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A New Thing & Heritage History Giveaway

One week ago, I moved my blog from 5 Kids and a Dog to here.  Now we have new hosting service, new name, new domain, and a fresh new look! Since it was my birthday, I wanted to really spoil my readers with presents! Who doesn’t like presents? So I asked some friends to help me out and sponsor a giveaway.  And we have had some FANTASTIC giveaway prizes!

While I was gathering sponsors for this week, I received an email from Teresa, the owner of Heritage History.  I had helped her a few years ago when she was just beginning to digitize books for her Compact Libraries. (She lives about five minutes from me.) I was SO excited to be able to help her then, and hearing from her recently was perfect timing!  She said she’d love to sponsor a giveaway prize, and BOY did she!

Heritage History is owned by the Roth family, veteran homeschoolers who have a serious love for books. Mrs. Roth and I had begun talking about books, and the benefits of using e-books, and found we were on common ground. (Don’t you LOVE it when that happens?) It turned out that she has been one of the contributors to the Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project. She decided to go one step further and make these wonderful books accessible to home users who may not be all that computer or printer savvy.  When she asked me if I might be willing to help her work some of the bugs out of her CD Libraries, so I was *more* than happy to help. And what a treasure these Libraries are! Very nicely done, well-formatted books, with the original illustrations included. The Tables of Contents are hyperlinked, too!

From their website:

“Each library contains 60 to 90 books that were selected to be of special interest to a particular audience. Each book in these libraries has been carefully prepared in an attractive, ready-to-print format so that purchasers of these libraries may easily print and bind them.”

Heritage History pre-formatted printable ebooks

“Civilization specific Compact Libraries contain a variety of other study aids, illustrated by the following samples.

  • Historical Maps
  • Timelines
  • Lists of important characters
  • Lists of prominent wars and battles

These study aids make the Compact Libraries an invaluable resource for students of Ancient or Western civilizations. The books themselves, as well as the study aids are fact-based rather than analytical and are accessible to motivated students of all ages.”

We are currently using the three titles that I printed from the Young Reader’s Compact Library, and enjoying them very much.

Today’s giveaway is The Mother Lode of curriculum!  Today only, until midnight pacific, you have a chance to win FOUR Heritage History Compact Libraries!!  

This is literally YEARS’ worth of curriculum at your fingertips.  Over 230 books are included!!

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15 Responses to A New Thing & Heritage History Giveaway

  1. Jessy at Our Side of October 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    Look at all those books! All organized into topics! How cool is that?!
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  2. Mandy October 14, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    So I went to their website and love the idea of so many early reader books all compiled on one CD. Great idea! I had never heard of them, and you say they are local? Even better! :-)

    • Dawn October 14, 2011 at 6:54 am #

      Yes Mandy! They live out here in the Valley. She's really nice! :)

  3. alamama October 14, 2011 at 2:19 am #

    Thanks for the chance. After skimming through their products, I like what I see and will go back to dig deeper.

  4. Jamie @ See Jamie Bl October 14, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    Wow, your blog is all new and different! I like it!
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    • Dawn October 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

      Thanks Jamie! I'm glad you came over to say hi!

  5. crafty_cristy October 14, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    I would love to have the book "Knights of Art" by Morris. It would be a great addition to our current unit study: artists. I am sure I could use many of the other titles for other unit studies, but that is the one that stands out because of what we are doing now. It's described as "stories of the Italian Painters." Perfect for where we are, since we are studying the Italian painters.
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  6. crafty_cristy October 14, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Sorry the author was Amy Steedham. (I saw Morris, but it was connected to something else.)
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  7. Jodi October 14, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    What doesn't look good! I love how much great reading there is in each of those CD's . . . made me want to curl up with a hot chocolate and devour the learning!!!
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  8. Mary October 14, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Wow — this is a great giveaway. I think the "Young Readers" looks wonderful, because that's what I have in my house!!

    • Dawn October 14, 2011 at 6:44 am #

      Great choice Mary! I LOVE the Young Reader's Library!

  9. PrairieReen October 14, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    How exciting! The possibilities are endless! WE LOVE HISTORY in our family. WOOT!

  10. Heidi #2 October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Wow! It all looks fantastic… but I'm especially drawn to the maps. What an amazing giveaway!
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  11. Naomi October 14, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I love that the books are available in an iPad version. We are moving toward using ebook versions more and more.
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    • Dawn October 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

      I'm not sure about an actual iPad version… unless maybe I didn't read well enough! :) It's possible. I know that she is getting Kindle and Nook versions and you can use both of those on an iPad. I love that too!!

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