Children's Picture Book Event

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.

Corinna Luyken - THE BOOK OF MISTAKES

Event date: 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Event address: 

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

Come meet Corinna Luyken, children's author and illustrator of THE BOOK OF MISTAKES.

Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable debut about the creative process, and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into inspiration

One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake.

The weird cat-cow-frog thing? Well, it made an excellent bush.

And the inky smudges…they look as though they always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky.

And so goes The Book of Mistakes—a journey told in minimal, playful text that takes readers through an artist’s idea and the many mistakes she makes while she creates.

Leslie Helakoski - READY OR NOT, WOOLBUR GOES TO SCHOOL!

Event date: 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come meed children's books author and illustrator Leslie Helakoski while she reads and signs her new book, READY OR NOT, WOOLBUR GOES TO SCHOOL, along with some older favorites.

In his second book, the excited and friendly sheep Woolbur is on his way to school. Get ready!

Today is Woolbur’s first day of school. He’s happy, he’s excited, and his wool is woolier than ever. Maa and Paa worry that their little sheep shouldn’t go out on his own. But with his cheerful spirit, Woolbur proves that he was born ready! The real question is: Will school be ready for Woolbur…?

A book about standing out from the crowd and taking on new challenges, Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School! glows with humor and is full of heart. This is a sure win for Woolbur fans and new audiences alike.

Children's Picture Book Authors Josh Funk, Lisa Judge, Miranda Paul, Baptiste Paul, and Camille Andros

Event date: 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please come meet this amazing group of children's picture book authors -  Lita Judge, Miranda Paul, Baptiste Paul, Camille Andros, and Josh Funk  - as they read and sign their newest books when they visit Octavia Books.

 

Connie Collins Morgan - THE RUNAWAY BEIGNET

Event date: 

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 2:30pm

Event address: 

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

The Runaway BeignetPlease join us for a storytime reading and signing with children's book author Connie Collins Morgan featuring THE RUNAWAY BEIGNET and other books.

In the heart of New Orleans lived an old baker named Marcel who made the most delicious beignets in the entire city. While his heart is filled with kindness, his home is cold and lonely. To repay some gratitude, a mysterious stranger grants Marcel a wish with his magic bag of sugar in this Louisiana-flavored retelling of a classic tale. Out of the sugared pastry pops the beignet boy with a penchant for trouble, who zips from Canal Street through Jackson Square and the French Market. His hilarious antics, a smattering of French phrases, and New Orleans cultural icons scattered like powdered sugar on the deliciously re-spun story will delight readers of all ages.

Johnette Downing and Heather Stanley - MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS - launch

Event date: 

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for the book launch party celebrating the release of author Johnette Downing's and illustrator Heather Stanley's fun new children's picture book, MADEMOISELLE GRANDS DOIGTS. Come by for a book reading and illustration talk and enjoy sweet treats, coloring sheets and crafts.

Jennifer Adams - BabyLit

Event date: 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an afternoon presentation and signing with children's book author Jennifer Adams featuring her fantastic BabyLit series, including her just released. THE NUTCRACKER: A BabyLit Dancing Primer - this board book features soldiers marching, mice prancing, snowflakes swirling, dolls bending, and buffoons skipping as a way to introduce basic movement terms to babies and toddlers.

Marita Gentry - THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL - book launch

Event date: 

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:30pm

Event address: 

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

Much-beloved children’s book author and friend Dianne de Las Casas tragically died just a few days before this book was published. We will fondly remember Dianne when illustrator Marita Gentry comes to present and sign the book they created together. THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL is a sequel to Dianne and Marita’s CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY which they launched at Octavia Books eight years ago. Join us in celebration and remembrance.

“You can’t catch us—we’re buttermilk and cayenne!”

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