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Senior eLearning Specialist Aimee Trafton Publishes New Children’s Book

Yorkville University’s Aimee Trafton recently published her latest children’s book – a collection of funny poetry entitled Purple Popsicles (And Other Preposterous Poems).

The collection comprises of 12 “silly, nonsense poems” that Trafton said aims to inspire a love of poetry in young readers aged 3 to 8 – as well as their parents.  

“My first love as a writer has always been children’s picture books, and I wanted to work on a poetry book specifically. Growing up, my favourite author was always Dr. Seuss, and I fell in love with his silly, rhyming, poetic stories,” said Trafton, YU’s Senior eLearning Specialist.

 “I wanted to write a really fun book that parents would enjoy reading as much as the kids.”

Purple Popsicles marks Trafton’s third foray into writing for younger audiences – she previously published the children’s book Amber Tambourine and the Land of Laugh-a-Lot, and the YA novella The Misfit Crew

She also recently penned Grief Journeys: A Prose and Poetry Chapbook, and her personal essays and stories have appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, Autism Parenting MagazineMedium, and her personal blog, Life Lessons for My Daughter.

Learn more about Trafford’s projects on her author website at

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