Free Book Friday!

Welcome to Free Book Friday! If this is the first time you’ve ever stopped by the Lerner Books Blog we hope you take a second to look through our previous posts which give great insight into the inner workings of Lerner and highlight interesting back stories on how our books come to life. We also hope you add us to your blog list and come back each week to check out our contests, special promotions, and giveaways including Free Book Friday where we give away new books every week!

Congratulations to United Christian Academy! You are the winners of Counterattack, a new series for reluctant readers from Darby Creek. Email us at with the subject line “Free Book Friday” to tell us your mailing address and we’ll get your books in the mail just in time for some fantastic summer reading. 

This week we are honored to host Free Book Friday along with! For this special promotion we will be hosting a two week-long Free Book Friday contest where two lucky readers will win Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg.

Imagine being fifteen years old, facing the bloodiest battle ever to take place on U.S. soil: the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, this is exactly what happened to Tillie Pierce, a normal teenager who became an unlikely heroine of the Civil War (1861-1865). Tillie and other women and girls like her found themselves trapped during this critical three-day battle in southern Pennsylvania. Without training, but with enormous courage and compassion, Tillie and other Gettysburg citizens helped save the lives of countless wounded Union and Confederate soldiers. 

In gripping prose, Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg takes readers behind the scenes. And through Tillie’s own words, the story of one of the Civil War’s most famous battles comes alive as the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the turning point of the Civil War. 

To bring this book to life in your library or classroom, make sure to check out our fantastic Lerner eSource materials which are available as FREE downloads! Activities include a Common Core discussion guide, a Civil War timeline project, and Taking Tillie’s Path: An Activity Using Google Earth which takes readers on tour of modern Gettysburg. To download these great Lerner eSource materials just login to

If you’d like to win a copy of Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg, leave a comment on this post (including your name), or Tweet this line: “Free Book Friday! RT to win the new TILLIE PIERCE from @LernerBooks.”

We’ll announce the two winners during Free Book Friday on May 31, so be sure to come back to the Lerner blog to see if you’ve won!

Good luck!

13 thoughts on “Free Book Friday!

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for providing such extensive additional resources for this compelling story. I hope I am the lucky winner for Tillie Pierce!
    ~Becca in Berkeley

  2. Anonymous

    I would love to win this for my granddaughters to read this summer.


  3. Anonymous

    Perfect book to ease my granddaughter away from Fantasy books.
    Thank you

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