Children's Book Event

Robin Preiss Glasser & Jacueline Preiss Weitzman - GLORIA'S PROMISE

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street

Come join us for a fun after-school book signing with Robin Preiss Glasser - bestselling illustrator of the internationally renowned Fancy Nancy series - collaborating with award-winning author (and sister) Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman featuring their new picture book, GLORIA'S PROMISE: A Ballet Dancer's First Step.

Jeff Kinney – Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17)

Event date: 

Monday, October 31, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Academy of the Sacred Heart - Nims Fine Arts Center, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Are you ready to rock?! Join Octavia Books and DIARY OF A WIMPY KID author Jeff Kinney on Halloween night for The Diper Överlöde Show, an in-person rock concert and book launch celebration featuring Rodrick Heffley’s band, Löded Diper. Jeff Kinney himself will emcee the epically entertaining show, which will feature performances from Löded Diper as well as opportunities for concert-goers to show off their singing, dancing, and musical talents onstage! We hope you will come in costume and help make this the best Halloween event ever!

We are thrilled to host this exciting event at Academy of the Sacred Heart's Nims Fine Arts Center to celebrate the publication of Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17) which follows middle-schooler Greg Heffley as he charts the rise of his older brotherRodrick’s band, Löded Diper.

Tickets are required to attend and include a signed copy of the new book.

One ticket admits one child and/or one accompanying adult to The Diper Överlöde Show and includes one signed copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17: Diper Överlöde. The ticket price is based on the price of the book including sales tax and fees.

All books will be pre-signed by Jeff Kinney.

In addition to the pre-signed book included with your ticket, pre-signed copies of all Awesome Friendly Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books will be available for purchase at the event.

The program format is a one-hour "interactive concert": The Diper Överlöde Show.

Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the programs starts at 7:00 p.m.

Please arrive early and ready to rock! The family with the most rock ‘n’ roll outfits will win a prize.

Jonathan Mizrahi, MD - ANATOMY ABC FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO BE, storytime & booksigning

Event date: 

Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a fun (and educational) story-time reading followed by a book signing featuring Dr. Jonathan Mizrahi and his recent children's picture book, ANATOMY ABC FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO BE.

Peter H. Reynolds - Creatrilogy: THE DOT, ISH, and SKY COLOR

Event date: 

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 11:00am

Event address: 

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

Come "connect the dots" with Peter H. Reynolds, the New York Times best-selling illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink series, when he makes a special visit to Octavia Books to sign the three award-winning picture books in his Creatrilogy (THE DOT, ISH, and SKY COLOR), celebrating the power of original thinking. When you get a signed book, also get a free Interntional Dot Day tattoo from Peter's brother Paul, co-founder of FableVision!


Kelly Murtagh - ZOO KREWE

Event date: 

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a fun and exciting Saturday storytime reading and signing with children's picture book author Kelly Murtagh featuring her new book, ZOO KREWE.

Take a magical journey through New Orleans as the littlest fans learn their ABCs with the help of some animal friends! Crawfish creates a costume, Duck dives for doubloons, and many more creatures enjoy the season as part of this fantastical Carnival krewe.

Kelly Murtagh is a mom, Louisiana-native, and an award-winning actress, writer, producer, singer & children's book author who works in film, television, and theatre. She has received multiple awards including the Best Actress Award at Festival South, and the Best Actress Award at the 48 Independent Short Film Festival.


Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Facebook Live

School's out! Now what?

You are invited to join Octavia Books in partnership with Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading, a virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers will give tips and book recommendations that will keep kids excited to read all summer long!

Be sure to tune in for:


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