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Your little artist

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Kiley’s Purple Hat is a timeless story that touches on the core of family and spending quality time together. It’s a great reminder for parents to spend more time with their children and encourage them to do what they love. Available in print and digital.

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Wow! In 45 days we raised $11,365! We are thrilled to share Kiley’s Purple Hat with the world. Thank you so much for your support and stay tuned for more updates! Visit our Kickstarter page for any announcements you may have missed...

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Kiley’s Purple Hat looks like no other children’s book. It is handmade, covered in purple fabric with foil-stamping, Singer side-sewn and the illustrations are gorgeous.

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Why you’ll love Kiley’s Purple Hat

It's for Little Artists

Encourage budding artists to see the beauty of color in all that surrounds them.

Inspires Creativity

The book is covered in side-sewn purple fabric and the illustrations are gorgeous.

Gift a New Tradition

Pass down a beautifully handmade book, from generation to generation.

Read It Together

Put a smile on your child’s face while exploring Kiley’s colorful world together.

Read Anywhere

Available in multiple formats for young readers: Print, Kindle and interactive iBook.

Exciting Activities

Read along with Kiley and paint your own hat, only on iBooks for iPad and Mac.


Hear from the author and publisher, as they discuss their latest project, Kiley’s Purple Hat.

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Little artist will love this book as they discover colors, textures and making something with their own hands.

Jaxon Barnes talks about Kiley

Hear author Jaxon Barnes talk about the inspiration behind Kiley’s Purple Hat.

Samples from the book

Get a sneak peek inside Kiley’s Purple Hat. We know you’ll fall in love with the book as soon as you see it.


Kiley painting

with Mom…

Kiley with her mom

…at the fabric store

Kiley at the fabric store

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  • Painting

  • with Mom…

  • …at the fabric store


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What others are saying…

Here’s what parents, bloggers and journalists are saying about Kiley’s Purple Hat.

Lanisha Monique

Lanisha Monique

What an amazing and fun book… My daughter and I are enjoying every second of our mommy/daughter time reading Kiley’s Purple Hat!

Me and My Mini Me

Me and My Mini Me

A Creative & Beautiful Children’s Book.

Hilary Craft Designs

Hilary Craft Designs

This book is very inspiring and is exactly what I have been starting to do with my daughter. Read more...

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Kiley’s Purple Hat looks like no other children’s book! Encourage budding artists to see the beauty of color in all that surrounds them.

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About the author

Author Jaxon Barnes


Jaxon Barnes is an avid reader and life-long learner. Her love for picture books inspired her to write Kiley’s Purple Hat. She’s a fashionista at heart and experienced jewelry designer, who expresses her creativity through the use of color in her wardrobe. Jaxon’s infectious passion for color shines brightly in her home with orange, red and blue walls.

Behind the story

Kiley is a budding artist who loves color. She recognizes the beauty of color in everything; in nature, in her shoes, even her towels. Kiley also has a fascination with animals, writing letters and is excited by all the colors in fabric stores. Kiley is always painting pictures in vibrant, lively colors.

Favorite Book

Jaxon’s favorite books are those that both teach and entertain so her writing goal is to do both.

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