Denise Mistich

Denise is an author as well as spiritual mentor to many people. She writes from her heart to help little ones find their way in life.

Apr 252013

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is coming and I hope you are planning something wonderful for your mom.  Me? My mom is gone now and I will spend the day in memory of her.

This is not meant to bring you down. It is meant to lift you up to a place where you understand the gift you have and be thankful. Or perhaps forgive. Parents are people too, you know.

Moms are different. There’s the traditional mom who cooks, cleans and sews. There’s the mom who roller blades and plays ball with her kids in the backyard. There is the mom who prays for her children diligently. There are children who pray for their moms.

Regardless, she is Mom. Buy a card. Do the dishes. Pick a rose.

Above all else, tell her you love her.

“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” - Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

“Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)


Margery Phelps’ article on how to be a good parent is an amazingly inspiring piece. The perfect read for Mother’s Day.

There are lots of poems for Mother’s Day on

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Apr 232013

Book Review - The CreationThe Creation, by Janice D. Green looks like a wonderful teaching tool for children of all ages. To be quite honest, I haven’t read this one. I have, however, read Janice’s articles. She teaches well and accurately. Her articles are generally written just the way I like them, straight to the point.

More importantly, she has a passion for teaching little ones the word of God.

While I can’t give the book a  rating, I can rate the author top notch and I recommend you view her work for yourself. I know you will find something uplifting for you and your family.

Learn more about The Creation at Honeycomb Adventures Press.


24 pages
for families with children age 4-12 or Christian education
ISBN 978-0-9836808-0-2

Apr 222013

Book Review on Find the Animal

I recently reviewed this delightful book for an interview on a Christian radio station. I liked it so much, I had to share it with you.

God Made Something Strong is part of the Find the Animal Series, by Penny Reeves.

This delightful book teaches children, in a way they will understand and enjoy,  that God’s love is bigger than they can imagine. Even bigger than an elephant!

I have to give it 4.5 stars for the message it teaches. Add the fun, colorful and interactive illustrations and it’s a great find. Not to mention, the price is right!

Learn more about Penny Reeves and her wonderful books for kids. 



  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus (August 29, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857927710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857927719
Apr 152013

We are partnering with WNAH radio in Nashville to help show and tell kids about Jesus, loving each other and eating healthy foods.

We want kids everywhere to enjoy stories that are sure to enrich them — both spiritually and physically. Our latest books, “True Love for Me?” and “Mighty-Me and the Rainbow Plate” will be showcased on the air in the upcoming weeks. Tune your station to 1360 am.

Parents, you have a big job! We want to help by feeding your children with good nutrition for their minds and their bodies!

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Apr 132013

Kid Lit Giveaway Hop Sign-Ups

I made a trip to the public library yesterday. Yes, it’s still there with shelves of books lining the walls and filling the aisles. Information, free and tangible!

Yes, I said tangible. Something I can touch, feel, hold in my hands, turn the pages…and read.

I do a fair job at staying in touch with technology. I have epub and mobi files here and there. But I’m not letting go of my paperbacks and hardcover books. No. No. No. I need them. You need them and more importantly, your kids need them.

In celebration of Children’s Book Week, we’re entering the Kit Lit Giveaway Hop to offer our readers a chance to win free books. To have and to hold…

The blog hop is sponsored by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews, two wonderful blogs dedicated to literacy.

The giveaway takes place May 13 through 19. Stay tuned for a chance to win prizes from authors, bloggers and other online businesses across the net.

Our giveaway is a paperback copy of The Great Majestic Fortress and a $10 credit toward a Kids Book Group book of your choice.

Of course, you can always download our free coloring book, Harmony’s House, a storybook to color and for a limited time, a free copy of True Love for Me?

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Bloggers, Authors, Others, want to join?

What is a blog hop? 

A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.
When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the
exact same list appears on each blog.Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list.
The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can “HOP” from blog
to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!

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Apr 102013

rue Love for Me Essay ContestWe are celebrating the release of  our latest book, True Love for Me?with our very first, annual True Love for Me? Essay Contest.

  • Children ages 7 through 10 can enter by writing 3-5 paragraphs on the topics outlined below.
  • First prize wins $50 in merchandise.
  • Deadline to enter is April 30th, 2013, so grab your pencil!
  • Entry is free.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by a submission form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Essays should be handwritten, in English. (Can be scanned and emailed.)

Download and print submission requirements and necessary information here.

Purpose of Essay Contest

April is National Child Abuse Awareness month and the timing of this release is perfect. So many children are hurting and this book with fun rhyme and colorful illustration teaches,  “There is true love for every child, everywhere.” It also teaches children they can help each other.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reveals alarming statistics in their reporting system. For example, “In 2010, U.S.state and local child protective services (CPS) received an estimated 3.3 million reports of children (43.8 per 1,000) being abused or neglected.” It is heartbreaking to say the least.

We may not be able to stop the abuse ourselves. But we can help mend broken hearts and end cycles of abuse as a community. Children can play a major role in that effort.

Essay Contest Topics

With that in mind, The True Love for Me? Essay Contest is designed to encourage children to notice good family values, friendship and love expressed in the home or classroom.  Once they’ve written about it, they can share it with others.

Participants must submit three to five paragraphs on how they know they are loved by one specific individual. It can be their mom, dad or anyone else who plays an important role in their life.

Note: Parents and teachers are welcome to offer advice in following the submission guidelines, but no assistance in writing please. Submissions will not be returned. Family members of Kids Book Group authors are excluded.  Children must be residents in the US or Canada. Submission must be handwritten, in English.

Here Comes the Judge

Kids Book Group authors will review all submissions. The top three participants will receive a free copy of True Love for Me? and their essays will be published by Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day, 2013 on Kids Book Group website and various social media outlets. The first prize winner will receive  a $25.00 gift certificate from and $25.00 worth of merchandise from Apple Pie Books.

Let’s Get Started

Everybody can make a difference and every author has to start somewhere. Children are encouraged to do both by writing for a good cause in the True Love for Me? Essay Contest.