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Welcome to
Love Smiles

We bring moments of peace and joy to families with pediatric cancer through stories.

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Stories from Families that Spark Smiles
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Events for Family, Fun, & Fundraising
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Kids Interview Authors
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Featured Authors & Publishers
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New Authors, Publishers, & Books

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Featured Authors and Publishers 

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Talia Bailes
Workman Publishing Co.

Talia Bailes grew up dancing ballet and reading. She graduated from Cornell University in 2020 with a degree in Global and Public Health Sciences and then worked for the CDC in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently a medical student at the University of Michigan hoping to pursue a career in pediatrics. She lived in Ecuador and Colombia where she danced and read with children. Talia founded Ballet and Books in 2017 and has since led its national expansion. She believes in the power of dance as a connector across differences and believes in creating a world where every child has space to dance, learn, and grow into their fullest selves.

Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. We are also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, and Familius.

Featured Podcast

Warriors interviews authors and illustrators

Child Star

Coming Soon

Is your child a warrior who has or is fighting pediatric cancer and would be interested in interviewing an author?  Fill out our contact form below to find out more.

Coming Soon

If you're an author or illustrator willing to be interviewed please fill out the contact us form below.

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