June, 2013

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New Softcovers from Guardian Angel Publishing

Category: Angel to Angel
Author: Katelyn Burch
Print ISBN: 9781616333898; 1616333898
eBook ISBN: 9781616333904; 1616333901
LOST DOG is a story of what kids do when their pet is lost. Emily and Rose are determined to find their puppy Finn. Early Chapter Book. Please feel free to download this book and share with kids and encourage children to write!
Category: Academic Wings
Author:Donna McDine http://www.donnamcdine.com
Artist:KC Snider www.KCSniderart.com
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333843; 1616333847
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333850; 1616333853
eBook ISBN: 9781616333867; 1616333863

Forced into a life at sea by the Royal Navy Press Gangs, 12-year-old Tommy Kitt finds himself in a floating sea of misery. Poor living conditions and beatings occur daily. Despite his small size, Tommy must summon the courage and physical ability to prevail in a situation he cannot escape.

 
Auguste Renoir: The Apple seller
Category: Academic Wings
Author: Barbara Cairns
Artist: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616333874; 1616333871
eBook ISBN: 9781616333881; 161633388XGatsby, the art gallery cat, jumps into famous paintings at night. When he remembers to jump back out before sunrise, everything is fine. But sometimes, Gatsby forgets. That’s when strange things happen. Children will learn about Renoir and “The Apple Seller” through this adventure of a mischievous cat.

Category: Littlest Angels
Author:Penelope Cole http://penelopeannecole.blogspot.com/
Artist:Kevin Collier http://kevinscottcollierhomepage.blogspot.com
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333942; 1616333944
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333959; 1616333952
eBook ISBN: 9781616333966; 1616333960Matthew’s little sister Mea is a trickster. Mea got her magic when Matthew lost his. Matt tries to guide Mea to use her magic for good. But the more Matt tries to mentor Mea, the more she wants to “do it her way.” Matt worries Mea might get into trouble.

The Sum of our Parts Series
Category: Academic Wings
Author: Bill Kirk www.billkirkwrites.com
Artist: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616333911; 161633391X
eBook ISBN: 9781616333928; 1616333928The respiratory system is busy 24 hours a day, while we are awake and asleep. In fact, unless we are out of breath, we might not even know our lungs are on the job. This book will help you learn the basics about how the respiratory system works. 4 educational activity pages included. Human Anatomy series.

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New Hardcovers from Guardian Angel Publishing

 
Category: Academic Wings
Author:Donna McDine http://www.donnamcdine.com
Artist:KC Snider www.KCSniderart.com
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333843; 1616333847
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333850; 1616333853
eBook ISBN: 9781616333867; 1616333863
Forced into a life at sea by the Royal Navy Press Gangs, 12-year-old Tommy Kitt finds himself in a floating sea of misery. Poor living conditions and beatings occur daily. Despite his small size, Tommy must summon the courage and physical ability to prevail in a situation he cannot escape.
2011 GLOBAL eBook WINNER Multi-cultural
Category: Academic Wings
Author:Kristen Zajac www.kristenzajac.com
Artist: Julie Tucker
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333935; 1616333936
Paperback ISBN: 9781616331092; 1616331097
eBook ISBN: 9781616331108; 1616331100
Emma comes from three generations of Air Force pilots and misses her father when he travels. Her best friend Adam tries to cheer her up. Emma’s great grandfather, one of the first African American pilots during World War II, shares his life story with Emma and Adam and helps them appreciate the spirit of service.
Category: Littlest Angels
Author:Penelope Cole http://penelopeannecole.blogspot.com/
Artist:Kevin Collier http://kevinscottcollierhomepage.blogspot.com
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333942; 1616333944
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333959; 1616333952
eBook ISBN: 9781616333966; 1616333960
Matthew’s little sister Mea is a trickster. Mea got her magic when Matthew lost his. Matt tries to guide Mea to use her magic for good. But the more Matt tries to mentor Mea, the more she wants to “do it her way.” Matt worries Mea might get into trouble.
 Category: Academic Wings
Author: Mary J Kelsowww.authorsden.com/maryjeankelso
Artist: KC Snider www.KCSniderart.com
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333997; 1616333995
Paperback ISBN: 9781616330255; 1616330252
eBook ISBN: 97816163330262; 1616330260
When a mouse living in a campground searches for food it finds itself trapped inside a tent with two frightened girls, then scares another young girl asleep on a motorhome couch. Its search for food and escape from the motorhome endangers the mouse’s life and creates havoc for the occupants.
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KC Snider and Kai Strand at the Redmond Street Festival

GAP author, Kai Strand and illustrator K.C. Snider will be at the Redmond Street Festival in downtown Redmond, Oregon this weekend with their books in tow!

Kai Strand will be signing in the Central Oregon Authors booth. She’ll have her award winning book, The Weaver along with its successor, The Wishing Well: Another Weaver Tale, available for sale as well as her other available middle grade titles.

KC Snider will be signing in the High Desert Society of the Arts booth. Along with her more than 30 illustrated titles, she’ll have some of her fine art available.

This is the first year for the Redmond Street Festival and with antiques, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and live music, it promises to be a fun time. EVENT DATES: JUNE 15, 16, 2013. HOURS: SAT 10-5 AND SUN.10-4 The Street Festival will be on 6th Street between Deschutes and Forest.

They hope to see you there!

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES BILL KIRK, AUTHOR OF “THE INS & OUTS OF AIR” in THE SUM OF OUR PARTS series

Congratulations on the release of THE INS & OUTS OF AIR. Please tell us more about it.
About the book:  The respiratory system is busy 24 hours a day, while we are awake and asleep. In fact, unless we are out of breath, we might not even know our lungs are on the job. The rhymes and learning activities plus the terrific illustrations by Eugene Ruble will help you learn the basics about how the respiratory system works.
What was the inspiration for this book?
Bill:  Good question.  By the way, thanks for extending this interview opportunity.  As part of THE SUM OF OUR PARTS series, this particular book was inspired literally by the huffing and puffing while doing everyday stuff.  The series started out as a single book: “No Bones About It” published in 2009. As it turns out, although hardly planned,  that first book formed the structural foundation for the rest of the series.  So you could say the series has good bones and with Book Seven, it is catching its breath.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
Bill:  I’ll have to think about this question because the books in the series don’t actually tell a story.  Also, if there is a Main Character, it would be the Respiratory System which is the subject of the book.  That said, I do have a couple favorite verses to share with you.  You may notice the strong leading syllable in each line and the staccato, rap feel to the verses.  When writing these kinds of rhyming verses, pretty much the possibilities are endless, which makes it both challenging and loads of fun.
Quickly, molecules of O2,
Crossing membranesone-cell thick,
Find the blood cells they must go to,
And which places they must stick.
In reverse, CO2oozes
From the blood cells as they pass.
Through gas transfer, bloodthen loses,
All its Carbon Dioxidegas.
Respiration’s thus repeated,
Each three seconds—day and night.
When your O2’s been depleted,
Breathe and you will be all right.
I love it! Thanks for sharing that. What a fun way to learn about the body, Bill. Is this your first published book?
Bill:  No. “The Ins & Outs Of Air” is Book Seven in the series, which will eventually have ten books covering most of the body’s major structures and systems, basically from head to toes.  Also, four of my fiction stories have been published.
We’d love to hear more about you.
Overall, I’m just a normal person with a slightly wacky view of words and how they fit together, although I suppose there is a remote possibility that I am indeed a wacky person.  I was a nomad for the first 38 years of my life, moving around on five continents as a kid and later with my own family.  But for the last 28 years, I have lived in the same house in Sacramento with my wife, Rita, of 44 years.  We have two children and four grandchildren split between California and South Carolina.  I’m an Air Force veteran, a Scout leader and a church Deacon.  Some of my favorite things to do when I’m not writing is running, backpacking in the High Sierra and sleeping on the ground.�
In addition to stories written in rhyme, I also play around with humor and satire. I’m planning a trip to a local fabric store to research my next humor fabrication. Then there’s that perpetual novel waiting in the wings. Everything else has been a little this and a little that.
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for THE INS & OUTS OF AIR?
Bill:  I have developed a long-standing relationship with the K-8 school our grandson attended when he was younger and with the Sacramento Public Library. I’m working with the librarians at both places to do readings as part of their on-going literacy programs.  I also donate my books to local schools and branch libraries.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming THE INS & OUTS OF AIR events?
Bill:  I feature all my published books on my website at http://www.billkirkwrites.comwhere each book has its own book page.  I also have two blogs, one of which specifically features all the books in THE SUM OF OUR PARTS series at http://billkirkwrites-tsoop.blogspot.com.

Thank you for stopping in to share THE INS & OUTS OF AIR with us. Readers, you can pick up your copy of THE INS & OUTS OF AIR from the GAP Bookstore. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES MARY JEAN KELSO, AUTHOR OF RV MOUSE

Congratulations on the release of the hardcover version of RV Mouse. Please tell us more about it.
This is a story about a little mouse that gets trapped in a motor home and the chaos it
creates.
This enchanting story, charmingly illustrated, recounts the escapades of one furry little adventurer who is clearly out of his element in a motor home. Young readers and their adult counterparts will enjoy reading this fast-moving tale, told so convincingly from the mouse’s point of view.
                                          —Robbin Gould, Editor, Family Motor Coaching magazine

What was the inspiration for this book?

Some of the incidences actually happened when my family was camping in our new motor home years ago. One night mice found an open vent the manufacturer had not screened. I found the girl that had been sleeping on the couch sitting outside on top of the picnic table. She said a mouse had woken her up when its whiskers brushed her cheek. The idea was too good to ignore so I made it into a book.
What is your favorite moment from the book?

When the woman is swinging the broom and bopping her husband instead of the mouse.
Is this your first published book?
No, I believe Guardian Angel Publishing has about ten of my books out now with more under contract. I also write Young Adult and Adult fiction.
We’d love to hear more about you.

I am a journalist and was an Assistant Editor for several magazines. I wrote for many newspapers and magazines, including Family Motor Coaching, Trailblazer and RV’n On. Although I still write articles for newspapers and magazines, my favorite type of writing is fiction.

Besides RV Mouse, The Christmas Angel, and its sequel, One Family’s Christmas, and the Andy & the Albino Horse series, I also wrote the young adult Lynne Garrett series: Goodbye Is Forever, Abducted!, and Sierra Summer. Also Kat’s Cradle, which is a young adult novel. Blue Coat, and The Homesteader series are my adult Historical Western novels.

I recently received awards from The Nevada Press Assn. and The National Press Assn. as a correspondent for The Lahontan Valley News.
I am a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Alamo Defenders Descendents Association (credit goes to my ancestors for that!). I am also a member of Made in Nevada — http://madeinnevada.org.

Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for RV Mouse?

It will be at signings that are already scheduled for summer and fall. I have been in contact with the Family Motor Coaching Assn. about the possibility of signing at their
next convention.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming RV Mouse events?

Check with www.guardianangelpublishing.comor on the websites: www.andyandthealbinohorse.blogspot.com, www.authorsden.com/maryjeankelso.

Thank you for stopping in to share RV Mouse with us. Readers, you can pick up your copy of RV Mouse from the GAP Bookstore. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Answers to Children’s Authors and Books Match Game

Crockett Johnson Harold and the Purple Crayon
Don Freeman Corduroy
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham
Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpiller
Esphyr Slobodkina
Caps for Sale
Jane Yolen Owl Moon
Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
Laura Numeroff If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Margaret Rey Curious George
Margaret Wise Brown Goodnight Moon
Marucs Pfister The Rainbow Fish
Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are
Munro Leaf The Story of Ferdinand
P.D. Eastman Go, Dog. Go!
Shel Silverstein The Giving Tree

Match These Children’s Authors to Their Books

Can you match these famous children’s authors to their books? Answers on Friday.

  1. Crockett Johnson  ___
  2. Don Freeman  ___
  3. Dr. Seuss  ___
  4. Eric Carle  ___
  5. Esphyr Slobodkina  ___
  6. Jane Yolen  ___
  7. Jon Scieszka  ___
  8. Laura Numeroff  ___
  9. Margaret Rey  ___
  10. Margaret Wise Brown  ___
  11. Marucs Pfister  ___
  12. Maurice Sendak  ___
  13. Munro Leaf  ___
  14. P.D. Eastman  ___
  15. Shel Silverstein  ___

A.  Corduroy
B.  Curious George
C.  The Giving Tree
D.  Goodnight Moon
E.  Go, Dog. Go!
F.  Caps for Sale
G.  Harold and the Purple Crayon
H.  The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
I.  The Story of Ferdinand
J.  Where the Wild Things Are
K. Owl Moon
L.  The Very Hungry Caterpiller
M.  If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
N.  The Rainbow Fish
O.  Green Eggs and Ham

June 2013 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine Now Available!

The June 2013 Issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine is all about self-confidence.

Our book feature this month is Mice in My Tummy by Andy Houdek and illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier. “Confidence Helps Us” by Guy Belleranti is this month’s poetry submission. Read the story of Lucy, “The Corgi That Could,” by Shari L. Klase, along with other short stories from Evelyn Horan, Juliana M. Jones, and Bonnie Gratch Lindauer. In this issue, you’ll find an “All About Me” activity by Sharon Stanley, along with links to extra games.

Our Parent/Teacher article section includes “8 Tips for Building Confidence in Your Child” by Kathy Stemke and “The Emotionally Mature Parent: Building Self-Confidence in Our Kids” by Irene S. Roth.

Don’t miss our special video feature of two-year-old Zoei Toh singing “Amazing Grace.”

You can find this issue online at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/  Archives to past issues are also available on the site.

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