Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing Inc.

hardcover and softcover
by Mary Jean Kelso, artist Julie Hammond
Three-year-old Abbi is introduced to an interesting event right outside her living room window.  Birds are nesting in the hanging flower basket

EL BURRO SONRIENTE Spanish Editions                        by Mary Esparza-Vela, artist Mike Motz
Un pequeño burro se presenta en la casa de un niño y se gana el corazón de todos los miembros de la familia.

GGA1-300.jpg Book 1 Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip" Animals & Pets
by Barbara Cairns, artist Eugene Ruble
When Gatsby the art gallery cat explores famous paintings at night, he forgets to jump out before dawn and strange things happen to Winslow Homer's painting.

JUGGERUM  Littlest Angels                                                        
by J Aday Kennedy, artist Alex Morris
Peter and Jen devise a plan to capture a fat bullfrog. Humor, bullfrog facts and the thrill of adventure are laced together to create a book reluctant readers and boys will enjoy.
RIDICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS Littlest Angels                              
by Susan K Tucker, artist Jack Foster
Share this fun ridiculous adventure. Imagine yourself far, far away in this wonderful ridiculous book. 
MICHAEL & THE ELF                                               
by Kathryn Sullivan, art by Jo Dunningham
Michael likes to pretend. He finds a tiny elf in his parent’s garden who asks him to pretend to fly him home. A witch might stop Michael from pretending, but he learns he must believe in himself.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

M E D I A  R E L E A S E

CONTACT:    Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine
E-mail             submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com
Website:          http://guardian-angel-kids.com

For Immediate Release

Children’s E-zine Guardian Angel Kids: Courage

 December 2012 Issue

Courage instilled in children from the onset will develop over time to monumental positive actions. Starting with the simplest act of having the courage to ask questions in an effort to learn, especially when you think no one else could possibly have the same question. To always telling the truth even though disciplinary actions may be the result or standing up to the school bully when everyone else is afraid to. Courage comes from one’s positive surroundings and the support from our loved ones to live our lives in a positive manner.

Come explore the world of Guardian Angel Kids through the thought provoking short stories and articles of what it means to be courageous and how being so can be rewarding in immeasurable ways. Digging deep down to right a wrong in The Secret and Beyond the Evergreen are examples of truthfulness, discovering the admiration of sisterhood in Its Life, encouraging our children to reach their full potential in Courage-Reach for the Stars, and how teaching children to write their own stories provides them with an outlet to let their voice soar in Writing with Kids.

Surf on over to Guardian Angel Kids today www.guardian-angel-kids.com, enjoy a child safe ad free E-zine and visit the writers and illustrators in the Guardian Angel Kids December 2012 issue and enjoy the inspiring poetry, stories, articles and activities.

We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardian-Angel-Kids-Ezine/163785080346247.
Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine an email at submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com and let them know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you'd like to see in the future. They aim to please.

The Guardian Angel Kids E-zine staff and contributors look forward to your visit. Thank you for your time and interest.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Myth-Busting Columbus

Kelly Bakshi has brought to light, the question of who came to this country first.  Although we celebrate the travels and discoveries of Christopher Columbus, Ms. Bakshi has raised many questions in this book for children to contemplate.  As a teacher herself, she has not enforced her research or beliefs in her written pages, but merely laid out the facts that lead children to come to their own conclusions. 

This book is an educational read for children, a tool for teachers, content for librarians, and a guide for parents.  Kelly Bakshi has written this book of history with twists and turns that will intrigue any student.   The pictures and illustrations are sure to capture the attention of both children and adults.

Christopher Columbus; where did he go, what did he do, and why did he do it?  What happened to him in the end?  It’s all here.  After each segment there are questions that children can ponder, and apply their own critical thinking. 

Five ***** stars plus.    Great Book!

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

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Magical Matthew

MagMat2x3-100Magical Matthew is an entertaining story that will draw children into the yarn. As they read they will find themselves wanting to acquire Matthew’s abilities.  This child has a special uniqueness that brings help to others.  Matthew enjoys making others happy with his unique powers, but finds he does have some limitations when trying to help his friend.  Matthew finds disappointment in what he thinks he has lost, but then realizes new gifts he does possess. His special new gifts reflect in the older boy he has become. 

The story has a bit of a twist and surprise that involves Matthew’s baby sister.  This is a wonderful book for children of many ages, as it is a fun read for younger children, as well as children a bit older.  The story reflects how a child can feel secure in telling an adult a secret, and also how things can change as they grow older.  It shows a child, that growing up does not mean you lose what you had as a younger child, but that you have found new treasures to add to your already beautiful and unique you.

Magical Matthew will not disappoint, and would be a wonderful addition to any child’s library. The author Penelope Anne Cole, has included in her creative story, valuable life lessons to help children trust in those who love them, and to move smoothly to their next level in life.  The illustrations by Kevin Collier are colorful, expressive to the story in detail, and will certainly engage children in an enjoyable read.  Magical Matthew shows love in all his actions. 
 This book is a keeper, with five *****.

Magical Matthew was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature

Saturday, November 3, 2012



Academic Wingshttp://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/chances-are.htm
by Sue Bangert-Wood, artist Jack Foster
An entertaining alphabet book with unusual animals doing zany things, aardvarks, komodo dragons, and many more incredible creatures. The comical illustrations will capture the imagination while building reading skills at many levels. Also included are activities for parents/teachers to do with children.   




by Jennifer Bond-Reed, artist Jack Foster
Rachel loves to doodle on walls, on her school books, and on her back pack. Anywhere Rachel can doodle she does, but it gets her into big trouble. She tries to draw and color in other places. She learns she can mix colors and make more colors. Suddenly, Rachel’s doodling becomes a lot more fun! 

Educational page, too.


MAGICAL MATTHEW hardcover & softcover                

Littlest Angelshttp://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/matthew.htm
by Penelope Cole, artist Kevin Collier
Matthew has a secret. He fixes things magically. Matthew secretly uses his magic to fix things for his family and friends.  Later, he expands his magical good deeds by fixing things in his neighborhood. Matthew’s friend, Lily, suspects something.  Matthew must decide whether to tell her the truth or not.



Littlest Angelshttp://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/monster.htm
by Marilee Crow, artist Jack Foster
Every child at some point in their lives has a fear of monsters. Through charming, funny rhyme, see how one child conquers her fear of the monster in her room. Read what happens when the child finds out that monsters have fears too. 



 (Spanish Edition-coming soon)

by Mary Vela Esparza, artist Mike Motz
A tiny burro shows up at a little boy’s house and becomes a real asset to the family. The day he disappears, they never expect to see him again until he prances in one dark spooky night. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Captain Courage and the Fear–Squishing Shoes
A third grader finds herself on the first day of school in a new and strange environment.  She has no friends, and is reluctant to make new ones.  Katie silently wishes she could join in, but doesn’t have the courage to do so.  On the playground she is enticed to come and play, but her shyness takes over and disallows her to enjoy herself.  Katie is overwhelmed in the lunch room and finds it difficult to join in with others.  She wants so badly to take part in the show and tell her class is involved in, but fears she will not be able to get up there and express her true talents.

 In this story Katie is surprised by a colorful caring individual who finds it in his heart to show Katie in a most unusual way, that having confidence in one’s self is nothing more than knowing you can do it.  Katie’s dilemma is similar to many children who find themselves in awkward situations.  This is a great book for children who lack confidence in themselves, and also it is a wonderful book for children who don’t understand those who are shy. I think most children could identify with Katie through this story, and see how unique each of them truly are themselves.

In the end Katie does some pretty amusing things and reveals some extraordinary talents.  The art work by Michelle Morse is bright, engaging, and will without a doubt, draw children into the story.  

Stacey A. Marshall, the author of this book, has truly captured the essence of how a child feels when overwhelmed with shyness and new surroundings.  I recommend this book as a learning tool as well as an entertaining read for children and parents.

Littlest Angels
by Stacey A Marshall, artist Michelle Morse      Purchase this book:
The new girl at school shrivels until a unique superhero swoops in to the rescue, demonstrating specific ways to make self-confidence and courage soar.

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

Blue Paint

John, the house painter, is working hard in order to make some money to buy something he has been dreaming about.  He encounters dishonesty, and deception during his day of earning an honest living. John is disappointed, and doesn’t realize at first that he has the power to serve up some just deserts!   I feel this book, “Blue Paint”, would be a very special read for children, as it sends an important message of how they can cleverly show those who are ill willed and perform hurtful acts, that good over evil, can prevail, and also that there are ways of dealing with those who are dishonest without resorting to violence.  The book is fun, it takes a few twists and turns, and the colorful, expressive art work illustrated By Bonnie Everett Hawkes, pops from the page.

I think children will find this book clever, and amusing.  Liam Maher, the author of Blue Paint, has also written a number of other books for children; I feel, all equally compelling in a child’s eye. Check out his other books on Amazon. You’ll be glad you did.

This book was reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of Children’s literature.
                                                        To purchase this book click here: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/blue-paint.htm

John shares his story of a painting job he had as a young man and the grumpy little man who came by to trick him out of fifty dollars.