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Storytime: Panorama by Gypsy Damaris Boston

This is a road trip from North Louisiana to South Louisiana, represented in an essay called “Panorama” by Gypsy Damaris Boston, and narrated by her granddaughter, Katy Hobgood Ray.  The essay is from her collection of published nature observations, Dear Louisiana, Love Gypsy. Gypsy’s mantra has always been, “Stop, look and listen…. Nature is at work […]

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Fair Weather Friend: A Story of Hurricane Katrina

Storytime – Fair Weather Friend: A Story of Hurricane Katrina by Marcus Page

Summertime in New Orleans brings a hyper awareness of storm season. In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear Fair Weather Friend: A Story of Hurricane Katrina, narrated by the author Marcus Page. Marcus is a poet and a New Orleans native. He was inspired to write a story of the power of friendship after […]

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A Dog Named Cat

Storytime: The Adventures Of The Swamp Kids – A Dog Named Cat By Leif Pedersen

There is something special about a Catahoula Leopard Dog! What a strange and magical breed…It’s the state dog of Louisiana. And it’s celebrated in the cute children’s book by Leif Pedersen. Leif narrates the fun-filled adventure in A Dog Named Cat, the fourth book in The Adventures of The Swamp Kids series, for Confetti Park. […]

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Dianne de Las Casas

Storytime: Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch by Dianne de Las Casas

Listen to the magical storytelling of Louisiana children’s author Dianne de Las Casas. Here is Dianne reading “Brer Rabbit and the Peanut Patch,” from her collection Jambalaya – Stories With Louisiana Flavor. Brer Rabbit is a favorite recurring character in Louisiana folklore—as in all regions with strong African-American and Native American cultural influences. Brer Rabbit is […]

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God from A to Z

Storytime: God from A to Z by Robin House

From North Louisiana (Bossier Parish) comes a Bible-inspired book suitable for all ages because of its unique multilayered approach. For families of Christian faith who want an easy way to teach their children about Bible verses and God, that can be revisited again and again as the child grows, this book is ideal. As you […]

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cute pig cartoon

Storytime: Patti Pig, Please Clean Your Digs by Cindy Foust

In this episode of Confetti Park Storytime, we hear Patti Pig, Please Clean Your Digs, narrated by the author, Cindy Foust, mastermind behind the Alpha-kidZ book series. Patti Pig, Please Clean Your Digs  is the “P” book in the series, of course! Patti’s bedroom “is messy, to say the least. In fact, be careful looking […]

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Desdemona's Dreams

Storytime: To Dream of Dancing: Desdemona’s Dreams by Z.W. Mohr

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear an excerpt from the enchanting fairy tale To Dream of Dancing: Desdemona’s Dreams, Volume 1. Z.W. Mohr, the author, narrates for us a dream poem and an introduction to Desdemona. This is an excerpt from the first book in his original series co-created with illustrator Aaron Damon […]

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Storytime: The Beaver’s Tale of Greed narrated by Iran Martin

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear “The Beaver’s Tale of Greed” by Iran Martin, from his book Grand’s Fairy Tales. This is an adapted version of a Grimm’s fairy tale called the “Fisherman and his Wife.” In the older version of the tale, which was first written in Germany in the 1800s, a […]

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