Monday, December 16, 2013


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. As you rush around doing your last minute shopping, remember that books make ideal gifts for your young friends and family members. I'd like to recommend a couple that are winners.

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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Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

About the Author:
Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.
Visit Cheryl online at and the Little Shepherd book blog at

Happy Reading!


  1. Books for Christmas are such a nice treat! I love surprising my family with books I have selected for them! Thanks for sharing these. :)

    Merry Christmas to you!

  2. How adorable! I'm wishing Cheryl success with her books, in addition to a happy and healthy holiday season! :-)

  3. I've been wrapping gifts today, Jess. Yep, books. My family knows what they'll be getting. :)

  4. Cheryl writes lovely picture books, Lexa.

    Merry Christmas to you and Jess and Cheryl and everyone that reads this post.

  5. Thanks for the recommendations.

    Books do make fantastic gifts.

  6. Yes, Medeia, and they last forever, well, most of the time, unless the little ones decide to make paper dolls or coloring books out of them. :)

  7. I like giving books as Christmas presents. It's fun to see a child get all excited when they start to read a book you've given them.

  8. Yes, it is, Susanne. And a book gets them away from the TV and games for a while. :)

  9. I agree, Kelly. I've wrapped a bunch this year for grown kids, grandkids and greatgrands.

  10. Thanks for all the comments and good wishes everyone. What a nice surprise to have you featuring my book at your blog, Bev. I greatly appreciate it.

    Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

  11. My pleasure, Cheryl. Your books are just right for young readers. I wanted to let everyone know. Merry Christmas.