New from Guardian Angel Publishing

Gap 7

It’s Halloween when an ugly stuffed witch tells Pumpkin that all pumpkins end up squashed on this night. Pumpkin dashes off for safety. Can he save himself, or does he end up an orange blob on the side of the road?


Gap 3

Pumpkin Pie’s first day at a new school, unknowingly, coincides with the class Halloween party. Follow first grader Pumpkin Pie on a day filled with surprises and his case of first day jitters!


A charming tale that teaches children the joy of friendship and helping others. An unexpected chain of events leads to a clever ending and a birthday celebration enjoyed by all.


Gap 5

Come along on a madcap adventure where traditional punctuation and meter take holiday and hilarity rules the day. Similar in style to the much loved “If You Give a Moose a Muffin,” readers will love this rollicking tale of pigs gone wild, which will leave you breathless but wanting more!


Gap 4

Marcel Marcelli’s days were filled with fun and laughter till the day Grandmama’s antique cupboard was moved into his home. Then fear grabbed him and didn’t let go. When all his attempts to master the fear failed and nobody could help him, his guardian angels had a heavenly idea!


Gap 1

The Real Star of Bethlehem is a children’s Christmas musical that teaches this kingdom principle—the way up is down. As the “stars” compete for the spotlight, they experience many “enlightening moments.” Their perspective changes when they begin to understand the humility of the real “Star” in Bethlehem—Jesus!

Buy the CD with all the songs and music included!


Gap 2

Travel around the world to meet six uniquely gifted young people. Each is working to promote a peaceful environment because of a promise they made to angels on the night that Jesus was born. Young readers are also invited to join in sharing the Good News of Jesus.


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Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Praying for Your Job

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It’s Friday and I am blogging at Christian Children’s Authors. Topic today is praying for your job. Check it out at

Free for Kindle: All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison*


You should never make a bet you can’t keep, especially when the bet involves romance.

Sixteen-year-old Samantha Taylor is used to having things go her way. She’s head cheerleader and has all the right friends and a steady stream of boyfriends. But when she tanks the SATs, her automatic assumptions about going to college don’t appear to be so automatic anymore. She determines that her best hope for admission into a good college is to win the election for student body president. Unfortunately, with her razor wit and acid tongue she’s bettersuited to dishing out insults than winning votes.

When she brashly bets her classmate Logan that she can go two weeks without uttering a single insult, Samantha immediately realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. And when her current boyfriend dumps her, less than three weeks before the prom, it couldn’t be a worse time to be forced to keep her opinions to herself. Finding a new boyfriend will be a challenge now that Logan shadows her every move, hoping to catch her slipping back into her old ways. Samantha is determined to win the election and find a dream date for the prom, no matter what it takes. After all . . . all’s fair in love and war (and high school!).

File Size: 662 KB
Print Length: 210 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Janette Rallison (February 18, 2016)
Publication Date: February 18, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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* Kindle books are often free for only a limited amount of time. As such, TC&TBC cannot guarantee it will still be free when you read this post.

Free for Kindle: My Double Life by Janette Rallison*


Her whole life, Alexia Garcia has been told that she looks just like rock star Kari Kingsley. But being a famous person’s doppelganger hasn’t turned out to be the teen fantasy you’d expect. People look at Alexia like she must be as ditzy as her counterpart. One day when Alexia’s photo filters through the Internet, she’s offered a job as Kari’s double. This would seem like the opportunity of a lifetime–or at least a way to make some fast cash–but Alexia’s mother has always warned her against celebrities. They can’t be trusted. They’ll use her.

Alexia can’t resist the siren call of fame. Who could say no to Hollywood, hot guys, and . . . um, did we mention hot guys already? She flies off to L.A. and gets immersed in a celebrity life. Not only does she have to get used to getting anything she wants, she also romances the hottest lead singer on the charts and finds out that her own father is a singing legend. Through it all, Alexia must stay true to herself, which is hard to do when you are pretending to be somebody else!

This Prince and the Pauper retelling is teen comedy at its best.

Publishers Weekly has called Janette’s YA contemporary romances “Hilarious.”

File Size: 1146 KB
Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Janette Rallison and C.J. Hill (May 12, 2013)
Publication Date: May 12, 2013
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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  • Kindle books are often free for only a limited amount of time. As such, TC&TBC cannot guarantee it will still be free when you read this post. 

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Health and Fitness

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It’s my second Friday to blog at Christian Children’s Authors. This week’s post is for busy moms trying to fit in a workout in between all the other responsibilities. Check out “Making Time for Health and Fitness” at

Transmit Joy! by Mark Binder

mark binderAuthor and storyteller Mark Binder has a new audio book out for all kinds of family fun.

Transmit Joy! includes some classic and some unique audio tracks to fascinate readers and make your kids laugh. Binder has great versatility, creating diverse animal and human characters with his wide range. From “The Billy Goats Gruff” to “The Little Wolf Cub” and more, families will have a little over an hour of storytelling fun. Just imagine how entertaining it would be to act these out along with the CD or MP3 album once you learn the words.

Transmit Joy! by Mark Binder is definitely worth checking out.



Original Release Date: June 13, 2016
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Label: Light Publications
Copyright: 2016 Mark Binder
Total Length: 1:04:52

I received a free CD from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury with Morag Styles

If you like art history of any kind, you’ll want to grab a copy of Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury with Morag Styles.

In this fascinating book published by Laurence King Publishing in 2012, readers explore the history of children’s picturebooks from the days of painting on cave walls through to the twenty-first century. It discusses picturebooks as an art form, citing the work of popular artists; it talks about their importance in children’s literature; and even touches upon controversial topics in picturebooks.

When first asked to review this book a few years ago, I did so to learn more about my craft. Though I haven’t written anything brand new in a while, my first book was a picturebook and I have two more under contract. For this reason, the sections Print and Process and The Children’s Publishing Industry were especially interesting to me.

Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling is a resource I’ll be holding onto and referring back to as I grow in my craft.


Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (February 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 185669738X
ISBN-13: 978-1856697385

I received a copy of this book directly from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.