Summer is winding down, vacation is coming to a close (only days left!) and I am officially working on Volume Three of Alphabet Glue. I've been making lists, rewriting lists, sketching and planning in a somewhat lazy way for weeks, but the computer phase of the work has really just begun. I got a good bit done yesterday morning while sneaky Mariam used the quiet time to get an entire chapter ahead of me in our read-aloud book.
Volume Three will contain all the usual fun stuff; book lists, bookmaking tutorials, printables and the like, plus there will be an activity focused on non-fiction writing and research prompts as well as a special section on the "geography of the fictional world." What exactly does that last bit mean, you wonder? Soon enough, dear friends, soon enough.
In the meantime, I do have a little present for you. The other evening when I was doing some illustration work for the upcoming issue, I somehow found myself drawing rows and rows of little mushrooms. I'm not sure exactly how I arrived there, considering that it wasn't at all what I started out to do, but I had a really good time mushroom-making just the same. And honestly, I had a good enough time that I made an extra set of printable bookmarks decorated with my mushrooms. The bookmarks can be printed with or without text, but I would recommend putting them on cardstock to make them sturdy enough for daily use.
You can print them out here: Printable Bookmarks for Fall