Middle Grade Children's Book event

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.

 

Max Brallier - THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH AND THE MIDNIGHT

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 monring event. Not only will the star-studded Netflix Original animated series premieres the same day the book is being released, just 12 days before our event, but Max will touring in 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

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.

Blue Balliett - OUT OF THE WILD NIGHT

Event date: 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

I love to hand over big, controversial ideas to kids – ideas that might make a person of any age stop and wonder.”
—Blue Balliett

Please join us for a reading and signing with New York Times bestselling and award-winning children's book author Blue Balliett featuring her new book, OUT OF THE WILD NIGHT, an unforgettable story about an island haunted by the past … and the ghosts who must help with the present.

Ghosts are alive on the island of Nantucket. You can hear them in the wind, and in the creaks of the old homes. They want to be remembered. And, even more, they want to protect what was once theirs.

Erin Entrada Kelly - YOU GO FIRST

Event date: 

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us when 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly, HELLO, UNIVERSE, visits Octavia Books with YOU GO FIRST, an engaging exploration of family, bullying, spelling, art, and the ever-complicated world of middle school friendships. We are also very excited to be taking Erin to three schools throughout the day.

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