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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

http://pennyreviews-chat.blogspot.com/

See reviews of Ms. Cole's books at

http://reviewsforpenny.blogspot.com/

Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

Contact Ms. Cole for School Author Visits, locally in-person, or by SKYPE.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Guardian Angel Publishing August 2012 Releases

Here are the AUGUST 2012 Guardian Angel Releases, announced by Lynda Burch, GAP Publisher:
ANGELS DO THAT
Wings of Faith          
by Tracey M. Cox, artist Marina Movshina
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/angels-do-that.htm
Every day there are miracles that happen. Sometimes it takes a child’s curiosity to see the goodness and to help
witness the joys God and his helpers do. 
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ITCHA ITCHA GOO GOO BLUES
Littlest Angels www.guardianangelpublishing.com/itcha-itcha.htm
J Aday Kennedy, artist Jack Foster
Jensen Elf lost her hair due to a reaction to the cure for the Itcha-Itcha-Goo-Goo disease, elf cancer. Klutzy Kantor
Pegasus learns the bitter sweetness of self sacrifice when he must give up something he prizes in order to help a friend.
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JORDIE'S SCHOOL DAY ADVENTURE
Littlest Angels by Jennifer B Leese, Illustrations Kym Jones
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/jordies.htm
Jordie finds herself scared, nervous, and ready to go home only a minute into her first day of pre-school. Her mom suggests ways to help Jordie relax, and within no time she's having lots of fun, and she can’t wait to come back again.
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MAMA GRIZZLY BEAR   
Animals & Pets by Margot Finke, artist Gloria Swan
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/mama-grizzly.htm
Spend an exciting year with a mama grizzly bear and her cubs.  Follow her hunting, then hibernating in winter and the birth of her cubs. Spring finds them learning lessons from Mama on how to survive. They have only one enemy – man and his gun.
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MOONLIGHT MEDALLION
Chapbooks for Tweens by Janean Nusz, art by Cheryl Coville
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/medallion.htm
Kesla has a problem. Her brother has been stolen – by the Goblin King! In order to get him back, Kesla must use the power of the Moonlight Medallion to capture one of the Goblin King's soldiers. Filled with magic and imagery, this is a fantasy book for the young reader.
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RILEY'S HEART MACHINE 
Health & Hygiene  by Lori M. Jones, artist Julie Hammond
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/rileys-heart.htm
Riley worries about sharing her secret of having a heart defect and a pacemaker with her school friends. She tackles her fear of being different and reveals her secret to her friends in a unique way. Children will learn about accepting others differences and embracing the attributes that make them special.
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TODAY I AM A PENGUIN
Academic Wings written and illustrated by Melissa Ross
http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/today-penguin.htm
A young girl takes her stuffed penguin on a sled ride that turns into an Antarctic adventure when her imagination transforms them into Adelie penguins. Packed with educational information and action adventure, children experience what its like to be a penguin. 
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WILDERNESS WARRIORS
Chapbooks for Tweens hardcover and softcover 
by Colleen L. Reece
www.guardianangelpublishing.com/wilderness.htm
hardcover and softcover
Thirteen-year-old Tyler and his twelve-year old-sister, Cat, are in big trouble—at home, at school, and with the law. The verdict is in and they hate it: a year living in the mountains of eastern Oregon in a house without electricity, running water, TV, Facebook, Twitter, or iPods.
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