Prizes Galore and More!

Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree

Hello Kidsbook Friends,

Isaac’s Website:

Isaac has been busy visiting schools, shops, and bookstores these past few months. Check out his journey on my new website & enjoy pictures of kids that he’s met along the way!

Books Bring Friends Together: Confetti Balloons, Coloring, and Connecting Kids

Isaac’s Blog Tour:

I’m also thrilled to introduce you to 24 AMAZING BLOG SITES over the next 14 days and give you multiple opportunities to earn PRIZES such as GIFT CARDS from some of your favorite places: AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLE.

Come meet NEW FRIENDS and earn PRIZES!

Your Friend,

Angela Henderson

Follow our Blog Tour for Multiple Chances to Win Prizes!

Blog Tour, Prize Entries

Come Travel with Isaac:

Blog Stops

A Baker’s Perspective, May 2

By The Book, May 2

Among the Reads, May 3

cultivating us, May 3

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 4

Reflections From My Bookshelves, May 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 5

Mary Hake, May 5

For Him and My Family, May 6

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, May 6

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 7

Blogging With Carol, May 7

Lighthouse Academy, May 8

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae, May 8

Pause for Tales, May 9

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, May 9

Inspiration Clothesline, May 10

Reading Themes, May 10

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 11

Texas Book-aholic, May 11

Have A Wonderful Day, May 12

janicesbookreviews, May 12

A Reader’s Brain, May 13

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 13

Older & Smarter?, May 14

Creating Romance, May 14

Inklings and notions, May 14

Aryn, the Libraryan, May 15

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, May 15

The Becca Files, May 15

Putting our Heads Together to Make Magical Moments

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to Our Kidsbook Friends,

Our family has put our hearts, hands and heads together to bring you JOY in the JOURNEY of living life looking for magical moments. As we’ve been inspired through beautiful books, blogs, and blessings, we’ve tried to post what may bring delight to your family.

This holiday season as we celebrated good Friday and await Easter Sunday, my kiddos and I are reminded of the message that Isaac shares with all of us:

 “Even when the magic seems gone, always remember to look for the rainbow.”

These past ten years has carried many storms for us in the forms of losses with my mother passing from cancer in 2010 and the close of a thirteen-year-marriage in 2014 with the father of my beautiful children. The message that I write in my children’s book is straight from our hearts as we’ve learned the beauty of making magical moments even when hope seems gone. HOPE always remains.

Whatever sorrows and joys you and yours are experiencing right now, may you too remember what the poet shares in Psalm 30:5,

“Weeping may endure for a night,
BUT joy comes in the morning.”

Happy Easter to you all.

Sincere Love,

Angela Henderson

Putting our hearts, hands, & heads together to inspire others.


Joy after Weeping, Victory from the Cross, Light through Darkness

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The Story Behind the Story . . . Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree

Meet Isaac.

We love our Kidsbook Friends friends, YOU! Our greatest hope is that Isaac will become your friend too as you read about his adventures through the seasons with his magical sugar maple tree.

The Story Behind the Story

Our first book, Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree, is more than children’s book to our family:
It’s a journey. An adventure. A risk.

… A story written between the hard times of losing my mom to cancer and us entering unforeseen storms in our family— a writing that continues to bring a rainbow to our lives.

Christian, age 6, drawing Isaac’s tree for the talent show.


Every one had a hand in the project! (Andrew, 8 months)

Tori (age 4), a constant creative energy source!

Christian developed as much perseverance as he did creativity doing this project!

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New Friend for the New Year . . . Introducing Isaac!

Happy New Year “Kidsbook Friends” Friends,

We hope that you’ve made many new friends this year in the stories that have bedazzled you, made you laugh, and beckoned you to read them again and again. I’ve found many “kindred spirits” this year such as: Juliet and Elizabeth (“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”— Yes, that’s really the title!), Liesel (“The Book Thief”), Claire (“The Son”) . . .  and my kiddos have befriended Percy Jackson, Hermione, Anne (with an E), Fletcher (Julia Rawlinson’s fox), Lizzy (Elisa Kleven’s “Apple Doll” girl), and Hedgie (Jan Brett’s hedgehog) to name a handful.

Our hope this new year is to introduce you and many others to a
in our first published children’s book

We are THRILLED to announce that WhiteFire Publishing Company is releasing our book January 15th, 2019!

Please check it out as it just became available for pre-order on Amazon:

Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree.Hardcover on Amazon

Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree.Paperback on Amazon


Isaac loves the sugar maple in his yard, and he can’t help but feel bad for it when its branches are winter-bare. He decides to give it a gift…and is surprised when the tree returns the favor in the new morning snow, presenting him with balls of…ice cream!

But how long can the magic last with spring on the horizon?

This magical exploration through the colors of the rainbow, the days of the week, and some of our favorite fruits is sure to delight readers of all ages!

The Story Behind the Story 
. . .

I say “our book” because my firstborn son, Christian, inspired me with the idea in the first place when he sketched a tree with an ice cream scoop on top . . . I’m excited to share this story, our publication journey and a few sneak peaks of illustrations by Rachael Koppendrayer with you in upcoming posts.

Thank YOU Friends for taking this journey with us!

Angela Henderson
Christian (12.5), Victoria (10.5) & Andrew (7)





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The Bed Ate My Sock!

“Where is your sock?”
“My bed ate it,” Johnny said.

Are we the only family that has “sock issues?” Yes, sock issues. You know, when you put 20 socks into the washer and dryer and somehow come out with 17 . . . and since the original 20 that went in didn’t even totally match since my kiddos lost several already, the 17 come out even more “odd”?!

Honestly, it’s so bad in our house that we thought of an invention to take on Shark Tank (our dream show) called “The Sock Lock” to help with this problem! We are that bad.  Anyone else?! 

When we read Cindy Rodella-Purdy’s book The Bed Ate My Sock, we immediately read it again and again . . . The creative approach she takes to a young boy misplacing his sock and the mother urging him to find it begins his imaginative adventure of searching all around his bedroom. He “calls in” the detectives, firefighters, dragons, pirates and more to help him search—but still no sock! Yes, he has quite an imagination and maybe not one that we moms always appreciate at the time. The ironic ending makes the book memorable and humorous. Cindy’s art work adds magic to her story. 


What a perfect gift idea to pair the book with a pair of socks!

Cindy is one of my favorites to follow on social media as she posts a cartoon-like-drawing daily that is delightful! She is an illustrator, designer, writer, and programmer.

Check her out at:

Dallas Friends, If you’d like to kick off your Thanksgiving family fun in a creative way, check this event out:

Join us at the Goldmark Cultural Center for a November Art Walk on Saturday, November 17, from 12-4pm. 
This event is free and open to the public.
1399 Goldmark Drive
Dallas TX 75240
Close to i-75 and 635
Cindy Rodella-Purdy will be joining her artist friends in Studio 141. Come by and do some holiday shopping. 
There will be jewelry, paintings, books and much more!
She’ll be doing a book signing with her recent book. “The Bed Ate My Sock!” 
First 18 customers get a free pair of kids socks with the purchase of a book! Makes a great holiday gift!



SCBWI North Texas Conference

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