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Product Details

  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (August 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161633312X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616333126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #897,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lori M. Jones resides in Pittsburgh, PA and released her first children's book, RILEY'S HEART MACHINE, in the fall of 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing. Her second children's book, CONFETTI THE CROC, will be out in the spring of 2014 and her first novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, is being released by Soul Mate Publishing in the summer of 2014. Her flash fiction pieces have placed in several contests and both novels have received awards in first chapter contests. Lori is a mother of two young daughters. Her youngest daughter's heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine. Some of the proceeds from the book benefit The Children's Heart Foundation that funds research to end congenital heart defects. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children's Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She is traveling to schools and libraries delivering talks about the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine and how we can all embrace what makes us special. Lori enjoys rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins and participating in 5Ks.

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The bright colors and cute artwork fit story very well.
Kim Pierson
Thank you, Ms. Jones, for creating awareness in such a unique and creative way and for helping the Children's Heart Foundation at the same time!
Carolyn Menke
I highly recommend this book for kids who have anxieties about discussing illnesses or differences with their peers.
Natalya S.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Menke on September 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
My three children and I love Riley's Heart Machine and the special message it conveys. We're eager to attend a book signing so we can have our copies autographed. We plan to donate copies to the school and share this wonderful story with our friends and family. Thank you, Ms. Jones, for creating awareness in such a unique and creative way and for helping the Children's Heart Foundation at the same time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Champs R Us on June 11, 2013
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My daughter has Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Given that her condition is rather rare, it is difficult to find literature appropriate for her age level. When we got this book, I read it to my daughter, who is ten years old. She really enjoyed it, even though the main character had a different condition, my girl felt that she could relate to her. The pictures were really nice and the storyline was simple and understandable for even the youngest of listeners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Natalya S. on September 28, 2012
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When I told my daughter about Riley's Heart Machine, she wanted to read it immediately, because she was unaware of a heart pacemaker and had many questions. She is ten, and at an age when she is curious about her own body and image as well as those of her friends. She felt sad for the girl who is the central character, but felt good about her being able to discuss her secret with her friends. I highly recommend this book for kids who have anxieties about discussing illnesses or differences with their peers. The book will help others to learn that even though someone may have differences, they are able to live a normal life and be accepted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet Ann Collins on September 19, 2012
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This charming picture book is about a girl who has always kept her difference a secret from her friends, but she finally dares to share about her pacemaker at a show and tell time in her class. To her surprise the other kids find the "heart machine" and the story of how she got it fascinating.The book is encouraging to all kids who feel different.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LoriR on September 14, 2012
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Riley's Heart Machine should be a must-have for any child dealing with a pacemaker. All children will be able to relate to Riley's anxiety about revealing her "secret", and will be able to relate to her story. I also love that proceeds from the book will benefit the Children's Heart Foundation. Highly recommend this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Boys on September 11, 2012
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My boys and I LOVED this book! It is a sweet story with a powerful message for all children. Riley faced her biggest fear of telling her friends about her secret with such courage. The takeaway lesson for my boys was that often times when you face your fears in life (especially when you might be different from your friends)that you will be stronger than you were before. Thanks for writing such a sweet and lovely book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 7, 2012
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I read this story to my brothers and we all love how much courage Riley has! She inspires us all!
We love Riley!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lar lar lar on September 7, 2012
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Whether your child has a heart defect or not, this heart warming story reflects the courage and strength of living with a pacemaker while enlightening all readers to understand the unique and special lives of those who live with this amazing secret. Everyone should read this wonderful story and be open like children to other peoples special and unique lives. A story for all ages!
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