Children's Book Event

Alex Beard - THE LYING KING

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us to celebrate the launch of  painter-author-illustrator Alex Beard's new picture book, THE LYING KING.


Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli?

For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages.

 

Alex Beard is an artist and author. His studio is on Magazine Street, not far from Octavia Books; and he lives in the Garden District in The Pink Elephant with his wife and two children, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, a hedgehog, and a pair of finches.

Storytime with Dr. Meg Marino - Chepecho and Her Clippity Flappity Floppity Friends

Event date: 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for the inaguaral weekend afternoon storytime featuring author and pediatrician Meg Marino presenting her new picture book, Chepecho and Her Clippity Flappity Floppity Friends. As a special treat, she is bringing her ukulele to perform some of her original children’s songs.

Chepecho is different from the other animals because she has hooves, wings, and a fishtail. She wants to play with the horses, the birds, and the sea lions, but the other animals are afraid of each other. They only see their differences. Can Chepecho help them see how similar they are?

Susan Eaddy - POPPY'S BEST BABIES

Event date: 

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an interactive reading and booksigning with children's picture book author Susan Eaddy featuring her new book, POPPY'S BEST BABIES. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

Poppy, the little rabbit with a big personality, has a BIG problem: new baby twins!

Poppy is thrilled when her grandmother comes to help with the new babies. But when the twins keep GeeGee too busy to play, Poppy's jealousy spirals out of control. After some thinking time, Poppy finds a way to use her talent and creativity to welcome both her grandmother and her little sisters.

An honest and heartwarming look at sibling rivalry, and readers will identify with Poppy as she struggles with sibling rivalry--and cheer when her big heart helps her overcome her negative feelings.

 

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.

 

Elise Gravel - THE MUSHROOM FAN CLUB

Event date: 

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us when author/illustrator Elise Gravel presents her fun new book, THE MUSHROOM FAN CLUB, and leads a mushroom drawing session at Octavia Books!

Elise Gravel explores the science of some of nature's weirdest and wildest characters—mushrooms! While the beautiful coral mushroom looks like it belongs under the sea, the peculiar lactarius indigo may be better suited for outer space. From the fun-to-stomp puffballs to the prince of the stinkers—the stinkhorn mushroom—and the musically inclined chanterelles, Gravel shares her knowledge of this fascinating kingdom by bringing each species to life in full felt-tip marker glory.

THE MUSHROOM FAN CLUB promises to inspire kids to look more closely at the world around them and seek out all of life’s little treasures, stinky or not!

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