Award-Winning Children's Authors Help Kids See a Brighter Future
Nationally recognized children's authors will come together to raise funds to support families whose children have been diagnosed with vision-related diseases.
PASADENA, CA, July 23, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Three nationally-recognized, award-winning children's authors, Hayley Rose, Danielle Leibovici and Elle Febbo will spend the afternoon engaging local children in story time - from Zach and Chloe's adventures with the Manner Monster to a lost boy who finds his way home to the inspiring journey through the ABC's of love.
Rose will read from her latest book, The Do's and Don'ts, a whimsical tale that compares and contrasts good and bad behavior using the Manner Monster; Leibovici will read, Under the Tree, the adventure of a lost boy who discovers how to get home; and, Febbo will inspire children through powerful affirmations of love with her book, What Love is...A-Z.
The three authors will donate 100% of the profits from book sales at the event to the Institute for Families, a 501(c)3 that provides counseling and support to families faced with diagnoses of diseases that impact vision.
“I have a personal connection to the Institute for Families. I was born with a vision-related impairment and had to undergo numerous eye surgeries to save my vision. The Blind Children's Center, of which the Institute for Families is founded on, was there for me and my family every step of the way with their resources, support and love. As an award-winning author, I now have the resources to give back that same love and support through this extraordinary free event for families. The money raised will supply visual aid dolls and toys to the same needed babies, children and families the center continues to support,” states Leibovici.
"We can do so much more than share the love of reading with kids," says Hayley Rose, author of The Do's and Don'ts. "We can also show them the importance of giving back and supporting their community at the same time.”
The free family event is being hosted at the Pasadena Central Library (285 E. Walnut Street) in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium on Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 pm. There will also be hands-on activities for the children and giveaways.
About the Authors
Hayley Rose - Multi-award-winning author, Hayley Rose, grew up in the beach side town of Pacific Palisades, California, to a family of visual artists. In 2002 she released her first children s book, Fifo When I Grow Up, followed by the #1 best-seller, Fifo 50 States in 2010. In 2012 Hayley was selected as one of "The Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading" by the AuthorsShow.com. Hayley is dedicated to writing fun, educational and inspiring books for children through her brand, Inspire Me by Hayley Rose. In 2013 she decided to branch out with a new series featuring a new set of characters, Zach, Chloe and Louis, the Manner Monster. Her new book, The Do's and Don'ts was released in September 2013 and has already received honors from the Readers Favorite Awards along with the Mom’s Choice Awards. Her next book in the new series, Today I Feel Emotion is scheduled to be release in September 2014.
Before writing children's books, Hayley had been working in entertainment business management for over 15 years, specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many "A list" musicians including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Candlebox just to name a few. Hayley hopes to one day soon release an album of children's songs.
Hayley is currently a member of the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators, The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, Independent Book Publishers Association and the Arizona Authors Association. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her dog, Blanche.
Hayley's Book: The Do's and Don'ts
The Do’s and Don’ts is a whimsical lesson book aimed at teaching young readers the difference between good and bad behavior/etiquette. In the book Zack and Chloe go from being manner monsters to well-behaved children as they provide samples of typical scenarios that not only young children encounter but can relate to. For example, Zack becomes a Manner Monster when he loses a game, kicking and pouting like a poor sport. In contract, good behavior is then modeled depicting Zack congratulating the winning team. Unlike other etiquette books for children that tell a story or just communicate positive behavior, The Do’s and Don’ts compares and contrasts between good and bad behavior. Simply, yet colorfully displayed, are examples of inappropriate behavior and decisions young children may display followed by behavior and decisions that are more socially accepted. Each compare and contrast anecdote is set in the same scene so that young readers can instantly see the differences between good and poor behavior.
Danielle Leibovici is a licensed marriage family therapist, award-winning author, writer, and speaker who works with children, adults, couples and families. She is one of the Author Show’s 50 Writers You Should Be Reading. Danielle has been an invited guest on television and radio shows including WAVY News at Noon, The Hampton Roads Show, The Renee Hand Children’s Authors Show and Voice America .Danielle’s passion is to help children and adults feel more whole through laughter and shared human experience.
Danielle is launching her multi award-winning, international selling Under the Tree Children's Book Series as a grow-with-me children’s series for ages 4-8. The series inspires and connects children and adults with universal life lessons. Titles include; If You Love Me So Much, Under The Tree and With You Always. Her experiences gained as a parent and psychotherapists have set the foundation for this innovative series. Danielle is attuned to what children respond to, and knows what parents are looking for in high-quality children's picture books. Each beautifully and realistically illustrated story is accompanied by activities and questions to help keep the conversation going. Her upcoming fourth book in the series is called Waiting for Emma (A Story for Siblings and Families with Babies in the NICU) and will be available fall, 2014. This already award-winning title has been specifically written as a gentle and supportive children’s book for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit families. Danielle Is also working on her first screen-play, a “hook you in” romantic comedy loosely based on real events from her life.
With a powerful visual presentation, Danielle speaks to children on the life lessons from her books including understanding love, understanding loss, and the power of perspective. She has also done life-changing psycho-educational groups for adolescents and adults on personal development, breaking away from addiction, and finding personal fulfillment. Danielle also includes the utilization of improve in her work, which helps individuals change their perspective and even ”find the funny.” She resides with her husband and children in Norfolk, VA.
Danielle's Book: Under the Tree
Imagine a boy wakes up under a tree thinking he is lost, only no one seems able to help him on his way.
This enchanting tale will appeal to any child or adult who has ever found themselves in an unfamiliar place. Come along on the boy’s big adventure and see just how he discovers before he can come home.
Elle Febbo - Elle Febbo is a former foster child, turned best selling, award-winning author, producer of the Emmy acknowledged, "Project: Forgive", keynote speaker, globally published journalist, leader in business and child advocate. Her acclaimed children’s book, What Love Is A-Z , recently honored by the Film Advisory Board for excellence in children and family literature, is used as a tool for service and fundraising, opening doors for awareness and funds to be raised for children's charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, CCHR Florida, Orangewood Children's Foundation, Royal Family KIDS, and the list goes on.
Elle is a volunteer with the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, The Orange County Dept of Education Foster Youth Services, the Juvenile Probation Dept., Royal Family KIDS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The LA Mission, the Teen Leadership Foundation, LAUSD, and Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California.
Her workshops, seminars and lectures are designed to take business leaders, authors and entrepreneurs to the next level in business through service and collaboration, with the message that anything is possible when the like-minded and like-hearted come together to make it happen. Elle reaches the masses through radio, television, and from stages everywhere, inspiring thousands around the world to live and work from the heart for a more rewarding, and spiritually accomplished life experience.
Elle Febbo's Book: What Love is A-Z
A colorful and inspiring journey for children through the ABCs of LOVE. Inspirational and thought provoking, this simple, yet powerful and affirmative story, serves as a reminder that Love is the answer, and that the language of Love is Universal.
About the Institute for Families
Institute for Families provides consultation and therapy for families whose child is suffering from a devastating illness. Our goal is to meet families soon after they receive the diagnosis, either in person or over the telephone. We provide nationwide assistance and understand the importance of reaching out to families during this difficult time, wherever they might be.
Institute for Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All of our services are provided at no cost to families and professionals, with funding provided by private donations. No federal funding is given.