Penelope Anne Cole
Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club: Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at
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Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
by Mary Jean Kelso, artist Julie Hammond
Three-year-old Abbi is introduced to an interesting event right outside her living room window. Birds are nesting in the hanging flower basket
Un pequeño burro se presenta en la casa de un niño y se gana el corazón de todos los miembros de la familia.
by Barbara Cairns, artist Eugene Ruble
When Gatsby the art gallery cat explores famous paintings at night, he forgets to jump out before dawn and strange things happen to Winslow Homer's painting.
by J Aday Kennedy, artist Alex Morris
Peter and Jen devise a plan to capture a fat bullfrog. Humor, bullfrog facts and the thrill of adventure are laced together to create a book reluctant readers and boys will enjoy.
by Kathryn Sullivan, art by Jo Dunningham
Michael likes to pretend. A tiny elf he finds in his parent’s garden asks him to pretend to fly him home.
by Susan K Tucker, artist Jack Foster
Share this fun ridiculous adventure. Imagine yourself far, far away in this wonderful ridiculous book.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
ANNOUNCING GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING OCTOBER 2012 RELEASES
An entertaining alphabet book with unusual animals doing zany things, aardvarks, komodo dragons, and many more incredible creatures. The comical illustrations will capture the imagination while building reading skills at many levels. Also included are activities for parents/teachers to do with children.
Rachel loves to doodle on walls, on her school books, and on her back pack. Anywhere Rachel can doodle she does, but it gets her into big trouble. She tries to draw and color in other places. She learns she can mix colors and make more colors. Suddenly, Rachel’s doodling becomes a lot more fun! Educational page, too.
by Penelope Anne Cole, artist Kevin Scott Collier
Matthew has a secret. He fixes things magically. Matthew secretly uses his magic to fix things for his family and friends. Later, he expands his magical good deeds by fixing things in his neighborhood. Matthew’s friend, Lily, suspects something. Matthew must decide whether to tell her the truth or not.
Every child at some point in their lives has a fear of monsters. Through charming, funny rhyme, see how one child conquers her fear of the monster in her room. Read what happens when the child finds out that monsters have fears too.
A tiny burro shows up at a little boy’s house and becomes a real asset to the family. The day he disappears, they never expect to see him again until he prances in one dark spooky night.
www.guardian-angel-kids.com GAP's online interactive ezine for kids!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What is the working title of your book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
- I don’t know any child actors, but it would have to be someone who looks a bit like “the little Dutch boy” for Matthew – blond tousled hair and blue eyes. Also someone who could age successfully in the movie. We might need two kids for when Matthew is very young and later when he’s older - “double digits.”
- For Mea, she looks like my daughter, so a girl with curly brown hair and dark brown eyes – with an impish grin and mischief in her eyes. She could be about four, five, or six.
- For Markie and Mickey, two little guys with brown hair and eyes, identical twins.
- Magical Matthew is being published by Guardian Angel Publishing as an October 2012 Release.
- Magical Mea may come out in 2013.
- Magical M and M will be finished soon.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
They will post on October 30th.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Available as a Kindle book from: www.amazon.com