Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Gnomes have arrived!!

Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion
A Grammy Pags Story by Rhonda Paglia 
Illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim
Author, Rhonda Paglia
AKA "Grammy Pags"

Rhonda Paglia is a retired elelmentary
teacher from Pennsylvania.
Three Little Gnomes
and a Boy Named Orion

is her 4th published children's story.




Books are available: From Amazon &
From Createspace If ordering  from Createspace
 - use Discount Code: DJ4NYYKM

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rhonda Paglia, Children's Author: It's Book Birthing Day!! Yipee!!

Rhonda Paglia, Children's Author: It's Book Birthing Day!! Yipee!!: Written by Rhonda Paglia - A Grammy Pags Story Illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim They're Here!!  JOIN the Celebration!!   We'...

It's Book Birthing Day!! Yipee!!

Written by Rhonda Paglia - A Grammy Pags Story
Illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim


They're Here!!  JOIN the Celebration!!  

We've birthed 3 gnomes and a little boy!  We're so excited and want you to join in on the fun and celebration!!

So, we are giving away 3 signed copies our new book, Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion, as a BOOK BIRTH-DAY present.   To participate, just leave a comment below or join our e-mail list from today until May 11. Sorry, but we have to limit this giveaway to US mail addresses only!  

Available now: Three Little Gnomes on Amazon

Available now: Three Little Gnomes on Createspace  

MORE BOOK BIRTH-DAY PRESENTS!!  if you plan to purchase a copy of our new book, Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion, please comment below or message Rhonda on Facebook at Rhonda Paglia's Grammy Pags Stories and we will send you a special discount code for a Createspace purchase!

We're so excited!! Happy Birthday sweet little Gnomes & Orion!! 
<3 from Grammy Rhonda and Ratna

Friday, April 25, 2014

Introducing Illustrator, Ratna Kusuma Halim

Introducing Ratna Kusuma Halim, Children's Illustrator


Illustrator of:
"Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion"

Today I’m introducing the lovely illustrator of Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion.  Her name is Ratna Kusuma Halim.  She and her husband live in Indonesia with their two lovely daughters.  

Ratna has loved to draw all of her life, but when it came time to think about a career, she was told to forget about drawing and earn a degree that was useful. Ratna pushed her art work into the back corners of her mind, forgot about it, and became a civil engineer.

Interestingly, ART didn’t forget about her! After she had her children, ideas and images started tickling her mind again and were just bursting to get out! Ratna didn’t even know if she could draw anymore. But eventually, she picked up her pencils and the magic started happening. Ratna’s art is colorful, warm, soft, sweet, and lively – she has turned my "Three Little Gnomes" story into something magical!

Ratna has illustrated several e-books, including: Daiku’s New Shirt, Nine Black Ants, Talitha Loves Her Neighbor, and A Story about Two Boys. "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion" is her first book to be available in print. All 40 gorgeous illustrations for this story were created by hand and finished digitally. I can’t wait for you all to see it!! You can check out some of her other work here Ratna's Art Work and don’t forget to look at the “recycled” art! Fun!!

Author’s note: I feel like Ratna and I have been dear friends for a very long time and we’ve been holding hands half-way around the world. Working with Ratna has truly been a blessing. We need more friends around the world – we are all so much alike!  

Thank you Ratna Kusuma Halim - you have been a great blessing to me!!


To purchase "Three Little Gnomes"  
for the next 10 days - use discount code: DJ4NYYKM

Rhonda Paglia, AKA Grammy Pags, is a retired elementary and gifted support teacher from Pennsylvania. She is the author of 4 children’s books. 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

It's a BOOK BIRTH!! The Gnomes have arrived!!

Three Little Gnomes 
and a Boy Named Orion 


Written by Rhonda Paglia
Illustrated by Ratna Kusuma Halim

Our Book Birthed - tonight on Amazon and CreateSpace!

Three little gnomes live and work in Grammy's beautiful garden.  One day they realize they have a BIG . . . gnome-sized problem.  They scurry around the garden looking for the answer. No luck!  They ask their garden friends for help, but they don’t know the answer either. What should the gnomes do?  Who will help them?  Read, "Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion" and find out!




68 pages, over 40 colorful illustrations
Reading level:  Grades 2 - 3
Interest level: ages 3+

Purchase from CreateSpace
for the next 10 days - use discount code: DJ4NYYKM

Purchase from Amazon

Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary and gifted support teacher from Pennsylvania. She is the author of 4 children’s books.  

NEW WEBSITE: Rhonda Paglia, Author

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day from Grammy Pags Stories & the Gang!

From
The Little Lambs & the Very Special Mission
Story by Rhonda Paglia
Illustrations by
Rhonda Paglia & Taylor Galaska

Endorsed by:
American Institute of Health Care Professionals
Happy Earth Day everyone!!


















Love to you all,
Rhonda Paglia, "Grammy Pags Stories"
For more information:  The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission

Grammy Pags Stories Website:  Grammy Pags Stories
Amazon Author page:  Rhonda Paglia Author Page, Amazon
Grammy Pags Stories on Twitter






Monday, April 21, 2014

MAY 24, 2014 - NEW from Grammy Pags Stories

"Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion"

Story by Rhonda Paglia

Illustrations by Ratna Kusuma Halim


There's a secret world out back in Grammy's garden!  



Summary:  Imagine you are a little gnome.  You love living and working in Grammy’s beautiful garden.  You have lots of good friends and neighbors.  Life is great, until the day you realize . . . you don’t have a name!

What would you do? How would you feel? Who would you ask for help? 

Find out how three adorable gnomes with a GNOME-size problem set out to find the answer . . .  because everyone deserves a good name!

Special add on:  Recipe for “Droppin’ Time Stew”


Topics:  #Gnomes     #Gardens & Nature     #Friends     #Problem & Solution     #Hearing Impairment #Indoor / Outdoor Voices

Also by Rhonda Paglia's Grammy Pags Stories:
  • The Little Lambs and the Very Special Mission: https://www.createspace.com/4527624
  • Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue: https://www.createspace.com/4541243
  • Doonsey's Beach Adventure, the Great Rescue, Coloring and Activity Book: https://www.createspace.com/4561558 
Come visit and Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories


Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary and gifted support teacher from Hermitage, PA. She is the author of 3 children’s books.  Her 4th book, "Orion and the 3 Little Gnomes" will be released May 24, 2014. Her 5th book, "Grammy's Rockin' Color RAPalicious Rap" will be released later this year.

E-mail:  grammypags1@gmail.comWebsite:  https://sites.google.com/site/grammypagsstories/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstoriesAmazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G5X3WO2Blog:  http://rhondapaglia.blogspot.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/grammypags1

Friday, April 18, 2014

Books = brain food!! Yummy!!

Happy Easter everyone!

<3 Rhonda Paglia's Grammy Pags Stories


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter from Grammy Pags & the Gang!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's a Garden Party Book Launch - Save the Date


Monday, April 14, 2014

Gnomes, Summer, Gardens, NEW Children's story - Here's a peek: Coming - May 24, 2014

We can't wait any longer! 
Here's a mini-video peek at the newest children's story from Rhonda Paglia's 
Grammy Pags Stories: 







Three Little Gnomes and a Boy Named Orion  
Enjoy!! 
Come visit and Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories

Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary and gifted support teacher from Hermitage, PA. She is the author of 3 children’s books.  Her 4th book, "Orion and the 3 Little Gnomes" will be released May 24, 2014. Her 5th book, "Grammy's Rockin' Color RAPalicious Rap" will be released later this year.

E-mail:  grammypags1@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories
Amazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G5X3WO2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/grammypags1

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Learning to Read - Tip #3





If you and your child have created a story, as recommended in Tip #2, here is what to do next:

#1 - Purchase or make some flash cards.  3" x 5" index cards work great!  
#2 - Choose one sentence from your child's story.  
#3 - Print each word from the sentence on an index card - one word per card.  For example, if your child's sentence is, "I have a cat named Tippy," place the word "I" on one card, "have" on another card, "a" on a card, "cat" on another, etc.  For this sentence, you will end up with 6 vocabulary cards from one sentence. 
#4 - Practice pointing at each letter and sounding out each word.  
#5 - Play a flash card game with your child.  When your child is ready, flash the words to them, and every word your child recognizes, they get to keep the card.
#6 - Lay the cards out in a different order.  For example: "I have Tippy."
#7 - When you start to do this exercise, you will be surprised and amazed that your child will want you to write additional words on cards.  Example: "My" cat "is" named Tippy. Or "Tippy "is my" cat.
#8 - Continue to add words to your flash card stack.

BE PATEINT - HAVE FUN - MAKE LEARNING TO READ A GAME!!

It works and you will be amazed!  
Rhonda "Grammy Pags" Paglia
Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary 
and gifted support teacher from Hermitage, PA. 
She is the author of 3 children’s books.  
Her 4th book, "Orion and the 3 Little Gnomes" 
will be released in May 2014.
Her 5th book, "Rockin' Color RAPalicious Rap" 
will be released later this year.


E-mail:  grammypags1@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories
Amazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G5X3WO2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/grammypags1

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How do you do an online book tour?

Hi Everyone - My new children's story, with the working title, Orion and the 3 Little Gnomes, will be released this May.  I am a relatively new author.  Could someone please explain how an author does an on-line book tour?

Thank you so much for your help.

Sincerely,

Rhonda Paglia, author
"A Grammy Pags Story"

Rhonda Paglia is a retired elementary 
and gifted support teacher from Hermitage, PA. 
She is the author of 3 children’s books.  
Her 4th book, "Orion and the 3 Little Gnomes" 
will be released in May 2014.
Her 5th book, "Rockin' Color RAPalicious Rap" 
will be released later this year.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories
Amazon Author page:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00G5X3WO2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/grammypags1