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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


See reviews of Ms. Cole's books at


Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Books: Magical Matthew and Magical Mea are Readers' Favorite Award Finalists!

I'm thrilled to announce that my two children's books, "Magical Matthew" and "Magical Mea" are both Finalists in the 2013 Readers' Favorite Awards Program!  Winners will be announced in September.

Magical Matthew is a finalist in the Children's K-3rd Grade category and Magical Mea in the Children's General Category.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Come join us at the Magical Book Launch Party - Saturday, June 29th, from 2-4 PM in Campbell!

by Penelope Anne Cole

Magical Matthew
won the
2013 Book of the Year Award

Creative Child Awards Program

                                                 in the
                Positive Learning Behaviors for Kids Category

 Join us for a Magical
Book Launch Party at

                                Hobee’s Restaurant at the Pruneyard
1875 S Bascom Ave #190  Campbell, CA 95008
(Cookies, Lemonade, Bookmarks, Balloons, Magic Show!)
June 29th, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Celebrate Magical Matthew’s Award
Magical Mea


**********Reading stories to children is Magical*********