The Adventures of Celia Kaye


Written by award-winning writer and Huffington Post contributor Kaitlin Puccio.
Illustrated by Grammy-nominated artist and art director Sarah Larnach.

Celia Kaye is a little girl who has something she thinks she needs to hide. She goes to great lengths to keep her mysterious secret concealed from her friends by becoming a master storyteller.

It is often difficult and frustrating for children to navigate food allergies and intolerances. This book is designed to help kids cope with and understand not only celiac disease, but all differences.

Kids will follow Celia Kaye on her adventures as she creates stories about her limitations using unlimited imagination.

Celia Kaye Explorer


Celia Kaye and Girl Scouts of Central Texas have teamed up to create the Celia Kaye Explorer Patch Program. Just in time for Celiac Awareness month, this program is designed to teach girls about celiac disease and other food allergies. The first 30 girls to complete all ten activities will receive a copy of “The Adventures of Celia Kaye.” Take a look!


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Watch a segment about the book on SinoVision below.

Learn about celiac disease and youth sports with author Kaitlin Puccio on

The Adventures of Celia Kaye

Read what people think about the book here:

Generation GF Magazine
Allergic Living
Beyond Celiac
Because Gustave (in French)
Gluten-Free Fun



Hear Kaitlin talk about “The Adventures of Celia Kaye” on the Children’s National podcast here:

 Past events
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and celiac disease discussion at Children’s National’s Gluten Free Education Day
“The Adventures of Celia Kaye” book reading and discussion at Seacrest Studios