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Tommie Townsley, Louisiana children's author and publisher

Interview: Meet Tommie Townsley

Tommie Townsley is a Cajun children’s author from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She published her first book, Adolpheaux the Adventurous Dolphin, in 2005, and from that sweet beginning has launched a children’s book empire headquartered in Southwest Louisiana. In this interview, Tommie talks about her driving mission to get more kids in Louisiana interested in books: […]

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Music Medley “Pirate’s Favorite Letter”

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Sally Brown – Valparaiso Men’s […]

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Storytime: Amos the Artistic Alligator by Tommie Townsley

Storytime: Amos the Artistic Alligator by Tommie Townsley

In this episode of Confetti Park, children’s author Tommie Townsley of Lake Charles, Louisiana narrates the story of Amos the Artistic Alligator. Set in the Atchafalaya swamp, this is the tale of how Amos the alligator tries to outsmart old Mr. Homer, a Cajun trapper, who is looking for the perfect alligator to be placed […]

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Storytime: Why the Oyster has the Pearl by Johnette Downing

Award-winning Louisiana children’s musician and author Johnette Downing shares with Confetti Park this marvelous trickster tale about generosity. A long time ago, the Oyster was not only generous and kind; he was also the keeper of all the gems in the world. Whenever any type of creature would come to him in need, the Oyster […]

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Johnette Downing at Jazz Fest!

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Ray interviews Johnette Downing, award-winning children’s musician and author. Through her books and songs, Johnette shares Louisiana culture with kids around the world. Johnette will be appearing at Jazz Fest this year; it is her 23rd year at the fest! You can see her at the kids tent on Sunday, May […]

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Music Medley “Darn, Spider” from Confetti Park

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Confetti Park – Confetti Park […]

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The Little Mouse Santi

Storytime: The Little Mouse Santi by David Eugene Ray

New Orleans author David Eugene Ray narrates his adorable story The Little Mouse Santi, which received a Kirkus star. The little mouse Santi may be small, but he has a big dream. This beautifully illustrated story explores one of the most important aspects of a child’s life, the search for identity. Santi wants to be a […]

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