Picture Book Dedicated to Children of Military Families
is Released Nationwide with an Online Maze Game


Los Angeles, Calif. (July 27, 2009) –  The children's picture book Charm Kids is available for purchase online at as well as Target, Barnes & Noble and other book retailers' websites.  First released in 2007, the new edition of Charm Kids is dedicated to children of military families for sharing a legacy of courage.  Author Angela Marie Hutchinson is a University of Michigan graduate and former member of The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.  Hutchinson developed the book based on the children's live-action and animated screenplay.


Charm Kids is written for the third-grade reading level, but parents, youth educators, and children of all ages will enjoy the book's uplifting and adventurous theme.  All are encouraged to visit the official Charm Kids website at  There, young fans can interact with the Charm Kids characters by playing the online maze game or singing to the music video demo.  Also, applications are now being accepted for the Charm Kids Club, which is free for kids to join.



"Charm Kids was written with wonderful sensory details, so that even if a child could not see the brightly done illustrations, they could visualize what was happening in their mind. The inner strength message that we all posses is beautifully set forth in this story."

-Andrea Polak, Elementary School Teacher


"I really liked Charm Kids because it is about sharing and being nice to others. Everyone has a charm; that is important so everyone can get along."

-Brandon, 6-year-old - First Grader


"Charm Kids is an entertaining tale with a likeable heroine and a diverse, lively crew of friends. This book encourages youngsters to identify their gifts and skills, a critical and EMPOWERING task for children."

-Debbie Taylor, Author - Sweet Music in Harlem


About the Author

Hutchinson developed the idea of Charm Kids several years ago.  While she worked as an academic director for a national computer camp and as a former girl scout leader, she was often asked the question by campers, “Why are we here...on earth?”  Hutchinson created Charm Kids as an answer to that purpose-driven life question for children.  Hutchinson earned her B.S.E. in Industrial Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Cross-Media Journalism certificate from USC.  She has written several published articles and received an International Poet of Merit Award.  Currently, Hutchinson is developing other passion projects and enjoys mentoring youth in her leisure time.  She resides in Southern California with her husband and 1-year-old son.


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