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A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine Virtual Book Tour Highlights

A Sandy Grave cover

Title: A Sandy Grave
Author: Donna M. McDine
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Pages: 24
Language: English
Genre: Tween chapterbook
Format: Paperback, hardcover & eBook

The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had–especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?


GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING: http://guardianangelpublishing.com/sandy-grave.htm

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Grave-Donna-M-McDine/dp/1616334541/

BARNES AND NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-sandy-grave-donna-m-mcdine/1118285403

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzzVjJWd4hM


In my own life, it is becoming ever apparent that I have been getting too caught up in all the technology at our fingertips. I am making it a point to disengage from technology at a certain point each day and not to turn the technology on until I’m ready to begin my day. 

Guest post at My Sister is My Best Friend

A book like this empowers children to make a difference while educating them about their world in a fun way.

The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

…McDine shows that children can respect authority without fearing it and parents and those in roles of responsibility can respect the contribution that children can make to society.

Rebecca’s Writing Services

I love this book. It’s well written, timely, edgy enough to keep a tween on the edge of his/her seat, (me too!) and fun to read.

Farm and Fru Fru

I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.

Mymcbooks’s Blog

What a remarkable book for your kids (and you, too).

My Devotional Thoughts

Encourage your children to be the best they can be with their own expectations and not those of others and watch them soar!

Guest post, Strands of Thought

Even though a fiction story is made up from the imagination, research is necessary to stay true to the subject matter.

Guest post, Lori’s Reading Corner

A Sandy Grave has a message of standing up for what is right, the correct way.

A Leisure Moment

With a suggested reader age of 8-12 A Sandy Grave is an excellent book to introduce the tweens in your life to the concept of poaching.

Blooming with Books

It tackles one of the bigger issues that still plagues us today but with tact and tenderness…

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

…it will show the children who the real heroes are and that they are the good guys and they should get their respect.

Mary’s Cup of Tea

I can easily see this book leading to further reading and discussion, with the new words and concepts presented — a plus while trying to keep readers engaged over the summer months.

By the Book

A nice summer read for students about girls who do the right thing…

4 the Love of Books

A fast moving chapter story that captures the imagination with a bit of mystery and suspense…

WV Stitcher

Donna McDine is giving you a chance to win a $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card.

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $50 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
  • This giveaway begins March 3 and ends on April 25, 2014.
  • Winner will be contacted via email.

Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Donna McDine HeadshotDonna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader, Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books ~ The Golden Pathway.

Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna’s 2013 releases of Powder Monkey and Hockey Agony and the 2014 release of A Sandy Grave will be joined by an additional book to be published by Guardian Angel Publishing, Dee and Deb, Off They Go. She writes, moms and is a personal assistant from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Children’s Literature Network, and Family Reading Partnership. 

Visit Donna online at www.donnamcdine.com or her blog at www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

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A Christmas Kindness by C. C. Gevry Virtual Book Tour Highlights


Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who has only one request for Santa, Robert is confused over what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

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A Christmas Kindness is a chapter book suitable for children in grades 2-4. It can be used to challenge your children’s reading skills as well as a family read along. Either way, it is sure to initiate discussion on what Christmas is all about.


–By the Book 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is not often that a simple children’s book can nearly bring me to tears, but this one succeeded.

–My Devotional Thoughts 

A Christmas Kindness is a short chapter book that teaches compassion, humility, love, and so much more. I read it by myself before reading it to my five-year-old, and I’m so glad I did because I had to take a break to get a tissue box.

–IE Mommy

This sweet, heartwarming story was a delight to read. It is the perfect book to read by the fire with your kids during the holidays.

–Mayra’s Secret Bookcase

This adorable story, as well as the beautiful illustrations by Caroline Mabey, will warm the heart of the stingiest of Scrooges. It’s sure to become a Christmas favorite for your family, as it has for mine.

–Lynn’s Corner 

This book has a great story and a very timely message.

–Maureen’s Musings

This was a very lovely chapter book teaches children and reminds adults the true meaning for Christmas. It captures the heart and spirit of what this season is all about in a very moving and delightful way.

–Our Families Adventure

A Christmas Kindness is a sweet and touching story that looks at the needs of others rather than ourselves, and it is a message that will touch the lives of your children and/or grandchildren. A powerful message of kindness is found within these 15 pages.

–Blooming with Books

A Christmas Kindness is a welcome introduction to giving and caring for others during the Christmas Season…This would be a great book to add to your Christmas book selections and if you do Advent in your family it might be a great introduction to a family service project.

–Classic Children’s BooksCheryl Malandrinos

C.C Gevry is the pen name for children’s author Cheryl C. Malandrinos. A Christmas Kindness is her first book with 4RV Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI. Ms. Gevry resides in Massachusetts with her husband and two young children. She also has a son who is married. Visit her online at http://ccgevry.com



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