Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Virtual Field Trips for Kids

A young philanthropist talks about her project "Halloween Helpers."
Learn the many ways kids can get involved in giving back to their communities.

Watch the fun Video.

Other fun websites about giving include:
* Learning to Give,
* Do Something
+ a link to a new book:
*Mommy and Daddy Do It Pro Bono.

See the list of recommended books on how kids can volunteer,
and a Learning Corner of questions and extended activities about this episode.


Boys ARE affected by violent content:

From my trusted Guru of all things teckie,
Kim Komando

A new study found a link between violent content and aggression in boys. Repeatedly viewing violence desensitized the boys. They were more likely to consider using violence themselves. Violent video games can cause a lot of problems for children. Unfortunately, there are plenty of them around. Here are some popular video games your kids should not play.


Get your kids

instead of Video Games

For young boys who are reluctant readers, try:

"Rattlesnake Jam"

Wild rhyming fun, while Pa catches rattlers, and Gran cooks
them into her "cure-all" rattlesnake jam.
But will she ever cook Pa the
rattlesnake pie he craves?

For sheer rhyming fun, or if your child has
been affected by a
BIG CHANGE in their life, try:

"Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind"

Moving far from friends and family turns Ruthie into a brat! Her parents tear their hair. Then something wonderful happens, and changes Ruthie back into the lovely daughter they remember.
** Parent/teacher guide includes helpful Q&A


SUPER Reviews!

Autographed Copies
from my website
+ bookmarks and coloring sheets

and. . .
Christmas is Coming!


Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques


Friday, October 8, 2010

Now You Can READ to KIDS from FAR AWAY

This is for all the parents, grandparents and relatives who live far from the kids in their lives. And especially for a parent overseas in the military.

there is a way for your child
to SEE you reading a story to them.



Contact: Lynda S. Burch, Publisher
(314) 276 8482

"Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc."
teams with
"Be There Bedtime Stories
new technology, to bring families together from around the globe.

St. Louis, MO, USA:

In a time where families are spread further apart than ever before ‘Be There Bedtime Stories’ is a technology that puts video of a Storyteller onto the page of a children’s book, to be displayed on a computer and read to your children.

“We are very excited with this new adventure,” said GAP President and CEO Lynda Burch. “Our partnership with Be There Bedtime Stories will allow for an unprecedented availability of family sharing reading time with kids and grandkids around the globe. What a wonderful way to “Be There” for your kids whether on assignment out of the country, traveling for work, or just wanting to participate daily in your children’s reading habits; encouraging reading skills that will last a lifetime. It increases literacy awareness and wellness and strengthens family bonds.”

The Sedona International Film Festival, Tuesday night cinema film series displayed the concept, with 5 local leaders, including the Mayor of Sedona. They recorded a bedtime story for presentation that was made for the audience of nearly 500 patrons, right on the big screen of a movie theatre!


For more information on Guardian Angel Publishing
or to schedule an
interview with the publisher,
email Lynda S. Burch at


G.A.P. Books

"Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind"
"Rattlesnake Jam"

Coming soon:

"Horatio Humble Beats the BIG D"
Mid-grade for boys:
"Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble"


Books for Kids + Manuscript Critiques