Thursday, May 23, 2019

Book Review... Captain Courage and the World's Most Shocking Secret


Written by: Stacey Marshall
Illustrated by: Michelle Morse
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
e-Book ISBN: 978161633438
Soft cover ISBN: 9781616334321
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334314
Published: October 2013

Principal Magico, aka Captain Courage, is back in all his colorful glory. The tables have turned on Captain Courage, his stomach is full of butterflies and his bizarre dreams take over his brow sweating stage fright. Always the avenger of squashing the fears of others he is in his own dilemma in how to squash his own fears.
Unwittingly he enlists the advice of several students and a teacher of how to overcome one’s fears without the world knowing. Will Captain Courage take the advice of others that strangely sounds like the advice he has dished out time and time again? Or will he let his imagination and the what if’s get in the way of the first principal in years to perform at the annual talent show?
Found out in Captain Courage and the World’s Most Shocking Secret – Book 2 by Stacey Marshall.   
Stacey Marshall expertly brings forth that no matter how old you are, fear of the unknown can creep in at any time. It’s the way we deal with it shows our true character around us. Visit Stacey at www.staceymarshall.com
The alluring illustrations created by Michelle R. Morse makes Captain Courage and the World’s Most Shocking Secret a true keepsake. Visit Michelle at www.mmorse.com.
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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home ~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guardian Angels Kids an online magazine - May 2019


Come explore the Guardian Angels Kids May 2019 issue...

Theme: Living in a Fish Bowl

Book Feature
Don't Put Gum in the Fishbowl by Stuart Wesley, Sirac-illustrator

Features

POETRY
♥ My Fishbowl  by Jan Cornebise 
Fishbowl Feelings by Stephanie Malley

FICTION SHORT STORIES
A Fish Named Fred by Linsy Hunsaker 
Otter’s Greenhouse by Pamela Love 

NON-FICTION ARTICLE
Fishbowls of Our Own Making by Irene S. Roth 
Looking through Glass: The World of Snow Globes by Carol J. Douglas

PARENT/TEACHER ARTICLE
In Favor of Field Trips by Kelly Bakshi M.S. Ed.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day


My Mother is a special gift,
A special gift
that God gave to me.
I’d be lost and lonely without her,
If God took her away you see.
I love her so very much,
That I couldn’t bear to live without her healing touch.
Thank-you God for giving me such a loving Mother,
For I wouldn’t want to be a part of no other.


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Friday, May 10, 2019

Parents as Reading Partners at Woodglen Elementary School


A heartfelt thank you to Supervisor Hoehmann and Woodglen Elementary School for selecting Angel’s Forever Home for Parents as Reading Partners program. ⁣

With deep gratitude and joy we appreciate the support. 📚👏🏻⁣

#parentasreadingpartners
#dogrescue
#picturebook
@angels4everhome
@spaceofgracehealing
@renies_art@bobbie.sterchele

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Monday, May 6, 2019

Thank you to the Westchester Children's Book Festival for Young Readers


Thank you to Dawn Greenberg, Madeline Finesmith, Best Books/CCBF crew and to the Mohawk Day Camp for a splendid Westchester Children's Book Festival for Young Readers on Sunday, May 5th.

The organization and facilitation of the event was spectacular!

Connecting with new friends and colleagues topped off the day of a constant flow of eager children and families seeking out their next fun read.

I am filled with deep joy, love and gratitude.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

#westchesterlovestoread

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Thursday, May 2, 2019

Westchester Children's Book Festival for Young Readers - May 8, 2019


Honored to be part of the... 


Sunday, May 5, 2019
10-3 pm

Mohawk Day Camp
200 Old Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY
Rain or Shine

Authors will be appearing in the barn! 

Authors and Illustrators Available
for Book Signings and Readings
and so much more!!!


My six children's books will be available:


Check out the 2019 Activities...



Looking forward to making new friends and greeting current friends! 

Filled with deep joy, gratitude and love to be participating.

Thank you!

#westchesterlovestoread 

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist





Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Donna McDine on Instagram


Hello one and all,⁣

In an effort to stay focused, I’m splitting my Instagram efforts into two accounts... ⁣

@donna.mcdine which will remain focused on my books and personal photos⁣

and the second is...⁣

@energyofserenity and will be focused on Reiki and the power of healing energy. ⁣

I hope you remain a follower where our connection originated at @donna.mcdine plus if you are so inclined to follow me at @energyofserenity ⁣

Thank you!! I am filled with joy and gratitude for your interest and connection. 🙏💞

#donnamcdine
#childrensauthor
#instagram

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author
Ignite curiosity in your child through reading!
Connect with

Angel's Forever Home~ March 2019 ~ Mascot Books

Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2016 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Five and Under and Story Monster Approved

A Sandy Grave ~ January 2014 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2014 Purple Dragonfly 1st Place Picture Books 6+, Story Monster Approved, Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014 and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Powder Monkey ~ May 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Historical Fiction 1st Place, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

Hockey Agony ~ January 2013 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mention Picture Books 6+, New England Book Festival Honorable Mention 2014, Story Monster Approved and Reader's Favorite Five Star Review

The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist