Children's Book Event

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.

Ketch Secor - LORRAINE

Event date: 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for a special Sunday afternoon featuring Ketch Secor - the Grammy Award-winning founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show -  when he presents and signs LORRAINE.

Ketch Secor will be doing a little performance along with the event – in addition to reading LORRAINE, he’ll talk about the folk music traditions that inspired the story, and he’ll sing and play some tunes on the guitar. It’s definitely a going to be good time for adults and kids alike!

Whitney Stewart - WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE?

Event date: 

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Event address: 

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

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of children's book author Whitney Stewart's new picture book, WHAT DO YOU CELEBRATE?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World. Whitney will give a reading, and engage us in interactive craft activities from the book demonstrating some fun ways to celebrate holidays, to be followed by a book signing.

Holidays are fun—and so is this picture book that introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world!

Phillip Hoose - ATTUCKS!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us when National Book Award-winning author, musician, conservationist, and now New Orleanian Phil Hoose comes to present and sign his new book, ATTUCKS!: Oscar Robertson and the Basketball Team That Awakened a City.

The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phil Hoose.

 

Lincoln Peirce - MAX AND THE MIDKNIGHTS

Event date: 

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a special visit  from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series Lincoln Peirce when he presents and signs his new medieval graphic novel, MAX AND THE MIDNIGHTS! A laugh-out-loud adventure perfect for middle-grade readers, this is a story about following your dreams, believing in yourself, and the lesson that appearances can be deceiving.

Max is epic fun!”
—JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series

“Fantastic! I loved it!”
—DAV PILKEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DOG MAN series

Alex Beard - THE LYING KING

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us to celebrate the launch of  painter-author-illustrator Alex Beard's new picture book, THE LYING KING.


Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli?

For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.

 

Alex Beard is an artist and author. His studio is on Magazine Street, not far from Octavia Books; and he lives in the Garden District in The Pink Elephant with his wife and two children, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, a hedgehog, and a pair of finches.

Storytime with Dr. Meg Marino - Chepecho and Her Clippity Flappity Floppity Friends

Event date: 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for the inaguaral weekend afternoon storytime featuring author and pediatrician Meg Marino presenting her new picture book, Chepecho and Her Clippity Flappity Floppity Friends. As a special treat, she is bringing her ukulele to perform some of her original children’s songs.

Chepecho is different from the other animals because she has hooves, wings, and a fishtail. She wants to play with the horses, the birds, and the sea lions, but the other animals are afraid of each other. They only see their differences. Can Chepecho help them see how similar they are?

Susan Eaddy - POPPY'S BEST BABIES

Event date: 

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an interactive reading and booksigning with children's picture book author Susan Eaddy featuring her new book, POPPY'S BEST BABIES. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

Poppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem: new baby twins!

Poppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters.

An honest and heartwarming look at sibling rivalry, and readers will identify with Poppy as she struggles with sibling rivalry--and cheer when her big heart helps her overcome her negative feelings.

 

Jonathan Voss - BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO

Event date: 

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for storytime with illustrator Jonathan Voss presenting his authorial picture debut, BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO.

Told with whimsical text and filled with bold, captivating illustrations, BRAVE ENOUGH FOR TWO is the story of a little girl, her stuffed-animal owl, and their loving friendship that is sure to become a classic.

Olive is a little girl who likes the types of adventures that exist in books. Her best friend Hoot, a stuffed-animal owl, prefers the ones that take place in the real world. Today, Hoot gets to pick the adventures. At first, Olive isn't sure if she's brave enough for the activities Hoot has picked: flying a makeshift hot-air balloon and navigating raging rivers. But when her dearest friend gets hurt, Olive discovers that she's not only brave, she's brave enough for two.

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