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Virtual Storytime: Hattiesburg Children’s Author Reads ‘Alma Louise Wears a Cape’

Virtual Storytime: Hattiesburg Children’s Author Reads ‘Alma Louise Wears a Cape’

This is part of our PK Cares series of videos featuring Mississippi authors reading from their children’s books. We think it’s a great activity to share these “Virtual Storytime” videos with your child(ren), especially when out of ideas to fill the hours at home during Covid-19 social distancing. 

Today’s Featured Author: 

Melissa Smith Turner of Hattiesburg, Mississippi


Self-published children’s book author Melissa Smith Turner is known for her Alma Louise series of books. The first book debuted in 2013 and since then, this Pine Belt-region author has added to the series, including titles such as “Alma Louise Plans a Picnic,” “The Alma Louise Doodling Book,” “Alma Louie Gets a Hole in Her Sock,” and “Alma Louise Wears a Cape,” a reading of which you and your child can enjoy by clicking the video below.

Please continue visiting the PK Cares section of our website, where we will periodically upload more readings by Melissa Smith Turner and other Mississippi children’s authors.



About The Author

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman is a Managing Editor for Parents & Kids. She's also a book editor, former newspaper reporter, and is author of the humor essay collection, "Kissing the Crisis," which deals with the zanier aspects of parenting, relationships and turning 40. She's read her work on NPR radio and over 1,500 items have appeared in dozens of literary and commercial publications, including The Writer, The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and, Dogster, Mississippi Magazine, American Fitness and many more. She's a New Orleans native, but lived for over a dozen years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including during 2005 when her house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. She's a mom to two teenagers.

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