Children's Book Event

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!

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.

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.

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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