Kindness In The Classroom
Mar 22, 2023 by Christina Dankert
As parents, teachers and caregivers, we spend a lot of time trying to do the best we can to help the children in our lives grow up to love learning and to be successful. Research has shown that children must feel safe and comfortable before they can best learn. We can help to support this by putting a focus on kindness in homes and classrooms and by carving out time to have meaningful discussions. Picture books are a wonderful way to introduce a variety of concepts, both academically and socially.
6 Ways Reading Books with Kids Helps Them Grow
Sep 15, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Reading is a gateway to a world of imagination, knowledge, and emotional development, and it's a journey that's best begun in childhood. When parents, guardians, or caregivers share the joy of reading books with kids, they're setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning and storytelling.
Interview with Jody Smith
Sep 08, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Do you love the book, Princess Monroe? Want to learn more about the book and author? Learn all of this and more in our interview with Jody Smith!
Redefine Fairytales with Princess Monroe!
Sep 01, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Are you ready to embark on a journey that challenges traditional fairy tale norms and celebrates the power of young heroines? Look no further than our latest Book of the Month selection: Princess Monroe by the incredibly talented author Jody Smith. Get ready to be captivated by a story that redefines what it means to be a princess and showcases the strength that comes from within.
Keep the Summer Spirit Alive with "Famous Seaweed Soup"
Aug 30, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
As we bid farewell to the warm sun and lazy days, it's natural to feel a tinge of sadness as summer draws to a close. But fear not, for there's a way to keep the summer spirit alive well beyond September – through the magic of books!
Celebrating National Rainbow Baby Day
Aug 15, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
On National Rainbow Baby Day, observed on August 22nd, we honor the strength and resilience of families who have experienced the loss of a child but found healing and hope in the form of a "Rainbow Baby."
Interview with Antoinette Truglio Martin
Aug 11, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Learn about Antionette Martin, how she wrote the book Famous Seaweed Soup, and more! Read now!
Embrace the Excitement of Back to School with a Touch of Superhero Magic!
Aug 04, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
As summer fades away and the days grow shorter, a familiar excitement fills the air – it's "Back to School" season! Check out this SUPER book for "Back to School"!
Jul 25, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
With the help of the right books, children with ADHD can learn to embrace their differences and see the world in a new light. Here are 6 books that can help young readers do just that!
Katelyn Mabry: Empowering Kids with ADHD through Literature and Podcasting
Jul 21, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Katelyn Mabry is an author and podcaster who aims to empower children with ADHD. Through her book, Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD, and in her podcast, "Journey with Me Through ADHD: A Podcast for Kids," Katelyn has created invaluable resources that foster empathy, education, and inclusivity for young minds navigating the challenges of ADHD.
Unlock the Magic of Self-Acceptance and Friendship!
Jul 21, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
"Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD!" by Katelyn Mabry is an empowering and relatable book for children coping with ADHD, offering insights and tips for thriving with the condition. Learn more about ADHD and "Hi, It's Me! I have ADHD!".
Star of David Song - A Crystal Beads Tribute
Jun 20, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
A collaboration among Pen Women from the Pensacola branch led to a captivating stage production infused with music, choreography, and a powerful narrative. This transformative endeavor by the talented team showcases the profound impact of collaboration and artistic expression in capturing the hearts and minds of audiences through The Crystal Beads.
Author Pat-Black Gould Interview with Purple Butterfly Press
Jun 20, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
Join us for Author Pat Black-Gould's interview where we discuss herself, her book, The Crystal Beads, and interesting facts about the creation and inspiration behind it!
Ralphy's Rules for Living the Good Life - Released on June 27!
Jun 16, 2023 by Talar Herculian Coursey
Are you on the lookout for an extraordinary children's book that not only entertains but also imparts valuable lessons about emotional intelligence and kindness? Look no further, because Ralphy's Rules for Living the Good Life by the talented author Talar Herculian Coursey is exactly what you need!
The Crystal Beads’ Third Award!
Jun 12, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
This month is an incredible month for The Crystal Beads, Lalka’s Journey, and Pat Black-Gould, with the celebration of their third award, the Vinnie Ream Award - Honorable Mention, and book anniversary on June 14th!
Famous Seaweed Soup Is On Tour!
Apr 10, 2023 by Antoinette T Martin
Today, we kicked off a month-long virtual tour for Famous Seaweed Soup. We're giving away a class set of books to one lucky winner, plus a paperback copy to five winners. Visit the first tour stop today and enter the giveaway.
Dive into the World of Famous Seaweed Soup by Antoinette Truglio Martin
Mar 01, 2023 by Antoinette T Martin
Are you a parent, teacher, librarian, or avid children's book reader? Purple Butterfly Press is looking for advanced reader copy (ARC) reviewers for our newest book, Famous Seaweed Soup by Antoinette Truglio Martin.
Pat Black-Gould on PBS!
Feb 03, 2023 by Alexa Bigwarfe
If you live in Florida, you might've seen our author, Pat Black-Gould, on Conversations with Jeff Weeks, a local PBS show.
Children's Book Week is Coming!
Nov 01, 2022 by Alexa Bigwarfe
Purple Butterfly Press
authors will give free virtual readings for classrooms during the week of November 11th in celebration of Children's Book Week 2022!
The Crystal Beads Featured on JBC's Website
Sep 13, 2022 by Alexa Bigwarfe
The Jewish Book Coucil has selected Pat Black-Gould, author of The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey, has been selected as a Jewish Book Council Network Author