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Donna's Books

Title: A Sandy Grave
Category: Chapbooks for Tweens

Author: Donna M. McDine

Illustrator: Julie Hammond
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616334543; 1616334541
Softcover ISBN: 9781616334550; 161633455X
eBook ISBN: 9781616334567; 1616334568 
Price: $19.95 hard cover / $9.95 paperback / $5.00 e-book


The anticipation of summer vacation can put anyone in a great mood with the excitement of adventures to be had--especially at the beach. But what is a group of friends to do when they discover mysterious men poaching whale teeth at the beach?

  • Purple Dragonfly 2014 First Place Picture Books 6 and older
  • The Beach Book Festival 2014 Honorable Mention
  • The Story Monster Approved 2014 Award

Title: Powder Monkey
Category: Academic Wings
Author: Donna McDine
Artist: KC Snider
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616333843; 1616333847
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333850; 1616333853
eBook ISBN: 9781616333867; 1616333863

Price: $19.95 hard cover / $9.95 paperback / $5.00 e-book
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Forced into a life at sea by the Royal Navy Press Gangs, 12-year-old Tommy Kitt finds himself in a floating sea of misery. Poor living conditions and beatings occur daily. Despite his small size, Tommy must summon the courage and physical ability to prevail in a situation he cannot escape.

  • The Story Monster Approved 2014 Award

Title: Hockey Agony
Category: Chapbooks for Tweens
Author: Donna McDine
Artist: Julie Hammond
Paperback ISBN: 9781616333607; 161633360X
eBook ISBN: 9781616333614; 1616333618
Price: $9.95 paperback / $5.00 e-book

Peer Pressure and Honesty many times go hand-in-hand.  What is Larry to do when his teammate asks him to cheat when he is given the responsibility to run the clock during the big hockey game?  Outwardly, it may seem he will follow suit, but his conscious tells him otherwise at the moment of truth.

  • The Story Monster Approved 2014 Award

Title: The Golden Pathway
Author: Donna M. McDine
Genre: Children 8-12/Historical Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-61633-081-1 paperback; 978-1-61633-082-8 ebook
Publication Date: August 2010
Price: $9.95 paperback; $5.00 e-book
Be transported through time to the Underground Railroad, where high-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers the courage to defy his Pa.

Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David attempts to lead Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa.

  • Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader
  • Readers Favorite 2012 International Book Awards Honorable Mention
  • Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction
  • Preditors and Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books

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Donna is currently under contract for one more book with Guardian Angel Publishing. Publication date to be announced.