Children's Book Event

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.

 

David Shannon - MR. NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER

Event date: 

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a very special afternoon with the beloved children's author/illustrator David Shannon - creator of the Caldecott Honor- winning NO, DAVID! - presenting his brand new picture book, MR NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER.

David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a shiny new hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away, and he figures that anything resembling a nail—from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant—can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably and theatrically disastrous, until Mr. Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognizes that not everything is a nail.

Trenton Lee Stewart - The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

The brilliant and beloved gang from the New York Times bestselling series is back!

Join us for a special visit from Trenton Lee Stewart - author of the award-winning "Mysterious Benedict Society" series - when he comes to Octavia Books on the launch day for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages.

Get your ticket(s) now, while they are still available.

Each ticket admits one and will be exchanged at the event for one free copy of The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages.

You will have the opportunity to meet Trent and have him sign your book(s) following his presentation. You must purchase a ticket from Octavia Books to enter the signing line.


The Mysterious Benedict Society is a modern classic, drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, named a Time magazine "Best Young Adult Book of All Time," and selling over three million copies. Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member -- and a new threat -- they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move, not to mention a dramatically preteen Constance.

Raymond Arroyo - AMULET OF POWER

Event date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us on New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day 2019 for a mid-afternoon appearance from author Raymond Arroyo presenting his new Will Wilder book, THE AMULET OF POWER.

Twelve-year-old Will Wilder is back to protect the town of Perilous Falls after he’s given a talisman with a lock of Samson’s hair. But a new dark demon will force family secrets to be revealed, friendships to be tested, and Will’s strength to be pushed to the limit.

“Open the cover, fasten your seat belt, and get ready for a rip-roaring ride!” –Ridley Pearson, author of the New York Times bestselling series Kingdom Keepers

Recommended for Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Mac Barnett - CIRCLE

Event date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a very special after-school author visit and booksigning featuring award-winning, best-selling children's picture book author Mac Barnett, presenting his new book, CIRCLE.

This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle’s friends, Triangle and Square. Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule. With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.

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