Dr. Zelinger’s Books


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Just released 2019!! Please Explain Tonsillectomy and  to Me: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your child for Surgery  has been acclaimed as “an amazing book for parents and children” and “a required read and practical guide for parents or any caregiver with a child about to undergo tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy”.

Coming Soon:

Please Explain “Time Out” To Me
A Story for Children and Do-It-Yourself Manual for Parents

by  Laurie Zelinger & Fred Zelinger


Please Explain Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy to Me: How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery, a Parent’s Manual – Third Edition

At the request of readers, a second edition of this book was written two years after the first release and after much research, in order to include information about unforeseen complications following surgery. Now the third edition has been written to update this information. This book has been recommended as a resource for parents by both the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of the North Shore-LIJ Health System of New York, as well as by the Children’s Medical Center Dallas at Legacy in Texas.


Please Explain “Terrorism” To Me!
A Story for Children, P.E.A.R.L.S. of Wisdom for Their Parents



Please Explain ‘Terrorism’ to Me: A Story for Children, PEARLS of Wisdom for Their Parents – Illustrator, Ann Israeli, and
Author, Laurie Zelinger

To read a synopsis of the book and the press release,
or to pre-order, please click here.

Click here to learn about Dr. Zelinger’s Contributions to Other Books
not listed below, including those for American Girl’s Bitty Baby series.


book-SGGCover1a smart girl’s guide to liking herself — even on the bad days
the secrets to trusting yourself, being your best & never letting the bad days bring you down

From the back cover: Has a bad day got you down? Is your self-esteem making you feel blue? In a smart girl’s guide to liking herself–even on the bad days, you’ll learn how having high self-esteem can turn a good day into a great day, while having low self-esteem can turn a bad day into a nightmare. You’ll learn tips for trusting yourself, ideas for boosting your self-esteem (or for keeping it up), and how to feel your best in all kinds of situations. You are perfect just as you are, and this book will help you believe that to be true!

by Dr. Laurie Zelinger~ illustrated by Jennifer Kalis
editorial development: Carrie Anton
Published by American Girl Publishing, 2012


Please click on a book cover to learn more or to order a copy.


book-anxietybookfrontcover311pxPlease Explain “Anxiety” to Me!
Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents – Second Edition

In this book, Dr. Laurie Zelinger and  son, Jordan, make every effort to provide families with a description of anxiety that children can understand, and suggestions that parents can use when addressing their child’s concerns. Parents and children will be enthralled with the “world of dinosaurs” used to depict the physical origins and psychological impact of anxiety. Reading and re-reading this book with children will demystify anxiety, and provide families with the understanding needed to manage these uncomfortable emotions.

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