Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review of Freddy Hoppie and the Eyeglasses by Michelle Nott





I love children's stories with a great message, check  out Michelle Nott's newest release, it is very charming!


Michelle Nott is an author, poet, and freelance editor with articles and stories published in numerous online and print publications. She is a member of SCBWI, CBI, and Houston Writer's Guild. Her poem “Inis Meain” earned an Honorable Mention in the 80th Annual Writer's Digest Competition in the category of Non-rhyming Poetry. Before moving to Belgium with her family where they lived over a decade, she taught French at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. Besides reading and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family cooking, traveling, visiting art museums, taking long walks through the Belgian countryside, hiking along the Cornish coast and snow-shoeing in the French Alps. She currently resides in Texas and is represented by Storm Literary Agency.

MY REVIEW

Love this cute story about Freddy and his imaginary friend Hoppie.  I like the way the author used a very creative way to help reduce the fears a child might encounter when visiting an eye doctor for the first time. The message is crystal clear in that it shows that children often are too embarrassed to seek help when they have a disability that can easily be fixed.

The author did an outstanding job bringing into focus a very serious problem that must be remedied in order for some children to excel in school.  I think many parents can relate well to this charming story, especially, if the little ones in their life need glasses.


The colorful illustrations added more depth and value to the story and can help the reader appreciate the important message even more.  I recommend this story for classroom and school libraries and doctor offices, for ages 6 to 8.

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 2016 Guardian Angel Releases




Join me in congratulating newly released books from Guardian Angel Publishing!







Baby Poopsie Loves Ears
Littlest Angels
by Deb Gardner Allard art by Jack Foster
The humorous story of Poopsie, a baby who becomes fascinated by Mommy’s ear and won’t let go, until he discovers that Daddy has ears, too!
http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/poopsie.htm








Christopher's Science Magic
Academic Wings 
by MJKelso art by KC Snider 
Christopher takes a science project to school that delights the other boys but frightens Sarah into running away. Early Chapter book. 
http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/christopher.htm 




Maxine the Strong-Willed Elephant 
Littlest Angels 
Dorris Fortson 
Maxine the Strong-Willed Elephant parallels the true story of an abandoned baby in Africa who found a new family at Neema House Arusha. Neema means Grace in the Swahili language and is a home for abandoned and orphaned babies in Arusha, Tanzania. 
http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/maxine.htm 




Sloth the Lazy Dragon hardcover and softcover 
Health & Hygiene 
by Regan W H Macaulay art by Alex Zgud 
Through a sensible diet and plenty of exercise, a brave dwarf helps a heavy dragon named Sloth to lose weight so he can fly again.  
http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/sloth.htm 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

NEWLY PUBLISHED BOOKS FROM GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING

For the 2015 Christmas season, be sure to add these newly published  books to your Santa list, they will make great stocking stuffers! My publisher, Lynda Burch  of Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. has cornered the market when it comes to publishing great quality books for children.    Click on the links below  each book to purchase ! Happy holidays!











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Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Magic of Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite holiday .  This magical holiday brings joy to my heart, and this year I am especially happy to have read two great books about the true meaning of Christmas.  See my reviews below! Happy holidays to all!


A Christmas Kindness, by author C.C. Gevry, brought tears to my eyes. This story touched me in so many ways because it is a story that chronicles what Christmas is all about.

Unfortunately, current culture has turned Christmas into a money making machine, but A Christmas Kindness will remind the reader that Christmas is more about giving than receiving.

Eight-year-old Robert arrives in the mall with his mom to tell Santa what’s on his list, but have a life changing experience when he meets a boy named Glenn.

Robert’s change of heart and actions demonstrate that a child is capable of making decisions that will make his/her parents very proud.  It brings to mind that children often model what they learn from an adult, and we should be careful with our actions.

Caroline Mahey’s vivid illustrations help bring the characters to life.   A Christmas Kindness will make a great stocking stuffer.   This delightful story can be a great resource when teaching young children about the true meaning of Christmas.   It should be a part of every school and church library.

Visit the author's website for more information 



Little Shepherd written by author Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a great retelling of Luke 2:8-16. Five-year-old Obed has the honor of hearing about the Savior’s birth.  The Angels came with the outstanding message to send the shepherds to see the newborn baby, but Obed is having second thoughts because he does not want to abandon his sheep. 

This well written story is a must read in all homes as it can teach young children about responsibility and obedience.

I love the underlying message that one always benefits when you trust God.   Through trust and obedience Obed was able to experience first-hand how God can bring about miracles even in difficult situations.

This delightful book will be a great addition to any church library. 

To get more information visit the author's website.









Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Review, Dee and Deb Off They Go : Kindergarten First Day Jitters by Donna M. McDine



I love quality books that teach children about every day life. Multi-award-winning author, Donna M. McDine has done a great job with her newest release, Dee and Deb Off They Go : Kindergarten First Day Jitters.

My Review:



Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters by Donna M. McDine tells the perfect story of twin sisters and the anxiety they experience going off to school for the first time.

Dee and Deb are not alone when it comes to feeling overwhelmed when separating from a sibling who is your best friend and playmate. This charming story will help young children understand that going off to school can be a fun experience. Dee comes to realize she can make friends and all is well even without her sister Deb.

This book is a must read in all kindergarten classrooms. The teacher can use the book to help defuse anxiety about being away from home and siblings for the first time.

Jack Foster’s lovely illustrations complement the story, helping to bring the characters to life for the reader.

For more information about Donna's newest release please visit her Website