Thursday, June 30, 2011

alphabet glue volume 2: giveaway!

The lazy days, that stretch out for miles when you're small, call out stacks of books. We headed to our library the moment school let out and will be returning all summer to keep our readers fed.  I'm so happy to announce that Annie, of Bird and Little Bird, has come out with the new issue of her children literary e-zine, Alphabet Glue. It's the perfect companion to summer reading and enticing enough to tempt some stubborn"non readers" about the magic of words.  It's just as fun as her first issue of Alphabet Glue and I plan to incorporate it into our days. You'll find all of this between the "covers":
 A reading list for summer
Review as You Read Bookmarks
Story Starting Jars
Hidden-Binding Accordion Books
Story Lanterns
Make a Compass
Kid Detective Reading List
Do-It-Yourself Detective Kit including:
Secret Code Cards
Writing in Invisible Ink
Anonymous Letters
Costume Magnifying Glasses
A Detective's Notebook
 
 It's targeted for the early elementary age group and will be a perfect fit for my daughter since she's recently become intrigued by mysteries. Annie always hits the mark and her book lists are fantastic. Lucky for us... she's generously giving away 5 copies! If you'd like to have a chance to win one, please leave your name and email address before Friday at 8pm EST. I'll announce the winners in this post on Saturday. Good luck! Comments are now closed and the winners announced!
Now I'm off to print out the Alphabet Glue reading list to take on our next library run. I'd love to hear your summer reading plans...
  
And the winners are:
 hi, i'm kat. said...
ooohh, that sounds so fun! i have an almost 8 year old dd who would love this :)

Amy said...
Thanks for introducing me to Alphabet Glue, just the thing for my daughter, an avid book-lover who doesn't yet read independently.


Jessica Jo said...
My mom is a mystery person, this would be great for her to do with her grandkids!

Emilie said...
Oh! This looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway (and the idea).

Nordlicht said...
this sounds absolutely perfect! Sunny greetings, Astrid.

Congratulations to all of you! I'll be sending your email addies over to Annie.


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62 comments:

  1. ooooh, that looks lovely. Thanks!

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  2. My youngest daughter would seriously dig this!
    Regina
    EcoFabFun (at) att (dot) net

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  3. I have two little boys who love detective stories. They would love this!

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  4. we really enjoyed the first edition of alphabet glue! My7 year old loves a good mystery! for solstice last year i made her a detective kit. it is one of her favorite things. you can read about it here
    http://plantinggreendreams.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/handmade-holidays-summary/

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  5. What a cool e-zine! We read 'Nate the Great' earlier this summer and my son has been parading around in rain books and a raincoat ever since:) Would love to win this:)

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  6. This zine looks great! This could be my daughters first foray into detective work, thanks for the chance!

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  7. This looks like great fun! The homemade magnifying glass is cool.

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  8. My kids love playing spies (well, and reading)! My 5 year old dressed up as a spy just this morning (wearing all dark colors).

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  9. this sounds absolutely perfect! Sunny greetings, Astrid.

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  10. Looks like a cool zine! My niece & nephew would eat it up! Happy summer!

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  11. Oh that looks like so much fun!

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  12. How cool does alphabet glue look! It would be a hoot to win, thanks for the chance.

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  13. This looks like fun! thanks for the giveaway

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  14. My mom is a mystery person, this would be great for her to do with her grandkids!

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  15. Looks so great! Thank you for the opportunity!

    sksittler@yahoo.com

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  16. Oh! This looks lovely! Thanks for the giveaway (and the idea).

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  17. I think I'd like to do those things with or without my kids! Sounds like fun.

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  18. I am excited about Alphabet Glue! We are reading Ramona the Pest (again) at our house.

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  19. This would be perfect for my kids this summer! Thank you for giving us the chance to win a copy!
    ~ joey ~

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  20. Looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance!

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  21. Reading over the summer is just so blissful. You can pick up a book and visit any world imaginable. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. Thanks for the chance! Looks like a lovely little zine.
    hlr {at} uchicago {dot| edu

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  23. My grandaughter would love this

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  24. oh wow, that sounds like so much fun :)

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  25. what a wonderful offer thnx so much!!! would love to win one!! :))

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  26. This looks like the perfect gift for an upcoming summer birthday! Thanks for the opportunity.

    little.eve@rev9.net

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  27. gosh, my little boy would hang out near the mailbox waiting for that! so fun! (I've been swept away by the Game of Thrones series, so those beefy books will just about dominate my summer reading. soooo good! and cold, perfect for hot weather.) nancywalters44@hotmail.com

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  28. I would love to win a copy for my daughter-in-law who is a third grade teacher!

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  29. Looks like a fantastic summer reference.

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  30. That looks fab - perfect for the summer..

    In our camping-book-box this year will be lots of fairy tales (still! 2 out of my 3 loooooove them..), lots of non-fiction on animals and space and formula 1 (I know..), and in particular Jacqueline Wilson books for Eldest, Mr Majeika books for Middle and Dr Seuss and Oxford Reading Tree books for Youngest. Oh and then there's me with Kate Atkinson and Philip Pullman and Natasha Solomons and Carol Ann Duffy and lots more..

    Thank you for the chance of winning!

    kampinga `at` bigfoot `dot` com

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  31. Squeeeee! We loved EVERYTHING about the first issue. Very exciting to see the second issue is ready to go! Would love to win a copy but will definitely buy one if not;-)

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  32. What a great way to tempt little lazy readers! I love it!
    Gesche
    geschea@yahoo.de

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  33. Been meaning to check this out...a giveaway is nice!

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  34. You make summer sound so enticing! :) Only 5 months to go and counting! (I do like certain aspects of winter - promise).
    My boys aren't quite old enough yet for what is in the ebook - but Oh, what a fabulous resource to have in your hands for when they are! I feel inspired by it even now!

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  35. Looks lovely. Hope international folks can win too.

    Cheers - Rika in Darwin Australia

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  36. ooohh, that sounds so fun! i have an almost 8 year old dd who would love this :)

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  37. Would love to win this!
    Thanks!

    Jane
    jcwah1999@yahoo.com

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  38. I couldn't wait, I went an purchased both vol 1 and 2. LOVE! Thanks for another great lead, Maya. x

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  39. I couldn't wait, I went an purchased both vol 1 and 2. LOVE! Thanks for another great lead, Maya. x

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  40. This might just be what my 7 year old reluctant reader needs to push him over the edge!?!?

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  41. This looks like fun, thanks for sharing!

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  42. We're considering a spy party for our daughter's 7th birthday & this would give us lots of great clues! ;)

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  43. Thanks for introducing me to Alphabet Glue, just the thing for my daughter, an avid book-lover who doesn't yet read independently.

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  44. I'd love to win. The first issue was great.

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  45. looks like a great zine! thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Thanks for the opportunity-would love to win this

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  47. Maya--I have never heard of this magazine before but am off to order this issue (and the last one if I can find it) for my own new little reader. As for our summer reading plans, we also have regular trips to the library where mostly non-fiction books about animals and outer space are checked out. At home though, my son has been reading the Piggie and Gerald books by Mo Willems to me each night--and then I have been reading Where the Red Fern Grows to him (one of my faves when I was a child--still seems to be as riveting as ever).

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  48. Thanks for the chance to win! We are currently reading Pippi Longstockings for my 6 year old and The Throne of Fire (Rick Riordan) for my 11 year old!

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  49. Cool! And very fun for summer reading!

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  50. I love the little note books...and so would my kids.

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  51. Is it too late? I just didn't get to read anything on the computer for the last two days, but would love to get a chance at this!

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  52. Hi,
    i'm writing from Hungary, and i'm not sure if i'm in time...
    But my nephew would love it, and could continou his english lessons during summer too... :)

    Eszter Szigeti
    eszterszigeti@t-email.hu

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  53. Hooray! thank you so much!!! Just received the copy I won from Annie, and am really looking forward to digging into the projects with my two kids. This is fantastic! Big smiles all around, and thanks again, Astrid.

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