Friday, June 27, 2014

Bedtime Kisses Book Review

Unique bed time counting story, June 13, 2014
This review is from: Bedtime Kisses (Paperback)
Karin Larson’s debut children’s book is sure to delight your young muses from the onset. The whimsical connection many toddlers have with their stuffed animals is endearing to not only themselves, but to the adults in their lives. The simplicity of loving their stuffed animals as if they are real pulls at the heartstrings. Come along for a unique bedtime counting ritual that will soon become a classic routine in your home.

The illustrations by Ginger Nielson provided a rich backdrop to Larson’s clever counting story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Review of Magical Matthew, Written by Penelope Anne Cole and Illustrated by Kevin Collier

5 Stars for Magical Matthew

Magical Matthew, by Penelope Anne Cole, is a darling story especially suited for kids ages 4-9. Most kids (and some adults like me) wish for magical powers, so Matthew will certainly resonate with many. Matthew uses his magic for good by fixing things. He keeps his gift a secret, until he feels he can't, and shows with his actions how helping others and doing good deeds brings a sense of accomplishment and gratitude. What a great lesson for all! Magical Matthew also demonstrates the strong bonds of friendship and the value it has in the lives of children. Kevin Collier's illustrations are terrific and really enhance the reader's experience. I highly recommend Magical Matthew. It will not disappoint kids, parents and teachers alike.

My Review of Magical Mea, written by Penelope Anne Cole and Illustrated by Kevin Collier

5 Stars for a delightful read!

Magical Mea, written by Penelope Anne Cole and illustrated by Kevin Collier, is an enchanting sequel to Ms. Cole's Magical Matthew. Mea is Matthew's younger sister who has her own brand of magic. Unlike her brother who used his magic for good, Mea is a trickster with her magic and has to learn it is better to help people than play tricks on them. Mea is a prankster kids can easily relate to as all kids want recognition of some sort. Mea likes that she "gets praise for being a good finder" after she deliberately hides the items she then "finds." As with most children, life lessons are a better teaching tool than anything told or intentionally preached to them. Ms. Cole does this perfectly in her books. Magical Mea demonstrates it always feels better to earn attention and praise for doing good than negative attention for doing wrong. It is a fun story kids can learn from and parents can appreciate the lesson learned. Mr. Collier's illustrations are incredible and really bring Mea and Matthew to life. I highly recommend this darling book. Your kids will learn from and love Mea and her adventures.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Congrats to all authors, illustrators and those behind the scenes in putting together this incredible new issue!

Guardian Angel Kids

An online Magazine for Kids

JUNE 2014 Special Kids



Special Features

Sarah’s Socks- My World of Autism

written by Litsa Kamateros Nia Morfonios

Special Olympics Skater Video




Super Power by Demarquis Lamar Johnson


Happy Trails by Trisha Faye

Darcy’s Decision by Annette McDermott

Priscilla take the Stage by Catherine May Webb


Sports Buddies by Donna M. McDine


Extraordinary Kids: Nurturing Your Child with Special Needs by Irene S. Roth

What Does a Special Needs Kid Need? by Shari L Klase

Sunday, June 8, 2014

For Your Reading Pleasure...

Guardian Angel Announces MAY 2014 Releases


Inside a Snail Shell 

Academic Wings 

Author-JennaKay Francis, Illustrator-Jillian Crider

Have you ever wondered what’s inside a snail’s shell? A jaunty story in rhyme. Educational pages, too.


Never Say Boo to a Frilly with Rainbow Birds & Tasmanian Devil Dance 

Academic Wings

Author- Margot Finke, illustrator-Aysin Eroglu

When an Aussie Tasmanian Devil, Rainbow Birds and a Frillneck Lizard find themselves inside the same rhyming book, watch out for educational FUN. 


Once Upon an Eyeball - How the Nose Knows Roses The Sum of our Parts Series  

Academic Wings

Author Bill Kirk, Illustrator- Eugene Ruble

This book is a bonus set of two anatomical rhymes in one book, describing the basic structures and functions of the eye and the nose in a way that is easy to understand. 


Robbie and Katie get a Hairy Scare 

Health& Hygiene

Author Lea Schizas, Illustrator Eugene Ruble

Watching the stylist cut their oldest sister’s hair, the twins giggle until the receptionist says, “Hair is DEAD.” Big mistake!