September 2014 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Now Online!

The September 2014 issue of Guardian Angel Kids celebrates “Extraordinary Animals.” In this month’s issue, our special feature is Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage by award-winning author Nancy Stewart. You’ll find the poem “Tail Tales” by Ellen Javernick inside, as well as a ton of non-fiction articles about aRead More

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Reuben is a young Jewish boy in the dark days before WWII. When he hears glass breaking in his father’s shop he knows he must do something quickly. Reuben’s family escapes through soldier lined streets, across the mountains and finally onto a ship that takes them to America. In SmileytoothRead More

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September 2014 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Now Online!

GAK SepThe September 2014 issue of Guardian Angel Kids celebrates “Extraordinary Animals.” In this month’s issue, our special feature is Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage by award-winning author Nancy Stewart.

You’ll find the poem “Tail Tales” by Ellen Javernick inside, as well as a ton of non-fiction articles about a variety of animals including bats, the Mountain Beaver, and the platypus. This month’s kid’s activity has to do with manatees.

As always, you’ll find links to free coloring pages, videos, and games. Visit http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/ to read your issue of GAK.

 

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Reuben is a young Jewish boy in the dark days before WWII. When he hears glass breaking in his father’s shop he knows he must do something quickly. Reuben’s family escapes through soldier lined streets, across the mountains and finally onto a ship that takes them to America.

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In Smileytooth and the Space Chase, Planet Tongue is captured by Plaque Aliens –ooo, so much goo all over Tongue! Far away at the Smile Space Station, Dr. Gary orders Captain Smileytooth with Ensign Toothbrush and Lieutenant Toothpaste to pack up HappyTeeth spaceship and rush to save Tongue. Dodging through dangerous candy meteors, the spaceship races to the rescue. Fourth book of the Smileytooth dental hygiene series. And watch out for those candy meteors!

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Mother Cat is astounded. Father Cat is amazed. Never in all Grandma’s born days has she seen anything like Christopher, her new grandkitten. “Meow, meow, meow, meow.” Their voices rise in wails. For Christopher the kitten has nine tails.

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Maggie Mae, detective extraordinaire, is on the case of who stole her grandma’s super-duper snickerdoodles. With her detective’s badge and notebook, she finds clues, interviews suspects, and sets a trap. Who did it–Grandpa, her brother Ben, or Toby the dog? Finally, she reveals the culprits and saves the cookies.

For these and other books, please visit http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

 

 

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A grandfather proclaims that he is not afraid of anything until a tiny mouse crawls under his shirt and causes a commotion. His grandchildren learn that their Grandfather is afraid of something after all, but everyone accepts it in a humorous way.

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Angel to Angel Contest Award-winner! Download free PDF eBook written and illustrated by 9 year old Laura Mansour by clicking on the cover or this link The Secret in the Attic.

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In this fun educational musical about recycling, a “nutty professor” transports four modern day kids back to the 1950’s. Together they compare the lifestyles of today’s “disposable generation” to kids living in a time before plastic bags, aluminum cans, and water bottles became a part of our every day life.

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Inspire children with the spirit of the first Christmas. Multicultural children offer their unique gifts to the Christ Child and represent all the children of the world who possess special gifts to offer the newborn King on Christmas. An original song included.

Find these and more GAP books online at http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

August 2014 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Now Online!

gak augThis month’s issue of Guardian Angel Kids is all about “Incredibly Creative Art.” Special features include Ancient Symbols, Artwork Carvings and Alphabets by Eugene Ruble and Gatsby’s Grand Adventures by Barbara Cairns.

Check out short stories by Doreen Diorio and Joyce Wold. Our non-fiction article this month is titled, “Seven Incredibly Creative Wonders of the World” by Mary Sue Roberts. You’ll also find the Parent Teacher Article and Activity “The Art of the Journal for Parents and Kids.”

Visit us online at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/ to read this issue. You’ll also find free videos and games.

GAP Author Donna J. Shepherd Interviewed at Be There Bedtime Stories

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Be There Bedtime Stories recently interviewed Guardian Angel Publishing’s Donna J. Shepherd. Donna is the author of the Topsy Tale Series and numerous other children’s books featuring short, playful rhymes and humorous illustrations. A columnist for The Dabbling Mum, NABBW, and CWAHM, Donna Shepherd has hundreds of articles and devotions to her credit. Her devotions and stories appear in Daily Grace for Women, Anytime Prayers for Everyday Moms, and The Best Grandma in the World to name a few. Donna’s newest fiction release is a ‘hen-lit’ called “Love Under the Bubble Wrap – a novelette.”

Donna is founder of Greater Harvest Workshops and Middletown Area Christian Writers, and in demand as a Bible teacher, conference speaker, and singer with over thirty years of experience.

Read Donna’s Be There Bedtime Stories interview at http://read.betherebedtimestories.com/in-the-muse-with-donna-shepherd/

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Have you ever wondered what’s inside a snail’s shell? Find out what it might be with this jaunty story in rhyme. See what’s really inside with educational pages, too.

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A belief in Christianity later in life is easier to come by when a fundamental trust in God and creation is established during the early years of childhood. This book promotes that trust by reminding us that God’s creative powers are behind all that we do and see.

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Awesome Aussie critters bring facts and fun into these three rhyming stories. The Tasmanian Devil dances, the Rainbow Birds rule, and the Frillneck Lizard plays himself—he lounges. Educational, too, with fun new vocabulary words on every page.

Link to the Parent/Teacher Guide page of author website: http://myplace.frontier.com/~mfinke/Teacher%27s%20Guide.htm#teach

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The eyes and nose are neighbors.  So what better way to learn about both than through two short anatomical rhymes in the same book.  Part I covers the eye and Part II is all about the nose.  Whichever one you pick, you’ll know them both in no time.

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Xavier, Ella and Mia’s grandma and grandpa live on a farm in Iowa where they watch a silly colt named Rowdy grow up. But they discover one night he is not so silly but a brave horse who can save them.

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Have you ever met somebody who brags? Meet prehistoric Alligator and his best friend, the bragging Frog. As Frog’s bragging grows, see if Alligator can find a reason to smile again.

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Chloe the Cow gets fed up with eating grass and decides to find tastier things to nibble on. She learns that other animals eat strange things–-including some that taste disgusting–-before realizing that her favorite food was right in front of her all the time.

To purchase these and other GAP books, please visit http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

July 2014 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Now Online!

gapThe July 2014 issue of Guardian Angel Kids ezine is now available online. This month’s theme is Sidewalk Art.

GAK reports on a special July Fourth themed sidewalk chalk drawing. Donna Shepherd shares her poem, “Sidewalk Art,” and short stories come to you from Shari L. Klase and Lela Marie De La Garza.

Our non-fiction section features “Sidewalk Rescue” by Irene S. Roth and “Are You a Screever?” by Sherry Alexander. As always, you’ll find links to free downloadable PDF books, coloring pages, games, and videos.

Visit http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/ today to read this month’s issue of Guardian Angel Kids.

Upcoming Event for GAP Author Barbara Cairns

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Barbara Cairns will be participating in the latest ARTS SHOWCASE on Saturday, June 28th from 10-4 p.m. at 1801 US 19 at the Crystal River Mall in Crystal River, Florida.

Barbara donates 10% of all book sales to Precious Paws Adoption Center for cats and dogs. She’ll be signing her Gatsby’s Grand Adventures: Books One and Two, at this event.

 

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Awarded Beach Book Festival 2014 Honorable Mention

M E D I A  R E L E A S E                     A Sandy Grave by Donna McDine

 

CONTACT: Donna M. McDine

Award-winning Children’s Author

Website: http://www.donnamcdine.com

Email: donna@donnamcdine.com

Phone: 845-721-7802 

For Immediate Release

Beach Book Festival 2014 Honorable Mention Awarded to Whale Poacher Children’s Book, A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine

TAPPAN, NY (June, 2014) – The winners, runner-ups, and honorable mentions of the 2014 Beach Book Festival have been announced. A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by Julie Hammond has earned honorable mention in the children’s book category.

Title: A Sandy Grave

Category: Chapbooks for Tweens

Author: Donna M. McDine www.donnamcdine.com

Illustrator: Julie Hammond www.juliehammondart.com

Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334543; 1616334541

Softcover ISBN: 9781616334550; 161633455X

eBook ISBN: 9781616334567; 1616334568  

About A Sandy Grave: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

What Reviewers Are Saying

“The book is an enjoyable read and makes children aware of poaching and illegalities associated with it. During times of dwindling marine life and plants, it is important to save them. This book teaches children to protect marine life and endangered animals.” ~ Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite Five Star Review

“A Sandy Grave is a good fast read for the individual reader or for parents to read to their younger children. It engages the reader and opens up a dialogue between parents and children on the many different issues in the book. Most of all, McDine shows that children can respect authority without fearing it and parents and those in roles of responsibility can respect the contribution that children can make to society.” ~ Reviewed by Rebecca’s Writing Services

About the Author: Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children’s author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Family Reading Partnership. Learn more about McDine’s writing career at www.donnamcdine.com and www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com.

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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

 

A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Earns Story Monster Approval

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CONTACT:

Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.

Phone: 480-940-8182

      E-mail: info@FiveStarPublications.com

Whale Poacher Children’s Book, A Sandy Grave Earns Story Monster Approval
A Sandy Grave by Donna McDine

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2014) – The judges of the Story Monster Approved program, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature have spoken, and A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by Julie Hammond has earned approval.

Title: A Sandy Grave

Category: Chapbooks for Tweens

Author: Donna M. McDine www.donnamcdine.com

Illustrator: Julie Hammond www.juliehammondart.com

Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334543; 1616334541

Softcover ISBN: 9781616334550; 161633455X

eBook ISBN: 9781616334567; 1616334568 

About A Sandy Grave: The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

About the Author: Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children’s author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Family Reading Partnership. Learn more about McDine’s writing career at www.donnamcdine.com and www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com.

The colorful, kid-friendly Story Monster Approved seal attracts the attention of young readers much more than a sticker intended for adult scrutiny. Kids know when they see the Story Monster Approved patch it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass the first round of rigorous judging – which is done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.

“Who better to judge children’s books than the children who read them?” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the same company that launched the Dragonfly Book Awards program, now in its fourth year. “Judging these books gives children a wonderful sense of importance and responsibility. Some of our judging coordinators have told us that students who usually don’t enjoy reading or have difficulty reading have gotten a much-needed boost due to their judging responsibilities and have requested to serve as judges again.”

Authors interested in having their books considered for Story Monster Approved designation should visit www.StoryMonsters.com and download an entry form. Books are divided into the following categories with distinctions made between fiction and nonfiction: Preschool to Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, and Grades 4-6.

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