Spring into Kindness

Wishing you a Happy Spring ~ and a world full of kindness for everyone! Updates and peeks at the Kindness Kids Project. #KindnessMatters

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Crocus - Feb. 23 2018Happy early Spring from Grammy Pags! 

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunnier days.

I was so excited to see these little crocus babies with their heads peeking up out of the garden mulch today.  I think it’s the earliest ever – February 23! Spring is coming!! Yippee!!

The Kindness Kids Project ~ just about ready to go!

im-a-kindness-kid-smallerI love art and writing by kids!  I love their colorful drawings.  I love the words they use and how they express themselves.  I also love that kids create from their hearts.  When I taught elementary school, my students would write and illustrate stories for me.  These projects were some of my favorites.  Of course, I never kept them, because they were graded and returned to the kids, but oh how I wish I had some of those stories today!

Aubrey KThe Kindness Kids Project has been lots of work, but a ton of fun too.  I’m very excited about this project, and I love how it’s a vehicle for the kids to shine and focus on kindness through their art and words.

For a short time, a “Sample” of the Kindness Kids Project Book” is available at: Kindness Kids Book – Sampler

Kindness Kids Book fun facts:

  • I received 318 entries
  • From kids ages 5 -17
  • Entries came from: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut.
  • The project has taken almost 2 years to complete
  • The book will be full color with about 72 page
  • I tried to use as many entries, or parts of entries, as possible
  • I can’t pick a favorite – I love them all, but the one about “the brittle old Grandmother” made me laugh out loud. 🙂Brittle old grandmother
  • Book release date will be mid-April.
  • As I compiled the entries, I discovered that they started to fall into specific categories, so that’s how I’ve divided up the book.  A few categories are: how the Carry , gr 2 - animalsKindness Kids show kindness to others, to animals, and to the Earth.  Some of the kids had “advice” to share about kindness.  Some of the kids defined kindness, and I even received “Letters to Kindness” from the Lowellville, OhioKindness like catch 6th graders.  Super cool!

This has been such a fun project for me. My hope is that readers will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed working on it.  I’ll keep you updated on the final release date.

Morgan D - giving food to homeless

FINALLY – I am happy to announce:  Proceeds from the sale of the “Kindness Kids Book” will be donated to a local, Mercer County, PA school for their weekend backpack program.  I haven’t decided which school will receive the funds, but I’ll keep you posted.

I love kindness - Anthony M.Thanks for so much for stopping by.  Wishing you Happy Spring ~ and a world full of kindness for everyone!

#KindnessMatters #KindnessMatters #KindnessMatters

Fondly, Rhonda Paglia ~ Grammy Pags Stories for Kids

 

A “Sample” of the Kindness Kids Project Book is now available on Amazon:  Kindness Kids Book – Sampler

 

Other books by Rhonda Paglia:

Rhonda Paglia books – Amazon

Rhonda Paglia books – Barnes & Noble

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Author: Rhonda Paglia, Children's Author

In a former life, Rhonda Paglia was an elementary teacher with the Hermitage (PA) School District. Third and fourth grades were her favorite grades to teach. Now Rhonda writes stories for kids – and the young at heart. To date, she has authored 17 published books, and many unpublished stories that she has written with and for her grandchildren. Rhonda and her husband, Tony, have three grown children, five grandchildren, and a little pup named Bella. "Grammy Pags," as she is called, yoga, tap dancing, gardening, and of course, writing stories for kids! Ms. Paglia is a member of SCBWI, PennWriters, and WestPA Authors. Visit Grammy Pags Stories at: www.rhondapagliaauthor.com or www.grammypagsstories.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/grammypagsstories Twitter: Rhonda Paglia @grammypags1

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