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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES ELIZABETH YOUNG, AUTHOR OF DOZENS AND DOZENS OF COUSINS AND COUSINS


Congratulations on the release of Dozens and Dozens of Cousins and Cousins.  Please tell us more about it.

This is a story about how people and animals bond and help each other.  A young boy, Peter, wants to get all 48 of his cousins together for his birthday.  But the planes and trains are full, so Peter and his US cousins build a balloon.  A pilot friend helps Peter fly it to Canada to pick up Peter’s other twenty-four cousins. Along the way, they rescue an injured goose. On their return trip, the balloon loses its instruments and gets lost, but the goose, Sulgrave, rescues them.

What was the inspiration for this book?
           
Elizabeth: I have several friends who are balloonists and who introduce children to this wonderful hobby.  Also, we live on the water and have many resident Canada geese that we have come to know and love.

What is your favorite moment from the book?  
           
Elizabeth: My favorite moment occurs when Sulgrave, the goose, returns to rescue the balloon with Peter and his cousins.

Is this your first published book?
           
No, I have two published novels, both mysteries:  Do You See Him Now? and FUGO.

We’d love to hear more about you.

            I started my career in public broadcasting.  I have always written – although until five years ago, I specialized in technical articles and monographs for my teaching (communications, management).  Some years ago, I moved into the field of communications satellites.  Today, I consult in the communications field and also do volunteer work with the YMCA and various arts organizations.  Hobbies include singing, sailing, golf, traveling, and reading.  I have another children’s book under way as well as two more mysteries.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming Dozens and Dozens of Cousins and Cousins events?

Elizabeth:  Please go to my web site: www.eyoungbooks.com, or to my Facebook page: eyoungbooks.com/pates/eyoungbooks 

Thank you for stopping in to share Dozens and Dozens of Cousins and Cousins with us. Readers, you can buy your copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Friday, March 15, 2013

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES MARY JEAN KELSO, AUTHOR OF BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET


Welcome to GAP Family Blog, Mary Jean. Congratulations on the release of BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET. Please tell us more about it.

About the book:

A little girl learns about birds through the front window of her home.

What was the inspiration for this book?

Each year birds build nests in my flower baskets that hang on the front porch. It was very frustrating trying to keep both the flowers and the birds alive. If I watered the flowers, the nest (including the eggs or babies after they hatched) got wet. If I didn’t water the flowers, they died.  Finally, after three years of this and figuring out how I was going to see that both survived I thought I should write a book.

What is your favorite moment from the book?

When the cat, Mittens, escapes from the house and stalks the birds.

Is this your first published book?

No. I actually have ten, I believe, with Guardian Angel Publishing besides several young adult and adult books with other publishers.

We’d love to hear more about you.

I’ve written all my life. At first, I didn’t know where I was headed with it. Then, when I was an adult I met a woman that had eight kids. The first words out of her mouth were, “I’m a writer.”  I decided if she could be one with eight kids to take care of, I should be able to do it with only three.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET events?

I maintain an author/illustrator event calendar on our www.andyandthealbinohorse.blogspot.com site with K.C. Snider. People are welcome to contact me at MJKEL@AOL.COM to be put on an email list that I send out when and where I’m going to be signing.

Thank you for stopping in to share BIRDS IN THE FLOWER BASKET with us. Readers can buy their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Thank you. I have enjoyed being an author with Guardian Angel for many years and look forward to many more releases with them.

Mary Jean Kelso

GAP Author Cheryl C. Malandrinos on A Book and a Chat



Tomorrow, Saturday, March 16th at 11 AM EST GAP author, Cheryl C. Malandrinos, will be interviewed on the popular radio show A Book and a Chat with Barry Eva. You can listen in live or catch the archives http://www.blogtalkradio.com/across-the-pond


Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer and blogger. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

GAP FAMILY BLOG WELCOMES BARBARA CAIRNS, AUTHOR OF GATSBY’S GRAND ADVENTURES


Welcome to the GAP Family Blog, Barbara. Please tell us more Gatsby’s Grand Adventures.

About the book:

Gatsby is an art gallery cat who jumps into famous paintings at night. When he remembers to jump back out before sunrise, everything is fine. But sometimes, Gatsby forgets and that’s when strange things happen to Winslow Homer’s painting, “Snap the Whip”. Each book in the Gatsby’s Grand Adventures series will feature a different artist’s work and will provide a biography of the artist plus several websites about each artist.

What was the inspiration for this book?

I’m an animal lover and an art lover so wanted to combine the two in a fun book that would help children learn more about different artists and their paintings.

What is your favorite moment from the book?

I love it when Gatsby and the little mouse romp through the one-room schoolhouse. It not only brings back fond memories of attending a one-room schoolhouse, but also helps children learn a bit about a simpler way of life.

We’d love to hear more about you, Barbara.

My first book was published for teachers in 1979. The publisher in Pennsylvania not only published the teacher’s manual, but also student workbooks and playing cards to go with it, based on the 30 games I’d provided for learning opposites. My most recent publication (before Gatsby) was Cracker Cow, a Narrative of Florida History, which features Magnolia, a cracker cow whose ancestors came to Florida with Ponce De Leon and started the whole cattle industry in that state.

The Gatsby books are a dream come true after several years of having different versions dancing around inside my head.

I’m a Connecticut Yankee who always wanted to travel. Since college, I’ve lived and worked in Seattle, Washington; Labrador, Canada; Bamberg, Germany; and Canal Zone, Panama. I’ve always enjoyed writing and have had a diverse writing career… Wrote guidelines for starting the first special education n classes in the Atlantic Region for Department of Defense Dependent Schools,(DODDS) wrote stories for Ginn & Company 4th Grade Readers, wrote a monthly column for Pacific Skipper yachting magazine, which involved interviewing “yachties” who transited the Panama Canal, wrote newspaper and online columns (weekly and monthly respectively), wrote a 30-page proposal to open the first school library in the Canal Zone, edited the Federal Women’s Program newsletter, wrote articles and stories for a variety of magazines, wrote guidelines for a worldwide DODDS Host Nation Program, and wrote a winning essay in the Marjorie Kinnan  Rawlings Writing Contest, comparing my experiences with a pet fawn to those in The Yearling.

No one ever told me I should stick to one genre or niche! Right now, in addition to more Gatsby books, I’m working on a middle grade novel set in Florida during the Civil War.

How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming “Gatsby’s Grand Adventures” events?

In addition to the Guardian Angel Publishing site, I have two websites of my own; www.crackercow.com and a new one I’m developing, www.barabaracairnsbooks.com.

Thank you for stopping in to share “Gatsby’s Grand Adventure” with us. Readers can purchase their copy here. We are proud to add it to the ever-growing line of quality titles from Guardian Angel Publishing.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easter Coloring Page from Ava's Secret Tea Party


For more tea party fun, visit http://asecretteaparty.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 11, 2013

New Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing

BELLA SAVES THE BEACH hardcover, softcover Academic Wings by Nancy Stewart, art by Samantha Bell

Living by the beach is so cool, but Bella worries when she starts to see trash thrown on the sand. What can she do to help? http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/bella-saves-beach.htm



BRUTUS THE BULL hardcover, softcover Animals and Pets by Margo Bean, art by Aumi Kauffman Perry

Three children help a shy calf with a crooked ear use his strengths to triumph as the most magnificent bull ever.  http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/brutus-bull.htm


JOURNEY'S PROMISE hardcover, softcover Wings of Faith

When Journey discovers a family has chosen to adopt her baby brother, but not her, she kidnaps him and runs away from the orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. by Dixie Phillips and Journey Dai Muhammad, art by KC Snider http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/journeys-promise.htm



¡NO PUEDES LLEVARTE EL DINOSAURIO A CASA! Spanish edition by Mary Esparza-Vela, art by Mike Motz

Dos niños espaciales hacen planes para explorar un planeta en busca de tesoro. El hermano mas pequeño quiere ir pero no lo quieren llevar porque hace corajes cuando no consigue lo que quiere. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/dinosaur-home-spanish.htm


YOU CAN'T TAKE THE DINOSAUR HOME English edition Littlest Angels by Mary Esparza-Vela, art by Mike Motz

Two tiny space-tots want to go on a treasure hunt but they don't want to take their little brother because he always wants his way.  http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/dinosaur-home.htm

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Guardian Angel Kids Magazine March 2013 Issue Now Available!



The March 2013 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Magazine is now available online at http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/ This month's issue is all about nutrition. As the magazine's new Editor-in-Chief, Mary Sue Roberts says, all the talk of childhood obesity and healthy eating habits makes it a great time to pick up hints on good nutrition.

Book Features this month include One Large Peanut Butter Sandwich to Go by Linda Derkez and Rattlesnake Jam by Margot Finke. Poetry, short stories, articles and activities for kids fill this issue.

You'll find submissions guidelines and links to archived issues on the website.


Check out Guardian Angel Kids Back Issues

Current GAP Books

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY
A BLESSED BETHLEHEM BIRTH: as told by Abraham and Anna Mousenstern
A BRAINY REFRAIN : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
A DUCK AT THE DOG POUND
A HORSE OF COURSE
A NECKLACE FOR JIGGSY
A POCKETFUL OF MANNERS
A SHORT TALE ABOUT A LONG TAIL
A MIDSUMMER'S DANCE
A STAR IN THE NIGHT
A TALENT FOR QUIET
A TODDLER'S ABC OF BLESSINGS
ABIGAIL PLATT'S CUSPIDS
ABC's OF HEALTH and SAFETY
ALLEYCAT
ANCIENT SYMBOLS, ARTWORK, CARVINGS AND ALPHABETS: SYMBOLOGY WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
AND THEN MAMA SAID ... IT TAKES TIME TO LEARN TO READ
ANDY & THE ALBINO HORSE
ANDY & SPIRIT GO TO THE FAIR
ANDY & SPIRIT IN THE BIG RESCUE
ANDY & SPIRIT MEET THE RODEO QUEEN
ANGEL DONOR
ANGEL EYES
ANGEL IN A BUBBLE
ANGELS DO THAT
ANGELS WATCHING OVER US
ANIMAL SOUND MIX-UP
APRON STRINGS
AS I WATCH

AVA'S SECRET TEA PARTY
BABY JESUS IS MISSING!
BEARLY LEARNING ABOUT WATER
BLUE DINOSAUR'S FRIEND
BOBBY COTTONTAIL'S GIFT
BRADYBUG
BURGHER AND THE WOEBEGONE
BUFFALOED BADGER
BUSTER BEAR & UNCLE B
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE Free eBook
CAMILLE'S JOURNEY: A Christmas Musical & Play- Playbook, Master w/Scores, CD
music
CARTWHEEL ANNIE
CATS OF MANY COLOR
CHASING A POT OF GOLD
CHASING THE SPIRIT OF SERVICE
CHESLEY'S CRAZY HAIR
CHESTER, THE WATCHCAT
CHIP'S SHARING DAY

CHIZZY'S TOPSY TALE
CINDERFELLA & THE FURRY GODMOTHER
CIRCULATION CELEBRATION : THE SUM OF OUR PARTS SERIES
CHOCALIN!
CLIP-CLOP, TIPPITY TAP French Vocabulary on the Farm
CLOUD JUMPERS
COBBLEDOM'S CURSE
CODY KNOW'S
COLOR ME HAPPY!
COWBOY JAMES
CRASH!
CURLEY, THE CROOKED CHRISTMAS TREE
DIENTECITO Y EL ATAQUE DE LA PLACA Spanish Edition
DIENTECITO Y EL CASTILLO DEL PELIGRO-Spanish Edition
DIENTICITO Y LA PLACA PELIGROSA-Spanish Edition
DILIGENCE THE DRAGON
DOES HEAVEN GET MAIL
DOGGIE DAY CAMP: VERB AND ADVERB ADVENTURES
DOTTY'S TOPSY TALE
DOWN BY THE SHORE
DREAMCHASER

E F G H I J K L
EARTHQUAKE!
EBENEEZER'S COUSIN
EL PRIMO DE EBENEEZER Spanish edition
ELLIOTT & ANASTACIA
EMILY, THE BRAVE
FANTASTIC FLIGHT
FIRST SPRING
FLUTTER BUNNIES
FLUTTER BUNNIES-FOSSIL OF FORTUNE
FRANKIE'S PERFECT HOME
FRANK'S LIVING ON THE MOON ADVENTURE 1
FREDERICO, THE MOUSE VIOLINIST
GILLY, THE SEASICK FISH
GIFTS FROM GOD
GOD LOVES YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE
GOLDEN DAFFODILS
GROWING UP DREAMS
HAMSTER HOLIDAYS
HOPE, THE ANGELFISH
HORATIO HUMBLE BEATS THE BIG D
HORSE CAMP
HUMBERTO, THE BOOKWORM HAMSTER
I DON'T WANT A HAIRCUT
IF I COULD BE ANYTHING
I RIDE MY BICYCLE BK1 Free eBook
I RIDE MY BICYCLE BK2 Free eBook
ITCHA ITCHA GOO GOO BLUES
IT'S BIRTHDAY TIME, JAKE!
I SEE SEASIDE BIRDS
HORSE CAMP

JORDIE'S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE JP's HALLOWEEN PARADE
JAMIE'S DREAM
JOURNEYS OF HOPE "A STAR SHALL LEAD THEM"
JOURNEYS OF HOPE "PEARL OF WISDOM"
JUST THE THING TO BE
I AM ME
KATYDIDN'T

KATRINA AND WINTER: PARTNERS IN COURAGE
KITTY KERPLUNKING: PREPOSITION FUN
KLUTZY KANTOR
LADY GEHR
LAST PAGE IN THE DIARY
LEARNING YOUR ANIMAL ABCs WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LEARN THE BASICS OF COLOR WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LEARNING TO COUNT 1-10 WITH PROFESSOR HOOT
LIGHTNING STRIKES
LIDDIL GETS HER LIGHT
LILLY LOLLER'S ALWAYS LATE
LILY & THE CITY OF LIGHT
LITTLE SHEPHERD
LONELY
LITTLE LEAF

LUCKY PENNY
LUCY'S
PURPLE PULLOVER


M N O P Q R S

MAMA GRIZZLY BEAR
MARTA'S GARGANTUAN WINGS
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
MY COPAN ADVENTURE
MY GRANDMA'S KITCHEN RULES!
MY BROTHER THE FROG
MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND
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!
NOTHING STOPS NOAH
O CHRISTMAS TREE
OLLIE OAK SAVES THE DAY
ON THE GO WITH ROOTER & SNUFFLE
ONE IN A BUZZILLION
ONE LARGE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH TO GO
ONE NUTTY FAMILY
ONE FAMILY'S CHRISTMAS
ONE NOBLE JOURNEY
ONE PELICAN AT A TIME : A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill BELLA & BRITT BEACH SERIES
OUCH! SUNBURN
POODLE & DOODLE
PRESTON, THE NOT-SO-PERFECT PIG
PROFESSSOR HORACE, CRYPTOZOOLOGIST
PUT IT BACK, JACK
RACHEL SERVES A STEW
RAINBOW NIGHTS
RAINBOW SHEEP
RATTLESNAKE JAM
RIBBERT'S WAY HOME
RILEY'S HEART MACHINE
ROMEO'S RESCUE
RUTHIE AND THE HIPPO'S FAT BEHIND
RV MOUSE
SARAH'S SOCKS MY WORLD OF AUTISM
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
SLIME AND ALL
SMILEYTOOTH AND BUSHWHACK PLAQUE
SMILEYTOOTH AND THE CASTLE HASSLE
SMILEYTOOTH AND THE PLAQUE ATTACK
SECRET SERVICE SAINT
SPARKIE: A STAR AFRAID OF THE DARK
STAY AWAY FROM ELECTRICITY FREE eBook
STELLA, THE FIRE FARTING DRAGON
STOP THAT PUDDING!
STILTS THE STORK
STUBBY'S DESTINY
SULLY'S TOPSY TALE

T U V W X Y Z

TACONI & CLAUDE: DOUBLE TROUBLE
TALES FROM INDIA: CHARACTER COUNTS! RESPECT
TALES FROM KENSINGTON FOREST
TERESA'S SHADOW
THAT'S A LOT OF LOVE
THE ADVENTURES OF CHICKOLET PIGOLET: THE BRIBE OF FRANKENBEANS
THE ADVENTURES OF CHICKOLET PIGOLET: MURMUR ON THE OINK EXPRESS
THE ADVENTURES OF ANDY & SPIRIT- Book 1 Tweener
THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT
THE CAT CAME BACK
THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL
THE CLOWN AROUND KIDS
THE DOLL VIOLINIST
THE FIRST AMERICANS
THE GOLDEN PATHWAY
THE JUMBO SHRIMP OF DIRE STRAITS
THE LEGEND OF LUMPUS AND OGOLS
THE LITTLEST COWBOY
THE LONELY LIGHTNING BUG
THE MAGIC VIOLIN
THE MILK HORSE
THE MISADVENTURES OF ROOTER & SNUFFLE
THE ODD CHICK
THE PERIL OF THE SINISTER SCIENTIST
THE PLUMBER AND THE WISHING WELL
THE POTTY TRAIN
THE SAD LITTLE HOUSE
THE SISTER EXCHANGE
THE SKUNK'S GIFT
THE SOGGY TOWN OF HILLTOP
THE TURTLE WHO IMAGINED
THE WATER CYCLE: WATER PLAY SERIES bk 1
THE WEAVER ANOTHER WEAVER TALE
THE WISHING WELL ANOTHER WEAVER TALE
THERE'S A BEETLE IN MY BED
THERE'S A SPIDER IN MY SINK
TINY ANGEL
TODAY I AM A PENGUIN
TOO MANY KITTIES
TROUBLE FINDS ROOTER & SNUFFLE
TUCKER'S TALE: The story of a rescue dog
'TWAS THE YEAR CHRIST LEFT CHRISTMAS
VIVIEN'S BEACH DREAM
WE'RE BROTHERS AND SISTERS: THE BOOPLES
WHAT IF THE MOON...?
WHAT IS THAT THING?
WHAT IN THE WORLD SHOULD I BE?
WHERE IS SALAMI?
WHISTLING DIXIE
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! AUTOMOBILES 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! BOATS 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! BUSSES
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! EMERGENCY VEHICLES
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! HOT AIR BALLOONS
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRACTORS
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRAINS 1
WICKY WACKY THINGS THAT GO! TRUCKS 1
WILDERNESS WARRIORS hardcover and softcover
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