Written by award-winning writer and Huffington Post contributor Kaitlin Puccio.
Illustrated by Grammy-nominated artist and art director Sarah Larnach.

Celia Kaye is a little girl who has something she thinks she needs to hide. She goes to great lengths to keep her mysterious secret concealed from her friends by becoming a master storyteller.

It is often difficult and frustrating for children to navigate food allergies and intolerances. This book is designed to help kids cope with and understand not only celiac disease, but all differences.

Kids will follow Celia Kaye on her adventures as she creates stories about her limitations using unlimited imagination.


Celia Kaye Explorer

Celia Kaye and Girl Scouts of Central Texas have teamed up to create the Celia Kaye Explorer Patch Program. Just in time for Celiac Awareness month, this program is designed to teach girls about celiac disease and other food allergies. The first 30 girls to complete all ten activities will receive a copy of “The Adventures of Celia Kaye.” Take a look!


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Watch a segment about the book on SinoVision below.


Learn about celiac disease and youth sports with author Kaitlin Puccio on raisingboys.tv.


The Adventures of Celia Kaye

Read what people think about the book here:

Generation GF Magazine
Allergic Living
Beyond Celiac
Because Gustave (in French)
Gluten-Free Fun

 

Hear Kaitlin talk about “The Adventures of Celia Kaye” on the Children’s National podcast here:

 

 Past events
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and celiac disease discussion at Children’s National’s Gluten Free Education Day
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and discussion at Seacrest Studios

MORE on the topic of celiac disease, healthy living, and lifestyle:

Kaitlin’s health and lifestyle articles have been translated into Italian, Estonian, Spanish, Finnish, Portuguese, and French.

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The Truth About Pasta (article written at the request of The Guardian) (covered by National Pasta Association’s Pasta Fits and The Daily Meal)

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Tips for Balancing Relationships When You Join the Celiac Circus (covered by Because Gustave, in French)

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The Language of Gluten-Free

Ethics of Gluten-Free

What’s So Bad About Wheat

6 Surprising Results of Going Gluten-Free

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3 Things We Can Learn About Celiac Disease From Italians

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3 Ways I’m Not the Perfect Gluten-Free Girl

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The Cost of Gluten-Free

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3 Things You Thought Would Change By Going Gluten-Free

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4 Ways Giving Up Gluten Improved My Life (covered by Iltalehti, in Finnish)

3 Misconceptions About Being Gluten-Free I Had as a Beginner (covered by Postimees, in Estonian.)

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A Guide to Gluten-Free Etiquette

MindBodyGreen

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