Coloring Page: Trick or Treat from Poodle and Doodle!

Jack Foster, illustrator of Poodle and Doodle, shares this wonderful coloring page. Enjoy!


*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Guardian Angel Kids (GAK) - Aussie Animals, October 2014


Explore the wonders of down under in the October 2014 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Online Magazine.


Theme: 
Aussie Animals 

Letter from the Editor
Donna J. Shepherd, Poetry Ed.

Featured Story: 
Kangaroo Clues by Margot Finke

Poems: 
A Spiny Guy by Ann Ingalls
Platyplay by Ann Ingalls 

Nonfiction articles: 
What is a Quokka? by Shari L Klase
Australia’s Endangered Animals by Sherry Alexander
Jellybean Joey by Laura Thomas

Activity: 
Koalas Are Not Bears! by Barbara Cairns

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Back to School Coloring Page - Dotty from Dotty's Topsy Tale


Do you think Dotty's friend, Violet, from Topsy Turvy Land looks happy about being in school again? Why do you think her name is Violet?
(You'll know if you've read Dotty's Topsy Tale. ;)

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Sidewalk Art



Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

No More Gunk - Illustration Highlight



Even the teeth have personality in "No More Gunk!"
"Two Books in One. In NO MORE GUNK! short playful rhymes and humorous illustrations help children learn in a fun way the importance of proper dental hygiene. Tooth Tips in the back of the book encourage children to take care of their teeth. Snappy rhymes along with colorful and fun illustrations in OUCH! Sunburn! help children see the need to protect their skin in the sun. Sun Safety Tips included in the book reinforce the book's theme."


Coloring Page Featuring Bradybug


In a book that's both fact-filled and fun, a ladybug compares the words used to describe male and female animals. Donna J. Shepherd's lyrical rhymes and Kit Grady's charming illustrations tell a delightful story of a spirited little bug who provides a unique perspective on why names can be deceiving.

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.



Purchase eBook or print book from Guardian Angel Publishing: http://www.guardianangelpublishing.com/bradybug.htm

Happy Mother's Day!


Aren't they precious? Cooling off in the water is a favorite thing to do - just like kids in summer.

Summer Fun - Hidden Picture Puzzle/Coloring Page


"Fishing for Fun!"

Just click on the picture, then print out! Your very own Hidden Picture Puzzle courtesy of Liz Ball, creator of Hidden Treasures. Enjoy!

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfman, Illustrated by Jack Foster


Birds have their legends just like people do, and baby birds love to hear the stories. Papa Cardinal, whose job it is to pass down bird ways to his chicks, tells them the story of how birds gave the world the rainbow.  A Rainbow of Birds (Guardian Angel Publishing) by Janet Halfmann is one of the most colorful books I've seen from Jack Foster. He went all out bringing the colors of the rainbow to life. 

Janet's story is a delight and bonus activities in the back of the book teach about rainbows. Other recent titles by Janet include Eggs 1, 2,3: Who Will the Babies Be?, Home in the Cave, Star of the Sea, A Day in the Life of a Starfish, Good Night, Little Sea Otter, and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story. Janet has written thirty-five fiction and nonfiction books for children.

For more information about Janet, visit http://www.janethalfmann.com
More fun with Jack can be found here: http://jacktoon.blogspot.com

My Writing Processes Blog Tour

Margot Finke tagged me to join the "My Writing Processes Blog Tour." Each week, authors post answers to four Writing Process questions, then tag friends to play along the following week. Read Margot's post, and learn what she's working on here


What am I working on?

I just received a sneak peek at the cover of a new book from Guardian Angel Publishing coming soon called "Miss Emma Ant." Emma is the head designer of the ant hills, but some of the other ants are jealous, thinking they can do a better job. Jack Foster is illustrating and with the fun text and his funny illustrations, I think it will make children laugh and help them to see that everyone has gifts and talents unique to them. 

Jack and I have also completed another book soon to be released on Kindle. And of course, I always have a few others simmering on the stove. 

On the grownup writing front, I'm finishing up a novella - something different and challenging, but I love it. 

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I write across multiple genres. I've written adult fiction, non-fiction, and for children. I've also written workshops, songs, and many magazine articles and reviews. both print and online.

Why do I write what I do?

I write picture books because I'm four years old inside. I love to go back to a simpler time and see the world through a child's eyes.

How does my writing process work? 

I usually see the end of a story, then a path to get there. The beginning is the last to get written. I'm left-handed so maybe that explains why I seem to work in a backward manner! 

WHO'S UP NEXT MONDAY? 

JENNIFER GLADDEN: Jennifer is a children’s author, mother of three, and a teacher who lives and writes in Pennsylvania. She is the author of three children’s books: A Star in the Night, Teresa’s Shadow, and Angel Donor through Guardian Angel Publishing. She also has written several children’s stories, poems and articles, and started her own Catholic e-zine titled My Light Magazine. Blog: http://www.jgladen.blogspot.com/

Coloring Page and Hidden Picture Puzzle for Easter


A special treat! A hidden picture puzzle and coloring page for Easter by Liz Ball. To order books with her hidden picture puzzles or other books (like Topsy Turvy Land written by Mama Donna) from Hidden Pictures Publishing, click HERE. Enjoy!

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Ava and the Easter Bunny

Did you know the Easter Bunny is one of the characters in Ava's Secret Tea Party? The book would make a perfect addition to any child's Easter basket - or a cherished gift any time!
Did you know Easter Bunny is in Ava's Secret Tea Party? The book would make a perfect addition to a child's Easter basket - or a cherished gift any time! 


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