. Winner will be selected on December 20, 2010. The winner agrees that his/her name, town, the name of the school or library, and a description of how Lerner books are used by the winner will be displayed on the Lerner Books Blog. The announced winner must contact Lerner via email at and provide a shipping address by December 23, 2010 to receive his/her books. If the initial winner does not contact Lerner by the 5:00 PM CST on December 23, 2010 another winner will be selected.

4 thoughts on “It’s Contest Time!

  1. Lyzajo

    Elizabeth Jorgensen
    @LyzaJo (on Twitter)
    Arrowhead Union High School
    800 North Ave.
    Hartland, WI 53029

    How do my high school students use Lerner books? In my Creative Writing and Advanced Composition courses, everything the students complete is for a writing competition, publication or other authentic purpose. In order help the students perfect their writing skills and get their pieces ready for a publication or competition, we read Lerner books. In the books, we notice,learn and practice the parts of speech; the students observe your topics and your topic sentences to create their own topic sentences. We also use the books to develop writing prompts and vocabulary.

    Over 90% of my students are seniors. Especially at this time of the year, my students are burned out, frustrated and itching for college.

    However, I’ve seen Lerner have a positive impact on their learning and interest level. With a small budget, I have been unable to purchase more books that would support their learning and develop their writing skills. I am hoping you’ll pick my classroom to receive these books!

    Within the past month (with the help of your books), several of my students have won national contests. Specifically, Sara Lauer, 17, wrote an essay nominating her favorite teacher, Trina Bower. This essay was selected as “The Best Teacher Ever” by Weekly Reader Magazine out of hundreds of submissions. Another student, Julia Mauer, had her vignette
    published in Teen Ink (a national teen publication). I believe if I use more of your books, I will only reach more students and only have more students published!

    I want to foster a passion for writing in all of my students. These books would help me reach all of my students (even those who are
    resistant to writing). Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss this proposal further. I look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Namita

    My boys are avid reader. They love books. I am a big library person and bring books from library every week. That is one of the favorite activity for my boys. So my boys will love to win this contest..aha what a Christmas gift will it be!!!


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