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

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

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!

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



Awards & Honors

Baby Santa and the Gift of Giving received the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Award for Children’s Picture Books. Learn more about the Mom’s Choice Awards.

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

Interviews & Features

Katie Kate’s Be a Hero! book featured in Louisiana State Medical Society’s Membership News September 2014 Issue

Dr. DeLand shows her book “The Great Katie Kate Tackles Questions About Cancer” to Robin Roberts of ABC’s Good Morning America.


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

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

Children, Have No Fear, The Great Katie Kate is Here

Dr. DeLand In the Media

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

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

Dr. Mary Maitland DeLand, speaks at the 2010 National Cancer Survivors Day celebration at the Lafayette Hilton and Towers:

Guest 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