Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Book Review - Caitie the Caterpiller by Jennifer Gladen


  • Title: Caitie the Caterpiller
  • Author: Jennifer Gladen
  • Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing; Softcover ed. edition (April 20, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616337516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616337513

Caitie the Caterpillar is on a journey far from home to find milkweed. Along the way she is tormented by an insect-eating bird named, Swift Sparrow. Caitie does everything in her power to avoid being captured. Will her frustration and exhaustion result in her demise? Will the unexpected encouragement from Alexander the Ant bring forth new courage and allow her time to transform? Or will she falter and be captured? 

Journey along into the creative world of children’s author, Jennifer Gladen, through Caitie’s rollercoaster adventure of friendship and renewal. And take time to discover what perseverance can result in. 


Thank you for your time and interest

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

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, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July



The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

I pledge allegiance to the 
Flag of the United States of America, 
and to the Republic for which it stands, 
one Nation under God, indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all.

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

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





Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Book Review ~ Angel Donor by Jennifer Gladen


  • Title: Angel Donor
  • Author: Jennifer Gladen
  • Illustrator: Samantha Bell
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; Large type / large print edition edition (June 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616332743
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616332747

A reflection of obvious illness is apparent every morning when Olivia looks at herself in the mirror. The waiting for a liver transplant begins to wear on her emotions in that someone must die so she can live. How does one reconcile with such conflicting emotions? Finding comfort with her friend Caroline, Olivia attempts normalcy with their friendship. As the days have turned into months of waiting is time running out for Olivia? 

Jennifer Gladen expertly creates a story of patience and kindness from the unselfish acts of others. An all too real story that is important to share with children to invoke the same attributes within themselves. 

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Thank you for your time and interest.

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

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Book Review: Yoga Wisdom Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Of Your Mat by Stephanie Spence



Author: Stephanie Spence
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (October 23, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 151073709X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1510737099

  • Yoga Wisdom ~ Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat is a must read and must have book for your home or studio library. Stephanie Spence’s heartwarming honesty throughout provides the reader the opportunity to truly examine their own personal journey and where they want to go. Learning for the first time myself that yoga goes well beyond the mat, I had many ah-ha moments throughout and I’m thrilled to say I’ve been living a life of yoga off they mat without recognizing it as such. From the onset all I wanted to do was curl up in a chair and read the book from start to finish in one sitting. As much as I devoured Yoga Wisdom ~ Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat with exhilaration I was truly disappointed that the book ended. Bravo to Ms. Spence for her inspiring insights! 

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#yogainspiration
#yogabookreview
#stephaniespence

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

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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

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Book Review ~ A Star in the Night by Jennifer Gladen


  • Author: Jennifer Gladen
  • Illustrator: K.C. Snider
  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (September 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616330554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616330552

Young David starts out his Christmas Eve errand with one thing on his mind… Mr. Renetti’s Bakery and their delicious Christmas cookies. On his return home David comes upon several different people in need. Will his excitement and hunger for the Christmas cookies distract him from the needs of others or will he find compassion and action for others? 

Children’s author, Jennifer Gladen creates a unique Christmas story of the importance of our inactions or actions toward every living creature. A Star in the Night is sure to become a go to book for not only the Christmas season but always. 


Thank you for your time and interest!

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

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





Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Book Review - Teresa's Shadow by Jennifer Gladen


  • Title: Teresa's Shadow
  • Author: Jennifer Gladen
  • Illustrator: Marina Movshina
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (October 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616331038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331030

A bump in the night startles Teresa and her curiosity spirals into imagination. What will Teresa do when she comes face-to-face with Corky the shadow monster? Will panic ensue or will an unlikely friendship develop in finding one’s way home? 

Ms. Gladen creates a story of an imagination filled with wonder that a bump in the night may not just be a bump in the night. A perfect story to share with your young muses and discuss the mind developing question, “What do you think happens next?” Bravo! 

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Thank you for your time and interest!

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

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, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day



For those who are fathers
we ask for wisdom and humility 
in the face of the task of parenting. 
Give them the strength to do well 
by their children and by You. 
In Your Holy name, O God, we pray.


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

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