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Friday, December 31, 2010

GAP Author Watch: Little Shepherd World of Ink Virtual Book Tour 2011




GAP author, Cheryl C. Malandrinos, is following the LITTLE SHEPHERD VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR '10 up with a new month-long virtual book tour from World of Ink.

January 2011 will be a month full of interviews, guest posts, reviews, and giveaways. Here is her current schedule:

January 3rd
RRRadio-Stories for Children with hosts: VS Grenier, D.M. Cunningham and Tiffany Strelitz Haber.
Live Radio Interview at 11am MST (10am PST, Noon Central and 1pm EST) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2011/01/03/rfk-stories-for-children
Call in number (646) 595-4478

January 4th
Families Matter Blog Interview

January 5th
The Product Review Place – Author Spotlight
Book Marketing Network – Guest Post
The Writing Mama – Guest Post
January 9th
Utah Children's Writer Blog – Guest Post

January 10th
One Zillion Books – Review/Giveaway

January 11th
Families Matter Blog - Book Review
January 12th
Roth’s Inspiring Books & Products

January 13th
VBT-Writers On The Move – Guest Post
Writing to the Hearts of Children

January 17th
The Maggie Project

January 18th
Stories for Children Magazine FG Interview

January 19th
Home School Blogger - Book Review/Giveaway http://homeschoolblogger.com/homeschoolbookreview/

January 20th
Putting Words Down on Paper - Review

January 21st
Quadruple Z – Review/Giveaway

January 24th
Bless Their Hearts Mom – Review

January 25th
Sweeps 4 Bloggers – Review

January 26th
Health, Beauty, Children and Family – Review

Stay plugged into her Little Shepherd blog at http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/ for more virtual book tour updates. You can friend and follow Cheryl at:



or visit her online at http://ccmalandrinos.com./






Tuesday, December 21, 2010

When Rhyming Gets Slumpy by GAP Author Bill Kirk



When Rhyming Gets Slumpy by Bill Kirk

(Published in Absolute Write in May 2005)

Have you ever dealt with
A slump in your brain
That keeps you from writing,
Come sun or come rain?

A Slump so lugubrious,
Nothing will help;
Not chanting or singing,
Not even a yelp;

Not saying words backward
Or running in place;
Not closing your eyes
Or gazing at space.

It won’t even help much
To vacuum the rug;
To sort all your laundry
Or bathe your pet pug.

Though looking to rhymers
 To break your word jam,
Might seem the right thing
When your mind’s on the lam;

At times even tactics
Like these are no use,
To make your words flow--
To break your rhymes loose.

 Then just when you’re ready
To give up the fight,
Your brains get unslumped;
You soon see the light.

Your ears hear the rhythm
Of iambic beat.
Your unrhyming ailment
Is now in retreat.

At last your line endings
Again sound the same.
As if it were magic
You’re back in the game.

So, if you get plagued
By words that don’t match;
You’re laying an egg
And your rhymes just won’t hatch.

Please don’t get all frazzled
And threaten to quit.
Just step back a moment
And let your words sit.

 Remember when rhymes
Are just plain ol’ stuck.
The harder you try
The worse your luck… gets….

Bill Kirk is the author of There's a Spider in My Sink, No Bones About It, My Grandma's Kitchen Rules, There's a Beetle in My Bed, Circulation Celebration, and the mewly released A Midsummer's Dream. He also has five more children's books scheduled to be released in 2011.

Bill was born in Germany, has lived on four continents, and has traveled widely in South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S. He and his wife, Rita, have been married for over 40 years. They have two children and several grandchildren.

You can visit Bill online at http://billkirkwrites.com/.

Bestselling GAP Titles at Amazon




Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman's hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea?




In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior’s birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. Can Obed trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his sheep safe until he returns?

With expedited shipping, you can still order these books in time for Christmas from http://www.amazon.com/!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Karen Cioffi-Ventrice Reviews Horatio Humble Beats the Big "D" by Margot Finke




Title: Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D”
Author: Margot Finke
Illustrator: Ellen Gurak
Paper ISBN: 13: 978-1-61633-101-6
eBook ISBN: 13: 978-1-61633-102-3
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing

Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D” is a children’s rhyming picture book that tackles dyslexia. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, dyslexia, according to the Mayo Clinic, “is an impairment in your brain's ability to translate written images received from your eyes into meaningful language.” And, it is the most common learning disability in children.

Margot Finke, in her usual insightful and playful way, shows the academic and emotional affects that dyslexia carries with it. Horatio, like all children with dyslexia, wants to read like his peers, but just can’t. “He wanted to read and dive into books, to snuggle in bed, reading stuff about crooks. But something was wonky within his poor head, so words in his books stayed a mystery instead.”

The author captures the emotional impact a child feels when he can’t read like others, which leads to: the need for special resources, tutoring, low self-esteem, and even anxiety. “Special class is for nitwits,” he whined to his Mom. “Every one of my friends will think that I’m dumb!”

With vivid full page illustrations Finke brings Horatio through the process of “special class” and shows the outcome that can be attained with proper instruction. “Words came unscrambled and flowed smooth and clear. “Hey, I’m reading books!” He yelled with a cheer.”

I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll do so again, I’m a fan of Margot Finke’s work. She has a unique talent for approaching topics that children can use help with, such as moving away from familiar surroundings and friends, as in her book Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind, and now with dyslexia. What’s wonderful about Finke’s books is she addresses these issues with lighthearted rhyming fun.

Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D” is a book every parent of a child who is struggling to read should get. It’s important for children to know they’re not alone in their struggles, and that dyslexia is a problem that CAN be overcome.

Included at the end of the story is a resource page that provides information on dyslexia and also offers links to pertinent articles, along with book suggestions. Listed in the information is the advice that encourages parents of children who have or are suspect of having dyslexia to let their children know it is not a sign of a lack of intelligence. These children should be told that actors/celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, Oprah Winfrey and Magic Johnson overcame dyslexia, as did Bill Gates and Albert Einstein.

According to statistics, one in five students (around 20% of the population) has a language based learning disability. And, less than one-third of the children with reading disabilities receive school services to help with their disability.

Reading Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D” with your dyslexic child is a valuable strategy to help with your child’s self-esteem and motivation.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dyslexia/DS00224
http://www.learning-inside-out.com/dyslexia-statistics.html

Reviewed December 7, 2010 by:

Karen Cioffi-Ventrice
Author, ghostwriter, freelance writer, reviewer
Acquisitions Editor Intern with 4RV Publishing

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National Writing Center for Children Reviews Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind by Margot Finke





Reviewed for
National Writing for Children Center
Filed under Book Reviews

Reviewed by Karen Cioffi

Title: Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind
Author: Margot Finke
Illustrator: K. C. Snider


Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
ISBN (Print): 13: 978-1-61633-059-0
ISBN (eBook): 13: 978-1-61633-06

Powell’s Books: http://www.powells.com/s?kw=Margot+Finke
Target: http://preview.tinyurl.com/25tfdja  
Amazon: http://preview.tinyurl.com/2f6z3dq
Barnes and Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?AUD=JUV&kids=y&WRD=Rattlesnake+Jam
Guardian Angel Pub: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/ruthie.htm

Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind is a delightful children's picture book that deals with a "big change" in a little girl's life. And, with the first line the reader is immediately hooked: "Young Ruthie's mood changed overnight, her smiles slunk off in gloom."

What a great introduction to a children's story. The stage is set, Ruthie's "smiles slunk off in gloom." Right there on the first page, in the first sentence, you know Ruthie has a problem . . . a big problem.

Due to a family move, Ruthie had to leave her school, her neighborhood, and worst of all, her friends. Everything she was familiar with was gone. And, like most children, Ruthie was having a very hard time dealing with the situation . . . the loneliness . . . and the adjustment to new surroundings.

Then one day, out of the blue, something changes Ruthie's mood: "A whimper came, and then one more. Frowns melted into smiles. A Magic Moment, swirling fast, zoomed in and worked its wiles." This is great writing.

As the title depicts, Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind explores Ruthie's unhappiness and resulting reactions in a lighthearted and amusing manner. With rhyme and vivid description, Finke brings the reader along on Ruthie's plight of loneliness, sadness, and anger with a twist of silliness: "Her moods grew big and ugly, like some Hippo's fat behind!"

In addition to a great story, the book is filled with outstanding full page illustrations that are bold, colorful, and full of life. This combination will have kids wanting to read it over and over. Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind is a book that children will absolutely love, and benefit from. To add to the value of the book, Finke includes a PARENT TEACHER GUIDE. This section offers useful tips and strategies to help children who are facing a "big change." It also includes three links to websites that provide additional help and resources.

I am a huge fan of Margot Finke's work, including Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind. With her expertise in rhyme and story telling, she has a knack for cleverly conveying what children may be feeling in a manner that engages, entertains, and is filled with humor. She also has a knack for magically weaving rhyming content into wonderful images that take the reader on an amazing journey.

Karen Cioffi is an author, ghostwriter, freelance writer, and reviewer. She is also the founder and manager of VBT Writers on the Move, and on the team at DKV Writing 4 U. For information about writing and marketing, stop by http://karencioffi.com/ and sign up for her FREE monthly newsletter - you'll also get 2 FREE e-books about writing and marketing.

You can visit the National Writing Center for Children at http://writingforchildrencenter.com/.

Bestselling GAP Titles at Amazon



The following Guardian Angel Publishing titles are currently listed as Amazon bestsellers in the Large Print Chrildren's Books category.


Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman's hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea?




In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior’s birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. Can he trust that the miracles of Christmas will keep his flock safe?

Look for these and other Guardian Angel Publishing titles at our website and at:

Amazon.com


Barnesandnoble.com

Indiebound.org and other online retailers!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Swiss Christmas by GAP Author Nancy Stewart



It was Christmas week, and we were in Switzerland. My family and I, along with good friends and a frozen turkey, traveled there for the holidays. We were living in London at the time, so we crossed the English Channel on a car ferry and were on our way to the Swiss countryside.

Our three sons were not so sure about the plan. “Were they getting as many gifts? What kind of Christmas dinner would we have? What about a tree?” I was having many of the same thoughts but kept them to myself.

As we drove higher into the mountains to reach the chalet lent by a friend, small delicate snowflakes danced around our two cars. Shadows deepened, and lights began to glow in houses nestled here and there in the valleys below us. Magical. A very good sign.

With darkness settling around the mountains, we arrived at our chalet. Maybe this adventure would be fine. These words became my mantra.

The next morning, we four parents and five sons explored the tiny village. And there, propped in front of a tiny store, was our Christmas tree! It was short, a little crooked, a bit spare of needles and one of the last ones left. It was beautiful to us.

The nine of us trudged along with our treasured tree and promptly set about decorating it. We popped popcorn and made white garlands with the help of needle and thread. We did the same with cranberries and wound scarlet sashes round the boughs. The boys found pine cones of different sizes and shapes in a sheltered stand of pines near our chalet. These they tucked between branches of our now festive offering to Christmas, and an aroma of pine drifted through the room. James, the youngest boy, fashioned a star out of paper and placed it on top of the tree.

That evening, Christmas Eve, the nine of us again walked to the village. Our feet made satisfying crunching sounds through the crusty snow. The village church was our destination. Candles shone in all the windows, casting shimmering shadows on the icy whiteness. It seemed the whole town had turned out for the midnight service. We were greeted with smiles and greetings of “Willkommen.” We were welcomed by everyone.

Christmas carols, all in German, but so familiar to us in every other way, filled the small church with happiness and joy. The pastor’s message, all in German, made us feel the meaning of Christmas, as if we understood every word.


Next morning, as the boys opened their allotted two gifts apiece, no one complained. Michele and I baked our now thawed turkey and completed all the usual trimmings, minus a pumpkin pie. No one complained. When it was time for all to help clean up from our meal, no one complained. Again, magical.

As I reflect on that Swiss Christmas of more than a decade ago, what made it so extraordinary? Was it Switzerland itself? Was it being with family and wonderful friends? Was it fulfilled expectations?

Yes, of course, it was all of that. And, yet, it was more. It was that intangible thing called hope. It was recognition that we are more than ourselves alone. It was the knowledge that we need one another and are here to help each other and to be selfless when called upon to be so. It was the magic of Christmas that just happened to be in a country called Switzerland.

After having been an elementary school teacher, a management consultant with New Options, Inc. in New York City and a university professor of education, Nancy Stewart now writes children’s books full time. She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.

Nancy travels extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. She is the US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.

Nancy is the author of One Pelican at a Time and two other Bella books: Bella Saves the Beach and Sea Turtle Summer, soon to be published by Guardian Angel Publishers. Nancy will be a presenter at the Illinois Reading Council Conference on March 17, 2011.

She and her family live in St. Louis and Clearwater Beach, Florida.

You can visit Nancy online at http://www.nancystewartbooks.com/.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Seasonal Reading from Guardian Angel Publishing



Looking for seasonal titles to share with the young person in your life? Here are some books from Guardian Angel Publishing that might fit the bill.



David makes his way home on Christmas Eve and sees this is no ordinary night. Accompanied by a shimmering star and some tough decisions, David encounters three experiences that will change his view of Christmas forever. Join David on his wondrous journey home.




In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior’s birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. Can the miracles of Christmas keep Obed's flock safe until his return?



Aunt Emily made Lucy something special for Christmas – an oversized PURPLE pullover with a PINK gorilla on it! Dressed like a "giant furry grape", Lucy has a terrible school day full up with sneers and jeers from ‘Cheeky’ Freddie. As an evening packed with surprises unfolds, Lucy discovers that her pullover is, indeed, special.







The annual Christmas decorating contest left no room for Jesus until little Josiah Carr teaches his mommy and daddy the true spirit of Christmas is finding Jesus. This captivating story is guaranteed to warm the coldest heart and become a Christmas favorite for families everywhere.




Melissa is a young girl who moves with her family to Oregon via The Oregon Trail. She has been allowed to bring one prized possession and she struggles to see that the porcelain angel that has topped the family Christmas tree makes the journey safely. This adventure on the Oregon Trail has added educational tools including a map, lists of supplies, info on the trail, links to sites and games about the Oregon trail. Five extra pages of activities.



After a family’s star for their Christmas tree is destroyed they search for another ornament to top the tree. They resurrect the treetop angel carried across The Oregon Trail by a young pioneer and bring the story of The Christmas Angel full circle. (Sequel to The Christmas Angel).





Loosely based on legends about a famous saint, this book tells the story of Nicholas, who discovered the fun of doing secret good deeds. Kids who read or hear the story at any time of the year will be challenged to do the same.





Have you ever wondered what would happen if Christ were kicked out of Christmas? When people decide to celebrate without Christ, they ask him to leave. But with no Christ in Christmas, what miracle will be left to ponder? Find out in this new take on the classic holiday poem.




Look into each holiday and you’ll begin to notice the different shapes that make up objects that relate to each day. See if you can spot the different shapes in each picture. Now look around you. It doesn’t have to be a holiday to shape up into a great day. Uniquely illustrated with cut out art. Teaches shapes, colors and counting. There's an activity page, too!




This book is a unique dialogue in rhyme between a grandmother and grandson exploring the true meaning of Christmas.


Eight-year old Melina wants to become a good violinist. When she loses confidence, her Rumanian teacher Andrea decides it’s time for a magic dose of self esteem. A mysterious old woman in rags gives Melina some curious advice; a violinist Russian hamster, who happens to live under the old woman's hat, offers her a virtuoso performance; a shooting star fills her with hope on Christmas Eve. Is Melina actually playing better, or has her violin become magic? Who is the old woman in the town square, and why does she wear the same emerald ring as her teacher Andrea?


All these titles and more are available at the Guardian Angel Publishing website found at http://guardianangelpublishing.com/. Our books are also available at:

Amazon.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Indiebound.org and other online retailers!

Monday, December 6, 2010

More New Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing!



When Horatio has difficulty reading, his parents meet with the teacher to discover why. Horatio hears the words Dyslexia and Special Ed. “No way! Kids will think I’m dumb.” But go he does, and with amazing results.


Horatio Humble Beats the Big "D" by Margot Finke and illustrated by Ellen Gurak

Purchase a copy here!


Frederico is a tiny mouse with a big dream: he wants to become a violinist. Each day he watches as Stradivari makes his famous violins. Each night, he sneaks into the workshop to play. But the violins are too big! Then, unbeknown to Frederico, Stradivari sees him playing and begins carving a tiny device. Could it be a famous Strad especially for Frederico?



Frederico, the Mouse Violinist by Marya Calvani and illustrated by K.C. Snider

Purchase your copy here!

A green carpet lays where snow once did. Springtime flowers and crawly bugs confuse and delight baby as he explores Mother Nature with Momma for the first time in this delightful nursery rhyme.



First Spring by Margaret Rose and illustrated by Marina Movshina

Purchase your copy here!

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.

Chasing the Spirit of Service by Kristen Zajac and illustrated by Julie Tucker

Purchase your copy here!

An ordinary house on an ordinary street but no ordinary cat lives there. Chester is a special cat who watches over his family at night. From dancing crickets to hungry mice, a watchcat’s job is never done on this night of adventure.


Chester, The Watchcat by Jeff Clineff and illustrated by Eugene Ruble

Purchase your copy here!


Imagine, if you will, the aerial dance of fireflies taking flight on a mid-summer’s eve, accompanied by a summertime symphony of frogs and cicadas, harmonizing as darkness falls. The rhythmic sounds of the outdoor concerto build to a crescendo, then fade into the night air until the next midsummer’s dance.

A Midsummer's Dance by Bill Kirk and illustrated by Clara Batton Smith

Purchase your copy here!


Guardian Angel Publishing titles are also available at:



Amazon.com

Barnesandnoble.com

Indiebound.org.

Fictionwise.com and other online retailers!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing!




Jake, the Hedgehog, is excited—it’s his birthday! But the party isn’t until 6:00 pm, so Jake will have to wait. As readers follow along with Jake’s daily activities—playing outside, reading, taking a bath. They can watch the clock for him, too.


It's Birthday Time, Jake written and illustrated by Samantha Bell

Purchase here


Ribbert and his family have to find a new home when their old pond begins to dry up. Hop along with them as they explore the world around them, avoid a snake, and see if they can find a new pond that’s deep-deep-and-deeper.

Ribbert's Way Home by Tracy M. Cox and illustrated by Alexander Morris

Purchase here!


One night at bedtime Teresa discovers Corky, a furry visitor, in her room. Corky is no ordinary monster. In fact he seems just as scared as Teresa. Teresa soon realizes she must help Corky get home. But how can she when she’s afraid of the dark and Corky is afraid of the light?


Teresa's Shadow by Jennifer Gladen and illustrated by Marina Movshina

Purchase here!


Lily dreams of leaving her dark village and going to the City of Light. But when she learns that the secret to getting there lies in making a great sacrifice, she faces a difficult challenge. Journey with Lily as she meets colorful characters in her quest for the great city.

Lily and the City of Light by Lindsay Bonilla and illustrated by Alexander Morris

Purchase here!


Everyone’s had their feelings hurt, and it makes us want to run away and hide from everyone. Abigail Platt, the girl in this story, had her feelings hurt by someone she loved. But sometimes people don’t mean what we think they do, and we need to ask and find out. That’s part of trying to get along with others. We can learn a lesson from the little girl who had cuspids.


Abigail Platt's Cuspids by Doc McDuke and illustrated by Michelle Morse  

Purchase here!




Children with learning disabilities get separated from their Special Education class on a field trip and use what they’ve learned to get reunited with them. The included activities can help children learn safety rules, understanding of people with special needs, basic reading skills, and creative writing skills.

Signs of Trouble by Janet Ann Collins and illustrated by Jack Foster

Purchase here!

Guardian Angel  Publishing titles are also available at:
Amazon.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Indiebound.org.
Fictionwise.com and other online retailers!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GAP Author Watch: Cheryl Malandrinos to be Guest on A Book and A Chat on December 4th



Cheryl C. Malandrinos, author of Little Shepherd, will be a special guest on the popular Blogtalkradio show, A Book and A Chat with Storyheart.

Join Storyheart at 11 AM Eastern on Saturday, December 4, 2010 for A Book and A Chat sit down with GAP children’s author Cheryl C. Malandrinos. You can listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond and call in your questions to 347- 237-5398.

Malandrinos’ picture book, Little Shepherd has hit the Amazon bestseller’s list in the Large Print Children’s Books category four times since its release.

Here is what reviewers are saying about Little Shepherd:

“It's a great book for families during the holidays looking to bring more depth and understanding to the standard nativity story."

--Christy’s World of Books

“Little Shepherd is a great Christmas story for children between the ages of 4-8 that inspires faith and trust in something that cannot be seen, but can be felt in the heart and in the soul. This book would make a great addition to any Christmas collection as well as in any religious setting.”

--The Crypto-Capers Review

“Your first reaction may be, oh goodness another story on the birth of Christ. Toss those thoughts away and immerse yourself and your children into the magical arrival of Christ the Lord. Children’s author, Cheryl C. Malandrinos has re-explored and created a beautiful re-enactment of Christ the Lord’s birth in a unique and awe inspiring rendition which surely will become classical reading in Christian religious school studies and home libraries.

The old time illustrations expertly created by illustrator, Eugene Ruble will leave you feeling that you journeyed through the countryside with Obed and his fellow shepherds.”


--Donna McDine, award-winning author of The Golden Pathway

Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, online book publicist, blogger and reviewer. She is a founding member of Musing Our Children and Editor in Chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages &Pens. Little Shepherd is her first book.

Visit Cheryl online at http://ccmalandrinos.com/.

Storyheart (Barry Eva) is the author of the YA romance novel, Across the Pond and the host of the popular Blogtalkradio show, A Book and A Chat.

You’ll find Storyheart online at http://acrossthepond-storyheart.blogspot.com/.

Contact information:
Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Email: cg20pm00@gmail.com
Website: http://ccmalandrinos.com

Saturday, November 27, 2010

GAP Author Watch: J. Aday Kennedy to Hold Book Signing on December 4, 2010



M E D I A RELEASE

CONTACT
J. Aday Kennedy
Phone: (903) 569-5626
Email: Aday@jadaykennedy.com

For Immediate Release

Ventilator-Dependent Quadriplegic Holds Book Signing

J. Aday Kennedy will hold a book signing for her first two picture books, Klutzy Kantor and Marta’s Gargantuan Wings. The book signing will be held at the Ranchero Country Buffet at 1112 Pacific Street in Mineola, TX 75773 on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

The books will be offered at a discount and prize drawings will be held for attendees. No purchase necessary. The winners will receive a T shirt or coloring postcard set with colored pencils.

In 1998, Aday caught spinal meningitis and stroked at her brainstem. She awoke from a coma a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. “If it hadn’t been for my disabilities, I never would have been bored and searching desperately for something I could do independently. That is why I began to write.” Her Christian and inspirational work has been featured in newspapers and magazines. Five of her essays have appeared in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. Her focus has shifted from writing for adults to children’s books. Two of her picture books are published and six more are under publishing contracts.

Come visit with Aday at the Ranchero Country Buffet. Enjoy flipping through the humorous and reluctant – reader friendly books. Each book teaches a lesson wrapped in a wildly entertaining tale. As she signs books enjoy listening to Klutzy Kantor’s singing debut, “Go Me!”

J. Aday Kennedy, the differently-abled writer & speaker, is a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic making her dreams come true one story at a time. As a speaker, Aday entertains, instructs, motivates and inspires audiences of all ages. By focusing on what she CAN do instead of CAN’T, she typifies what someone CAN do if they apply themselves. She surrounds herself with family, friends, and positivity in small t Texas, the friendly state.

Klutzy Kantor and Marta’s Gargantuan Wings are available at http://www.amazon.com/

Learn more at http://www.jadaykennedy.com/

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GAP Author Watch: Janet Collins to Attend Authors Among Us



GAP Author Janet Ann Collins will be signing books at AUTHORS AMONG US, a 9-day event celebrating authors, agents, publishers, and editors.

Join 40+ local authors as they discuss their books, their stories, and the craft of writing.Meet the people behind the pens, the editors that put a polish on their work, the agents who promote them, and the publishers who bring the finished products to bookstores.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

The Market Place
11395 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA
916-859-9988
http://www.marketplacerancho.com/

Janet Ann Collins has been a freelance feature writer for a newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a nostalgia columnist for the Antique Explorer, and her work has appeared in many other publications. She's the author of Signs of Trouble, The Peril of the Sinister Scientist and Secret Service Saint, published by GAP.

Collins is a retired teacher of preschool and Kindergarten classes and spent several years as a substitute teacher in all grades. She also worked as an instructional counselor at California School for the Deaf for many years. With her husband she raised three deaf foster sons with special needs in addition to a birth daughter, and they are now grandparents.

Visit Janet online at http://www.janetanncollins.com/ and her blog at http://onwordsblog.blogspot.com/.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GAP Author Watch: Cheryl Malandrinos to Sign Books at Living Gate Community Church on November 27, 2010



GAP author Cheryl C. Malandrinos will be signing copies of her first children's picture book, Little Shepherd, at Living Gate Community Church on Saturday, November 27, 2010.

Living Gate Community Church is holding its annual Country Christmas Craft Bazaar and Tag Sale that day from 9AM to 3PM. In addition to featuring local author, Cheryl Malandrinos, there will be baked goods, craft items, hundreds of tag sales items, and raffle prizes.  A light lunch will be provided for a small fee.

Living Gate Community Church is located at 151 Taylor Street in Granby, MA.

You can visit Cheryl online at http://ccmalandrinos.com/ or her book's blog at http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Why Are Some Children Reluctant Readers, While Others Devour Book After Book? by GAP Author Margot Finke



I guess all brains are not wired in the same way. Some children gravitate toward reading despite parents who never opened a book, and never read to them. Other children, from families with a passionate love for books and reading, never feel the urge to peek beyond the cover.

And there are also those children who have a problems reading, and avoid it at all cost. First, make sure it is not some form of ADHD or Dyslexia. Whatever the cause, these children need to be tested, diagnosed, and the correct guidance and help provided. Finding the problem early, and treating it early, is the only way to help your child learn methods that will assure he thrives as a teen and an adult.

When I was a young Aussie growing up in a small seaside town, reading great books, listening to the radio, and going to the movies was the height of the teckie scene. Oh, and if you were older, the Saturday night dance at the church or the school Gym was the ultimate - especially if you had a hot date. Later on, gabbing on the phone also took over - kinda the dinosaur version of texting.

As a child, my parents read to me often. Books were a magic carpet ride to wild and wonderful places I might never be lucky enough to visit for myself. A rich and wonderful story made me feel sad when I reached the last page. A great author always made the characters and their trials and tribulations come to life. I become involved. I rooted for them. I identified with the characters. I wanted more! I read under the covers using a flashlight when I should have been sleeping. I was never without a book somewhere handy.

This is what I hoped my three children would feel about books and reading. I read to them when they were young, and when we moved to the US, I made up fun stories for them , about critters from their Aussie homeland. The walls of our home were lined with well read books. Yet our son became a reluctant reader. A smart kid who drooped and scowled when asked to read any book.

This highly technical age, with its bells and whistles, seduces many kids - especially boys, The distraction of video games, slick movies you can watch at home, TV and texting, all have huge appeal to 21st centaury youngsters. Only dwebes and wonkers read - right? Because so many moms and dads now work full time, the trend away from reading has escalated. Often, no one is home after school to supervise, and see that TV and games are limited, and reading is given a big push forward. Many parents (particularly single ones), must work more than one job to make ends meet. This means housework, laundry and cooking must be done after dark, and reading to children sometimes gets put on the back burner. Exhaustion is the norm for these parents. I know only too well - there are just so many hours in each day, and you can only do what you can do.

So, how to get reluctant readers reading, when time is tight, and money even tighter? Grade school boys can be lured into reading if you just remember that they are mini macho editions of their dads. Steer clear of girly stories with giggles and gossip. Boys like fast action stories, armpit noise makers, a dead mouse in someone’s bed kind of humor, and cool dialogue. Think junior version of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," or "Pirates of the Caribbean." Go for macho - long on action and short on angst. This worked for my son when I discovered the "Hardy Boys" series. He devoured every one of them, and hasn't stopped reading since.

Stop a moment, and take note of what your older RR (boy or girl) really likes to do - baseball, football, skateboarding, fashion, food, cheerleading - whatever it is, find books that center around their interest and passions - fiction or nonfiction, it doesn't matter. Talk to them about their interests while you eat a meal, do the laundry, or drive them to sports events. Get a dialogue going. Give them a library card of their own, and encourage them to go choose books THEY like.

Try to make one hour of the week family reading time. Choose the book together, and then take turns reading to each other. I know one family who did this for an hour a week. They all enjoyed it so much, they now do it every night, right after dinner.

My other Blog, HOOK KIDS on READING offers a selection of books (on the lower right) that are written with reluctant readers in mind.

* If you know of a child suffering from big changes in their life, "Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind," is a fun rhyming read with a sneaky message + the Q&A in the parent- teacher guide will be very helpful.
* If you have a child who is dyslectic, read them the rhyming, "Horatio Humble Beats the Big D." The included parent-teacher guide offers helpful advice + links to more serious help.
"Rattlesnake Jam" was written with my son, the reluctant reader, in mind: rhymes full of
icky boy stuff and humor.
* And coming soon - mid-grade boys will eat up "Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble." Set on a cattle station in the Aussie outback, an upcoming Man Ceremony, danger, Dreamtime Spirits, goanna steak, a problem Dad and a chatty cockatoo, all help Taconi decide his future.

Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. She is also the proud Nana of seven grandchildren. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband is very supportive and their three children are now grown and doing very well.

Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "

Her Website offers details about all 10 of her rhyming books + those coming soon, and her Manuscript Critique Service will help you write tight and terrific. There is also plenty of help for beginning writers. Two blogs offer fun, information and helpful advice about choosing books for kids, and how to write them. Visit a while and discover great books for your children.



G.A.P. Books for Kids -
http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/restbcm8/Margot%27%20%20Books.htm


“Wild and Wonderful” – rhyming series about animals from the US and Australia
http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/restbcm8/Books.html#clues

WEBSITE: Writing Help and Manuscript Critiques - http://www.margotfinke.com/
2 Blogs:
http://hookkidsonreading.blogspot.com/  
http://margotfinke.blogspot.com/

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Now Open for 2011 Submissions



M E D I A R E L E A S E

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

For Immediate Release

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Now Open for 2011 Submissions

The 2010 holiday season is rapidly approaching and now is the time to brainstorm and write your fictional short stories, non-fiction articles, and/or poetry ideas around the 2011 Guardian Angel Kids Theme List.

January: Animals – Submission deadline December 15, 2010


February: Grandparents – Submission deadline December 30, 2010


March: Concepts (Shapes, Colors, ABCs,) – Submission deadline January 15, 2011


April: Health – Submission deadline February 15, 2011


May: Horses – Submission deadline March 15, 2011


June: Wheels – Submission deadline April 15, 2011


July: Outer Space – Submission deadline May 15, 2011


August: Cuisine – Submission deadline June 15, 2011


September: Good Behavior – Submission deadline July 15, 2011


October: Sports & Activities – Submission deadline August 15, 2011


November: Dogs – Submission deadline September 15, 2011


December: Faith – Submission deadline October 15, 2011


Our themes also tie into the Guardian Angel Publishing books, so be sure to check out the many books published each year at http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/ .

We need 1 article per issue for parents/teachers on the subjects of reading, writing, teaching, parenting or something that ties in well with a theme.

Please visit Guardian Angel Kids to read and adhere to our submission guidelines at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.htm.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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GAP Titles Ranking in Amazon's Bestselling 100 Books Today


Three Guardian Angel Publishing titles ranked in Amazon's bestselling Top 100 books in the large print, children's books category today.

They are:


A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen, illustrated by K.C. Snider - David makes his way home on Christmas Eve and sees this is no ordinary night. Accompanied by a shimmering star and some tough decisions, David encounters three experiences that will change his view of Christmas forever. Join David on his wondrous journey home.


Doggie Day Camp: Verb & Adverb Adventures by Cynthia Reeg, illustrated by Kit Grady - When timid Bubba, joins in the adventures at doggie day camp, he soon discovers new friends, new talents, and verb and adverb fun as well. Another book in the Pet Grammar Parade Series. Includes 2 study guides, 6 activities for verbs and adverbs and answer pages, too.




Sully's Topsy Tale by Donna J. Shepherd, illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier - The final picture book in the Topsy Tales trilogy features a jazz loving, bebopping, singing snake suffering with laryngitis. What’s an independent snake that only sings solos to do? While waiting for his voice to return, Sully learns to appreciate the talents of others and the value of friendship.

To learn more about these and other books from Guardian Angel Publishing, please visit us online at http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/

Friday, November 12, 2010

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Announces New Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine



M E D I A R E L E A S E

CONTACT: Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Email: submissions@guardian-angel-kids.com

Website: http://guardian-angel-kids.com/

For Immediate Release

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Announces New Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine

Jennifer Reed, original Editor-in-Chief is stepping down from Guardian Angel Kids and will be replaced by award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine effective immediately.

Ms. McDine comes to Guardian Angel Kids with 20 plus years of administrative and web design expertise in both Fortune 500 companies and as a virtual assistant. Along with her experience in the children’s publishing industry as a published author, National Writing for Children Center Publicist Intern, and former Stories for Children Magazine marketing manager McDine brings to the forefront her business, writing, and marketing know how to propel Guardian Angel Kids to further success in 2011 and beyond.

Please join, Lynda Burch of Guardian Angel Publishing, Kevin McNamee, Guardian Angel Kids Technical Director, and MarySue Roberts Guardian Angel Kids Cover Art Director in welcoming Donna McDine to the family.

Please visit Guardian Angel Kids and become familiar with all we have to offer the young muses in your life at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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Full Media Kit and more are available upon request electronically.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sealed with a Kiss by GAP Author Margaret Rose



The other day I did something I've been avoiding for some time. I put away my youngest child's favorite "babies" forever. When my oldest decided it was time to give up his Oma Bear, we wrote a loving note about this special teddy bear that described how she was a special gift from his Oma, which is the German word for grandmother. Oma Bear was his first gift and spent every night in his bed from the day he came home from the hospital until he was nine. From head to tail, Oma Bear was as long as my son when he was a newborn. My son "visited" Oma Bear in her new quiet home in my cedar chest a few times, and then all was well.

But there was something different about this goodbye because it was the last one. "Baby" was one of those lamb Beanie Babies, sans the ears, tail, and nose. Most of the lamb-looking fabric had been rubbed and washed off and this Baby still resembled dirty dishwater even after a good soak in Tide. You can imagine what I went through when it came time to give Baby a bath. I remember watching my son chew on the ears when he was teething. And the time we forgot it at Grammy's and he had to wait several days to get it in the mail. Baby was there for the hospital stays, the naps, and every kiss goodnight in between. Baby even woke my youngest up with little baby smooches on his cheek, with a little help from Mom. Sigh. It was well past the time to stop all that, but for me, asking him to give up his little bed buddies was also putting an end to a precious time in my life as a mother.

Yesterday when the house was empty, I sat down to write a note to Baby. And when I folded the note and gave Baby a goodbye kiss, there was a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I nestled her in the cedar chest next to Oma Bear, Momma Bear, my oldest son's shaggy blanket, and my raggedy stuffed rabbit from my childhood. I shut the lid and wondered, just like the Velveteen Rabbit, what they might be saying to each other as they wait for another child to love them in the distant future.

Margaret Rose has had a passion for the written word since she was a young girl. She became a professional writer and editor after college and is fortunate to be a fulltime writer. By day she works as a copywriter and editor for a small direct marketing firm and freelances feature articles for business-to-business magazines. In the evening hours she writes children's books and romance novels.

Margaret is married and has two children. Some of her passions are all types of music, flower gardening, biking, walking her dog on moonlit nights, nature, and making people laugh. She lives in Minnesota and never plans to leave no matter how cold the winters are.

Visit Margaret Rose at: Margaret Rose Writes
E-mail: Margaret_Rose@rocketmail.com

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KLUTZY KANTOR
LADY GEHR
LAST PAGE IN THE DIARY
LEARNING YOUR ANIMAL ABCs WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
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LIGHTNING STRIKES
LIDDIL GETS HER LIGHT
LILLY LOLLER'S ALWAYS LATE
LILY & THE CITY OF LIGHT
LITTLE SHEPHERD
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MAMA GRIZZLY BEAR
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MAGICAL MATTHEW
MAYBE WE ARE FLAMINGOS
MEET ME AT THE PARK
MICE IN MY TUMMY
MICHAEL'S NEW NEIGHBOR
MISTER TOPPER, THE POTBELLIED PIG
MOONLIGHT MEDALLION
MONSTER MADDIE
MUSCLES MAKE US MOVE: : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
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MY GRANDMA'S KITCHEN RULES!
MY BROTHER THE FROG
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MY TOOTH IS LOOSE : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
NATALIE'S ARK
NO BONES ABOUT IT! : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
NO MORE GUNK!
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ON THE GO WITH ROOTER & SNUFFLE
ONE IN A BUZZILLION
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PRESTON, THE NOT-SO-PERFECT PIG
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RILEY'S HEART MACHINE
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SCAREDY : A CLOUD AFRAID OF THUNDER
SEA TURTLE SUMMER: BELLA & BRITT BEACH SERIES
SEYMOUR THE SEMI - SPACE TRUCKIN'
SH SH SH LET THE BABY SLEEP
SHAPING UP THE YEAR
SIGNS OF TROUBLE
SHOO CAT!
SILLY MOMENTS
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