Spotlight and Giveaway on Three Fantastic Children’s Books

Looking for a great book to share with the kiddos? Check out Stephanie Sorkin’s children’s books, Chocolate Shoes with Licorice Laces, Frenemy Jane: The Sometimes Friend and Nutley The Nut-Free Squirrel. They are all absolutely adorable, humorous and beautifully illustrated.

My boys and I have been rotating them at night and they have brought up great conversations on using your imagination, being a good friend and understanding food allergies.

Nutty The Nut-Free Squirrel

At the end of each book it offers a recipe to bake a special treat with your little ones. Stephanie even includes ways of making it allergy-free. If this wasn’t enough, she has a portion of the proceeds go to charities that support children, such as Soles4Souls and FARE.

About the AuthorStephanie Sorkin

Stephanie Sorkin lives in New York with her husband and three children. She is a member of the SCBWI and spends her time visiting schools to discuss the writing process and joys of reading.

Learn more about Stephanie on her site, and follow her on Twitter.

Stephanie Sorkin Giveaway

We will be giving away all three of her books to one lucky winner!

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Good Luck! Winner will be chosen 8/5/15


Child Life Spotlight and Giveaway from Patty Weiner

Week one of Child Life Month and we continue to celebrate with a spotlight and giveaway. I am excited to introduce Patty Weiner, a colleague and mentor of mine in the child life community. 

pattyPatricia Weiner is a mother and grandmother whose career spans over thirty-five years as a child life specialist and educator. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and has many years of experience as a teacher; educating and supporting young children, parents and medical professionals (including doctors, residents, nurses and nursing students). Patty is presently an educational consultant to The Making Headway Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with brain and spinal cord tumors and their families.

Patty worked as the Director of Child Life and Education Services at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center. At the hospital, Patty initiated many new programs including Reach Out and Read , CCTV (closed circuit TV) bringing fun and recreation to patients at the beside, hospital- based school, a Family Resource Center and a children’s library. Patty was an advocate for Project DOCC: Delivery of Chronic Care, a medical education program developed and taught by parents to educate others about chronic illness and its impact on children, families and communities. Patty was the founding Director of the Master’s Degree program in Child Life at Bank Street College of Education. She served as a faculty member and co-created numerous courses, including a NICU course, which is near and dear to her heart. She continues to serve as a mentor and advisor to Bank Street graduate students.

Over the years, Patty has received numerous service awards for her work. She has been a featured guest lecturer at hospitals, parent groups and organizations, presenting at professional forums on topics including educational advocacy, parenting skills, comfort care for infants and young children, coping techniques for doctor or hospital visits and family-centered care. She has published chapters in books, professional journal articles and a previously published guide-book for parents to learn how to support their children through doctor and healthcare visits. Patty has served on various boards, including Starlight Children’s Foundation, Advisory Board for Child Life at Bank Street College of Education, and the Steering Committee of Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center.

pwlogohalfborderIf  you would like to contact Patty, you can email her at or at 212- 828 – 3927.

Patty’s recently published book, Taking Your Child to the Doctor or the Hospital: Helpful suggestions and practical tips to make your child’s visits more comfortable is an impressive and helpful book to teach and support parents and young children on the topic of visiting the doctor or hospital. Purchase your copy today through Amazon and a portion of the proceeds will support children and families in need.

Patty Weiner Giveaway

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Good Luck! The winner will be notified on 3/7/15

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Children’s Book Giveaway: But Why? Lupus

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Kicking off Child Life Month with our fist giveaway!

Get a chance to win a copy of Alexis C. Rizzuto’s children’s book, But Why? Lupus

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Good Luck! The winner will be notified on 3/4/15

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