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    May 29, 2014

    The Center for Fiction hosted Jacob's Eye Patch!

    A big thanks to The Center for Fiction, who hosted us and 50 third graders from Mott Haven Academy for a discussion about Jacob's Eye Patch. See photos from the event!

  • November 11, 2013

    Prevent Blindness America interviewed us!

    Here's a cover story on how and why we wrote Jacob's Eye Patch, featured in Prevent Blindness America's magazine. See the interview!

    Prevent Blindness America News

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    October 29, 2013

    Kids love Jacob's Eye Patch!

    Thanks to Eye Power Kid's Wear and Kids Bright Eyes for sharing these amazing photos!

    What an adorable fan! This patcher's mom runs Eye Power Kids Wear, which makes awesome and funny t-shirts.

    boy patcher

    His big sister loves Jacob's Eye Patch, too! (And we love her ladybug eye patch.)

    girl patcher

    "Ella applauding a great book!"
    —Erin Howell-Sultan, Kids Bright Eyes

    Ella reading Jacob's Eye Patch

    One of the cute kids who received a donation package from Eye Power Kid's Wear. We hope she'll love Jacob's Eye Patch.

    donation winner

    And here's the Eye Power Kids Wear donation packages to kids who patch. Includes our book, a t-shirt, and a doll who patches. Thrilled to be a part of this!

    donation package

  • Your Organic Child

    October 16, 2013

    Your Organic Child reviews Jacob's Eye Patch

    "Every child will love Jacob after reading this book," says mommy blog Your Organic Child. See the full review

  • Strand

    October 12, 2013

    Jacob's Eye Patch at the Strand Book Store

    We were so honored to read and sign books at the wonderful Strand Book Store. Thanks to everyone who came out!

    Jacob's Eye Patch at Strand Book Store

  • Entertainment Weekly

    September 27, 2013

    "A winning picture book," says Entertainment Weekly

    A friend just emailed us a photo of the latest Entertainment Weekly with a review of Jacob's Eye Patch: "A little boy with something different about him makes a new friend in this winning picture book." Yay! See a photo of the review

  • September 25, 2013

    Little Four Eyes reviews Jacob's Eye Patch

    We're so excited that Little Four Eyes, a wonderful blog for parents of children who patch, reviewed our book: "Jacob's Eye Patch not only gives voice to the frustration that can come with having to answer those questions over and over again, it also encourages kids to use their own voice to tell the story of their eye patch, or any other difference they have." See the full review and enter the giveaway!

  • September 24, 2013

    It's official! Jacob's Eye Patch hits stores today!

    Jacob's Eye Patch is on sale September 24 from Simon & Schuster. Order your copy today. Just click the orange patch on the top right of the website, or go to

  • August 29, 2013

    American Academy of Ophthalmology says Jacob's Eye Patch "may bring comfort"

    Kids heading back to school with a vision issue? Here's the latest advice for parents from the American Academy of Ophthalmology—we're so proud to be included! "If a child has been diagnosed [with strabismus or ambylopia] and is patching, encourage them to keep patching while at school. If a child is struggling with the response of peers to his patching, a new children's book called "Jacob's Eye Patch" may bring comfort." See the full press release

  • August 13, 2013

    Jacob's Eye Patch included in Reader's Digest round-up of books about difference

    Yay! We were delighted to see that Jacob's Eye Patch was included in the Reader's Digest slideshow, "Everyone Is Different: 7 Children's Books that Help Explain How." What they say about the book: "Readers learn that everyone has something that makes others curious, but that people don't always want to discuss it."
    See the slideshow

  • July 31, 2013

    Children's Eye Foundation touts Jacob's Eye Patch as a "great patching resource"

    We're so honored that Jacob's Eye Patch was included in the Children's Eye Foundation's latest newsletter: "Jacob's Eye Patch is a new, wonderfully written and illustrated children's book that is a great resource for any child who has ever patched or had any kind of vision issue." See the full article

  • June 24, 2013

    Prevent Blindness America's Most Beautiful Eyes Contest winners will receive a free copy of Jacob's Eye Patch

    Parents are encouraged to enter their child in the Prevent Blindness America Most Beautiful Eyes Contest by submitting a photo to the Prevent Blindness America Facebook page. All state winners will receive a free copy of the children's book " Jacob's Eye Patch" by Beth Kobliner Shaw and her nine-year-old son Jacob Shaw. The PBA celebrity panel of judges will select the national winner. Included on the panel are ORA-TV's Larry King, "Fox NFL Sunday" Host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw, whose forthcoming book "Jacob's Eye Patch" speaks to what it is like to be a child with a vision problem. See the full press release

  • June 12, 2013

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  • June 1, 2013

    Jacob's Eye Patch is available for pre-order!

    Jacob's Eye Patch is on sale September 24 from Simon & Schuster—but you can reserve your copy today. Just click the orange patch on the top right of the website, or go to

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Get news and updates about Jacobís Eye Patch, a childrenís book written by bestselling author of Get a Financial Life Beth Kobliner Shaw with her son Jacob, and illustrated by award-winning picture book artist Jules Feiffer.
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