Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Literary Classics Gold Medal for "In and Out, All 'Round About - Opposite Friends"

 In and Out, All 'Round About - Opposite Friends
Received a 2017 
Literary Classics Gold Medal for Rhyming

I'm so pleased the my picture book, "In and Out, All 'Round About - Opposite Friends," won a Literary Classics Seal of Approval and went on to win a Gold Medal in the Special Interest Category of Rhyming books. Here is the Literary Classics Review:

In and Out All ‘Round About - Opposite Friends, by Penelope Anne Cole, is a children’s rhyming picture book.  With an overall message of friendship that ring true and above all else, acceptance of one another, this is a great read-aloud book for children.  Young audiences will love the rhyming cadence along with the colorful illustrations.  This book is sure to be a great tool for creating dialogue and helping youngsters contemplate the importance of embracing those characteristics and qualities which make us unique.  Vibrant and expressive illustrations by Agy Wilson are an excellent addition to this book which has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Magical Max and Magical Mickey's Big Surprise won Book of the Year!


I'm very happy to announce that "Magical Max and Magical Mickey's Big Surprise," the fifth book in my Magical series, won Book of the Year from Creative Child Magazine's Award Program!  

Now all of my Magical books have won awards. Here's a synopsis of each book, in order:

Magical Matthew:  Matthew has a secret.  He fixes things magically.  Matthew secretly fixes things by magic for his family and friends.  Later he expands his good deeds. First in the Magical Series. Ages 5-8.

Magical Mea:  Magical Mea wants to test her magic ability. What can she do? What might happen to a little girl on the loose with magic? Second Magical book. Ages 5-8.

Magical Mea Goes to School:  Mea’s now in Second Grade. She wants more play time after school, but her big brother Matt wants her to practice using her magic secretly. Third Magical book. Ages 5-8.

Magical Max and Magical Mickey:  College bound Matt, and middle school Mea, are surprised when Mom announces she’s having twin boys. Everyone wonders will they be magical, too? Fourth Magical book. Ages 5-8.

Magical Max and Magical Mickey’s Big Surprise:  Twins Max and Mickey know they’ll soon lose their magic. They’re working hard on a surprise graduation gift before their magic runs out Fifth Magical Book. Ages 5-8.

Penelope Anne Cole
Tri-Valley Writers Conference 2017 Prose Award
San Mateo County Fair Short Story Award 2017
Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew, Magical Mea,
Magical Mea Goes to School, Magical Max and Magical Mickey, and
Magical Max and Magical Mickey’s Big Surprise
In and Out, All ‘Round About – Opposite Friends
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Five Star Review for Magical Matthew

Another great 5-Star Review on Amazon
on August 26, 2015
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this book series for my 8 year old daughter. She was captivated by the illustrations and enjoyed following Matthew on his magical adventure. I image she would like some magical superpower of her own! I enjoyed the fact that Matthew chose to use his magic in a positive way, and I was delighted that Grandma Nonie guided Matthew to make his own decisions. My daughter’s favorite part of the book was the surprise ending with Matthew’s sister, and she knew there was more fun to come in the second book, Magical Mea.