Sea Turtle Summer by Nancy Stewart

Bella and Britt are back with an all new adventure in Sea Turtle Summer by award-winning author Nancy Stewart.

Bella and Britt think living by the beach is the coolest thing ever. When they spot an unprotected sea turtle’s nest, they quickly try to reach the ranger, but she’s gone home sick. What can they do? With quick thinking and determination, the girls work hard to protect their marine life friends.

In this charming continuation of her Bella and Britt series, Stewart revisits the beach where the girls play and has them dealing with a new dilemma. Just like the first book, the award-winning One Pelican at a Time, the girls find little help in their objective. This time, the sand cleaner and dune buggies are going to drive right over an unmarked nest and destroy the eggs buried in the sand if someone doesn’t act quickly.

What is so special about Sea Turtle Summer (and the Bella and Britt series in general) is how it embraces the idea that kids can make a difference. It’s truly a book that empowers kids to be involved in their communities.  Samantha Bell returns with her beautiful artwork in Sea Turtle Summer. The color choice here is so perfect for the book; calm and soothing–just like a day at the beach.

This book is available in hardcover, paperback, and as a PDF. With its included information on sea turtle nesting, Sea Turtle Summer not only empowers kids–it educates them.

I can’t wait to see what Book 3 in this series is all about!

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10:1616332077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616332075
  • SRP:  $11.95

I received a FREE PDF of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. The author paid me to promote this book with a virtual book tour through Pump Up Your Book. That fee did not include a review. I received no monetary compensation of any kind to provide this review.

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Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother by Dixie Phillips

 Dixie Phillips is back with another engaging children’s picture book from Guardian Angel Publishing. Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother is the story of Staci, a little girl who is thrilled to receive a new puppy for her birthday. Staci’s job is to fill Little Fella’s water dish each day, but one day she forgets and she and her daddy decide they must come up with a way for her to remember.

In this delightful new release, Phillips shows why her work has won awards. A wonderful sense of imagination, an engaging storyline, and a dose of fun are combined to create a story that will help young readers remember how important it is to take care of their pets. That this topic is handled in a light and unique way makes Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother a book that youngsters will enjoy and want to read often.

Artist Samantha Bell has outdone herself with these beautiful illustrations in soft, warm tones.  I swear I could almost hear the slurp of Little Fella’s lick to Staci’s cheek. I think my favorite must be the picture of Daddy all dressed up to make his announcement.

I’ve read many of Phillips’ stories. While she has departed from her Christian fiction for this one, her fans definitely won’t be disappointed. This would be a nice gift for a veterinarian’s office or for a family with young kids who have welcomed a new puppy into their home.

I’m eager to see what Dixie Phillips comes up with next!

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10: 1616331178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331177
  • SRP:  $10.95


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    Growing Up Dreams by Susan J. Berger

    A journey through one girl’s imagination is waiting for your three- to seven-year-old in Growing Up Dreams by Susan J. Berger.

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to grow dreams? That’s just what this little girl is doing as she imagines the endless possibilities that await her in the future.

    This is the third book of Berger’s that I’ve read–two fiction and one non-fiction. I truly wonder if she’s still a child inside because she knows how to create stories that children love. She also must enjoy dreams because both of her kid’s fiction books with Guardian Angel Publishing are about dreams, which leaves tons of room for the imagination to fly.

    Add dreams to the rhyming patterns of the verses and you’re sure to have a winner.

    Artist Samantha Bell created the artwork for Growing Up Dreams. I had a chance to look at her black and white drawings in Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel, but this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her color illustrations up close. From the yellow stars on the girl’s pajamas to the long tails of the monkeys, these delightful illustrations will thrill the reader and keep her turning the pages just as much as the story does.

    A fun and imaginative read is what readers will enjoy in Growing Up Dreams.

    Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10: 1616330295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616330293
  • SRP:  $10.95


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    Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel

    Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel is an engaging interactive adventure for tweens everywhere.

    Burgher the gnome certainly didn’t do Oxtail Orchard any good when he drove the Apple Tree Man away. Now it’s dark and gray spring after spring. A cloud of doom follows the nasty gnome around as he lives among the slugs and mushrooms. That’s okay with him. The animals, however, aren’t happy.

    Maybe you can help Burgher make the right choices and bring sunshine back to Oxtail Orchard.

    I’m familiar with Chatel’s books for younger readers: A Talent for Quiet and Rainbow Sheep. This is the first time I’ve seen her write a book for tweens. She should definitely continue. Burgher and the Woebegone is a delightful and magical story that makes reading an interactive adventure. Readers choose where they would like to go in the story, allowing them to read the book several times over with different results.

    Talented artist, Samantha Bell, provided the cover art and interior illustrations for Burgher and the Woebegone. Having worked on As I Watch by Chitra Soundar and Shaping Up the Year by Tracey Cox, Bell’s black and white illustrations add the perfect touch to this wonderful story.

    If you’re looking for a fun story that will engage your tween reader, then you’ll find it in Burgher and the Woebegone by Kim Chatel.

    Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10: 1616330619
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616330613
  • SRP:  $8.95 Paperback
  • Also available as a PDF eBook download or an eBook CD


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    December Releases from Guardian Angel Publishing

    As I Watch, a Littlest Angels by Author, CHITRA SOUNDAR and artist SAMANTHA BELL. Read about how a tiny egg changes into a creepy crawly and then into a colorful, elegant butterfly. The repetitive text helps young readers to join in the reading.
     
    The Sister Exchange, a Littlest Angels by author KEVIN MCNAMEE and artist KIT GRADY. Dealing with sibling rivalry in a fun and creative way, The Sister Exchange reinforces the bond between siblings, and increases reasoning skills through comparison.  
     
    Poodle & Doodle a Guardian Angel Animals & Pets, by author DONNA SHEPHERD and artist JACK FOSTER. Angel thinks her life is ruined when Leah brings home a new dog. Will her worst fears be realized or will the new arrival make life better than Angel could have ever imagined? www.guardianangelpublishing.com/poodle&doodle.htm
     
    Circulation Celebration: The Sum of Our Parts Series, an Academic Wings, by author BILL KIRK and artist EUGENE RUBLE.
    www.guardianangelpublishing.com/circulation.htm  “Circulation Celebration” is an anatomical rhyme which is all about the blood inside you and how the heart keeps it circulating so all of your tissue cells get fed and stay healthy.  



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    We’ll be reviewing Poodle & Doodle and The Sister Exchange, along with If I Could Be Anything by KEVIN MCNAMEE, which was released by Guardian Angel Publishing in November 2009.