RWYK Welcomes Back RWYK Great Read Authors, Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein

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In Conversation with RWYK Certified Great Read Authors, Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein

Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) by [Orlinsky, Lori]Reading with Your Kids Fun Summer Reads PromotionGorillas' Night Out by [Goldstein, Faith]


Hey there,

Today, we’re absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to talk to not just one but two of our RWYK Certified Great Read authors, Lori Orlinksy & Faith Goldstein!

Listen in as Lori & Faith have a heart to heart conversation with Jed about their picture books, the inspiration for writing for children and share some of their thoughts on the benefits of reading with your kids. Lori also explains how Being Small is sure to help young readers understand that being short is not that bad after all. Be sure to join in for all the fun!



Learn more about Faith Goldstein

Faith Goldstein, debut picture book author of “Gorillas' Night OutFaith Goldstein’s debut picture book, “Gorillas’ Night Out,” published by Indigo River Publishing, was released in January, 2019.

Prior to becoming an author, Faith was a Kindergarten teacher. After having her second child, she decided to pursue her dream of writing children’s books.

“Gorillas’ Night Out” is an award-winning book, having been recognized as a Gold Medal winner in the Mom’s Choice Awards for children’s books. Additionally, it is 5-star reviewed by Readers’ Favorite.

Faith loves making author visits to schools and preschools, where she gets the opportunity to be back in the classroom, sharing Gorillas’ Night Out with students.

In her spare time, Faith loves spending time with her two highly energetic sons, Brandon (11) and Max (6).

Faith plans on writing more children’s books in the future.


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More about Lori Orlinsky

Lori OrlinskyLori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book author, freelance writer, and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training and is an ambassador for the PACER’s National Bullying Center. At 5″1, she wishes her book “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” was around while she was growing up.




Facebook handle: @beingsmall
Instagram: @beingsmallbook

Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)

Being small is the worst! No one ever picks me for their sports team and my feet hurt from standing on my tiptoes all the time. There can’t be anything good about being small…right?

Being Small is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her.

This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.


“Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” is available on Amazon!



Learn more about Gorillas’ Night Out

Gorillas’ Night OutA gregarious gorilla named Pete and his gorilla companions who live in the zoo are bored and tired of doing the same old thing night after night, so they sneak out in search of an adventure that is sure to excite. Mischief and “monkey business” ensue on the gorillas’ unforgettable midnight escapade through the city. On their quest for fun, they go shopping at the most lavish clothing store in town, followed by a visit to an old-fashioned ice cream where they feast on every flavor of the finest ice cream. But, the gorillas’ adventure is cut short when they are discovered monkeying around in a gymnasium by the night watchman. Will the gorillas find a way to get back to the zoo before morning? Gorillas’ Night Out is a humorous tale about just how far a gorilla will go in pursuit of the ultimate night on the town.


Did you know you can now buy “Gorillas’ Night Out”???? Get your copy today!!!


Interview Talking Points & Questions

  • Introduction to Faith Goldstein & Lori Orlinsky, authors of “Gorillas’ Night Out” & “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)
  • Faith and Lori work together to promote literacy and their children’s books. How did they meet and decide to work together?
  • Why did Faith and Lori decide to write their books “Gorillas’ Night Out” & “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)”?
  • Lori and Faith shares their advice for parents on how to inspire their kids to form the habit of reading
  •  Modeling reading for children
  • Faith shares some of the benefits of parents continuing to read aloud or co read with their teens or middle graders
  • As an expert in the field, Lori advise parents to look for signs in order to know if their kids are being bullied and how to deal with it
  • Where can people find more information about Lori and Faith’s books?




A big Thank You to Lori Orlinsky & Faith Goldstein for talking to us and for sharing their passion for writing with our listeners!


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