Middle Grade 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?)

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.

 

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

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

Kathryn Lasky - BEARS OF THE ICE

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an after school reading and signing with Newberry Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky featuring her middle-grade readers BEARS OF THE ICE series - THE QUEST OF THE CUBS (Book 1)  and its just released sequel, THE DEN OF THE FOREST FOREVER.

Two cubs. One incredible arctic adventure

Jo Watson Hackl - SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

You must join us for a special afternoon reading and booksigning with middle grade children's book author Jo Watson Hackl featuring SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF MAYBE.

A Mississippi ghost town and an art mystery combine in this gorgeously written debut

How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?

All her life, Cricket’s mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama’s run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.

Michael Fry - HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN: BORN TO BE GOOD

Event date: 

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:30pm

Event address: 

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

We had such a blast with middle grade book author and cartoonist Michael Fry last time, that he is coming back with his new books, HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN: BORN TO BE BAD GOOD for a special after-school reading and signing. You must not miss this.

A sequel has never been this good...at being bad! In this highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling How to Be a Supervillain, Victor Spoil must save the world from an evil scheme to enslave the superheroes and villains--to his parents' utter disappointment.

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