Frequently Asked Questions

James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway
$2 Million and 2 Million Bonus Points for Classroom Libraries

What is the James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Giveaway?

4,000 teachers will each win $500 and 500 Bonus Points to spend on their classroom libraries!

Why are you doing this?

James Patterson and everyone at Scholastic Book Clubs agree about the crucial importance of getting books into the hands of as many kids in as many places as possible. We also know that for many children, access to quality books begins with (and too often is limited to) what their teachers can offer them in the classroom. That’s why for the fourth consecutive year, James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs are teaming up to bring books into classroom libraries throughout the country.

How are winners selected?

Teachers enter the sweepstakes by filling out a form at Winners are then randomly selected from those entries.

Who is eligible to enter?     

Anyone who meets these criteria is encouraged to enter:

  • Current PreK through Grade 12 teachers in a US school
  • Current legal residents of the United States

If I entered last year, can I enter again this year?

Yes! None of the entries from prior years were kept, so you should enter again if you are still eligible. If you won a grant in a previous year, you can also enter again.

How long does the giveaway last?

Teachers can enter anytime starting Monday, March 19, 2018, and ending Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

How are winners notified?

On September 6, 2018, winning teachers will receive a notification email and a hard-copy notification letter delivered by UPS.

How can I see the names of winning teachers?

The list of winning teachers will be posted on September 6, 2018, at:

How will winning teachers receive the $500 and 500 Bonus Points?

Winning teachers can choose to have the $500 deposited directly into their Scholastic Book Clubs accounts, or request to have a check sent to them.

The 500 Bonus Points will be directly deposited into winning teachers’ Scholastic Book Clubs accounts. If a teacher does not provide a valid Book Club account number on the original entry form, Scholastic Book Clubs will either find the account number or create a new account for the teacher.