WORDS AND PICTURES      In this fun and interactive educational program, Kaldor and Gendron take an offbeat look at how the words and pictures are developed and how they support the story's ideas, and each other, in the creation of a book – with some hilarious twists along the way! Gives children new insights into the creative process behind the books they read, and promises to engage them in reading in a whole new way.

ACTS OF KINDNESS – (Angels in Action)      Children are encouraged to participate in acts of Christmas kindness in conjunction with the book The Angels on My Tree. Each child will share ideas and create and decorate an angel signifying their good deed. This program opens the way for the entire school, library, or church community to continue to participate long after the event!

HOPE AND HEALING      One in seven children lose a parent or sibling before reaching adulthood. The Angels on My Tree acknowledges their loss, and provides families a means for finding healing by reaching out to others with acts of help and kindness. In a time when children feel particularly alone, vulnerable, and powerless, this program strengthens and empowers them by giving them the means to impact their world, one tiny good deed at a time.


  • Creative and interactive
  • Tailored for different age groups
  • Entertaining and educational
  • All children will have a take-home
  • Special curriculum materials for teachers

Thanks for such a wonderful program. Lu Ann and Eve did a phenomenal job! I believe every library should have their books which are lovely and smart... I strongly recommend this program.”

                   --  Vesna Simon, Community Library Manager - Queens Public Library at Ridgewood, Queens, New York City

It was a huge success! You have created a new second grade tradition for me and I look forward to doing this every year ... You have truly inspired our class! The students love this interactive reward for each act of kindness. Thank you so much for sharing your story and reminding us what is most important in our lives.”
            --  Samantha Pozzulo, second grade teacher -- Bishop Dunn Memorial School

Past Presentations Venues Include:

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Children's Home of Poughkeepsie
  • Henry A. Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
  • Hudson Valley Community Center
  • Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
  • Queens Public Libraries
  • Sinterklaas Festival
  • Bishop Dunn Memorial School – Newburgh
  • Gayhead Elementary School – Hopewell Junction
  • Reach Out & Read Event, PS 112 – East Harlem
  • St. Denis - St. Columba School – Hopewell Junction
  • All Saints Church – Scotch Plains
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – Westfield
  • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church – Poughkeepsie
  • St. Paul's Chapel, Trinity Wall Street – NYC



Featured Indie Book of the Month

Tiny Bee Gift Co.   |   November, 2015


Angels of Light Benefit

Amenia, NY|  November 19, 2015|   6:30 - 9:30


Holiday Storytime and Reception

Barnes & Noble

Poughkeepsie, NY    |    November 28, 2015|  12:00 - 1:00 pm

Reading & Signing

St. Paul's Chapel of Trinity Wall Street

209 Broadway, New York|  November 29, 2015|  10:00 am


Member's Monday

Arts Mid-Hudson

Poughkeepsie, NY    |    November 30, 2015|  5:00 pm


Author - Illustrator Day

Bishop Dunn Memorial School

Newburgh, NY    |    December 2, 2015


Sinterklaas Festival Parade of Children Angels Project

Sinterklaas Festival

Rhinebeck, NY    |     December 5, 2015

Book Signing and Angel Ornament Product Launch

Zimmer Brothers Jewelers

Rhinebeck, NY    |     December 5, 2015


Books and Baubles

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie Benefit

Zimmer Brothers Jewelers

Poughkeepsie, NY


Children's Holiday Reading Festival

The Henry A Wallace Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Hyde Park, NY    |    December 12, 2015     2:15


Professional Reading Recording by Actress Barbara Feldon

New York, NY    |     October 13, 2015


Angels and Inspiration Author's Tea

Younglives Benefit Event

Westfield, NJ     |    October 17, 2015


National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium

(Represented by Centering Bookstore)

Portland, OR     |     July 16 – 19, 2015

– other events details pending! –



"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

                                 --William Morris (English textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist)

Today I'm putting the finishing touches on my dining room and I'm hanging a painting made even more beautiful by the story behind its delivery.

I was at HomeGoods picking up a few last minute things for our Thanksgiving celebration and I found IT--the painting my dining room was missing. It's hand painted and bold, modern and sophisticated and just what the room needed. Try as he might the sales associate couldn't fit the huge work in my tiny car. As we headed back into the store a woman who had been watching us asked where I lived. She said, "That's on my way home. If the painting fits in my car, I would be happy to bring it to your house!"

I have written a children's book encouraging families to perform acts of Christmas Kindness, but never has a stranger offered to do something so kind for me. As we slid the painting into her truck and entered my address into her GPS, I kept thinking, "Who does this?" When she closed her trunk a decal gave me the answer. Thank you Jessica Flanagan, the Marine from Missouri.

- Lu Ann

Veteran's Day Angels

Today, Veteran's Day, we acknowledge the work of the Books on Bases program of Blue Star Families. This wonderful program provides books to military families and fills the shelves of the libraries on military bases. Our Angel of the day is Ingersoll Auto, of Pawling, NY which is donating 50 copies of The Angels on My Tree to the children of military families facing separation during the holidays because of deployment. We hope it will be a source of strength for those children during the holiday season. Thanks to all who have served in the nation's military.