Children's Picture 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.


 

Christy Andrews - ONE NOISY STREETCAR - A New Orleans Counting Book

Event date: 

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Event address: 

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

As part of our Independent Bookstore Day 2022 celebration, join children's picture books author/quilt artist Christy Andrews when she leads an interactive and art-ful storytime featuring ONE NOISY STREETCAR - A New Orleans Counting Book.

 


 

Paper Bag Princess Day 2022

Event date: 

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 3:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us in celebrating Paper Bag Princess Day - Saturday, March 5, 2022!!!

We'll be giving away loads of fun stuff all day (while supplies last) including:

♕ “I am a paper bag princess!” sticker sheets

♕  Paper crowns

♕ Princess Elizabeth temporary tattoos

♕ Paper Bag Princess Day and Week bookmarks

At 1:00 p.m., Octavia Book co-owner Judith Lafitte will give a dramatic reading.

And now for something very special, click here to see author Robert Munsch telling the story to his daughter and granddaughter.

WHEN I WAS AN ALLIGATOR - A Conversation with Author Gayle Webre and Illustrator Drew Beech

Event date: 

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

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Please join us for a special Zoom conversation with children's book author Gayle Webre and illustrator Drew Beech featuring their new children's book, WHEN I WAS AN ALLIGATOR, published by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

Follow a curious Cajun kid as she magically and mysteriously transforms into a series of wetlands creatures, including a tree frog, a heron, a catfish, and even a mosquito! Along the way, each animal reveals something of its habits and habitat. With fun language, page-turning onomatopoeia, and charming art, WHEN I WAS AN ALLIGATOR is a playful and informative exploration of Louisiana’s treasured coastal wetlands.

This event is recommended for adults and children too (ages 99 to 4).

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.

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.

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