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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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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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The Little Red Hen, illustrated by Florence White Williams.

The Little Red Hen sung by Millie Calais Darby

Millie Calais Darby, of Cecilia, La., sings for Confetti Park Storytime! She shares with us her beautiful rendition of The Little Red Hen, an old folk tale known by children of countless generations. It’s a sweet moral tale about what happens when you don’t step up to hard work and help your friends in need. When the […]

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Why the Possum has a Large Grin

Storytime: Why the Possum has a Large Grin by Johnette Downing

Award-winning Louisiana children’s musician and author Johnette Downing shares with Confetti Park another marvelous trickster tale—this time about a possum! (Also listen to Why the Oyster Has the Pearl.) When hungry Deer asks Possum how he stays so plump during the long dry season, the sly marsupial gets an idea. It wouldn’t take much for Possum […]

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Snoballs for All by Alex McConduit

Storytime: Snoballs for All by Alex McConduit

In this episode of Confetti Park, New Orleans-based children’s author Alex McConduit narrates his adorable story Snoballs for All.  The best part of a hot, humid New Orleans summer is slurping up a big, round, icy-cold, brightly-colored snoball. That’s exactly what Paul wants to do, but he can’t find the snoball festival! He searches all through the […]

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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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Thorn in My Horn by Alex McConduit

Storytime: Thorn in My Horn by Alex McConduit

This episode of Confetti Park features the children’s story Thorn in My Horn, by Alex McConduit of New Orleans, La. Thorn in My Horn is a book about a young musician in New Orleans who LOVES to play his horn. His mother, on the other hand, cannot stand to hear the noise! She’s a thorn in […]

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