Welcome to the web site of Angel Children Books, the home of Gretchen Archambault’s unique childrens books.  Gretchen’s books are designed to bring families together through reading. Read a story to your child, or better yet, have them read a story to you. We believe in children challenging themselves in a fun way, therefore we have also included a hidden “eye spy” in this hardcover 32 page book.

Hats, Gloves,Hot Cocoa With Love is a perfect gift for teachers, parents ( and parents to be) b-days and Christmas! Enjoy.


“Hat’s, Gloves, Hot Cocoa With Love” was recently recognized by a Contributing Editor for Bright Hub as a great tool for preschool lesson plan ideas for hot cocoa activities!

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A big “Thank You” to the Long Island area elementary school for choosing my book “Hat’s, Gloves, Hot Cocoa With Love” as their book of the month!

Have fun making the Hot Cocoa!


Front row: Sam Buck, Chapel Guarnieri, Madeleine Prevost, Casey Libonate, Alan St. Croix, Gretchen Archambault, Wendy Orazio, Marissa Smith Back row: Kevin Babineau, Steve Foley, Richard Buck, John Bruner, Kevin Visnaukis, Tom Powers, Chuck Smith

The event I sponsored this past Saturday, the Merry Rockmas Benefit Bash, raised $1,000 for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of North Middlesex Regional High School.  Not only was it a lot of fun, with some great music by both Mumblefish and Eastwood Peak, but we raised some much-needed funds for the fight against cancer.

In the picture, Alan St. Croix (a fellow sponsor) is presenting a check to student representatives of the Relay For Life while another sponsor, Chuck Smith of Life Is Local, looks on with members of the bands.

Here’s an expanded listing for the people in the photo:

Front row:

  • Sam Buck – student and Mumblefish roadie
  • Chapel Guarnieri – student representative for Relay For Life
  • Madeleine Prevost – student representative for Relay For Life
  • Casey Libonate – student chair for Relay For Life
  • Alan St. Croix – event sponsor and owner of the Pepperell Music Center
  • Gretchen Archambault – event sponsor and author of “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love”
  • Wendy Orazio – parent chair for Relay For Life
  • Marissa Smith – student representative for Relay For Life

Back row:

  • Kevin Babineau – student representative for Relay For Life
  • Steve Foley – bass player for Mumblefish
  • Richard Buck – drummer for Mumblefish
  • John Bruner – bass player for Eastwood Peak
  • Kevin Visnaukis – guitar player for Eastwood Peak
  • Tom Powers – lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Mumblefish
  • Chuck Smith – event sponsor and owner of Life Is Local

Thanks to everyone involved!


Chuck Smith, my website designer from Life Is Local, just wrote my first press release.  You can find it online at the PRlog website or here’s the text:

New Bilingual Children’s Book Available Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Self-published children’s book evokes the feelings of a New England Winters and offers a Spanish translation to help introduce young children to another language

PEPPERELL, MA – December 9, 2009 – Pepperell resident Gretchen Archambault has just self-published her first book, “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love.” Aimed at preschoolers through first graders, the book evokes all of the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of a New England Winter, and is badesigned to delight and challenge early readers with appropriate compound words and compelling visual imagery illustrated by Westford artist, Keith Rose. The book is available immediately.

“The original idea for “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love” was to create a book for both young children and adults that would stimulate the senses,” said the author. “My hope is that this book captures all of the experiences of a Winter in New England. I’ve even included a family recipe for hot cocoa that is a perfect complement when reading this book to young children around the fire.”

FrontCover_small2Alternately titled “Gorros, Guantes, Chocolate Caliente Con Amor,” Gretchen’s book is very unique because of the Spanish translation that follows along with the English text. “Since most of my family still resides in the Dominican Republic, I decided to include the Spanish translation, not only so my family could enjoy the book but to also help them learn some new English words. And, this book is a great educational tool for introducing Spanish to young children without overwhelming them, and great for Spanish departments in schools as a teaching aid.”

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