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Nick Katsoris

Nick Katsoris is author of the Loukoumi children's book series ( and the recent recipient of a USA Weekend National Make A Difference Day Award. His latest children's book, Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully, includes an audio narration by Nia Vardalos and features Morgan Freeman as the voice of the bully. Character voices also include: Olympia Dukakis, Gloria Gaynor, John Aniston, Alexis Christoforous, Frank Dicopoulos and Constantine Maroulis. Proceeds from his books are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Chefs for Humanity and other charities. This is the sixth book in the Loukoumi series. Other titles include the iParenting Media award-winning: Loukoumi, Growing up with Loukoumi, Loukoumi's Good Deeds (narrated by Jennifer Aniston), Loukoumi's Gift and the World Cookbook Award winning Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook, which features favorite childhood recipes by over 50 celebrities.

Based on the themes in his books, Katsoris sponsors several programs including the Growing Up With Loukoumi Dream Day contest, which grants kids the opportunity to spend the day in their dream careers, and Make a Difference with Loukoumi Day, based on Loukoumi's Good Deeds, which rallies 20,000 kids each October to do a good deed on national Make a Difference Day. He is also collaborating with PACER's National Bulling Prevention Center on a Bullying Awareness program in schools featuring Loukoumi And The Schoolyard Bully. Nick lives in New York with his wife, Voula, a real estate attorney, and their two children.

Entries by Nick Katsoris

Kindness Is Contagious: Inspiring Our Children to Make a Difference!

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:38 PM

I am inspired by Grace LaFountain, a 10 year-old girl from Utica, New York, who with her mother, Susan, baked and collected more than 500 baked goods and sold every last one to raise money for charity. 2014-04-14-GracehuffPost.jpg

I am inspired...

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Preventing Tomorrow's Schoolyard Bullies

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 11:06 AM

Has your child come home from school complaining about a schoolyard bully? Have you ever been bullied about your name?

When I was a student in the first grade, I recall another kid asking me what my name was. I can't remember who he was or what his name was,...

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