May, 2013

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GAP Author Susan Hornbach Remembers Our Soldiers

Susan Hornbach is the author of three books soon to be released by Guardian Angel Publishing: Spencer Goes to School, Beetle Bombs, and Heckle Freckle and Clyde.

You can read her touching blog post remembering our soldiers at

Helping Kids Celebrate Memorial Day

As a family filled with Army, Navy, and Marine veterans, Memorial Day is special to us. My brother lost two members of his unit in Afghanistan, and in 2005 one of my high school classmates was killed in Iraq. Here are a few ways you can help your children honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of freedom.

  • Visit a veteran’s hospital. 
  • Visit a veteran’s cemetery and place flowers at a veteran’s grave site.
  • Make a card for a serviceman or woman serving overseas.
  • Send supplies to a unit serving overseas.
Please feel free to share your ideas for ways to honor our veterans.

Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

May 2013 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine Now Available!

Let’s go to the circus! Book features include Cartwheel Annie by Marilee Crow and illustrated by K.C. Snider, and The Clown Around Kids written and illustrated by Kathleen Bullock.

Poetry comes to you from Donna DeForbes and Donna Shepherd, while short stories from Trisha Faye and Joyce Wold are featured. Articles for kids are “Jumbo the Elephant” by Shari L. Klase and “Moving A Circus” by Carol J. Douglas.

We also have “English Language Learners” by Dorit Sasson as this month’s Parent/Teacher Article.

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Bella Saves the Beach by Nancy Stewart Garners Rave Reviews

Bella and Britt are worried about all the trash appearing on their beautiful beach. But what can they do? Britt is leaving on vacation, and Bella can’t solve the problem alone. Without adults to lend a hand, can they possibly save their beach?

“I think many kids and maybe some adults will be inspired by this book to help make their own worlds better.”
–Janet Ann Collins, author of Signs of Trouble

“This book would make a nice addition to classrooms studying the environment and how to keep it clean.”
–Shannon Hitchcock, author of The Ballard of Jessie Pearl

“I recommend reading Bella Saves the Beach with your kids or to your class.”
–Margot Finke, author of Mama Grizzly Bear

“5/5 stars. Highly recommend this well written story with beautiful art by Samantha Bell.”
–LadyD Books

“Bella’s story is a nice reminder of how to act outdoors. The environment being at the forefront of many people’s thoughts and actions, Bella Saves the Beach is a timely story.”
 –Kid Lit Reviews

 “I will happily read this book to my son again and again. “
–The Picture Book Review




Nancy is the bestselling and award winning author of the four Bella and Britt Series books for children: One Pelican at a Time (eighteen weeks on Amazon Bestselling List), Sea Turtle Summer, (which won the Children’s Literary Classic Gold Award), Bella Saves the Beach (which won the Gold) and Mystery at Manatee Key. The authorized biography, Katrina and Winter: Partners in Courage, is the story of Katrina Simpkins and Winter, the dolphin. One Pelican at a Time and Nancy were featured in the PBS Tampa special, GulfWatch. All are published by Guardian Angel Publishing.

Nancy is a frequent speaker and presenter at writer’s conferences throughout the United States. She conducts workshops and seminars and speaks to school children on writing and helping save their planet. A blogger with a worldwide audience, she writes of all things pertaining to children’s literature.

Nancy’s travels take her extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education. She and her husband live in Tampa and St. Louis.


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