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The Jungle Grapevine

Storytime: The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard

In this episode of Confetti Park we hear The Jungle Grapevine by author Alex Beard! Alex is a fine artist who paints and draws beautiful animals and other inspiring sights from the natural world. He owns an art studio and gallery at 608 Julia Street where he displays his work, and which serves as a […]

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Storytime: A misadventure in beekeeping by Dan Hobgood

Today’s featured story is the childhood memoir of a Louisiana beekeeper. This is Dan Hobgood, of Shreveport. He owns the company Bee-Goods, which is headquartered in the north part of Sportsman’s Paradise (that’s one of Louisiana’s nicknames). The bees are raised in the gently rolling hills of Ida, Louisiana on the family homestead nestled near a […]

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Storytime: Gumbo, Fried Cheese, the Saints and Drew Brees by Patricia Reece

Every year when the leaves start to fall, I visit my Grandpa and we have a ball. With snoballs, streetcars, beignets, and the Dome, New Orleans is a place he is proud to call home. So begins this adorable love letter to New Orleans, as told through the eyes of a child who is visiting […]

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Storytime: The Fifolet by Johnette Downing

In this edition of Confetti Park, we have a very special reading by Louisiana children’s author Johnette Downing. This is a narration of her new book, The Fifolet. The fifolet (or feufollet) is a very spooky Louisiana legend that appears frequently in Cajun and Houmas Indian folklore. The say that the fifolet are swamp spirits […]

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Who Dat who didn't

Storytime: The Little WHO DAT Who Didn’t by Alex McConduit

Hey Saints fans! Football season is here! And we have a very special book to celebrate. In this episode of Confetti Park, Alexander Brian McConduit narrates his original story, The Little WHO DAT Who Didn’t, which is all about one little boy’s love/hate relationship with his favorite team. The book takes you through the Saints’ […]

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T-Boy and the Terrible Turtle

Storytime: T-Boy & the Terrible Turtle by Mel Lecompte, Jr.

T-Boy was just a Louisiana kid. One with a terrible turtle that ran away! Oh yes, he did… but exactly where did that pet run off to? Mel LeCompte, Jr. narrates his original story, T-Boy and the Terrible Turtle, a delightful adventure that doubles as a fun geography lesson of the Bayou State, for Confetti […]

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Annie Hardy Calais of Cecilia, La.

Storytime: Childhood in 1920s Cajun country

Storytime: Childhood in 1920s Cajun Country Vignettes from Annie Hardy Calais “My name is Annie Hardy Calais. I was born on July 26, 1927… The year of the great flood, the same day as St. Ann, that is the day of her feast.” So begins this lovely memoir of Annie Hardy Calais, who shares many […]

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