Children's Book Event

Sherri Duskey Rinker - Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a very special storytime reading and signing when Sherri Duskey Rinker, author of #1 New York Times bestselling children's book, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, visits Octavia Books.

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this construction book for kids will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

Mariama Lockington - FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME - a middle grade novel in verse

Event date: 

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Come meet Mariama Lockington when she presents and signs, FOR BLACK GIRLS LIKE ME, a Today Show Best Children's Book of 2019.

In this lyrical coming-of-age story about family, sisterhood, music, race, and identity, Mariama J. Lockington draws on some of the emotional truths from her own experiences growing up with an adoptive white family.

I am a girl but most days I feel like a question mark.

Isaac Fitzgerald - HOW TO BE A PIRATE

Event date: 

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - new Orleans, LA 70115

Come meet Isaac Fitzgerald when we celebrate his debut picture book, HOW TO BE A PIRATE, a sparkling and inspirational picture book about a girl who wants to be a pirate, her tattooed grandpa, and their indelible bond. This book is perfect for ages 3-6, but this event will be great fun for adults also - an you are really not going to want to miss it. So, you may bring your kids - but not required.

CeCe dreams of being a pirate. When the neighborhood boys tell her that she can't, she wonders where to begin. Luckily, she suspects her grandpa must know something about being a pirate—why else would he have all those tattoos?

Max Brallier - THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE MIDNIGHT BLADE

Event date: 

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Max Brallier’s national tour for THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE MIDNIGHT BLADE is coming to Octavia Books! Please join us for this extra special late Sunday morning event. Not only has the star-studded Netflix Original animated series premiered just 12 days before our event, but Max will arriving a tricked-out truck - ala Big Mama - which is going to be a hands-down incredible photo op and overall amazing experience for everyone.

The Simpsons meets The Walking Dead in this humorous post-apocalyptic graphic novel series for middle-grade readers - filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, and a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters

Bryan Spitzfaden - THE INCWEDIBLE QUIET

Event date: 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us when local children's educator Bryan Spitzfaden performs a dramatic reading of a passage from THE INCWEDIBLE QUIET, his debut chapter book for young readers about a mascot's search for a home. What follows is the forging of a friendship between two extraordinary and shy beings, who both thrive from the confidence gained by making one really good friend.

A booksigning will follow.

Shannon Hale & Dean Hale - PRINCESS IN BLACK

Event date: 

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Come meet authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale when they present and sign their highly sough after PRINCESS IN BLACK series.

From the award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham comes the New York Times best-selling humorous and action-packed chapter-book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.


You are welcome to wear your favorite princess or superhero attire!

(Who says princesses don't wear black?)

Johnette Downing - SPOOKY SECOND LINE

Event date: 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Just in time for Halloween, please join us for a storytime reading and signing with New Orleans musician/author Johnette Downing featuring her new children's picture book, SPOOKY SECOND LINE.

There's a jazzy little sound on Halloween. As a mummy is transported down the street in a silver casket, a spooky parade follows, with a witch on bass drum, a skeleton on snare, a black cat on trombone, a jack-o-lantern on clarinet, and more. An author's note explains the local tradition of second lines and jazz funerals.

Rosh Hashanah Story Time

Event date: 

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us  as we host the PJ Library for an Sunday afternoon story time and featuring some fun new and favorite children's books in anticipation of the Rosh Hashana holiday.

Jo Watson Hackl - Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Event date: 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

“A tale of adventure, full of mystery.”—Robert Beatty, New York Times bestselling author of Serafina and the Black Cloak

“An unforgettable story about a gutsy girl who will steal your heart.”—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

Join us when children's middle-grades book author Jo Watson Hackl returns to Octavia Books to present and sign the new paperback edition of fun novel, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe.

 

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