Monday, September 1, 2014


Oliver’s Hunger Dragon


Since the goal of this book is to bring awareness to the problem of hunger in
America, and the 16 million kids who feel hunger’s impact every day, a portion of
the proceeds of this book will go to the following organizations.

The Clark County Washington Food Bank:
http://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/
“It is our mission to “Alleviate Hunger and Its Root Causes.”

Feeding America: http://feedingamerica.org/
“Our mission is to feed America’s hungry though a nationwide network of member
food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.”

The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division of Oregon:
http://www.sunshinedivision.org/
“Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food
and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need . . . mobilizing quickly
and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders




There be dragons in this book.  Lots of dragons. These dragons depict the hunger of a child. It’s a clever way to relate to young children how others feel when they don’t have enough to eat. This story starts out with one child with a problem, but he soon realizes he is not alone and others have similar distress. The text written with rhythm and rhyme is sure to delight little ears.

The story teaches children how to reach out to their fellow students who are less fortunate than themselves. The lessons in this book will stay with a child for a life time. I believe any child who reads this book will remember it for always and forever.

The colorful and vivid illustrations in Oliver’s Hunger Dragon pop from the page, and are sure to delight any child.  I can’t say enough about how informative and educational this book is, and how the lessons here will stay with a child for many years to come.

It’s just a wonderful book and I loved the way the author Sherry Alexander expresses the importance for others to take notice of those in need.  Oliver’s Hunger Dragon is a fun read for young children.  In my view, a keeper for any child’s library.

Just loved this book! Stars everywhere! 

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sherry Alexander, a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, is a writer, author, blogger, and child advocate who writes both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. This is her first picture book, and comes from her own childhood memory of two Portland Police Officers who brought her family a food basket when they were in need. It is her dream that someday no child will ever experience hunger again. She lives with her husband of 45 years on a small SW Washington ranch with their two horses, two dogs, and the occasional pack of coyotes.  Visit her online at www.sherryalexanderwrites.com






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ten Little Tricksters


Ten Little Tricksters





Halloween has arrived and excitement is stirring. Little children are sure to find joy within these pages. Little Halloweeners are bustling through the streets, collecting treats and sporting their costumes. Excitement fills the neighborhood.

Little tykes learn to count with each passing page as verse in rhyme holds their attention. Ten Little Tricksters written by Penelope Anne Cole and illustrated by Kevin Collier is a fun and educational book for toddlers and those children who are just learning to read.  A lovely book for small children.

I give it ten yummy treats for entertainment, great illustrations and educational content.


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Penelope Anne Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level. She enjoys writing children’s stories for read aloud time. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” She has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an M.A. in Education. When not writing stories or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church and choir activities.  Ms. Cole is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Fremont Area Writers of the CA Writers Club, and is a Certified Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books on her blog at Penelope Anne Cole


This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature


Available Soon At:
www.GuardianAngelPublishing.com 






Monday, August 18, 2014

Prairie Dog Play Days

Margot Finke’s new picture book –  available on her website and on Amazon


Prairie dogs that play, stinkers that prey and birds that rule the sky; that’s what these pages are about.  Margot Finke, author of many children’s stories and works of literature, has written another enchanting book of rhyme. Her nonfiction characters depict animals of North America that are sure to please a child’s wonderment.

Prairie Dog Play Days is an educational fun read for kids. The beautifully detailed illustrations by Kathy Iler will capture a child’s interest in an instant, and the whimsical rhymes will no doubt keep them reading.

Margot Finke’s book includes enhanced vocabulary words and additional information about the animals at the end of the book.  This is a wonderful resource for classroom use or a book to cherish in a child’s library.  Either way, this delightful read will be an asset to any library for children.
I give Prairie Dog Play Days five ***** stars for content, creativity, and beautiful illustrations.



Prairie Dog Play Days, Little Stinkers & Bald Eagles Rule 

Academic Wings 
by Margot Finke 
Three fantastic American animals eat, fly, and dig their way across the pages of this rhyming picture book. Prairie Dogs, Skunks and Bald Eagles are just waiting for your child to meet them. Cool critters, and cool facts %u2013 how can you beat a combination like that?


BIO:
Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant. She now lives in Oregon near her grown family and grandchildren. With 13 published children’s books, and more on the way, plus a Manuscript Critique Service, Margot is always searching for the perfect way to place her books in the hands of eager children. Her FREE Skype Author Visits are a terrific way to do this.
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    *SKYPE Makes it Happen: http://virtualschoolvisits.blogspot.com/   
    *Website:  http://www.margotfinke.com 
    *FREE ”Sneak Peek” inside her latest books: 
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This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Never Say Boo to a Frilly


                              Never Say Boo to a Frilly


Well, get your read on boys and girls, because this book is one to hunker down in a comfy space and set your sights on the Australian Outback Bush.
You might find this lizard to be a bit fancy, but don’t let him fool you. He’s rough and tough for sure. Find out what he eats, how long he’s been on the Earth and what he does when you say, Boo!


Among these pages you will read about exotic birds of the bush, the razzle dazzle of color they display, the chatter and song they bring to your ears, and wouldn't you like to know how to bring birds to your back yard? But guys, there’s more!

I gotta tell you, this one scares me a bit. The little Tasmanian; even his name is scary. He’s a devil of a fellow who growls and howls. He stalks and preys, and shows his teeth with a scream! The whole book is written in easy to read rhyme that draws you in while mesmerizing illustrations by Aysin Eroglu excite your senses.

Margot Finke, author of many children’s books, has written another entertaining, educational book with facts to enlighten at the end of her stories. Never Say Boo to a Frilly is a keeper and will find a place in any child’s library who enjoys rhyme or is interested in wild and exotic animals. A fun read for kids and parents.
I give this book five ***** stars for rhyme, educational content and beautiful illustrations.


This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature




BIO:
Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant. She now lives in Oregon near her grown family and grandchildren. With 13 published children’s books, and more on the way, plus a Manuscript Critique Service, Margot is always searching for the perfect way to place her books in the hands of eager children. Her FREE Skype Author Visits are a terrific way to do this.

*Video of Margot chatting about FREE Skype visits:  http://tinyurl.com/8qw44al
*SKYPE Makes it Happen: http://virtualschoolvisits.blogspot.com/   
*Website:  http://www.margotfinke.com 
*FREE ”Sneak Peek” inside her latest books: http://tinyurl.com/8qw44al
*Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/8qw44al 
*Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/margotfinke/.

Monday, November 4, 2013



The Birthday Book Club Snatching

 

Although the title of this book describes the plot of the story, it does not do justice to the adventures that take place within these pages.  Come battle Neothors in the Galaxy Bratheria with Simon, or maybe your fantasy would be to revel in the Revolutionary war with the Redcoats attacking.  Whether you fence with Simon and the aliens on planet Meptee, survive on Blackbeard’s ship with pirates, or dodge the Nazi soldiers in World War II, you will experience Simon’s sometimes brutal and extreme imagination.  Throughout the story Simon’s fantasy is to have someone he can count on always as a good friend.

Simon is viewed as an odd child, whispered about, falsely accused, and laughed at, and all because others are not receptive enough to realize the creative genius within him. The Birthday Book Club Snatching is filled with life lessons,  history,  sibling kindness, Dyslexia,  awareness of those different, fantasy, friendship, bullies, daydreaming, stealing, knowing right from wrong, illegal aliens, educational content, and making the right choices. The most entertaining aspect in the book is of course, Simon’s vivid imagination.  The most virtuous is honesty.

This is a great book for boys, although I’m sure girls will find excitement within these pages that entertain as well.  This is a well written book from The Melinda &Simon Series, authored by Anne Burack Sayre.  I give five ***** stars for this book for the wide range of content, entertainment and life lessons it provides for middle grade kids  Great book!                                                                                                                                                  Purchase book here:
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013


October 2013 Guardian Angel Kids ezine
                       Down on the Farm



 

 BOOK FEATURE
The Odd Chick

POEM
Life on the Farm by Jennifer Buchet
Tractor Tour by Tracy Helixon

SHORT STORIES
Tractor goes to the City by Wendy Klein
Allie’s Farm by Felicity Nisbet
The Pig who did not want to be pink by Savannah Hendricks

NON-FICTION ARTICLE
Old MacDonald had an Alpaca by Shari L. Klase

ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
So you want to be a Farmer? by Sharon Stanley
Down on the Farm Word Search Puzzle by Tanja Cilia


LYNDA S. BURCH. Publisher
Guardian-Angel-Kids.com A free online ezine for kids!




Monday, September 9, 2013

New Releases for August 2013, from Guardian Angel Publishing Inc.

Andy & Spirit in Search & Rescue Academic Wings hardcover edition
by Mary Jean Kelso, art KC Snider


Great Gobs of Gustation: The Sum of Our Parts  Book 8 Academic Wings
by Bill Kirk, art by Eugene Ruble
A rhyme which describes the sense of taste and how it works to help you tell what you like to eat and what you don’t. Book 8 of the Sum of our Parts anatomical educational series


Just Too Little  Littlest Angel
by Judith J. Miller, art Sonal Panse
At her grandparents farm Pam is too little to help with the chores.


 
Michael’s Safari Littlest Angel
by JennaKay Francis art by Craig Howarth
Michael takes an imaginary journey.

                            
The New Puppy Animals & Pets
by Raelene Hall art by Kevin Collier, Gisele LaBlanc
After a day of fun and trouble, what will Kelly’s new mischievous puppy do next?