Saturday, March 12, 2016

#Kidlit - Story Monster Approved achieved by Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters


Look who showed up to visit with Dee and Deb! Story Monster dropped by to say hello on this beautiful day in the Hudson Valley and to award the girls with his Story Monster Approval! How cool is that! The girls are making new friends wherever they go! 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc.
Phone: 480-940-8182
   
Picture Book, Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters

Earns Story Monster Approval

 CHANDLER, AZ (March, 2016) – The judges of the Story Monster Approved program, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children's literature have spoken, and Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters by Donna M. McDine has earned approval.


Title: Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters
Author: Donna M. McDine
Illustrator: Jack Foster
Softcover ISBN: 9781616336998
eBook ISBN: 9781616337001

About Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters: The anxiety of finding one's own place and friends in kindergarten without the comfort of having her fraternal twin sister nearby at first overwhelms Dee. Until she realizes even without her twin, Dee and her classmates for the most part are in the same boat. Suggested age range for readers: 3-8

About the Author: Donna McDine is a multiple award-winning children's author. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Family Reading Partnership. Learn more about McDine’s writing career at www.donnamcdine.com and www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com.

The colorful, kid-friendly Story Monster Approved seal attracts the attention of young readers much more than a sticker intended for adult scrutiny. Kids know when they see the Story Monster Approved patch it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass the first round of rigorous judging – which is done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.
            "Who better to judge children’s books than the children who read them?” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the same company that launched the Dragonfly Book Awards program, now in its fourth year. "Judging these books gives children a wonderful sense of importance and responsibility. Some of our judging coordinators have told us that students who usually don’t enjoy reading or have difficulty reading have gotten a much-needed boost due to their judging responsibilities and have requested to serve as judges again."
            For more information on how to get a book Story Monster Approved, visit www.StoryMonsters.com. To learn more about Five Star Publications, Inc., which is celebrating 30 years in producing award-winning books, visit www.FiveStarPublications.com, email fivestarpublications@gmail.com or call 480-940-8182.
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Full Media Kit, Headshot, Book Cover Art and more are available upon request.

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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

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Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters ~ December 2015 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. ~ 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, 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

7 comments:

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    1. Thanks bunch Karin. It's been a blast taking part in the girls adventures!

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  2. Congratulations!
    Like the Story Monster.

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Alex. Isn't Story Monster darling!

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  3. Great to see another book out, Donna! Congrats.

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    1. Thanks a bunch Lee! Hope you are well! :)

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  4. Congratulations, Donna! Dee and Deb Off They Go, Kindergarten First Day Jitters looks so kid friendly and fun! Wishing you lots of success!

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