Virtual Storytime with Purple Butterfly Press!

Last month, we were fortunate to partner with Purple Butterfly Press authors to present a series of virtual storytimes on our Facebook Page. We are so thankful to the authors for taking the time to share their wonderful books! Learn more about each author below and find links to the replays of their read-alouds.




Get Jody’s book

Watch the replay of her read-aloud

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Natasha Carlow is a first-time author and long-time lover of the written word. As a mother of two amazing rainbow babies, who spent much of her time reading stories to her young children, Natasha noted that there were no stories that spoke to her family’s journey. So she decided to write one. Thus Happy Tears and Rainbow Babies- a story of hope, resilience and love was born. Natasha is an Itinerant Counselor and Lecturer who resides in Trinidad and Tobago with her husband and two preschoolers. She and her husband are owners of a children’s boutique called Rainbow Babies that specializes in customized clothing and accessories for rainbow families.

Get Natasha’s book

Watch the replay of her read-aloud

Keri Collins is a children’s author who helps kids and parents better themselves by making better choices. There are times when problems can seem insurmountable, but taking action and making one small choice can get the ball rolling, and lead to all kinds of happy outcomes. Her first children’s book is You Can Call Me Katelyn, published by Purple Butterfly Press in 2019. It’s about a girl who doesn’t like her name, and follows her journey as she makes the choice to change it. She also blogs about parenting and kids issues, and offer plenty of tips and other advice at her website. Her second book, A Big Change for Daisy, is forthcoming from Purple Butterfly Press.

Get Keri’s book

Watch the replay of her read-aloud

For a limited time only, you can get Keri’s book for free. Just pay shipping and handling! To learn more, visit