Just in time for your Christmas shopping for little ones...
Guardian Angel Publishing November 2016 Releases
MACARONI & CHEESE FOR THANKSGIVING Littlest Angels by Cheryl C Malandrinos, Marina Movshina Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive for Thanksgiving. Can she save dinner when the dog steals the turkey off the table? http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/mac-cheese.htm
THE BUTTON -ED TRETTIN'S STORY Historical Chapbook for Tweens as told to Dixie Phillips by Margaret Trettin Ed Trettin enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, serving on the cutter the USS Ingham, traveling over 700,000 miles. Doing “search and rescue” of survivors would lead him decades later to one man he had pulled from the icy Atlantic. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/the-button.htm
I happened to look down at my weekly calendar today. I don't always do so despite having specifically chosen one that had good quotes to read on a weekly basis. Today, I did, and I am glad.
In the words of Amelia Earhart...
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."
So today, as we embark on a new week (and soon a new month), decide to act. Read, write, research, edit, market...whatever it is you need to do. Do it. Don't let the fear of the what ifs prevent your action. Decide to do it and just. do. it! Go grab that reward with both hands and be productive. I've spent a couple hours organizing my mess of a desk and pile of to-dos today, so I can hit the road running in the morning. I hope you can too.
Happy writing/doing this week! If you feel so inclined, please check back in at the end of the week and let me know how it went.
I am excited to share that Little Bug is part of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Winter Reading List. You can check it out on page 3 of the West division at https://www.scbwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/West_2016.pdf. Come visit Little Bug as he crawls to find a morsel of food, a drink of water and a place to rest. He looks high and low and gets very tired and slow after trying to leap on the wing of a butterfly and catch a wiggly worm.
There are over 1,100 titles on the list from 328 publishers in 15 different regions around the world. Find Little Bug and many other great books to love on the SCBWI Winter Reading List.
Thank you, Veterans, for your service, your strength and courage and your commitment to protecting our great nation. To those who have fought, those who continue to fight and those who will fight in the future, may God protect you and keep you safe. God Bless you all!
Coby Ryan Harris is Officially Fat! Chapbook for Tweens by Joni Klein-Higger, Flora Zaken-Greenberg, Ph.D. An inspiring novel about Coby Ryan Harris, a smart and funny seventh-grade boy who overcomes the challenges of childhood obesity, bullying, girls, and divorce. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/coby-ryan.htm
Once Twice Thrice Academic Wings by Kim Chatel; Illustrations by Kathleeen Bullock Once Twice Thrice is a loving and humorous look at a father trying to explain plurals to his child. Names of groups of animals to learn about, too. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/123.htm
Something to Crow About- A Children’s Easter Musical Angelic Harmony by Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips Crow the rooster is an eyewitness the night Peter denied Jesus, but no one has ever heard his account until now. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/crow-about.htm
Too Big Chapbook for Tweens by Judith Dearborn Nill Shelby Bradshaw hopes to escape the ridicule she endures for being the biggest girl in her class by skipping fifth grade, but her problems worsen as she tries to act older than she is. http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/too-big.htm
"Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it."
This quote was in my planner last week, and I was thinking of it today as I pondered the start of NaNoWriMo tomorrow. I don't believe I am going to tackle it this year though very much want to do so one of these years. I have been working on edits of some picture books that I very much want to complete and submit by the end of the year so think I will keep plugging along on them.
I like this concept of "create the capacity to receive" everything that belongs to us. One can interpret this in many ways, but I like how it can apply to writing. Create the capacity to receive and be open to new ideas, create the capacity to write and edit, create the capacity to work hard and put forth effort and time to achieve the desired outcome, the "everything" we want...to produce a book a publisher wants to publish, that children want to read over and over, that parents are willing to read over and over, that continues to sell and stays relevant to children over time.
This concept brings fresh life to my writing senses today. I am going to use the motivation to continue to create and receive all I am capable of. I hope to have something to show for it in the days to come.
FIELDMOUSE BORROWS AN EGG, written by Barbara Bockman and illustrated by Elexis
King, is an endearing picture book perfect for children ages 3-7.
The best laid
plans often go awry as Mrs. Betsy Fieldmouse finds out when her mission to bake
a birthday cake for a friend, Mrs. Tillie Beaver, runs into a snag…she doesn’t
have an egg.So begins a circular
process of calling on friends in a time of need with a nice little surprise at
the end.Mrs. Bockman uses lively
language (“twitchy whiskers,” “button nose,” “bushy ring tail”) and a
repetitive manner in story telling that children will enjoy reading over and
creative and colorful illustrations engage children and give life to Mrs.
Bockman’s text.MRS. BETSY FIELDMOUSE BORROWS
AN EGG is a fun picture book which teaches children about the joy of helping
others and taking pride in doing so.Highly recommended!
** Disclosure:I received a copy of this book free of charge
from the author in exchange for an honest review.This review consists of my truthful opinions,
not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.
Title: In and Out, All ‘Round
Author: Penelope Anne Cole
Publisher: Magical Book Works
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
Anne Cole’s newest release, In and Out,
All ‘Round About—Opposite Friends, illustrated by Agy Wilson, is an
endearing rhyming book that teaches of enduring friendship despite differences
In and Out is a
great read-aloud for children which may also be used in the classroom to teach
about opposites and cultural diversity.It will be a terrific tool for generating conversation and open dialogue
regarding differences amongst all of us.It proves that differences between kids are not an obstacle but can and
should be something to celebrate and build solid friendships upon.
typical of Penelope Anne Cole’s writing style, she teaches solid values in such
a storytelling way that kids will not even be aware of all they are learning.
Wilson’s vividly colorful and beautiful illustrations give life to Cole’s
voice.A must read for all children ages