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The Winners of our Big Book Giveaway!

2017-18 Big Book Winners

We wanted you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase so we held a BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY for the 2017-18 book collections!

Here are the 5 lucky winners:

  • Betsy Frodermann
  • Deanna Niles McConnell
  • Emily Anderson
  • Sandy Foutz
  • Vincent Casey Lee

Congratulations! You’ll be contacted soon and your set of Arrow or Boomerang titles (your pick!) will be on its way (international winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to buy the books).

2017-18 Arrow and Boomerang Books

The Arrow (3rd-6th) and the Boomerang (7th-10th) are Brave Writer’s language arts tools (digital magazines) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason)

They include

  • four passages for copywork and dictation,
  • parent-friendly notes to help you teach the mechanics of writing,
  • nine discussion questions,
  • and a sheet of themed-party suggestions.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website.

One caveat: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens in July). If you decide you want your kids to be in our book discussion clubs, know that the issues of the Arrow and Boomerang are included for the price of the club.

Arrow/Boomerang SALE + Giveaway!

2017-18 Arrow/Boomerang Sale + Giveaway

A Big Book Bonanza just for you!

1. Big Book Giveaway

You could win ALL 10 of the Arrow or Boomerang books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase in June. Details for the Giveaway are below.

2. A Sale in June

Brave Writer is pleased to announce that the 2017-2018 Arrow and Boomerang Collections are on sale for the entire month of June.

Arrow: $69.00 (regular price: $79.00)

Boomerang $89.00 (regular price: $99.00)

We’ve added a new feature to BOTH sets of guides: A list of Book Club activities and ideas to host your own Arrow and Boomerang parties!

Our brand new staff member, Mary Wilson (from the popular blog “Not Before 7“) is our party planner.

Mary Wilson

Mary will share her amazing tips and ideas for bringing these books to life AND she’ll be hosting a special Facebook Group for subscribers to both the Arrow and Boomerang.

PLUS the Arrow is being written this year by the incredible Melissa Wiley, children’s novelist!

Melissa Wiley


10 Issue Bundle Sale Runs June 1-30!

The Arrow (3rd-6th) and the Boomerang (7th-10th) are Brave Writer’s language arts tools (digital magazines) that teach

  • grammar,
  • spelling,
  • punctuation,
  • nine discussion questions,
  • a sheet of themed-party suggestions,
  • and literary elements using living literature (a la Charlotte Mason)

We pick books for you to read that represent a diversity of perspectives and writing genres to expand the horizons of your young charges. From those books, we select four passages for copywork and dictation, paired with easy to understand notes written in a conversational and engaging style.

Each issue publishes on the 1st of the month and will be available for download from a private folder on our Brave Writer Website.

Purchase the novels in our Amazon store.

One caveat: We are offering Arrow and Boomerang book clubs for ALL 20 titles (registration opens in July). If you decide you want your kids to be in our book discussion clubs, know that the issues of the Arrow and Boomerang are included for the price of the club.


We’re giving away 5 sets of 10 books!

Here’s your chance to win either the Arrow or Boomerang Book Collection for 2017-2018! We want you to have the books to go with your Arrow or Boomerang purchase.

To enter, simply fill out our form. For additional entries, share the contest with friends. So easy!

International Brave Writer fans can play too (if you win, we’ll send you a $100 Amazon gift card so you can buy the books yourself). No purchase necessary to play. Ends June 30, 2017. Winners will be announced July 3rd.

Enter the Giveaway

Congratulations To Our Day 1 Winner!

Congratulations Cassidy!

Congratulations Cassidy!

You can play too for a chance to win every day between now and January 6! Read how here.

12 Days of Brave Writer Giveaway!

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     The Grand Prize Winners have been announced!

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Ashlee won the US Big Bundle Grand Prize of comfort and joy goodies:

  • Library bag embroidered with one of our favorite Brave Writer sayings and selection of the classics
  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • colorful cover
  • reading light
  • leather journal with sketch paper pages
  • dragonfly bookmark
  • and an Amazon gift card!!

Amber in Romania won the International prize- an Amazon gift card!

Congratulations ladies!

What is the 12 Days of Brave Writer?

12 Days of Brave Writer 2016

We Bring you Tidings of Comfort & Joy

We want those little Internet breaks you take this holiday season to be as rewarding and happy as possible.

You know the ones: when everyone’s home cranking up the noise, the “Wild Rumpus” is underway, and you steal a few minutes away for a few minutes to scroll through Twitter or Facebook.

The forecast is for snow!

It turns out there was some pixie dust in the winter clouds and that has resulted in some very special snowflakes!

12 Days of Brave Writer

They have fallen all over our social media! And, if you find one you’ll be eligible to play one of our favorite games:

THE 12 DAYS OF BRAVE WRITER

How to Play

1) Follow us and look for a snowflake.

Check each day between December 26 and January 6 for the numbered snowflake. When you find it…

2) SHARE anything Brave Writer. It could be the day’s Facebook post, one of our YouTube episodes, a link to your favorite product shared on your own profile—just share!

3) GO to the contest entry page and fill out the easy form with:

  • The snowflake location
  • Your share link
  • Your information

Every day between December 26th and January 6th there will be a drawing from that day’s entries and the winners will be announced here, on the blog, every evening by 9 EST.

On the 12th Day of Brave Writer…

You will not want to miss this! The Big Bundle of Comfort & Joy Grand Prize is valued at $300. It’s drawn from ALL the names from the entire treasure hunt! The more times you enter, the more chances you have to WIN.

Big Bundle Grand Prize winner announced on Monday, January 9, 2017 on Facebook Live and also shared here on the blog!

International? No worries! You can play too! We have a special 12th Day gift for our Brave Writer fans overseas. If you are outside of the US you are still eligible to win! International entries will be entered in a gift card drawing on Day 12 for $100.00!

Join the fun! Watch-Share-Enter-Win!
12 Days of Brave Writer 2016

Here are our 2016 winners!

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May your season be full of Comfort & Joy!

 

Podcast: Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen Interview and Giveaway
Today we welcome one of the most prolific writers of children’s fantasy and poetry, Jane Yolen!

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When I began my freelance writing career, I chose the picture book genre. After all, my kids were small and I read dozens of them aloud per week. It didn’t take long to discover the writing of Jane Yolen. Jane’s books embody the best of the picture book genre. She uses language artfully, poetically. She gives the reader an immersive experience any time you come into contact with her words. She’s also in tune with a child’s sense of humor and wonder.

I also found a bird-watching companion in Jane! Her husband brought to their family a naturalist’s passion for the natural world. Jane took that passion and translated it into wonderful prose and poetry.

When Jane agreed to be interviewed for our humble podcast, I felt like a fan girl at a rock concert. It has been 20 years of admiration on my part that led to this wonderful conversation. Heidi Semple, Jane’s adult daughter, joins us as well. She and Jane have co-authored several books that feature birds, in fact!

Enjoy this rich exploration of poetry, writing, nature, and the celebration of family culture! I introduce to you: Jane Yolen.

Show notes are available as a free download! Sign up for them HERE.

Show Notes for Jane Yolen Podcast

 

Check out Jane’s written interview on the Poetry Teatime blog.

PLUS we have a FUN GIVEAWAY featuring Jane Yolen’s brand new book, Grumbles from the Forest, and two others! We also discovered one last Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz tea cozy and are including that too.

WE HAVE A WINNER:

Stacie Canales!

Congrats, Stacie! You will receive:

Grumbles from the Town
Grumbles from the Forest (NEW!)
You Nest Here with Me

…plus the LAST Poetry Teatime Tea Cozy called the Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz (sold out pattern).

BONUS Surprise: Two bookmarks from Jane!

Enjoy!

Jane Yolen Book Giveaway