The Great Katie Kate is the first book series designed to help kids and families understand their condition and overcome their fears.


When Santa and Baby Santa get together, nothing can get in the way of making sure that every boy and girl has a very merry Christmas!


Take trips around town and to Broadway with Bambina and Mama Bee and catch the buzz of Busy Bees!


Let your mind wander through this whimsical story and ask yourself—what would you catch?


Awards & Honors

The Great Katie Kate Tackles Questions About Cancer awarded bronze award in Children’s Books category at the 2010 Gold Ink Awards.

Interviews & Features

Dr. Maitland DeLand interviewed by Maggie Linton on Sirius XM – List Below:

The Great Katie Kate series featured among “Hot Picks” in Baton Rouge Parents Magazine March 2014 issue

The Great Katie Kate Discusses Diabetes included in 5 Great Children’s Books About Type-1 Diabetes

Dr. DeLand interviewed about The Great Katie Kate and how to help children understand illness:

ParentSavers Podcast featuring Dr. Deland


Fox News: Superhero Helps Kids Deal with Cancer

Disney’s Baby Zone: What Will Surprise You About Infant and Toddler Cancers

Huffintgon Post: Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Superhero Katie Kate Helps Children in Crisis

Guests Posts by Dr. DeLand

When Diabetes Strikes: A Mother and Doctor Shares Her Personal Experience with Childhood Diabetes

Making Sure A Child’s Medical Needs Are Met During School Hours

From Serious Illness to Playtime! Maintaining A Sense of Wonderment After Your Child Falls Ill

Explaining Your Child’s Illness to School Administrators and Classmates

More Than Just The Sniffles: Going Back to School with a Serious Illness