Children's Book Event

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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1887833914708713

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:

Jen Calonita - CURSED - virtual launch extravagnza

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

https://www.facebook.com/jen.calonita

Please join us Tuesday afternoon for a virtual “tour” book launch event extravaganza with middle-grade Children's book author Jen Calonita for a fun, interactive celebration of her new books, CURSED - the thrilling conclusion her award-winning Fairy Tale Reform School series.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 5, at 1:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time when Jen will be on Facebook Live to answer your questions and bake Ollie’s Famous Bundt Cake along with you. Get ready for some sweet, magical fun! And, if you would like to ask Jen a question, we encourage you to  please one ahead of time at  https://forms.gle/k8DqU53c9pk1AGL66.

Please do show your support while treating yourself to some fun reading by clicking here now to purchase CURSED.

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. Fitzgerald will be joined in conversation by author Daniel José Older.

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?

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.

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

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