Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Guardian Angel's Kids eZine - October 2019



Guardian Angel Kids eZine Trains, Tracks, and Travelers
October 2019 Guardian Angel Kids 

BOOK FEATURE 
Corley the Carefree Train by Melanie Lutes art by Eugene Ruble

POEMS
Rails to Trails by Stephanie Malley
The Bear & His Cousin Pierre  by Lainie Belcastro 

FICTION
My First Train Ride  by Paige DeFreitas!  
Lost in Japan by Jan Cornebise
Need for Speed by Sandra Atkins

Non-Fiction
Women of Steel by Carol J. Douglas
The Electric Express by Lisa Hart
Owney Rides the Rails by M. Elizabeth Gage

Parent-Teacher 
Train of Thought by Kelly Bakshi MS Ed.

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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 ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

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, September 27, 2019

Award-winning Children's Author, Donna McDine Conducts Author Video Visit with Elementary School in Texas


Award-winning Children's Author, Donna McDine 
Conducts Author Video Visit with 
Elementary School in Texas

I am filled with exhilaration and gratitude to Nepris.com for connecting me with an elementary school in Texas to present at their Young Authors Career Day via video conferencing. 

The opportunity to engage with the 4th grade classes and to chat about how we all have a unique voice that is worthy of being heard and to never hesitate to consider themselves writers kept the hour engagement lively and entertaining. Along with presenting my video, "How a Book Comes to Be" invoked a heightened level of conversation. 


I am honored to be part of such an engaging visit! Their teacher and are in conversation of me "adopting" the class for the year so that the students may email their writing questions to me through their teacher. I humbled and grateful. 


Thank you with deep joy! 

#weallhaveavoice
#childrensauthor
#authorvisits
#howabookcomestobe
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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





Friday, September 20, 2019

Picture Book, Angel’s Forever Home Earns Purple Dragonfly Book Award

Picture Book, Angel’s Forever Home Earns 

Purple Dragonfly Book Award

 

TAPPAN, NY (July 2019) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children's literature have spoken, and Angel’s Forever Home has earned Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 6 and Older category.

Title: Angel’s Forever Home
Authors: Rita Gigante and Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante
Co-author: Donna McDine
Illustrator: Renie De Mase
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-64307-11-3
Publication Date: March 2019
Pages: 32
Price: $14.95 hard cover
Publisher: Mascot Books www.mascotbooks.com

About Angel’s Forever Home: Angel knows he is lucky to be one of the few dogs rescued from the Chilean earthquake, but now he finds himself with challenging physical limitations and in need of a new family. Facing his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and the willingness to open his heart to others. Suggested grade level: K-3
About the authors: Rita Gigante is a sought-out psychic medium, spiritual healer, and published author. Her memoir, The Godfather’s Daughter: An Unlikely Story of Love, Healing, and Redemption, was published in 2012. Rita is co-owner of Space of Grace Healing with her wife Bobbie in Tappan, NY.  Bobbie Sterchele is a registered nurse, a gifted intuitive healer, energy worker, and psych-K practitioner. Bobbie is co-owner of Space of Grace Healing with her wife Rita in Tappan, NY.  Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author and writes from her home in Tappan, NY. Donna is a member of the SCBWI, NYS Reading Association, and Family Reading Partnership.

About the illustrator: Maureen “Renie” De Mase studied art in New York City and is a mixed medium freelance artist. Renie creates in her home studio in Ramsey, NJ, and is a proud owner of Renie’s Art. Renie is also a member of the Graphic Artist Guild.
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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 ~ 2019 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention Picture Books Six and Older

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, September 8, 2019

Angel's Forever Home ~ Book Signing Event at Bunbury's Coffee Shop


Meet and greet the authors of

Rita Gigante
Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante
Donna McDine

We are filled with gratitude for our latest book signing! 

When: 
Sunday, September 29th at 3-6 pm

Where: 
Bunbury's Coffee Shop
460 Piermont Avenue
Piermont, NY

Synopsis: Angel knows he is lucky to be one of the few dogs rescued from the Chilean earthquake, but now he finds himself with challenging physical limitations and in need of a new family. Facing his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and the willingness to open his heart to others.

Please stop by for a spell and 
enjoy a cookie treat and cup of coffee!


Enter the two raffle drawings at a chance to win:

1 - 30 minute Psychic reading with Psychic Medium, Rita Gigante

1 - 30 minute Reiki session with Reiki Master, Donna McDine 

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you!


#booksigning
#picturebook
#dogrescue 
#angelsforeverhome
#ritagigante
#bobbiesterchelegigante
#donnamcdine
#bunburyscoffeeshop

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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





Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine - September 2019


Guardian Angel Kids an online Magazine
September 2019  “My Superhero”

SPECIAL FEATURE 
All Time Hero by Susan Bangert-Wood art by Jack Foster  

POETRY
No Cape Needed by Corinna M. Johnson
My Personal Hero by Lisbeth L. McCarty 

FICTION SHORT STORIES
A Puppy Named Esther by Becca Wierwille
No Monsters Tonight by Arthur Carey
Maria’s Superhero by Nancy Harrison

NON-FICTION ARTICLES
We Can All Become Heroes by Irene S. Roth 
Lighthouse Lady: The Courage of Ida Lewis by Pamela Love

PARENT/TEACHER ARTICLE
The Character of a Hero by Kelly Bakshi

Come along and visit for a spell and enjoy the adventure. 

#childrensmagazine
#superhero
#gak
#guardianangelkids

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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 31, 2019

Donna McDine's Books Travel the World - Nepal


I am beyond thrilled and humbled to learn 
that my children's books

A Sandy Grave
Hockey Agony
The Golden Pathway
Powder Monkey

have traveled the world to.... 

Bal Bikas Secondary SchoolAlapotKathmanduNepal


I am filled with deep gratitude and love!

Thank you Sudhir Dhungana!

Enjoy!!

#picturebooks
#donatedbooks
#childrensbooks
#donnamcdine
#asandygrave
#hockeyagony
#thegoldenpathway
#powdermonkey
#gratitude
#humbled

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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 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