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- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida & Books by Kids Foundation Launch Florida Blue Young Authors Contest
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- Jax Family Spells It Out For Readers
- Parent & Child Magazine
- Books by Kids Releases Jacksonville A-to-Z
-Introducing Chattanooga from A to Z!

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Tampa Bay from A to Z!
Congratulations to Noelle Schneider, winner of the Florida Blue Young Authors Contest! Special thanks to patients of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and All Children's Hospital for the beautiful illustrations and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida’s Florida Blue for making the book possible. In stores August 2011!
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Art with a Heart for Children
Art with a Heart for Children is a non-profit organization that provides personalized fine art experiences for critically ill hospitalized children.
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About Books by Kids™

Why We Do It | Our Beliefs

The Books by Kids Foundation is a Florida-based non-profit organization that facilitates the production of children’s books that are written and illustrated by kids in select communities. The A to Z Series® is the first in a series of books to be launched by BooksbyKids.com. In the Our City from A to Z Series®, local students and hospitalized children create a book that is sold in each community to raise funds for area non-profit organizations. Each page of the book describes a city landmark, characteristic or historical figure beginning with each letter of the alphabet. The books are written by local students and illustrated by hospitalized children. Each book is hardback, full-color with a glossy cover wrap and reflects the beauty of each city through the eyes of local children. A minimum of 5,000 books are published and distributed per market.


Photo courtesy of Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Jacksonville, FL

In cities where there is a corporate sponsor, BooksbyKids.com will contribute 100 percent of the net sales proceeds (after all expenses) to local child-based non-profit organizations.

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Why We Do It

  • Enhances the lives of sick children
  • Promotes literacy and the arts in targeted markets
  • Educates young readers and inspires young writers
  • Motivates, inspires and benefits children
  • Raises funds for local non-profit organizations
  • Creates a unique marketing opportunity for sponsors/donors
  • Fosters teamwork and pride among the students, families, facilitators
    and patients
  • Creates great exposure for the participating students, schools, hospitals and
    other non-profit organizations
  • Creates a tangible legacy product
  • Teaches children about the beauty of philanthropy
  • Promotes recreational and cultural assets throughout a community
  • Builds tourism within a specific community
  • Teaches children entrepreneurial skills
  • Enhances civic pride

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Our Beliefs

  • Art can play an important role in healing children’s bodies and spirit.
  • KIDS can be philanthropists!
  • When children create something for public display and/or purchase, they achieve a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • Children learn best through “hands-on” activities
  • Children can learn from other children.
  • All communities have interesting characteristics and assets, which can be promoted to help the community at large.
  • Learning about the assets of a community boosts civic pride.
  • BooksbyKids.com can provide a unique marketing vehicle for local attractions and facilities.
  • BooksbyKids.com can provide great exposure for the participating sponsors and non-profit organizations.
  • Books created by BooksbyKids.com creates a great legacy for local children, particularly those who are sick and vulnerable.
       
 
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