Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alphabet Glue #3 and a giveaway!

Alphabet Glue Volume Three

My friend Annie, of Bird and Little Bird,  has just published Volume 3 of her e-zine Alphabet Glue. I've looked forward to each issue and am always delighted by how many well thought out activities, projects and printables are packed into one downloadable PDF. Annie's intention is to" inspire kids and their families to engage with the literary world around them."  As a mother, special ed. and literacy educator Annie pulls from her own experiences with children, as well as her love for nature, science and craft. Alphabet Glue is a wonderful addition to many different homeschooling paths and is a perfect companion for any family looking to expand their repertoire of "good stuff to do" on rainy days and slowed down weekends.

Fabric covered books fabric covered center-stitched books
"There are bookmaking projects, of course, as well printable fiction and non-fiction reading lists to take along on your library adventures.  This issue also includes a fun activity to encourage the curiosity of aspiring scientists, and has a special feature on the geography of stories and story mapping as well."

Story bunting 4 Story buntings, three ways

"Build bridges, make a story graph, follow your favorite story character on the map.  Make stickers and beautiful buntings and plans for great writing. Ask questions and look for the answers. Fall is here at last, let's jump into the leaf pile."

Question boxes 6Non-fiction question boxes

Inside Volume Three:
A Reading List for Fall
Year of Favorites Reading Calendar
Story Buntings
Question Boxes
Non-Fiction Reading Resources
Fabric Covered Center-Stitched Books
Inspiration Envelopes
Accordion-Fold Sticker Books
Toothpick Bridge Construction
The Geography of Stories:
"You are Here" Reading List
Ants Go Marching Story Map
Story Excitement Charts
Traditional Story Maps

I'm happy to announce that Annie would love to send some of you a free copy... because she's nice that way, and also because she feels that all of you are too! maya*made readers are bright, thoughtful and sensitive folks. Of course, I know this, but I felt proud  way when I heard her say it, too. Five of you bright, thoughtful and sensitive readers will receive a free copy of the latest issue of Alphabet Glue! Five! Thanks Annie! Now, if you can't wait or want to send a copy to a friend, they're only $4, so jump over and pick one up right here. To enter in the giveaway simply leave a comment with your email address before Sunday at 5pm EST. Perhaps share a favorite fall book... We love the Brambly Hedge series and just re-read Autumn Story the other day. Good luck friends! I'll announce the winners on Monday morning.
*all photos via Alphabet Glue

And the winners are:
-Ziezo said...Thanks for the give away! Would be great to do these activities with my 3 little 'readers'. 
  
-Emily Proudfoot said...
What a lovely 'zine! My kids would be delighted ~ and speaking of kids - my favorite fall children's book right now is "Zen Ghosts" by Jon Muth. His illustrations just put me over the moon every time...happy fall!
 
-Ms. Knitsalot said...
I just read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf today to 2nd grade students in the library. Thanks for the giveaway - sounds excellent!
- nest full of eggs said...oh, my children love books ~ so please enter me ! thanks !!

- PeaceMama said...
this is great! if i don't win, i most definitely want to check it out! we love so many fall books, but top on the list right now is The Apple Pie that Papa Baked. for me, i still love Go Down Moses, and The Bear in particular, by Faulkner for the description of hunting in the autumn.

Congratulations to all of you! 


 
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45 comments:

  1. I don't think we have a Fall book, but some of our favorites currently are Monsters Inc the book, Reptiles, and Weather book

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  2. Brambly Hedge is the best. I confess I still read them to myself. I just love those tiny characters and all their exploits. Lovely giveaway. Perfect to share with four year old granddaughter. twofishes@me.com.

    Thanks Maya.

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  3. Autumn is by far my favourite season so the Autumnal reading list is looong... Little Blue Truck is one of my boy's favourite's and for me, well, anything to inspire some cosy crafting/cooking. This e-zine sounds lovely, and I will definitely be buying myself a copy if I don't win!

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  4. What a wonderful collection of projects!

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  5. As an 8th grade English teacher, I love to read The Phantom Tollbooth to start the year of reading.

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  6. I'd love to win this edition! looks fab. we have enjoyed the other two!
    Bramby Hedge is a fav also! We also love several of Elsa Beskows picture books (christopher at harvest time) as well as Wild Child by Lynne Plourde

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  7. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love books and hope to raise kids who love books too.

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  8. Thanks for the give away! Would be great to do these activities with my 3 little 'readers'. . .

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  9. Alphabet Glue Volume Two was absolutely brilliant, and I was waiting for this volume to come out. The ideas in the previous volume were ALL superb, and the children and I have made story lanterns as presents repeatedly. As for autumn books, I can only mention a German one (as we are located in Germany) - Herbst-Wimmelbuch by Rotraud Berner (which is also good if you are not familiar with the language, as the pictures talk sufficiently ;o)). Lovely illustrations that bring the spirit of autumn to you right away! Among the English books for children we have and read I cannot recall a specific autumn book. :-)

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  10. What a generous give-away; thank you! I don't know why this book makes me think of autumn, but it does: The Lost Happy Endings, by Carol Ann Duffy. Beautifully illustrated, beautifully told. Having said that, my children are reading Jacqueline Wilson and Adam Blade at the moment - nothing seasonal about it, but they are gripped. So I'm happy!

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  11. WOW! Great giveaway! We love all kind of books! :-)

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  12. How generous is that! What a super give away.
    It's Spring on our side of the world, not Autumn - so dredging up memories here.
    Some of my favourite Autumn books are about food - the Harvest season. If you already like the Brambly Hedge books, try Alison Uttley (may be out of print, but your library should still have some). Try the Little Grey Rabbit or Sam Pig. For a more modern take on the theme - the feast scenes in Brian Jacques Redwall series are to die for. And I can't go past the harvest chapters in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series.

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  13. Oh, I'd love to check out Alphabet Glue. Books are the best, but new ways to help little folks enjoy them are even better! As for me, fall always puts me in a mood to re-read Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time series.

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  14. I would love to have a look at Alphabet Glue. I love autumn but I have just realised we don't have any books which I would think of as autumn books except perhaps a book from the Eden Project about where our food comes from.

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  15. This sounds right up my daughter's alley! Our favorite book is the one she is reading at the moment!!!Thanks for the chance.

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  16. It's spring over here (though not very spring-y weather!)... our favourite book about seasons is Isabella's Garden (beautiful artwork as well...)
    Thanks for the giveaway, and the heads-up about this lovely zine.

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  17. Hi Maya,

    I just found your blog...I love it! I came through pinterest where your marble track activity was posted. How lucky to have also found Alphabet Glue! I own a preschool in NH and would love to add this resource to our shelf. Looking forward to following you...hoping you choose The Amherst Preschool in your giveaway!

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  18. I forgot my favorite Fall book...."Fall is Not Easy" is by a local NH author. Great illustrations and just plain silly!

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  19. I just read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf today to 2nd grade students in the library. Thanks for the giveaway - sounds excellent!

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  20. looking at alphabet glue makes me excited - i remember reading up in a tree over my summer holidays. the best times ever. now my eldest is just starting to read and i can't wait to share all my favourites with her - roald dahl, molly hunter, gordon korman, peter pan, etc!
    x0x
    bess
    doogala(at)gmail.com

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  21. I love finding out about these new treasures from your blog. My favorite autumn book is In November. Looking forward to checking out some new ones!

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  22. this is great! if i don't win, i most definitely want to check it out! we love so many fall books, but top on the list right now is The Apple Pie that Papa Baked. for me, i still love Go Down Moses, and The Bear in particular, by Faulkner for the description of hunting in the autumn.

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  23. one of my favorite Fall childrens books is "Owl at Home" by Arnold Lobel. its such an adorlable book.
    Thank you for the give-away!
    Happy Fall
    ^_^

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  24. We discovered Apple Farmer Annie last year that has a special place in our home. We loved learning the process of apple farming and relating to our friend who has an apple orchard.
    Thanks for the giveaway! This looks amazing!

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  25. This edition looks fantastic would love to win a copy!
    Favourite Autumn Book...hmmmmmn.....would have to be Woody, Hazel and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow!

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  26. Oops! Forgot the email!
    joeyvo@telus.net
    Thanks ladies!
    xoxo

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  27. what a wonderful must-have for parents! I would love a copy! thanks!

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  28. I would love a copy, and am glad to get to know this e-zine. Looks great! Danainalaska at yahoo. Thanks!

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  29. What a lovely 'zine! My kids would be delighted ~ and speaking of kids - my favorite fall children's book right now is "Zen Ghosts" by Jon Muth. His illustrations just put me over the moon every time...happy fall!

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  30. I haven't decided if I should get Alphabet glue yet because I am not sure if it would be useful for a family that does not speak/read english on a daily basis... I do read books in english for my children though.

    My favorite autumn book is "Who Will Comfort Toffle?" by Tove Jansson, but I read that one in swedish!

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  31. oh, my children love books ~ so please enter me ! thanks !!

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  32. Wonderful giveaway. We are enjoying Hedgie's Surprise by Jan Brett right now. Always a favorite.

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  34. I've been following Annie's blog for a while now but haven't bought Alphabet Glue yet because, even though we love books, my child is still only 3. I'd love to have a look at a copy though :) Oh, and our favourite book right now is an old comic-book-style version of Pippi Longstocking that I had as a child in the 1970s. Thank you both for the giveaway!

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  35. What a lovely idea for a zine. Please enter me for a chance to win a copy.

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  36. As a mama, artist and librarian, I swoon over Alphabet Glue! My son and I have enjoyed many of the projects and activities in the previous two issues. He's just starting to read on his own, so I'm treasuring our nights together when I can still read chapters to him from The Wizard of Oz or Peter Pan...

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  37. What a great giveaway - such insipirational ideas for activities to do with my daughters!

    pandora665 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Apple Farmer Annie is one of our all time favorites for fall!
    I'd love this. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Michelle

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  39. We love Fletcher and the Falling Leaves as well as Woody, Hazel and Little Pip. I always look forward to autumn so very much! I am excited to learn about this e-zine. It sounds fantastic and just the kind of activities my daughter would love!

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  40. Looks so wonderful!! Perfect inspiration for our homeschool days! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  41. The Alphabet Glue issue looks great! We enjoy the Little House books, which have such great detail about the seasons and the farm life/chores associated with them.

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  42. Oh I have three little boys who would love to try some of these wonderful activities!!!

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  43. Ooh Oooh I just love this. I am buying a couple for gifts! I would love to get a gift subscription!

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  44. Lovely! We're reading Blueberries for Sal. More of a late summer book, but I love that her Mom is canning the berries.

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  45. Seems great, thanks for the chance to win

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