Monday, March 21

Alphabet Glue Giveaway (for book loving families)

These are two books from my youth, in Dutch of course.I loved reading (and still do!) and I think I literally read every book in the Primary School library. I particularly loved books by Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton's Famous Five. I was also very impressed by the Heidi trilogy I read, probably because of the dramatic story it tells.  With very little other diversions, such as tv (hardly any shows for kids) or computer games (not invented yet, except maybe Pong) I guess reading was an obvious way to pass the time when I was younger.

So you will understand that I, as a parent and as a book lover, was thrilled to learn that Annie (of Bird and Little Bird fame) was working on an e-zine for 'kids and their grown-ups' about books and reading.  The first issue of Alphabet Glue was launched this week and it's absolutely wonderful! It's packed with fun activities for kids to deepen the wonderful experience of reading and story making. There's a list of Spring reads, a lovely set of story cards to inspire unique tales or even drawings, a library scavenger hunt, some fun craft activities too and much, much more. Perhaps the most special thing of all is that the love for books and reading shines through every page of Alphabet Glue!

a project from Alphabet Glue: tiny box accordion books

Now I have three copies of Alphabet Glue to give away!  So if you'd like the chance to win a copy please leave a comment on this post before noon (Central European Time) the 28th of March and tell me what your favourite children's book is and why!

Be sure to leave your email for me to find, either in your comment or in your profile. If you can't wait to get hold of a copy of Alphabet Glue (which is totally understandable) go here to buy one. Can't wait to find out about your favourite books!


  1. My favourite childrens' book is without doubt Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg - even the title brings a smile to my face! and my children know the book by heart!

  2. O my gosh! that looks like so much fun!
    For me De olijke tweeling was a series of books I read over and over again. They used to be my mums, who just like me read them over and over :).

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

  3. My favorite book is 'The Pokey Little Puppy' by Janeet Sebring Lowrey. I didn't read it as a child, but to my son. It's one of the Golden Book series and there's several of them about the adventures of the puppy. Just thinking about that book makes me smile. My son loved for me to read to him. We could lie on the couch all day and read. He also loved the Hobbit books too. I read them all to him 3 times! I love reading!

  4. I'm a children's book nerd, so it's hard to pick just one. From my own childhood, my favorite picture books were Little Golden Books illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, like Baby Dear. My favorite big kid book was A Wrinkle in Time. As a mom, I love the Olivia books by Ian Falconer, and anything by Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, and David Shannon.

  5. This looks AWESOME! I can never narrow down one favorite children's book--I remember liking Richard Scarry and Dr Seuss when I was little; new faves since I've had kids are Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Pinkalicious, Bunny Cakes, Sandra Boynton books...I could go on and on!

  6. the book seems fantastic!
    I have several favourites from childhood:
    - almost every single one from Enid Blyton (especially the famous five series, the mystery series, the adventure series and the four tours series),
    - Selma Lagerlöf's nils holgersson's advenutres,
    - the gretha stevns'books (in portugal the girl was call 'Carlota', I don't know what it was her original name) and
    - the books from condessa the ségur

  7. I read once: "The only reason to have a child is wanting to see them reading Momo". I absolutely second that opinion. I've been scared of the Grey Men all my young years, and it was a blast when I realized that they were among us (not wearing grey, which makes them harder to discover, so watch out!).

    Just arrived from "Once upon a thread", and if you don't mind, I'm here to stay :)

  8. Thank you for the chance to win!!!

    I think my favorite children's book changes regularly as we discover new ones. But, one that I do love is "Blueberries for Sal". We read this one quite regularly.

  9. Oh, there's so many books that we like! Our favorite at the moment is: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. The artwork is quirky but beautiful, and the story is very sweet.

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have many favorites from when I was a child and when my children were young. I remember reading them the Little House on the Prairie series. Those are some of my favorites.

  11. I was a little house on the prairie girl wonder I'm so attracted to homesteading!
    This little ezine looks wonderful...would love to get a copy!
    xo maureen

  12. For the longest time, it was "The Pokey Little Puppy" but then I was introduced to Gyo Fujikawa and fell in love with "oh What a Busy Day". Such fun! And the art work is amazing. If I bribe the great and powerful random number generator with cookies, will it pick me? Cheers!
    lesfilles AT lesbonnedideesmag DOT com

  13. My favorites are all the Skippy John Jones books. I love doing the voices lol!

  14. Thank you!
    I loved "sinderela" when I was little. This is because I had a copy with beuatifull victorian ilustrations that I loved...
    Is it possible to win the book even when I am from Israel? Thank you again!

  15. One of my favourite things about being a parent is sharing with them all the books I loved as a child. One of my favourites that my Grandma had at her house was 'Dirk's Dog Bello'. I so wanted a Great Dane that I could ride. As I got older I loved all the Nancy Drew books, even now I can feel the excitement of starting a new book, all the mystery and intrigue! Thank you so much for a wonderful opportunity to win and to remember.

  16. I was pony mad as a child so favourites were anything written by the Pullein-Thompsons, and "My Friend Flicka" by Mary O'Hara