Children's Picture Book Event

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!”

Dan Santat - AFTER THE FALL (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 3:45pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for a super special after-school booksigning with the one and only Caldecot Medal-winning Dan Santat when he comes to Octavia Books as his the first tour stop  for his new book AFTER THE FALL (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again).

From the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

Josh Funk -THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH

Event date: 

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

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

"Uncle,” Croissant said, “the fridge is in trouble!
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!
I’m the last hope or the fridge will be lost!
Help me or else we’ll be cooked, served, and sauced.”

Josh Funk, children's picture book author of staff favorite Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, comes to Octavia for THE CASE OF THE STINKY STENCH.

There’s a stinky stench in the fridge—and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast’s nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast—there’s even an actual red herring—this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!

Yvette Landry - MADAME GRAND DOIGT

Event date: 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, LA 70125

Grammy-nominated Louisiana musician Yvette Landry entertains with music and a reading from her new children's book, MADAME GRAND DOIGT - a spine-chilling children’s story, brilliantly illustrated and steeped in Cajun tradition.

Marie’s Grandmother Viola always told her stories. Her favorite was of a strange old woman named Madame Grand Doigt (Ma-dahm Grahn Dwah). Legend is, she drifted in the attics of families with children. At night, her long, bony fingers would slink down through the rafters and snatch up any kid who was not doing as told.

“What does she do with the kids once she grabs them?” Marie would ask.

Grandmother Viola never answered.

Mike Curato - LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FUN (meet-and-greet!)

Event date: 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:30pm

Event address: 

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

Mike Curato will stop by the store for a meet-and-greet! Come meet the author of LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG FUN.

In this third story of Little Elliot and Mouse, the friends head off in search of adventure . . . and lots of fun 

Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, and his friend Mouse go to the amusement park to see the sights and ride the rides water chutes, roller coasters, carousels, and more. But Elliot isn't having much fun the rides are too wet, too fast, too dizzy, and just plain too scary until Mouse figures out a way to help him overcome his fears. Together, Mouse and Little Elliot can do anything.

 

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