Penelope Anne Cole

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book 1

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.

book 3

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.

book 4

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.

book 5

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.

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Congratulations to Our Award-winners!

Winner of the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval- Little Isaac’s Big Adventure by Tracy Helixon and artist Jack Foster.


Creative Child Award Magical Matthew won 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine Awards Program for “Positive Behavior Learning Award” Category by Penelope Cole and artist Kevin Collier!

2013 KART -Kids Are Readers Too Award Animal Sound Mix-up Animal Sound Mix-up by Connie Arnold, art by Kit Grady is a winner for the 2013 KART (Kids Are Readers Too) Kids Book List Award! Kart Foundation “connects young readers with memorable stories.

2013 Beach Angelfest Award2013 Beach Angelfest Award

Guardian Angel Publisher, Lynda S Burch, presents the 2013 Beach Angelfest Award to attendees of the 2013 Angelfest at Pensacola Beach, Florida, February 2013.

Awardees are: KC Snider; Jennifer Houdeshell; Terry Cook, Kristen Zajac; Nancy Stewart; Barbara Bockman; Lucy Beebe Tobias; Sandra Sanders; and Kathy Stemke!

More New Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing

Now available in hardcover!
This book about Earthquakes empowers your kids with information and preparedness. What causes earthquakes? Can we predict them? How are earthquakes measured? How do we prepare for them? There are lots of fun factoids and a few experiments. (Learn how to make your own seiche.) What was the biggest earthquake? Find out here.                        
THIS BOOK in the Wild Card Category won HONORABLE MENTION at the 2009 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL
bad day
Little Bear offers Mama Bear various items to make her feel better, but she’s too busy to notice—until he gives her his super, so good, so very special dolly. Silly humor, alliteration, repetition, and onomatopoeia make this a fun read-aloud story.
Mateo tiene un secreto:  Él arregla las cosas por arte de magia.
Lots of fun and adventure awaits as the child in this charming rhyming story travels aboard a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island to visit his cousins. There is a lot to see and do aboard the ferry. The ride is as exciting as the visit itself.
One rainy day young John and cousin Harry play catch in the lovely lounge of a beach hotel. A gorgeous crystal chandelier gets shattered, but escaping from the damaged room, the duo causes the blame to fall on a ghost.
On Saturday morning Matthew would rather play or do anything rather than clean his room but his mother is determined that he clean up the disaster zone that his room has become. The mess that is under his bed is downright scary! But Matt finds a way to overcome his fears and discovers that hidden treasures are to be found there.
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Congratulations on the release of Magical Mea. Please tell us more about it.

Magical MeaAbout the book:

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.

What was the inspiration for this book?

Penelope:  Magical Mea is the second book in my Magical series after Magical Matthew; he was the first to get magic. Mea is Matthew’s little sister. She got her magic about the same time that Matthew lost his. Matthew was very responsible with his magical powers, using them to fix things and help people, and do good deeds. Matthew tries to mentor little sister Mea, but she is headstrong and independent. She likes to magically hide things then find them for the praise and attention of being a good “finder.” She’s tired of Matthew trying to guide her. Mea goes off on her own to make mischief, with Matthew and friend Lily chasing after her, trying to fix the messes she’s made. It has a good ending.

What is your favorite moment from the book?

Penelope:  I like the ending when Mea finally realizes that what Matthew has been trying to teach her – to do the right thing — is the best way to use her magic.

Is this your first published book?Penelope 2013 Book of the Year

Penelope:  No, Magical Mea is my second GAP book, after Magical Matthew, which won the 2013 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Awards Program in the Positive Behavior Learning for Kids Category. I have two more in the series being illustrated now.

We’d love to hear more about you.

SONY DSCAfter I retired early from my Federal career in Training and Human Resource Management, I got my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Then I taught at every grade level, Kindergarten through high school. Now I tutor middle school students. Although I’ve written for years, I hadn’t thought of writing children’s stories until I got the inspiration from my neighbor’s son Matthew’s double digit birthday milestone. Such a magical event – no longer a single digit child! I thought what if he really had magic, what would he do, as Magical Matthew? The idea for Magical Mea came when I thought what if Matthew’s little sister got her magic but didn’t want to be the good girl? What if she wanted to be different and play tricks on people? The next two stories in my “Magical” series are:  Magical Mea Goes to School, and Magical M and M. They’re with Kevin Collier, my illustrator. He’s done a great job capturing the fun and angst of the characters in the stories.

I’ve written a “color” rhyming remembrance of My Grandma’s Pink House. I have two middle grade stories working, The Case of the Missing Lollipop and The Racoon Witches of Calhoun County and also two young adult novels, The Perfect Home and The Young Amazons in the works. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy dog walking, reading middle grade and young adult novels, gardening, church activities, and singing in choir. I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and am a certified Reading Therapist with Read America. I also review children’s books on my blog.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Magical Mea events?


I will post events and reviews on my blog,

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