Hidden Pictures in Ava's Secret Tea Party

This is only a portion of one illustration in "Ava's Secret Tea Party." Look at the lovely detailed work by Bella Sinclair. I hope the pic is clear enough that you can see the hidden teacup and cookies. So sweet.

Ava's Secret Tea Party - in Paperback, eBook, AND Hardcover

"Ava's Secret Tea Party" is available in several formats - Paperback, Hardcover, and eBook.

Can you see the beaded 'tiara' in the picture? Instructions for making these are in the book along with other crafts and recipes for your tea party!

Bradybug - Where Can I Find MY Book?

Bradybug is available any place books are sold. If it's not in stock, just ask for it or order from the publisher here:

To find out which bookstores carry Bradybug, click HERE.

New Book Just for Girls! "Ava's Secret Tea Party"

 What child hasn't dreamed of meeting the elusive Tooth Fairy, Santa, Sandman, or the Easter Bunny? Ava wants to invite them all to tea, but how can she? Find out in "Ava's Secret Tea Party" - an imaginative tale sure to enthrall children for years to come. Boys and girls alike will delight in finding the hidden teacups and cookies in the fanciful illustrations and planning their own parties using the kid-friendly recipes and crafts. Suggested age range for readers: 2-5. Hardcover and Paperback.

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On Sale! On Barnes & Noble. 28% off! 
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GAK - Guardian Angel Kids, August 2012: Fun with Music

M E D I A  R E L E A S E

CONTACT:  Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine
Email:  submissions@guardian-angel-kids-com.

Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Fun with Music – August 2012 Issue
Welcome to the August 2012 issue of Guardian Angel Kids Ezine. We call it GAK because that’s the name of our gecko mascot!  This month we celebrate the Fun of Music. The GAK staff can’t think of anything more universal than children enjoying music. They learn to respond and participate to music at a very early age.

As a child, Guardian Angel Publishing and Guardian Angel Kids publisher, Lynda S. Burch, loved to sing in the choir, learned the piano, and taught herself to play the organ. She enjoyed playing in the high school band from 7th grade through senior year of high school. She played the clarinet, soprano clarinet, and alto clarinet. Ms. Burch also sang in the school chorus and smaller groups and competed around the state just like Glee.

As an adult Ms. Burch always made up songs and sang them to kids. One day she decided to write and record them instead of just singing them. These songs turned into over a hundred musical children’s books to be played on computers. Ms. Burch’s extended family from around the globe break into song about the weather, fun noodles in the swimming pool, or even a new alphabet song. What fun she has had with these musical books!

We hope you develop a love for music as much as Ms. Burch and the GAK staff have. 

Letter from the PUBLISHER:  Lynda S. Burch   

Featured Book:The New Alphabet Song Musical Flip Book by Lynda S. Burch and Photo Art by Lynda S. Burch and MarySue Roberts
SPECIAL FEATURE: God Will Take Care of You Music Video – sung by a two year old and his family, the Buctots.

Children’S poetry, ACTIVITIES, SHORT STORIES, and articleS:

“Jenny’s Song,” poetry by Debra Mayhew – learn how to let your song out.
“Canary Choir,” by Carol J. Douglas and illustrated by Lisa Griffin – overcoming obstacles.
“A Box with Bellows,” by Juilana M. Jones and illustrated by Clara Batton Smith – mother and daughter bond through the love of the accordion.
“Whale Songs,” by Shari L. Klase – The glory of the ability to sing.
“Fabulous Music Activities for Young Children,” by Kathy Stemke – children need to learn the basics of music early in life to develop creative intelligence.
“New Teacher Tips on How to Prepare a Lesson Based on a Unit or a Theme,” by Dorit Sasson – lesson planning is a skill which takes focus and organization.  

Visit Guardian Angel Kids today and and enjoy a child safe and ad free Ezine.We also invite you to stay connected with Guardian Angel Kids through our Facebook Fan Page:

A SECRET Tea Party

VERY soon, a new book will hit the shelves - Ava's Secret Tea Party. Illustrated by Bella Sinclair, this is the first truly 'girly' book I've written. Check out the blog for tea party fun crafts, recipes, and more!

Summer's Here! Ouch! Sunburn! Available at Fictionwise

I've already seen some sunburns on people. OUCH! Now you can find Ouch! Sunburn!, along with all the other wonderful books from Guardian Angel Publishing for sale at FictionWise, "the Internet's most comprehensive collection of fiction (and yes nonfiction too!) in the most popular eBook formats."

Here's the link for all the GAP books. Click HERE.

For Ouch! Sunburn!, click HERE!

Easter Hidden Picture Puzzle/Coloring Page in Topsy Turvy Land

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) 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.

A Kid's Review of Topsy Turvy Land

For a book report, Darrion chose to write about Topsy Turvy Land. His mother sent me a copy of his report and granted me permission to post it. Isn't this a glowing review? I love it! Thanks, Darrion!!

Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Math Concepts – February 2012 Issue

CONTACT: Donna McDine, Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine

Children’s Ezine Guardian Angel Kids: Math Concepts – February 2012 Issue
Teaching math concepts beyond traditional number problems opens up creative opportunities for both teachers and students. Different strategies include the use of poetry, stories, engaging articles, and activities that get the body and mind working in unison. 

Come explore the world of "Math Concepts" in the Guardian Angel Kids February 2012 issue and learn how to tell time, add, subtract, and divide, rap to numbers through poetry, learn the history of pennies, how powerful zero truly is, and hands on math activities. Make it a family learning experience and fun will surely be had by one and all.
Letter from the EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Donna M. McDine 
Featured Books: 

Learn to Count 1-10 flip book by Eugene Ruble
Sparkie: A Star Afraid of the Dark book video by Susann Batson
Children’s poetry, SHORT STORIES, and articles: 
  • “Can You Tell Time?” quiz by Marion Tickner – explores the different timepieces before the technology explosion.  
  • “How Many Are Half?” poetry by Donna J. Shepherd – Grandma’s delicious chocolate chip cookie treat and how the cookies are shared. 
  • “Numbers Rap,” poetry by Bill Kirk – the wonder of numbers all around us. 
  • “Cookies with Sprinkles,” by Shari L. Klase and illustrated by Julie Hammond – a whimsical adventure to Grandma’s house. 
  • “The Value of Pennies,” by Gina Napoli – discover the history and significance of pennies. 
  • “The All Powerful Nothing,” by Mary Reina – learn about the power of zero and how it turns nothing into something.  
  • “Hands on Math Activities for Home or School,” by Kathy Stemke – get moving and grooving with enjoyable Math activities. 
  • “Hopscotch Math,” by Karen Robuck – teach and reinforce basic Math skills with the fun of hopscotch. 
Visit Guardian Angel Kid today and and enjoy a child safe and ad free Ezine.

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Guardian Angel Kids: Siblings – January 2012 Issue

The Guardian Angel Kids January 2012 theme for the month is all about siblings. Come along and reminisce about your childhood through the delightful poetry and stories in this month's issue and don't forget to share your memories with your children.


  • My Sister is My Best Friend - a TRILINGUAL Flip Book by Nicole Weaver, illustrated by Clara Batton Smith 
  • My Brother, the Frog by Kevin McNamee, illustrated by Alexander Morris  
  • “My Little Brother” by Katie (age 10) – the antics of a little brother and his big sister’s frustration. 
  • “Hailey’s Homework” by Juliana Jones and illustrated by Jack Foster – Young Hailey is too little for homework and makes up her own assignment with unhappy results.
  • “Monsters and Brothers” by Judy L. Forney and illustrated by Samantha Bell – The roller coaster ride of brothers and how they tease one another. 
  • "Keys to Help Your Child Score Well on Standardized Tests” by Nicole Weaver - Tips to help you prepare your child for standardized tests beyond the studying. 
  • Draw and paint your brothers and sisters with Painting Board
  • Featured Games from Guardian Angel Publishing Books  
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Please feel free to drop Editor-in-Chief, Donna McDine, an email at and let her know what you think of Guardian Angel Kids and what you'd like to see in the future. The Guardian Angel Kids Ezine staff and contributors look forward to your visit.

New Year's Day Hidden Picture Puzzle/Coloring Page

A special treat! A hidden picture puzzle by Liz Ball. To order books with her hidden picture puzzles or Topsy Turvy Land, click HERE. Enjoy!

*Click on picture to print out full size ready to be colored, or right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

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